Period
to 20 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £361 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 20 March 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 54 57 53
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 21 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.74% 0.20% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.88% 0.21% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 3
Lancashire median daily rate £361 £370 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.36% -18.23% +53.39%
10th Percentile £300 £370 £323
90th Percentile £412 £370 £485
North West median daily rate £325 £300 £304
% change year-on-year +8.33% -1.40% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Lancashire median hourly rate - - £44.00
North West median hourly rate - £65.00 £24.43
% change year-on-year - +166.07% -24.83%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. 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
Lancashire
Contract vacancies in Lancashire with a recognized job title 729 481 478
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.17% 96.20% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 295 328
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £294 £228 £234
90th Percentile £675 £579 £556
North West median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% -1.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 51 72
Lancashire median hourly rate £36.23 £39.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.12% -2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £15.75 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £44.65 £63.00 £52.95
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.74 £19.00
% change year-on-year +12.74% -6.63% -15.71%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Lancashire

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Lancashire

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Lancashire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 20 March 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
Chorley - 10 £343 - 5
Blackpool +9 4 £404 +9.12%
Skelmersdale - 3 - -
Preston - 1 - - 1
Test Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 March 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 Lancashire region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) LoadRunner
3 9 (42.86%) Oracle
3 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 8 (38.10%) SDLC
5 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 7 (33.33%) XML
5 7 (33.33%) ISEB
6 6 (28.57%) JMeter
6 6 (28.57%) Java
6 6 (28.57%) JIRA
7 5 (23.81%) Selenium
7 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
7 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (23.81%) CRM
8 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (19.05%) SOAP
8 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
8 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
8 4 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
9 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Web Services
9 3 (14.29%) Windows
9 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 3 (14.29%) .NET
9 3 (14.29%) Billing
9 3 (14.29%) Data Management

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.76%) SAP CRM
2 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) FTP
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) LoadRunner
2 6 (28.57%) JIRA
2 6 (28.57%) JMeter
3 5 (23.81%) Selenium
4 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
5 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
5 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
6 1 (4.76%) Jasmine
6 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (14.29%) Billing
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) XML
2 4 (19.05%) SOAP
3 3 (14.29%) .NET
3 3 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) SDLC
2 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 5 (23.81%) CRM
3 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
3 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
5 3 (14.29%) Data Management
5 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Debt
6 2 (9.52%) Test Management
6 2 (9.52%) Validation
7 1 (4.76%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (4.76%) System Testing
7 1 (4.76%) V-Model
7 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) ISEB
2 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.76%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) SAP