Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 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.

Quality Assurance Analyst
England > London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 553 545 508
Rank change year-on-year -8 -37 +2
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 79 71 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.17% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 58 86
London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £243 £256
90th Percentile £550 £531 £525
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
London median hourly rate - £22.50 -
England median hourly rate - £22.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44252 42345 44555
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.99% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 30120 31401
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 553 693
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.57
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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
Central London -8 15 £340 -21.39% 5
East London - 5 £431 -
West London -4 4 £263 -34.38% 3
South London - 2 £369 - 1
QA Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 79 (100.00%) QA
2 46 (58.23%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (58.23%) Test Automation
3 32 (40.51%) Selenium
4 31 (39.24%) Finance
5 26 (32.91%) SQL
6 22 (27.85%) Cucumber
6 22 (27.85%) BDD
7 20 (25.32%) Java
7 20 (25.32%) JIRA
8 18 (22.78%) Banking
9 16 (20.25%) TDD
10 14 (17.72%) Derivative
10 14 (17.72%) Test Scripting
11 13 (16.46%) Jenkins
12 12 (15.19%) Functional Testing
12 12 (15.19%) Regression Testing
12 12 (15.19%) C#
12 12 (15.19%) .NET
12 12 (15.19%) Linux
12 12 (15.19%) Investment Banking
12 12 (15.19%) Equities
13 11 (13.92%) OTC Derivatives
14 10 (12.66%) Asset Management
14 10 (12.66%) Validation
14 10 (12.66%) Murex
14 10 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (11.39%) Manual Testing
15 9 (11.39%) System Testing
15 9 (11.39%) MiFID

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 4 (5.06%) Confluence
2 2 (2.53%) CMS
2 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.27%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.27%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (1.27%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) BrowserStack
2 2 (2.53%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.27%) GitHub
3 1 (1.27%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) Big Data
3 1 (1.27%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (40.51%) Selenium
2 22 (27.85%) Cucumber
3 20 (25.32%) JIRA
4 13 (16.46%) Jenkins
5 7 (8.86%) Git (software)
5 7 (8.86%) JMeter
5 7 (8.86%) SoapUI
6 4 (5.06%) Appium
6 4 (5.06%) SpecFlow
6 4 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.06%) WebDriver
7 3 (3.80%) MSTest
8 2 (2.53%) Gatling
8 2 (2.53%) RSpec
8 2 (2.53%) The Grinder
8 2 (2.53%) Travis CI
8 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.27%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.27%) JUnit
9 1 (1.27%) TestRail
General
1 31 (39.24%) Finance
2 18 (22.78%) Banking
3 12 (15.19%) Investment Banking
4 6 (7.59%) Front Office
5 4 (5.06%) Games
5 4 (5.06%) Retail
6 3 (3.80%) Marketing
7 2 (2.53%) Back Office
7 2 (2.53%) Publishing
8 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.27%) Legal
8 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.19%) .NET
2 8 (10.13%) SOAP
3 5 (6.33%) REST
4 4 (5.06%) Gherkin
4 4 (5.06%) JSON
4 4 (5.06%) React
5 2 (2.53%) Ajax
5 2 (2.53%) HTML
5 2 (2.53%) RESTful
5 2 (2.53%) Web Services
5 2 (2.53%) WebdriverIO
5 2 (2.53%) XML
6 1 (1.27%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.27%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.27%) HTML5
6 1 (1.27%) Kafka
6 1 (1.27%) MSMQ
6 1 (1.27%) Node.js
6 1 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.27%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.72%) Derivative
2 12 (15.19%) Equities
3 11 (13.92%) OTC Derivatives
4 8 (10.13%) Mobile App
5 7 (8.86%) Fixed Income
6 5 (6.33%) Computer Science
7 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (5.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (3.80%) User Experience
9 1 (1.27%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (1.27%) Fintech
9 1 (1.27%) Reference Data
9 1 (1.27%) Video on Demand
9 1 (1.27%) W3C
9 1 (1.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.19%) Linux
2 8 (10.13%) Windows
3 2 (2.53%) Android
3 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (58.23%) Agile Software Development
1 46 (58.23%) Test Automation
2 22 (27.85%) BDD
3 16 (20.25%) TDD
4 14 (17.72%) Test Scripting
5 12 (15.19%) Functional Testing
5 12 (15.19%) Regression Testing
6 10 (12.66%) Asset Management
6 10 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (12.66%) Validation
7 9 (11.39%) Exploratory Testing
7 9 (11.39%) Manual Testing
7 9 (11.39%) System Testing
8 8 (10.13%) Scrum
8 8 (10.13%) Test Strategy
8 8 (10.13%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (8.86%) API Testing
9 7 (8.86%) Scenario Testing
10 6 (7.59%) Data Validation
11 5 (6.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.91%) SQL
2 20 (25.32%) Java
3 12 (15.19%) C#
4 8 (10.13%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.06%) Python
6 3 (3.80%) Ruby
6 3 (3.80%) VB
7 2 (2.53%) C++
7 2 (2.53%) Perl
8 1 (1.27%) C
8 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.27%) Scala
8 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (10.13%) Degree
2 7 (8.86%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (6.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.80%) ISEB
4 3 (3.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (11.39%) MiFID
3 6 (7.59%) EMIR
4 5 (6.33%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (6.33%) WCAG
5 2 (2.53%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.27%) AIFMD
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.27%) Kibana
2 1 (1.27%) Puppet
2 1 (1.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (12.66%) Murex
2 7 (8.86%) Oracle
3 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.27%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.27%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.27%) Fidessa
4 1 (1.27%) Google
4 1 (1.27%) Greenplum
4 1 (1.27%) Hortonworks
4 1 (1.27%) HP
4 1 (1.27%) ION Trading
4 1 (1.27%) New Relic
4 1 (1.27%) Northgate
4 1 (1.27%) Serena
4 1 (1.27%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.27%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.27%) Sybase
4 1 (1.27%) Tableau
4 1 (1.27%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.27%) Yardi