The table below looks at the statistics for the Quality Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Quality Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Quality Analyst
Rank 538 534 508
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Analyst 48 59 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.11% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.12% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 43 26
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£350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £462 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £210 £338
% change year-on-year
+72.61% -37.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +62.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +62.50%

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
51554 49982 43833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.36% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 31354 30067 25181
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2056 2247
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £17.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

Quality Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Quality Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 1 April 2015.

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 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Quality Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 1 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -19 45 £350 -12.50% 7
London -22 12 £319 -20.31% 2
North West -14 5 £328 +63.75% 1
City of London +8 4 £263 -34.37%
West Midlands -9 3 - - 2
Scotland -14 3 - -
South East - 3 £338 - 1
Glasgow - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £338 -
West Yorkshire -5 1 - -
Yorkshire -9 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £375 -
Newport - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Bingley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1
Torfaen - - - -

Quality Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Quality Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Quality Analyst in their job title.

1 58 (67.44%) Data Quality
2 25 (29.07%) SQL
3 23 (26.74%) QA
4 21 (24.42%) Migration
4 21 (24.42%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (19.77%) Data Governance
6 16 (18.60%) Finance
7 15 (17.44%) SAP
7 15 (17.44%) MS Excel
7 15 (17.44%) Microsoft
7 15 (17.44%) Data Migration
8 14 (16.28%) Banking
9 11 (12.79%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (12.79%) Data Modelling
10 10 (11.63%) SQL Server
10 10 (11.63%) Quality Management
10 10 (11.63%) Selenium
11 9 (10.47%) Data Management
11 9 (10.47%) Validation
11 9 (10.47%) Oracle
11 9 (10.47%) Trillium
12 8 (9.30%) SharePoint
12 8 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (9.30%) Data Cleansing
12 8 (9.30%) WebDriver
13 7 (8.14%) BDD
13 7 (8.14%) NHS
13 7 (8.14%) .NET
13 7 (8.14%) C#

Quality Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Quality Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Quality Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.49%) SAS
3 1 (1.16%) Node.js
3 1 (1.16%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 15 (17.44%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.98%) MS Office
2 6 (6.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.49%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.33%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) SAP HCM
1 3 (3.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.81%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (5.81%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.49%) SAP Data Services
3 3 (3.49%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.33%) Base SAS
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Power View
4 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.16%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (11.63%) Selenium
2 8 (9.30%) WebDriver
3 6 (6.98%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.16%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.16%) Sahi
5 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.16%) YouTrack
5 1 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.16%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.16%) LSMW
5 1 (1.16%) WATIR
5 1 (1.16%) JIRA
General
1 16 (18.60%) Finance
2 14 (16.28%) Banking
3 6 (6.98%) Retail
4 4 (4.65%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.65%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.49%) Electronics
5 3 (3.49%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.14%) .NET
2 5 (5.81%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.16%) Sass
3 1 (1.16%) Mustache
3 1 (1.16%) Web Services
3 1 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (24.42%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.14%) NHS
3 5 (5.81%) Data Structures
4 4 (4.65%) Visualisation
4 4 (4.65%) Data Extraction
5 3 (3.49%) Statistics
5 3 (3.49%) DTV
6 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.33%) Taxonomies
6 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.16%) Open Source
7 1 (1.16%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.16%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.16%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.42%) Migration
2 17 (19.77%) Data Governance
3 15 (17.44%) Data Migration
4 11 (12.79%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (12.79%) Data Modelling
5 10 (11.63%) Quality Management
6 9 (10.47%) Data Management
6 9 (10.47%) Validation
7 8 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (9.30%) Data Cleansing
8 7 (8.14%) BDD
9 6 (6.98%) Change Management
9 6 (6.98%) Data Analysis
10 5 (5.81%) Data Transformation
10 5 (5.81%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (5.81%) Test Scripting
10 5 (5.81%) ETL
11 4 (4.65%) PRINCE2
11 4 (4.65%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.07%) SQL
2 7 (8.14%) C#
3 6 (6.98%) Ruby
4 5 (5.81%) T-SQL
5 4 (4.65%) VB
6 3 (3.49%) VBA
6 3 (3.49%) Java
7 1 (1.16%) SAS Macro
7 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.98%) Degree
2 2 (2.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.16%) ISEB
3 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.16%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (67.44%) Data Quality
2 23 (26.74%) QA
3 3 (3.49%) Solvency II
3 3 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.49%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.33%) SLA
4 2 (2.33%) TickIT
5 1 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 15 (17.44%) SAP
1 15 (17.44%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.47%) Oracle
2 9 (10.47%) Trillium
3 7 (8.14%) Business Objects
4 6 (6.98%) DataFlux
5 1 (1.16%) Teradata
5 1 (1.16%) HP
5 1 (1.16%) Remedy