The median contractor rate for a Quality Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 25 April 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 Analyst
England / South West
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 - 142
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Analyst 4 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.15% - 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% - 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 8
Median daily rate £350 - £288
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 - £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 - £361
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 - £18.00

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 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
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2508 2867 3118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.62% 96.11% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1595 1851 1947
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 183 167
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.26% +75.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Quality Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Quality Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Quality Analyst in the South West

Quality Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Quality Analyst in the South West

Quality Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Quality Analyst in the South West over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Quality Analyst in the South West

Quality Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Quality Analyst in the South West

Quality Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Quality Analyst within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 April 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
Wiltshire - 3 £350 -
Quality Analyst
England

Quality Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, Quality 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 West region featuring Quality Analyst in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (28.57%) vSphere
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
4 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) Data Quality
4 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) F#
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (28.57%) TestNG
4 2 (28.57%) TeamCity
4 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (28.57%) Smart Meter
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Billing

Quality Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) PuTTY
1 2 (28.57%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Ant
1 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
1 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
1 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (28.57%) TeamCity
1 2 (28.57%) TestNG
1 2 (28.57%) Toad
2 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 1 (14.29%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (28.57%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
1 2 (28.57%) Smart Meter
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) API Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) CRM
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (28.57%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) F#
2 2 (28.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA
2 2 (28.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (28.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) HP
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
1 2 (28.57%) VMware