The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 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 West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 93 81
Rank change year-on-year +4 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 47 68 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.59% 1.80% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 1.90% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 48 51
Median daily rate £300 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +14.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £199 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £382 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £311
% change year-on-year -2.34% +2.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.34%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.25 £25.25
% change year-on-year +79.77% -11.88%  

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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2771 3574 3449
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.84% 94.80% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5294 7967 7165
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £256 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 401 618
Median hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in the North West

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in the North West

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in the North West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in the North West

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in the North West

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Manchester +6 25 £230 -28.12% 7
Cheshire +14 12 £338 +3.84% 5
Merseyside -8 8 £450 +36.88% 1
Lancashire 0 2 - -
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 West region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 33 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (34.57%) SQL
2 28 (34.57%) Test Automation
3 23 (28.40%) Software Testing
4 20 (24.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (22.22%) Selenium
6 17 (20.99%) JIRA
7 15 (18.52%) Integration Testing
7 15 (18.52%) Java
8 14 (17.28%) Functional Testing
9 13 (16.05%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (16.05%) ISEB
9 13 (16.05%) Test Management
9 13 (16.05%) Test Scripting
10 11 (13.58%) Manual Testing
11 10 (12.35%) ISTQB
11 10 (12.35%) HP
11 10 (12.35%) Test Strategy
12 9 (11.11%) Defect Management
12 9 (11.11%) Regression Testing
12 9 (11.11%) Scrum
12 9 (11.11%) QA
13 8 (9.88%) Migration
13 8 (9.88%) Cucumber
14 7 (8.64%) SoapUI
14 7 (8.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (8.64%) Scenario Testing
14 7 (8.64%) Finance
14 7 (8.64%) ETL
14 7 (8.64%) System Testing

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (3.70%) ColdFusion
2 2 (2.47%) CICS
2 2 (2.47%) CMS
3 1 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.23%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.23%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.23%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) BrowserStack
1 1 (1.23%) GitHub
1 1 (1.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.17%) Big Data
3 4 (4.94%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.47%) DB2
Development Applications
1 18 (22.22%) Selenium
2 17 (20.99%) JIRA
3 8 (9.88%) Cucumber
4 7 (8.64%) SoapUI
5 6 (7.41%) Jenkins
5 6 (7.41%) WebDriver
6 4 (4.94%) Vagrant
7 3 (3.70%) JMeter
7 3 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.47%) HP UFT
8 2 (2.47%) QAComplete
8 2 (2.47%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.23%) Appium
9 1 (1.23%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.23%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (8.64%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Retail
3 5 (6.17%) Banking
4 4 (4.94%) Games
5 3 (3.70%) Legal
5 3 (3.70%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.23%) Back Office
6 1 (1.23%) Russian Language
6 1 (1.23%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.17%) .NET
1 5 (6.17%) Gherkin
1 5 (6.17%) SOAP
2 4 (4.94%) Web Services
2 4 (4.94%) XML
3 3 (3.70%) HTML
3 3 (3.70%) J2EE
3 3 (3.70%) REST
4 2 (2.47%) Node.js
5 1 (1.23%) Java EE
5 1 (1.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.94%) Mainframe
2 3 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.47%) PlayStation
4 1 (1.23%) AS400
4 1 (1.23%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.23%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.17%) Unix
2 2 (2.47%) OS/390
2 2 (2.47%) Windows
3 1 (1.23%) Linux
3 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (34.57%) Test Automation
3 23 (28.40%) Software Testing
4 20 (24.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (18.52%) Integration Testing
6 14 (17.28%) Functional Testing
7 13 (16.05%) Test Management
7 13 (16.05%) Test Scripting
8 11 (13.58%) Manual Testing
9 10 (12.35%) Test Strategy
10 9 (11.11%) Defect Management
10 9 (11.11%) Regression Testing
10 9 (11.11%) Scrum
11 8 (9.88%) Migration
12 7 (8.64%) ETL
12 7 (8.64%) Performance Testing
12 7 (8.64%) Scenario Testing
12 7 (8.64%) System Testing
13 6 (7.41%) BDD
13 6 (7.41%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (34.57%) SQL
2 15 (18.52%) Java
3 6 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.94%) C#
5 2 (2.47%) Assembly Language
5 2 (2.47%) COBOL
5 2 (2.47%) JCL
6 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (16.05%) ISEB
2 10 (12.35%) ISTQB
3 7 (8.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (6.17%) Degree
5 2 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.23%) MCSA
6 1 (1.23%) MCSE
6 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (16.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (12.35%) HP
2 4 (4.94%) Oracle
3 2 (2.47%) hybris
4 1 (1.23%) Fortinet
4 1 (1.23%) IBM
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.23%) SAP
4 1 (1.23%) Sitecore
Manchester, Lancashire
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