The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Suffolk during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 29 26 19
Rank change year-on-year -3 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 0.56% 0.54% 4.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.54% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
Median daily rate £275 - £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +4.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
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 Suffolk. 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
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 175 184 183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 97.77% 98.92% 97.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 125 108
Median daily rate £400 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.62% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 17
Median hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Suffolk

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Suffolk

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Suffolk

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region over the 3 months to 24 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
Stowmarket - 1 £275 -
Test Analyst
East of England

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 24 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 Suffolk region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) DSDM
5 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (20.00%) QA
5 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Smart Meter
5 1 (20.00%) Solvency II
5 1 (20.00%) Billing
5 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (20.00%) SDLC
5 1 (20.00%) Defect Management

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) DSDM
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
1 1 (20.00%) Solvency II