Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 26 40
Rank change year-on-year -4 +14 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 6 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.79% 3.85% 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.83% 3.98% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 8
Chester median daily rate £310 £293 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.98% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £244 £243 £201
90th Percentile £355 £334 £403
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £310 £325
% change year-on-year -3.23% -4.62% +1.96%
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 212 226 326
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.60% 96.58% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 185 284
Chester median daily rate £388 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £260
90th Percentile £475 £485 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 14
Chester median hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.82% -1.79% -16.86%
10th Percentile £13.18 £12.80 £13.25
90th Percentile £33.90 £35.00 £19.80
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -6.67% -7.18%

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 15 October 2018.

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 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Chester region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) NUnit
3 1 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Google
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Advertising
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Twitter
3 1 (16.67%) Big Data
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) API Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) NUnit
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
3 1 (16.67%) API Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Google
1 1 (16.67%) Twitter