The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £344 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
England / East Midlands
Rank 51 52 75
Rank change year-on-year +1 +23  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 50 50 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.35% 3.09% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.47% 3.20% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 29 10
Median daily rate £344 £295 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.52% +4.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £248 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £372 £314
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +4.66% -  
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 the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1441 1562 1564
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 96.52% 96.48% 96.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 923 856
Median daily rate £365 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 63 91
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +6.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.38 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in the East Midlands

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in the East Midlands

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in the East Midlands

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in the East Midlands

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire +10 22 £401 +14.64% 2
Nottinghamshire +7 18 £300 +0.41% 4
Derbyshire -12 2 £260 -35.00% 1
Leicestershire -16 2 £350 +40.00% 2
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 East Midlands region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 40 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 27 (27.00%) Java
3 24 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (23.00%) SQL
4 23 (23.00%) Unix
5 21 (21.00%) Oracle
6 18 (18.00%) Test Strategy
7 17 (17.00%) Manual Testing
7 17 (17.00%) E-Commerce
7 17 (17.00%) Performance Testing
8 16 (16.00%) Selenium
8 16 (16.00%) Retail
9 14 (14.00%) Scrum
10 13 (13.00%) Banking
10 13 (13.00%) Performance Monitoring
11 12 (12.00%) Functional Testing
11 12 (12.00%) Cucumber
11 12 (12.00%) ISTQB
11 12 (12.00%) Migration
11 12 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (12.00%) IBM
11 12 (12.00%) Tivoli
11 12 (12.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 11 (11.00%) Finance
12 11 (11.00%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (11.00%) BDD
12 11 (11.00%) Data Migration
12 11 (11.00%) Mentoring
13 10 (10.00%) Test Planning
13 10 (10.00%) SAP

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (1.00%) Apache
1 1 (1.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) SAP ERP
2 2 (2.00%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.00%) SAP PP
3 1 (1.00%) SAP Retail
3 1 (1.00%) SAP SCM
3 1 (1.00%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.00%) Google Tag Manager
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.00%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (7.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.00%) DB2
3 3 (3.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.00%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (16.00%) Selenium
2 12 (12.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (6.00%) HP UFT
3 6 (6.00%) SoapUI
3 6 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.00%) JIRA
5 1 (1.00%) JMeter
5 1 (1.00%) LoadUI
5 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (16.00%) Retail
2 13 (13.00%) Banking
3 11 (11.00%) Finance
4 2 (2.00%) Billing
4 2 (2.00%) Legal
4 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.00%) Electronics
5 1 (1.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.00%) SOAP
2 5 (5.00%) .NET
2 5 (5.00%) Web Services
3 3 (3.00%) HTML
3 3 (3.00%) XML
4 2 (2.00%) CSS
5 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (3.00%) User Experience
3 2 (2.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.00%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.00%) IVR
4 1 (1.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.00%) Unix
2 5 (5.00%) Linux
3 2 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 24 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (18.00%) Test Strategy
4 17 (17.00%) E-Commerce
4 17 (17.00%) Manual Testing
4 17 (17.00%) Performance Testing
5 14 (14.00%) Scrum
6 13 (13.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 12 (12.00%) Functional Testing
7 12 (12.00%) Migration
7 12 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (11.00%) BDD
8 11 (11.00%) Data Migration
8 11 (11.00%) Mentoring
9 10 (10.00%) Software Testing
9 10 (10.00%) Test Planning
9 10 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (9.00%) Automated Testing
11 8 (8.00%) Automation Testing
11 8 (8.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.00%) Java
2 23 (23.00%) SQL
3 5 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.00%) C#
5 3 (3.00%) COBOL
5 3 (3.00%) JCL
6 1 (1.00%) C
6 1 (1.00%) C++
6 1 (1.00%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.00%) PHP
6 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.00%) VB
6 1 (1.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (12.00%) ISTQB
2 10 (10.00%) ISEB
3 3 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.00%) Degree
5 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.00%) SDET
2 1 (1.00%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 12 (12.00%) Tivoli
1 12 (12.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 7 (7.00%) Ganglia
2 7 (7.00%) nmon
3 6 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (21.00%) Oracle
2 12 (12.00%) IBM
3 10 (10.00%) SAP
4 7 (7.00%) AppDynamics
5 3 (3.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.00%) Baan
6 2 (2.00%) HP
6 2 (2.00%) Infor
6 2 (2.00%) Informatica
6 2 (2.00%) Pega
6 2 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.00%) Capita
7 1 (1.00%) FNZ
7 1 (1.00%) Google
7 1 (1.00%) Twitter
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