Period
to 14 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £405 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 64 61
Rank change year-on-year +17 -3 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 58 25 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 5.04% 2.40% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.24% 2.49% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 14 11
West Sussex median daily rate £405 £319 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.06% -1.92% +18.18%
10th Percentile £315 £251 £200
90th Percentile £450 £396 £425
South East median daily rate £350 £334 £338
% change year-on-year +4.87% -1.11% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £39.37

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 1,107 1,005 1,149
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.18% 96.54% 96.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 595 652
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £220 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 61 55
West Sussex median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.35% +100.00%
10th Percentile £11.88 £15.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.25 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.96
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.08% +7.53%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +12 45 £416 -7.24% 4
East Grinstead 0 1 £330 +29.41%
Crawley -4 1 £288 -
Test Analyst
South East

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 42 (72.41%) Java
2 39 (67.24%) Test Automation
3 35 (60.34%) JIRA
4 31 (53.45%) Selenium
4 31 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (53.45%) SoapUI
5 28 (48.28%) Confluence
5 28 (48.28%) SQL
6 26 (44.83%) Cucumber
7 25 (43.10%) ISTQB
8 24 (41.38%) QA
8 24 (41.38%) SOAP
8 24 (41.38%) API Testing
9 23 (39.66%) ISEB
10 22 (37.93%) Scrum
11 21 (36.21%) Oracle
11 21 (36.21%) Test Scripting
11 21 (36.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 20 (34.48%) Integration Testing
12 20 (34.48%) Unix
13 19 (32.76%) JMeter
13 19 (32.76%) Microsoft Azure
14 18 (31.03%) BDD
15 16 (27.59%) XML
16 15 (25.86%) Windows
17 14 (24.14%) Customer Requirements
18 12 (20.69%) Toad
19 11 (18.97%) webMethods
19 11 (18.97%) WebLogic
19 11 (18.97%) User Stories

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 28 (48.28%) Confluence
2 11 (18.97%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 19 (32.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.72%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 35 (60.34%) JIRA
2 31 (53.45%) Selenium
2 31 (53.45%) SoapUI
3 26 (44.83%) Cucumber
4 19 (32.76%) JMeter
5 12 (20.69%) Toad
6 4 (6.90%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (5.17%) Gatling
8 2 (3.45%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.72%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (41.38%) SOAP
2 16 (27.59%) XML
3 5 (8.62%) Gherkin
3 5 (8.62%) RESTful
3 5 (8.62%) Web Services
4 1 (1.72%) .NET
4 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (34.48%) Unix
2 15 (25.86%) Windows
3 2 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (67.24%) Test Automation
2 31 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (41.38%) API Testing
4 22 (37.93%) Scrum
5 21 (36.21%) Test Scripting
6 20 (34.48%) Integration Testing
7 18 (31.03%) BDD
8 14 (24.14%) Customer Requirements
9 11 (18.97%) User Stories
10 8 (13.79%) Defect Management
10 8 (13.79%) Exploratory Testing
10 8 (13.79%) Performance Testing
11 7 (12.07%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (10.34%) Test Strategy
13 5 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (8.62%) Kanban
13 5 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
13 5 (8.62%) Security Testing
13 5 (8.62%) Test Management
13 5 (8.62%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (72.41%) Java
2 28 (48.28%) SQL
3 5 (8.62%) Groovy
3 5 (8.62%) Scala
4 3 (5.17%) C#
4 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (43.10%) ISTQB
2 23 (39.66%) ISEB
3 21 (36.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (41.38%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 21 (36.21%) Oracle
2 11 (18.97%) webMethods
3 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.62%) SAP
5 4 (6.90%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com