The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 23 June 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
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 39 53
Rank change year-on-year +2 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 2 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.66% 1.93% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 2.00% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Median daily rate £310 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £315 £313
% change year-on-year - +0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +77.77% -18.18%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 283 350 428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 94.02% 96.42% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 210 302
Median daily rate £340 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.57% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 21 42
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +82.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.88 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Cambridge

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Cambridge

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Cambridge

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 9 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

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

1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing