The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 135 133 119
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 40 70 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.14% 1.32% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.39% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 54 69
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £25.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+42.00% -18.77%
Test Analyst
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3332 5045 5485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.06% 95.17% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2662 3945 3958
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £276 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 79 99
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -10.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Analyst across the City of London region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst across the City of London region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 City of London region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 43 (47.78%) Finance
2 36 (40.00%) SQL
3 31 (34.44%) Banking
4 28 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (18.89%) Test Scripting
7 15 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 15 (16.67%) Integration Testing
8 14 (15.56%) JIRA
8 14 (15.56%) Migration
8 14 (15.56%) Regression Testing
9 13 (14.44%) QA
10 12 (13.33%) Java
10 12 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
10 12 (13.33%) Selenium
11 11 (12.22%) Functional Testing
11 11 (12.22%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (12.22%) ISEB
12 10 (11.11%) VB
12 10 (11.11%) Derivative
12 10 (11.11%) JMeter
12 10 (11.11%) Solvency II
12 10 (11.11%) Test Planning
13 9 (10.00%) Test Automation
13 9 (10.00%) Oracle
14 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
14 8 (8.89%) Microsoft
14 8 (8.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 8 (8.89%) ETL
14 8 (8.89%) Retail

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (3.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.22%) Apache
2 2 (2.22%) Confluence
2 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.11%) Documentum
Applications
1 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) MS Office
2 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.11%) Endur
2 1 (1.11%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.11%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.33%) GitHub
2 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) HTTP
1 2 (2.22%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.22%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (7.78%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.44%) MS Access
4 2 (2.22%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (15.56%) JIRA
2 12 (13.33%) Selenium
3 10 (11.11%) JMeter
4 8 (8.89%) WebDriver
5 6 (6.67%) Jenkins
6 5 (5.56%) Cucumber
6 5 (5.56%) LoadRunner
7 4 (4.44%) SoapUI
7 4 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (3.33%) HP UFT
8 3 (3.33%) The Grinder
8 3 (3.33%) Zephyr
9 2 (2.22%) TestComplete
10 1 (1.11%) Appium
10 1 (1.11%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.11%) FitNesse
10 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.11%) Protractor
10 1 (1.11%) SpecFlow
10 1 (1.11%) TestNG
General
1 43 (47.78%) Finance
2 31 (34.44%) Banking
3 8 (8.89%) Investment Banking
3 8 (8.89%) Retail
4 3 (3.33%) Front Office
4 3 (3.33%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.22%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.22%) Publishing
6 1 (1.11%) Advertising
6 1 (1.11%) Billing
6 1 (1.11%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.11%) Law
6 1 (1.11%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.67%) Web Services
2 5 (5.56%) SOAP
3 3 (3.33%) .NET
3 3 (3.33%) HTML
3 3 (3.33%) RESTful
4 2 (2.22%) CSS
4 2 (2.22%) Spring Boot
4 2 (2.22%) XML
5 1 (1.11%) ADO
5 1 (1.11%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.11%) Behat
5 1 (1.11%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.11%) FIXML
5 1 (1.11%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.11%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Derivative
2 8 (8.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.67%) Equities
3 6 (6.67%) Fixed Income
4 5 (5.56%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.33%) Credit Risk
6 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.22%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (1.11%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.11%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.11%) Fintech
7 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.11%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.11%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.11%) Spread Betting
7 1 (1.11%) Swaptions
7 1 (1.11%) User Experience
7 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.33%) Unix
2 2 (2.22%) Linux
3 1 (1.11%) Android
3 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.11%) Windows
3 1 (1.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (18.89%) Test Scripting
4 15 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 15 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 14 (15.56%) Migration
5 14 (15.56%) Regression Testing
6 11 (12.22%) Functional Testing
7 10 (11.11%) Test Planning
8 9 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 8 (8.89%) ETL
10 7 (7.78%) Data Migration
10 7 (7.78%) Waterfall
11 6 (6.67%) Automated Testing
11 6 (6.67%) Business Analysis
11 6 (6.67%) CRM
11 6 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (6.67%) Scrum
11 6 (6.67%) Software Testing
11 6 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 36 (40.00%) SQL
2 12 (13.33%) Java
3 10 (11.11%) VB
4 4 (4.44%) Python
4 4 (4.44%) VBA
5 3 (3.33%) C#
5 3 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.33%) Jython
5 3 (3.33%) VBScript
6 1 (1.11%) C
6 1 (1.11%) C++
6 1 (1.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (12.22%) ISEB
2 7 (7.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (6.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.44%) QA
2 10 (11.11%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.11%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 12 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (10.00%) Oracle
2 8 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.78%) HP
4 4 (4.44%) IBM
4 4 (4.44%) SAP
5 2 (2.22%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.22%) Siebel
5 2 (2.22%) WorldPay
6 1 (1.11%) Charles River
6 1 (1.11%) Cognos
6 1 (1.11%) Informatica
6 1 (1.11%) Murex
6 1 (1.11%) OpenLink
6 1 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.11%) Teradata
6 1 (1.11%) Yardi
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