The median contractor rate for a Test Data Analyst was £288 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.

Test Data Analyst
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 609 603
Rank change year-on-year +33 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Data Analyst 24 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.057% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.060% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 9
Median daily rate £288 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.16% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £274 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £421 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £295 £292
% change year-on-year -2.54% +1.11%  
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%  

Test Data Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Data Analyst in the UK

Test Data Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Data Analyst in the UK

Test Data Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Data Analyst in the UK

Test Data Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Data Analyst in the UK

Test Data Analyst
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Data 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 20 £288 -4.16% 2
London +33 7 £331 -17.18%
East Midlands -3 7 £255 -15.00%
Nottingham - 5 £255 -
Nottinghamshire - 5 £255 -
Scotland +23 4 £300 +7.14%
North West +32 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 £275 -
South East +19 2 £375 +26.05%
City of London +13 2 £331 -22.05%
Crewe - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Edinburgh +15 1 £325 +16.07%
Manchester +15 1 - -
East of England +3 1 £288 +15.00%
Milton Keynes -1 1 £350 +18.64%
Buckinghamshire -2 1 £350 +18.64%
Hertfordshire - 1 £288 -
Northampton - 1 £320 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £320 -
Berkshire - 1 £400 -

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

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

1 26 (76.47%) SQL
2 20 (58.82%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (55.88%) Migration
3 19 (55.88%) Data Migration
4 17 (50.00%) ETL
5 11 (32.35%) Test Scripting
6 10 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (26.47%) Finance
7 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (26.47%) Manual Testing
8 7 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (17.65%) Big Data
10 5 (14.71%) Data Analysis
10 5 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (11.76%) Functional Testing
11 4 (11.76%) Validation
11 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
12 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (8.82%) ISEB
12 3 (8.82%) Internet
12 3 (8.82%) Regression Testing
12 3 (8.82%) GAP Analysis
12 3 (8.82%) SAS
12 3 (8.82%) Unix
12 3 (8.82%) Oracle
12 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
12 3 (8.82%) Non-Functional Testing
12 3 (8.82%) Data Analytics
12 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server

Test Data 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 3 (8.82%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (58.82%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (17.65%) Big Data
3 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.88%) DataStage
5 2 (5.88%) DB2
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (2.94%) GIS
6 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.94%) Pentaho
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) JIRA
1 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.94%) MSTest
2 1 (2.94%) Toad
General
1 9 (26.47%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Electronics
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (2.94%) NHS
2 1 (2.94%) Reinsurance
2 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Data Migration
1 19 (55.88%) Migration
2 17 (50.00%) ETL
3 11 (32.35%) Test Scripting
4 10 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (26.47%) Manual Testing
6 7 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Data Analysis
8 4 (11.76%) Functional Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Validation
9 3 (8.82%) Analytics
9 3 (8.82%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (8.82%) Data Analytics
9 3 (8.82%) Defect Management
9 3 (8.82%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (8.82%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Regression Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Software Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (76.47%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) Java
2 2 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) C++
3 1 (2.94%) R
3 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) ISEB
1 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) HP
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) SAP
2 2 (5.88%) Teradata
3 1 (2.94%) Ab Initio
3 1 (2.94%) Informatica