The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Liverpool during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 28 23
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 8 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 2.90% 3.92% 4.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.02% 4.15% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 9
Liverpool median daily rate £450 £344 £88
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.90% +292.85%  
Merseyside median daily rate £450 £329 £169
% change year-on-year +36.88% +94.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Liverpool median hourly rate - - -
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 265 241 253
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 96.01% 94.51% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 515 563
Liverpool median daily rate £388 £380 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.97% +12.59%  
10th Percentile £250 £263 £135
90th Percentile £531 £500 £525
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £370 £325
% change year-on-year +8.10% +13.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 47 44
Liverpool median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -13.33%  
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.30 £12.67
90th Percentile £16.75 £14.67 £21.58
Merseyside median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% -13.33%  

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) Integration Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 7 (63.64%) Java
3 5 (45.45%) JIRA
3 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Functional Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
4 4 (36.36%) Vagrant
4 4 (36.36%) Docker
4 4 (36.36%) Test Management
4 4 (36.36%) System Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
4 4 (36.36%) BDD
4 4 (36.36%) MongoDB
4 4 (36.36%) Gherkin
4 4 (36.36%) Microservices
4 4 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (36.36%) Defect Management
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) HP
4 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) Internet
5 3 (27.27%) Project Management
5 3 (27.27%) J2EE
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle
5 3 (27.27%) Web Services
5 3 (27.27%) XML

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) ColdFusion
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) MongoDB
2 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) JIRA
3 4 (36.36%) Cucumber
3 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
3 4 (36.36%) Vagrant
4 3 (27.27%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (9.09%) Russian Language
1 1 (9.09%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Gherkin
2 3 (27.27%) HTML
2 3 (27.27%) J2EE
2 3 (27.27%) Web Services
2 3 (27.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) PlayStation
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) Integration Testing
2 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
3 5 (45.45%) Functional Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
4 4 (36.36%) BDD
4 4 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (36.36%) Defect Management
4 4 (36.36%) Microservices
4 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
4 4 (36.36%) System Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Test Management
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 3 (27.27%) Project Management
5 3 (27.27%) Scrum
6 2 (18.18%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 1 (9.09%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle