The median contractor rate for a Lead Test Analyst was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 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.

Lead Test Analyst
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 565 602 570
Rank change year-on-year +37 -32  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Test Analyst 35 38 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.070% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.074% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 31 42
Median daily rate £388 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.81% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £285 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £480 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £298
% change year-on-year +4.47% +12.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Lead Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Test Analyst in the UK

Lead Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Test Analyst in the UK

Lead Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Test Analyst over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Test Analyst in the UK

Lead Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Test Analyst in the UK

Lead Test Analyst
Top 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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
England +46 24 £413 -2.94% 16
London +40 9 £396 -22.68% 6
Wales +6 9 £200 -35.48%
Cardiff +13 7 £186 -40.00%
South Wales +12 7 £186 -40.00%
South East +21 6 £429 +12.45% 2
South West -5 6 £475 +11.76% 1
Gloucestershire +8 3 £475 +39.70%
Scotland +23 2 £315 +0.80%
Hampshire +14 2 - - 1
Devon -7 2 £390 -11.36%
Plymouth -10 2 £390 -11.36%
Southampton - 2 - - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £315 -
North West +29 1 £325 -18.75% 1
West Midlands +19 1 - - 4
Bristol +8 1 £500 +75.43%
Milton Keynes -2 1 £350 +4.08%
Buckinghamshire -3 1 £350 +4.08%
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 1 - -
North East -11 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -12 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £413 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £475 -
Reading - 1 £413 -
Oxford - 1 £475 -
Redhill - 1 £445 -
Surrey - 1 £445 -

Lead Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Lead 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 featuring Lead Test Analyst in the job title.

1 22 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (31.75%) Test Scripting
2 20 (31.75%) Test Strategy
3 17 (26.98%) ISTQB
3 17 (26.98%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
5 13 (20.63%) QA
5 13 (20.63%) Software Testing
6 12 (19.05%) Selenium
6 12 (19.05%) Integration Testing
7 11 (17.46%) Test Management
7 11 (17.46%) Regression Testing
7 11 (17.46%) Project Management
7 11 (17.46%) Java
8 10 (15.87%) SQL
8 10 (15.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (15.87%) Banking
8 10 (15.87%) Retail
8 10 (15.87%) Defect Management
8 10 (15.87%) Functional Testing
9 9 (14.29%) Performance Testing
9 9 (14.29%) Finance
10 8 (12.70%) LoadRunner
10 8 (12.70%) ISEB
10 8 (12.70%) Degree
10 8 (12.70%) BDD
11 7 (11.11%) Cucumber
11 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
11 7 (11.11%) TDD
12 6 (9.52%) Retail Banking

Lead Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (3.17%) Apache
2 1 (1.59%) Confluence
2 1 (1.59%) JBoss
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.59%) SAS
2 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) GitHub
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) CHAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (1.59%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (19.05%) Selenium
2 8 (12.70%) LoadRunner
3 7 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 6 (9.52%) HP UFT
4 6 (9.52%) JIRA
4 6 (9.52%) JUnit
4 6 (9.52%) SoapUI
4 6 (9.52%) Visual Studio
5 4 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.76%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.76%) Rational Functional Tester
6 3 (4.76%) Subversion
7 2 (3.17%) Bugzilla
7 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.17%) JMeter
7 2 (3.17%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.17%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.59%) Calabash
8 1 (1.59%) Hudson
8 1 (1.59%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (15.87%) Banking
1 10 (15.87%) Retail
2 9 (14.29%) Finance
3 6 (9.52%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.59%) Publishing
4 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) XML
2 4 (6.35%) SOAP
3 3 (4.76%) Web Services
4 2 (3.17%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.17%) REST
5 1 (1.59%) .NET
5 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.59%) Apache CXF
5 1 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.59%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (1.59%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) NHS
2 3 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.59%) EPoS
3 1 (1.59%) Fintech
3 1 (1.59%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.59%) HoloLens
3 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.59%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.59%) Semantic Web
3 1 (1.59%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.76%) Linux
1 3 (4.76%) Unix
2 2 (3.17%) Android
2 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.17%) Windows
2 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (31.75%) Test Scripting
2 20 (31.75%) Test Strategy
3 17 (26.98%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
5 13 (20.63%) Software Testing
6 12 (19.05%) Integration Testing
7 11 (17.46%) Project Management
7 11 (17.46%) Regression Testing
7 11 (17.46%) Test Management
8 10 (15.87%) Defect Management
8 10 (15.87%) Functional Testing
8 10 (15.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (14.29%) Performance Testing
10 8 (12.70%) BDD
11 7 (11.11%) TDD
12 6 (9.52%) Load Testing
12 6 (9.52%) Manual Testing
12 6 (9.52%) PRINCE2
12 6 (9.52%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.46%) Java
2 10 (15.87%) SQL
3 5 (7.94%) C
3 5 (7.94%) C++
3 5 (7.94%) Ruby
4 4 (6.35%) C#
5 3 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.76%) Perl
5 3 (4.76%) Python
6 2 (3.17%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (26.98%) ISTQB
2 8 (12.70%) Degree
2 8 (12.70%) ISEB
3 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.76%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.63%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.59%) SEPA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Firmware
1 1 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (4.76%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (3.17%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 6 (9.52%) HP
2 3 (4.76%) Cisco
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.59%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.59%) Northgate
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle
3 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.59%) SAP
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Franklin Bates
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