The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 24 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 Analyst
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 128 138
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England - 0.039% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.041% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £250 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -24.24%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £330 £339
% change year-on-year -7.57% -2.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.75

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 of England. 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 of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2158 2438 2915
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 93.83% 96.21% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1253 1391 1728
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 193 261
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -1.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £12.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured QA Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in the East of England

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Analyst in the East of England

QA Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Analyst in the East of England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 of England region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) NHS
4 2 (40.00%) Validation
4 2 (40.00%) Selenium
4 2 (40.00%) HL7
4 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (40.00%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (20.00%) BDD
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) Behat
5 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (20.00%) Appium
5 1 (20.00%) JBehave
5 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Smart Meter
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) TDD
5 1 (20.00%) Billing
5 1 (20.00%) Back Office

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (40.00%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (20.00%) Appium
2 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (20.00%) JBehave
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
1 1 (20.00%) Billing
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) NHS
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) HL7