Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 6 months to 17 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
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 67 69
Rank change year-on-year -13 +2 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 6 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.81% 2.09% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 2.12% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 4
Oxford median daily rate £450 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.54% +35.42%
10th Percentile £397 £258 £195
90th Percentile £490 £475 £500
Oxfordshire median daily rate £415 £430 £338
% change year-on-year -3.49% +27.41% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate - - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford. 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
Oxford
Contract vacancies in Oxford with a recognized job title 714 706 665
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 98.47% 97.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 537 524
Oxford median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +7.02%
10th Percentile £259 £187 £213
90th Percentile £588 £538 £520
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 39
Oxford median hourly rate £17.89 £14.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.24% -15.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.87 £10.50 £8.50
90th Percentile £77.50 £37.25 £55.00
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.77 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.53% +3.03% +7.32%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Oxford

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Oxford

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Oxford over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in Oxford

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Oxford

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 Oxford region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Confluence
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) Release Management
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) JMeter
5 1 (16.67%) Publishing
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) JUnit
5 1 (16.67%) SOAP
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) JBoss
5 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (16.67%) SOA
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) ISEB
5 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com

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

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (16.67%) JBoss
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) JMeter
3 1 (16.67%) JUnit
3 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (16.67%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Release Management
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SOA
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (16.67%) Talend