The median contractor rate for a QA Test Analyst was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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 Test Analyst
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 549 589 584
Rank change year-on-year +40 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Test Analyst 38 63 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.12% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.13% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 48 42
Median daily rate £310 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.42% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £286 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £330 £350
% change year-on-year -9.09% -5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

QA Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Test Analyst in the UK

QA Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Test Analyst in the UK

QA Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Test Analyst in the UK

QA Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Test Analyst in the UK

QA Test Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England +20 36 £310 -11.42% 25
London -11 16 £343 -6.16% 10
South East +35 13 £285 -18.57% 7
East Sussex +3 6 £180 -48.57% 1
Brighton - 6 £180 - 1
South West - 4 £308 - 2
Gloucestershire - 3 £300 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £298 -
North West +25 2 - - 1
Surrey +3 2 £300 - 2
City of London +3 2 £333 -14.19% 2
Gloucester - 2 £285 -
Leatherhead - 2 £300 -
Yorkshire +21 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire +5 1 - - 1
Merseyside -1 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £250 -
Reading - 1 £250 -
Chester - 1 - -
West End of London - 1 £388 - 1
Cardiff - 1 £310 -
Somerset - 1 £400 -
Liverpool - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £310 -
Southampton - 1 £285 -
Maidstone - 1 - -
Taunton - 1 £400 -
South Wales - 1 £310 -

QA Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, QA Test 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 featuring QA Test Analyst in the job title.

1 88 (100.00%) QA
2 51 (57.95%) Test Automation
3 47 (53.41%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (40.91%) Java
5 34 (38.64%) Selenium
6 24 (27.27%) SQL
7 23 (26.14%) Cucumber
8 22 (25.00%) Test Scripting
9 18 (20.45%) Banking
10 16 (18.18%) Finance
10 16 (18.18%) Scrum
10 16 (18.18%) .NET
10 16 (18.18%) Manual Testing
11 14 (15.91%) JIRA
12 12 (13.64%) C#
13 11 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
14 10 (11.36%) BDD
14 10 (11.36%) Functional Testing
14 10 (11.36%) Software Testing
14 10 (11.36%) ISTQB
14 10 (11.36%) ISEB
14 10 (11.36%) Regression Testing
15 9 (10.23%) Scenario Testing
15 9 (10.23%) SoapUI
15 9 (10.23%) Jenkins
16 8 (9.09%) WebDriver
16 8 (9.09%) SDLC
16 8 (9.09%) Defect Management
16 8 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel

QA Test Analyst 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.41%) CMS
1 3 (3.41%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (2.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (2.27%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.14%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.14%) Confluence
3 1 (1.14%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.68%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (3.41%) GitHub
3 2 (2.27%) SaaS
4 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.14%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.14%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.41%) Hadoop
1 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (2.27%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.14%) Big Data
3 1 (1.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 34 (38.64%) Selenium
2 23 (26.14%) Cucumber
3 14 (15.91%) JIRA
4 9 (10.23%) Jenkins
4 9 (10.23%) SoapUI
5 8 (9.09%) WebDriver
6 6 (6.82%) Git (software)
7 4 (4.55%) LoadRunner
7 4 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (4.55%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.41%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.27%) Appium
9 2 (2.27%) Bugzilla
9 2 (2.27%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.27%) JBehave
9 2 (2.27%) JMeter
9 2 (2.27%) Maven
9 2 (2.27%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.27%) TestNG
10 1 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 18 (20.45%) Banking
2 16 (18.18%) Finance
3 4 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.41%) Back Office
5 2 (2.27%) Billing
5 2 (2.27%) Marketing
5 2 (2.27%) Publishing
6 1 (1.14%) Law
6 1 (1.14%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.14%) Retail
6 1 (1.14%) Russian Language
6 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.18%) .NET
2 7 (7.95%) Web Services
3 5 (5.68%) Gherkin
3 5 (5.68%) SOAP
4 3 (3.41%) Behat
4 3 (3.41%) REST
4 3 (3.41%) RESTful
4 3 (3.41%) XML
5 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.27%) HTML
5 2 (2.27%) JSON
6 1 (1.14%) CSS
6 1 (1.14%) HTML5
6 1 (1.14%) React
6 1 (1.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (1.14%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (1.14%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.55%) Derivative
3 4 (4.55%) User Experience
4 3 (3.41%) Equities
4 3 (3.41%) Fixed Income
4 3 (3.41%) Hedge funds
4 3 (3.41%) OTC Derivatives
5 2 (2.27%) NHS
6 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.14%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.14%) HoloLens
6 1 (1.14%) iPhone
6 1 (1.14%) iSeries
6 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.14%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.55%) Linux
1 4 (4.55%) Windows
2 3 (3.41%) Android
2 3 (3.41%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.14%) Unix
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (57.95%) Test Automation
2 47 (53.41%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 16 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 16 (18.18%) Scrum
5 11 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 11 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (11.36%) BDD
6 10 (11.36%) Functional Testing
6 10 (11.36%) Regression Testing
6 10 (11.36%) Software Testing
7 9 (10.23%) Scenario Testing
8 8 (9.09%) Defect Management
8 8 (9.09%) Performance Testing
8 8 (9.09%) SDLC
9 7 (7.95%) TDD
9 7 (7.95%) Waterfall
10 6 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (6.82%) Integration Testing
10 6 (6.82%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 36 (40.91%) Java
2 24 (27.27%) SQL
3 12 (13.64%) C#
4 8 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.09%) VBA
5 4 (4.55%) Python
5 4 (4.55%) Scala
6 3 (3.41%) PHP
6 3 (3.41%) VBScript
7 2 (2.27%) Ruby
7 2 (2.27%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.14%) Groovy
8 1 (1.14%) Perl
8 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (11.36%) ISEB
1 10 (11.36%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.27%) Degree
2 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (100.00%) QA
2 2 (2.27%) HL7
3 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.14%) Netcool
Vendors
1 7 (7.95%) Google
2 4 (4.55%) HP
3 3 (3.41%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.27%) Adobe
4 2 (2.27%) New Relic
4 2 (2.27%) Oracle
4 2 (2.27%) Remedy
4 2 (2.27%) Sybase
4 2 (2.27%) Twitter
5 1 (1.14%) Apple
5 1 (1.14%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.14%) Citrix
5 1 (1.14%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.14%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.14%) IBM
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.14%) Murex
5 1 (1.14%) SAP
5 1 (1.14%) ServiceNow
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 225 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £325 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago