The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Kent region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
South East / Kent
Rank 37 19 31
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 4 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.52% 7.05% 2.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 7.56% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 5
Median daily rate £209 £180 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.97% -48.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £180 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £210 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £185.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.97 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -18.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
250 225 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 95.06% 93.36% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 170 132
Median daily rate £350 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 21
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +66.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Kent region that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Analyst across the Kent region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst across the Kent region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Kent region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Folkestone - 1 - -
Test Analyst
South East

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, Test 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 Kent region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) Functional Testing
2 5 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (44.44%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Retail
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
5 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (11.11%) RPG
6 1 (11.11%) AS400
6 1 (11.11%) Banking
6 1 (11.11%) System Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Functional Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) System Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) RPG
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) HP