The median contractor rate for a QA Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 533 581 547
Rank change year-on-year +48 -34  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 44 45 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.091% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.095% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 38 24
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £241 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £433 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £265
% change year-on-year +4.16% +13.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39575 47323 46031
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.28% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25800 31094 28258
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1459 1862
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

QA Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +29 16 £368 -6.66% 12
South East +21 8 £350 +17.64% 4
West Midlands +17 5 £223 -25.83%
East of England +1 5 £313 +25.00%
East Midlands -1 5 £363 +16.00% 1
North West +32 3 £275 - 3
Yorkshire +15 1 - -
North East -10 1 - -
South West -13 1 - -
QA Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 101 (100.00%) QA
2 55 (54.46%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (53.47%) Selenium
4 35 (34.65%) Java
5 29 (28.71%) Cucumber
6 27 (26.73%) Test Scripting
7 25 (24.75%) SQL
8 22 (21.78%) JIRA
8 22 (21.78%) BDD
9 19 (18.81%) Automation Testing
9 19 (18.81%) Test Automation
10 18 (17.82%) Banking
10 18 (17.82%) Scrum
11 17 (16.83%) ISEB
11 17 (16.83%) .NET
11 17 (16.83%) WebDriver
12 16 (15.84%) Manual Testing
12 16 (15.84%) Finance
12 16 (15.84%) TDD
13 14 (13.86%) JavaScript
13 14 (13.86%) C#
13 14 (13.86%) Performance Testing
14 13 (12.87%) Jenkins
15 12 (11.88%) Defect Management
16 11 (10.89%) Regression Testing
16 11 (10.89%) ISTQB
16 11 (10.89%) Automated Testing
17 10 (9.90%) HTML
17 10 (9.90%) Waterfall
17 10 (9.90%) API Testing

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 7 (6.93%) CMS
2 5 (4.95%) Confluence
3 3 (2.97%) Drupal
3 3 (2.97%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.98%) JBoss
4 2 (1.98%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.99%) SAS
5 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.99%) HipChat
2 1 (0.99%) MS Office
2 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.98%) GitHub
1 2 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.99%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.94%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.96%) RDBMS
2 4 (3.96%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.98%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.99%) DB2
4 1 (0.99%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.99%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 54 (53.47%) Selenium
2 29 (28.71%) Cucumber
3 22 (21.78%) JIRA
4 17 (16.83%) WebDriver
5 13 (12.87%) Jenkins
6 9 (8.91%) LoadRunner
6 9 (8.91%) SoapUI
7 8 (7.92%) Git (software)
8 6 (5.94%) Appium
8 6 (5.94%) JMeter
9 5 (4.95%) SpecFlow
10 4 (3.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (3.96%) HP UFT
10 4 (3.96%) TeamCity
11 3 (2.97%) Bugzilla
11 3 (2.97%) JBehave
11 3 (2.97%) NUnit
11 3 (2.97%) Subversion
11 3 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (17.82%) Banking
2 16 (15.84%) Finance
3 5 (4.95%) Marketing
4 4 (3.96%) Publishing
5 3 (2.97%) Back Office
6 2 (1.98%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.98%) Law
6 2 (1.98%) Legal
6 2 (1.98%) Retail
7 1 (0.99%) Billing
7 1 (0.99%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.83%) .NET
2 10 (9.90%) HTML
3 9 (8.91%) Gherkin
4 8 (7.92%) XML
5 6 (5.94%) CSS
6 5 (4.95%) HTML5
6 5 (4.95%) RESTful
6 5 (4.95%) SOAP
6 5 (4.95%) Web Services
7 3 (2.97%) Behat
7 3 (2.97%) XML Messaging
8 2 (1.98%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.98%) Node.js
8 2 (1.98%) WebSockets
9 1 (0.99%) CSS3
9 1 (0.99%) Highcharts JS
9 1 (0.99%) React
9 1 (0.99%) REST
9 1 (0.99%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 1 (0.99%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.96%) Derivative
3 4 (3.96%) User Experience
4 3 (2.97%) Fixed Income
4 3 (2.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (2.97%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.98%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.98%) Equities
5 2 (1.98%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.98%) NHS
5 2 (1.98%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.99%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (0.99%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.99%) HoloLens
6 1 (0.99%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.91%) Unix
2 8 (7.92%) Linux
3 7 (6.93%) Windows
4 6 (5.94%) Android
4 6 (5.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.99%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (54.46%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (26.73%) Test Scripting
3 22 (21.78%) BDD
4 19 (18.81%) Automation Testing
4 19 (18.81%) Test Automation
5 18 (17.82%) Scrum
6 16 (15.84%) Manual Testing
6 16 (15.84%) TDD
7 14 (13.86%) Performance Testing
8 12 (11.88%) Defect Management
9 11 (10.89%) Automated Testing
9 11 (10.89%) Regression Testing
10 10 (9.90%) API Testing
10 10 (9.90%) Waterfall
11 9 (8.91%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (7.92%) QA Automation
12 8 (7.92%) SDLC
12 8 (7.92%) Security Testing
13 7 (6.93%) Cross-Browser Testing
13 7 (6.93%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (34.65%) Java
2 25 (24.75%) SQL
3 14 (13.86%) C#
3 14 (13.86%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.93%) VBA
5 4 (3.96%) PHP
5 4 (3.96%) Ruby
5 4 (3.96%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.97%) Perl
6 3 (2.97%) Scala
6 3 (2.97%) VBScript
7 1 (0.99%) Groovy
7 1 (0.99%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.99%) Python
7 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (16.83%) ISEB
2 11 (10.89%) ISTQB
3 5 (4.95%) Degree
4 4 (3.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.98%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (1.98%) HL7
3 1 (0.99%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.99%) WAI
3 1 (0.99%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (5.94%) Microsoft
1 6 (5.94%) Oracle
2 3 (2.97%) HP
2 3 (2.97%) Sitecore
2 3 (2.97%) Sybase
3 2 (1.98%) Adobe
3 2 (1.98%) Google
3 2 (1.98%) IBM
3 2 (1.98%) New Relic
4 1 (0.99%) Ab Initio
4 1 (0.99%) Apple
4 1 (0.99%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.99%) Citrix
4 1 (0.99%) Informatica
4 1 (0.99%) OpenText
4 1 (0.99%) Remedy
4 1 (0.99%) SAP
4 1 (0.99%) Twitter