Period
to 22 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Liverpool during the 6 months to 22 September 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
Merseyside > Liverpool
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 40 33
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 5 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 1.36% 2.72% 3.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 2.83% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 14
Liverpool median daily rate £325 £450 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +35.85% +1.15%
10th Percentile £305 £288 £119
90th Percentile £439 £450 £410
Merseyside median daily rate £325 £363 £323
% change year-on-year -10.34% +12.40% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Liverpool median hourly rate - - -
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool. 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
Liverpool
Contract vacancies in Liverpool with a recognized job title 353 460 447
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 96.23% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 303 263
Liverpool median daily rate £390 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% +1.97% +8.57%
10th Percentile £211 £250 £219
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
Merseyside median daily rate £388 £398 £367
% change year-on-year -2.52% +8.46% +8.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 28
Liverpool median hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.31% -5.45% -8.33%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.25 £10.35
90th Percentile £24.81 £17.43 £20.34
Merseyside median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +15.38% -3.70% -10.00%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Liverpool

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Liverpool

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Liverpool over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in Liverpool

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 Liverpool region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Kanban
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 3 (60.00%) API Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Traceability Matrix
2 3 (60.00%) SAP
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) Siebel
2 3 (60.00%) TIBCO
2 3 (60.00%) SAP FI
2 3 (60.00%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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 3 (60.00%) SAP FI
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) API Testing
1 3 (60.00%) BDD
1 3 (60.00%) GAP Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) Kanban
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) SDLC
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (60.00%) Traceability Matrix
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) SAP
1 3 (60.00%) Siebel
1 3 (60.00%) TIBCO