The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was - per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 23 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 122 119
Rank change year-on-year +21 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.070% 0.097% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £350 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £330 £338
% change year-on-year -6.06% -2.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West Yorkshire. 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 Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1402 1984 2003
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 97.84% 96.40% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 947 1375 1378
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £535 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 38 60
Median hourly rate £15.86 £14.13 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +3.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.27 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in West Yorkshire

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Analyst in West Yorkshire

QA Analyst
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Leeds +12 1 - -
QA Analyst
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Yorkshire region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Scala
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (50.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
1 2 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Usability Testing
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Scala
2 1 (50.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Atlassian