The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £401 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 21 30 45
Rank change year-on-year +9 +15  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 22 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 5.82% 2.97% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.04% 3.01% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 2
Median daily rate £401 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.64% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £290 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +4.16% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.96 £30.00
% change year-on-year -8.54% -23.45%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire. 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
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 364 365 459
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 96.30% 98.65% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 274 278
Median daily rate £403 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 23
Median hourly rate £12.00 £35.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.71% +169.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £35.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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
Northampton +2 13 £405 +8.00% 1
Test Analyst
East Midlands

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 23 (52.27%) Java
2 22 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 16 (36.36%) Performance Testing
3 16 (36.36%) Unix
4 14 (31.82%) Oracle
4 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (29.55%) Banking
5 13 (29.55%) Selenium
6 12 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
7 11 (25.00%) E-Commerce
7 11 (25.00%) IBM
7 11 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (25.00%) Scrum
7 11 (25.00%) Tivoli
7 11 (25.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 10 (22.73%) Finance
8 10 (22.73%) Retail
8 10 (22.73%) Mentoring
8 10 (22.73%) Cucumber
8 10 (22.73%) BDD
8 10 (22.73%) Test Strategy
9 9 (20.45%) Test Planning
10 7 (15.91%) Performance Engineering
10 7 (15.91%) Oracle Database
10 7 (15.91%) nmon
10 7 (15.91%) AppDynamics
10 7 (15.91%) Functional Testing
10 7 (15.91%) Ganglia
10 7 (15.91%) Volume Testing
11 6 (13.64%) Manual Testing

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (2.27%) HTTP
1 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.82%) DB2
3 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.27%) PowerCenter
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (29.55%) Selenium
2 10 (22.73%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.82%) HP UFT
4 2 (4.55%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.27%) LoadUI
5 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (29.55%) Banking
2 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 10 (22.73%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (2.27%) SOAP
2 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (36.36%) Unix
2 3 (6.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 16 (36.36%) Performance Testing
3 14 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (27.27%) Performance Monitoring
5 11 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 11 (25.00%) Scrum
5 11 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (22.73%) BDD
6 10 (22.73%) Mentoring
6 10 (22.73%) Test Strategy
7 9 (20.45%) Test Planning
8 7 (15.91%) Functional Testing
8 7 (15.91%) Performance Engineering
8 7 (15.91%) Volume Testing
9 6 (13.64%) Manual Testing
10 5 (11.36%) Automated Testing
11 4 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (9.09%) Smoke Testing
11 4 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (52.27%) Java
2 4 (9.09%) SQL
3 3 (6.82%) COBOL
3 3 (6.82%) JCL
4 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.82%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SDET
Systems Management
1 11 (25.00%) Tivoli
1 11 (25.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 7 (15.91%) Ganglia
2 7 (15.91%) nmon
3 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) Oracle
2 11 (25.00%) IBM
3 7 (15.91%) AppDynamics
4 1 (2.27%) HP
4 1 (2.27%) Informatica
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
Northampton
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