The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior QA Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
UK
Rank 589 604 606
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior QA Analyst 4 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.016% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.017% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 5
Median daily rate £453 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% +9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £308 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £535 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £313 £363
% change year-on-year
+32.40% -13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
42518 47379 47264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.78% 94.76% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27667 30205 29656
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1495 1737 1864
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Senior QA Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior QA Analyst in the job title.

Senior QA Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior QA Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior QA Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior QA Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior QA Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Senior QA Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior QA Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Senior QA Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior QA Analyst
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior QA Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 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 +17 3 £501 +20.78% 3
London +2 2 £550 +4.76% 3
Edinburgh - 1 £375 -
Scotland - 1 £375 -
Blackpool - 1 £453 -
Lancashire - 1 £453 -
North West - 1 £453 -

Senior QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, Senior 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 featuring Senior QA Analyst in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (71.43%) Selenium
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
4 3 (42.86%) BDD
5 2 (28.57%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Test Management
5 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) User Stories
5 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) TDD
6 1 (14.29%) JIRA
6 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Banking
6 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
6 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
6 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 1 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (14.29%) Derivative
6 1 (14.29%) Marketing
6 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
6 1 (14.29%) SAP

Senior QA 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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
3 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) JMeter
3 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
3 1 (14.29%) NeoLoad
3 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Front Office
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) BDD
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) API Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Coaching
4 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Kanban
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Compuware
1 1 (14.29%) Empirix
1 1 (14.29%) SAP