The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £295 per day in advertised job vacancies in Halifax during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
West Yorkshire / Halifax
Rank 15 - 24
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 5.41% - 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.48% - 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £295 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +4.16% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.96 £30.00
% change year-on-year -8.54% -23.45%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax. 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
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 73 90 146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 98.65% 98.90% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 75 118
Median daily rate £388 £358 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.39% -9.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £455 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £11.25 £9.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -77.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Halifax

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Halifax

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Halifax over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in Halifax

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Halifax region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 10 (90.91%) Test Scripting
2 9 (81.82%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (72.73%) QA
3 8 (72.73%) SoapUI
3 8 (72.73%) SOAP
4 7 (63.64%) Manual Testing
4 7 (63.64%) Groovy
5 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
5 2 (18.18%) XML
5 2 (18.18%) SAS
5 2 (18.18%) ISEB
5 2 (18.18%) Banking
5 2 (18.18%) Credit Risk
6 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Retail
6 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Finance

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax 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 (18.18%) SAS
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) SOAP
2 2 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Test Scripting
2 9 (81.82%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (63.64%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) QA