The median contractor rate for a Lead Test Analyst was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Test Analyst
England / South West
Rank 128 128 143
Rank change year-on-year 0 +15  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Test Analyst 8 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.31% 0.41% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.43% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 6
Median daily rate £475 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £480 £438
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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2451 2799 3015
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.22% 96.45% 95.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1560 1806 1883
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 186 149
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +34.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Lead Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Test Analyst in the South West

Lead Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Lead Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Test Analyst in the South West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Test Analyst in the South West

Lead Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Gloucestershire +8 3 £475 +39.70%
Wiltshire +2 2 £288 -
Devon -10 2 £390 -11.36%
Bristol +6 1 £500 +75.43%
Lead Test Analyst
England

Lead Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region featuring Lead Test Analyst in the job title.

1 7 (53.85%) Software Testing
1 7 (53.85%) ISTQB
2 5 (38.46%) Functional Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Test Management
2 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
2 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) Ruby
2 5 (38.46%) ISEB
3 4 (30.77%) QA
3 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (30.77%) Defect Management
4 3 (23.08%) Bash Shell
4 3 (23.08%) Rational Functional Tester
4 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) LoadRunner
4 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
4 3 (23.08%) C
4 3 (23.08%) C++
4 3 (23.08%) Java
4 3 (23.08%) Perl
4 3 (23.08%) Unix
4 3 (23.08%) Python
4 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco
5 2 (15.38%) XML

Lead Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) GitHub
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) LoadRunner
1 3 (23.08%) Rational Functional Tester
2 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.69%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Software Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Functional Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Test Management
2 5 (38.46%) Test Scripting
3 4 (30.77%) Defect Management
4 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) Use Case
5 2 (15.38%) User Stories
6 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Time Management
6 1 (7.69%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Ruby
2 3 (23.08%) Bash Shell
2 3 (23.08%) C
2 3 (23.08%) C++
2 3 (23.08%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) Perl
2 3 (23.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) ISTQB
2 5 (38.46%) ISEB
2 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco
1 2 (15.38%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft