Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Test Analyst was £381 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 848 848 787
Rank change year-on-year 0 -61 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Test Analyst 41 38 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.036% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.038% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 20 88
UK median daily rate £381 £380 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.33% +14.72% -5.36%
10th Percentile £305 £274 £247
90th Percentile £520 £489 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Lead Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 12 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
England +42 34 £388 +1.97%
UK excluding London +29 22 £375 +7.14%
London +1 19 £425 -
Wales +17 7 £375 -9.09%
South East +11 5 £350 -18.60%
North of England +67 4 £350 -
South West +13 4 £381 +29.79%
North West +29 3 £413 +17.86%
West Midlands +32 1 £350 +18.64%
Yorkshire +22 1 £350 -
Midlands +20 1 £350 +18.64%
East of England -21 1 £413 +22.22%

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (34.15%) Test Automation
3 12 (29.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (29.27%) Migration
4 10 (24.39%) Data Migration
5 9 (21.95%) JIRA
5 9 (21.95%) QA
5 9 (21.95%) Finance
5 9 (21.95%) Banking
5 9 (21.95%) ITIL
5 9 (21.95%) Test Strategy
6 8 (19.51%) Java
6 8 (19.51%) ISTQB
6 8 (19.51%) Release Management
7 7 (17.07%) HL7
7 7 (17.07%) IBM Integration Bus
7 7 (17.07%) JCAPS
7 7 (17.07%) WebSphere
7 7 (17.07%) Selenium
7 7 (17.07%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (17.07%) Fiorano
7 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (17.07%) BDD
8 6 (14.63%) SoapUI
8 6 (14.63%) InterSystems
8 6 (14.63%) Service Delivery
8 6 (14.63%) VMware
8 6 (14.63%) IBM
8 6 (14.63%) C++
8 6 (14.63%) SQL

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 7 (17.07%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (17.07%) JCAPS
1 7 (17.07%) WebSphere
2 4 (9.76%) Confluence
3 2 (4.88%) CMS
4 1 (2.44%) Apache Pig
4 1 (2.44%) Drupal
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Taleo
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.44%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
1 6 (14.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.44%) Big Data
2 1 (2.44%) Impala
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) JIRA
2 7 (17.07%) Selenium
3 6 (14.63%) SoapUI
4 5 (12.20%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.88%) HP UFT
5 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.88%) Toad
6 1 (2.44%) Ant
6 1 (2.44%) Gerrit
6 1 (2.44%) Gradle
6 1 (2.44%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.44%) Maven
6 1 (2.44%) TestRail
6 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.44%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (21.95%) Banking
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Retail Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Back Office
3 2 (4.88%) Private Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Front Office
4 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) IBM Integration Bus
2 6 (14.63%) SOAP
2 6 (14.63%) XML
2 6 (14.63%) XSLT
3 4 (9.76%) Gherkin
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (2.44%) .NET
5 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.44%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
1 3 (7.32%) NHS
2 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.44%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Android
2 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.44%) webOS
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (34.15%) Test Automation
3 12 (29.27%) Migration
3 12 (29.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (24.39%) Data Migration
5 9 (21.95%) ITIL
5 9 (21.95%) Test Strategy
6 8 (19.51%) Release Management
7 7 (17.07%) BDD
7 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (14.63%) Service Delivery
8 6 (14.63%) System Testing
8 6 (14.63%) Test Scripting
9 5 (12.20%) Performance Testing
9 5 (12.20%) PRINCE2
9 5 (12.20%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (12.20%) TDD
10 4 (9.76%) Defect Management
10 4 (9.76%) Project Management
10 4 (9.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) Java
2 6 (14.63%) C++
2 6 (14.63%) SQL
3 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.32%) C#
4 3 (7.32%) VB
5 1 (2.44%) Python
5 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) ISTQB
2 6 (14.63%) Degree
3 5 (12.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (7.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (4.88%) ISEB
6 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) QA
2 7 (17.07%) HL7
3 2 (4.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (2.44%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Docker
2 1 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Fiorano
2 6 (14.63%) IBM
2 6 (14.63%) InterSystems
2 6 (14.63%) VMware
3 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle
4 3 (7.32%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.88%) HP
6 1 (2.44%) JD Edwards
6 1 (2.44%) Northgate
6 1 (2.44%) Perforce
6 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.44%) Sitecore