Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 20 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 90 53
Rank change year-on-year -9 -37 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 33 55 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.47% 2.12% 3.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 2.22% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 37 91
Leeds median daily rate £275 £300 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +5.26% -0.44%
10th Percentile £233 £235 £256
90th Percentile £425 £401 £388
West Yorkshire median daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £24.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 2160 2482 3078
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.51% 95.87% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1529 1651 2129
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £263
90th Percentile £546 £563 £540
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 43 97
Leeds median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.15% -0.70% +0.70%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.20 £8.84
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.35 £35.82
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year +9.23% -4.38% +9.00%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Leeds

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Leeds

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Leeds over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in Leeds

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Leeds

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

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

1 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (57.58%) Test Scripting
3 18 (54.55%) Selenium
4 13 (39.39%) Test Automation
5 11 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 11 (33.33%) SoapUI
5 11 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 11 (33.33%) ISEB
6 9 (27.27%) HP UFT
7 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
7 8 (24.24%) Java
7 8 (24.24%) .NET
7 8 (24.24%) Visual Studio
8 7 (21.21%) SQL
8 7 (21.21%) HP
8 7 (21.21%) LoadRunner
8 7 (21.21%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (18.18%) Load Testing
9 6 (18.18%) Web Testing
9 6 (18.18%) Analytics
9 6 (18.18%) SDLC
9 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
9 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (18.18%) C#
9 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (18.18%) Publishing
10 5 (15.15%) Finance
10 5 (15.15%) SOAP
10 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (15.15%) JIRA

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 4 (12.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (3.03%) Force.com
2 1 (3.03%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (54.55%) Selenium
2 11 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 9 (27.27%) HP UFT
4 8 (24.24%) Visual Studio
5 7 (21.21%) LoadRunner
6 5 (15.15%) Cucumber
6 5 (15.15%) JIRA
7 4 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (9.09%) WebDriver
9 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
10 1 (3.03%) Appium
10 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
10 1 (3.03%) JMeter
10 1 (3.03%) JUnit
10 1 (3.03%) RSpec
General
1 6 (18.18%) Publishing
2 5 (15.15%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Games
3 1 (3.03%) Law
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) .NET
2 5 (15.15%) SOAP
3 3 (9.09%) XML
4 2 (6.06%) HTML
5 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.03%) COM
5 1 (3.03%) CSS
5 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.03%) Kafka
5 1 (3.03%) Web Services
5 1 (3.03%) WSDL
5 1 (3.03%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.03%) IVR
2 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (57.58%) Test Scripting
3 13 (39.39%) Test Automation
4 11 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 6 (18.18%) Analytics
5 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 6 (18.18%) Load Testing
5 6 (18.18%) SDLC
5 6 (18.18%) Web Testing
6 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (12.12%) CRM
7 4 (12.12%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Scrum
7 4 (12.12%) User Stories
8 3 (9.09%) API Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (9.09%) ERP
8 3 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) Java
2 7 (21.21%) SQL
3 6 (18.18%) C#
4 4 (12.12%) Python
5 3 (9.09%) VBScript
6 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.03%) Ruby
7 1 (3.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) ISEB
1 11 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
1 1 (3.03%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) HP
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco
3 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com