The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Quality Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Analyst
UK
Rank 559 590 559
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Analyst 35 39 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.075% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.079% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 28
Median daily rate £383 £360 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £275 £363
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -24.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £16.50 - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 - £18.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Quality Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Quality Analyst in the job title.

Quality Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Quality Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Quality Analyst within the UK.

Quality Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Quality Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Quality Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Quality Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Quality Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Quality Analyst within the UK.

Quality Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Quality Analyst
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Quality Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +42 33 £400 -3.03% 5
London +22 17 £375 -25.00% 3
South East +27 8 £500 +25.00% 2
North West +20 4 £170 -28.63%
Wiltshire - 3 £550 -
Cumbria - 3 £155 -
Berkshire - 3 - -
South West - 3 £550 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £103 -
Swindon - 2 £550 -
Carlisle - 2 £140 -
Belfast - 2 £103 -
County Antrim - 2 £103 -
Manchester +7 1 £400 +68.42%
Milton Keynes 0 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -3 1 - - 1
City of London -7 1 £325 +2.36%
Hammersmith - 1 £408 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £400 -
North East - 1 £400 -
Docklands, London - 1 £400 -
West Sussex - 1 £500 -
Surrey - 1 £500 -
Middlesex - 1 £500 -
Hampshire - 1 £375 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £400 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Corsham - 1 - -
Andover - 1 £375 -

Quality Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Quality Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Quality Analyst in the job title.

1 49 (63.64%) Data Quality
2 26 (33.77%) SQL
3 25 (32.47%) QA
4 24 (31.17%) Data Analysis
5 17 (22.08%) Data Management
6 16 (20.78%) Finance
7 15 (19.48%) MS Excel
8 14 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 10 (12.99%) Solvency II
10 10 (12.99%) Master Data Management
11 9 (11.69%) Data Modelling
11 9 (11.69%) Banking
12 8 (10.39%) Oracle
12 8 (10.39%) Sybase
12 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (9.09%) Selenium
13 7 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (7.79%) Validation
14 6 (7.79%) Migration
14 6 (7.79%) Informatica
14 6 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (7.79%) IBM
14 6 (7.79%) CRM
14 6 (7.79%) Cucumber
14 6 (7.79%) Information Governance
14 6 (7.79%) IBM InfoSphere
15 5 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
15 5 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (6.49%) MS Office

Quality Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.19%) SAS
2 2 (2.60%) Confluence
2 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.30%) OpenROAD
3 1 (1.30%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 15 (19.48%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.49%) MS Office
2 5 (6.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (5.19%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.60%) MS Project
5 1 (1.30%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.60%) Eagle PACE
1 2 (2.60%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.30%) Lorenzo
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.30%) TrackWise
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) HTTP
1 1 (1.30%) Internet
1 1 (1.30%) MQTT
1 1 (1.30%) NAS
1 1 (1.30%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) IBM InfoSphere
2 5 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.90%) Data Mining
4 3 (3.90%) DB2
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.90%) QlikView
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.30%) MS Access
6 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.30%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Selenium
2 6 (7.79%) Cucumber
3 4 (5.19%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (3.90%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.60%) JIRA
6 1 (1.30%) Gatling
6 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.30%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.30%) TestComplete
General
1 16 (20.78%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Banking
3 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.60%) Billing
4 2 (2.60%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Legal
4 2 (2.60%) Publishing
5 1 (1.30%) Advertising
5 1 (1.30%) Finnish Language
5 1 (1.30%) French Language
5 1 (1.30%) Games
5 1 (1.30%) Law
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.30%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) .NET
2 2 (2.60%) Gherkin
2 2 (2.60%) JSON
2 2 (2.60%) XML
3 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.30%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.30%) HTML
3 1 (1.30%) Kafka
3 1 (1.30%) Protocol Buffers
3 1 (1.30%) SAP CO-PA
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.49%) NHS
3 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.60%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.30%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.30%) LIMS
4 1 (1.30%) User Experience
4 1 (1.30%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.90%) Windows
2 1 (1.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.17%) Data Analysis
2 17 (22.08%) Data Management
3 14 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (12.99%) Master Data Management
5 9 (11.69%) Data Modelling
6 7 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (7.79%) CRM
7 6 (7.79%) Information Governance
7 6 (7.79%) Migration
7 6 (7.79%) Validation
8 5 (6.49%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (6.49%) Project Management
8 5 (6.49%) Quality Management
8 5 (6.49%) Regression Testing
9 4 (5.19%) Automated Testing
9 4 (5.19%) Data Governance
9 4 (5.19%) ETL
9 4 (5.19%) Information Management
9 4 (5.19%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.77%) SQL
2 4 (5.19%) Java
3 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.60%) Python
4 1 (1.30%) C
4 1 (1.30%) C#
4 1 (1.30%) F#
4 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (6.49%) Degree
2 3 (3.90%) ISEB
2 3 (3.90%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (63.64%) Data Quality
2 25 (32.47%) QA
3 10 (12.99%) Solvency II
4 2 (2.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.30%) SDET
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.39%) Oracle
2 8 (10.39%) Sybase
3 6 (7.79%) IBM
3 6 (7.79%) Informatica
4 4 (5.19%) Talend
4 4 (5.19%) Trillium
5 3 (3.90%) Bloomberg
5 3 (3.90%) DataFlux
5 3 (3.90%) SAP
6 2 (2.60%) SimCorp
7 1 (1.30%) Civica
7 1 (1.30%) Compaq
7 1 (1.30%) HP
7 1 (1.30%) OpenText
7 1 (1.30%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.30%) Tableau