The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 24 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.

Test Analyst
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 43 45
Rank change year-on-year -14 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 13 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.04% 3.17% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.20% 3.24% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 6
Median daily rate £425 £255 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -21.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £238 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £375 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £319 £313
% change year-on-year -1.72% +2.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £35.75 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +77.77% -18.18%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 406 463 617
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 95.08% 97.89% 97.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 223 371
Median daily rate £475 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.15% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £185 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 108 46
Median hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.96% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £36.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 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
Southend-on-Sea - 9 £425 -
Test Analyst
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 14 (66.67%) Scrum
3 13 (61.90%) SoapUI
4 12 (57.14%) JIRA
5 11 (52.38%) TDD
5 11 (52.38%) Confluence
6 10 (47.62%) JMeter
7 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
7 9 (42.86%) User Stories
8 8 (38.10%) Git (software)
8 8 (38.10%) JSON
8 8 (38.10%) SOAP
9 7 (33.33%) Linux
9 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
9 7 (33.33%) SDLC
10 6 (28.57%) Java
11 5 (23.81%) PHP
11 5 (23.81%) Oracle
11 5 (23.81%) Client/Server
11 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (23.81%) ISEB
11 5 (23.81%) LoadRunner
11 5 (23.81%) C
11 5 (23.81%) ISTQB
11 5 (23.81%) Finance
11 5 (23.81%) Selenium
11 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
12 4 (19.05%) REST
12 4 (19.05%) Cucumber

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 11 (52.38%) Confluence
2 4 (19.05%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.76%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Pentaho
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 13 (61.90%) SoapUI
2 12 (57.14%) JIRA
3 10 (47.62%) JMeter
4 8 (38.10%) Git (software)
5 5 (23.81%) LoadRunner
5 5 (23.81%) Selenium
6 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
6 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
6 4 (19.05%) JUnit
7 3 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Electronics
2 3 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 3 (14.29%) Marketing
2 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) JSON
1 8 (38.10%) SOAP
2 4 (19.05%) Middleware
2 4 (19.05%) REST
2 4 (19.05%) WSDL
2 4 (19.05%) XML
3 3 (14.29%) JSON Schema
3 3 (14.29%) Web Services
3 3 (14.29%) XSD
4 1 (4.76%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Client/Server
2 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 14 (66.67%) Scrum
3 11 (52.38%) TDD
4 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 9 (42.86%) User Stories
5 7 (33.33%) SDLC
5 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (23.81%) Test Strategy
7 4 (19.05%) BDD
7 4 (19.05%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (19.05%) Kanban
7 4 (19.05%) SOA
8 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (14.29%) DevOps
8 3 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 3 (14.29%) Test Management
8 3 (14.29%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) C
2 5 (23.81%) PHP
3 4 (19.05%) Groovy
4 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) ISEB
1 5 (23.81%) ISTQB
2 3 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
2 3 (14.29%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) SAP