Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior QA Analyst was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 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.

Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 620 605 585
Rank change year-on-year -15 -20 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Senior QA Analyst 14 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.030% 0.004% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.005% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 16
London median daily rate £525 £444 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.31% +4.41% -5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £376 £264
90th Percentile £588 £517 £525
England median daily rate £475 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +18.75% +4.58% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 43845 42658 44659
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.00% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31743 30364 31460
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 544 553 695
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Senior QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior QA Analyst in London

Senior QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior QA Analyst in London

Senior QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior QA Analyst in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior QA Analyst in London

Senior 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 Senior QA Analyst within the London region over the 6 months to 19 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 -3 4 £300 -41.46% 1
East London - 1 £425 -
Senior QA Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior QA Analyst in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 8 (57.14%) Asset Management
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) BDD
4 5 (35.71%) Windows
5 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (28.57%) Murex
5 4 (28.57%) .NET
5 4 (28.57%) TDD
5 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 4 (28.57%) Markit EDM
6 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
6 3 (21.43%) Selenium
6 3 (21.43%) JIRA
7 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
7 2 (14.29%) Degree
7 2 (14.29%) Derivative
7 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 2 (14.29%) Equities
7 2 (14.29%) Front Office
7 2 (14.29%) Oracle
7 2 (14.29%) Confluence
7 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
7 2 (14.29%) User Experience
7 2 (14.29%) Cucumber

Senior 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 2 (14.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (7.14%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Big Data
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
1 3 (21.43%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) Appium
2 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) Calabash
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
3 1 (7.14%) MSTest
3 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) TestRail
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Front Office
3 1 (7.14%) Back Office
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) HTML5
2 1 (7.14%) Node.js
2 1 (7.14%) RESTful
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Derivative
1 2 (14.29%) Equities
1 2 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) OTC Derivatives
2 1 (7.14%) W3C
2 1 (7.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (57.14%) Asset Management
2 6 (42.86%) BDD
3 4 (28.57%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
5 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.14%) Document Management
6 1 (7.14%) Kanban
6 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.14%) OWASP
6 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
6 1 (7.14%) System Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Test Management
6 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.14%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.14%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Murex
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) New Relic
3 1 (7.14%) Xamarin