Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 21 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
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 113 61
Rank change year-on-year +7 -52 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 57 59 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.61% 1.52% 3.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.64% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 46 87
Hampshire median daily rate £300 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.69% +3.17%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £264
90th Percentile £353 £353 £415
South East median daily rate £325 £343 £325
% change year-on-year -5.11% +5.38% +9.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Hampshire median hourly rate - £39.37 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +85.27% -
South East median hourly rate - £39.37 £26.25
% change year-on-year - +49.98% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. 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
Hampshire
Contract vacancies in Hampshire with a recognized job title 3378 3596 4215
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.15% 92.47% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1999 2239 2581
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £230 £258
90th Percentile £536 £538 £513
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 246 278
Hampshire median hourly rate £23.07 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.72% +25.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.68 £53.13 £47.83
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Hampshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Hampshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Hampshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in Hampshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Hampshire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 6 months to 21 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
Basingstoke -6 23 £305 +15.09%
Fareham - 9 £325 -
Andover +21 5 £370 -32.73%
Winchester +10 3 £280 -10.40%
Hook +9 2 £350 +27.27%
Southampton +5 2 - - 1
Portsmouth -7 1 - -
Test Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 Hampshire region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 31 (54.39%) Test Automation
2 27 (47.37%) HP
3 23 (40.35%) ISTQB
4 21 (36.84%) Regression Testing
5 20 (35.09%) Telecoms
5 20 (35.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 19 (33.33%) Test Management
6 19 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 17 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (29.82%) HP Quality Center
8 16 (28.07%) Security Cleared
9 14 (24.56%) Wireless
9 14 (24.56%) LTE
10 13 (22.81%) Collaborative Working
10 13 (22.81%) SQL
11 12 (21.05%) Motorola
12 11 (19.30%) JIRA
12 11 (19.30%) Selenium
12 11 (19.30%) 4G
12 11 (19.30%) Test Planning
13 10 (17.54%) BPSS Clearance
13 10 (17.54%) QA
14 9 (15.79%) Performance Testing
14 9 (15.79%) ISEB
14 9 (15.79%) Analytics
14 9 (15.79%) Functional Testing
15 8 (14.04%) Non-Functional Testing
15 8 (14.04%) Scenario Testing
15 8 (14.04%) ITIL
15 8 (14.04%) Java

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.56%) LTE
1 14 (24.56%) Wireless
2 11 (19.30%) 4G
3 6 (10.53%) PuTTY
3 6 (10.53%) WinSCP
4 5 (8.77%) Wireshark
5 2 (3.51%) DHCP
5 2 (3.51%) DNS
5 2 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.75%) Internet
6 1 (1.75%) SMS
6 1 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 6 (10.53%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (7.02%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.75%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.75%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) JIRA
1 11 (19.30%) Selenium
2 7 (12.28%) HP UFT
2 7 (12.28%) LoadRunner
2 7 (12.28%) SoapUI
2 7 (12.28%) SpecFlow
3 6 (10.53%) Ant
3 6 (10.53%) Eclipse
3 6 (10.53%) Oracle APEX
3 6 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (10.53%) TestNG
4 2 (3.51%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.51%) Toad
5 1 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.75%) JMeter
5 1 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.75%) Trac
5 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (35.09%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.77%) Publishing
2 5 (8.77%) Retail
3 4 (7.02%) Finance
4 3 (5.26%) Banking
4 3 (5.26%) Billing
4 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Advertising
5 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) .NET
1 8 (14.04%) Web Services
2 1 (1.75%) SOAP
2 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.51%) Smart Meter
1 2 (3.51%) User Experience
2 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.75%) Life Science
2 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.28%) Linux
1 7 (12.28%) Windows
1 7 (12.28%) Windows Server
2 6 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.75%) CentOS
3 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (54.39%) Test Automation
2 21 (36.84%) Regression Testing
3 19 (33.33%) Test Management
3 19 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 17 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (22.81%) Collaborative Working
6 11 (19.30%) Test Planning
7 9 (15.79%) Analytics
7 9 (15.79%) Functional Testing
7 9 (15.79%) Performance Testing
8 8 (14.04%) ITIL
8 8 (14.04%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (14.04%) Scenario Testing
8 8 (14.04%) Validation
9 7 (12.28%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (12.28%) Test Strategy
9 7 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (10.53%) API Testing
10 6 (10.53%) Defect Tracking
10 6 (10.53%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.81%) SQL
2 8 (14.04%) Java
3 6 (10.53%) F#
4 5 (8.77%) VB
4 5 (8.77%) VBScript
5 3 (5.26%) C#
6 2 (3.51%) VBA
7 1 (1.75%) C
7 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (40.35%) ISTQB
2 20 (35.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 16 (28.07%) Security Cleared
4 10 (17.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (15.79%) ISEB
6 8 (14.04%) Degree
7 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
8 3 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.75%) CCNA
9 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.54%) QA
2 5 (8.77%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) vSphere
2 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (29.82%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.51%) Netcool
3 1 (1.75%) vRealize
Vendors
1 27 (47.37%) HP
2 12 (21.05%) Motorola
3 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.53%) Oracle
4 6 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 6 (10.53%) VMware
5 5 (8.77%) Software AG
5 5 (8.77%) webMethods
6 3 (5.26%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.51%) Remedy
7 2 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.75%) Citrix
8 1 (1.75%) Google
8 1 (1.75%) Guidewire
8 1 (1.75%) IBM
8 1 (1.75%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.75%) SAP