The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 29 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.

Quality Assurance Analyst
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 - 124
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.057% - 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% - 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £280
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £340
% change year-on-year +16.66% -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1657 2454 2788
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.20% 94.68% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 1352 1528
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 42 77
Median hourly rate £17.32 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.49% +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in Scotland

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Analyst in Scotland

QA Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 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
Edinburgh - 1 - -
QA Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Scotland 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
4 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (50.00%) User Stories
4 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (50.00%) BDD
4 3 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 2 (33.33%) JIRA
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 1 (16.67%) Marketing
6 1 (16.67%) Java
6 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (16.67%) SAP
6 1 (16.67%) Linux
6 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (16.67%) ISEB
6 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
6 1 (16.67%) Web Development
6 1 (16.67%) Degree
6 1 (16.67%) Use Case
6 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (16.67%) TDD
6 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 1 (16.67%) Protractor
4 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Games
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Publishing
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) User Stories
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) API Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (16.67%) Use Case
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) SAP