The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Software Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Analyst
Rank 598 607 593
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 25 26 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.049% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.052% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 18
Median daily rate £333 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £275 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £358 £322
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £245
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +22.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £39.37 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.37 - -
Software Test Analyst
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46531 50148 48901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.65% 95.05% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 30704 32612 30298
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1914 1994
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Software Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Software Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Software Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in England

Software Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst across the England region over the 3 months to 24 September 2016.

Software Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in England

Software Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Software Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in England

Software Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 24 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South East +13 8 £308 +2.50% 6
London 0 7 £370 +5.71% 3
North West +14 4 £350 - 2
West Midlands -24 3 £325 +7.88% 2
East of England - 2 - - 3
South West - 1 - - 1
Software Test Analyst
UK

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, Software 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 England region featuring Software Test Analyst in the job title.

1 28 (62.22%) Test Scripting
2 25 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (28.89%) Selenium
3 13 (28.89%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (26.67%) SQL
5 10 (22.22%) Java
5 10 (22.22%) ISEB
5 10 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (22.22%) WebDriver
6 9 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 9 (20.00%) HP
6 9 (20.00%) CRM
7 8 (17.78%) Scrum
7 8 (17.78%) Cucumber
7 8 (17.78%) BDD
7 8 (17.78%) Test Planning
8 7 (15.56%) Defect Tracking
8 7 (15.56%) SDLC
8 7 (15.56%) Finance
8 7 (15.56%) Software Testing
8 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
9 6 (13.33%) QA
9 6 (13.33%) System Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Data Protection
9 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
9 6 (13.33%) Regression Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Test Automation
9 6 (13.33%) Functional Testing
10 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
10 5 (11.11%) SoapUI

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 (6.67%) Confluence
1 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) CMS
2 1 (2.22%) Drupal
2 1 (2.22%) Joomla!
2 1 (2.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
2 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.22%) OpenCart
2 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) MQTT
2 1 (2.22%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (28.89%) Selenium
2 10 (22.22%) WebDriver
3 8 (17.78%) Cucumber
4 5 (11.11%) JIRA
4 5 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 4 (8.89%) SpecFlow
6 3 (6.67%) Toad
7 2 (4.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (4.44%) Eclipse
7 2 (4.44%) IntelliJ
7 2 (4.44%) JUnit
7 2 (4.44%) NetBeans
7 2 (4.44%) Robot Framework
7 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.44%) TestNG
8 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.22%) QARun
8 1 (2.22%) WinRunner
8 1 (2.22%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Banking
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Electronics
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.22%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) SOAP
2 3 (6.67%) .NET
2 3 (6.67%) Web Services
3 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.44%) CSS
3 2 (4.44%) HTML
3 2 (4.44%) REST
3 2 (4.44%) XML
4 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.22%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.22%) JSON
4 1 (2.22%) Kafka
4 1 (2.22%) Node.js
4 1 (2.22%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.22%) User Experience
3 1 (2.22%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (62.22%) Test Scripting
2 25 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 9 (20.00%) CRM
5 8 (17.78%) BDD
5 8 (17.78%) Scrum
5 8 (17.78%) Test Planning
6 7 (15.56%) Defect Tracking
6 7 (15.56%) SDLC
6 7 (15.56%) Software Testing
7 6 (13.33%) Data Protection
7 6 (13.33%) Functional Testing
7 6 (13.33%) Regression Testing
7 6 (13.33%) System Testing
7 6 (13.33%) Test Automation
8 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 4 (8.89%) Performance Management
9 4 (8.89%) TDD
9 4 (8.89%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) SQL
2 10 (22.22%) Java
3 5 (11.11%) C#
4 4 (8.89%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.22%) C
6 1 (2.22%) PHP
6 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) ISEB
2 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (28.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) HP
2 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.11%) Siebel
4 2 (4.44%) T-Plan
5 1 (2.22%) Cognos
5 1 (2.22%) IBM
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle
5 1 (2.22%) SAP
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