Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 19 November 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 98 51
Rank change year-on-year -10 -47 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 45 80 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.51% 2.21% 3.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 2.30% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 50 121
West Yorkshire median daily rate £275 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% - -
10th Percentile £233 £235 £250
90th Percentile £425 £355 £388
Yorkshire median daily rate £281 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £24.00 -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £24.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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 Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 2893 3481 4230
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.82% 96.35% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1987 2269 2856
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £258
90th Percentile £544 £550 £525
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 98 181
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.23% -4.38% +8.76%
10th Percentile £9.53 £8.75 £8.63
90th Percentile £35.88 £24.74 £33.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year +1.43% +2.98% +0.70%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in West Yorkshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in West Yorkshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in West Yorkshire

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in West Yorkshire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Leeds -13 33 £275 -8.33% 9
Halifax +9 1 £405 +37.29%
Huddersfield 0 1 £263 -
Wakefield - 1 £225 -
Test Analyst
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Yorkshire region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 25 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 19 (42.22%) Selenium
4 16 (35.56%) ISEB
5 14 (31.11%) Test Automation
6 12 (26.67%) Manual Testing
7 11 (24.44%) ISTQB
7 11 (24.44%) SoapUI
8 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 10 (22.22%) Finance
9 9 (20.00%) HP UFT
9 9 (20.00%) Java
9 9 (20.00%) SQL
10 8 (17.78%) .NET
10 8 (17.78%) Visual Studio
10 8 (17.78%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (15.56%) LoadRunner
11 7 (15.56%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (15.56%) HP
12 6 (13.33%) Publishing
12 6 (13.33%) Scrum
12 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
12 6 (13.33%) C#
12 6 (13.33%) Cucumber
12 6 (13.33%) Load Testing
12 6 (13.33%) Web Testing
12 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (13.33%) JIRA
12 6 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (13.33%) Analytics

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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:

Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (2.22%) Force.com
2 1 (2.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) 3G
1 4 (8.89%) Bluetooth
2 2 (4.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.22%) MySQL
3 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (42.22%) Selenium
2 11 (24.44%) SoapUI
3 9 (20.00%) HP UFT
4 8 (17.78%) Visual Studio
5 7 (15.56%) LoadRunner
6 6 (13.33%) Cucumber
6 6 (13.33%) JIRA
7 4 (8.89%) JMeter
7 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (6.67%) WebDriver
9 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
9 2 (4.44%) JUnit
10 1 (2.22%) Appium
10 1 (2.22%) Gatling
10 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
10 1 (2.22%) MSTest
10 1 (2.22%) RSpec
10 1 (2.22%) TestNG
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Publishing
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Games
4 1 (2.22%) Law
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) .NET
2 5 (11.11%) SOAP
3 3 (6.67%) XML
4 2 (4.44%) HTML
4 2 (4.44%) Web Services
5 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.22%) COM
5 1 (2.22%) CSS
5 1 (2.22%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.22%) JSON
5 1 (2.22%) Kafka
5 1 (2.22%) REST
5 1 (2.22%) RESTful
5 1 (2.22%) WSDL
5 1 (2.22%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.22%) IVR
3 1 (2.22%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 14 (31.11%) Test Automation
4 12 (26.67%) Manual Testing
5 7 (15.56%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (13.33%) Analytics
6 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
6 6 (13.33%) Load Testing
6 6 (13.33%) Scrum
6 6 (13.33%) SDLC
6 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (13.33%) Web Testing
7 5 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Acceptance Criteria
8 4 (8.89%) CRM
8 4 (8.89%) ERP
8 4 (8.89%) Performance Testing
8 4 (8.89%) User Stories
9 3 (6.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) Java
1 9 (20.00%) SQL
2 6 (13.33%) C#
3 4 (8.89%) Python
4 3 (6.67%) VBScript
5 2 (4.44%) Scala
5 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (35.56%) ISEB
2 11 (24.44%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.22%) QA
1 1 (2.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) HP
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco
3 1 (2.22%) Demandware
3 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com