Period
to 18 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 18 December 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 33 19
Rank change year-on-year +10 -14 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 9 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.29% 1.19% 6.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.48% 1.26% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 15
Chester median daily rate £250 £220 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -32.31% +13.54%
10th Percentile £193 £187 £272
90th Percentile £330 £316 £391
Cheshire median daily rate £304 £319 £325
% change year-on-year -4.71% -1.92% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Contract vacancies in Chester with a recognized job title 201 239 249
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.71% 94.47% 93.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 205 173
Chester median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £211 £213 £298
90th Percentile £502 £488 £513
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £400 £424
% change year-on-year +3.13% -5.60% +13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 26
Chester median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £18.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.35% -10.90%
10th Percentile £11.10 £13.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £29.40 £17.50 £34.38
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.93 £16.84
% change year-on-year -6.23% -11.34% +2.06%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Chester

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Chester

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Chester over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in Chester

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 Chester region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Smartphone
3 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Fortinet
3 2 (22.22%) HP UFT
3 2 (22.22%) SOAP
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) MCSE
3 2 (22.22%) MCSA
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
3 2 (22.22%) API Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Internet of Things
4 1 (11.11%) REST
4 1 (11.11%) Big Data
4 1 (11.11%) Big Data Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
4 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 (11.11%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) HP UFT
1 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) JMeter
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Smartphone
2 1 (11.11%) Internet of Things
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) API Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
2 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Big Data Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) System Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Telematics
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCSA
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Fortinet
1 2 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft