Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 19 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 88 77
Rank change year-on-year +29 -11 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 30 11 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.26% 0.75% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.37% 0.80% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 30
Cheshire median daily rate £310 £273 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.76% -14.51% +2.82%
10th Percentile £213 £149 £235
90th Percentile £375 £403 £388
North West median daily rate £300 £300 £301
% change year-on-year - -0.41% +4.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £23.97 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +4.20% -27.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1265 1374 1999
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.47% 93.85% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 994 1331
Cheshire median daily rate £410 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £268
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 49 86
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -12.59% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £33.00 £26.75 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +17.19% -21.95% +27.81%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Cheshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Cheshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in Cheshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Cheshire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 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
Chester +15 7 £284 -12.69%
Warrington - 5 £356 -
Widnes - 4 £325 -
Knutsford - 2 - -
Test Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 Cheshire region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 12 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (30.00%) Banking
4 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (23.33%) SQL
6 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 5 (16.67%) SoapUI
7 5 (16.67%) Java
7 5 (16.67%) Web Services
7 5 (16.67%) Selenium
8 4 (13.33%) Fortinet
8 4 (13.33%) Retail Banking
8 4 (13.33%) MCSE
8 4 (13.33%) MCSA
8 4 (13.33%) ISEB
8 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (13.33%) HP UFT
8 4 (13.33%) WebDriver
8 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
8 4 (13.33%) System Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Functional Testing
9 3 (10.00%) API Testing
9 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Performance Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Kanban
9 3 (10.00%) Cucumber
9 3 (10.00%) QA
9 3 (10.00%) HP

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (3.33%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.33%) Big Data
2 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Selenium
1 5 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 4 (13.33%) HP UFT
2 4 (13.33%) WebDriver
3 3 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.67%) JIRA
4 2 (6.67%) JMeter
5 1 (3.33%) NeoLoad
5 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 9 (30.00%) Banking
3 4 (13.33%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) Web Services
2 3 (10.00%) SOAP
3 2 (6.67%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.67%) REST
4 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.67%) SWIFT
2 1 (3.33%) Internet of Things
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (13.33%) Functional Testing
4 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
4 4 (13.33%) System Testing
5 3 (10.00%) API Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Kanban
5 3 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Scrum
5 3 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Defect Management
6 2 (6.67%) Document Management
6 2 (6.67%) ITIL
6 2 (6.67%) Migration
6 2 (6.67%) Open Source
6 2 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.33%) VB
4 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) ISEB
1 4 (13.33%) MCSA
1 4 (13.33%) MCSE
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Fortinet
2 3 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle