The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior QA Test 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 Senior QA Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Quality Assurance Test Analyst
Rank 589 597 562
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Senior QA Test Analyst 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.004% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £496 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £230
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Senior QA Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior QA Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior QA Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior QA Test Analyst within the UK.

Senior QA Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior QA Test Analyst
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior QA Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 17 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
London +7 4 - -
England -2 4 - - 1
Scotland - - - - 1
Torfaen - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Livingston - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
South East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -

Senior QA Test Analyst
Top 29 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior QA Test 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 Senior QA Test Analyst in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) ISEB
3 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) Sybase
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (60.00%) MSMQ
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 3 (60.00%) Analytics
3 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (40.00%) Markit EDM
4 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (40.00%) JIRA
4 2 (40.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) HP
5 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (20.00%) SOAP
5 1 (20.00%) Fund Management
5 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (20.00%) Data Transformation
5 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Investment Management

Senior QA Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior QA Test 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 Senior QA Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) MSMQ
2 2 (40.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Data Transformation
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Fund Management
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Sybase
2 2 (40.00%) HP