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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Analyst
Rank 615 609 595
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Analyst 29 46 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.080% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.084% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 36 21
Median daily rate £388 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £305 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £210
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +83.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Median hourly rate £60.92 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £99.00 - £15.00

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
51209 54594 53300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33381 34715 32174
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1644 2049 2080
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 29 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Quality Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2016.

Quality Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Quality Analyst
Top 24 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 29 August 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 -11 24 £375 - 5
London -17 12 £375 - 1
Wales - 5 £425 -
South Wales - 5 £425 -
South East +5 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 £250 - 1
Newport - 3 £425 -
City of London +18 2 £325 -13.33% 1
North West +11 2 - - 1
South West +3 2 £275 -11.29%
Manchester -3 2 - - 1
Nottingham - 2 £250 -
West Midlands - 2 £348 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £250 -
Devon +6 1 £150 -54.54%
Exeter -2 1 £150 -54.54%
Northampton - 1 £400 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £400 -
Burgess Hill - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £400 -
Bristol - 1 £400 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £295 -
Warwickshire - 1 £400 -

Quality Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 30 (49.18%) QA
2 26 (42.62%) Data Quality
3 15 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (19.67%) Finance
4 12 (19.67%) SQL
4 12 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (18.03%) Data Governance
5 11 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (16.39%) Exploratory Testing
6 10 (16.39%) Data Management
7 9 (14.75%) TDD
7 9 (14.75%) Banking
7 9 (14.75%) Trillium
7 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
7 9 (14.75%) BDD
8 8 (13.11%) Test Automation
8 8 (13.11%) Cucumber
8 8 (13.11%) Oracle
8 8 (13.11%) Selenium
9 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
9 7 (11.48%) Informatica
9 7 (11.48%) User Stories
10 6 (9.84%) Jenkins
10 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
10 6 (9.84%) Regression Testing
11 5 (8.20%) Six Sigma
11 5 (8.20%) Java
11 5 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (8.20%) Data Modelling
11 5 (8.20%) DataFlux

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 (6.56%) SAS
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.64%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Office
1 3 (4.92%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.64%) MS Project
3 1 (1.64%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.28%) Lorenzo
2 1 (1.64%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (1.64%) HFM
2 1 (1.64%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (1.64%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.64%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.64%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.64%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.64%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) HTTP
1 2 (3.28%) MQTT
1 2 (3.28%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.92%) Big Data
2 3 (4.92%) Data Mining
2 3 (4.92%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.92%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (3.28%) DB2
3 2 (3.28%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Cucumber
1 8 (13.11%) Selenium
2 6 (9.84%) Jenkins
3 5 (8.20%) SpecFlow
4 3 (4.92%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.64%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.64%) JBehave
5 1 (1.64%) JIRA
5 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.64%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (19.67%) Finance
2 9 (14.75%) Banking
3 5 (8.20%) Publishing
4 3 (4.92%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.28%) Marketing
6 1 (1.64%) Back Office
6 1 (1.64%) Electronics
6 1 (1.64%) Games
6 1 (1.64%) Retail
6 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) .NET
1 2 (3.28%) JSON
1 2 (3.28%) Kafka
1 2 (3.28%) Protocol Buffers
2 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.64%) HTML
2 1 (1.64%) Node.js
2 1 (1.64%) PostGIS
2 1 (1.64%) SOAP
2 1 (1.64%) Spring Boot
2 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.20%) User Experience
3 3 (4.92%) Biometrics
4 2 (3.28%) Credit Risk
4 2 (3.28%) NHS
4 2 (3.28%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (3.28%) Statistics
4 2 (3.28%) Video on Demand
4 2 (3.28%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.64%) Equities
5 1 (1.64%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.64%) Social Media
5 1 (1.64%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.64%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) Android
1 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (18.03%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (18.03%) Data Governance
3 10 (16.39%) Data Management
3 10 (16.39%) Exploratory Testing
4 9 (14.75%) BDD
4 9 (14.75%) TDD
5 8 (13.11%) Test Automation
6 7 (11.48%) User Stories
7 6 (9.84%) Regression Testing
8 5 (8.20%) API Testing
8 5 (8.20%) Automated Testing
8 5 (8.20%) Automation Testing
8 5 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (8.20%) Data Analysis
8 5 (8.20%) Data Modelling
8 5 (8.20%) Process Improvement
8 5 (8.20%) Six Sigma
8 5 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.67%) SQL
2 5 (8.20%) Java
3 2 (3.28%) C
3 2 (3.28%) Python
4 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) Degree
3 2 (3.28%) ISEB
3 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.64%) ACCA
4 1 (1.64%) CIMA
4 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (49.18%) QA
2 26 (42.62%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.28%) SDET
4 1 (1.64%) CRD IV
4 1 (1.64%) FINREP
4 1 (1.64%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Docker
2 1 (1.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle EDQ
2 3 (4.92%) Ansible
2 3 (4.92%) Puppet
3 1 (1.64%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) Trillium
2 8 (13.11%) Oracle
3 7 (11.48%) Informatica
3 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.20%) DataFlux
5 3 (4.92%) Atlassian
5 3 (4.92%) Hortonworks
6 2 (3.28%) SAP
7 1 (1.64%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.64%) CA
7 1 (1.64%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.64%) SimCorp