The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in East Sussex 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
South East / East Sussex
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 38 41
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 1.35% 1.30% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.31% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Median daily rate £350 £285 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.89% -18.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 East Sussex. 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 Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 210 305 302
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in East Sussex 94.17% 99.03% 97.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 204 157
Median daily rate £350 £342 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +5.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 22
Median hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.66% -16.66%  
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 East Sussex

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

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
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 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
Brighton +3 3 £350 +22.89%
Test Analyst
South East

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

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 Sussex region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) QA
2 3 (30.00%) Web Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) SOA
3 2 (20.00%) XML
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (10.00%) User Stories
4 1 (10.00%) JSON
4 1 (10.00%) Use Case

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) Ajax
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (10.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (30.00%) Web Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) SOA
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) BDD
3 1 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Logistics
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) SDLC
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (10.00%) User Stories
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft