The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex 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 Analyst
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 64 47
Rank change year-on-year +7 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 7 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.33% 0.97% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.00% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 9
Median daily rate £275 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.20 £14.18 £37.50
% change year-on-year +49.55% -62.20%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. 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
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 514 602 496
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 97.35% 97.10% 95.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 362 311
Median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 36
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.40 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -0.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

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 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 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
Worthing +19 3 - -
Crawley +9 1 - -
Test Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 9 (60.00%) SAP
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle
2 7 (46.67%) Java
2 7 (46.67%) XML
3 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (40.00%) Unix
3 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) ISEB
3 6 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 4 (26.67%) Validation
5 4 (26.67%) webMethods
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) Selenium
5 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
5 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
5 4 (26.67%) Defect Management
5 4 (26.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Data Analytics
5 4 (26.67%) Analytics
6 3 (20.00%) JIRA
7 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
7 2 (13.33%) Open Source
7 2 (13.33%) Confluence
7 2 (13.33%) SOAP

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 2 (13.33%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP CCM
1 1 (6.67%) SAP CO
1 1 (6.67%) SAP CRM
1 1 (6.67%) SAP FI
1 1 (6.67%) SAP FI/CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) JIRA
3 2 (13.33%) Gatling
3 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (6.67%) Burp Suite
4 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.67%) JMeter
4 1 (6.67%) XMLSpy
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) XML
2 2 (13.33%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (6.67%) REST
3 1 (6.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Unix
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
1 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Analytics
3 4 (26.67%) Data Analytics
3 4 (26.67%) Defect Management
3 4 (26.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
3 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Validation
4 2 (13.33%) Open Source
5 1 (6.67%) BDD
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.67%) OWASP
5 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
1 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) WAI
2 1 (6.67%) WCAG
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) SAP
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) webMethods
5 1 (6.67%) Atlassian