Period
to 16 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £345 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 77 79
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 25 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.73% 1.75% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.86% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 10
Hertfordshire median daily rate £345 £316 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -23.33% +26.92%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £254
90th Percentile £375 £372 £476
East of England median daily rate £348 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +6.92% +8.33% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £13.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -67.50% +128.57%

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 1,341 1,448 1,353
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.93% 94.03% 96.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 733 770
Hertfordshire median daily rate £420 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £190 £200 £210
90th Percentile £557 £575 £550
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.38% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 111 85
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +20.69% -4.92%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.66 £10.07
90th Percentile £47.65 £44.50 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.38 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.90% -2.50% -11.11%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 +11 14 £375 +11.94% 1
Hemel Hempstead +5 5 £275 -25.17%
Stevenage - 4 £325 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £305 -
Test Analyst
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 10 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 8 (32.00%) Firewall
2 8 (32.00%) Web Services
2 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Client/Server
3 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
3 7 (28.00%) Information Security Management
3 7 (28.00%) Security Management
3 7 (28.00%) Law
3 7 (28.00%) Sony
3 7 (28.00%) Information Security
3 7 (28.00%) ISMS
3 7 (28.00%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (28.00%) Windows 10
4 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (24.00%) Retail
5 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 5 (20.00%) SQL
5 5 (20.00%) hybris
6 4 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (12.00%) VB
7 3 (12.00%) C

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 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) Firewall
2 2 (8.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
1 1 (4.00%) JMeter
General
1 7 (28.00%) Law
2 6 (24.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (8.00%) Android
3 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 7 (28.00%) Information Security
2 7 (28.00%) Information Security Management
2 7 (28.00%) ISMS
2 7 (28.00%) Security Management
3 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 2 (8.00%) Mathematics
6 2 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (8.00%) Service Management
6 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) C
2 3 (12.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (12.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) HP ALM
1 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Sony
2 5 (20.00%) hybris
3 3 (12.00%) HP
4 2 (8.00%) BMC
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.00%) Remedy
4 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (8.00%) Sun