The median contractor rate for a Lead Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 584 625 589
Rank change year-on-year +41 -36  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Test Analyst 23 26 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.049% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.052% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 30
Median daily rate £350 £340 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £284 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £339 £293
% change year-on-year +3.32% +15.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.00 -

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 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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 24 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 26 June 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 +28 15 £350 -12.50% 8
Wales - 8 £338 -
Cardiff - 6 £350 -
South Wales - 6 £350 -
South East +30 5 £350 -2.09% 1
London -10 5 £363 -23.68% 2
Berkshire +22 3 £350 -6.66%
North West +23 1 £375 +10.29% 1
Manchester +13 1 £375 +10.29%
South West +2 1 £300 -31.42% 1
East of England -6 1 £413 +22.22%
West Midlands - 1 £263 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £412 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £263 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £350 -
East Sussex - 1 £425 -
Bristol - 1 £300 -
North Wales - 1 £313 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £350 -
Brighton - 1 £425 -
Halifax - 1 £412 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £412 - 1
Gwynedd - 1 £313 -
Suffolk - 1 £413 -

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 25 (40.98%) ISTQB
2 19 (31.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (31.15%) Test Strategy
3 18 (29.51%) Test Automation
3 18 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (26.23%) Test Scripting
5 15 (24.59%) Software Testing
6 14 (22.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (22.95%) System Integration Testing
7 13 (21.31%) Project Management
7 13 (21.31%) SQL
8 12 (19.67%) Regression Testing
8 12 (19.67%) Integration Testing
9 11 (18.03%) Migration
9 11 (18.03%) ISEB
9 11 (18.03%) PRINCE2
9 11 (18.03%) Functional Testing
10 10 (16.39%) Scenario Testing
10 10 (16.39%) XML
10 10 (16.39%) C++
10 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
10 10 (16.39%) NHS
10 10 (16.39%) Test Management
10 10 (16.39%) Data Migration
11 9 (14.75%) Degree
11 9 (14.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (14.75%) SoapUI
11 9 (14.75%) Defect Management
12 8 (13.11%) Finance
12 8 (13.11%) SOAP

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 5 (8.20%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.56%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (6.56%) JCAPS
3 2 (3.28%) Apache
4 1 (1.64%) CMS
4 1 (1.64%) Confluence
4 1 (1.64%) SAS
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) GitHub
2 2 (3.28%) Taleo
3 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.28%) MySQL
4 1 (1.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) SoapUI
2 7 (11.48%) Selenium
3 6 (9.84%) JIRA
3 6 (9.84%) Visual Studio
4 5 (8.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (6.56%) Cucumber
5 4 (6.56%) LoadRunner
6 3 (4.92%) Rational Functional Tester
7 2 (3.28%) HP UFT
7 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.28%) JUnit
7 2 (3.28%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.64%) Calabash
8 1 (1.64%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.64%) Hudson
8 1 (1.64%) JMeter
8 1 (1.64%) NUnit
8 1 (1.64%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.64%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) XML
2 8 (13.11%) SOAP
3 5 (8.20%) XSLT
4 4 (6.56%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (4.92%) Web Services
6 2 (3.28%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.64%) Apache CXF
7 1 (1.64%) REST
7 1 (1.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (1.64%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) NHS
2 4 (6.56%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.64%) HoloLens
5 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.64%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Unix
2 3 (4.92%) Linux
2 3 (4.92%) Windows
2 3 (4.92%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.64%) OpenVMS
3 1 (1.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) Test Strategy
1 19 (31.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.51%) Test Automation
3 16 (26.23%) Test Scripting
4 15 (24.59%) Software Testing
5 14 (22.95%) System Integration Testing
6 13 (21.31%) Project Management
7 12 (19.67%) Integration Testing
7 12 (19.67%) Regression Testing
8 11 (18.03%) Functional Testing
8 11 (18.03%) Migration
8 11 (18.03%) PRINCE2
9 10 (16.39%) Data Migration
9 10 (16.39%) Scenario Testing
9 10 (16.39%) Test Management
10 9 (14.75%) Defect Management
10 9 (14.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (9.84%) ITIL
11 6 (9.84%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.31%) SQL
2 10 (16.39%) C++
3 8 (13.11%) Java
4 5 (8.20%) C
4 5 (8.20%) Ruby
5 3 (4.92%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.92%) C#
5 3 (4.92%) Perl
5 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.92%) Python
6 2 (3.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (40.98%) ISTQB
2 14 (22.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (18.03%) ISEB
4 9 (14.75%) Degree
5 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) QA
2 6 (9.84%) HL7
3 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Firmware
1 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (4.92%) Cisco UCCE
1 3 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.28%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 5 (8.20%) HP
1 5 (8.20%) VMware
2 4 (6.56%) Fiorano
2 4 (6.56%) IBM
2 4 (6.56%) InterSystems
3 3 (4.92%) Cisco
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle
4 2 (3.28%) SAP
5 1 (1.64%) Northgate
5 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.64%) Sitecore