Period
to 30 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Quality Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

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 Analyst
UK > England
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 567 777 819
Rank change year-on-year +210 +42 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Analyst 16 30 43
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.038% 0.036% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.038% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 29
Median daily rate £375 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +26.67% -7.12%
10th Percentile £297 £359 £306
90th Percentile £408 £522 £500
UK median daily rate £375 £463 £370
% change year-on-year -18.92% +25.00% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK median hourly rate - £20.11 £25.00
% change year-on-year - -19.56% +38.89%

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 38,996 78,515 87,562
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.78% 94.56% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,922 52,137 57,889
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £255 £280 £275
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £466 £472 £450
% change year-on-year -1.27% +4.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,555 2,443 2,754
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.26% +4.28% -1.58%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £51.25 £48.57
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.03 £18.11
% change year-on-year +12.98% +5.08% -4.58%

Quality Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Quality Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Quality Analyst in England

Quality Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Quality Analyst in England.

Daily rate trend for Quality Analyst in England

Quality Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Quality Analyst in England over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Quality Analyst in England

Quality Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Quality Analyst in England.

Hourly rate trend for Quality Analyst in England

Quality 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 Quality Analyst within the England region over the 6 months to 30 May 2020. 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 +181 11 £388 -22.50% 1
South East +140 4 £315 -
South West +54 1 - -
Quality Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, Quality 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 England region featuring Quality Analyst in the job title.

1 8 (50.00%) QA
1 8 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Functional Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Selenium
3 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) Azure
3 6 (37.50%) Data Quality
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) SCORM
4 5 (31.25%) W3C
4 5 (31.25%) HTML
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
4 5 (31.25%) Windows
4 5 (31.25%) HTML5
4 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
4 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) Android
4 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
4 5 (31.25%) WCAG
4 5 (31.25%) Katalon Studio
4 5 (31.25%) Continuous Deployment
4 5 (31.25%) DevOps
4 5 (31.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (31.25%) User Experience
5 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing

Quality 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 2 (12.50%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SPSS
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Azure
2 3 (18.75%) Power Platform
3 1 (6.25%) AWS
3 1 (6.25%) GCP
3 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) Power BI
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Selenium
2 5 (31.25%) Katalon Studio
2 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Public Sector
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) HTML
1 5 (31.25%) HTML5
1 5 (31.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) SCORM
1 5 (31.25%) User Experience
1 5 (31.25%) W3C
2 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Android
1 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Functional Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Continuous Deployment
4 5 (31.25%) DevOps
4 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
5 4 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Data Management
6 3 (18.75%) Master Data Management
6 3 (18.75%) Visualisation
7 1 (6.25%) Change Management
7 1 (6.25%) Data Architecture
7 1 (6.25%) Data Cleansing
7 1 (6.25%) Data Validation
7 1 (6.25%) Information Management
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) ISEB
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
4 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA
2 6 (37.50%) Data Quality
3 5 (31.25%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Google
2 1 (6.25%) SAP