Period
to 15 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 29 42
Rank change year-on-year -3 +13 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 9 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.57% 2.70% 2.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.60% 2.80% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 8
Chester median daily rate £310 £293 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.98% -10.00% +13.04%
10th Percentile £221 £282 £201
90th Percentile £373 £426 £403
Cheshire median daily rate £289 £338 £320
% change year-on-year -14.44% +5.47% +2.40%
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 250 250 355
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 99.21% 96.53% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 214 290
Chester median daily rate £375 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% -3.44% -
10th Percentile £259 £231 £252
90th Percentile £495 £481 £500
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 22
Chester median hourly rate £16.77 £14.00 £16.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.75% -14.74% -12.43%
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.75 £13.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £35.20 £30.88
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -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 July 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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 5 (55.56%) ISEB
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 4 (44.44%) QA
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (22.22%) Smartphone
4 2 (22.22%) Banking
4 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Time Management
5 1 (11.11%) HP ALM
5 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (11.11%) MySQL
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) DB2
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (11.11%) Web Services
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (11.11%) Toad
5 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft

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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
1 1 (11.11%) DB2
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) NUnit
2 1 (11.11%) Toad
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Smartphone
2 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (11.11%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Google
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Twitter