Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £280 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 25 July 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 Assurance Analyst
UK > Wales
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 95 -
Rank change year-on-year +3 - +101
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.16% 0.081% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.083% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Wales median daily rate £280 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.33% - -
UK median daily rate £343 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -2.00% - -5.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £19.63 £22.25 £16.75
% change year-on-year -11.80% +32.84% -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1240 1207 1581
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.35% 97.97% 95.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 784 1012
Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £210 £185
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 84 88
Wales median hourly rate £21.13 £15.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.29% +14.81% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.13 £9.93
90th Percentile £77.50 £67.05 £22.53
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in Wales

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Analyst in Wales

QA Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the Wales region over the 6 months to 25 July 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
South Wales +3 2 £280 -25.33%
QA Analyst
UK

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 17 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, 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 across the Wales region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) iSeries
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) IBM

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Kanban
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM