Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £323 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 80 76
Rank change year-on-year -13 -4 +47
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 169 208 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.14% 2.42% 2.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 2.54% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 127 116
Midlands median daily rate £323 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.03% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £245 £220 £213
90th Percentile £421 £438 £375
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Midlands median hourly rate £43.50 £27.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.18% +37.50% -
England median hourly rate £43.50 £30.97 £25.00
% change year-on-year +40.48% +23.86% +11.11%

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 7,509 8,177 8,151
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.00% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,662 4,988 4,638
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 358 366
Midlands median hourly rate £16.41 £16.00 £14.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.53% +11.89% -7.74%
10th Percentile £9.96 £10.50 £10.02
90th Percentile £47.50 £38.75 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +13 113 £316 +7.20% 16
East Midlands -26 56 £325 - 17
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 66 (39.05%) Test Scripting
2 61 (36.09%) Test Automation
3 52 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (29.59%) SQL
5 38 (22.49%) Selenium
6 37 (21.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 34 (20.12%) Java
8 30 (17.75%) Retail
9 29 (17.16%) ISTQB
10 28 (16.57%) Manual Testing
10 28 (16.57%) BDD
11 27 (15.98%) ISEB
12 26 (15.38%) Finance
13 24 (14.20%) QA
14 20 (11.83%) Functional Testing
15 19 (11.24%) Scenario Testing
16 18 (10.65%) Regression Testing
17 17 (10.06%) C#
17 17 (10.06%) Oracle
17 17 (10.06%) XML
18 16 (9.47%) Unix
18 16 (9.47%) Windows
18 16 (9.47%) Cucumber
19 15 (8.88%) Integration Testing
19 15 (8.88%) JIRA
19 15 (8.88%) System Testing
19 15 (8.88%) HP Quality Center
20 14 (8.28%) Microsoft
20 14 (8.28%) TDD
20 14 (8.28%) Banking

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 8 (4.73%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Cognos TM1
1 4 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) Actimize
2 1 (0.59%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.59%) Maximo
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.59%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.78%) SaaS
3 2 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.18%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.59%) IaaS
4 1 (0.59%) Office 365
4 1 (0.59%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.78%) Internet
2 2 (1.18%) FTP
3 1 (0.59%) LAN
3 1 (0.59%) SMS
3 1 (0.59%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.59%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.37%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.18%) Power BI
6 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.59%) MySQL
7 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 38 (22.49%) Selenium
2 16 (9.47%) Cucumber
3 15 (8.88%) JIRA
4 11 (6.51%) SoapUI
4 11 (6.51%) SpecFlow
4 11 (6.51%) Visual Studio
5 10 (5.92%) WebDriver
6 8 (4.73%) Toad
7 7 (4.14%) JMeter
8 5 (2.96%) JUnit
9 4 (2.37%) Git (software)
9 4 (2.37%) HP UFT
9 4 (2.37%) Protractor
9 4 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.18%) Gatling
10 2 (1.18%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.18%) JProfiler
11 1 (0.59%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (0.59%) NeoLoad
11 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (17.75%) Retail
2 26 (15.38%) Finance
3 14 (8.28%) Banking
4 9 (5.33%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.78%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.59%) Automotive
6 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.59%) Games
6 1 (0.59%) Law
6 1 (0.59%) Legal
6 1 (0.59%) Marketing
6 1 (0.59%) Vietnamese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.06%) XML
2 5 (2.96%) Gherkin
2 5 (2.96%) SOAP
3 4 (2.37%) .NET
3 4 (2.37%) Web Services
4 3 (1.78%) JSON
4 3 (1.78%) XML Messaging
5 2 (1.18%) Ajax
5 2 (1.18%) CGI
5 2 (1.18%) CSS
5 2 (1.18%) HTML
5 2 (1.18%) REST
5 2 (1.18%) Velocity
6 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.59%) Node.js
6 1 (0.59%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.59%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.10%) Smart Meter
2 6 (3.55%) EPoS
2 6 (3.55%) User Experience
3 4 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.37%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.18%) Robotics
5 1 (0.59%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.59%) Derivative
5 1 (0.59%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.47%) Unix
1 16 (9.47%) Windows
2 3 (1.78%) Linux
3 1 (0.59%) Android
3 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (39.05%) Test Scripting
2 61 (36.09%) Test Automation
3 52 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (21.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 28 (16.57%) BDD
5 28 (16.57%) Manual Testing
6 20 (11.83%) Functional Testing
7 19 (11.24%) Scenario Testing
8 18 (10.65%) Regression Testing
9 15 (8.88%) Integration Testing
9 15 (8.88%) System Testing
10 14 (8.28%) TDD
11 13 (7.69%) Migration
12 12 (7.10%) Defect Management
12 12 (7.10%) E-Commerce
12 12 (7.10%) Performance Testing
13 10 (5.92%) Software Testing
13 10 (5.92%) System Integration Testing
13 10 (5.92%) Test Strategy
13 10 (5.92%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (29.59%) SQL
2 34 (20.12%) Java
3 17 (10.06%) C#
4 6 (3.55%) VBScript
5 5 (2.96%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.96%) VB
6 4 (2.37%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.37%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.18%) Perl
7 2 (1.18%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.18%) Python
8 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.59%) C++
8 1 (0.59%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.59%) Ruby
8 1 (0.59%) Scala
8 1 (0.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (17.16%) ISTQB
2 27 (15.98%) ISEB
3 8 (4.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.37%) Degree
5 2 (1.18%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.18%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (14.20%) QA
2 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.59%) GDPR
3 1 (0.59%) SEPA
3 1 (0.59%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 15 (8.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (10.06%) Oracle
2 14 (8.28%) Microsoft
3 13 (7.69%) HP
4 8 (4.73%) webMethods
5 4 (2.37%) Cognos
6 3 (1.78%) SAP
6 3 (1.78%) Workday
7 2 (1.18%) Blue Prism
7 2 (1.18%) Demandware
8 1 (0.59%) Aderant
8 1 (0.59%) Capita
8 1 (0.59%) hybris
8 1 (0.59%) Kronos
8 1 (0.59%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.59%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.59%) Reuters