Period
to 13 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £215 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 13 December 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 Analyst
England > Midlands
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 253 221
Rank change year-on-year +16 -32 +16
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 10 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.12% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 7
Midlands median daily rate £215 £250 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.00% -12.28% +96.55%
10th Percentile £207 £208 £227
90th Percentile £419 £365 £353
England median daily rate £420 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +16.69% +2.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Midlands median hourly rate - £18.39 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.05% -
England median hourly rate - £22.67 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +0.74% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7868 9045 8056
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.05% 95.43% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4934 5521 4632
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £219
90th Percentile £550 £550 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 370 443
Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -3.88%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £10.11
90th Percentile £45.00 £39.55 £36.20
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in the Midlands

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Analyst in the Midlands

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Analyst in the Midlands over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Analyst in the Midlands

QA Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Analyst in the Midlands

QA Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 13 December 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
West Midlands +17 7 £215 -38.57% 1
East Midlands -5 3 - -
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, 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 Midlands region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) QA
2 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (40.00%) JIRA
5 3 (30.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 3 (30.00%) Google
5 3 (30.00%) Retail
5 3 (30.00%) HTML
5 3 (30.00%) Selenium
5 3 (30.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (30.00%) SDLC
5 3 (30.00%) JIRA Agile
5 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (30.00%) SpecFlow
5 3 (30.00%) Gherkin
6 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (10.00%) CRM
7 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
7 1 (10.00%) ISEB
7 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (10.00%) Confluence
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
2 3 (30.00%) JIRA Agile
2 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) JUnit
3 1 (10.00%) RSpec
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Gherkin
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 3 (30.00%) SDLC
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
5 1 (10.00%) BDD
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
5 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) System Testing
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby
2 1 (10.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (10.00%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Google
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) hybris