The median contractor rate for a Senior QA Test Analyst was - per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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.

Senior Quality Assurance Test Analyst
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 644 621
Contract jobs requiring a Senior QA Test Analyst 0 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.007% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.008% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £331 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £241 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
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 1489 1590 2025
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 £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Senior QA Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior QA Test Analyst in the UK

Senior QA Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior QA Test Analyst in the UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Senior 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 Senior QA Test Analyst in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Electronics
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared

Senior 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
3 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP