Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £308 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 77 77
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 21 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.32% 1.29% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.34% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 17
Hertfordshire median daily rate £308 £345 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.87% +15.00% +0.84%
10th Percentile £250 £180 £257
90th Percentile £380 £450 £343
East of England median daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +4.84% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
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 Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 1477 1347 1513
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.07% 96.56% 94.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 778 769
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £200 £210 £190
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 82 156
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -14.71% +12.25%
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £52.50 £41.50
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 Hertfordshire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire 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
Watford -6 9 £348 +131.67% 1
Hatfield - 2 £303 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £400 -
Waltham Cross - 1 £300 -
Test Analyst
East of England

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

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 Hertfordshire region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 14 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 13 (61.90%) ISEB
3 11 (52.38%) JIRA
4 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Defect Management
6 6 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Windows
7 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
7 5 (23.81%) ISTQB
7 5 (23.81%) SCCM
7 5 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (23.81%) Windows 10
8 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing
8 4 (19.05%) HP
8 4 (19.05%) Retail
8 4 (19.05%) SQL
8 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
8 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
8 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (4.76%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) ATM
1 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.76%) NUnit
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.76%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (19.05%) Retail
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Back Office
3 1 (4.76%) Front Office
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.76%) CSS
2 1 (4.76%) Entity Framework
2 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) jQuery
2 1 (4.76%) JSON
2 1 (4.76%) ODBC
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Fintech
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
1 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 5 (23.81%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 7 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 7 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 6 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
5 4 (19.05%) Functional Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
6 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
7 2 (9.52%) TDD
7 2 (9.52%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 13 (61.90%) ISEB
3 5 (23.81%) ISTQB
4 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.76%) CCNA
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.76%) Degree
6 1 (4.76%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (23.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) HP
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.76%) Google
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) Rackspace