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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 161 122 120
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 796 950 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.59% 1.84% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 1.94% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 632 538
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £232 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 10
Median hourly rate £34.25 £25.25 £30.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.64% -17.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £14.70 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £37.50 £36.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £23.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+43.47% -25.27%
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
47342 48948 45494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.84% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31078 31567 28107
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £249 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1406 1851 1890
Median hourly rate £17.45 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +0.60%
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 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -30 280 £375 - 47
South East -48 158 £350 +7.69% 30
South West +4 78 £300 - 14
North West -25 72 £320 +6.66% 15
Yorkshire -4 70 £320 +15.31% 19
West Midlands -12 49 £296 -1.25% 12
East of England +26 41 £300 -2.04% 11
East Midlands +1 22 £305 +10.90% 8
North East -46 19 £309 -1.69% 5
Midlands -5 7 £298 -
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 603 (35.02%) Agile Software Development
2 551 (32.00%) Test Scripting
3 501 (29.09%) SQL
4 491 (28.51%) Finance
5 400 (23.23%) User Acceptance Testing
6 368 (21.37%) ISEB
7 353 (20.50%) ISTQB
8 299 (17.36%) QA
9 282 (16.38%) Selenium
10 244 (14.17%) Software Testing
11 242 (14.05%) Functional Testing
12 241 (14.00%) Java
13 235 (13.65%) Regression Testing
14 234 (13.59%) JIRA
15 230 (13.36%) HP Quality Center
16 216 (12.54%) Banking
17 206 (11.96%) HP
18 204 (11.85%) Integration Testing
19 190 (11.03%) Oracle
20 185 (10.74%) Security Cleared
21 168 (9.76%) Scrum
22 166 (9.64%) Defect Management
23 165 (9.58%) Manual Testing
24 159 (9.23%) Microsoft
25 154 (8.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 142 (8.25%) Test Automation
27 140 (8.13%) Cucumber
28 139 (8.07%) XML
29 136 (7.90%) Unix
30 135 (7.84%) BDD

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 50 (2.90%) Confluence
2 40 (2.32%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.05%) WebSphere
4 16 (0.93%) SAS
5 14 (0.81%) CMS
6 12 (0.70%) Tomcat
7 10 (0.58%) Apache
8 8 (0.46%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.41%) Apache Solr
9 7 (0.41%) IIS
9 7 (0.41%) JBoss
10 5 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.29%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.23%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.17%) SAP Portal
12 3 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.12%) LiveCycle
13 2 (0.12%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 96 (5.57%) MS Excel
2 64 (3.72%) MS Office
3 17 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.46%) Mingle
6 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
1 17 (0.99%) SAP FI
2 15 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
2 15 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (0.87%) Sonata
3 13 (0.75%) SAP HR
4 11 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
5 10 (0.58%) SAP CO
5 10 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
5 10 (0.58%) SAP HCM
5 10 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 6 (0.35%) Magento
7 6 (0.35%) Maximo
7 6 (0.35%) SAP CRM
8 5 (0.29%) TRIRIGA
9 4 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
9 4 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
9 4 (0.23%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (0.99%) SuccessFactors
4 5 (0.29%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.17%) Office 365
6 3 (0.17%) SaaS
7 2 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.12%) GitHub
8 1 (0.058%) Boomi
8 1 (0.058%) FinancialForce.com
8 1 (0.058%) PaaS
8 1 (0.058%) TestFlight
8 1 (0.058%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.63%) Internet
2 24 (1.39%) HTTP
3 11 (0.64%) WAN
4 10 (0.58%) LAN
4 10 (0.58%) VPN
5 9 (0.52%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.46%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.35%) DNS
7 6 (0.35%) FTP
7 6 (0.35%) Unified Communications
8 5 (0.29%) PuTTY
8 5 (0.29%) SAN
8 5 (0.29%) VoIP
8 5 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.29%) ZigBee
9 4 (0.23%) 3G
9 4 (0.23%) 802.15
9 4 (0.23%) IPv6
9 4 (0.23%) Network Security
9 4 (0.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (5.57%) SQL Server
2 79 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (1.68%) Oracle Database
4 23 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
5 22 (1.28%) Relational Database
6 16 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (0.87%) MongoDB
8 14 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (0.70%) Hadoop
11 10 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
11 10 (0.58%) Pentaho
12 8 (0.46%) Data Mart
13 7 (0.41%) Electronic Patient Records
13 7 (0.41%) MS Access
13 7 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (0.35%) Big Data
14 6 (0.35%) DB2
14 6 (0.35%) MySQL
14 6 (0.35%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 282 (16.38%) Selenium
2 234 (13.59%) JIRA
3 140 (8.13%) Cucumber
4 122 (7.08%) SoapUI
5 117 (6.79%) WebDriver
6 96 (5.57%) HP UFT
7 76 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 67 (3.89%) Jenkins
9 64 (3.72%) LoadRunner
10 53 (3.08%) SpecFlow
11 50 (2.90%) JMeter
12 36 (2.09%) Maven
13 34 (1.97%) JUnit
14 29 (1.68%) Visual Studio
15 25 (1.45%) Git (software)
16 17 (0.99%) Toad
17 16 (0.93%) Appium
17 16 (0.93%) TestDirector
18 15 (0.87%) Protractor
18 15 (0.87%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 491 (28.51%) Finance
2 216 (12.54%) Banking
3 125 (7.26%) Retail
4 63 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 39 (2.26%) Investment Banking
6 37 (2.15%) Retail Banking
7 19 (1.10%) Billing
8 15 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 15 (0.87%) Publishing
9 14 (0.81%) Front Office
10 13 (0.75%) Back Office
10 13 (0.75%) Games
10 13 (0.75%) Marketing
11 10 (0.58%) Electronics
12 9 (0.52%) Legal
13 7 (0.41%) Automotive
13 7 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
14 6 (0.35%) Advertising
15 5 (0.29%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.29%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (8.07%) XML
2 97 (5.63%) SOAP
3 93 (5.40%) .NET
4 92 (5.34%) Web Services
5 54 (3.14%) HTML
6 44 (2.56%) Gherkin
7 28 (1.63%) ASP.NET
8 22 (1.28%) REST
9 20 (1.16%) CSS
10 18 (1.05%) AngularJS
11 17 (0.99%) Middleware
11 17 (0.99%) XML Messaging
12 14 (0.81%) Node.js
12 14 (0.81%) Spring Boot
13 13 (0.75%) Spring
14 12 (0.70%) Ajax
14 12 (0.70%) RESTful
15 11 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web API
16 9 (0.52%) Java EE
16 9 (0.52%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 115 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (2.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 35 (2.03%) Computer Science
4 30 (1.74%) Mobile App
5 26 (1.51%) Equities
6 22 (1.28%) Derivative
7 18 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 18 (1.05%) NHS
7 18 (1.05%) Smart Meter
8 17 (0.99%) Credit Risk
9 16 (0.93%) Fixed Income
10 13 (0.75%) User Experience
11 11 (0.64%) Client/Server
11 11 (0.64%) iPad
12 10 (0.58%) IVR
12 10 (0.58%) Mainframe
12 10 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (0.52%) Data Centre
14 8 (0.46%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.46%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 136 (7.90%) Unix
2 88 (5.11%) Windows
3 57 (3.31%) Linux
4 16 (0.93%) Android
4 16 (0.93%) Windows Server
5 13 (0.75%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.52%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.35%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.29%) Solaris
10 4 (0.23%) AIX
11 3 (0.17%) VMS
12 1 (0.058%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.058%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 603 (35.02%) Agile Software Development
2 551 (32.00%) Test Scripting
3 400 (23.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 244 (14.17%) Software Testing
5 242 (14.05%) Functional Testing
6 235 (13.65%) Regression Testing
7 204 (11.85%) Integration Testing
8 168 (9.76%) Scrum
9 166 (9.64%) Defect Management
10 165 (9.58%) Manual Testing
11 142 (8.25%) Test Automation
12 135 (7.84%) BDD
13 133 (7.72%) Automation Testing
14 131 (7.61%) Non-Functional Testing
14 131 (7.61%) System Testing
15 130 (7.55%) System Integration Testing
16 124 (7.20%) Migration
16 124 (7.20%) Waterfall
17 120 (6.97%) Test Strategy
18 113 (6.56%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 501 (29.09%) SQL
2 241 (14.00%) Java
3 128 (7.43%) C#
4 81 (4.70%) JavaScript
5 60 (3.48%) PL/SQL
6 48 (2.79%) Ruby
7 28 (1.63%) Python
8 24 (1.39%) VB
9 21 (1.22%) PHP
10 20 (1.16%) VBA
11 18 (1.05%) VBScript
12 15 (0.87%) T-SQL
13 13 (0.75%) Groovy
13 13 (0.75%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.58%) C
14 10 (0.58%) Perl
15 9 (0.52%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.46%) PowerShell
17 6 (0.35%) C++
18 4 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 368 (21.37%) ISEB
2 353 (20.50%) ISTQB
3 185 (10.74%) Security Cleared
4 154 (8.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 134 (7.78%) SC Cleared
6 75 (4.36%) Degree
7 24 (1.39%) DV Cleared
8 19 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
9 16 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 8 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
14 4 (0.23%) CCNA
14 4 (0.23%) MCITP
15 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.12%) ECDL
16 2 (0.12%) MCP
16 2 (0.12%) SAS Certification
17 1 (0.058%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 299 (17.36%) QA
2 13 (0.75%) Solvency II
3 11 (0.64%) SDET
4 7 (0.41%) SEPA
5 6 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.29%) HL7
7 4 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.12%) Basel III
8 2 (0.12%) COREP
8 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.12%) EMIR
8 2 (0.12%) GxP
8 2 (0.12%) ISO22301
8 2 (0.12%) SLA
9 1 (0.058%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.058%) GPG13
9 1 (0.058%) MiFID
9 1 (0.058%) WAI
9 1 (0.058%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.46%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.23%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.17%) vSphere
8 1 (0.058%) Firmware
8 1 (0.058%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 230 (13.36%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.29%) Cisco IPCC
2 5 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.29%) Puppet
3 4 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.23%) SCCM
4 3 (0.17%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.12%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (0.12%) Control-M
5 2 (0.12%) Linux-HA
5 2 (0.12%) SCOM
6 1 (0.058%) DameWare
6 1 (0.058%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.058%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.058%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.058%) Oracle Flashback
6 1 (0.058%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.058%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.058%) WMI
Vendors
1 206 (11.96%) HP
2 190 (11.03%) Oracle
3 159 (9.23%) Microsoft
4 102 (5.92%) SAP
5 48 (2.79%) IBM
6 25 (1.45%) VMware
7 23 (1.34%) Cognos
8 15 (0.87%) Citrix
8 15 (0.87%) Talend
9 14 (0.81%) Atlassian
9 14 (0.81%) Rally
10 11 (0.64%) Murex
10 11 (0.64%) Siebel
10 11 (0.64%) Sybase
11 10 (0.58%) Informatica
12 9 (0.52%) Cisco
12 9 (0.52%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.46%) Pega
13 8 (0.46%) webMethods
14 7 (0.41%) Guidewire
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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TEKsystems
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Liverpool, Merseyside
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Bedfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
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West London
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City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £280 - £350 per day + negotiable and DOE
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Surrey
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East Sussex
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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City, London
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