The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 22 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 / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 247 257
Rank change year-on-year +17 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 20 24 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.28% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 7
Median daily rate £310 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.42% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £300 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £328 £335
% change year-on-year -5.34% -2.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
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 South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7341 8574 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.49% 95.03% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4284 5129 5122
Median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 385 429
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
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 South East

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

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 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
Berkshire - 7 £310 -
East Sussex +2 6 £180 -48.57% 1
Hampshire +13 3 £298 -15.00% 1
Surrey 0 2 £300 - 2
Kent - 2 £350 -
Oxfordshire -12 1 £350 -10.25% 2
QA Analyst
England

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

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

1 35 (100.00%) QA
2 22 (62.86%) Test Automation
3 20 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (34.29%) Java
5 11 (31.43%) Scrum
5 11 (31.43%) Selenium
6 9 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (20.00%) WebDriver
7 7 (20.00%) HP
8 6 (17.14%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (17.14%) Software Testing
8 6 (17.14%) JIRA
9 5 (14.29%) Functional Testing
9 5 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (14.29%) SDLC
9 5 (14.29%) Defect Management
9 5 (14.29%) Mobile App
9 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 5 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (14.29%) SAP
10 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Project
10 4 (11.43%) ERP
10 4 (11.43%) ISEB
10 4 (11.43%) Six Sigma
10 4 (11.43%) CMMI
10 4 (11.43%) Change Management
10 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
10 4 (11.43%) Open Source

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 4 (11.43%) MS Project Server
2 1 (2.86%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) SaaS
2 1 (2.86%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Selenium
2 7 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 6 (17.14%) JIRA
4 4 (11.43%) Cucumber
5 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.71%) Bugzilla
6 2 (5.71%) LoadRunner
6 2 (5.71%) Maven
6 2 (5.71%) SoapUI
6 2 (5.71%) Subversion
6 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.71%) TestNG
7 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.86%) TestRail
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
1 2 (5.71%) Law
1 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Billing
2 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) Behat
2 2 (5.71%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) SOAP
3 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.86%) Life Science
3 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Linux
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Test Automation
2 20 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (31.43%) Scrum
4 9 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Software Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 5 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 5 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (14.29%) SDLC
6 5 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 4 (11.43%) BDD
7 4 (11.43%) Change Control
7 4 (11.43%) Change Management
7 4 (11.43%) CMMI
7 4 (11.43%) ERP
7 4 (11.43%) Open Source
7 4 (11.43%) Process Improvement
7 4 (11.43%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) Java
2 3 (8.57%) PHP
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) C++
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) CSQA
1 4 (11.43%) ISEB
1 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.86%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.86%) Netcool
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) HP
2 5 (14.29%) SAP
3 3 (8.57%) Citrix
3 3 (8.57%) Compaq
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle
4 2 (5.71%) Google
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.71%) New Relic
5 1 (2.86%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.86%) Remedy
5 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.86%) Twitter