The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 3 months to 29 June 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 > North East
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 104 53
Rank change year-on-year +58 -51  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 10 25 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.77% 1.55% 2.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 1.73% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 18
North East median daily rate £325 £303 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.43% -8.67%  
10th Percentile £263 £256 £199
90th Percentile £405 £350 £396
England median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +21.21% +20.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
North East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 531 1443 797
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 94.15% 89.18% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1035 2518 1723
North East median daily rate £350 £325 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -12.75%  
10th Percentile £208 £225 £195
90th Percentile £550 £518 £540
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 234 343
North East median hourly rate £17.24 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.42% +86.66%  
10th Percentile £9.50 £11.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £39.10 £36.00 £22.25
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +62 4 £300 -0.82% 1
Durham - 4 £325 - 1
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 North East region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 11 (47.83%) ISTQB
2 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 8 (34.78%) ISEB
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
3 7 (30.43%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
5 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
5 5 (21.74%) LoadRunner
5 5 (21.74%) ERP
5 5 (21.74%) HP
5 5 (21.74%) Java
5 5 (21.74%) SQL
5 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Scala
6 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (17.39%) Data Migration
6 4 (17.39%) User Stories
6 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
6 4 (17.39%) CRM
6 4 (17.39%) Migration
6 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Selenium
7 3 (13.04%) Ruby
7 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Scrum
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco IPCC
7 3 (13.04%) BPSS Clearance

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 1 (4.35%) CMS
1 1 (4.35%) Confluence
1 1 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) LoadRunner
2 4 (17.39%) Selenium
3 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
3 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
4 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.70%) JMeter
4 2 (8.70%) JUnit
4 2 (8.70%) RSpec
5 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.35%) JIRA
5 1 (4.35%) Sahi
5 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.35%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Games
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
1 1 (4.35%) RESTful
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (30.43%) Non-Functional Testing
1 7 (30.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 7 (30.43%) Test Automation
2 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
3 5 (21.74%) ERP
3 5 (21.74%) Functional Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
4 4 (17.39%) CRM
4 4 (17.39%) Data Migration
4 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
4 4 (17.39%) Migration
4 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (17.39%) User Stories
5 3 (13.04%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.70%) TDD
6 2 (8.70%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Java
1 5 (21.74%) Scala
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) Ruby
3 2 (8.70%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) ISTQB
2 8 (34.78%) ISEB
3 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (13.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) WCAG
2 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Sitecore