The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 175 97 137
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 710 1172 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.45% 2.23% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 2.35% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 793 527
Median daily rate £325 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 4
Median hourly rate £36.50 £25.00 £32.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.00% -21.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.95 £25.00 £30.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.85 £25.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+46.00% -23.07%
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
46288 49909 49165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.61% 95.03% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 30548 32428 30599
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 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1517 1920 2004
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 £45.00 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in England

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in England

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in England

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in England

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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 Test Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
London -55 257 £375 +7.14% 47
South East -70 120 £344 +5.69% 23
West Midlands -16 72 £305 +1.66% 12
South West -28 61 £295 -1.66% 28
North West -52 56 £275 -12.00% 20
East of England +20 42 £300 -5.88% 10
East Midlands +1 40 £310 +3.33% 5
Yorkshire -55 40 £314 +1.20% 21
North East -27 19 £310 +3.33% 2
Midlands -3 5 £320 -36.00%
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 England region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 563 (37.66%) Agile Software Development
2 463 (30.97%) Test Scripting
3 409 (27.36%) SQL
4 384 (25.69%) Finance
5 334 (22.34%) User Acceptance Testing
6 293 (19.60%) Selenium
7 291 (19.46%) ISEB
8 288 (19.26%) QA
9 285 (19.06%) ISTQB
10 247 (16.52%) JIRA
11 240 (16.05%) Java
12 220 (14.72%) Functional Testing
13 219 (14.65%) Regression Testing
14 203 (13.58%) Software Testing
15 176 (11.77%) HP Quality Center
16 174 (11.64%) Manual Testing
17 170 (11.37%) Integration Testing
18 165 (11.04%) Defect Management
18 165 (11.04%) Banking
19 154 (10.30%) BDD
20 151 (10.10%) Cucumber
21 150 (10.03%) Security Cleared
22 149 (9.97%) HP
23 143 (9.57%) Test Automation
24 141 (9.43%) Scrum
25 135 (9.03%) WebDriver
26 132 (8.83%) Oracle
27 127 (8.49%) Microsoft
28 125 (8.36%) Automated Testing
29 121 (8.09%) SoapUI

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 59 (3.95%) Confluence
2 24 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.47%) WebSphere
4 15 (1.00%) IIS
5 14 (0.94%) CMS
6 12 (0.80%) SAS
7 9 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (0.47%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.33%) Apache
9 5 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.33%) Skype for Business
9 5 (0.33%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.27%) JBoss
11 3 (0.20%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.20%) Drupal
11 3 (0.20%) SAP Portal
12 2 (0.13%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.13%) LiveCycle
12 2 (0.13%) Mule
Applications
1 86 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 42 (2.81%) MS Office
3 23 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.60%) Mingle
6 5 (0.33%) MS Project
7 4 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 21 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (1.07%) SAP HR
2 16 (1.07%) Sonata
3 15 (1.00%) SAP FI
4 12 (0.80%) SAP CO
4 12 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
5 9 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.60%) SAP HCM
6 8 (0.54%) SAP ERP
7 7 (0.47%) SAP CRM
8 6 (0.40%) Magento
8 6 (0.40%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 6 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.33%) TRIRIGA
10 4 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.27%) SAP Payroll
10 4 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
11 3 (0.20%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 30 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.20%) SuccessFactors
4 9 (0.60%) GitHub
5 8 (0.54%) Office 365
6 7 (0.47%) SaaS
7 3 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.13%) PaaS
9 1 (0.067%) Boomi
9 1 (0.067%) FinancialForce.com
9 1 (0.067%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.067%) IaaS
9 1 (0.067%) TestFlight
9 1 (0.067%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.47%) Internet
2 23 (1.54%) HTTP
3 14 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.60%) FTP
5 7 (0.47%) Firewall
6 6 (0.40%) HTTPS
6 6 (0.40%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.33%) Network Security
7 5 (0.33%) VoIP
7 5 (0.33%) VPN
8 4 (0.27%) PuTTY
8 4 (0.27%) SAN
8 4 (0.27%) WAN
9 3 (0.20%) 3G
9 3 (0.20%) 4G
9 3 (0.20%) ATM
9 3 (0.20%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.20%) LAN
9 3 (0.20%) MPLS
9 3 (0.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (1.34%) Oracle Database
4 17 (1.14%) Relational Database
5 12 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (0.60%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (0.40%) Big Data
11 6 (0.40%) Oracle Discoverer
11 6 (0.40%) SAP BW
12 5 (0.33%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.27%) Data Mart
13 4 (0.27%) MS Access
14 3 (0.20%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 293 (19.60%) Selenium
2 247 (16.52%) JIRA
3 151 (10.10%) Cucumber
4 135 (9.03%) WebDriver
5 121 (8.09%) SoapUI
6 82 (5.48%) HP UFT
7 79 (5.28%) Jenkins
8 67 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 53 (3.55%) JMeter
10 48 (3.21%) SpecFlow
11 44 (2.94%) JUnit
12 42 (2.81%) LoadRunner
13 37 (2.47%) Maven
14 31 (2.07%) Visual Studio
15 28 (1.87%) Git (software)
16 20 (1.34%) Hudson
17 18 (1.20%) Ant
17 18 (1.20%) Appium
18 17 (1.14%) Zephyr
19 15 (1.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 384 (25.69%) Finance
2 165 (11.04%) Banking
3 119 (7.96%) Retail
4 42 (2.81%) Telecoms
5 32 (2.14%) Retail Banking
6 27 (1.81%) Investment Banking
7 17 (1.14%) Games
8 16 (1.07%) Publishing
9 13 (0.87%) Billing
10 11 (0.74%) Back Office
10 11 (0.74%) Marketing
11 10 (0.67%) Automotive
11 10 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.40%) Advertising
12 6 (0.40%) Electronics
12 6 (0.40%) Front Office
13 5 (0.33%) Legal
13 5 (0.33%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (7.96%) XML
2 105 (7.02%) Web Services
3 98 (6.56%) SOAP
4 87 (5.82%) .NET
5 39 (2.61%) HTML
6 34 (2.27%) Gherkin
7 33 (2.21%) REST
8 20 (1.34%) Spring
9 18 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
10 17 (1.14%) RESTful
11 15 (1.00%) Ajax
11 15 (1.00%) Java EE
11 15 (1.00%) JMS
12 13 (0.87%) Hibernate
13 12 (0.80%) ASP.NET
13 12 (0.80%) CSS
13 12 (0.80%) Node.js
14 11 (0.74%) AngularJS
14 11 (0.74%) HTML5
14 11 (0.74%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 92 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (2.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 37 (2.47%) Computer Science
4 34 (2.27%) Mobile App
5 22 (1.47%) Equities
6 18 (1.20%) Credit Risk
6 18 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 17 (1.14%) Derivative
8 15 (1.00%) NHS
8 15 (1.00%) User Experience
9 12 (0.80%) EPoS
9 12 (0.80%) Fixed Income
10 11 (0.74%) Smart Meter
11 10 (0.67%) Mainframe
12 9 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
13 8 (0.54%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.40%) iPad
14 6 (0.40%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.33%) Hedge funds
15 5 (0.33%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 113 (7.56%) Unix
2 88 (5.89%) Windows
3 49 (3.28%) Linux
4 17 (1.14%) Android
4 17 (1.14%) Apple iOS
5 15 (1.00%) Windows Server
6 10 (0.67%) AIX
7 8 (0.54%) Solaris
8 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.20%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.20%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.13%) VMS
11 2 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 563 (37.66%) Agile Software Development
2 463 (30.97%) Test Scripting
3 334 (22.34%) User Acceptance Testing
4 220 (14.72%) Functional Testing
5 219 (14.65%) Regression Testing
6 203 (13.58%) Software Testing
7 174 (11.64%) Manual Testing
8 170 (11.37%) Integration Testing
9 165 (11.04%) Defect Management
10 154 (10.30%) BDD
11 143 (9.57%) Test Automation
12 141 (9.43%) Scrum
13 125 (8.36%) Automated Testing
14 118 (7.89%) Automation Testing
15 114 (7.63%) Test Strategy
16 111 (7.42%) Non-Functional Testing
17 107 (7.16%) SDLC
18 106 (7.09%) Test Planning
19 105 (7.02%) Migration
20 104 (6.96%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 409 (27.36%) SQL
2 240 (16.05%) Java
3 115 (7.69%) C#
4 62 (4.15%) JavaScript
5 41 (2.74%) Ruby
6 33 (2.21%) Python
7 28 (1.87%) PL/SQL
8 22 (1.47%) Groovy
8 22 (1.47%) PHP
9 19 (1.27%) VBScript
10 16 (1.07%) T-SQL
11 13 (0.87%) VB
12 11 (0.74%) Shell Script
13 10 (0.67%) VBA
14 8 (0.54%) C
14 8 (0.54%) Perl
15 6 (0.40%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.33%) COBOL
17 4 (0.27%) C++
17 4 (0.27%) R
Qualifications
1 291 (19.46%) ISEB
2 285 (19.06%) ISTQB
3 150 (10.03%) Security Cleared
4 112 (7.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 110 (7.36%) SC Cleared
6 84 (5.62%) Degree
7 22 (1.47%) DV Cleared
8 17 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.20%) CCNA
12 3 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.13%) MCP
13 2 (0.13%) MCSE
14 1 (0.067%) HND
14 1 (0.067%) MCAD
14 1 (0.067%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 288 (19.26%) QA
2 15 (1.00%) SDET
3 13 (0.87%) Solvency II
4 12 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.40%) HL7
6 5 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.27%) Basel III
8 3 (0.20%) GxP
9 2 (0.13%) COREP
10 1 (0.067%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.067%) EMIR
10 1 (0.067%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.067%) MiFID
10 1 (0.067%) SEPA
10 1 (0.067%) WAI
10 1 (0.067%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.27%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.067%) Firmware
7 1 (0.067%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 176 (11.77%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.67%) Cisco IPCC
3 8 (0.54%) Puppet
4 6 (0.40%) Control-M
4 6 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.27%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (0.27%) SCCM
6 3 (0.20%) CA Service Virtualization
7 2 (0.13%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.13%) Linux-HA
7 2 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Flashback
7 2 (0.13%) SCOM
8 1 (0.067%) Netcool
8 1 (0.067%) OpenView
8 1 (0.067%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.067%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.067%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.067%) WMI
Vendors
1 149 (9.97%) HP
2 132 (8.83%) Oracle
3 127 (8.49%) Microsoft
4 108 (7.22%) SAP
5 32 (2.14%) IBM
6 22 (1.47%) Atlassian
7 21 (1.40%) Rally
8 18 (1.20%) VMware
9 15 (1.00%) Talend
10 14 (0.94%) Siebel
11 12 (0.80%) Citrix
12 10 (0.67%) webMethods
13 9 (0.60%) Cognos
13 9 (0.60%) Sybase
14 8 (0.54%) Thunderhead
15 7 (0.47%) Dell
16 6 (0.40%) Cisco
17 5 (0.33%) Apple
17 5 (0.33%) Informatica
17 5 (0.33%) Murex
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