Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

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
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 84 82
Rank change year-on-year +32 -2 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 45 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 4.09% 0.84% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.25% 0.88% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 2 11
West Sussex median daily rate £415 £288 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.35% -11.54% +18.18%
10th Percentile £357 £258 £260
90th Percentile £450 £318 £425
South East median daily rate £360 £338 £344
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.75% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £37.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. 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
West Sussex
Contract vacancies in West Sussex with a recognized job title 1,059 1,019 1,405
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 95.59% 97.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 638 839
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £410 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.49% +11.02%
10th Percentile £300 £258 £260
90th Percentile £548 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 44 49
West Sussex median hourly rate £49.50 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.43% +16.67% +87.50%
10th Percentile £15.32 £13.00 £11.51
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £50.45
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +14.29%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in West Sussex

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in West Sussex

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in West Sussex over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in West Sussex

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in West Sussex

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 21 September 2018. 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
Worthing +21 33 £418 - 6
East Grinstead - 1 £330 -
Test Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Sussex region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 34 (75.56%) Test Automation
2 31 (68.89%) Java
3 27 (60.00%) SoapUI
3 27 (60.00%) JIRA
4 25 (55.56%) Selenium
4 25 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (51.11%) QA
5 23 (51.11%) Confluence
6 21 (46.67%) SQL
6 21 (46.67%) API Testing
7 19 (42.22%) Scrum
8 18 (40.00%) Cucumber
9 15 (33.33%) User Stories
10 14 (31.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 14 (31.11%) ISTQB
10 14 (31.11%) Test Scripting
10 14 (31.11%) ISEB
11 13 (28.89%) SOAP
12 12 (26.67%) XML
12 12 (26.67%) Unix
12 12 (26.67%) Windows
12 12 (26.67%) Oracle
12 12 (26.67%) Integration Testing
12 12 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (22.22%) RESTful
13 10 (22.22%) Scala
13 10 (22.22%) Kanban
13 10 (22.22%) Groovy
13 10 (22.22%) Atlassian
13 10 (22.22%) Web Services

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 23 (51.11%) Confluence
2 7 (15.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (60.00%) JIRA
1 27 (60.00%) SoapUI
2 25 (55.56%) Selenium
3 18 (40.00%) Cucumber
4 9 (20.00%) JMeter
5 8 (17.78%) Toad
6 4 (8.89%) Gatling
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) SOAP
2 12 (26.67%) XML
3 10 (22.22%) Gherkin
3 10 (22.22%) RESTful
3 10 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Unix
1 12 (26.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (75.56%) Test Automation
2 25 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (46.67%) API Testing
4 19 (42.22%) Scrum
5 15 (33.33%) User Stories
6 14 (31.11%) Test Scripting
7 12 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (26.67%) Integration Testing
8 10 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
8 10 (22.22%) Kanban
8 10 (22.22%) Software Engineering
9 9 (20.00%) BDD
9 9 (20.00%) Defect Management
9 9 (20.00%) Performance Testing
9 9 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (17.78%) Security Testing
10 8 (17.78%) SOA
10 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
10 8 (17.78%) Unit Testing
10 8 (17.78%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (68.89%) Java
2 21 (46.67%) SQL
3 10 (22.22%) Groovy
3 10 (22.22%) Scala
4 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.44%) C#
6 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (31.11%) ISEB
1 14 (31.11%) ISTQB
1 14 (31.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (8.89%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (51.11%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Oracle
2 10 (22.22%) Atlassian
3 7 (15.56%) webMethods
4 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.44%) SAP
6 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com