The median contractor rate for a QA Test Analyst was £395 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 396 422 392
Rank change year-on-year +26 -30  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 16 19 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.079% 0.082% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.087% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 15
Median daily rate £395 £373 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.04% -0.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £438 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £298 £310 £265
% change year-on-year -4.03% +16.98%  
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 19121 21935 21488
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.65% 94.96% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13630 15856 14749
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 256 384
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

QA Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 25 April 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 3 months to 25 April 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
West End of London - 1 £388 -
QA Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 39 (100.00%) QA
2 21 (53.85%) Selenium
3 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (46.15%) SQL
5 17 (43.59%) Banking
6 16 (41.03%) Cucumber
7 15 (38.46%) Java
8 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
9 12 (30.77%) Finance
10 10 (25.64%) .NET
11 9 (23.08%) BDD
12 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Excel
12 8 (20.51%) Scrum
12 8 (20.51%) Manual Testing
13 7 (17.95%) Automated Testing
13 7 (17.95%) JIRA
13 7 (17.95%) VBA
14 6 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
14 6 (15.38%) C#
14 6 (15.38%) Unix
15 5 (12.82%) TDD
15 5 (12.82%) ISEB
15 5 (12.82%) Linux
15 5 (12.82%) Gherkin
15 5 (12.82%) Non-Functional Testing
15 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
15 5 (12.82%) Automation Testing
15 5 (12.82%) Relational Database
16 4 (10.26%) Functional Testing
16 4 (10.26%) Apple iOS

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 (5.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (5.13%) CMS
1 2 (5.13%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (5.13%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.56%) Confluence
2 1 (2.56%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.56%) DB2
4 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.56%) Pentaho
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 21 (53.85%) Selenium
2 16 (41.03%) Cucumber
3 7 (17.95%) JIRA
4 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
5 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 3 (7.69%) NUnit
5 3 (7.69%) SpecFlow
6 2 (5.13%) Appium
6 2 (5.13%) JUnit
6 2 (5.13%) LoadRunner
6 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
6 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
6 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.56%) Android Studio
7 1 (2.56%) Calabash
7 1 (2.56%) Concordion
7 1 (2.56%) JBehave
7 1 (2.56%) Sahi
7 1 (2.56%) YouTrack
7 1 (2.56%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (43.59%) Banking
2 12 (30.77%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Legal
3 2 (5.13%) Publishing
4 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Law
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) .NET
2 5 (12.82%) Gherkin
3 3 (7.69%) HTML
3 3 (7.69%) HTML5
3 3 (7.69%) Web Services
3 3 (7.69%) XML
4 2 (5.13%) RESTful
4 2 (5.13%) SOAP
4 2 (5.13%) XML Messaging
5 1 (2.56%) Node.js
5 1 (2.56%) React
5 1 (2.56%) REST
5 1 (2.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (2.56%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (2.56%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.26%) Derivative
2 3 (7.69%) Fixed Income
2 3 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (7.69%) Hedge funds
2 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.13%) Equities
3 2 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (2.56%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.56%) HoloLens
4 1 (2.56%) iPhone
4 1 (2.56%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Unix
2 5 (12.82%) Linux
3 4 (10.26%) Android
3 4 (10.26%) Apple iOS
3 4 (10.26%) Windows
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 9 (23.08%) BDD
4 8 (20.51%) Manual Testing
4 8 (20.51%) Scrum
5 7 (17.95%) Automated Testing
6 6 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (12.82%) Automation Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (12.82%) TDD
8 4 (10.26%) DevOps
8 4 (10.26%) Functional Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Performance Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (7.69%) Regression Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Security Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Unit Testing
9 3 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (5.13%) Integration Testing
10 2 (5.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (46.15%) SQL
2 15 (38.46%) Java
3 7 (17.95%) VBA
4 6 (15.38%) C#
5 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.26%) Ruby
6 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.13%) Perl
7 2 (5.13%) Python
7 2 (5.13%) VBScript
8 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.56%) Scala
8 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) ISEB
2 3 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Sybase
3 2 (5.13%) Adobe
3 2 (5.13%) HP
3 2 (5.13%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.56%) Ab Initio
4 1 (2.56%) Apple
4 1 (2.56%) IBM
4 1 (2.56%) Informatica
4 1 (2.56%) OpenText
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle
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