The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £379 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 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 Analyst
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 384 397 350
Rank change year-on-year +13 -47  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 24 42 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.20% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 34 36
Median daily rate £379 £394 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.80% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £333 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £543 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £340
% change year-on-year +16.66% -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
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 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 18549 21328 20201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.03% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13193 15310 13939
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 285 368
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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 29 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
City of London -10 4 £340 -5.55% 6
Canary Wharf - 1 £650 -
QA Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 57 (100.00%) QA
2 27 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (47.37%) Selenium
3 23 (40.35%) SQL
4 20 (35.09%) Banking
4 20 (35.09%) Cucumber
5 19 (33.33%) Java
6 16 (28.07%) Test Scripting
7 13 (22.81%) Manual Testing
7 13 (22.81%) Finance
8 12 (21.05%) Scrum
9 11 (19.30%) JavaScript
9 11 (19.30%) Unix
10 10 (17.54%) Linux
10 10 (17.54%) HTML
10 10 (17.54%) .NET
10 10 (17.54%) Automated Testing
10 10 (17.54%) JIRA
10 10 (17.54%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (15.79%) Gherkin
11 9 (15.79%) BDD
12 8 (14.04%) API Testing
13 7 (12.28%) Defect Tracking
13 7 (12.28%) Functional Testing
13 7 (12.28%) Automation Testing
13 7 (12.28%) Relational Database
13 7 (12.28%) Performance Testing
13 7 (12.28%) VBA
13 7 (12.28%) XML
14 6 (10.53%) Windows

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 6 (10.53%) CMS
2 3 (5.26%) Confluence
2 3 (5.26%) Drupal
3 2 (3.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (3.51%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.51%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.75%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) HipChat
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) GitHub
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) HTTP
1 1 (1.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) Relational Database
2 5 (8.77%) RDBMS
3 4 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.51%) Big Data
4 2 (3.51%) DB2
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.75%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (47.37%) Selenium
2 20 (35.09%) Cucumber
3 10 (17.54%) JIRA
4 6 (10.53%) Jenkins
4 6 (10.53%) JMeter
4 6 (10.53%) LoadRunner
5 5 (8.77%) WebDriver
6 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
6 4 (7.02%) SoapUI
7 3 (5.26%) Appium
7 3 (5.26%) NUnit
8 2 (3.51%) Android Studio
8 2 (3.51%) FitNesse
8 2 (3.51%) JUnit
8 2 (3.51%) NeoLoad
8 2 (3.51%) SpecFlow
8 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.51%) WATIR
8 2 (3.51%) Xcode
General
1 20 (35.09%) Banking
2 13 (22.81%) Finance
3 4 (7.02%) Marketing
4 3 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Legal
5 2 (3.51%) Publishing
6 1 (1.75%) French Language
6 1 (1.75%) Games
6 1 (1.75%) Law
6 1 (1.75%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.75%) Retail
6 1 (1.75%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) .NET
1 10 (17.54%) HTML
2 9 (15.79%) Gherkin
3 7 (12.28%) XML
4 6 (10.53%) HTML5
5 4 (7.02%) CSS
5 4 (7.02%) RESTful
6 3 (5.26%) SOAP
6 3 (5.26%) XML Messaging
7 2 (3.51%) JSON
7 2 (3.51%) Node.js
7 2 (3.51%) REST
7 2 (3.51%) Web Services
7 2 (3.51%) WebSockets
8 1 (1.75%) Ajax
8 1 (1.75%) React
8 1 (1.75%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 1 (1.75%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.02%) Derivative
3 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Fixed Income
3 3 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (5.26%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.51%) Equities
4 2 (3.51%) User Experience
5 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.75%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (1.75%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.75%) HoloLens
5 1 (1.75%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.75%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.30%) Unix
2 10 (17.54%) Linux
3 6 (10.53%) Windows
4 5 (8.77%) Android
4 5 (8.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.07%) Test Scripting
3 13 (22.81%) Manual Testing
4 12 (21.05%) Scrum
5 10 (17.54%) Automated Testing
5 10 (17.54%) Non-Functional Testing
6 9 (15.79%) BDD
7 8 (14.04%) API Testing
8 7 (12.28%) Automation Testing
8 7 (12.28%) Defect Tracking
8 7 (12.28%) Functional Testing
8 7 (12.28%) Performance Testing
9 6 (10.53%) Security Testing
9 6 (10.53%) Test Automation
10 5 (8.77%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 5 (8.77%) OWASP
10 5 (8.77%) Regression Testing
10 5 (8.77%) Test Management
10 5 (8.77%) Unit Testing
10 5 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (40.35%) SQL
2 19 (33.33%) Java
3 11 (19.30%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.28%) VBA
5 6 (10.53%) C#
6 5 (8.77%) Ruby
6 5 (8.77%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.26%) Perl
7 3 (5.26%) Python
7 3 (5.26%) VBScript
8 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) ISEB
2 3 (5.26%) Degree
3 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.75%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
1 4 (7.02%) Sybase
2 2 (3.51%) Adobe
2 2 (3.51%) Apple
2 2 (3.51%) Compuware
2 2 (3.51%) Empirix
2 2 (3.51%) HP
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle
2 2 (3.51%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.75%) Ab Initio
3 1 (1.75%) IBM
3 1 (1.75%) Informatica
3 1 (1.75%) OpenText