Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior QA Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 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.

Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 858 874 862
Rank change year-on-year +16 -12 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior QA Analyst 19 7 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.007% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.007% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 23
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.59% -18.89%
10th Percentile £275 £368 £267
90th Percentile £581 £489 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £400 £300
% change year-on-year -17.25% +33.33% -21.05%
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 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
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 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Senior QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior QA Analyst in the UK

Senior QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior QA Analyst in the UK

Senior QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior QA Analyst over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior QA Analyst in the UK

Senior QA Analyst
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior QA Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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 +27 17 £475 +18.75% 6
London -7 14 £525 +18.31% 3
UK excluding London +18 5 £331 -17.25% 3
South East 0 2 £310 -22.50% 2
Scotland - 2 £353 -
East of England -5 1 £550 +37.50%

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Senior QA 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 Senior QA Analyst in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (47.37%) Finance
4 8 (42.11%) BDD
4 8 (42.11%) Asset Management
5 7 (36.84%) SQL
5 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
6 5 (26.32%) Selenium
6 5 (26.32%) .NET
6 5 (26.32%) Windows
6 5 (26.32%) Linux
6 5 (26.32%) TDD
7 4 (21.05%) Scrum
7 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (21.05%) Murex
7 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
7 4 (21.05%) Markit EDM
7 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
8 3 (15.79%) API Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Process Improvement
8 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
8 3 (15.79%) Degree
8 3 (15.79%) JIRA
8 3 (15.79%) Test Management
8 3 (15.79%) Kanban
8 3 (15.79%) ERP
8 3 (15.79%) Java
8 3 (15.79%) Oracle
8 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering

Senior QA 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 2 (10.53%) Confluence
1 2 (10.53%) MS Project Server
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) JBoss
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Markit EDM
2 2 (10.53%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (5.26%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) SSL
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) Big Data
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Selenium
2 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
3 3 (15.79%) JIRA
4 2 (10.53%) Appium
4 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
4 2 (10.53%) JMeter
4 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.26%) Calabash
5 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
5 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.26%) MSTest
5 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.26%) Subversion
5 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.26%) TestRail
5 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.26%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Front Office
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) SOAP
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) HTML5
3 1 (5.26%) J2EE
3 1 (5.26%) Middleware
3 1 (5.26%) Node.js
3 1 (5.26%) RESTful
3 1 (5.26%) WebdriverIO
3 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Derivative
1 2 (10.53%) Equities
1 2 (10.53%) User Experience
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) OTC Derivatives
2 1 (5.26%) W3C
2 1 (5.26%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Asset Management
2 8 (42.11%) BDD
3 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
4 5 (26.32%) TDD
5 4 (21.05%) Scrum
5 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
6 3 (15.79%) API Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Change Management
6 3 (15.79%) ERP
6 3 (15.79%) Kanban
6 3 (15.79%) Process Improvement
6 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 3 (15.79%) Test Management
7 2 (10.53%) Change Control
7 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Open Source
7 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (5.26%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
1 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) CSQA
2 2 (10.53%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) Ansible
2 1 (5.26%) Kibana
2 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Murex
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) SAP
4 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) New Relic
4 1 (5.26%) WSO2
4 1 (5.26%) Xamarin