The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance Analyst
England / South East
Rank 230 258 259
Rank change year-on-year +28 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 15 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.044% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.046% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
Median daily rate £388 £295 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.35% -6.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £295 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £349 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £340
% change year-on-year +4.16% -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 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 7288 8686 9157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.05% 94.92% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4122 5321 4899
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 373 440
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.05 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 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
Buckinghamshire -8 4 £381 +29.23%
Hampshire - 4 £338 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £375 - 1
Surrey - 2 £525 - 5
East Sussex +13 1 £165 -54.48%
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 35 (100.00%) QA
2 20 (57.14%) Selenium
3 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (37.14%) Java
5 11 (31.43%) JIRA
5 11 (31.43%) WebDriver
6 9 (25.71%) BDD
7 8 (22.86%) C#
8 7 (20.00%) Cucumber
8 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 7 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 7 (20.00%) Defect Management
9 6 (17.14%) QA Automation
9 6 (17.14%) SQL
9 6 (17.14%) Oracle
10 5 (14.29%) TDD
10 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
10 5 (14.29%) Risk Management
10 5 (14.29%) Finance
10 5 (14.29%) Scrum
10 5 (14.29%) ISEB
10 5 (14.29%) .NET
10 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
10 5 (14.29%) Jenkins
11 4 (11.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (11.43%) Automation Testing
11 4 (11.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (5.71%) JBoss
2 1 (2.86%) Confluence
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (57.14%) Selenium
2 11 (31.43%) JIRA
2 11 (31.43%) WebDriver
3 7 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 5 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 4 (11.43%) SoapUI
5 4 (11.43%) Subversion
6 3 (8.57%) Bugzilla
7 2 (5.71%) LoadRunner
7 2 (5.71%) SpecFlow
7 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (2.86%) Burp Suite
8 1 (2.86%) Gatling
8 1 (2.86%) JMeter
8 1 (2.86%) Protractor
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Law
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (11.43%) XML
3 2 (5.71%) Behat
3 2 (5.71%) SOAP
4 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.86%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
3 2 (5.71%) Android
3 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.71%) BDD
3 7 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 7 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 7 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (17.14%) QA Automation
5 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 5 (14.29%) Scrum
5 5 (14.29%) TDD
6 4 (11.43%) Automation Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Performance Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Quality Management
6 4 (11.43%) Software Testing
6 4 (11.43%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
7 3 (8.57%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) Java
2 8 (22.86%) C#
3 6 (17.14%) SQL
4 2 (5.71%) PHP
5 1 (2.86%) C++
5 1 (2.86%) F#
5 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) ISEB
1 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.86%) PMO
3 1 (2.86%) WAI
3 1 (2.86%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle
2 4 (11.43%) HP
3 3 (8.57%) Citrix
3 3 (8.57%) Compaq
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.71%) New Relic
5 1 (2.86%) Google
5 1 (2.86%) Progress
5 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.86%) SAP
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