Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £319 per day in advertised job vacancies in Liverpool 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
Merseyside > Liverpool
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 33 30
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 10 12 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 2.43% 2.76% 3.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.51% 2.93% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 16
Liverpool median daily rate £319 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +8.87%
10th Percentile £266 £222 £260
90th Percentile £450 £383 £356
Merseyside median daily rate £313 £300 £338
% change year-on-year +4.17% -11.11% +8.87%
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 398 410 560
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.60% 94.25% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 254 297
Liverpool median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £189 £208 £156
90th Percentile £550 £525 £538
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 27
Liverpool median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £9.19 £12.80 £11.20
90th Percentile £18.87 £24.61 £23.75
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -16.13% +3.33% -6.25%

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 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in Liverpool

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

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 Liverpool region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) ISEB
3 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (30.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (30.00%) JIRA
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) Siebel
5 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Microservices
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (20.00%) BDD
5 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
5 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Vagrant
5 2 (20.00%) Docker
6 1 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) GitHub

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) 802.15
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) IPv6
1 1 (10.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 5 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (30.00%) JIRA
4 2 (20.00%) Vagrant
4 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (10.00%) Gatling
5 1 (10.00%) IntelliJ
5 1 (10.00%) JUnit
5 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (10.00%) TestNG
General
1 1 (10.00%) Automotive
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) Russian Language
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (10.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Microservices
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Smoke Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) F#
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISEB
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
1 2 (20.00%) Siebel
2 1 (10.00%) HP