The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £301 per day in advertised job vacancies in Swindon during the 3 months to 27 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.

Test Analyst
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 31 35
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 14 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 4.11% 3.72% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.31% 3.91% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 7
Median daily rate £301 £298 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.26% -4.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £267 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £375 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
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 Swindon. 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
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 325 307 383
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 95.31% 95.05% 97.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 212 267
Median daily rate £425 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 20
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £140.00 £20.25
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 Swindon

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Swindon

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Swindon

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Swindon

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 Swindon region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 13 (54.17%) Selenium
2 10 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (37.50%) Java
3 9 (37.50%) WebDriver
4 8 (33.33%) Scrum
5 7 (29.17%) Finance
6 6 (25.00%) SQL
6 6 (25.00%) BDD
7 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (20.83%) User Stories
7 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
7 5 (20.83%) Murex
7 5 (20.83%) Data Mart
8 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
8 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 4 (16.67%) SOAP
8 4 (16.67%) Web Services
8 4 (16.67%) JMeter
8 4 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
8 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
9 3 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (12.50%) REST
9 3 (12.50%) Defect Management
9 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
9 3 (12.50%) HP
9 3 (12.50%) ISEB

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 1 (4.17%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Data Mart
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (54.17%) Selenium
2 9 (37.50%) WebDriver
3 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (16.67%) JMeter
4 2 (8.33%) JIRA
4 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 2 (8.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.17%) Bitbucket
5 1 (4.17%) Fiddler
5 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.17%) Robot Framework
5 1 (4.17%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (4.17%) SonarQube
5 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) SOAP
1 4 (16.67%) Web Services
2 3 (12.50%) REST
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) AppFabric
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.17%) Spring
3 1 (4.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 8 (33.33%) Scrum
3 6 (25.00%) BDD
4 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
4 5 (20.83%) User Stories
5 4 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Defect Management
6 3 (12.50%) Kanban
6 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
6 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.50%) Use Case
7 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (8.33%) Security Testing
7 2 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Murex
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco
2 3 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft