Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £323 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 22 November 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
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 91 55
Rank change year-on-year -8 -36 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 37 20 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.57% 1.14% 3.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 1.23% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 51
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £323 £348 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.19% +15.83% +9.09%
10th Percentile £291 £246 £190
90th Percentile £373 £488 £344
South East median daily rate £325 £343 £325
% change year-on-year -5.11% +5.38% +9.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £27.00
South East median hourly rate - £39.37 £26.25
% change year-on-year - +49.98% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 2244 1629 2507
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 93.14% 95.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 844 1259
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £228 £213 £225
90th Percentile £525 £538 £513
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 78 107
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +12.00%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.00 £9.14
90th Percentile £42.50 £39.13 £31.30
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings that featured Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in Buckinghamshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -6 31 £325 -5.80%
Test Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 20 (54.05%) ISEB
2 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (45.95%) Finance
4 16 (43.24%) ISTQB
4 16 (43.24%) Test Scripting
5 14 (37.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (37.84%) HP
6 12 (32.43%) Software Testing
7 10 (27.03%) Regression Testing
8 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Excel
8 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
8 9 (24.32%) Waterfall
9 8 (21.62%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (21.62%) JIRA
10 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
10 7 (18.92%) SAP
10 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (18.92%) Smoke Testing
11 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (16.22%) User Stories
12 5 (13.51%) SDLC
12 5 (13.51%) System Integration Testing
12 5 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
12 5 (13.51%) Retail
12 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Project
12 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
12 5 (13.51%) Scenario Testing
13 4 (10.81%) Java
13 4 (10.81%) BusinessObjects

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (2.70%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.70%) DB2
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) JIRA
2 6 (16.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (10.81%) Selenium
4 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.70%) Appium
5 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.70%) XMLSpy
General
1 17 (45.95%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Retail
3 4 (10.81%) Automotive
3 4 (10.81%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
4 1 (2.70%) Electronics
4 1 (2.70%) Games
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Middleware
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) Java EE
3 1 (2.70%) JSP
3 1 (2.70%) Spring
3 1 (2.70%) Spring Boot
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) AIX
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (43.24%) Test Scripting
3 12 (32.43%) Software Testing
4 10 (27.03%) Regression Testing
5 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
5 9 (24.32%) Waterfall
6 8 (21.62%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (18.92%) Smoke Testing
7 7 (18.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (16.22%) User Stories
9 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (13.51%) SDLC
9 5 (13.51%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (10.81%) B2C
10 4 (10.81%) Migration
10 4 (10.81%) Test Planning
11 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
11 3 (8.11%) TDD
11 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) Java
2 2 (5.41%) C#
2 2 (5.41%) SQL
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (54.05%) ISEB
2 16 (43.24%) ISTQB
3 14 (37.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) Ansible
2 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) HP
2 7 (18.92%) SAP
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.70%) VMware