Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 6 months to 21 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
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 35 37
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 0.61% 0.35% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.37% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Luton median daily rate £325 £263 £219
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.81% +20.00% -32.69%
10th Percentile £313 £256 £163
90th Percentile £338 £269 £279
Bedfordshire median daily rate £325 £388 £219
% change year-on-year -16.13% +77.14% -32.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Luton median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton. 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
Luton
Contract vacancies in Luton with a recognized job title 318 272 267
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.95% 94.12% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 180 194
Luton median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £273 £206 £206
90th Percentile £624 £594 £606
Bedfordshire median daily rate £428 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 22
Luton median hourly rate £50.22 £14.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +258.68% -53.33% +122.22%
10th Percentile £49.02 £11.62 £12.05
90th Percentile £50.75 £41.83 £50.68
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% -62.67% +120.59%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Luton

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Luton

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 21 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 Luton region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (50.00%) Case Management
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Case Management
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
1 1 (50.00%) Web Testing
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft