Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Junior QA Tester was £318 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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.

Junior Quality Assurance Tester
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 907 892 889
Rank change year-on-year -15 -3 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Junior QA Tester 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.003% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.003% 0.001%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
UK median daily rate £318 £138 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +130.91% -33.73% +27.69%
10th Percentile £196 £119 £204
90th Percentile £425 £156 £211
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 99,844 98,017 97,325
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.93% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 66,066 64,939 63,502
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,088 2,875 3,289
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.35% +1.37% -

Junior QA Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Junior QA Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Junior QA Tester in the UK

Junior QA Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Junior QA Tester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Junior QA Tester in the UK

Junior QA Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior QA Tester over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Junior QA Tester in the UK

Junior QA Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior QA Tester in the UK

Junior QA Tester
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior QA Tester within the UK over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. 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
London +15 2 £318 +130.91% 1
England -11 2 £318 +130.91% 3

Junior QA Tester Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, Junior QA Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Junior QA Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) GitHub
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (50.00%) Fintech

Junior QA Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (50.00%) Fintech
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA