The average day rate for freelancers working in QA / Testing in 2019 was £313 per day with the most common range being £250-350 per day. Those in the top 10% of the discipline earned at least £470 per day indicating that those with specifically desired expertise can command a significantly higher day rate.
In this specifically skilled discipline, there was the largest disparity between project lengths. The average length in 2019 was approximately seven weeks (34 working days) but project’s in the top 10% ran for nearly seven months (144 days). This reveals the level of assurance required by clients on large complex and transformative projects and thus significantly elongates a freelancer’s stay with a client.
There are several reasons why now might be the time to hire a QA/Tester freelancer. This includes:
Time — Due to testers being experienced in testing best practice, they can quickly and efficiently test a product and service from start to finish and help identify any bugs / issues that need to be urgently fixed.
Skills/knowledge — As they’re solely focused on testing, QA freelancers have the expertise to execute efficient testing campaigns. As they have years of testing, across various projects, they’re able to determine the right plan and approach to test a project competently.
Communication — QA testers help keep a constant discussion across the development of a project. They work with developers to understand objectives, reasons and decisions, but also encourage the developers to do the same, ensuring acceptance criteria isn’t lost.
Flexibility — Testing freelancers are flexible and adaptable and are able to adjust changes in workflow and processes when it comes to changes in original requirements. They can quickly amend and adjust the timeplan and plan.
Each of our testing experts have been manually vetted by our dedicated onboarding team to ensure they have the right skills and experience to be considered an elite Freelancer.
We have various types of QA/Testers including:
Each of our testers have a profile page that outlines their skills and experience giving you the opportunity to review this information to ensure you are hiring the right freelancer, with the right background for your project.
Alternatively, you can engage directly with our Talent Team. Not only can they help you create your brief, to detail exactly what you’re looking for, they can also help with shortlisting candidates, to ensure you find the right freelancer to get the job done.
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