The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Wales region that had QA Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Analyst
Rank 51 - 77
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 14 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.14% - 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% - 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 2
Median daily rate £423 - £351
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £285
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.00 -
QA Analyst
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region. 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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
643 838 745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 98.17% 96.10% 96.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 599 508
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 52 26
Median hourly rate £12.38 £11.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £21.00 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Wales region that featured QA Analyst in the job title.

QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

QA Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Analyst across the Wales region.

QA Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Wales

QA Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Analyst across the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

QA Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

QA Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
South Wales - 13 £423 -
QA Analyst
UK

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, QA 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 across the Wales region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (85.71%) Selenium
2 12 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 11 (78.57%) BDD
3 11 (78.57%) User Stories
3 11 (78.57%) API Testing
3 11 (78.57%) TDD
4 10 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (71.43%) SpecFlow
4 10 (71.43%) Cucumber
5 9 (64.29%) Performance Testing
5 9 (64.29%) Exploratory Testing
6 7 (50.00%) Publishing
7 3 (21.43%) Finance
8 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
9 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
9 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
9 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (7.14%) Data Analytics
9 1 (7.14%) Analytics
9 1 (7.14%) DevOps
9 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
9 1 (7.14%) User Experience
9 1 (7.14%) Front End Development
9 1 (7.14%) Fintech

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (85.71%) Selenium
2 10 (71.43%) Cucumber
2 10 (71.43%) SpecFlow
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
3 1 (7.14%) JUnit
3 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (50.00%) Publishing
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Fintech
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 11 (78.57%) API Testing
3 11 (78.57%) BDD
3 11 (78.57%) TDD
3 11 (78.57%) User Stories
4 10 (71.43%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (64.29%) Exploratory Testing
5 9 (64.29%) Performance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Kanban
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
6 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland