Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 27 July 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 135 136
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 7 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.22% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.23% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
East Midlands median daily rate £365 £275 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.73% -24.14% -
10th Percentile £281 £215 £356
90th Percentile £438 £317 £369
England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £22.00 £22.25 £16.75
% change year-on-year -1.12% +32.84% -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2989 3093 3186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 95.34% 96.24% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1850 1858 1861
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £381 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.92% +7.39% +2.16%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £210
90th Percentile £538 £575 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 117 171
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.86 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.67% - -6.90%
10th Percentile £10.27 £9.30 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.59 £35.25 £30.00
England median hourly rate £18.35 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.42% +8.57% +2.94%

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in the East Midlands

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Analyst in the East Midlands

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Analyst in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Analyst in the East Midlands

QA Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Analyst in the East Midlands

QA Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +7 5 £395 +31.67% 1
Derbyshire -12 1 £260 +30.00%
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 East Midlands region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Twitter
5 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
5 1 (14.29%) User Experience
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) Microservices
5 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (14.29%) Selenium
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Benchmarking
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Benchmarking
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Microservices
4 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) HP
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Twitter