The median contractor rate for a Senior QA Analyst was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 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.

Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 400 416 407
Rank change year-on-year +16 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior QA Analyst 2 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.010% 0.045% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.047% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 1
Median daily rate £550 £400 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £241 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.25 -
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 18483 21200 20424
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.80% 95.05% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13146 15201 14093
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 £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 281 378
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 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Senior QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 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
Canary Wharf - 1 £650 -
Senior QA Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 5 (100.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) API Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Business Process Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Big Data
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) NeoLoad
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) Geb
4 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation

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 1 (20.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (20.00%) Geb
3 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) JMeter
3 1 (20.00%) NeoLoad
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Front Office
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) API Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) DSDM
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Fund Management
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) RUP
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Compuware
1 1 (20.00%) Empirix
1 1 (20.00%) Sybase