The median contractor rate for a Lead Test Analyst was £429 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 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.

Lead Test Analyst
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 248 263 255
Rank change year-on-year +15 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Test Analyst 6 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.077% 0.043% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.045% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 13
Median daily rate £429 £381 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.45% +29.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £336 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £451 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £295
% change year-on-year +4.47% +13.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7373 8823 9388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.09% 95.12% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4191 5395 5019
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 382 458
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Lead Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Lead Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Test Analyst in the South East

Lead Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Test Analyst in the South East

Lead Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Test Analyst within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Hampshire +11 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -5 1 £350 +4.08%
Oxfordshire - 1 £475 -
Surrey - 1 £445 -
Berkshire - 1 £413 -
Lead Test Analyst
England

Lead Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Lead 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 South East region featuring Lead Test Analyst in the job title.

1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 4 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (25.00%) BDD
3 3 (25.00%) Selenium
3 3 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) Subversion
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Bugzilla
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) ISEB
4 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Android
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) System Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) QA
4 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy

Lead Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (8.33%) Confluence
1 1 (8.33%) JBoss
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) CHAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Big Data
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (25.00%) Subversion
3 2 (16.67%) Bugzilla
3 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (8.33%) Appium
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) JMeter
4 1 (8.33%) JUnit
4 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (8.33%) XMLSpy
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Publishing
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (8.33%) REST
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Semantic Web
1 1 (8.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Android
1 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 4 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) BDD
3 3 (25.00%) Load Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) System Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (8.33%) API Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (8.33%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (8.33%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (8.33%) SAP