The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £293 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton 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
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 32 36 37
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 3 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.16% 2.16% 3.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 2.29% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 10
Median daily rate £293 £239 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.51% -20.41%  
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 Southampton. 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
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 242 262 403
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 93.44% 94.24% 94.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 179 280
Median daily rate £375 £350 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -7.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 21
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £13.30 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £22.50
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 Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Southampton

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Southampton

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Southampton

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

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 Southampton region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 2 (28.57%) System Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
4 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) EPoS

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 1 (14.29%) Bugzilla
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) Subversion
3 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
3 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Android
1 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) System Testing
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) API Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) QA Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft