Period
to 18 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 18 March 2019.

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
18 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 31 25
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 10 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.55% 2.64% 4.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.81% 2.76% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
Staffordshire median daily rate £275 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +15.38% +12.07%
West Midlands median daily rate £341 £325 £288
% change year-on-year +4.92% +13.04% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £39.75 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £39.75 £43.50 -
% change year-on-year -8.62% - -

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 208 254 343
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.85% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 159 219
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £220 £275 £187
90th Percentile £460 £456 £483
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 32
Staffordshire median hourly rate £39.75 £24.75 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.61% +25.32% +46.30%
10th Percentile £15.46 £11.60 £11.33
90th Percentile £59.84 £47.88 £57.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year -15.79% +14.29% +10.83%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 18 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 18 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 March 2019. 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
Tamworth -12 3 £275 -
Lichfield - 2 £400 -
Test Analyst
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 18 March 2019, 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 7 (70.00%) SOAP
1 7 (70.00%) SoapUI
1 7 (70.00%) Functional Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (50.00%) Web Services
3 5 (50.00%) XML
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Oracle
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (50.00%) SOA
3 5 (50.00%) REST
3 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (50.00%) MongoDB
4 4 (40.00%) Software Delivery
4 4 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (40.00%) TDD
4 4 (40.00%) Regression 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 5 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (20.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (30.00%) JIRA
3 2 (20.00%) Appium
3 2 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) SOAP
2 5 (50.00%) REST
2 5 (50.00%) Web Services
2 5 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
1 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Functional Testing
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (50.00%) SOA
3 5 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (40.00%) Defect Management
4 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Software Delivery
4 4 (40.00%) TDD
4 4 (40.00%) V-Model
4 4 (40.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (30.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (30.00%) ERP
5 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (30.00%) SDLC
5 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (20.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (20.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
1 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) HP