The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £346 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 26 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 23 38
Rank change year-on-year -14 +15  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 5 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.98% 5.56% 2.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.13% 5.63% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 6
Median daily rate £346 £210 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +64.88% -21.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £413 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £311
% change year-on-year -2.34% +2.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +77.77% -18.18%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 235 320 259
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 92.89% 98.77% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 217 139
Median daily rate £365 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.11% +25.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £700 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 11
Median hourly rate £22.52 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.48% +26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.60 £55.00 £24.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Kent

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Kent

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Kent

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dover - 1 £368 -
Maidstone - 1 - -
Stansted - 1 £325 -
Test Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 Kent region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Solvency II
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) CRM

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

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
1 1 (20.00%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft