Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Test Analyst was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 24 November 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 Test Analyst
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 235 261
Rank change year-on-year +2 +26 +31
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 8 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.11% 0.075% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.079% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 10
City of London median daily rate £313 £464 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.61% -7.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £275 £360 £392
90th Percentile £395 £562 £538
Central London median daily rate £300 £340 £500
% change year-on-year -11.76% -32.00% +14.29%
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 6755 6365 8666
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.46% 95.47% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5342 5051 6805
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
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% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 77 128
City of London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -10.39% +10.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.35
90th Percentile £30.75 £48.40 £39.13
Central London median hourly rate £18.40 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +8.22% -5.56% +5.88%

QA Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Test Analyst in the City of London

QA Test 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 Test Analyst in the City of London.

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

QA Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Test Analyst in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, QA Test 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 Test Analyst in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (62.50%) BDD
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 4 (50.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
5 2 (25.00%) System Testing
5 2 (25.00%) JIRA
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) Java
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) Publishing
6 1 (12.50%) Validation
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (12.50%) Project Management
6 1 (12.50%) Change Management
6 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (12.50%) Back Office
6 1 (12.50%) JMeter
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Test Management
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) Banking
6 1 (12.50%) ISTQB

QA Test 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 1 (12.50%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (12.50%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Appium
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) JMeter
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
2 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) BDD
2 4 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) System Testing
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (12.50%) Data Validation
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Test Management
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (12.50%) EMIR
2 1 (12.50%) MiFID