Period
to 22 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

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
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 105 106 94
Rank change year-on-year +1 -12 -
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.063% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Wales median daily rate £325 £325 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.07% -
10th Percentile £313 £291 £254
90th Percentile £338 £340 £327
UK median daily rate £388 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +1.97% +8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £175.00 £20.20
% change year-on-year -83.43% +766.55% -10.24%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1,529 1,441 1,280
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 95.12% 96.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,084 981 899
Wales median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £181
90th Percentile £625 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 76 96
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £14.47 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -23.07% +10.60%
10th Percentile £10.04 £10.16 £11.17
90th Percentile £43.75 £49.71 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% -2.56%

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 22 April 2019. 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 +1 1 £325 -
QA Analyst
UK

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, QA Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA Agile
1 1 (100.00%) Acceptance Criteria

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 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA Agile
General
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Acceptance Criteria
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA