Period
to 26 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 26 January 2022.

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
26 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 186 124 189
Rank change year-on-year -62 +65 +55
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 7 2 7
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.17% 0.095% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 6
10th Percentile £300 - £309
25th Percentile £358 £328 £322
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £335 £350
Median % change year-on-year +41.79% -4.29% -30.00%
75th Percentile £523 £343 £459
90th Percentile - - £535
Central London median daily rate £475 £335 £350
% change year-on-year +41.79% -4.29% -17.65%

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 3,702 1,948 4,520
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.30% 92.63% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,870 1,481 3,548
10th Percentile £358 £306 £300
25th Percentile £463 £413 £412
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £604 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 19 59
10th Percentile £13.88 £16.15 £12.34
25th Percentile £18.63 £20.50 £14.63
Median hourly rate £34.75 £23.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +51.09% +15.00% +6.95%
75th Percentile £51.50 £36.88 £25.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £46.35 £49.70
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +41.41% +23.75% +6.95%

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured QA Analyst in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing QA Analyst in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for QA Analyst in the City of London

QA Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing QA Analyst in the City of London over the 6 months to 26 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for QA Analyst in the City of London

QA Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing QA Analyst in the City of London.

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 January 2022, 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 7 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (71.43%) Analytics
4 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
4 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (42.86%) ETL
4 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Law
5 2 (28.57%) Financial Institution
5 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 2 (28.57%) OLTP
5 2 (28.57%) SAS
5 2 (28.57%) OLAP
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (28.57%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (28.57%) JIRA
5 2 (28.57%) Test Management
5 2 (28.57%) Banking
5 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
5 2 (28.57%) Data Mart
5 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (28.57%) Tableau
5 2 (28.57%) Data Analytics
5 2 (28.57%) Business Transformation
6 1 (14.29%) System Integration 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 2 (28.57%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (28.57%) Data Mart
2 2 (28.57%) OLAP
2 2 (28.57%) OLTP
2 2 (28.57%) Tableau
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 1 (14.29%) Ranorex
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) TestRail
General
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Financial Institution
2 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Law
3 1 (14.29%) Legal
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Analytics
2 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (42.86%) ETL
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Business Transformation
3 2 (28.57%) Data Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) API Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP