The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Shropshire during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
West Midlands / Shropshire
Rank 33 49 30
Rank change year-on-year +16 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 2 19 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 1.10% 4.36% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 4.48% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £225 £380 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.78% -18.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +4.66% -  
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 Shropshire. 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
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 175 424 177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 96.69% 97.25% 96.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 126 91
Median daily rate £455 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.08% +8.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £358 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £22.69 - £13.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Shropshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Shropshire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

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 Shropshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Telford +15 1 - -
Test Analyst
West Midlands

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Shropshire region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Test Scripting
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) Oracle
3 5 (55.56%) Java
3 5 (55.56%) XML
3 5 (55.56%) Unix
3 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 5 (55.56%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (44.44%) Toad
4 4 (44.44%) ISEB
4 4 (44.44%) webMethods
4 4 (44.44%) WebLogic
4 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
5 3 (33.33%) JIRA
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Gatling
6 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
6 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
6 2 (22.22%) JSON
6 2 (22.22%) Selenium
6 2 (22.22%) SOAP
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
7 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
7 1 (11.11%) COBOL
7 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
7 1 (11.11%) SAP

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire 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 4 (44.44%) WebLogic
2 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Toad
2 3 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 2 (22.22%) Gatling
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium
3 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) XML
2 2 (22.22%) JSON
2 2 (22.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Unix
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
4 1 (11.11%) Open Source
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) COBOL
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
1 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
1 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) webMethods
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) SAP