The median contractor rate for a Lead Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 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.

Lead Test Analyst
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 602 576
Rank change year-on-year +16 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Test Analyst 15 21 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.035% 0.042% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.045% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 29
Median daily rate £350 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £486 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £339 £293
% change year-on-year +3.32% +15.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40980 47134 47634
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.05% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26691 31127 30520
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1258 1393 1823
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Lead Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Test Analyst in England

Lead Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Test Analyst in England

Lead Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Test Analyst in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Test Analyst in England

Lead Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Test Analyst in England

Lead Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Test Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 27 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
South East +15 5 £350 -2.09% 1
London -1 5 £363 -23.68% 2
North West +20 1 £375 +10.29% 1
South West +1 1 £300 -31.42% 1
East of England -2 1 £413 +22.22%
Yorkshire - 1 £412 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £263 - 2
Lead Test Analyst
UK

Lead Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Lead 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 England region featuring Lead Test Analyst in the job title.

1 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (31.71%) Test Automation
3 12 (29.27%) Test Scripting
4 11 (26.83%) ISTQB
4 11 (26.83%) ISEB
5 10 (24.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (24.39%) Functional Testing
6 9 (21.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (19.51%) Java
7 8 (19.51%) Test Strategy
7 8 (19.51%) Software Testing
7 8 (19.51%) Scenario Testing
8 7 (17.07%) Defect Management
8 7 (17.07%) Selenium
8 7 (17.07%) Test Management
8 7 (17.07%) Finance
9 6 (14.63%) JIRA
9 6 (14.63%) QA
9 6 (14.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (14.63%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Ruby
10 5 (12.20%) Integration Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (12.20%) System Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
10 5 (12.20%) Project Management
10 5 (12.20%) Regression Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Banking
10 5 (12.20%) C
10 5 (12.20%) C++

Lead Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 2 (4.88%) Apache
2 1 (2.44%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) Confluence
2 1 (2.44%) SAS
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) GitHub
2 2 (4.88%) Taleo
3 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) MySQL
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Selenium
2 6 (14.63%) JIRA
3 4 (9.76%) LoadRunner
3 4 (9.76%) SoapUI
4 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.32%) Rational Functional Tester
5 2 (4.88%) HP UFT
5 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.88%) JUnit
5 2 (4.88%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.44%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.44%) Hudson
6 1 (2.44%) JMeter
6 1 (2.44%) NUnit
6 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.44%) Vagrant
6 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (7.32%) SOAP
1 3 (7.32%) Web Services
2 2 (4.88%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.44%) Apache CXF
3 1 (2.44%) REST
3 1 (2.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (2.44%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) HoloLens
3 1 (2.44%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Unix
2 3 (7.32%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) OpenVMS
3 1 (2.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (31.71%) Test Automation
3 12 (29.27%) Test Scripting
4 10 (24.39%) Functional Testing
4 10 (24.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (21.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (19.51%) Scenario Testing
6 8 (19.51%) Software Testing
6 8 (19.51%) Test Strategy
7 7 (17.07%) Defect Management
7 7 (17.07%) Test Management
8 6 (14.63%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (12.20%) Integration Testing
9 5 (12.20%) Project Management
9 5 (12.20%) Regression Testing
9 5 (12.20%) System Testing
10 4 (9.76%) Manual Testing
10 4 (9.76%) Scrum
10 4 (9.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) Java
2 5 (12.20%) C
2 5 (12.20%) C++
2 5 (12.20%) Ruby
3 4 (9.76%) SQL
4 3 (7.32%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.32%) C#
4 3 (7.32%) Perl
4 3 (7.32%) Python
5 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) ISEB
1 11 (26.83%) ISTQB
2 6 (14.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.44%) Degree
5 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Firmware
1 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (7.32%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco IPCC
2 2 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) HP
2 3 (7.32%) Cisco
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle
3 2 (4.88%) SAP
4 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.44%) Sitecore