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 25 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 122 76 78
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 155 246 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.75% 2.57% 2.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 2.72% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 160 116
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £237 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £23.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+43.47% -25.27%
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
8365 9058 8542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.27% 94.70% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4989 5288 4621
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 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 426 430
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.14 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.11% -0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.37 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 25 July 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 25 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
Hampshire -52 28 £320 +1.58% 6
Berkshire -17 27 £353 +0.71% 4
Surrey -20 19 £350 -6.66% 7
Buckinghamshire +6 18 £340 +9.67% 5
West Sussex -5 17 £320 +28.00%
Oxfordshire +21 15 £400 +51.65%
Kent +4 11 £331 +29.26%
East Sussex +14 7 £350 +7.69% 8
Middlesex -1 2 £323 +17.27%
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 128 (36.26%) Test Scripting
2 123 (34.84%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (28.33%) SQL
4 96 (27.20%) Finance
5 95 (26.91%) ISTQB
5 95 (26.91%) ISEB
6 87 (24.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 70 (19.83%) Java
8 62 (17.56%) Security Cleared
9 61 (17.28%) QA
10 60 (17.00%) XML
11 57 (16.15%) SoapUI
12 54 (15.30%) HP Quality Center
12 54 (15.30%) HP
12 54 (15.30%) JIRA
13 52 (14.73%) Selenium
14 49 (13.88%) SC Cleared
14 49 (13.88%) SOAP
15 48 (13.60%) Functional Testing
16 47 (13.31%) Regression Testing
17 46 (13.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 44 (12.46%) Unix
19 43 (12.18%) Integration Testing
20 40 (11.33%) Test Planning
21 38 (10.76%) System Integration Testing
22 37 (10.48%) Scrum
22 37 (10.48%) Oracle
23 35 (9.92%) Test Strategy
24 34 (9.63%) Defect Management
24 34 (9.63%) Software Testing

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 28 (7.93%) Confluence
2 9 (2.55%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.98%) IIS
4 4 (1.13%) JBoss
4 4 (1.13%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.85%) Apache Solr
5 3 (0.85%) CMS
6 2 (0.57%) Apache
7 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.82%) MS Office
3 4 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.68%) Sonata
2 6 (1.70%) SAP FI
3 4 (1.13%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.85%) Maximo
4 3 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.85%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.28%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.28%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.28%) GitHub
4 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.42%) Unified Communications
2 4 (1.13%) DNS
2 4 (1.13%) Internet
2 4 (1.13%) IP Telephony
2 4 (1.13%) LAN
2 4 (1.13%) WAN
3 3 (0.85%) 802.15
3 3 (0.85%) IPv6
3 3 (0.85%) ZigBee
4 2 (0.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.57%) WebEx
5 1 (0.28%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.28%) DVB
5 1 (0.28%) H.323
5 1 (0.28%) ISUP
5 1 (0.28%) SCCP
5 1 (0.28%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (0.28%) SS7
5 1 (0.28%) Telepresence
5 1 (0.28%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.12%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.42%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.13%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.57%) DB2
4 2 (0.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.28%) GIS
5 1 (0.28%) MySQL
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.28%) Power BI
5 1 (0.28%) QlikView
5 1 (0.28%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 57 (16.15%) SoapUI
2 54 (15.30%) JIRA
3 52 (14.73%) Selenium
4 28 (7.93%) Jenkins
5 26 (7.37%) Maven
6 25 (7.08%) Cucumber
7 24 (6.80%) JUnit
8 22 (6.23%) WebDriver
9 19 (5.38%) HP UFT
10 16 (4.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (3.97%) Talend Open Studio
12 12 (3.40%) JMeter
13 9 (2.55%) Hudson
14 8 (2.27%) SpecFlow
15 7 (1.98%) Ant
15 7 (1.98%) Gatling
15 7 (1.98%) Gradle
15 7 (1.98%) jMock
16 5 (1.42%) LoadRunner
16 5 (1.42%) TestDirector
General
1 96 (27.20%) Finance
2 23 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 20 (5.67%) Banking
4 13 (3.68%) Retail
5 8 (2.27%) Publishing
6 6 (1.70%) Back Office
7 4 (1.13%) Billing
8 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.57%) Automotive
9 2 (0.57%) Electronics
9 2 (0.57%) Marketing
10 1 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.28%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (17.00%) XML
2 49 (13.88%) SOAP
3 32 (9.07%) Web Services
4 17 (4.82%) HTML
5 15 (4.25%) XML Messaging
6 11 (3.12%) Spring
7 10 (2.83%) .NET
8 7 (1.98%) Ajax
8 7 (1.98%) Hibernate
8 7 (1.98%) Java EE
8 7 (1.98%) JMS
8 7 (1.98%) REST
8 7 (1.98%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (1.70%) ASP.NET
9 6 (1.70%) CSS
10 4 (1.13%) Spring Boot
11 3 (0.85%) 802.1X
11 3 (0.85%) JSP
11 3 (0.85%) Node.js
11 3 (0.85%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.95%) Computer Science
2 19 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.83%) Equities
4 8 (2.27%) Smart Meter
5 7 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.70%) AS400
7 5 (1.42%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.42%) SCADA
8 4 (1.13%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.13%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.13%) PKI
9 3 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.57%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.57%) EPoS
10 2 (0.57%) User Experience
11 1 (0.28%) IVR
11 1 (0.28%) STB
11 1 (0.28%) Streaming Video
11 1 (0.28%) Telematics
11 1 (0.28%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 44 (12.46%) Unix
2 30 (8.50%) Windows
3 24 (6.80%) Linux
4 7 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.13%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.13%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.28%) Solaris
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (36.26%) Test Scripting
2 123 (34.84%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (24.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 48 (13.60%) Functional Testing
5 47 (13.31%) Regression Testing
6 43 (12.18%) Integration Testing
7 40 (11.33%) Test Planning
8 38 (10.76%) System Integration Testing
9 37 (10.48%) Scrum
10 35 (9.92%) Test Strategy
11 34 (9.63%) Defect Management
11 34 (9.63%) Software Testing
12 33 (9.35%) Performance Testing
13 30 (8.50%) Use Case
14 29 (8.22%) Validation
15 28 (7.93%) Waterfall
16 26 (7.37%) Continuous Integration
17 25 (7.08%) Test Management
18 24 (6.80%) Continuous Improvement
18 24 (6.80%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 100 (28.33%) SQL
2 70 (19.83%) Java
3 21 (5.95%) C#
4 17 (4.82%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.27%) Groovy
5 8 (2.27%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.13%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.13%) VBScript
7 2 (0.57%) AWK
7 2 (0.57%) Python
7 2 (0.57%) Scala
7 2 (0.57%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.57%) VB
7 2 (0.57%) VBA
8 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.28%) Perl
8 1 (0.28%) PHP
8 1 (0.28%) R
8 1 (0.28%) Ruby
8 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (26.91%) ISEB
1 95 (26.91%) ISTQB
2 62 (17.56%) Security Cleared
3 49 (13.88%) SC Cleared
4 46 (13.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 28 (7.93%) Degree
6 12 (3.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.13%) MCITP
9 3 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.57%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.28%) MCP
11 1 (0.28%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (17.28%) QA
2 2 (0.57%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.28%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 7 (1.98%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.13%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 54 (15.30%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.57%) SCCM
4 1 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.28%) SCOM
4 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 54 (15.30%) HP
2 37 (10.48%) Oracle
3 26 (7.37%) Microsoft
4 23 (6.52%) SAP
5 14 (3.97%) Talend
6 11 (3.12%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.98%) Rally
7 7 (1.98%) VMware
8 6 (1.70%) Cisco
9 5 (1.42%) Thunderhead
10 4 (1.13%) Intel Security
10 4 (1.13%) Temenos
11 3 (0.85%) webMethods
12 2 (0.57%) Guidewire
12 2 (0.57%) IBM
13 1 (0.28%) Cognos
13 1 (0.28%) hybris
13 1 (0.28%) NetApp
13 1 (0.28%) PeopleSoft
13 1 (0.28%) Teradata
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