Period
to 22 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £308 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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 > North East
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 78 124
Rank change year-on-year +13 +46 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 40 20 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.97% 1.65% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.08% 1.74% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 19
North East median daily rate £308 £306 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.41% +2.08% -7.69%
10th Percentile £266 £225 £256
90th Percentile £388 £438 £415
England median daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +2.86% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
North East median hourly rate - - £24.00
England median hourly rate £37.00 £28.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +30.97% -24.67% +50.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Contract vacancies in the North East with a recognized job title 1,298 1,151 2,161
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.36% 94.97% 93.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 774 1,501
North East median daily rate £413 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.11% +3.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £258
90th Percentile £550 £563 £525
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 52 98
North East median hourly rate £13.89 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.66% -22.22% +26.62%
10th Percentile £10.46 £10.00 £10.18
90th Percentile £45.08 £50.00 £36.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.36 £18.39
% change year-on-year +1.84% -0.12% -0.62%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings that featured Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in the North East

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Analyst in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in the North East

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in the North East over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in the North East

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in the North East

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. 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
Tyne and Wear +5 24 £290 -31.76% 11
Durham -6 10 £308 +9.33% 1
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 North East region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 27 (67.50%) Test Automation
2 23 (57.50%) Selenium
3 16 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (35.00%) Test Scripting
6 11 (27.50%) SQL
6 11 (27.50%) Java
7 10 (25.00%) ISEB
8 9 (22.50%) ISTQB
8 9 (22.50%) SoapUI
8 9 (22.50%) Test Strategy
9 8 (20.00%) BDD
9 8 (20.00%) QA
9 8 (20.00%) Integration Testing
9 8 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (20.00%) Regression Testing
10 7 (17.50%) JMeter
10 7 (17.50%) HP UFT
10 7 (17.50%) Software Testing
11 6 (15.00%) Data Analysis
11 6 (15.00%) VB
11 6 (15.00%) Data Mining
11 6 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
12 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
12 5 (12.50%) Open Source
12 5 (12.50%) Test Management
12 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (12.50%) DevOps
12 5 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.50%) Confluence
3 2 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 23 (57.50%) Selenium
2 16 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 9 (22.50%) SoapUI
4 7 (17.50%) HP UFT
4 7 (17.50%) JMeter
5 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 5 (12.50%) JUnit
5 5 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (10.00%) JIRA
6 4 (10.00%) Maven
7 3 (7.50%) Gatling
7 3 (7.50%) WebDriver
8 2 (5.00%) LoadRunner
8 2 (5.00%) MSTest
8 2 (5.00%) Ranorex
8 2 (5.00%) Robot Framework
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) XML
2 4 (10.00%) CSS
3 2 (5.00%) SOAP
3 2 (5.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.50%) Virtual Team
2 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Unix
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (67.50%) Test Automation
2 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (35.00%) Test Scripting
4 9 (22.50%) Test Strategy
5 8 (20.00%) BDD
5 8 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 8 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 7 (17.50%) Software Testing
7 6 (15.00%) Data Analysis
7 6 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Business Analysis
8 5 (12.50%) CRM
8 5 (12.50%) DevOps
8 5 (12.50%) Open Source
8 5 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Project Management
8 5 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Scrum
8 5 (12.50%) Test Management
8 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) Java
1 11 (27.50%) SQL
2 6 (15.00%) VB
3 5 (12.50%) Ruby
4 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.50%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) ISEB
2 9 (22.50%) ISTQB
3 8 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.50%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) PSD2
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) HP ALM
1 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) Genesys
3 1 (2.50%) Guidewire
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) SAP