The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £215 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 28 June 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 144 113
Rank change year-on-year +29 -31  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.067% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.070% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Median daily rate £215 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £363 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £388 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £340
% change year-on-year -14.28% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.75

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1968 2846 2221
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.71% 94.68% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3909 5965 5331
Median daily rate £393 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.87% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £219 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 302 504
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +2.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.41 £10.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £39.43 £31.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in the West Midlands

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Analyst in the West Midlands

QA Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Analyst in the West Midlands

QA Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Herefordshire - 5 £215 -
Birmingham +15 1 £250 - 1
QA Analyst
England

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 West Midlands region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) QA
2 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
3 8 (72.73%) Performance Testing
3 8 (72.73%) Waterfall
3 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (63.64%) Google
4 7 (63.64%) HTML
4 7 (63.64%) SQL
4 7 (63.64%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (63.64%) JIRA
5 6 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (54.55%) SDLC
5 6 (54.55%) JIRA Agile
5 6 (54.55%) Retail
5 6 (54.55%) SpecFlow
5 6 (54.55%) Gherkin
6 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
7 3 (27.27%) .NET
7 3 (27.27%) ISEB
7 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
8 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 2 (18.18%) Java
9 1 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
9 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
9 1 (9.09%) QA Automation
9 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
9 1 (9.09%) CSS
9 1 (9.09%) Remedy
9 1 (9.09%) Logistics
9 1 (9.09%) Software Testing

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (63.64%) Google Cloud Platform
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) JIRA
2 6 (54.55%) JIRA Agile
2 6 (54.55%) SpecFlow
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) YouTrack
General
1 6 (54.55%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) HTML
2 6 (54.55%) Gherkin
3 3 (27.27%) .NET
4 1 (9.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Performance Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Waterfall
3 6 (54.55%) SDLC
4 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
6 1 (9.09%) Logistics
6 1 (9.09%) QA Automation
6 1 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) Remedy
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