The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 46 54 29
Rank change year-on-year +8 -25  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 6 7 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.13% 1.13% 4.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.16% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 8
Median daily rate £275 £278 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.90% -4.31%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +4.16% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
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 Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 495 606 642
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 93.57% 97.58% 97.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 363 315
Median daily rate £350 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £255 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 43 61
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +134.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.50 £37.50
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 Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Cambridgeshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Cambridgeshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Cambridgeshire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Peterborough +5 5 £275 +3.77%
Test Analyst
East of England

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (88.24%) Selenium
3 14 (82.35%) Automation Testing
3 14 (82.35%) Java
4 13 (76.47%) TDD
4 13 (76.47%) WebDriver
4 13 (76.47%) Jenkins
5 12 (70.59%) Appium
5 12 (70.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (70.59%) Eclipse
6 10 (58.82%) Test Scripting
6 10 (58.82%) QA
7 9 (52.94%) Back Office
7 9 (52.94%) JBehave
8 8 (47.06%) Regression Testing
8 8 (47.06%) Cucumber
9 7 (41.18%) Finance
10 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
11 5 (29.41%) BDD
11 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
11 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (29.41%) Defect Management
12 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
12 4 (23.53%) Banking
13 3 (17.65%) JUnit
13 3 (17.65%) Degree
13 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
14 2 (11.76%) C#
14 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
15 1 (5.88%) NUnit

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (88.24%) Selenium
2 13 (76.47%) Jenkins
2 13 (76.47%) WebDriver
3 12 (70.59%) Appium
3 12 (70.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 12 (70.59%) Eclipse
4 9 (52.94%) JBehave
5 8 (47.06%) Cucumber
6 3 (17.65%) JUnit
7 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
7 1 (5.88%) JIRA
7 1 (5.88%) NUnit
7 1 (5.88%) RSpec
General
1 9 (52.94%) Back Office
2 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 4 (23.53%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
1 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
1 1 (5.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (82.35%) Automation Testing
3 13 (76.47%) TDD
4 10 (58.82%) Test Scripting
5 8 (47.06%) Regression Testing
6 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
7 5 (29.41%) BDD
7 5 (29.41%) Defect Management
7 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
8 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
9 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
11 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
11 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
11 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
11 1 (5.88%) Scrum
11 1 (5.88%) Test Management
11 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
11 1 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (58.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) HP