Period
to 19 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a QA Test Analyst was £275 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 Test Analyst
England > East of England
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 203 201 184
Rank change year-on-year -2 -17 +8
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 7 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.14% 0.14% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.15% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
East of England median daily rate £275 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +16.67% +4.35%
England median daily rate £375 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -11.76% +21.43% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £44.00

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 Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Test Analyst in the East of England

QA Test 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 Test Analyst in the East of England.

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

QA Test 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 Test Analyst in the East of England.

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

QA Test 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 Test 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 -9 4 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £275 -
QA Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, QA Test 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 Test Analyst in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) QA
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) JIRA
2 5 (71.43%) Web Services
3 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Kanban
3 4 (57.14%) Confluence
3 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
3 4 (57.14%) User Stories
3 4 (57.14%) Acceptance Criteria
4 3 (42.86%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
4 3 (42.86%) API Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Usability Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (42.86%) RESTful
4 3 (42.86%) Scala
4 3 (42.86%) Groovy
4 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Atlassian
4 3 (42.86%) Java
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) JMeter
5 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing

QA Test 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 4 (57.14%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) JIRA
3 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
4 2 (28.57%) JMeter
5 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
5 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Back Office
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) Gherkin
2 3 (42.86%) RESTful
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Acceptance Criteria
2 4 (57.14%) Kanban
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) User Stories
3 3 (42.86%) API Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (42.86%) Exploratory Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Usability Testing
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Groovy
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) Scala
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Atlassian
2 1 (14.29%) CA Agile Central