The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £344 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 65 53 55
Rank change year-on-year -12 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 20 22 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.96% 2.14% 2.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 2.24% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 26
Median daily rate £344 £300 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.58% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £238 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £344 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +4.16% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.96 £30.00
% change year-on-year -8.54% -23.45%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 958 983 1153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 93.83% 95.44% 96.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 509 522
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 33 37
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +17.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £38.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Buckinghamshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Buckinghamshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Buckinghamshire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Milton Keynes -13 13 £344 +14.58% 1
Newport Pagnell - 1 - -
Test Analyst
South East

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 23 (82.14%) Finance
2 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
3 11 (39.29%) Test Scripting
3 11 (39.29%) ISEB
4 10 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (25.00%) SQL
6 6 (21.43%) HP
6 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 6 (21.43%) SDLC
7 5 (17.86%) Automation Testing
7 5 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (17.86%) BDD
7 5 (17.86%) Selenium
7 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
7 5 (17.86%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Smoke Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
7 5 (17.86%) C#
7 5 (17.86%) SAP
7 5 (17.86%) .NET
8 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
9 3 (10.71%) VBA
9 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (10.71%) JIRA
10 2 (7.14%) TDD
10 2 (7.14%) Document Management

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (3.57%) SAP FI
1 1 (3.57%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) CHAP
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.57%) PowerCenter
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Selenium
2 3 (10.71%) JIRA
3 2 (7.14%) JMeter
3 2 (7.14%) NeoLoad
4 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.57%) Calabash
4 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.57%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (82.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) REST
2 1 (3.57%) SOAP
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Online Banking
1 1 (3.57%) SWIFT
1 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) Test Scripting
3 10 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (21.43%) SDLC
4 6 (21.43%) Test Automation
5 5 (17.86%) Automation Testing
5 5 (17.86%) BDD
5 5 (17.86%) Integration Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Smoke Testing
5 5 (17.86%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (7.14%) Document Management
8 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Scrum
8 2 (7.14%) TDD
8 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) C#
3 3 (10.71%) VBA
4 1 (3.57%) Java
4 1 (3.57%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) ISEB
1 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
2 4 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) SEPA
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) HP
2 5 (17.86%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
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