Period
to 18 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £340 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 74 77
Rank change year-on-year -51 +3 +46
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 132 191 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.67% 2.53% 2.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 2.67% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 126 110
Midlands median daily rate £340 £300 £299
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +0.42% -0.42%
10th Percentile £245 £240 £157
90th Percentile £429 £415 £388
England median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +1.56%
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 £107.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +186.67% +15.38% +5.69%

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 7,455 7,163 8,654
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.06% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,550 4,380 5,020
Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +1.27% +10.49%
10th Percentile £231 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £434 £425
% change year-on-year +3.81% +2.00% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 329 277
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +4.92% -4.69%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.02
90th Percentile £43.75 £41.70 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% -6.25% +14.29%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -32 90 £350 +16.67% 14
East Midlands -28 41 £310 -4.62% 2
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 59 (44.70%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (43.94%) Test Automation
3 49 (37.12%) SQL
4 46 (34.85%) Test Scripting
5 37 (28.03%) Selenium
6 35 (26.52%) ISEB
7 33 (25.00%) Java
8 32 (24.24%) ISTQB
9 27 (20.45%) BDD
10 25 (18.94%) Manual Testing
11 22 (16.67%) C#
12 21 (15.91%) Oracle
12 21 (15.91%) JIRA
12 21 (15.91%) Retail
12 21 (15.91%) Cucumber
13 20 (15.15%) Functional Testing
14 19 (14.39%) User Acceptance Testing
14 19 (14.39%) Unix
15 18 (13.64%) XML
15 18 (13.64%) WebDriver
15 18 (13.64%) Gherkin
16 16 (12.12%) Customer Requirements
16 16 (12.12%) Windows
17 15 (11.36%) TDD
17 15 (11.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 15 (11.36%) QA
17 15 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
18 14 (10.61%) SpecFlow
19 13 (9.85%) Finance
20 12 (9.09%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (7.58%) WebLogic
2 9 (6.82%) Confluence
3 2 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.76%) CMS
4 1 (0.76%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (7.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.76%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.76%) Maximo
2 1 (0.76%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (0.76%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.27%) Slack
2 2 (1.52%) Office 365
3 1 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.76%) IaaS
3 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.27%) Internet
1 3 (2.27%) LAN
1 3 (2.27%) Unified Communications
1 3 (2.27%) WLAN
2 1 (0.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (3.03%) Oracle Database
1 4 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.27%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.27%) MySQL
3 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.76%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 37 (28.03%) Selenium
2 21 (15.91%) Cucumber
2 21 (15.91%) JIRA
3 18 (13.64%) WebDriver
4 14 (10.61%) SpecFlow
5 11 (8.33%) Toad
5 11 (8.33%) Visual Studio
6 10 (7.58%) SoapUI
7 6 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.27%) JUnit
8 3 (2.27%) TestRail
8 3 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.52%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.52%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.52%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.76%) LoadUI
10 1 (0.76%) Maven
10 1 (0.76%) SOAtest
10 1 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 21 (15.91%) Retail
2 13 (9.85%) Finance
3 3 (2.27%) Automotive
4 2 (1.52%) Banking
4 2 (1.52%) Marketing
5 1 (0.76%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.76%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.64%) Gherkin
1 18 (13.64%) XML
2 6 (4.55%) JSON
2 6 (4.55%) Velocity
2 6 (4.55%) Web Services
3 4 (3.03%) SOAP
4 3 (2.27%) .NET
5 2 (1.52%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.52%) REST
6 1 (0.76%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.76%) HATEOAS
6 1 (0.76%) HTML
6 1 (0.76%) MFC
6 1 (0.76%) Node.js
6 1 (0.76%) RESTful
6 1 (0.76%) WPF
6 1 (0.76%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.76%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.76%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.03%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.27%) EPoS
3 3 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.52%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.76%) AS400
5 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.76%) NHS
5 1 (0.76%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 19 (14.39%) Unix
2 16 (12.12%) Windows
3 3 (2.27%) Linux
4 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.76%) Solaris
4 1 (0.76%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (44.70%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (43.94%) Test Automation
3 46 (34.85%) Test Scripting
4 27 (20.45%) BDD
5 25 (18.94%) Manual Testing
6 20 (15.15%) Functional Testing
7 19 (14.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (12.12%) Customer Requirements
9 15 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (11.36%) TDD
10 12 (9.09%) Migration
10 12 (9.09%) Regression Testing
10 12 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
10 12 (9.09%) Test Strategy
11 11 (8.33%) CRM
11 11 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
11 11 (8.33%) Waterfall
12 10 (7.58%) Acceptance Criteria
12 10 (7.58%) E-Commerce
12 10 (7.58%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (37.12%) SQL
2 33 (25.00%) Java
3 22 (16.67%) C#
4 6 (4.55%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.03%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.27%) VBScript
7 2 (1.52%) C++
7 2 (1.52%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.76%) JCL
8 1 (0.76%) PHP
8 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (26.52%) ISEB
2 32 (24.24%) ISTQB
3 15 (11.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (7.58%) Security Cleared
5 9 (6.82%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.27%) Degree
7 1 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.36%) QA
2 3 (2.27%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.76%) GDPR
3 1 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (2.27%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.52%) logstash
3 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (15.91%) Oracle
2 11 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.58%) webMethods
4 3 (2.27%) HP
5 2 (1.52%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.52%) Kronos
5 2 (1.52%) SAP
6 1 (0.76%) Blue Prism
6 1 (0.76%) Google
6 1 (0.76%) Red Hat