Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Quality Analyst was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 207 204
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3 -
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Analyst 5 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.091% 0.033% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.035% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 11
South West median daily rate £388 £275 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.91% -11.29% -
10th Percentile £324 £150 £200
90th Percentile £516 £400 £375
England median daily rate £408 £356 £375
% change year-on-year +14.39% -5.00% -0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £18.00 £99.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -81.82% +528.57% +26.00%

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 5241 5758 6185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.55% 95.52% 95.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3287 3725 3898
South West median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £219 £230 £225
90th Percentile £531 £550 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 274 316 370
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £33.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +57.14% +10.53%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £45.33
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +2.94%

Quality Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 25 July 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 6 months to 25 July 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
Wiltshire - 3 £350 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £425 -
Quality Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) QA
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (40.00%) PuTTY
2 2 (40.00%) WinSCP
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (40.00%) vSphere
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) F#
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (40.00%) TestNG
2 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle

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 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) PuTTY
1 2 (40.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Ant
1 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (40.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (40.00%) TestNG
1 2 (40.00%) Toad
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (20.00%) Billing
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (20.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) API Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Data Governance
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) F#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (40.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Trillium