Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Quality Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 831 817 824
Rank change year-on-year -14 +7 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Analyst 65 69 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.066% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.069% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 49 55
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +36.36%
10th Percentile £262 £243 £302
90th Percentile £588 £520 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £350 £388
% change year-on-year +22.86% -9.68% +84.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.67 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.74% +0.74% +50.00%
10th Percentile £21.25 £18.22 £21.25
90th Percentile £23.75 £99.00 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £59.31 £22.50
% change year-on-year -62.06% +163.58% +50.00%

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 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Quality Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Quality Analyst in the UK

Quality Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Quality Analyst in the UK

Quality Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Quality Analyst over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Quality Analyst in the UK

Quality Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Quality Analyst in the UK

Quality Analyst
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 24 November 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
England -11 59 £406 +16.07% 7
UK excluding London +30 33 £430 +22.86% 5
London -12 30 £375 - 2
South East +7 9 £475 +28.43% 1
Midlands +25 8 £436 +41.87% 1
North of England +58 7 £446 +20.95% 2
West Midlands +18 7 £436 +27.37%
Yorkshire +27 4 £301 -10.81%
Scotland +6 4 £287 -36.17%
South West -3 3 £480 +37.14% 1
North East +64 2 £550 +37.50%
East of England - 2 - -
North West +28 1 - - 2
East Midlands -5 1 - - 1

Quality Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 featuring Quality Analyst in the job title.

1 35 (53.85%) Data Quality
2 21 (32.31%) QA
3 20 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (29.23%) SQL
5 16 (24.62%) Finance
6 15 (23.08%) Test Automation
7 13 (20.00%) SAP
8 12 (18.46%) Data Management
8 12 (18.46%) Selenium
8 12 (18.46%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (16.92%) Data Governance
9 11 (16.92%) DataFlux
9 11 (16.92%) Trillium
10 10 (15.38%) Regression Testing
11 9 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (13.85%) Data Analysis
11 9 (13.85%) Banking
11 9 (13.85%) BDD
12 8 (12.31%) Exploratory Testing
12 8 (12.31%) TDD
12 8 (12.31%) Java
13 7 (10.77%) .NET
13 7 (10.77%) Informatica
13 7 (10.77%) Change Management
13 7 (10.77%) Migration
13 7 (10.77%) JIRA
13 7 (10.77%) Cucumber
13 7 (10.77%) Test Strategy
14 6 (9.23%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (9.23%) Data Migration

Quality 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 4 (6.15%) SAS
2 2 (3.08%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.08%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.54%) Confluence
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) SAP ERP
2 2 (3.08%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.08%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.54%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (1.54%) BrowserStack
1 1 (1.54%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) Apache Hive
1 4 (6.15%) Hadoop
1 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) Big Data
2 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.08%) QlikView
3 2 (3.08%) Sqoop
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.54%) MySQL
4 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (18.46%) Selenium
2 7 (10.77%) Cucumber
2 7 (10.77%) JIRA
3 4 (6.15%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.62%) JMeter
5 2 (3.08%) Appium
5 2 (3.08%) Gatling
5 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.08%) JUnit
5 2 (3.08%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (3.08%) TestNG
6 1 (1.54%) Calabash
6 1 (1.54%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.54%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (24.62%) Finance
2 9 (13.85%) Banking
3 6 (9.23%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.15%) Games
5 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.08%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.77%) .NET
2 5 (7.69%) SOAP
3 4 (6.15%) RESTful
4 2 (3.08%) JSON
4 2 (3.08%) OAuth
4 2 (3.08%) OAuth2
4 2 (3.08%) OpenID
4 2 (3.08%) REST
4 2 (3.08%) Web Services
5 1 (1.54%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.15%) FMCG
3 3 (4.62%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.54%) LIMS
5 1 (1.54%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.54%) User Experience
5 1 (1.54%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 12 (18.46%) Data Management
4 11 (16.92%) Data Governance
5 10 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 9 (13.85%) BDD
6 9 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (13.85%) Data Analysis
7 8 (12.31%) Exploratory Testing
7 8 (12.31%) TDD
8 7 (10.77%) Change Management
8 7 (10.77%) Migration
8 7 (10.77%) Test Strategy
9 6 (9.23%) Data Migration
9 6 (9.23%) ERP
9 6 (9.23%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (9.23%) System Testing
9 6 (9.23%) Validation
10 5 (7.69%) Performance Testing
10 5 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.23%) SQL
2 8 (12.31%) Java
3 3 (4.62%) Scala
4 2 (3.08%) C#
4 2 (3.08%) Python
5 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) Degree
2 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.62%) ISEB
4 3 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.08%) CSQA
6 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (53.85%) Data Quality
2 21 (32.31%) QA
3 4 (6.15%) GDPR
3 4 (6.15%) WCAG
4 3 (4.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) Ambari
1 2 (3.08%) Grafana
1 2 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.08%) Kibana
Vendors
1 13 (20.00%) SAP
2 11 (16.92%) DataFlux
2 11 (16.92%) Trillium
3 7 (10.77%) Informatica
4 5 (7.69%) IBM
5 3 (4.62%) Datanomic
6 2 (3.08%) Oracle
6 2 (3.08%) Splunk
6 2 (3.08%) Talend
7 1 (1.54%) Ariba
7 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.54%) HP
7 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.54%) Telerik
7 1 (1.54%) Veritas
7 1 (1.54%) Xamarin