The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Coventry during the 3 months to 28 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.

Test Analyst
West Midlands / Coventry
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 37 29
Rank change year-on-year -2 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 4 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 1.14% 1.93% 2.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 2.02% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 4
Median daily rate £275 £280 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.78% +2.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +4.83% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Coventry. 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
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 333 347 292
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 94.87% 95.86% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 225 162
Median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £276 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 15
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £35.00 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Coventry

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Coventry

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 Coventry region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 6 (50.00%) JMeter
1 6 (50.00%) Java
1 6 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 4 (33.33%) QA
2 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) SOAP
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 4 (33.33%) SDLC
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) JSON
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) EPoS
4 2 (16.67%) Middleware
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Automotive
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
4 2 (16.67%) XML
4 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) CODA-Financials
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) JMeter
2 4 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 1 (8.33%) JUnit
General
1 2 (16.67%) Automotive
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) SOAP
2 2 (16.67%) JSON
2 2 (16.67%) Middleware
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 4 (33.33%) SDLC
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) Kanban
4 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) CODA
2 1 (8.33%) SAP