Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Test Analyst was £391 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 July 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 543 567 540
Rank change year-on-year +24 -27 -20
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 38 53 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.091% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 41 36
London median daily rate £391 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.97% +3.33% -21.05%
10th Percentile £258 £263 £251
90th Percentile £521 £538 £525
England median daily rate £340 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -2.86% - -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £15.00 -
England median hourly rate - £15.00 -

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 39666 43132 43677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.97% 95.12% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28223 31046 30342
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £288 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 505 489 764
London median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.75 £53.18
England median hourly rate £18.46 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.84% +8.57% +2.94%

QA Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Test Analyst in London

QA Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Test Analyst in London

QA Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst in London over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Test Analyst in London

QA Test 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 Test Analyst in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Test Analyst in London

QA Test 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 Test Analyst within the London region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
City of London +7 4 £333 -12.50% 2
West End of London - 1 £388 - 1
Uxbridge - 1 £263 -
QA Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 London region featuring QA Test Analyst in the job title.

1 38 (100.00%) QA
2 19 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (44.74%) Java
4 17 (44.74%) SQL
5 14 (36.84%) Selenium
5 14 (36.84%) Cucumber
6 13 (34.21%) Finance
7 12 (31.58%) Banking
7 12 (31.58%) .NET
8 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
8 9 (23.68%) JIRA
8 9 (23.68%) BDD
8 9 (23.68%) Jenkins
9 8 (21.05%) C#
10 7 (18.42%) TDD
11 6 (15.79%) Scrum
11 6 (15.79%) Python
11 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
12 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Excel
12 5 (13.16%) VBA
13 4 (10.53%) Validation
13 4 (10.53%) Web Services
13 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
13 4 (10.53%) Derivative
13 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
14 3 (7.89%) Investment Banking
14 3 (7.89%) Data Validation
14 3 (7.89%) Android
14 3 (7.89%) Hadoop

QA Test 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 (5.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (5.26%) CMS
1 2 (5.26%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (5.26%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.63%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) GitHub
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.26%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) Big Data
3 1 (2.63%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Cucumber
1 14 (36.84%) Selenium
2 9 (23.68%) Jenkins
2 9 (23.68%) JIRA
3 4 (10.53%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.26%) JMeter
4 2 (5.26%) SoapUI
4 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
4 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.63%) Android Studio
5 1 (2.63%) Appium
5 1 (2.63%) Calabash
5 1 (2.63%) Concordion
5 1 (2.63%) Gatling
5 1 (2.63%) Hudson
5 1 (2.63%) JBehave
5 1 (2.63%) MSTest
5 1 (2.63%) Travis CI
5 1 (2.63%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (34.21%) Finance
2 12 (31.58%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Back Office
4 2 (5.26%) Marketing
4 2 (5.26%) Publishing
5 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.63%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) .NET
2 4 (10.53%) Web Services
3 3 (7.89%) Gherkin
3 3 (7.89%) React
4 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.26%) HTML
4 2 (5.26%) HTML5
4 2 (5.26%) JSON
4 2 (5.26%) REST
4 2 (5.26%) RESTful
4 2 (5.26%) XML
5 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.63%) Kafka
5 1 (2.63%) Node.js
5 1 (2.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (2.63%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (2.63%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Derivative
2 3 (7.89%) Equities
2 3 (7.89%) Fixed Income
2 3 (7.89%) OTC Derivatives
3 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.63%) HoloLens
4 1 (2.63%) iPhone
4 1 (2.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Android
1 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) Unix
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (23.68%) BDD
3 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
4 7 (18.42%) TDD
5 6 (15.79%) Manual Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Scrum
6 4 (10.53%) Validation
7 3 (7.89%) Data Validation
7 3 (7.89%) Exploratory Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Functional Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Performance Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Project Management
7 3 (7.89%) Security Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Test Strategy
7 3 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Defect Management
8 2 (5.26%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 2 (5.26%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) Java
1 17 (44.74%) SQL
2 8 (21.05%) C#
3 6 (15.79%) Python
4 5 (13.16%) VBA
5 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.26%) Ruby
6 2 (5.26%) Scala
6 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.63%) Perl
7 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.89%) ISEB
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) EMIR
2 2 (5.26%) MiFID
3 1 (2.63%) AIFMD
3 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.63%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Kibana
1 1 (2.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) Adobe
1 2 (5.26%) Murex
1 2 (5.26%) Sitecore
1 2 (5.26%) Sybase
2 1 (2.63%) Apple
2 1 (2.63%) Cloudera
2 1 (2.63%) Google
2 1 (2.63%) Greenplum
2 1 (2.63%) Hortonworks
2 1 (2.63%) New Relic
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle
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