The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 3 months to 25 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 36 44
Rank change year-on-year -7 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 3 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.92% 2.71% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 2.79% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
Median daily rate £415 £425 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +157.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £310
% change year-on-year -2.10% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +77.77% -18.18%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford. 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
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 314 287 334
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 96.62% 97.29% 98.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 210 258
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £135 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% -45.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.92 £8.80 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

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 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 25 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 Oxford region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (50.00%) Confluence
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) SaaS
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (33.33%) Matrix Management
4 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (16.67%) Semantic Web
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Informatics

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 3 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
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
General
1 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Behat
1 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Semantic Web
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Open Source
3 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Matrix Management
4 2 (33.33%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
4 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (16.67%) Informatics
5 1 (16.67%) SOA
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (16.67%) HP