Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior QA Analyst was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 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.

Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 840 866 848
Rank change year-on-year +26 -18 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior QA Analyst 17 7 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.018% 0.007% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.008% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 22
England median daily rate £475 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +4.58% -15.00%
10th Percentile £275 £369 £265
90th Percentile £584 £553 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year - +9.59% -18.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 89884 92670 98656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59938 60988 63819
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 £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2667 3006 3819
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Senior QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 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 -5 14 £525 +2.44% 2
South East +5 2 £310 -22.50% 3
East of England -18 1 £550 +37.50%
Senior QA Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 17 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) Asset Management
3 8 (47.06%) Finance
4 7 (41.18%) SQL
4 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
4 7 (41.18%) BDD
5 5 (29.41%) .NET
5 5 (29.41%) Windows
5 5 (29.41%) Linux
5 5 (29.41%) TDD
6 4 (23.53%) Scrum
6 4 (23.53%) Murex
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (23.53%) Markit EDM
6 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (23.53%) Selenium
7 3 (17.65%) JIRA
7 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
7 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
7 3 (17.65%) Process Improvement
7 3 (17.65%) ERP
7 3 (17.65%) Oracle
7 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
8 2 (11.76%) Derivative
8 2 (11.76%) CMMI
8 2 (11.76%) Change Management
8 2 (11.76%) Front Office
8 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (11.76%) JMeter

Senior QA 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 (11.76%) Confluence
1 2 (11.76%) MS Project Server
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) JBoss
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Markit EDM
2 2 (11.76%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (5.88%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) SSL
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Selenium
2 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
2 3 (17.65%) JIRA
3 2 (11.76%) Appium
3 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.76%) JMeter
4 1 (5.88%) Calabash
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.88%) MSTest
4 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.88%) Subversion
4 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) TestRail
4 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.88%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Front Office
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) SOAP
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) HTML5
3 1 (5.88%) J2EE
3 1 (5.88%) Middleware
3 1 (5.88%) Node.js
3 1 (5.88%) RESTful
3 1 (5.88%) WebdriverIO
3 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Derivative
1 2 (11.76%) Equities
1 2 (11.76%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) OTC Derivatives
2 1 (5.88%) W3C
2 1 (5.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Asset Management
3 7 (41.18%) BDD
3 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
4 5 (29.41%) TDD
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) ERP
6 3 (17.65%) Process Improvement
6 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
6 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
7 2 (11.76%) Change Control
7 2 (11.76%) CMMI
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Kanban
7 2 (11.76%) Open Source
7 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Six Sigma
7 2 (11.76%) Test Management
7 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CSQA
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.88%) Ansible
2 1 (5.88%) Kibana
2 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Murex
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) Atlassian
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) New Relic
4 1 (5.88%) WSO2
4 1 (5.88%) Xamarin