The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £368 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 22 June 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 Analyst
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 388 381 377
Rank change year-on-year -7 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 28 50 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.24% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 36 42
Median daily rate £368 £370 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.60% -4.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £328 £335
% change year-on-year -5.34% -2.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.66% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.75

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19665 20680 22203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.86% 95.26% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14033 15001 15472
Median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +3.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 230 384
Median hourly rate £19.82 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.11% -3.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.57 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in London

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Analyst in London

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Analyst in London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Analyst in London

QA Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Analyst in London

QA Analyst
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the London region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
City of London +4 4 £335 -11.84% 4
Twickenham - 1 £250 -
Southwark - 1 £351 -
West End of London - 1 £388 - 2
QA Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 London region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 52 (100.00%) QA
2 23 (44.23%) Test Automation
3 22 (42.31%) Java
4 21 (40.38%) SQL
4 21 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (34.62%) Cucumber
6 17 (32.69%) Selenium
7 16 (30.77%) Banking
8 15 (28.85%) Finance
9 13 (25.00%) Test Scripting
10 12 (23.08%) .NET
11 11 (21.15%) Manual Testing
12 10 (19.23%) JIRA
13 9 (17.31%) C#
13 9 (17.31%) Jenkins
14 7 (13.46%) VBA
14 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Excel
14 7 (13.46%) Scrum
15 6 (11.54%) Linux
15 6 (11.54%) Python
15 6 (11.54%) BDD
15 6 (11.54%) Gherkin
16 5 (9.62%) Non-Functional Testing
16 5 (9.62%) Apple iOS
16 5 (9.62%) Android
16 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
16 5 (9.62%) Exploratory Testing
16 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
16 5 (9.62%) Validation
16 5 (9.62%) TDD

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (3.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (3.85%) CMS
1 2 (3.85%) Confluence
1 2 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (3.85%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.92%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.92%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.92%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) GitHub
2 1 (1.92%) BrowserStack
2 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.85%) DB2
2 2 (3.85%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.92%) Big Data
3 1 (1.92%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 18 (34.62%) Cucumber
2 17 (32.69%) Selenium
3 10 (19.23%) JIRA
4 9 (17.31%) Jenkins
5 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
6 4 (7.69%) WebDriver
7 3 (5.77%) SoapUI
7 3 (5.77%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.85%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.85%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.92%) Concordion
9 1 (1.92%) Hudson
9 1 (1.92%) JBehave
9 1 (1.92%) JMeter
9 1 (1.92%) MSTest
9 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.92%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.92%) WATIR
9 1 (1.92%) Xcode
General
1 16 (30.77%) Banking
2 15 (28.85%) Finance
3 4 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.77%) Marketing
5 2 (3.85%) Back Office
5 2 (3.85%) Publishing
6 1 (1.92%) French Language
6 1 (1.92%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.92%) Retail
6 1 (1.92%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.08%) .NET
2 6 (11.54%) Gherkin
3 3 (5.77%) REST
3 3 (5.77%) Web Services
3 3 (5.77%) XML
4 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.85%) HTML
4 2 (3.85%) HTML5
4 2 (3.85%) JSON
4 2 (3.85%) RESTful
5 1 (1.92%) Ajax
5 1 (1.92%) CSS
5 1 (1.92%) React
5 1 (1.92%) SOAP
5 1 (1.92%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (1.92%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (1.92%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Derivative
1 4 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) Equities
2 3 (5.77%) Fixed Income
2 3 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (5.77%) Hedge funds
2 3 (5.77%) OTC Derivatives
2 3 (5.77%) User Experience
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.92%) HoloLens
3 1 (1.92%) iPhone
3 1 (1.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Linux
2 5 (9.62%) Android
2 5 (9.62%) Apple iOS
3 4 (7.69%) Windows
4 2 (3.85%) Unix
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (44.23%) Test Automation
2 21 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 11 (21.15%) Manual Testing
5 7 (13.46%) Scrum
6 6 (11.54%) BDD
7 5 (9.62%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (9.62%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (9.62%) TDD
7 5 (9.62%) Validation
8 4 (7.69%) Functional Testing
8 4 (7.69%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (5.77%) API Testing
9 3 (5.77%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 3 (5.77%) Data Validation
9 3 (5.77%) Performance Testing
9 3 (5.77%) Security Testing
9 3 (5.77%) Test Strategy
9 3 (5.77%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (42.31%) Java
2 21 (40.38%) SQL
3 9 (17.31%) C#
4 7 (13.46%) VBA
5 6 (11.54%) Python
6 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
6 5 (9.62%) Ruby
7 2 (3.85%) Clojure
7 2 (3.85%) Scala
7 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.92%) C++
8 1 (1.92%) Perl
8 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.77%) Degree
2 3 (5.77%) ISEB
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (5.77%) Sybase
2 2 (3.85%) Adobe
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle
2 2 (3.85%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.92%) Apple
3 1 (1.92%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (1.92%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.92%) Google
3 1 (1.92%) Hortonworks
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.92%) Murex
3 1 (1.92%) Northgate
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