Period
to 19 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 April 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 > North West
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 140 89
Rank change year-on-year -31 -51 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 48 63 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.83% 1.15% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.21% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 41 115
North West median daily rate £300 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £207 £131 £213
90th Percentile £386 £463 £356
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
North West median hourly rate £65.00 £22.82 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +184.90% -29.80% -22.09%
10th Percentile £57.50 £20.90 £31.25
90th Percentile £72.50 £24.74 £33.75
England median hourly rate £65.00 £35.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +85.71% +47.37% -20.83%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,510 5,196 7,467
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.35% 94.78% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,436 3,244 4,467
North West median daily rate £400 £377 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.17% -4.01% +4.67%
10th Percentile £238 £219 £225
90th Percentile £575 £545 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 257 333
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -11.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.15 £49.60 £47.81
England median hourly rate £18.69 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.62% - +11.76%

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 6 months to 19 April 2018.

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 6 months to 19 April 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
Cheshire -14 19 £275 -22.81% 9
Manchester -34 19 £328 +42.39% 14
Merseyside +15 7 £338 +17.39% 1
Lancashire -7 1 £370 -20.22% 1
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 North West region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 20 (41.67%) Test Automation
2 17 (35.42%) Finance
2 17 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (22.92%) SQL
5 10 (20.83%) Banking
6 9 (18.75%) JIRA
6 9 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 8 (16.67%) ISEB
8 7 (14.58%) Manual Testing
8 7 (14.58%) Selenium
8 7 (14.58%) SDLC
8 7 (14.58%) Scenario Testing
9 6 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (12.50%) ISTQB
9 6 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
10 5 (10.42%) Kanban
10 5 (10.42%) Functional Testing
10 5 (10.42%) Incident Management
10 5 (10.42%) QA
10 5 (10.42%) Scrum
10 5 (10.42%) Defect Management
11 4 (8.33%) Retail
11 4 (8.33%) Regression Testing
11 4 (8.33%) Mainframe
11 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
11 4 (8.33%) Smartphone
11 4 (8.33%) Test Management
11 4 (8.33%) Mobile Banking

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 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.08%) SAP BPC
2 1 (2.08%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) GitHub
2 1 (2.08%) BrowserStack
2 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) Big Data
3 1 (2.08%) DB2
3 1 (2.08%) MySQL
3 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) JIRA
2 7 (14.58%) Selenium
3 4 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.33%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.17%) NUnit
4 2 (4.17%) SilkTest
5 1 (2.08%) Appium
5 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.08%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.08%) JMeter
5 1 (2.08%) JUnit
5 1 (2.08%) Rational Team Concert
5 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.08%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.08%) TestNG
5 1 (2.08%) Toad
General
1 17 (35.42%) Finance
2 10 (20.83%) Banking
3 4 (8.33%) Retail
4 2 (4.17%) Legal
4 2 (4.17%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Automotive
5 1 (2.08%) Law
5 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Gherkin
1 3 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) CSS
2 1 (2.08%) HTML
2 1 (2.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Mainframe
1 4 (8.33%) Mobile Banking
1 4 (8.33%) Smartphone
2 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Unix
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) Test Automation
2 17 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 7 (14.58%) Manual Testing
5 7 (14.58%) Scenario Testing
5 7 (14.58%) SDLC
6 6 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
7 5 (10.42%) Defect Management
7 5 (10.42%) Functional Testing
7 5 (10.42%) Incident Management
7 5 (10.42%) Kanban
7 5 (10.42%) Scrum
8 4 (8.33%) Regression Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Test Management
9 3 (6.25%) API Testing
9 3 (6.25%) System Testing
9 3 (6.25%) Time Management
9 3 (6.25%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) Java
2 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (2.08%) C
4 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) ISEB
2 6 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.25%) Degree
4 2 (4.17%) ACCA
4 2 (4.17%) CIMA
4 2 (4.17%) HND
5 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) PMO
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.08%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) HP
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) Cognos
2 2 (4.17%) SAP
2 2 (4.17%) Tableau
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle
3 1 (2.08%) Siebel
3 1 (2.08%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.08%) TIBCO