The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £314 per day in advertised job vacancies in Basingstoke during the 3 months to 30 March 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.

Test Analyst
Hampshire / Basingstoke
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 33 26
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 5 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 1.92% 1.40% 3.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 1.49% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Median daily rate £314 £278 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +15.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.20 £14.18 £37.50
% change year-on-year +49.55% -62.20%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke. 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
Basingstoke
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 242 268 197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 92.72% 94.04% 98.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 141 87
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 12 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £17.45 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.26% -0.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.75 £11.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Basingstoke that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Basingstoke

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Basingstoke

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Basingstoke

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Basingstoke region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (33.33%) SilkTest
2 2 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) SOA

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke 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 (16.67%) Apache Solr
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) 4G
1 1 (16.67%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) SilkTest
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) V-Model
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft