The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Peterborough during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
Cambridgeshire / Peterborough
Rank 14 15 22
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 4 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 4.26% 1.23% 4.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.44% 1.30% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Median daily rate £275 £265 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.77% -8.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +4.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
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 Peterborough. 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
Peterborough
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 90 77 137
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Peterborough 95.74% 95.06% 97.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 35 79
Median daily rate £300 £375 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £170 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 27
Median hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £12.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.15% +162.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £41.50 £21.00
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 Peterborough

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Peterborough

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Peterborough

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 26 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 Peterborough region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (92.86%) Java
2 13 (92.86%) Selenium
2 13 (92.86%) Automation Testing
3 12 (85.71%) Jenkins
3 12 (85.71%) Appium
3 12 (85.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 12 (85.71%) WebDriver
3 12 (85.71%) Eclipse
3 12 (85.71%) TDD
4 9 (64.29%) Back Office
4 9 (64.29%) QA
4 9 (64.29%) Test Scripting
4 9 (64.29%) JBehave
5 8 (57.14%) Regression Testing
6 7 (50.00%) Finance
6 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
7 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
7 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
7 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (35.71%) Defect Management
8 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
8 4 (28.57%) Banking
9 3 (21.43%) Degree
9 3 (21.43%) BDD
9 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (14.29%) JUnit
11 1 (7.14%) ISEB
11 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
11 1 (7.14%) Refactoring

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough 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:

Development Applications
1 13 (92.86%) Selenium
2 12 (85.71%) Appium
2 12 (85.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 12 (85.71%) Eclipse
2 12 (85.71%) Jenkins
2 12 (85.71%) WebDriver
3 9 (64.29%) JBehave
4 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (14.29%) JUnit
General
1 9 (64.29%) Back Office
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (92.86%) Automation Testing
3 12 (85.71%) TDD
4 9 (64.29%) Test Scripting
5 8 (57.14%) Regression Testing
6 5 (35.71%) Defect Management
6 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
6 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
7 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
8 3 (21.43%) BDD
8 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
9 1 (7.14%) Continuous Deployment
9 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
9 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
9 1 (7.14%) Refactoring
9 1 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (64.29%) QA