Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 November 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 > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 352 351 358
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7 -21
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 19 29 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 12
South East median daily rate £310 £344 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.82% +14.58% +26.98%
10th Percentile £286 £197 £183
90th Percentile £433 £429 £374
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South East median hourly rate - - £22.50
England median hourly rate - £22.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15916 15709 18180
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.96% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9454 9351 10674
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 650 777 914
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.25 £10.29
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.03 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in the South East

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Analyst in the South East

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Analyst in the South East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Analyst in the South East

QA Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Analyst in the South East

QA Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 22 November 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
Thames Valley -16 9 £325 -11.86% 5
Berkshire +5 7 £310 +7.83% 2
Hampshire +12 3 £310 +12.73% 2
East Sussex +3 3 - - 1
Surrey -12 3 £300 -14.29% 2
Oxfordshire +2 2 £438 +9.38% 2
West Sussex -18 1 - - 2
QA Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 South East region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) QA
2 16 (84.21%) Test Automation
3 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (31.58%) Scrum
4 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (31.58%) JIRA
4 6 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Java
6 4 (21.05%) HP
6 4 (21.05%) Selenium
6 4 (21.05%) IT Audit
6 4 (21.05%) SDLC
7 3 (15.79%) API Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Open Source
7 3 (15.79%) Confluence
7 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
7 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
7 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
7 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
7 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (15.79%) ISEB
7 3 (15.79%) Web Services
7 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
8 2 (10.53%) ITSM
8 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
8 2 (10.53%) Service Management

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (15.79%) Confluence
2 2 (10.53%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (10.53%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) JIRA
2 4 (21.05%) Selenium
3 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
4 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
4 2 (10.53%) JUnit
4 2 (10.53%) Maven
4 2 (10.53%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Billing
2 2 (10.53%) Publishing
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Test Automation
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) Scrum
3 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
5 4 (21.05%) IT Audit
5 4 (21.05%) SDLC
6 3 (15.79%) API Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Open Source
6 3 (15.79%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
7 2 (10.53%) ERP
7 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
7 2 (10.53%) ITSM
7 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
7 2 (10.53%) Service Management
7 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Groovy
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ISEB
1 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) CSQA
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (10.53%) Netcool
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) Remedy
2 2 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (10.53%) SAP
2 2 (10.53%) ServiceNow
2 2 (10.53%) Talend
3 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.26%) Google
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Twitter