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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Analyst
Rank 577 631 608
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Analyst 43 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.047% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.050% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 21 16
Median daily rate £370 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.53% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £315 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.51 £22.50 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.49 £22.50 £23.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +15.38%

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
46798 52479 53703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30588 33428 33908
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2035 2195
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +26 42 £360 -15.31% 6
London 0 21 £375 -25.00% 2
West Midlands -6 7 £343 -11.61%
South East +29 5 £372 - 2
Yorkshire +24 3 £338 -
Leeds +18 3 £338 -
West Yorkshire +15 3 £338 -
Warwickshire -2 3 £350 -9.67%
South West +12 2 £363 +3.57%
Nottingham -1 2 £275 -15.38%
Warwick -2 2 £346 -10.64%
Nottinghamshire -3 2 £275 -15.38%
East Midlands -6 2 £275 -38.88% 1
Birmingham - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £301 -
West Sussex - 2 £370 - 1
Scotland +13 1 £450 +52.54%
Devon +7 1 £300 -14.28%
North West +6 1 £400 +139.52%
Berkshire +5 1 - -
Exeter -1 1 £300 -14.28%
City of London -2 1 £375 -28.57% 1
North East - 1 £400 -
Hampshire - 1 £375 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £450 -
Andover - 1 £375 -
Swindon - 1 £425 -
Burgess Hill - 1 - -
Worthing - 1 £370 -
Wiltshire - 1 £425 -

Quality Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 35 (49.30%) Data Quality
2 33 (46.48%) QA
3 19 (26.76%) SQL
4 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (21.13%) Data Analysis
6 13 (18.31%) Selenium
7 12 (16.90%) TDD
7 12 (16.90%) BDD
8 11 (15.49%) Cucumber
8 11 (15.49%) Data Management
8 11 (15.49%) Finance
9 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
10 9 (12.68%) Data Modelling
10 9 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (12.68%) User Stories
11 8 (11.27%) Exploratory Testing
11 8 (11.27%) Solvency II
11 8 (11.27%) SpecFlow
11 8 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (11.27%) Test Automation
11 8 (11.27%) Regression Testing
12 7 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (9.86%) Publishing
12 7 (9.86%) API Testing
13 6 (8.45%) Performance Testing
13 6 (8.45%) Banking
13 6 (8.45%) Automated Testing
13 6 (8.45%) Quality Management
13 6 (8.45%) MS Excel
13 6 (8.45%) CRM

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 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.82%) SAS
3 1 (1.41%) Confluence
3 1 (1.41%) OpenROAD
3 1 (1.41%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.04%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (4.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.82%) MS Office
5 1 (1.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.23%) Lorenzo
3 2 (2.82%) Eagle PACE
3 2 (2.82%) Markit EDM
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.41%) TrackWise
4 1 (1.41%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) HTTP
1 2 (2.82%) MQTT
1 2 (2.82%) RTSP
2 1 (1.41%) Internet
2 1 (1.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (5.63%) IBM InfoSphere
2 3 (4.23%) DB2
3 2 (2.82%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (1.41%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.41%) MS Access
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.41%) QlikView
4 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.41%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (18.31%) Selenium
2 11 (15.49%) Cucumber
3 8 (11.27%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.41%) Gatling
5 1 (1.41%) JBehave
5 1 (1.41%) JIRA
5 1 (1.41%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.41%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.41%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.41%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (15.49%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Publishing
3 6 (8.45%) Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.82%) Marketing
4 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.41%) Electronics
5 1 (1.41%) Finnish Language
5 1 (1.41%) Games
5 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Law
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) .NET
2 3 (4.23%) JSON
3 2 (2.82%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.82%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.82%) HTML
3 2 (2.82%) Kafka
3 2 (2.82%) Protocol Buffers
3 2 (2.82%) XML
4 1 (1.41%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.41%) SAP CO-PA
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.23%) NHS
3 2 (2.82%) Statistics
3 2 (2.82%) User Experience
3 2 (2.82%) Video on Demand
3 2 (2.82%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.41%) Chemistry
4 1 (1.41%) LIMS
4 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.41%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.41%) Social Media
4 1 (1.41%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.23%) Windows
2 2 (2.82%) Android
2 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (21.13%) Data Analysis
3 12 (16.90%) BDD
3 12 (16.90%) TDD
4 11 (15.49%) Data Management
5 9 (12.68%) Data Modelling
5 9 (12.68%) User Stories
6 8 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (11.27%) Exploratory Testing
6 8 (11.27%) Regression Testing
6 8 (11.27%) Test Automation
7 7 (9.86%) API Testing
7 7 (9.86%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (8.45%) Automated Testing
8 6 (8.45%) CRM
8 6 (8.45%) Performance Testing
8 6 (8.45%) Quality Management
9 5 (7.04%) Master Data Management
9 5 (7.04%) Migration
9 5 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.76%) SQL
2 6 (8.45%) Java
3 3 (4.23%) Python
4 2 (2.82%) C
4 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.41%) C#
5 1 (1.41%) F#
5 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (7.04%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.63%) Degree
2 4 (5.63%) ISEB
3 3 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (49.30%) Data Quality
2 33 (46.48%) QA
3 8 (11.27%) Solvency II
4 4 (5.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (2.82%) SDET
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.45%) Oracle
2 6 (8.45%) Sybase
3 4 (5.63%) Informatica
3 4 (5.63%) SAP
3 4 (5.63%) Trillium
4 3 (4.23%) Bloomberg
4 3 (4.23%) DataFlux
5 2 (2.82%) IBM
5 2 (2.82%) SimCorp
6 1 (1.41%) CA
6 1 (1.41%) OpenText
6 1 (1.41%) ServiceNow
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