The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 128 69 76
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 146 273 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.66% 2.79% 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 2.94% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 181 114
Median daily rate £350 £326 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.36% +8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £38.19 £21.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.69% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £24.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+42.70% -22.02%
Test Analyst
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8278 9272 8687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.04% 94.81% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4990 5586 4794
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 428 424
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 August 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
Berkshire -14 29 £350 -1.40% 3
Hampshire -58 28 £325 - 4
Surrey -11 23 £350 -6.66% 5
West Sussex -5 14 £273 -0.90% 1
Kent +14 13 £338 +68.75% 2
Oxfordshire +5 13 £425 +61.13% 1
Buckinghamshire -9 12 £350 +16.66% 3
East Sussex +9 4 £347 +21.75% 4
Middlesex +1 1 £370 +34.54%
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 120 (36.47%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (35.87%) Test Scripting
3 88 (26.75%) SQL
4 87 (26.44%) ISEB
4 87 (26.44%) ISTQB
5 86 (26.14%) Finance
6 77 (23.40%) User Acceptance Testing
7 75 (22.80%) Java
8 60 (18.24%) Selenium
8 60 (18.24%) QA
9 58 (17.63%) JIRA
10 57 (17.33%) SoapUI
11 55 (16.72%) XML
12 54 (16.41%) Security Cleared
13 53 (16.11%) Regression Testing
14 50 (15.20%) HP Quality Center
14 50 (15.20%) Functional Testing
15 46 (13.98%) SOAP
16 45 (13.68%) HP
17 44 (13.37%) SC Cleared
18 43 (13.07%) Integration Testing
19 42 (12.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 40 (12.16%) System Integration Testing
21 38 (11.55%) Test Planning
22 37 (11.25%) Unix
23 35 (10.64%) Performance Testing
24 34 (10.33%) Scrum
25 33 (10.03%) Software Testing
25 33 (10.03%) Web Services
25 33 (10.03%) Test Strategy

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 29 (8.81%) Confluence
2 10 (3.04%) IIS
3 8 (2.43%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.22%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.91%) Apache Solr
5 3 (0.91%) CMS
5 3 (0.91%) JBoss
6 2 (0.61%) Apache
6 2 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.95%) MS Office
3 4 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.95%) Sonata
2 6 (1.82%) SAP FI
3 4 (1.22%) SAP HR
3 4 (1.22%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.91%) Maximo
4 3 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.30%) Lorenzo
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.30%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.86%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.91%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.30%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.30%) GitHub
4 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.82%) Internet
2 5 (1.52%) Unified Communications
3 4 (1.22%) IP Telephony
3 4 (1.22%) LAN
3 4 (1.22%) WAN
4 2 (0.61%) DNS
4 2 (0.61%) WebEx
5 1 (0.30%) 802.15
5 1 (0.30%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.30%) DVB
5 1 (0.30%) GSM
5 1 (0.30%) IPv6
5 1 (0.30%) ISUP
5 1 (0.30%) SCCP
5 1 (0.30%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (0.30%) SS7
5 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.30%) UMTS
5 1 (0.30%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.22%) MongoDB
2 4 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.61%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.30%) GIS
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.30%) Power BI
4 1 (0.30%) QlikView
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 60 (18.24%) Selenium
2 58 (17.63%) JIRA
3 57 (17.33%) SoapUI
4 32 (9.73%) Jenkins
5 29 (8.81%) Maven
5 29 (8.81%) WebDriver
6 27 (8.21%) JUnit
7 25 (7.60%) Cucumber
8 18 (5.47%) HP UFT
9 14 (4.26%) SpecFlow
9 14 (4.26%) Talend Open Studio
10 13 (3.95%) Hudson
10 13 (3.95%) JMeter
11 11 (3.34%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (3.04%) Ant
12 10 (3.04%) Gradle
12 10 (3.04%) jMock
13 5 (1.52%) Gatling
13 5 (1.52%) LoadRunner
13 5 (1.52%) TestDirector
General
1 86 (26.14%) Finance
2 19 (5.78%) Banking
3 16 (4.86%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.04%) Retail
5 9 (2.74%) Publishing
6 6 (1.82%) Back Office
7 4 (1.22%) Billing
8 3 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.61%) Automotive
9 2 (0.61%) Electronics
9 2 (0.61%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) French Language
10 1 (0.30%) Legal
10 1 (0.30%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (16.72%) XML
2 46 (13.98%) SOAP
3 33 (10.03%) Web Services
4 18 (5.47%) .NET
5 14 (4.26%) HTML
5 14 (4.26%) Spring
6 10 (3.04%) Ajax
6 10 (3.04%) Hibernate
6 10 (3.04%) Java EE
6 10 (3.04%) JMS
6 10 (3.04%) REST
6 10 (3.04%) WebSphere MQ
6 10 (3.04%) XML Messaging
7 6 (1.82%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.22%) CSS
8 4 (1.22%) Spring Boot
9 3 (0.91%) JSP
9 3 (0.91%) Node.js
9 3 (0.91%) PostGIS
10 2 (0.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.29%) Computer Science
2 18 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.04%) Equities
3 10 (3.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (1.52%) AS400
4 5 (1.52%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.22%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.22%) SCADA
6 3 (0.91%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.91%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (0.91%) PKI
6 3 (0.91%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.61%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.61%) NHS
7 2 (0.61%) User Experience
8 1 (0.30%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.30%) iPhone
8 1 (0.30%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.30%) Telematics
8 1 (0.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (11.25%) Unix
2 26 (7.90%) Windows
3 17 (5.17%) Linux
4 7 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.52%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.22%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.30%) Android
9 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.30%) Solaris
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (36.47%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (35.87%) Test Scripting
3 77 (23.40%) User Acceptance Testing
4 53 (16.11%) Regression Testing
5 50 (15.20%) Functional Testing
6 43 (13.07%) Integration Testing
7 40 (12.16%) System Integration Testing
8 38 (11.55%) Test Planning
9 35 (10.64%) Performance Testing
10 34 (10.33%) Scrum
11 33 (10.03%) Software Testing
11 33 (10.03%) Test Strategy
12 29 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (8.51%) Defect Management
13 28 (8.51%) Validation
14 27 (8.21%) BDD
14 27 (8.21%) Continuous Improvement
15 24 (7.29%) Manual Testing
16 23 (6.99%) Use Case
17 22 (6.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 88 (26.75%) SQL
2 75 (22.80%) Java
3 25 (7.60%) C#
4 15 (4.56%) JavaScript
5 11 (3.34%) Groovy
6 6 (1.82%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.22%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.22%) VBScript
8 2 (0.61%) F#
8 2 (0.61%) Python
8 2 (0.61%) VB
8 2 (0.61%) VBA
9 1 (0.30%) AWK
9 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.30%) PHP
9 1 (0.30%) R
9 1 (0.30%) RPG
9 1 (0.30%) Ruby
9 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 87 (26.44%) ISEB
1 87 (26.44%) ISTQB
2 54 (16.41%) Security Cleared
3 44 (13.37%) SC Cleared
4 42 (12.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 29 (8.81%) Degree
6 9 (2.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.22%) MCITP
9 3 (0.91%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.30%) MCP
11 1 (0.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (18.24%) QA
System Software
1 8 (2.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.22%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 50 (15.20%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.61%) SCCM
4 1 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.30%) SCOM
4 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 45 (13.68%) HP
2 27 (8.21%) Oracle
3 24 (7.29%) Microsoft
4 22 (6.69%) SAP
5 14 (4.26%) Atlassian
5 14 (4.26%) Talend
6 10 (3.04%) Rally
7 7 (2.13%) VMware
8 6 (1.82%) Cisco
9 5 (1.52%) Thunderhead
10 4 (1.22%) Intel Security
10 4 (1.22%) Temenos
10 4 (1.22%) webMethods
11 1 (0.30%) Capita
11 1 (0.30%) Cognos
11 1 (0.30%) Google
11 1 (0.30%) IBM
11 1 (0.30%) NetApp
11 1 (0.30%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com
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