The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £240 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 27 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 50 69
Rank change year-on-year -8 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 3 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.48% 1.07% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 1.11% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £240 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.52% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £313
% change year-on-year -2.34% +2.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +79.77% -19.09%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 585 632 812
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 92.71% 96.49% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 325 423
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 35 74
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% -22.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.30 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Hertfordshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Hertfordshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Hertfordshire

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 6 (46.15%) NHS
1 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
1 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Validation
2 4 (30.77%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Electronic Patient Records
3 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (23.08%) HL7
4 2 (15.38%) QA
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium
4 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) ETL
4 2 (15.38%) ISEB
4 2 (15.38%) .NET
4 2 (15.38%) Maximo
4 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (15.38%) Finance
4 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (7.69%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
5 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) User Stories

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Maximo
2 1 (7.69%) Lorenzo
2 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (23.08%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
1 6 (46.15%) Test Scripting
2 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Scenario Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Validation
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) ETL
3 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) BDD
4 1 (7.69%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Signal Processing
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Signal Processing
4 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.69%) System Testing
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Usability Testing
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Ruby
2 1 (7.69%) Tcl
2 1 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) HL7
2 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) IBM
1 1 (7.69%) SAP