The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 26 June 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 73 71
Rank change year-on-year -11 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 18 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.17% 1.38% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.44% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 14
Median daily rate £310 £300 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £198 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £336 £352
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £311
% change year-on-year -2.34% +2.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +220.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +77.77% -18.18%  

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 1453 1454 1518
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 94.41% 95.85% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 884 890
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 49 70
Median hourly rate £14.03 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.92% -3.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £9.82 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £20.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 June 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
Leicestershire -7 5 £450 +50.00% 1
Nottinghamshire -11 4 £250 -16.66% 1
Northamptonshire +1 1 - - 1
Derbyshire -19 1 - -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 24 (35.82%) SQL
1 24 (35.82%) Test Scripting
2 21 (31.34%) Java
3 19 (28.36%) Test Automation
4 17 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (25.37%) Oracle
5 15 (22.39%) Test Strategy
6 14 (20.90%) Unix
6 14 (20.90%) Retail
7 12 (17.91%) Selenium
7 12 (17.91%) Functional Testing
8 11 (16.42%) Manual Testing
9 10 (14.93%) Data Migration
9 10 (14.93%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (14.93%) Migration
9 10 (14.93%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (14.93%) Cucumber
10 9 (13.43%) BDD
10 9 (13.43%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (13.43%) E-Commerce
11 8 (11.94%) ISEB
11 8 (11.94%) Scrum
11 8 (11.94%) ISTQB
12 7 (10.45%) Performance Testing
12 7 (10.45%) QA
12 7 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (10.45%) Regression Testing
12 7 (10.45%) SAP
12 7 (10.45%) Mentoring
12 7 (10.45%) Scenario Testing

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (1.49%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) SAP ERP
2 2 (2.99%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.49%) SAP PP
3 1 (1.49%) SAP Retail
3 1 (1.49%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.48%) Internet
2 1 (1.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.99%) DB2
5 2 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (17.91%) Selenium
2 10 (14.93%) Cucumber
3 6 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.97%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.99%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.99%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.99%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.49%) JIRA
6 1 (1.49%) JMeter
6 1 (1.49%) LoadUI
6 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (20.90%) Retail
2 6 (8.96%) Banking
3 4 (5.97%) Finance
4 2 (2.99%) Billing
4 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.49%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.49%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) Web Services
2 4 (5.97%) .NET
2 4 (5.97%) SOAP
3 2 (2.99%) CSS
3 2 (2.99%) HTML
3 2 (2.99%) XML
4 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.49%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
1 3 (4.48%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.99%) Smart Meter
2 2 (2.99%) User Experience
3 1 (1.49%) IVR
3 1 (1.49%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.90%) Unix
2 4 (5.97%) Linux
2 4 (5.97%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.82%) Test Scripting
2 19 (28.36%) Test Automation
3 17 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (22.39%) Test Strategy
5 12 (17.91%) Functional Testing
6 11 (16.42%) Manual Testing
7 10 (14.93%) Data Migration
7 10 (14.93%) Migration
7 10 (14.93%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (13.43%) BDD
8 9 (13.43%) E-Commerce
8 9 (13.43%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (11.94%) Scrum
10 7 (10.45%) Mentoring
10 7 (10.45%) Performance Testing
10 7 (10.45%) Regression Testing
10 7 (10.45%) Scenario Testing
10 7 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (8.96%) SDLC
11 6 (8.96%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.82%) SQL
2 21 (31.34%) Java
3 5 (7.46%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.99%) C#
5 2 (2.99%) COBOL
5 2 (2.99%) JCL
6 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.49%) VB
6 1 (1.49%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) ISEB
1 8 (11.94%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.48%) Degree
3 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.45%) QA
2 4 (5.97%) TickIT
3 3 (4.48%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.97%) Tivoli
2 4 (5.97%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 3 (4.48%) Ganglia
3 3 (4.48%) nmon
Vendors
1 17 (25.37%) Oracle
2 7 (10.45%) SAP
3 4 (5.97%) IBM
4 3 (4.48%) AppDynamics
4 3 (4.48%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.99%) HP
5 2 (2.99%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.49%) Capita
6 1 (1.49%) FNZ
6 1 (1.49%) Twitter