Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Test Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 831 814 847
Rank change year-on-year -17 +33 -94
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Test Analyst 39 33 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.041% 0.036% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.038% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 18
England median daily rate £363 £388 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% -1.27% +18.49%
10th Percentile £314 £300 £315
90th Percentile £419 £538 £503
UK median daily rate £363 £375 £380
% change year-on-year -3.33% -1.32% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £33.00
UK median hourly rate - - £33.00

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 89,320 86,581 93,675
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.87% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,457 57,357 61,708
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,836 2,565 2,977
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +2.89%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -6 13 £338 -20.59% 5
Midlands -18 8 £363 +3.57%
North of England -24 7 £378 +0.67% 1
East Midlands - 7 £363 -
South East -7 5 £376 +7.50%
North West -17 5 £378 +0.67% 1
East of England +1 4 £350 -15.15% 2
Yorkshire -12 2 - -
South West -21 2 £405 +8.00% 1
Lead Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 (35.90%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (23.08%) JIRA
5 8 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (20.51%) Finance
5 8 (20.51%) SAP
5 8 (20.51%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (17.95%) Functional Testing
6 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
6 7 (17.95%) Retail
7 6 (15.38%) Selenium
7 6 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 6 (15.38%) QA
8 5 (12.82%) ISTQB
8 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
8 5 (12.82%) SQL
9 4 (10.26%) XML
9 4 (10.26%) ISEB
9 4 (10.26%) Project Management
9 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Scrum
9 4 (10.26%) Test Management
9 4 (10.26%) Strategic Planning
9 4 (10.26%) Banking
9 4 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
9 4 (10.26%) Defect Management
9 4 (10.26%) API Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Defect Tracking

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 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) Confluence
2 1 (2.56%) Mule
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Extranet
1 2 (5.13%) LAN
1 2 (5.13%) WAN
2 1 (2.56%) LTE
2 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) JIRA
2 6 (15.38%) Selenium
3 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 3 (7.69%) LoadRunner
4 2 (5.13%) JMeter
4 2 (5.13%) SpecFlow
4 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.13%) TestRail
4 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.56%) LoadUI
5 1 (2.56%) Moq
5 1 (2.56%) MSTest
5 1 (2.56%) NUnit
5 1 (2.56%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (2.56%) Rational Quality Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.56%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 7 (17.95%) Retail
3 4 (10.26%) Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Billing
4 2 (5.13%) Legal
4 2 (5.13%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.56%) Advertising
5 1 (2.56%) Front Office
5 1 (2.56%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) XML
2 3 (7.69%) JSON
2 3 (7.69%) SOAP
3 2 (5.13%) Web Services
4 1 (2.56%) .NET
4 1 (2.56%) Middleware
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.13%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.13%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.56%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.56%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Android
1 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.13%) Windows
3 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (20.51%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (17.95%) Functional Testing
5 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
6 6 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
8 4 (10.26%) API Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Defect Management
8 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
8 4 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (10.26%) Project Management
8 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Scrum
8 4 (10.26%) Strategic Planning
8 4 (10.26%) Test Management
9 3 (7.69%) Acceptance Criteria
9 3 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) ANSI SQL
2 2 (5.13%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.56%) C
3 1 (2.56%) C++
3 1 (2.56%) Groovy
3 1 (2.56%) Perl
3 1 (2.56%) Python
3 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.26%) ISEB
3 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) PSD2
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.13%) HP ALM
3 1 (2.56%) Netcool
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) SAP
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
3 2 (5.13%) Citrix
3 2 (5.13%) HP
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.56%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.56%) Remedy
4 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow