Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 21 September 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.

Test Analyst
England > Midlands
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 88 98
Rank change year-on-year -33 +10 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 151 179 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.89% 2.28% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 2.41% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 107 116
Midlands median daily rate £363 £310 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.94% +0.81% +2.50%
10th Percentile £210 £237 £231
90th Percentile £430 £400 £384
England median daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +1.43% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Midlands median hourly rate - £40.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +220.00% -
England median hourly rate £21.00 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -44.01% +4.17% +37.14%

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 7,567 7,440 9,321
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.47% 94.69% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,620 4,604 5,644
Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £231 £225 £237
90th Percentile £556 £545 £565
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 362 329
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -10.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.21 £39.10
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.39% -1.58% +6.92%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in the Midlands

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 Test Analyst in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in the Midlands

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in the Midlands over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in the Midlands

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in the Midlands

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 Test Analyst within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 September 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 -26 114 £388 +24.00% 23
East Midlands -4 35 £325 +13.04% 8
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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 Test Analyst in the job title.

1 79 (52.32%) Test Scripting
2 72 (47.68%) SQL
3 62 (41.06%) Java
4 59 (39.07%) XML
5 58 (38.41%) ISEB
6 56 (37.09%) ISTQB
7 54 (35.76%) Test Automation
8 53 (35.10%) Oracle
9 52 (34.44%) Unix
10 50 (33.11%) Agile Software Development
11 46 (30.46%) Windows
11 46 (30.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 45 (29.80%) Customer Requirements
13 34 (22.52%) JIRA
13 34 (22.52%) Selenium
14 30 (19.87%) WebLogic
14 30 (19.87%) webMethods
15 27 (17.88%) Toad
16 25 (16.56%) SoapUI
17 23 (15.23%) User Acceptance Testing
17 23 (15.23%) Retail
18 22 (14.57%) Scrum
18 22 (14.57%) Microsoft
18 22 (14.57%) QA
19 21 (13.91%) SAP
20 20 (13.25%) Gherkin
20 20 (13.25%) WebDriver
20 20 (13.25%) Cucumber
21 19 (12.58%) Operational Acceptance Testing
22 18 (11.92%) Functional Testing

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 30 (19.87%) WebLogic
2 15 (9.93%) Confluence
3 2 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.66%) Apache
4 1 (0.66%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.64%) SAP FI-CA
1 7 (4.64%) SAP PSCD
2 5 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.66%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.99%) Office 365
3 2 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.99%) Internet
2 2 (1.32%) LAN
2 2 (1.32%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.32%) WLAN
3 1 (0.66%) DHCP
3 1 (0.66%) DNS
3 1 (0.66%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.28%) MongoDB
2 5 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.65%) MySQL
3 4 (2.65%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.99%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.66%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.66%) DTS
6 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (22.52%) JIRA
1 34 (22.52%) Selenium
2 27 (17.88%) Toad
3 25 (16.56%) SoapUI
4 20 (13.25%) Cucumber
4 20 (13.25%) WebDriver
5 12 (7.95%) SpecFlow
6 8 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (3.97%) Git (software)
7 6 (3.97%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.31%) Subversion
9 4 (2.65%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.99%) JMeter
10 3 (1.99%) JUnit
11 2 (1.32%) Bitbucket
11 2 (1.32%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.32%) HP UFT
12 1 (0.66%) Maven
12 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.66%) WinRunner
General
1 23 (15.23%) Retail
2 14 (9.27%) Finance
3 4 (2.65%) Banking
4 1 (0.66%) Automotive
4 1 (0.66%) Back Office
4 1 (0.66%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (39.07%) XML
2 20 (13.25%) Gherkin
3 15 (9.93%) Web Services
4 13 (8.61%) SOAP
5 11 (7.28%) RabbitMQ
6 9 (5.96%) RESTful
7 7 (4.64%) JSON
7 7 (4.64%) Velocity
8 4 (2.65%) JSON Schema
8 4 (2.65%) WSDL
8 4 (2.65%) XSD
9 2 (1.32%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.32%) CSS
9 2 (1.32%) HATEOAS
9 2 (1.32%) HTML
10 1 (0.66%) .NET
10 1 (0.66%) Ajax
10 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.66%) Spring
10 1 (0.66%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (5.30%) Mainframe
2 5 (3.31%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.31%) Virtual Team
3 3 (1.99%) NHS
4 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.32%) Robotics
4 2 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.66%) AS400
5 1 (0.66%) Clustering
5 1 (0.66%) PDA
5 1 (0.66%) PKI
5 1 (0.66%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.66%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 52 (34.44%) Unix
2 46 (30.46%) Windows
3 8 (5.30%) Android
3 8 (5.30%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.31%) Linux
4 5 (3.31%) VME
5 4 (2.65%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.66%) AIX
6 1 (0.66%) Solaris
6 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (52.32%) Test Scripting
2 54 (35.76%) Test Automation
3 50 (33.11%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (29.80%) Customer Requirements
5 23 (15.23%) User Acceptance Testing
6 22 (14.57%) Scrum
7 19 (12.58%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 18 (11.92%) Functional Testing
8 18 (11.92%) Integration Testing
9 16 (10.60%) Test Strategy
10 15 (9.93%) Acceptance Criteria
10 15 (9.93%) API Testing
10 15 (9.93%) BDD
10 15 (9.93%) System Integration Testing
11 14 (9.27%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (9.27%) Regression Testing
11 14 (9.27%) TDD
12 13 (8.61%) System Testing
12 13 (8.61%) Test Management
12 13 (8.61%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 72 (47.68%) SQL
2 62 (41.06%) Java
3 12 (7.95%) C#
4 11 (7.28%) Groovy
5 7 (4.64%) Scala
6 6 (3.97%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.66%) JCL
7 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.66%) VBA
7 1 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (38.41%) ISEB
2 56 (37.09%) ISTQB
3 46 (30.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (9.27%) Security Cleared
5 10 (6.62%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (14.57%) QA
2 3 (1.99%) PMO
3 2 (1.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (5.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.66%) Docker
2 1 (0.66%) HDFS
2 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (4.64%) SCCM
2 4 (2.65%) Ansible
3 3 (1.99%) HP ALM
4 2 (1.32%) logstash
5 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.66%) Terraform
Vendors
1 53 (35.10%) Oracle
2 30 (19.87%) webMethods
3 22 (14.57%) Microsoft
4 21 (13.91%) SAP
5 8 (5.30%) VMware
6 7 (4.64%) Micro Focus
7 4 (2.65%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.99%) HP
9 2 (1.32%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.32%) Blue Prism
10 1 (0.66%) Citrix
10 1 (0.66%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 1 (0.66%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.66%) Google
10 1 (0.66%) ICL
10 1 (0.66%) Ivanti
10 1 (0.66%) McAfee
10 1 (0.66%) Veritas