The median contractor rate for a Senior QA Analyst was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
UK / England
Rank 572 601 588
Rank change year-on-year +29 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior QA Analyst 2 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.005% 0.024% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.026% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 1
Median daily rate £550 £380 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -36.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £241 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.25 -
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 39117 46709 45844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.82% 95.22% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25478 30619 28162
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +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 1362 1457 1852
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £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 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Senior QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior QA Analyst in England

Senior QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior QA Analyst in England

Senior QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior QA Analyst in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior QA Analyst in England

Senior QA Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior QA Analyst in England

Senior QA 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 Senior QA Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 26 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 +22 2 £550 +37.50% 2
Senior QA Analyst
UK

Senior QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Senior QA 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 Senior QA Analyst in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Big Data
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) SaaS
4 1 (16.67%) Confluence
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Kanban
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Derivative

Senior QA Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (16.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
3 1 (16.67%) Geb
3 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) JMeter
3 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (16.67%) NeoLoad
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Front Office
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) API Testing
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Business Process Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Compuware
1 1 (16.67%) Empirix
1 1 (16.67%) Sybase
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