Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a QA Test Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 568 554 550
Rank change year-on-year -14 -4 -5
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 53 41 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.098% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 29 37
London median daily rate £450 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -9.68% +8.77%
10th Percentile £275 £224 £263
90th Percentile £543 £479 £475
England median daily rate £425 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +21.43% +7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £44.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +95.56% -

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 43,689 39,735 42,057
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.99% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,797 28,311 29,659
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £669 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 558 646
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.88% +7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.77 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.68% - +12.12%

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 January 2018.

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 January 2018. 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 -20 7 £300 -11.76% 3
West London -25 1 £500 +25.00% 2
South London - 1 £363 -
East London - 1 £450 -
QA Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 53 (100.00%) QA
2 30 (56.60%) Test Automation
3 29 (54.72%) Finance
3 29 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (50.94%) Selenium
5 22 (41.51%) SQL
6 20 (37.74%) Banking
7 16 (30.19%) BDD
8 14 (26.42%) Functional Testing
9 11 (20.75%) Cucumber
9 11 (20.75%) RESTful
10 10 (18.87%) TDD
10 10 (18.87%) JIRA
10 10 (18.87%) Manual Testing
10 10 (18.87%) Regression Testing
11 9 (16.98%) Scrum
11 9 (16.98%) Java
11 9 (16.98%) XML
11 9 (16.98%) SoapUI
12 8 (15.09%) API Integration
12 8 (15.09%) REST
12 8 (15.09%) RabbitMQ
12 8 (15.09%) Gherkin
12 8 (15.09%) .NET
12 8 (15.09%) C#
12 8 (15.09%) MSMQ
12 8 (15.09%) HP UFT
12 8 (15.09%) WebSphere MQ
12 8 (15.09%) Degree
13 7 (13.21%) Derivative

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 3 (5.66%) Confluence
2 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.89%) CMS
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) IntelliMatch
1 1 (1.89%) Magento
1 1 (1.89%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.89%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) BlazeMeter
1 3 (5.66%) BrowserStack
2 1 (1.89%) iPaaS
2 1 (1.89%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) Big Data
2 1 (1.89%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.89%) MySQL
2 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (50.94%) Selenium
2 11 (20.75%) Cucumber
3 10 (18.87%) JIRA
4 9 (16.98%) SoapUI
5 8 (15.09%) HP UFT
6 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
6 5 (9.43%) Jenkins
6 5 (9.43%) JMeter
7 4 (7.55%) Appium
8 3 (5.66%) SpecFlow
8 3 (5.66%) Zephyr
9 2 (3.77%) TeamCity
9 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
9 2 (3.77%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.89%) Calabash
10 1 (1.89%) JBehave
10 1 (1.89%) JUnit
10 1 (1.89%) Mocha
10 1 (1.89%) Vagrant
10 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 29 (54.72%) Finance
2 20 (37.74%) Banking
3 7 (13.21%) Front Office
3 7 (13.21%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.66%) Marketing
5 2 (3.77%) Retail
6 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.89%) Publishing
6 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) RESTful
2 9 (16.98%) XML
3 8 (15.09%) .NET
3 8 (15.09%) Gherkin
3 8 (15.09%) MSMQ
3 8 (15.09%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (15.09%) REST
3 8 (15.09%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (5.66%) React
5 2 (3.77%) SOAP
5 2 (3.77%) Swagger
6 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.89%) Chai
6 1 (1.89%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.89%) HTML
6 1 (1.89%) Middleware
6 1 (1.89%) React Native
6 1 (1.89%) Web Services
6 1 (1.89%) WebdriverIO
6 1 (1.89%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Derivative
2 6 (11.32%) Computer Science
2 6 (11.32%) Mobile App
3 5 (9.43%) Equities
3 5 (9.43%) OTC Derivatives
4 3 (5.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (5.66%) User Experience
5 2 (3.77%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.89%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.89%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Linux
2 4 (7.55%) Unix
3 2 (3.77%) Android
3 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (56.60%) Test Automation
2 29 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (30.19%) BDD
4 14 (26.42%) Functional Testing
5 10 (18.87%) Manual Testing
5 10 (18.87%) Regression Testing
5 10 (18.87%) TDD
6 9 (16.98%) Scrum
7 8 (15.09%) API Integration
8 7 (13.21%) DevOps
8 7 (13.21%) Test Scripting
8 7 (13.21%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (11.32%) Validation
10 5 (9.43%) Scenario Testing
11 4 (7.55%) API Testing
11 4 (7.55%) Asset Management
11 4 (7.55%) Kanban
11 4 (7.55%) Performance Testing
11 4 (7.55%) System Testing
11 4 (7.55%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (41.51%) SQL
2 9 (16.98%) Java
3 8 (15.09%) C#
4 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.55%) VB
6 2 (3.77%) Python
7 1 (1.89%) C
7 1 (1.89%) C++
7 1 (1.89%) PHP
7 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.89%) Ruby
7 1 (1.89%) Scala
7 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Degree
2 6 (11.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) ISEB
4 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (13.21%) MiFID
3 4 (7.55%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (7.55%) EMIR
4 1 (1.89%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle
3 3 (5.66%) Murex
4 2 (3.77%) Fidessa
4 2 (3.77%) HP
5 1 (1.89%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.89%) Charles River
5 1 (1.89%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.89%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.89%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.89%) Serena
5 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.89%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.89%) Splunk
5 1 (1.89%) Tableau
5 1 (1.89%) Xamarin