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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
England / South East
Rank 116 100 110
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 126 170 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.72% 2.07% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 2.20% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 130 93
Median daily rate £325 £305 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.47% +5.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £181 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £480 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £52.50 £29.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.03% -14.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.43 £25.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-2.28% -4.76%

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
6823 7732 8504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.22% 94.24% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3934 4531 4617
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 344 404 416
Median hourly rate £17.43 £17.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% +5.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.63 £11.49 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £39.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 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
Hampshire +14 39 £310 +3.33% 5
Berkshire +9 24 £350 -2.77% 7
Surrey +12 18 £403 +4.40% 7
Buckinghamshire -20 15 £345 +23.21% 2
West Sussex +2 7 £370 +23.28% 1
Kent -12 5 £209 +15.97%
East Sussex +5 3 £338 +9.75% 3
Oxfordshire -23 3 £200 -60.00% 3
Middlesex - 1 £300 -
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 104 (41.27%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (36.11%) Selenium
3 64 (25.40%) SQL
4 62 (24.60%) Test Scripting
5 57 (22.62%) Java
6 53 (21.03%) JIRA
7 50 (19.84%) ISTQB
8 49 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
9 47 (18.65%) HP Quality Center
9 47 (18.65%) BDD
10 46 (18.25%) C#
11 45 (17.86%) XML
12 42 (16.67%) WebDriver
12 42 (16.67%) Security Cleared
13 41 (16.27%) Finance
14 38 (15.08%) Regression Testing
14 38 (15.08%) QA
15 37 (14.68%) Integration Testing
15 37 (14.68%) Cucumber
16 36 (14.29%) SoapUI
16 36 (14.29%) HP
17 34 (13.49%) ISEB
17 34 (13.49%) .NET
18 33 (13.10%) Oracle
18 33 (13.10%) Test Automation
18 33 (13.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 33 (13.10%) System Integration Testing
19 32 (12.70%) SC Cleared
20 31 (12.30%) TDD
21 30 (11.90%) SOAP

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 15 (5.95%) Confluence
2 6 (2.38%) IIS
2 6 (2.38%) JBoss
3 5 (1.98%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.19%) CMS
5 2 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.40%) Drupal
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.59%) MS Office
3 2 (0.79%) MS Project
4 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.17%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.78%) Sonata
3 6 (2.38%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (1.19%) Lorenzo
4 3 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.79%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.40%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.19%) Office 365
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.56%) LTE
2 13 (5.16%) Wireless
3 12 (4.76%) 4G
4 5 (1.98%) Internet
5 3 (1.19%) HTTP
6 2 (0.79%) BGP
6 2 (0.79%) DMVPN
6 2 (0.79%) HSRP
6 2 (0.79%) LAN
6 2 (0.79%) VLAN
6 2 (0.79%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.40%) CHAP
7 1 (0.40%) DVB
7 1 (0.40%) Firewall
7 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.79%) HeidiSQL
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.40%) MySQL
4 1 (0.40%) PowerCenter
4 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 91 (36.11%) Selenium
2 53 (21.03%) JIRA
3 42 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 37 (14.68%) Cucumber
5 36 (14.29%) SoapUI
6 20 (7.94%) SpecFlow
7 17 (6.75%) Git (software)
7 17 (6.75%) Jenkins
7 17 (6.75%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (5.56%) JMeter
9 9 (3.57%) JUnit
10 8 (3.17%) Ant
10 8 (3.17%) Gradle
10 8 (3.17%) Maven
10 8 (3.17%) Subversion
11 7 (2.78%) Hudson
11 7 (2.78%) Visual Studio
12 6 (2.38%) jMock
12 6 (2.38%) NUnit
13 5 (1.98%) Bugzilla
General
1 41 (16.27%) Finance
2 22 (8.73%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.38%) Retail
4 5 (1.98%) Publishing
5 4 (1.59%) Banking
6 3 (1.19%) Billing
7 2 (0.79%) Back Office
7 2 (0.79%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (17.86%) XML
2 34 (13.49%) .NET
3 30 (11.90%) SOAP
4 20 (7.94%) Web Services
5 11 (4.37%) REST
5 11 (4.37%) RESTful
6 7 (2.78%) Ajax
6 7 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (2.78%) Spring
7 6 (2.38%) Hibernate
7 6 (2.38%) Java EE
7 6 (2.38%) JMS
7 6 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (1.98%) Gherkin
8 5 (1.98%) XML Messaging
9 4 (1.59%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.59%) JSON
9 4 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (1.19%) Middleware
11 2 (0.79%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.97%) Smart Meter
3 6 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (1.98%) User Experience
5 4 (1.59%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.59%) NHS
6 3 (1.19%) Equities
6 3 (1.19%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.79%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.79%) STB
7 2 (0.79%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.79%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.40%) AS400
8 1 (0.40%) CCTV
8 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.40%) iPhone
8 1 (0.40%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.40%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.71%) Windows
2 16 (6.35%) Linux
3 15 (5.95%) Unix
4 8 (3.17%) Android
4 8 (3.17%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.79%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.79%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.40%) AIX
7 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (41.27%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (24.60%) Test Scripting
3 49 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 47 (18.65%) BDD
5 38 (15.08%) Regression Testing
6 37 (14.68%) Integration Testing
7 33 (13.10%) System Integration Testing
7 33 (13.10%) Test Automation
8 31 (12.30%) TDD
9 30 (11.90%) Defect Management
9 30 (11.90%) Functional Testing
10 28 (11.11%) Automated Testing
11 27 (10.71%) Scrum
11 27 (10.71%) Test Management
12 24 (9.52%) Manual Testing
12 24 (9.52%) Performance Testing
13 23 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (7.54%) SDLC
14 19 (7.54%) Software Testing
15 17 (6.75%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 64 (25.40%) SQL
2 57 (22.62%) Java
3 46 (18.25%) C#
4 11 (4.37%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.57%) Groovy
6 7 (2.78%) Ruby
6 7 (2.78%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.98%) F#
7 5 (1.98%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.59%) Python
9 3 (1.19%) C++
10 2 (0.79%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.40%) PHP
11 1 (0.40%) RPG
11 1 (0.40%) Scala
11 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 50 (19.84%) ISTQB
2 42 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 34 (13.49%) ISEB
4 33 (13.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 32 (12.70%) SC Cleared
6 9 (3.57%) Degree
7 5 (1.98%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.40%) MCITP
9 1 (0.40%) MCSA
9 1 (0.40%) MCSE
9 1 (0.40%) MCTS
9 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (15.08%) QA
2 2 (0.79%) HL7
3 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.40%) SEPA
3 1 (0.40%) SLA
3 1 (0.40%) WAI
3 1 (0.40%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (1.98%) Active Directory
1 5 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.19%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 47 (18.65%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.40%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.40%) Netcool
4 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (14.29%) HP
2 33 (13.10%) Oracle
3 25 (9.92%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.57%) Atlassian
5 8 (3.17%) SAP
6 6 (2.38%) CA Agile Central
7 5 (1.98%) Thunderhead
7 5 (1.98%) VMware
8 4 (1.59%) Citrix
8 4 (1.59%) Intel Security
8 4 (1.59%) webMethods
9 3 (1.19%) Capita
10 2 (0.79%) IBM
10 2 (0.79%) Nimble Storage
10 2 (0.79%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.79%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.79%) Splunk
10 2 (0.79%) T-Plan
11 1 (0.40%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.40%) Cisco
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