Period
to 21 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 21 April 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.

Senior Test Analyst
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 235 216 241
Rank change year-on-year -19 +25 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 11 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.14% 0.26% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.28% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 6
Midlands median daily rate £350 £375 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +18.11% -2.38%
10th Percentile £320 £278 £284
90th Percentile £403 £444 £406
England median daily rate £390 £369 £380
% change year-on-year +5.76% -2.96% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £40.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7,534 7,566 8,322
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.06% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,665 4,596 4,710
Midlands median daily rate £400 £390 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +1.96% +9.29%
10th Percentile £226 £213 £225
90th Percentile £563 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 342 307
Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.31 £10.63 £10.04
90th Percentile £47.50 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

Senior Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Analyst in the Midlands

Senior Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Test Analyst in the Midlands

Senior Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands 0 6 £356 +35.71% 2
East Midlands -11 5 £350 -17.65% 4
Senior Test Analyst
England

Senior Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, Senior 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 Midlands region featuring Senior Test Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) CRM
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Validation
2 3 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (27.27%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 2 (18.18%) BDD
3 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
3 2 (18.18%) Office 365
3 2 (18.18%) User Stories
3 2 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (18.18%) QA
3 2 (18.18%) Selenium
3 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Email Marketing
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Test Management
3 2 (18.18%) Marketing
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) JMeter
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) User Experience

Senior Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (9.09%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) BlazeMeter
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) JMeter
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
3 1 (9.09%) Toad
3 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) User Experience
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) CRM
2 3 (27.27%) Validation
3 2 (18.18%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (18.18%) BDD
3 2 (18.18%) Email Marketing
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Test Management
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) User Stories
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Thinking
4 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) webMethods