The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 30 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
England / East of England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 96 71
Rank change year-on-year -5 -25  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 24 32 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.13% 1.27% 2.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.32% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 26
Median daily rate £325 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.83% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £375 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.20 £14.18 £37.50
% change year-on-year +49.55% -62.20%  

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 2026 2429 2565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.21% 96.62% 96.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1244 1417 1450
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 165 253
Median hourly rate £29.00 £17.38 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.90% -0.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

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 30 March 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 30 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
Hertfordshire -5 10 £363 -3.33%
Essex -13 7 £325 +30.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 6 £313 +12.61% 1
Bedfordshire +2 1 £350 +12.90% 2
Suffolk 0 1 £275 -
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 of England region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 34 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (50.00%) Selenium
3 21 (40.38%) Java
4 20 (38.46%) Finance
4 20 (38.46%) WebDriver
5 19 (36.54%) Cucumber
5 19 (36.54%) Automation Testing
5 19 (36.54%) Test Scripting
6 18 (34.62%) TDD
7 17 (32.69%) Test Automation
8 16 (30.77%) QA
8 16 (30.77%) Software Testing
9 14 (26.92%) Regression Testing
9 14 (26.92%) Jenkins
10 13 (25.00%) Appium
10 13 (25.00%) BDD
10 13 (25.00%) Scrum
11 12 (23.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (23.08%) Eclipse
12 11 (21.15%) JBehave
12 11 (21.15%) Test Strategy
13 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (19.23%) Manual Testing
14 9 (17.31%) Back Office
15 8 (15.38%) ISEB
15 8 (15.38%) JIRA
15 8 (15.38%) Defect Management
16 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
16 7 (13.46%) NHS
17 6 (11.54%) Validation

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 4 (7.69%) Confluence
1 4 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.92%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.85%) Maximo
3 1 (1.92%) Lorenzo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.92%) WAN
2 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.77%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (50.00%) Selenium
2 20 (38.46%) WebDriver
3 19 (36.54%) Cucumber
4 14 (26.92%) Jenkins
5 13 (25.00%) Appium
6 12 (23.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (23.08%) Eclipse
7 11 (21.15%) JBehave
8 8 (15.38%) JIRA
9 6 (11.54%) SoapUI
10 5 (9.62%) JUnit
11 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
11 4 (7.69%) JMeter
11 4 (7.69%) LoadRunner
12 2 (3.85%) HP UFT
12 2 (3.85%) Maven
12 2 (3.85%) Subversion
13 1 (1.92%) MSI
13 1 (1.92%) NUnit
13 1 (1.92%) RSpec
General
1 20 (38.46%) Finance
2 9 (17.31%) Back Office
3 4 (7.69%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.77%) Electronics
4 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.77%) Marketing
5 1 (1.92%) Advertising
5 1 (1.92%) Billing
5 1 (1.92%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) Gherkin
2 3 (5.77%) JSON
2 3 (5.77%) REST
2 3 (5.77%) XML
3 2 (3.85%) .NET
3 2 (3.85%) Hibernate
3 2 (3.85%) RESTful
3 2 (3.85%) Spring
4 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.92%) Behat
4 1 (1.92%) CSS
4 1 (1.92%) JSON Schema
4 1 (1.92%) Middleware
4 1 (1.92%) SOAP
4 1 (1.92%) Web Services
4 1 (1.92%) WSDL
4 1 (1.92%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (13.46%) NHS
3 4 (7.69%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.92%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Linux
2 2 (3.85%) Unix
3 1 (1.92%) Android
3 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.92%) Windows
3 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (36.54%) Automation Testing
2 19 (36.54%) Test Scripting
3 18 (34.62%) TDD
4 17 (32.69%) Test Automation
5 16 (30.77%) Software Testing
6 14 (26.92%) Regression Testing
7 13 (25.00%) BDD
7 13 (25.00%) Scrum
8 11 (21.15%) Test Strategy
9 10 (19.23%) Manual Testing
10 8 (15.38%) Defect Management
11 6 (11.54%) Kanban
11 6 (11.54%) SDLC
11 6 (11.54%) Validation
12 5 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (9.62%) Functional Testing
13 4 (7.69%) Integration Testing
14 3 (5.77%) Non-Functional Testing
14 3 (5.77%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (40.38%) Java
2 6 (11.54%) SQL
3 5 (9.62%) Ruby
4 4 (7.69%) C
4 4 (7.69%) C#
5 3 (5.77%) Python
6 2 (3.85%) C++
6 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.92%) Groovy
7 1 (1.92%) PHP
7 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.92%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) ISEB
2 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
3 5 (9.62%) Degree
4 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (30.77%) QA
2 3 (5.77%) HL7
3 2 (3.85%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.92%) Ansible
2 1 (1.92%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) Oracle
2 4 (7.69%) HP
3 3 (5.77%) IBM
3 3 (5.77%) SAP
4 1 (1.92%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.92%) BMC
4 1 (1.92%) Computacenter
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.92%) Xamarin
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