The median contractor rate for a QA Test Analyst was £333 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 28 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 162 203
Rank change year-on-year -2 +41  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.061% 0.089% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.093% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £333 £415 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.87% +15.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £371 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £493 £392
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £340 £350
% change year-on-year -11.76% -2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 3113 3230 5440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.40% 95.93% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2382 2617 4191
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 £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 39 96
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.57% -3.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £14.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

QA Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Hedge funds
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Back Office
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Publishing
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (50.00%) Back Office
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA