Period
to 19 January 2021

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

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
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 23 35
Rank change year-on-year +7 +12 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 3 2 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.16% 1.46% 4.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.33% 1.55% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Median daily rate £250 - £275
West Midlands median daily rate £378 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +9.42% -1.43% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £39.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £37.50 - £39.75

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 90 129 241
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.16% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 75 171
Median daily rate £365 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.31% -13.33% +1.35%
10th Percentile £252 £141 £263
90th Percentile £488 £478 £463
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 14
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.10 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.59% -59.50% +174.14%
10th Percentile £12.62 £11.17 £13.99
90th Percentile £40.80 £33.63 £59.84
Median hourly rate £16.35 £15.50 £15.86
% change year-on-year +5.48% -2.27% -2.11%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings that featured Test Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Staffordshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Analyst in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Staffordshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Analyst in Staffordshire.

Hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Staffordshire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 19 January 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lichfield - 2 - -
Test Analyst
West Midlands

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (66.67%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) REST
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Software Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 2 (66.67%) VMware