Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 66 58
Rank change year-on-year +3 -8 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 26 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 2.60% 1.88% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 1.96% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 21
West Sussex median daily rate £325 £356 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +24.98% +14.00%
10th Percentile £251 £200 £226
90th Percentile £442 £427 £375
South East median daily rate £338 £338 £315
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +6.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £39.37 £29.00
% change year-on-year - +35.76% -14.07%

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 967 1,071 1,142
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.70% 95.80% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 614 758
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £206 £275 £251
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
South East median daily rate £424 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 48 46
West Sussex median hourly rate £45.00 £34.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +100.00% +4.62%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.18 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -6 11 £460 +29.15% 2
Crawley -1 6 £288 +43.75% 1
Gatwick - 5 £325 -
East Grinstead +10 2 £255 -21.54%
Test Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 across the West Sussex region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 14 (53.85%) SQL
2 12 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 11 (42.31%) JIRA
3 11 (42.31%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (38.46%) System Integration Testing
4 10 (38.46%) Migration
4 10 (38.46%) Exploratory Testing
4 10 (38.46%) Scenario Testing
5 9 (34.62%) Asset Management
5 9 (34.62%) Data Migration
6 8 (30.77%) Test Scripting
6 8 (30.77%) ISTQB
6 8 (30.77%) Content Management
6 8 (30.77%) Document Management
6 8 (30.77%) CMS
6 8 (30.77%) Java
7 7 (26.92%) ISEB
7 7 (26.92%) Regression Testing
7 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (26.92%) Selenium
7 7 (26.92%) SoapUI
7 7 (26.92%) Confluence
7 7 (26.92%) Functional Testing
8 6 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (23.08%) QA
8 6 (23.08%) Integration Testing
8 6 (23.08%) Reference Data
8 6 (23.08%) SAP CO
8 6 (23.08%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (23.08%) Maximo

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 8 (30.77%) CMS
2 7 (26.92%) Confluence
3 6 (23.08%) Documentum
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Maximo
1 6 (23.08%) SAP CO
1 6 (23.08%) SAP FI
1 6 (23.08%) SAP FI/CO
1 6 (23.08%) SAP MM
2 2 (7.69%) SAP CCM
2 2 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) JIRA
2 7 (26.92%) Selenium
2 7 (26.92%) SoapUI
3 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
4 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
5 3 (11.54%) Gatling
6 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.85%) Toad
7 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) Web Services
2 2 (7.69%) EDI
2 2 (7.69%) Middleware
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (7.69%) SOAP
2 2 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) DOM
3 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) REST
3 1 (3.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Reference Data
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Unix
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Test Automation
2 11 (42.31%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (38.46%) Exploratory Testing
3 10 (38.46%) Migration
3 10 (38.46%) Scenario Testing
3 10 (38.46%) System Integration Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Asset Management
4 9 (34.62%) Data Migration
5 8 (30.77%) Content Management
5 8 (30.77%) Document Management
5 8 (30.77%) Test Scripting
6 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (26.92%) Functional Testing
6 7 (26.92%) Regression Testing
7 6 (23.08%) API Testing
7 6 (23.08%) Integration Testing
7 6 (23.08%) Scrum
7 6 (23.08%) Traceability Matrix
7 6 (23.08%) Workflow
8 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) Java
3 5 (19.23%) Groovy
4 2 (7.69%) C
4 2 (7.69%) Scala
5 1 (3.85%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 7 (26.92%) ISEB
3 6 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (11.54%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) SAP
2 5 (19.23%) HP
3 3 (11.54%) Atlassian
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.85%) webMethods