Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £361 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 51 56
Rank change year-on-year -12 +5 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 12 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.71% 0.22% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 0.23% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Lancashire median daily rate £361 - £348
10th Percentile £320 - £306
90th Percentile £388 - £390
North West median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Lancashire median hourly rate £45.00 - £44.00
North West median hourly rate £45.00 - £23.97

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 668 442 569
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.16% 95.26% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 280 386
Lancashire median daily rate £463 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.20% +8.00% -13.79%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £170
90th Percentile £650 £562 £556
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 46 60
Lancashire median hourly rate £28.00 £42.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.12% +9.68% +4.73%
10th Percentile £10.60 £11.84 £11.04
90th Percentile £45.50 £53.00 £60.05
North West median hourly rate £19.21 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.94% +14.29% -11.39%

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 11 December 2018. 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
Preston - 4 £325 - 1
Skelmersdale -1 3 - -
Chorley - 3 £375 - 1
Lancaster - 1 - -
Test Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 6 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (33.33%) SDLC
2 4 (33.33%) JMeter
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) SOAP
3 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) Validation
3 3 (25.00%) ISEB
3 3 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) FTP
4 2 (16.67%) HTTP
4 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Banking
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (16.67%) XML
4 2 (16.67%) Unix

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 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) FTP
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 4 (33.33%) JMeter
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) Toad
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) SOAP
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) SDLC
1 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 3 (25.00%) Validation
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Testing
4 1 (8.33%) BDD
4 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) QA Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Telesales
4 1 (8.33%) Test Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) User Stories
4 1 (8.33%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft