The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 23 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 of England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 91 113
Rank change year-on-year -19 +22  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 26 39 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.12% 1.53% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.59% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 14
Median daily rate £350 £305 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -6.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £241 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £315 £313
% change year-on-year - +0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £35.75 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.14%  
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 of England. 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 of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2179 2452 2910
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 93.76% 96.19% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1399 1733
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 194 258
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in the East of England

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in the East of England

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in the East of England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in the East of England

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in the East of England

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 23 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
Essex -15 13 £425 +66.66%
Bedfordshire -4 4 £325 -11.56%
Cambridgeshire -3 3 £330 +10.00% 2
Hertfordshire -7 3 £240 -43.52% 1
Suffolk +11 2 £361 +11.15% 3
Norfolk 0 1 £450 +267.34% 2
East Anglia - 1 - -
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 of England region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 33 (64.71%) Test Automation
2 31 (60.78%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (39.22%) Scrum
3 20 (39.22%) Test Scripting
4 16 (31.37%) TDD
5 15 (29.41%) JIRA
5 15 (29.41%) SoapUI
6 12 (23.53%) User Stories
6 12 (23.53%) Confluence
6 12 (23.53%) Selenium
6 12 (23.53%) QA
7 11 (21.57%) Software Testing
7 11 (21.57%) Cucumber
8 10 (19.61%) SDLC
8 10 (19.61%) Regression Testing
8 10 (19.61%) JMeter
8 10 (19.61%) ISEB
8 10 (19.61%) Java
9 9 (17.65%) SQL
9 9 (17.65%) JSON
9 9 (17.65%) Test Strategy
10 8 (15.69%) Jenkins
10 8 (15.69%) Git (software)
10 8 (15.69%) ISTQB
10 8 (15.69%) Finance
10 8 (15.69%) SOAP
11 7 (13.73%) Linux
11 7 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (13.73%) NHS
11 7 (13.73%) BDD

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 12 (23.53%) Confluence
2 4 (7.84%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.96%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.92%) Maximo
3 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.96%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (7.84%) Electronic Patient Records
2 3 (5.88%) Pentaho
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (29.41%) JIRA
1 15 (29.41%) SoapUI
2 12 (23.53%) Selenium
3 11 (21.57%) Cucumber
4 10 (19.61%) JMeter
5 8 (15.69%) Git (software)
5 8 (15.69%) Jenkins
6 5 (9.80%) JUnit
6 5 (9.80%) LoadRunner
6 5 (9.80%) WebDriver
7 4 (7.84%) Appium
7 4 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (5.88%) Eclipse
8 3 (5.88%) JBehave
8 3 (5.88%) SpecFlow
8 3 (5.88%) Subversion
9 1 (1.96%) Calabash
9 1 (1.96%) MSI
General
1 8 (15.69%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.84%) Electronics
3 4 (7.84%) Manufacturing
3 4 (7.84%) Marketing
4 2 (3.92%) Back Office
5 1 (1.96%) Advertising
5 1 (1.96%) Billing
5 1 (1.96%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) JSON
2 8 (15.69%) SOAP
3 5 (9.80%) XML
4 4 (7.84%) Middleware
4 4 (7.84%) REST
4 4 (7.84%) Web Services
4 4 (7.84%) WSDL
5 3 (5.88%) .NET
5 3 (5.88%) JSON Schema
5 3 (5.88%) XSD
6 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.96%) Behat
6 1 (1.96%) EDIFACT
6 1 (1.96%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.96%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) NHS
2 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.80%) Client/Server
4 4 (7.84%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.96%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.96%) Android
3 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.96%) Windows
3 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (64.71%) Test Automation
2 31 (60.78%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (39.22%) Scrum
3 20 (39.22%) Test Scripting
4 16 (31.37%) TDD
5 12 (23.53%) User Stories
6 11 (21.57%) Software Testing
7 10 (19.61%) Regression Testing
7 10 (19.61%) SDLC
8 9 (17.65%) Test Strategy
9 7 (13.73%) BDD
9 7 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (13.73%) Functional Testing
10 6 (11.76%) ETL
10 6 (11.76%) Manual Testing
10 6 (11.76%) Test Management
10 6 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (9.80%) Defect Tracking
11 5 (9.80%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) Java
2 9 (17.65%) SQL
3 6 (11.76%) PHP
4 5 (9.80%) C
5 4 (7.84%) Groovy
6 1 (1.96%) C#
6 1 (1.96%) C++
6 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.96%) Python
6 1 (1.96%) Ruby
6 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.96%) Tcl
6 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) ISEB
2 8 (15.69%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.84%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.92%) Degree
5 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (23.53%) QA
2 3 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 3 (5.88%) HL7
3 1 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Ansible
1 3 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.96%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (9.80%) Oracle
2 4 (7.84%) SAP
3 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.92%) HP
5 1 (1.96%) BMC
5 1 (1.96%) Computacenter
5 1 (1.96%) IBM
5 1 (1.96%) Xamarin