The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Test Analyst
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 20 27
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 0 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire - 2.81% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category - 2.96% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £311
% change year-on-year -2.34% +2.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +77.77% -18.18%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 110 169 170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 92.44% 94.94% 97.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 104 96
Median daily rate £335 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.74% -3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £170 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 13
Median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.18% -25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £10.96 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Staffordshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Staffordshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Staffordshire

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

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

1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center