Period
to 24 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £290 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance Analyst
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.43% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Chester median daily rate £290 - -
Cheshire median daily rate £290 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Chester
Contract vacancies in Chester with a recognized job title 229 209 313
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.86% 93.72% 96.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 175 246
Chester median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £229 £192 £236
90th Percentile £489 £481 £488
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 29
Chester median hourly rate £16.75 £16.08 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.20% -5.44% -7.81%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.58 £13.25
90th Percentile £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £19.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -25.64% +30.00% -13.04%

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings that featured QA Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in Chester

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Analyst in Chester

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 10 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, QA Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Chester region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) BDD

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) NUnit
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA