The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 42 29
Rank change year-on-year +2 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 2 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.56% 0.27% 3.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.28% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Northamptonshire median daily rate £250 - £248
10th Percentile £225 - £177
90th Percentile £275 - £316
East Midlands median daily rate £310 £303 £315
% change year-on-year +2.47% -3.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year +220.00% -  

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 337 361 343
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 94.40% 95.76% 97.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 859 962
Northamptonshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
10th Percentile £260 £300 £180
90th Percentile £538 £585 £550
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 35 69
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.17 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.53% +11.11%  
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.60 £10.20
90th Percentile £14.93 £33.75 £19.25
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.84%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 £250 -
Test Analyst
East Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 10 (55.56%) Java
2 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
3 6 (33.33%) Selenium
3 6 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) Retail
4 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (27.78%) Scrum
4 5 (27.78%) Unix
4 5 (27.78%) Oracle
4 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
4 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
4 5 (27.78%) BDD
4 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
5 4 (22.22%) Test Planning
5 4 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 3 (16.67%) Volume Testing
6 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
6 3 (16.67%) nmon
6 3 (16.67%) Ganglia
6 3 (16.67%) IBM
6 3 (16.67%) Tivoli
6 3 (16.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 3 (16.67%) SQL
6 3 (16.67%) Finance
6 3 (16.67%) Banking
6 3 (16.67%) Performance Engineering

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 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Selenium
2 5 (27.78%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.11%) LoadRunner
3 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.56%) LoadUI
4 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (27.78%) Retail
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) SOAP
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
1 1 (5.56%) XML
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 5 (27.78%) BDD
3 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
3 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
3 5 (27.78%) Scrum
3 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Test Planning
4 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Volume Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.56%) Analytics
7 1 (5.56%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Ganglia
1 3 (16.67%) nmon
1 3 (16.67%) Tivoli
1 3 (16.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) AppDynamics
2 3 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft