Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £215 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 19 February 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 Analyst
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 229 226 232
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6 -5
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 15 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.19% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.23% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 9
Midlands median daily rate £215 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.57% +16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £208 £246 £278
90th Percentile £235 £376 £345
England median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -
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 - £31.20 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +38.64% -

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 7,509 8,177 8,151
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.00% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,662 4,988 4,638
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 358 366
Midlands median hourly rate £16.41 £16.00 £14.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.53% +11.89% -7.74%
10th Percentile £9.96 £10.50 £10.02
90th Percentile £47.50 £38.75 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%

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 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 19 February 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
West Midlands +11 13 £215 -15.69% 3
East Midlands -5 2 - - 2
QA Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, QA Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Midlands region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) QA
2 14 (93.33%) Test Automation
3 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (80.00%) SQL
5 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (46.67%) Manual Testing
5 7 (46.67%) Functional Testing
5 7 (46.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (40.00%) Smoke Testing
6 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (40.00%) Performance Testing
6 6 (40.00%) Unit Testing
7 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
7 5 (33.33%) HTML
7 5 (33.33%) Google
7 5 (33.33%) Retail
7 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
7 5 (33.33%) JIRA
7 5 (33.33%) SpecFlow
7 5 (33.33%) Gherkin
7 5 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
7 5 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (33.33%) SDLC
7 5 (33.33%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
8 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
8 2 (13.33%) Selenium
8 2 (13.33%) Web Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Java

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) JIRA
1 5 (33.33%) JIRA Agile
1 5 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) JUnit
3 1 (6.67%) RSpec
General
1 5 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Test Automation
2 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) Functional Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Manual Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Smoke Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (40.00%) Unit Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 5 (33.33%) SDLC
5 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 2 (13.33%) Web Testing
7 1 (6.67%) BDD
7 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (6.67%) Investment Management
7 1 (6.67%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (6.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) Ruby
3 1 (6.67%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) WCAG
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Google