The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £288 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 3 months to 28 March 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
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 31 29
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 3 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.93% 2.95% 3.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 3.09% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 8
Median daily rate £288 £338 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.81% +26.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £331 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £341 £327
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +4.83% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.96 £30.00
% change year-on-year -8.54% -23.45%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 306 324 335
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 95.03% 95.58% 91.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 215 157
Median daily rate £368 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.12% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.10 £15.50 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Merseyside

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Merseyside

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -6 3 £288 -14.81%
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Merseyside region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Welsh Language
1 1 (33.33%) Use Case
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) HP

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Welsh Language
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Use Case
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP