Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Test Analyst was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 774 765 716
Rank change year-on-year -9 -49 +15
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 88 90 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.093% 0.092% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.097% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 53 97
England median daily rate £388 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +7.69% -5.11%
10th Percentile £261 £213 £214
90th Percentile £529 £530 £464
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
England median hourly rate - £29.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +31.11% -
UK median hourly rate - £29.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +31.11% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89838 92421 99413
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.75% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59916 60828 64292
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2650 3012 3838
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.85 £46.94 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%

QA Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Test Analyst in England

QA Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Test Analyst in England

QA Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Test Analyst in England

QA Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Test Analyst in England

QA Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 24 November 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
London +1 52 £438 +16.67% 13
South East -7 11 £310 -0.80% 12
North of England +52 7 £396 +76.11% 5
South West +3 7 £315 -13.10% 1
Midlands +29 6 £381 +17.31% 2
North West +26 6 £325 +73.33% 1
East of England +1 5 £341 +13.67% 1
West Midlands +18 3 £381 +8.93%
East Midlands -1 3 - - 2
Yorkshire +26 1 £468 +78.10% 3
QA Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 England region featuring QA Test Analyst in the job title.

1 88 (100.00%) QA
2 59 (67.05%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (61.36%) Test Automation
4 34 (38.64%) Selenium
5 28 (31.82%) BDD
6 24 (27.27%) TDD
6 24 (27.27%) Finance
7 23 (26.14%) Java
8 22 (25.00%) SQL
8 22 (25.00%) Cucumber
9 19 (21.59%) JIRA
10 18 (20.45%) Scrum
11 16 (18.18%) Banking
11 16 (18.18%) .NET
11 16 (18.18%) Jenkins
12 14 (15.91%) Functional Testing
12 14 (15.91%) Test Scripting
13 13 (14.77%) C#
14 12 (13.64%) Scenario Testing
15 11 (12.50%) QA Automation
15 11 (12.50%) Kanban
15 11 (12.50%) Git (software)
16 10 (11.36%) Manual Testing
16 10 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
16 10 (11.36%) MiFID
16 10 (11.36%) Derivative
16 10 (11.36%) SoapUI
16 10 (11.36%) Software Testing
16 10 (11.36%) JavaScript
17 9 (10.23%) HP

QA Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (6.82%) Confluence
2 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.14%) Apache
3 1 (1.14%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.14%) CMS
3 1 (1.14%) JBoss
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.14%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (1.14%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.27%) BrowserStack
2 2 (2.27%) SaaS
3 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.14%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (1.14%) GitHub
3 1 (1.14%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.27%) HTTP
1 2 (2.27%) LTE
2 1 (1.14%) SSL
2 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.14%) Big Data
2 1 (1.14%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.14%) MySQL
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (38.64%) Selenium
2 22 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 19 (21.59%) JIRA
4 16 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 11 (12.50%) Git (software)
6 10 (11.36%) SoapUI
7 9 (10.23%) JMeter
8 6 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (6.82%) WebDriver
8 6 (6.82%) Zephyr
9 5 (5.68%) The Grinder
10 4 (4.55%) Gatling
11 3 (3.41%) Artifactory
11 3 (3.41%) JUnit
11 3 (3.41%) Travis CI
11 3 (3.41%) Visual Studio
12 2 (2.27%) HP UFT
12 2 (2.27%) RSpec
12 2 (2.27%) SpecFlow
12 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (27.27%) Finance
2 16 (18.18%) Banking
3 9 (10.23%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.55%) Front Office
5 3 (3.41%) Games
5 3 (3.41%) Marketing
6 2 (2.27%) Back Office
6 2 (2.27%) Billing
6 2 (2.27%) Publishing
6 2 (2.27%) Retail
6 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.14%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.14%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.14%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.18%) .NET
2 7 (7.95%) Gherkin
3 6 (6.82%) SOAP
4 4 (4.55%) React
4 4 (4.55%) Web Services
4 4 (4.55%) XML
5 3 (3.41%) REST
5 3 (3.41%) RESTful
6 2 (2.27%) HTML
6 2 (2.27%) JSON
6 2 (2.27%) Middleware
6 2 (2.27%) MSMQ
6 2 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.27%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.14%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.14%) J2EE
7 1 (1.14%) Node.js
7 1 (1.14%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Derivative
2 9 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (9.09%) Equities
3 8 (9.09%) OTC Derivatives
4 6 (6.82%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.68%) Fixed Income
5 5 (5.68%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.27%) User Experience
6 2 (2.27%) Wiki
7 1 (1.14%) Online Games
7 1 (1.14%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.95%) Linux
2 4 (4.55%) Windows
3 2 (2.27%) Unix
4 1 (1.14%) Android
4 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (67.05%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (61.36%) Test Automation
3 28 (31.82%) BDD
4 24 (27.27%) TDD
5 18 (20.45%) Scrum
6 14 (15.91%) Functional Testing
6 14 (15.91%) Test Scripting
7 12 (13.64%) Scenario Testing
8 11 (12.50%) Kanban
8 11 (12.50%) QA Automation
9 10 (11.36%) Manual Testing
9 10 (11.36%) Software Testing
9 10 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (10.23%) Acceptance Criteria
10 9 (10.23%) Test Management
10 9 (10.23%) Waterfall
11 8 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (9.09%) Performance Testing
11 8 (9.09%) Validation
12 7 (7.95%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.14%) Java
2 22 (25.00%) SQL
3 13 (14.77%) C#
4 10 (11.36%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.82%) Scala
6 5 (5.68%) Python
7 4 (4.55%) Ruby
7 4 (4.55%) VB
8 1 (1.14%) C
8 1 (1.14%) C++
8 1 (1.14%) Groovy
8 1 (1.14%) Perl
8 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) Degree
2 8 (9.09%) ISEB
3 7 (7.95%) ISTQB
4 6 (6.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.41%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (11.36%) MiFID
3 6 (6.82%) EMIR
4 5 (5.68%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (2.27%) WCAG
6 1 (1.14%) AIFMD
6 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.27%) Netcool
2 2 (2.27%) Puppet
3 1 (1.14%) Ansible
3 1 (1.14%) Kibana
3 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (10.23%) HP
2 6 (6.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.82%) Oracle
3 5 (5.68%) Google
3 5 (5.68%) Murex
4 3 (3.41%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.27%) Remedy
6 1 (1.14%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.14%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.14%) Fidessa
6 1 (1.14%) Greenplum
6 1 (1.14%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.14%) hybris
6 1 (1.14%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.14%) Serena
6 1 (1.14%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.14%) Sybase
6 1 (1.14%) Tableau
6 1 (1.14%) Twitter
6 1 (1.14%) WSO2