Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 101 77
Rank change year-on-year +13 -24 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 180 199 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.21% 2.03% 2.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 2.13% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 116 121
Midlands median daily rate £325 £308 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.69% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £248 £225 £250
90th Percentile £400 £378 £383
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Midlands median hourly rate £41.75 £37.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.33% +87.50% -11.11%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £35.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.89% +43.00% -3.85%

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 7709 9360 8108
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 95.32% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4815 5684 4688
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £217 £231 £215
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 370 454
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £45.00 £39.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +27 124 £320 +6.67% 2
East Midlands -7 52 £338 +8.87% 5
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 60 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 59 (32.78%) Test Automation
3 44 (24.44%) SQL
4 43 (23.89%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 38 (21.11%) ISTQB
6 38 (21.11%) Selenium
7 37 (20.56%) Finance
7 37 (20.56%) ISEB
7 37 (20.56%) Scenario Testing
8 31 (17.22%) Java
9 28 (15.56%) Retail
10 25 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
11 24 (13.33%) BDD
12 22 (12.22%) Functional Testing
12 22 (12.22%) Test Planning
12 22 (12.22%) QA
12 22 (12.22%) Unix
12 22 (12.22%) HP
13 21 (11.67%) Software Testing
13 21 (11.67%) Regression Testing
13 21 (11.67%) Defect Management
14 19 (10.56%) System Testing
14 19 (10.56%) Smart Meter
15 18 (10.00%) JIRA
15 18 (10.00%) Banking
15 18 (10.00%) Oracle
16 17 (9.44%) Microsoft
16 17 (9.44%) Manual Testing
16 17 (9.44%) Test Strategy

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 4 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.11%) Confluence
3 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.56%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (6.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.22%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (2.22%) TRIRIGA
4 3 (1.67%) Oracle ASCP
5 1 (0.56%) iTrent
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.56%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (1.67%) SaaS
3 2 (1.11%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.78%) Internet
2 2 (1.11%) DSL
2 2 (1.11%) FTP
2 2 (1.11%) SDH
2 2 (1.11%) VoIP
3 1 (0.56%) GPON
3 1 (0.56%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.56%) Skype
3 1 (0.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.44%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.56%) MySQL
5 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (21.11%) Selenium
2 18 (10.00%) JIRA
3 16 (8.89%) SoapUI
4 14 (7.78%) WebDriver
5 12 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 12 (6.67%) SpecFlow
5 12 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (6.11%) JMeter
7 8 (4.44%) HP UFT
7 8 (4.44%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (3.89%) LoadUI
9 6 (3.33%) JUnit
9 6 (3.33%) Visual Studio
10 5 (2.78%) Protractor
11 4 (2.22%) Git (software)
11 4 (2.22%) Jenkins
11 4 (2.22%) NeoLoad
12 2 (1.11%) Gatling
12 2 (1.11%) JProfiler
13 1 (0.56%) RSpec
General
1 37 (20.56%) Finance
2 28 (15.56%) Retail
3 18 (10.00%) Banking
4 11 (6.11%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.67%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.11%) Back Office
6 2 (1.11%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.56%) Billing
7 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) Front Office
7 1 (0.56%) Games
7 1 (0.56%) Law
7 1 (0.56%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Vietnamese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.56%) XML
2 8 (4.44%) SOAP
2 8 (4.44%) Web Services
3 3 (1.67%) .NET
3 3 (1.67%) XML Messaging
4 2 (1.11%) Ajax
4 2 (1.11%) CSS
4 2 (1.11%) HTML
5 1 (0.56%) CGI
5 1 (0.56%) JSON
5 1 (0.56%) REST
5 1 (0.56%) Velocity
5 1 (0.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.56%) Smart Meter
2 6 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.33%) User Experience
3 4 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.11%) EPoS
5 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.56%) Derivative
5 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.56%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.22%) Unix
2 15 (8.33%) Windows
3 5 (2.78%) Linux
4 1 (0.56%) Android
4 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 59 (32.78%) Test Automation
3 43 (23.89%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 37 (20.56%) Scenario Testing
6 24 (13.33%) BDD
7 22 (12.22%) Functional Testing
7 22 (12.22%) Test Planning
8 21 (11.67%) Defect Management
8 21 (11.67%) Regression Testing
8 21 (11.67%) Software Testing
9 19 (10.56%) System Testing
10 17 (9.44%) Manual Testing
10 17 (9.44%) Test Strategy
11 16 (8.89%) Migration
12 13 (7.22%) CRM
12 13 (7.22%) Scrum
13 12 (6.67%) Integration Testing
13 12 (6.67%) SDLC
14 11 (6.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 44 (24.44%) SQL
2 31 (17.22%) Java
3 10 (5.56%) C#
4 5 (2.78%) VB
4 5 (2.78%) VBScript
5 3 (1.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.11%) Perl
6 2 (1.11%) Python
6 2 (1.11%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.56%) PHP
7 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.56%) Ruby
7 1 (0.56%) Scala
7 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 38 (21.11%) ISTQB
2 37 (20.56%) ISEB
3 9 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.22%) Degree
6 2 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.22%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.56%) SEPA
2 1 (0.56%) TickIT
2 1 (0.56%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (12.22%) HP
2 18 (10.00%) Oracle
3 17 (9.44%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.78%) SAP
5 4 (2.22%) Cognos
6 3 (1.67%) hybris
6 3 (1.67%) Workday
7 2 (1.11%) CollabNet
7 2 (1.11%) Demandware
8 1 (0.56%) Blue Prism
8 1 (0.56%) Informatica
8 1 (0.56%) Kronos
8 1 (0.56%) NetApp
8 1 (0.56%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.56%) Reuters
8 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.56%) webMethods