Period
to 20 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 28 36
Rank change year-on-year -9 +8 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 24 44 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 3.77% 4.64% 3.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.97% 4.82% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 30 12
Northamptonshire median daily rate £325 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +33.33% -4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £306 £253
90th Percentile £386 £438 £388
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - £27.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year - -32.10% -

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 605 912 655
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 96.10% 97.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 615 467
Northamptonshire median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £213 £221 £256
90th Percentile £538 £575 £563
East Midlands median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 22
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.09 £12.00 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.63% +2.13% -12.96%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £17.69 £18.75 £17.68
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -3.70%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 20 February 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 +7 14 £300 -27.71% 2
Corby - 1 £325 -
Test Analyst
East Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) Retail
3 5 (20.83%) Selenium
3 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
3 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
4 4 (16.67%) BDD
4 4 (16.67%) Gherkin
4 4 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 4 (16.67%) QA
4 4 (16.67%) Finance
4 4 (16.67%) Java
4 4 (16.67%) SQL
4 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 4 (16.67%) ERP
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.50%) Scrum
5 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (12.50%) SaaS
5 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (12.50%) Workday
6 2 (8.33%) Office 365
6 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (8.33%) Data Flow Diagram
6 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (8.33%) System Integration Testing

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (4.17%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) SaaS
2 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
2 1 (4.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
1 5 (20.83%) Selenium
2 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) Protractor
3 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (25.00%) Retail
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
3 4 (16.67%) BDD
3 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 4 (16.67%) ERP
3 4 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Scrum
4 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.33%) CRM
5 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (8.33%) Data Flow Diagram
5 2 (8.33%) Email Marketing
5 2 (8.33%) ETL
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) Java
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Workday
3 2 (8.33%) Cognos
4 1 (4.17%) hybris
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) SAP