The median contractor rate for a Senior QA Analyst was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
UK
Rank 607 629 617
Rank change year-on-year +22 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior QA Analyst 2 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.023% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.024% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 1
Median daily rate £550 £380 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -36.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £241 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.25 -
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 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
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 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £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 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Senior QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior QA Analyst in the UK

Senior QA Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior QA Analyst in the UK

Senior QA Analyst
Top 3 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 3 months to 26 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 +29 2 £550 +44.73% 3
London +22 2 £550 +37.50% 2
Canary Wharf - 1 £650 -

Senior QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 7 (100.00%) QA
2 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Unix
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Test Management
4 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
5 1 (14.29%) Fund Management
5 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Kanban
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
5 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Asset Management

Senior QA 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 1 (14.29%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
3 1 (14.29%) Geb
3 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
3 1 (14.29%) JMeter
3 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
3 1 (14.29%) NeoLoad
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Electronics
3 1 (14.29%) Front Office
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (14.29%) Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) DSDM
4 1 (14.29%) Fund Management
4 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) RUP
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Compuware
1 1 (14.29%) Empirix
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) Sybase
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