Period
to 14 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 91 85
Rank change year-on-year -6 -6 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 195 177 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.44% 2.15% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 2.26% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 114 122
Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.84% +3.33%
10th Percentile £216 £245 £238
90th Percentile £438 £413 £399
England median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +58.18% +37.50%
10th Percentile £42.50 £41.75 £18.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.25 £36.75
England median hourly rate £39.50 £28.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year +39.82% -20.42% +42.00%

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 7,635 7,849 9,015
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.35% 95.13% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,815 4,926 5,495
Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £239 £213 £225
90th Percentile £563 £550 £550
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 365 366
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.41 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.52% +9.37% -
10th Percentile £10.31 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.50 £45.15 £39.38
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -7 147 £375 +15.38% 28
East Midlands +1 47 £325 -3.70% 12
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 91 (46.67%) SQL
2 88 (45.13%) Test Scripting
3 79 (40.51%) Java
4 75 (38.46%) Oracle
5 72 (36.92%) Test Automation
6 71 (36.41%) XML
7 68 (34.87%) Unix
7 68 (34.87%) Agile Software Development
8 64 (32.82%) ISTQB
9 61 (31.28%) ISEB
10 60 (30.77%) Windows
11 54 (27.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 52 (26.67%) Customer Requirements
13 41 (21.03%) Selenium
14 37 (18.97%) JIRA
14 37 (18.97%) SoapUI
14 37 (18.97%) WebLogic
14 37 (18.97%) webMethods
15 31 (15.90%) Toad
16 30 (15.38%) SAP
17 25 (12.82%) Microsoft
17 25 (12.82%) QA
18 24 (12.31%) Functional Testing
19 23 (11.79%) User Acceptance Testing
19 23 (11.79%) Integration Testing
19 23 (11.79%) Test Strategy
20 22 (11.28%) Cucumber
20 22 (11.28%) Performance Testing
20 22 (11.28%) Retail
21 21 (10.77%) Scrum

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 37 (18.97%) WebLogic
2 19 (9.74%) Confluence
3 5 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.03%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.51%) Apache
5 1 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (4.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (6.15%) SAP FI-CA
1 12 (6.15%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (1.03%) assyst
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.51%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.51%) Lawson
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.51%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.51%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.54%) Office 365
3 2 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.51%) GitHub
4 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.05%) Unified Communications
2 3 (1.54%) Internet
3 2 (1.03%) BIG-IP
3 2 (1.03%) LAN
3 2 (1.03%) Wireless
3 2 (1.03%) WLAN
4 1 (0.51%) DHCP
4 1 (0.51%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.77%) MongoDB
2 14 (7.18%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.59%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.05%) MySQL
6 3 (1.54%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.03%) Big Data
7 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.51%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.51%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.51%) DTS
8 1 (0.51%) Essbase
8 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.51%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 41 (21.03%) Selenium
2 37 (18.97%) JIRA
2 37 (18.97%) SoapUI
3 31 (15.90%) Toad
4 22 (11.28%) Cucumber
5 15 (7.69%) WebDriver
6 13 (6.67%) Git (software)
7 11 (5.64%) Jenkins
8 10 (5.13%) JMeter
9 7 (3.59%) Visual Studio
10 6 (3.08%) SpecFlow
11 5 (2.56%) LoadRunner
12 4 (2.05%) Subversion
12 4 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (1.03%) Bugzilla
13 2 (1.03%) Eclipse
13 2 (1.03%) HP UFT
13 2 (1.03%) NeoLoad
13 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
14 1 (0.51%) SonarQube
General
1 22 (11.28%) Retail
2 14 (7.18%) Finance
3 4 (2.05%) Banking
4 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.51%) Billing
5 1 (0.51%) Law
5 1 (0.51%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (36.41%) XML
2 21 (10.77%) Web Services
3 20 (10.26%) SOAP
4 18 (9.23%) RabbitMQ
5 15 (7.69%) Gherkin
6 11 (5.64%) JSON
7 8 (4.10%) RESTful
8 6 (3.08%) REST
9 5 (2.56%) J2EE
10 4 (2.05%) JSON Schema
10 4 (2.05%) WSDL
10 4 (2.05%) XSD
11 3 (1.54%) Node.js
11 3 (1.54%) Velocity
11 3 (1.54%) XSLT
12 2 (1.03%) .NET
12 2 (1.03%) CSS
12 2 (1.03%) Spring
13 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
13 1 (0.51%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.59%) Mainframe
2 7 (3.59%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.56%) Virtual Team
4 3 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.03%) NHS
5 2 (1.03%) PKI
6 1 (0.51%) AS400
6 1 (0.51%) Clustering
6 1 (0.51%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.51%) PDA
6 1 (0.51%) Robotics
6 1 (0.51%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 68 (34.87%) Unix
2 60 (30.77%) Windows
3 10 (5.13%) Linux
4 8 (4.10%) Android
4 8 (4.10%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.56%) VME
5 5 (2.56%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.05%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.51%) AIX
7 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (45.13%) Test Scripting
2 72 (36.92%) Test Automation
3 68 (34.87%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (26.67%) Customer Requirements
5 24 (12.31%) Functional Testing
6 23 (11.79%) Integration Testing
6 23 (11.79%) Test Strategy
6 23 (11.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (11.28%) Performance Testing
8 21 (10.77%) Defect Management
8 21 (10.77%) Regression Testing
8 21 (10.77%) Scrum
8 21 (10.77%) Software Testing
9 20 (10.26%) API Testing
10 18 (9.23%) Microservices
11 17 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
12 16 (8.21%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 14 (7.18%) BDD
13 14 (7.18%) Manual Testing
13 14 (7.18%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 91 (46.67%) SQL
2 79 (40.51%) Java
3 11 (5.64%) Groovy
4 8 (4.10%) C#
5 7 (3.59%) PL/SQL
5 7 (3.59%) Scala
6 5 (2.56%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.05%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.03%) Perl
9 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.51%) PHP
9 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.51%) VBA
9 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (32.82%) ISTQB
2 61 (31.28%) ISEB
3 54 (27.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (10.26%) Security Cleared
5 16 (8.21%) SC Cleared
6 8 (4.10%) Degree
7 2 (1.03%) HNC
7 2 (1.03%) HND
8 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (12.82%) QA
2 2 (1.03%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.03%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.59%) Docker
3 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.51%) HDFS
3 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (3.59%) SCCM
2 4 (2.05%) Ansible
2 4 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.54%) HP ALM
4 2 (1.03%) logstash
4 2 (1.03%) Netcool
5 1 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.51%) Puppet
Vendors
1 75 (38.46%) Oracle
2 37 (18.97%) webMethods
3 30 (15.38%) SAP
4 25 (12.82%) Microsoft
5 13 (6.67%) VMware
6 7 (3.59%) Micro Focus
7 6 (3.08%) Atlassian
8 5 (2.56%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.54%) HP
10 2 (1.03%) AppDynamics
10 2 (1.03%) Remedy
10 2 (1.03%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.51%) Blue Prism
11 1 (0.51%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.51%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 1 (0.51%) Fujitsu
11 1 (0.51%) Ivanti
11 1 (0.51%) NGA Human Resources
11 1 (0.51%) Workday
11 1 (0.51%) WSO2