The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 3 months to 30 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
England / Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 24 24
Rank change year-on-year +6 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 4 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.31% 3.21% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.39% 3.43% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £300 £200 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.20 £14.18 £37.50
% change year-on-year +49.55% -62.20%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 118 204 142
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 97.52% 93.58% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 101 59
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 Midlands region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) ISEB
2 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
3 4 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (44.44%) V-Model
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (44.44%) Internet
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) Selenium
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Unix
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
6 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
6 1 (11.11%) BDD
6 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
6 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Trello
6 1 (11.11%) Robot Framework
6 1 (11.11%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (11.11%) Protractor
6 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (11.11%) TDD
6 1 (11.11%) Regression 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Protractor
2 1 (11.11%) Robot Framework
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (44.44%) V-Model
2 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
3 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISEB
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle