The median contractor rate for a QA Test Analyst was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 30 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 93 89
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.099% 0.14% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.14% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £300 £263
% change year-on-year +5.83% +14.28%  
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 Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 989 1392 1115
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.44% 96.73% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 971 732
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 42
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -3.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

QA Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Test Analyst in Leeds

QA Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Test Analyst in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 Leeds region featuring QA Test Analyst in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) Scala
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) MSTest
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing

QA Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 (50.00%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) MSTest
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle