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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Analyst
UK
Rank 541 599 557
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Analyst 46 31 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.062% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.065% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 23 30
Median daily rate £375 £425 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £161 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £295 £325
% change year-on-year
+35.59% -9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.51 £22.50 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.49 £22.50 £22.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +25.00%

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
42508 47354 48039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.75% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27665 30191 30170
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1501 1736 1893
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 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 30 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 23 January 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 +45 43 £375 -16.66% 9
London +15 23 £338 -32.50% 7
South East +26 9 £500 - 1
Berkshire +23 3 - -
West Yorkshire +16 3 £338 -
Leeds +12 3 £338 -
Yorkshire +12 3 £338 -
South West - 3 £425 -
West Midlands - 3 £455 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £103 -
West Sussex - 2 £435 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £550 -
County Antrim - 2 £103 -
Belfast - 2 £103 -
Birmingham - 2 - -
North West +27 1 £400 +139.52%
Scotland +24 1 £450 +52.54%
City of London -7 1 £325 +2.36% 2
North East - 1 £400 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £400 -
Corsham - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £450 -
Exeter - 1 £300 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £400 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £400 -
Swindon - 1 £550 -
Worthing - 1 £370 -
Andover - 1 £375 -
Devon - 1 £300 -

Quality Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 40 (52.63%) Data Quality
2 34 (44.74%) QA
3 21 (27.63%) Data Analysis
4 20 (26.32%) SQL
5 17 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (17.11%) Finance
6 13 (17.11%) Data Management
6 13 (17.11%) Selenium
7 11 (14.47%) Cucumber
7 11 (14.47%) TDD
8 10 (13.16%) BDD
8 10 (13.16%) Solvency II
9 9 (11.84%) User Stories
9 9 (11.84%) MS Excel
9 9 (11.84%) Banking
10 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
10 8 (10.53%) Sybase
10 8 (10.53%) Exploratory Testing
10 8 (10.53%) SpecFlow
10 8 (10.53%) Test Automation
11 7 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (9.21%) Master Data Management
11 7 (9.21%) API Testing
11 7 (9.21%) Data Modelling
11 7 (9.21%) Regression Testing
11 7 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (9.21%) Publishing
12 6 (7.89%) Automated Testing
12 6 (7.89%) Quality Management

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 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.63%) SAS
3 1 (1.32%) Confluence
3 1 (1.32%) OpenROAD
3 1 (1.32%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 9 (11.84%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.58%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (6.58%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (3.95%) MS Office
4 1 (1.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.63%) Eagle PACE
1 2 (2.63%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.32%) Lorenzo
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.32%) TrackWise
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) HTTP
1 2 (2.63%) MQTT
1 2 (2.63%) RTSP
2 1 (1.32%) Internet
2 1 (1.32%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.95%) DB2
2 3 (3.95%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.63%) QlikView
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.32%) MS Access
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.32%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (17.11%) Selenium
2 11 (14.47%) Cucumber
3 8 (10.53%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.32%) Gatling
5 1 (1.32%) JIRA
5 1 (1.32%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.32%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.32%) TestComplete
General
1 13 (17.11%) Finance
2 9 (11.84%) Banking
3 7 (9.21%) Publishing
4 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Legal
4 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.32%) Billing
5 1 (1.32%) Finnish Language
5 1 (1.32%) Games
5 1 (1.32%) Law
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) .NET
2 3 (3.95%) JSON
3 2 (2.63%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.63%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.63%) Kafka
3 2 (2.63%) Protocol Buffers
3 2 (2.63%) XML
4 1 (1.32%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.32%) HTML
4 1 (1.32%) SAP CO-PA
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.95%) NHS
2 3 (3.95%) Visualisation
3 2 (2.63%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (2.63%) User Experience
3 2 (2.63%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.32%) Chemistry
4 1 (1.32%) LIMS
4 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.32%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.32%) Social Media
4 1 (1.32%) Statistics
4 1 (1.32%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.95%) Windows
2 2 (2.63%) Android
2 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.63%) Data Analysis
2 17 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (17.11%) Data Management
4 11 (14.47%) TDD
5 10 (13.16%) BDD
6 9 (11.84%) User Stories
7 8 (10.53%) Exploratory Testing
7 8 (10.53%) Test Automation
8 7 (9.21%) API Testing
8 7 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (9.21%) Data Modelling
8 7 (9.21%) Master Data Management
8 7 (9.21%) Regression Testing
8 7 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (7.89%) Automated Testing
9 6 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (7.89%) Performance Testing
9 6 (7.89%) Quality Management
10 5 (6.58%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (6.58%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.32%) SQL
2 6 (7.89%) Java
3 3 (3.95%) Python
4 2 (2.63%) C
4 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.32%) C#
5 1 (1.32%) F#
5 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (3.95%) Degree
1 3 (3.95%) ISTQB
1 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.63%) ISEB
2 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (52.63%) Data Quality
2 34 (44.74%) QA
3 10 (13.16%) Solvency II
4 4 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (2.63%) SDET
Vendors
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
1 8 (10.53%) Sybase
2 5 (6.58%) Oracle
3 4 (5.26%) Informatica
3 4 (5.26%) Trillium
4 3 (3.95%) Bloomberg
4 3 (3.95%) IBM
4 3 (3.95%) SAP
5 2 (2.63%) DataFlux
5 2 (2.63%) SimCorp
6 1 (1.32%) OpenText
6 1 (1.32%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.32%) Tableau
6 1 (1.32%) Talend