Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £341 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 62 74
Rank change year-on-year -21 +12 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 13 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.63% 2.05% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 2.11% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 6
Essex median daily rate £341 £255 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.73% -24.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £230 £255 £263
90th Percentile £388 £335 £455
East of England median daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +4.84% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Essex median hourly rate - £36.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.20% +9.33%
East of England median hourly rate £13.00 £36.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -63.89% -12.20% +57.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 772 852 1167
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.98% 97.04% 96.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 502 655
Essex median daily rate £475 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £230 £213 £225
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 151 159
Essex median hourly rate £30.77 £32.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.86% +8.47% +40.48%
10th Percentile £11.98 £15.75 £15.48
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.84 £42.75
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.38 £20.94
% change year-on-year -19.55% +6.88% +4.68%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Essex

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Essex

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Essex over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in Essex

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Essex

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Southend-on-Sea -26 9 £350 - 1
Test Analyst
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Essex region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 10 (76.92%) Scrum
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Software Testing
3 8 (61.54%) Selenium
3 8 (61.54%) Kanban
3 8 (61.54%) BDD
3 8 (61.54%) SoapUI
3 8 (61.54%) TDD
3 8 (61.54%) ISEB
4 7 (53.85%) QA
4 7 (53.85%) Test Management
4 7 (53.85%) User Stories
5 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
6 5 (38.46%) Confluence
6 5 (38.46%) Waterfall
6 5 (38.46%) Cucumber
6 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (38.46%) JIRA
6 5 (38.46%) SOAP
6 5 (38.46%) Zephyr
6 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (38.46%) SDLC
7 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
7 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
7 4 (30.77%) SQL
7 4 (30.77%) Oracle
7 4 (30.77%) HP
7 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
7 4 (30.77%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 5 (38.46%) Confluence
2 3 (23.08%) WebLogic
3 1 (7.69%) Apache
3 1 (7.69%) CMS
3 1 (7.69%) JBoss
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SystmOne
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) SSL
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Electronic Patient Records
1 2 (15.38%) Pentaho
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Selenium
1 8 (61.54%) SoapUI
2 5 (38.46%) Cucumber
2 5 (38.46%) JIRA
2 5 (38.46%) Zephyr
3 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
3 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
4 3 (23.08%) Artifactory
5 2 (15.38%) JMeter
6 1 (7.69%) Robot Framework
6 1 (7.69%) Subversion
6 1 (7.69%) The Grinder
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) J2EE
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Client/Server
3 2 (15.38%) NHS
4 1 (7.69%) N-Tier
4 1 (7.69%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (76.92%) Scrum
2 9 (69.23%) Software Testing
3 8 (61.54%) BDD
3 8 (61.54%) Kanban
3 8 (61.54%) TDD
4 7 (53.85%) Test Management
4 7 (53.85%) User Stories
5 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
6 5 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (38.46%) SDLC
6 5 (38.46%) Waterfall
7 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
8 3 (23.08%) Acceptance Criteria
8 3 (23.08%) API Design
8 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
8 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
8 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
8 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
9 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C
2 2 (15.38%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) ISEB
2 4 (30.77%) ISEB Practitioner
2 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) QA
2 2 (15.38%) Data Quality
3 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) HP
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) AppDynamics
2 1 (7.69%) WSO2