Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in East Sussex during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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
South East > East Sussex
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 33 48
Rank change year-on-year -13 +15 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 10 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 1.93% 4.39% 2.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 4.60% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 10
East Sussex median daily rate £375 £344 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.17% +21.59% -19.29%
10th Percentile £263 £205 £168
90th Percentile £440 £375 £385
South East median daily rate £338 £336 £318
% change year-on-year +0.37% +5.91% +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £39.37 £29.00
% change year-on-year - +35.76% -14.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in East Sussex. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
East Sussex
Contract vacancies in East Sussex with a recognized job title 496 457 562
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.57% 95.61% 99.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 277 359
East Sussex median daily rate £375 £363 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +5.07% +4.55%
10th Percentile £160 £213 £218
90th Percentile £563 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 22
East Sussex median hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +127.27% -7.04% -2.47%
10th Percentile £9.99 £11.93 £10.61
90th Percentile £45.00 £42.23 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.03
% change year-on-year +2.86% -8.04% +18.94%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

Job postings that featured Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in East Sussex.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in East Sussex

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in East Sussex

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in East Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in East Sussex over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in East Sussex

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in East Sussex

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 Sussex region over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brighton -2 6 £363 +16.00% 4
Hove - 1 - -
Test Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 Sussex region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (40.00%) Web Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (30.00%) ISEB
3 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) API Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (20.00%) User Stories
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (20.00%) Usability Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) W3C
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) BrowserStack
5 1 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) MiFID
5 1 (10.00%) JIRA
5 1 (10.00%) Banking
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) Java

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in East Sussex 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) BrowserStack
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (10.00%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (20.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Web Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) API Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Usability Testing
4 2 (20.00%) User Stories
5 1 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Groovy
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) Scala
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (30.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) MiFID
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center