Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Test Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 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.

Lead Test Analyst
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 815 781 763
Rank change year-on-year -34 -18 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Test Analyst 29 42 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.031% 0.047% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.050% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 70
England median daily rate £400 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +17.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £325 £260 £274
90th Percentile £532 £521 £476
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 87,749 84,604 93,304
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.77% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,840 55,711 60,381
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,580 2,902 3,571
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.42 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.24% -0.43% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.94
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

Lead Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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 6 months to 23 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
London -25 19 £475 +7.04% 4
South West +4 3 £388 +31.91%
South East -25 3 £350 -20.00% 2
North of England +43 2 £350 -15.15% 4
North West +12 2 £350 -15.15% 1
Midlands -1 2 £388 +72.22% 2
West Midlands +9 1 £350 +55.56% 2
East Midlands +1 1 £425 -
Lead Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Lead Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Lead Test Analyst in the job title.

1 14 (48.28%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (44.83%) Test Automation
2 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (34.48%) JIRA
3 10 (34.48%) Java
3 10 (34.48%) BDD
4 9 (31.03%) Test Strategy
4 9 (31.03%) QA
5 8 (27.59%) Cucumber
5 8 (27.59%) Finance
6 7 (24.14%) TDD
6 7 (24.14%) Banking
6 7 (24.14%) Gherkin
6 7 (24.14%) Selenium
7 6 (20.69%) System Testing
7 6 (20.69%) Confluence
7 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
7 6 (20.69%) C#
7 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
7 6 (20.69%) Scrum
7 6 (20.69%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Defect Management
8 5 (17.24%) SQL
8 5 (17.24%) Migration
8 5 (17.24%) Degree
8 5 (17.24%) Manual Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Kanban
9 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
9 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting

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 6 (20.69%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Pig
2 1 (3.45%) CMS
2 1 (3.45%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) BrowserStack
1 1 (3.45%) GitHub
1 1 (3.45%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Apache Hive
1 1 (3.45%) Big Data
1 1 (3.45%) Impala
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) JIRA
2 8 (27.59%) Cucumber
3 7 (24.14%) Selenium
4 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.90%) GitLab
5 2 (6.90%) HP UFT
5 2 (6.90%) Jasmine
5 2 (6.90%) Toad
5 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.90%) Zephyr
6 1 (3.45%) Ant
6 1 (3.45%) Gerrit
6 1 (3.45%) Gradle
6 1 (3.45%) IntelliJ
6 1 (3.45%) Maven
6 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.45%) TestRail
6 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Private Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Back Office
4 1 (3.45%) Front Office
4 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.45%) Kafka
3 1 (3.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Android
2 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.45%) webOS
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) Test Automation
3 10 (34.48%) BDD
4 9 (31.03%) Test Strategy
5 7 (24.14%) TDD
6 6 (20.69%) Scenario Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Scrum
6 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (20.69%) System Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Defect Management
7 5 (17.24%) Manual Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Migration
8 4 (13.79%) Kanban
8 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
8 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
9 3 (10.34%) Data Migration
9 3 (10.34%) Exploratory Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) Java
2 6 (20.69%) C#
2 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.24%) SQL
4 4 (13.79%) VB
5 1 (3.45%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Degree
2 4 (13.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
4 2 (6.90%) ISEB
5 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.45%) Docker
1 1 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.45%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) JD Edwards
4 1 (3.45%) Northgate
4 1 (3.45%) Perforce