The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £358 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 147 181
Rank change year-on-year -10 +34  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 3 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.094% 0.32% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.33% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 9
Median daily rate £358 £360 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.69% -17.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £323 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £450 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £310 £303
% change year-on-year +12.90% +2.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3051 3295 5170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 94.87% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2319 2671 3896
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 74
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £43.57 £34.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured QA Analyst in the job title.

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 26 April 2017, 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 City of London region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (71.43%) Manual Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
5 2 (28.57%) Banking
5 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (28.57%) JIRA
5 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
5 2 (28.57%) Hedge funds
5 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
6 1 (14.29%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (14.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (14.29%) User Experience
6 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (14.29%) Separation of Concerns
6 1 (14.29%) SDLC
6 1 (14.29%) API Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Confluence
1 1 (14.29%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) MSTest
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) Ajax
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) HTML5
1 1 (14.29%) JSON
1 1 (14.29%) REST
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (28.57%) Hedge funds
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Credit Derivative
2 1 (14.29%) Derivative
2 1 (14.29%) Fixed Income
2 1 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Manual Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) ETL
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Separation of Concerns
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) Test Management
5 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
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