Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 21 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 230 225 221
Rank change year-on-year -5 -4 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 11 28 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.14% 0.32% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.33% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 10
Midlands median daily rate £363 £356 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +18.75% +4.35%
10th Percentile £351 £313 £278
90th Percentile £384 £441 £430
England median daily rate £400 £401 £375
% change year-on-year -0.31% +7.00% +7.14%
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 7,358 8,388 7,957
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 95.03% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,590 5,097 4,531
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £534
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 361 405
Midlands median hourly rate £15.55 £15.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.67% -1.64% -2.93%
10th Percentile £9.81 £10.00 £10.22
90th Percentile £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.34% - +12.12%

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 January 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
East Midlands -1 10 £363 -14.71% 3
West Midlands +6 1 - - 2
Senior Test Analyst
England

Senior Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

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

1 10 (90.91%) Selenium
1 10 (90.91%) BDD
1 10 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 8 (72.73%) WebDriver
2 8 (72.73%) Retail
2 8 (72.73%) Java
2 8 (72.73%) ISEB
2 8 (72.73%) ISTQB
3 2 (18.18%) User Experience
3 2 (18.18%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (18.18%) Acceptance Criteria
3 2 (18.18%) JMeter
3 2 (18.18%) Validation
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 2 (18.18%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) QA
3 2 (18.18%) Test Management
3 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
3 2 (18.18%) User Stories
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Facilities Management
4 1 (9.09%) Maximo

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) BlazeMeter
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Selenium
2 8 (72.73%) WebDriver
3 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 2 (18.18%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) JMeter
3 2 (18.18%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (72.73%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) BDD
1 10 (90.91%) Test Automation
2 2 (18.18%) Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Scrum
2 2 (18.18%) TDD
2 2 (18.18%) Test Management
2 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (18.18%) User Stories
2 2 (18.18%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Facilities Management
3 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) ISEB
1 8 (72.73%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA