Period
to 19 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £339 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 6 months to 19 December 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 47 50
Rank change year-on-year -13 +3 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 13 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.67% 2.42% 2.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 2.58% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 17
Northamptonshire median daily rate £339 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.23% -7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £313 £225 £306
90th Percentile £375 £399 £441
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £338 £310
% change year-on-year -3.70% +8.87% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - - £27.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire. 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
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies in Northamptonshire with a recognized job title 738 619 889
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 93.65% 96.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 376 638
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £388 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -5.78% -2.95%
10th Percentile £278 £200 £225
90th Percentile £550 £539 £575
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £385 £388
% change year-on-year +3.90% -0.65% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 28
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £13.62 £11.13 £12.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.40% -8.23% -3.00%
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.29 £10.25
90th Percentile £18.50 £15.63 £27.56
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +11.11% +3.85%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Northamptonshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Northamptonshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Northamptonshire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 19 December 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
Northampton -14 6 £338 +18.42% 1
Wellingborough - 2 - -
Kettering - 1 £375 -
Test Analyst
East Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 Northamptonshire region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 6 (46.15%) Selenium
1 6 (46.15%) BDD
1 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
2 5 (38.46%) ISEB
3 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
3 4 (30.77%) Unified Communications
4 3 (23.08%) Node.js
4 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
4 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Retail
5 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Bugzilla
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (15.38%) HNC
5 2 (15.38%) HND
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 2 (15.38%) LAN
5 2 (15.38%) WLAN
5 2 (15.38%) Internet
5 2 (15.38%) Netcool
5 2 (15.38%) Remedy
5 2 (15.38%) Quality Management
5 2 (15.38%) Wireless
5 2 (15.38%) Telecoms

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Unified Communications
2 2 (15.38%) Internet
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
2 2 (15.38%) Wireless
2 2 (15.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
3 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
4 2 (15.38%) Bugzilla
5 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Node.js
2 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) BDD
1 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Quality Management
3 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Test Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Validation
4 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISEB
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 2 (15.38%) HNC
3 2 (15.38%) HND
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Netcool
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Remedy
1 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
2 1 (7.69%) CA Agile Central