Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 January 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 242 221 226
Rank change year-on-year -21 +5 +45
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 10 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.14% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.20% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 11
City of London median daily rate £300 £438 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.43% +12.90% -12.68%
10th Percentile £275 £339 £263
90th Percentile £335 £536 £525
Central London median daily rate £375 £345 £388
% change year-on-year +8.70% -10.97% -11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,719 5,893 6,656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.24% 95.51% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,340 4,677 5,250
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +5.14%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 67 99
City of London median hourly rate £16.75 £17.89 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.35% -10.53% +17.59%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.84 £11.90
90th Percentile £30.93 £55.00 £41.35
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.13 £19.50
% change year-on-year +5.69% -12.18% +18.18%

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in the City of London

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Analyst in the City of London

QA Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Analyst in the City of London

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 City of London region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) BDD
3 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (60.00%) Selenium
4 5 (50.00%) TDD
4 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (40.00%) Zephyr
5 4 (40.00%) API Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) SQL
5 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (40.00%) JIRA
6 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
6 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Test Management
6 3 (30.00%) .NET
6 3 (30.00%) Validation
6 3 (30.00%) JMeter
6 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (30.00%) Coaching
6 3 (30.00%) User Experience
6 3 (30.00%) BrowserStack
6 3 (30.00%) BlazeMeter
6 3 (30.00%) Appium
6 3 (30.00%) System Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Data Validation
6 3 (30.00%) Android
6 3 (30.00%) TeamCity

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) BlazeMeter
1 3 (30.00%) BrowserStack
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (40.00%) JIRA
3 4 (40.00%) Zephyr
4 3 (30.00%) Appium
4 3 (30.00%) JMeter
4 3 (30.00%) SpecFlow
4 3 (30.00%) TeamCity
5 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (20.00%) RSpec
6 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) Ajax
2 2 (20.00%) JSON
2 2 (20.00%) REST
2 2 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (30.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Android
1 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (80.00%) BDD
2 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (50.00%) TDD
4 4 (40.00%) API Testing
4 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (30.00%) Coaching
5 3 (30.00%) Data Validation
5 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (30.00%) System Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Test Management
5 3 (30.00%) Validation
6 2 (20.00%) Pair Programming
6 2 (20.00%) Time Management
7 1 (10.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 1 (10.00%) DevOps
7 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) Splunk