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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Analyst
UK / England
Rank 554 581 577
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 20 30 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.048% 0.063% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.066% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 12
Median daily rate £350 £315 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £186 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £350 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £36.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-49.31% -2.66%

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
39084 45330 45191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.69% 95.08% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25688 29596 28242
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1379 1518 1795
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 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
London +20 8 £388 +21.09% 2
West Midlands +9 7 £288 +53.33% 2
South East +21 4 £350 +7.69% 6
Yorkshire +19 1 £313 -3.84% 2
Software Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 23 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (46.67%) Test Scripting
3 18 (40.00%) Selenium
4 17 (37.78%) QA
5 15 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 12 (26.67%) ISTQB
6 12 (26.67%) ISEB
7 10 (22.22%) Java
7 10 (22.22%) WebDriver
8 9 (20.00%) Automated Testing
8 9 (20.00%) SQL
9 8 (17.78%) SDLC
9 8 (17.78%) Scrum
9 8 (17.78%) SOAP
9 8 (17.78%) Manual Testing
10 7 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
10 7 (15.56%) Cucumber
10 7 (15.56%) SoapUI
10 7 (15.56%) TDD
11 6 (13.33%) Finance
11 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
11 6 (13.33%) C#
11 6 (13.33%) CRM
11 6 (13.33%) Waterfall
11 6 (13.33%) BDD
11 6 (13.33%) Integration Testing
12 5 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
12 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
12 5 (11.11%) .NET

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 2 (4.44%) Confluence
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) HeidiSQL
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 18 (40.00%) Selenium
2 10 (22.22%) WebDriver
3 7 (15.56%) Cucumber
3 7 (15.56%) SoapUI
3 7 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (6.67%) Eclipse
4 3 (6.67%) JIRA
4 3 (6.67%) SpecFlow
4 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.44%) IntelliJ
5 2 (4.44%) JMeter
5 2 (4.44%) JUnit
5 2 (4.44%) MSTest
5 2 (4.44%) NetBeans
5 2 (4.44%) Robot Framework
5 2 (4.44%) TestNG
5 2 (4.44%) Toad
6 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Back Office
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
3 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.22%) Publishing
3 1 (2.22%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) SOAP
2 5 (11.11%) .NET
3 3 (6.67%) Web Services
3 3 (6.67%) XML
4 2 (4.44%) REST
5 1 (2.22%) HTML
5 1 (2.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (46.67%) Test Scripting
3 15 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 9 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 8 (17.78%) Manual Testing
5 8 (17.78%) Scrum
5 8 (17.78%) SDLC
6 7 (15.56%) TDD
6 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
7 6 (13.33%) BDD
7 6 (13.33%) CRM
7 6 (13.33%) Integration Testing
7 6 (13.33%) Waterfall
8 4 (8.89%) Automation Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Functional Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Performance Management
8 4 (8.89%) Performance Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Regression Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Data Protection
9 3 (6.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) Java
2 9 (20.00%) SQL
3 6 (13.33%) C#
4 3 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (26.67%) ISEB
1 12 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (37.78%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.22%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle
2 2 (4.44%) T-Plan
3 1 (2.22%) HP
3 1 (2.22%) Siebel