Period
to 19 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

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
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 200 180
Rank change year-on-year +1 -20 +8
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 11 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.22% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 2
East of England median daily rate £325 £346 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.93% -1.29% +21.74%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £310
90th Percentile £380 £541 £390
England median daily rate £375 £425 £370
% change year-on-year -11.76% +14.91% +5.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £22.67

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4,607 4,762 4,590
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.81% 94.54% 95.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,720 2,768 2,637
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -0.64%
10th Percentile £200 £207 £200
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 353 370
East of England median hourly rate £17.33 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% -5.00% -6.98%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.93 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +3.89% -

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

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
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 19 December 2018. 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
Essex -7 6 £350 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £275 -
QA Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, 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 East of England region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (100.00%) QA
1 11 (100.00%) Selenium
2 9 (81.82%) JIRA
2 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
3 6 (54.55%) Scrum
3 6 (54.55%) Confluence
3 6 (54.55%) Kanban
3 6 (54.55%) SoapUI
3 6 (54.55%) User Stories
4 5 (45.45%) Groovy
4 5 (45.45%) Java
4 5 (45.45%) Web Services
5 4 (36.36%) Oracle
5 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
5 4 (36.36%) BDD
5 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (27.27%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Gherkin
6 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (27.27%) SDLC
6 3 (27.27%) API Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Security Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Usability Testing
6 3 (27.27%) Atlassian
6 3 (27.27%) RESTful
6 3 (27.27%) Scala
6 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
6 3 (27.27%) ETL

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (54.55%) Confluence
2 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 11 (100.00%) Selenium
2 9 (81.82%) JIRA
3 6 (54.55%) SoapUI
4 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
5 2 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (18.18%) JMeter
5 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
5 2 (18.18%) Zephyr
6 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
6 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Web Services
2 3 (27.27%) Gherkin
2 3 (27.27%) RESTful
3 2 (18.18%) Grails
3 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 2 (18.18%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
3 6 (54.55%) Kanban
3 6 (54.55%) Scrum
3 6 (54.55%) User Stories
4 4 (36.36%) Acceptance Criteria
4 4 (36.36%) BDD
4 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) API Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (27.27%) ETL
5 3 (27.27%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (27.27%) SDLC
5 3 (27.27%) Security Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) Usability Testing
6 2 (18.18%) API Design
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Groovy
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) Scala
3 2 (18.18%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Atlassian
3 1 (9.09%) CA Agile Central