The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 25 June 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 / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 158 147
Rank change year-on-year +25 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 2 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.069% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
Median daily rate - £320 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £340 £339
% change year-on-year -10.29% +0.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.75

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2718 3555 3523
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.72% 94.75% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 2207 2028
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 132 196
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £43.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured QA Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in the North West

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Analyst in the North West

QA Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Merseyside -1 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 - -
QA Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 North West region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (66.67%) Selenium
3 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
5 2 (33.33%) Test Management
5 2 (33.33%) JIRA
6 1 (16.67%) Russian Language
6 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 1 (16.67%) System Testing
6 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (16.67%) Android
6 1 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (16.67%) Sitecore
6 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
6 1 (16.67%) Magento
6 1 (16.67%) Open Source
6 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
6 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
6 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 1 (16.67%) GitHub
6 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 1 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (16.67%) API Testing

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (16.67%) CMS
1 1 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (16.67%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) API Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Open Source
5 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Sitecore