The median contractor rate for a QA Consultant was £408 per day in advertised job vacancies in London 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 Consultant
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 396 431 417
Rank change year-on-year +35 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Consultant 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.020% 0.013% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.014% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £408 £675 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.62% +63.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £275 £383
% change year-on-year +72.72% -28.10%  
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 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 18684 21436 20340
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.00% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13292 15400 14048
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 237 285 370
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 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

QA Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Consultant in London

QA Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Consultant in London

QA Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Consultant in London

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, QA Consultant 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 2 (33.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Equities
4 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (16.67%) JMeter
4 1 (16.67%) WATIR
4 1 (16.67%) NUnit
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) JUnit
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB

QA Consultant 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 (33.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (16.67%) JMeter
3 1 (16.67%) JUnit
3 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (16.67%) NUnit
3 1 (16.67%) Sahi
3 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (16.67%) TestRail
3 1 (16.67%) WATIR
3 1 (16.67%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Equities
1 1 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Internal Audit
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) QMS
3 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Scala
1 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP