Period
to 23 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £240 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 225 209 249
Rank change year-on-year -16 +40 -19
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 21 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.27% 0.27% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.28% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 7
Midlands median daily rate £240 £258 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.80% -14.17% -7.69%
10th Percentile £208 £191 £273
90th Percentile £356 £406 £353
England median daily rate £375 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +10.29% -2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £175.00 £22.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +695.45% -1.12% +32.84%

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 7,481 7,138 8,774
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 95.03% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,543 4,355 5,100
Midlands median daily rate £405 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +0.63% +10.42%
10th Percentile £231 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 317 280
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.50 £42.80 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.52 £18.69 £19.50
% change year-on-year -0.92% -4.14% +11.43%

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 23 June 2018.

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 23 June 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 19 £240 +11.63% 2
East Midlands -7 2 £338 -7.22%
QA Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 21 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (95.24%) Test Automation
3 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (76.19%) SQL
5 13 (61.90%) Gherkin
5 13 (61.90%) Acceptance Criteria
6 12 (57.14%) SpecFlow
7 11 (52.38%) JIRA
8 10 (47.62%) Google
8 10 (47.62%) Retail
8 10 (47.62%) Waterfall
8 10 (47.62%) Performance Testing
8 10 (47.62%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (47.62%) Google Cloud Platform
9 9 (42.86%) SDLC
9 9 (42.86%) HTML
9 9 (42.86%) E-Commerce
10 8 (38.10%) JIRA Agile
11 6 (28.57%) Functional Testing
11 6 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
12 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
12 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
12 5 (23.81%) Selenium
12 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
12 5 (23.81%) Smoke Testing
13 4 (19.05%) TDD
13 4 (19.05%) BDD
13 4 (19.05%) WebDriver

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 3 (14.29%) Confluence
2 1 (4.76%) MindAlign
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (47.62%) Google Cloud Platform
Development Applications
1 12 (57.14%) SpecFlow
2 11 (52.38%) JIRA
3 8 (38.10%) JIRA Agile
4 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
4 5 (23.81%) Selenium
5 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (47.62%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) Gherkin
2 9 (42.86%) HTML
3 3 (14.29%) Velocity
4 1 (4.76%) CSS
4 1 (4.76%) CSS3
4 1 (4.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) Test Automation
2 19 (90.48%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (61.90%) Acceptance Criteria
4 10 (47.62%) Performance Testing
4 10 (47.62%) Waterfall
5 9 (42.86%) E-Commerce
5 9 (42.86%) SDLC
6 6 (28.57%) Functional Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Smoke Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
7 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
7 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (19.05%) BDD
8 4 (19.05%) TDD
9 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 3 (14.29%) System Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Google
2 1 (4.76%) Bloomberg
2 1 (4.76%) Reuters