Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 6 months to 24 November 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 64 40
Rank change year-on-year +15 -24 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 16 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.34% 1.51% 2.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.51% 1.57% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 12
Northamptonshire median daily rate £325 £344 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +14.58% +41.18%
10th Percentile £233 £306 £253
90th Percentile £410 £376 £388
East Midlands median daily rate £338 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +8.87% +3.33% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - £37.50 -

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 638 894 744
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.27% 96.44% 96.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 651 505
Northamptonshire median daily rate £400 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94% +3.66%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £250
90th Percentile £539 £575 £573
East Midlands median daily rate £392 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +1.16% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 36
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.17 £11.63 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.91% -3.13% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.29 £9.63 £10.00
90th Percentile £15.25 £32.19 £18.52
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.73 £13.55 £13.00
% change year-on-year +8.75% +4.21% -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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +9 11 £300 -7.69% 1
Corby - 1 £325 -
Test Analyst
East Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Northamptonshire region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (18.75%) SaaS
3 3 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Workday
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
3 3 (18.75%) QA
3 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (12.50%) Use Case
4 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) ISEB
4 2 (12.50%) Internet
4 2 (12.50%) Cognos
4 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (12.50%) ETL
4 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Data Flow Diagram
5 1 (6.25%) Traceability Matrix

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (6.25%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Protractor
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
1 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (12.50%) Data Flow Diagram
4 2 (12.50%) ETL
4 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Use Case
5 1 (6.25%) API Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Defect Management
5 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Traceability Matrix
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Workday
2 2 (12.50%) Cognos
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) hybris
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) SAP