The median contractor rate for a Quality Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Analyst
UK
Rank 573 604 573
Rank change year-on-year +31 -31  
Contract jobs requiring a Quality Analyst 23 38 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.072% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.075% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 23
Median daily rate £400 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +7.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £181 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £338 £363
% change year-on-year +18.51% -6.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £29.50 - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 - £18.00

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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Quality Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Quality Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Quality Analyst in the UK

Quality Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Quality Analyst over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Quality Analyst in the UK

Quality Analyst
Top 20 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 3 months to 24 March 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 +22 23 £400 +10.34% 12
London +24 12 £391 -13.05% 6
South West - 4 £438 -
North West +30 3 £155 -34.84% 3
South East +24 3 £500 +25.00% 2
Wiltshire - 3 £438 -
Cumbria - 3 £155 -
Docklands, London - 2 £375 -
Carlisle - 2 £140 -
Corsham - 2 £325 -
Milton Keynes -9 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -10 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £500 -
West Sussex - 1 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £400 -
North East - 1 £400 -
Swindon - 1 £550 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £400 -
Hammersmith - 1 £408 -
Berkshire - 1 - -

Quality Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 46 (63.89%) Data Quality
2 26 (36.11%) SQL
3 24 (33.33%) Data Analysis
4 23 (31.94%) QA
5 16 (22.22%) Finance
5 16 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 14 (19.44%) Data Management
7 13 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 10 (13.89%) Solvency II
9 10 (13.89%) Master Data Management
10 8 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (11.11%) Oracle
10 8 (11.11%) Sybase
10 8 (11.11%) Banking
11 7 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (9.72%) Data Modelling
11 7 (9.72%) Selenium
12 6 (8.33%) Information Governance
12 6 (8.33%) IBM InfoSphere
12 6 (8.33%) Regression Testing
12 6 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (8.33%) IBM
12 6 (8.33%) Informatica
12 6 (8.33%) Migration
13 5 (6.94%) Validation
13 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (6.94%) MS PowerPoint
13 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (6.94%) NHS

Quality Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (6.94%) SAS
2 2 (2.78%) Confluence
2 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.94%) MS Office
2 5 (6.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.78%) MS Project
5 1 (1.39%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Lorenzo
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.39%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) Internet
1 1 (1.39%) PuTTY
1 1 (1.39%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.33%) IBM InfoSphere
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.56%) QlikView
4 3 (4.17%) Data Mining
4 3 (4.17%) DB2
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.39%) MS Access
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.39%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Selenium
2 5 (6.94%) Cucumber
3 4 (5.56%) SpecFlow
3 4 (5.56%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (2.78%) JIRA
4 2 (2.78%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.39%) Ant
5 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.39%) Gatling
5 1 (1.39%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.39%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.39%) TestNG
5 1 (1.39%) Toad
General
1 16 (22.22%) Finance
2 8 (11.11%) Banking
3 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.78%) Billing
4 2 (2.78%) Legal
4 2 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.78%) Publishing
5 1 (1.39%) Advertising
5 1 (1.39%) Finnish Language
5 1 (1.39%) French Language
5 1 (1.39%) Games
5 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Law
5 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.39%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) .NET
1 2 (2.78%) Gherkin
1 2 (2.78%) XML
2 1 (1.39%) HTML
2 1 (1.39%) JSON
2 1 (1.39%) SAP CO-PA
2 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.94%) NHS
3 2 (2.78%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.78%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.39%) LIMS
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (1.39%) Linux
2 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.39%) Unix
2 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 14 (19.44%) Data Management
3 13 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (13.89%) Master Data Management
5 7 (9.72%) Data Modelling
5 7 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (8.33%) Information Governance
6 6 (8.33%) Migration
6 6 (8.33%) Regression Testing
7 5 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (6.94%) Project Management
7 5 (6.94%) Quality Management
7 5 (6.94%) Test Automation
7 5 (6.94%) Test Scripting
7 5 (6.94%) Validation
8 4 (5.56%) Data Governance
8 4 (5.56%) ETL
8 4 (5.56%) Test Strategy
8 4 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (36.11%) SQL
2 3 (4.17%) Java
3 2 (2.78%) F#
3 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.39%) C#
4 1 (1.39%) Python
4 1 (1.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (5.56%) Degree
2 3 (4.17%) ISEB
2 3 (4.17%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (63.89%) Data Quality
2 23 (31.94%) QA
3 10 (13.89%) Solvency II
4 3 (4.17%) PMO
5 2 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (1.39%) GAMP
6 1 (1.39%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) vRealize
Vendors
1 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.11%) Oracle
2 8 (11.11%) Sybase
3 6 (8.33%) IBM
3 6 (8.33%) Informatica
4 4 (5.56%) Talend
4 4 (5.56%) Trillium
5 3 (4.17%) DataFlux
5 3 (4.17%) SAP
6 2 (2.78%) HP
7 1 (1.39%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.39%) Civica
7 1 (1.39%) Compaq
7 1 (1.39%) OpenText
7 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.39%) Tableau
7 1 (1.39%) VMware
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
South East England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £225 to £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago