The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Quality Analyst
Rank 562 542 543
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Analyst 32 28 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.055% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.059% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 33
Average daily rate
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£250 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £161 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £331 £250
% change year-on-year
-36.60% +32.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - £19.00
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50521 47308 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.54% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30608 27726 29859
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2123 2716
Average hourly rate £16.58 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 31 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Quality Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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 -23 31 £250 -28.57% 6
London +16 16 £400 +10.26% 4
South East -1 9 £205 -48.75%
Yorkshire +4 3 £425 +36.00%
West Yorkshire +3 3 £425 +36.00%
West Midlands - 2 - -
Berkshire +3 1 £275 -31.25%
Scotland -20 1 £325 -
East of England -21 1 - -
Hammersmith - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 2
Wales - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Kent - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Harrow - - - -

Quality Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 36 (47.37%) QA
2 34 (44.74%) SQL
3 31 (40.79%) Data Quality
4 18 (23.68%) MS Excel
4 18 (23.68%) NHS
5 17 (22.37%) Finance
5 17 (22.37%) Oracle
6 12 (15.79%) Test Scripting
7 10 (13.16%) Information Governance
8 9 (11.84%) Cucumber
8 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
8 9 (11.84%) VB
8 9 (11.84%) Test Automation
8 9 (11.84%) Selenium
9 8 (10.53%) XML
9 8 (10.53%) ISEB
10 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
10 7 (9.21%) Ruby
10 7 (9.21%) ISTQB
10 7 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (7.89%) Test Management
11 6 (7.89%) HP
11 6 (7.89%) Telecoms
11 6 (7.89%) MS Office
11 6 (7.89%) VBA
11 6 (7.89%) Java
12 5 (6.58%) .NET
12 5 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (6.58%) Quality Management

Quality Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.95%) Confluence
2 3 (3.95%) Node.js
Applications
1 18 (23.68%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.89%) MS Office
3 5 (6.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.26%) IntelliMatch
2 2 (2.63%) Summit
3 1 (1.32%) MultiFonds
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.63%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.63%) QlikView
4 1 (1.32%) Big Data
4 1 (1.32%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.32%) BODI
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Selenium
1 9 (11.84%) Cucumber
2 4 (5.26%) WATIR
2 4 (5.26%) Sahi
2 4 (5.26%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.95%) TestPartner
3 3 (3.95%) JIRA
3 3 (3.95%) Capybara
3 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.32%) RIATest
4 1 (1.32%) ERwin
4 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.32%) TestDirector
General
1 17 (22.37%) Finance
2 6 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.58%) Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Marketing
4 3 (3.95%) Front Office
5 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.32%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) XML
2 5 (6.58%) .NET
3 4 (5.26%) Web Services
4 3 (3.95%) HTML
4 3 (3.95%) Mustache
4 3 (3.95%) Sass
5 2 (2.63%) CSS
6 1 (1.32%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.32%) HTML5
6 1 (1.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (1.32%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.68%) NHS
2 4 (5.26%) Derivative
2 4 (5.26%) Open Source
3 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.32%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.95%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.79%) Test Scripting
2 10 (13.16%) Information Governance
3 9 (11.84%) Test Automation
4 7 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (7.89%) Test Management
6 5 (6.58%) Test Strategy
6 5 (6.58%) BDD
6 5 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (6.58%) Quality Management
6 5 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.58%) TDD
6 5 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.26%) Software Testing
7 4 (5.26%) Business Analysis
7 4 (5.26%) Risk Management
7 4 (5.26%) Workflow
7 4 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.95%) Scrum
8 3 (3.95%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 34 (44.74%) SQL
2 9 (11.84%) VB
3 7 (9.21%) Ruby
4 6 (7.89%) VBA
4 6 (7.89%) Java
5 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) ISEB
2 7 (9.21%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (3.95%) Degree
4 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.63%) MOS
5 2 (2.63%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (47.37%) QA
2 31 (40.79%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.63%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.32%) MiFID
4 1 (1.32%) Basel III
4 1 (1.32%) EMIR
4 1 (1.32%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (22.37%) Oracle
2 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.89%) HP
4 4 (5.26%) Business Objects
4 4 (5.26%) Talend
4 4 (5.26%) Datanomic
5 2 (2.63%) Trillium
5 2 (2.63%) IBM
6 1 (1.32%) SAP
6 1 (1.32%) Sybase
6 1 (1.32%) Informatica
6 1 (1.32%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.32%) Teradata