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 1 March 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
England / South East
Rank 141 90 98
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 104 201 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.37% 2.27% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 2.40% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 161 132
Median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.24% +0.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £425 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £185.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +448.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-35.38% +23.80%

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
7139 8377 9227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.74% 94.57% 94.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4145 5110 4910
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 378 441
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +11.76%

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 1 March 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 1 March 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 +1 34 £325 -5.10% 3
Berkshire +14 24 £315 -7.35% 3
Surrey 0 14 £403 +0.62% 13
Buckinghamshire -23 14 £325 +8.33% 2
West Sussex -17 4 £438 +46.44% 3
Oxfordshire -26 3 £300 -20.00% 4
Middlesex - 2 £300 -
East Sussex +3 1 - - 1
Kent -18 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 March 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 87 (36.10%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (32.78%) Selenium
3 67 (27.80%) SQL
4 57 (23.65%) Test Scripting
5 52 (21.58%) ISTQB
6 44 (18.26%) Java
6 44 (18.26%) HP
7 42 (17.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 42 (17.43%) JIRA
8 41 (17.01%) C#
8 41 (17.01%) Security Cleared
9 39 (16.18%) BDD
10 38 (15.77%) Oracle
10 38 (15.77%) ISEB
11 35 (14.52%) Regression Testing
11 35 (14.52%) Test Automation
11 35 (14.52%) HP Quality Center
12 34 (14.11%) WebDriver
12 34 (14.11%) XML
13 33 (13.69%) Finance
13 33 (13.69%) SC Cleared
14 32 (13.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 32 (13.28%) Integration Testing
15 31 (12.86%) QA
16 30 (12.45%) Test Management
16 30 (12.45%) Defect Management
16 30 (12.45%) Cucumber
17 28 (11.62%) System Integration Testing
17 28 (11.62%) Automated Testing
17 28 (11.62%) Windows

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 9 (3.73%) Confluence
2 5 (2.07%) JBoss
2 5 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.83%) CMS
3 2 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (0.83%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.41%) Drupal
4 1 (0.41%) IIS
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (4.56%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.90%) MS Office
3 2 (0.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (3.73%) Oracle Applications
1 9 (3.73%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.66%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.24%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.83%) Lorenzo
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.41%) Maximo
5 1 (0.41%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.41%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.24%) Office 365
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.83%) SaaS
3 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.81%) LTE
2 13 (5.39%) Wireless
3 12 (4.98%) 4G
4 3 (1.24%) HTTP
4 3 (1.24%) Internet
5 2 (0.83%) BGP
5 2 (0.83%) DMVPN
5 2 (0.83%) HSRP
5 2 (0.83%) LAN
5 2 (0.83%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.83%) VLAN
5 2 (0.83%) WinSCP
5 2 (0.83%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.41%) CHAP
6 1 (0.41%) DVB
6 1 (0.41%) Firewall
6 1 (0.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.66%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.83%) HeidiSQL
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.41%) Big Data
5 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.41%) MySQL
5 1 (0.41%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 79 (32.78%) Selenium
2 42 (17.43%) JIRA
3 34 (14.11%) WebDriver
4 30 (12.45%) Cucumber
5 25 (10.37%) SoapUI
6 16 (6.64%) Git (software)
7 15 (6.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (5.39%) SpecFlow
9 12 (4.98%) Jenkins
10 10 (4.15%) JMeter
11 8 (3.32%) LoadRunner
11 8 (3.32%) Subversion
12 7 (2.90%) Bugzilla
12 7 (2.90%) HP UFT
13 6 (2.49%) NUnit
13 6 (2.49%) Visual Studio
14 5 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (2.07%) NeoLoad
15 4 (1.66%) Appium
15 4 (1.66%) JBehave
General
1 33 (13.69%) Finance
2 23 (9.54%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.32%) Retail
4 4 (1.66%) Banking
4 4 (1.66%) Publishing
5 3 (1.24%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.83%) Billing
6 2 (0.83%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Games
7 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (14.11%) XML
2 27 (11.20%) SOAP
3 25 (10.37%) .NET
4 12 (4.98%) Web Services
5 9 (3.73%) RESTful
6 7 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (2.90%) REST
7 6 (2.49%) Middleware
8 5 (2.07%) XML Messaging
9 4 (1.66%) Gherkin
9 4 (1.66%) JSON
10 3 (1.24%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (0.83%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.83%) Ajax
11 2 (0.83%) Behat
11 2 (0.83%) Spring
12 1 (0.41%) AngularJS
12 1 (0.41%) Hibernate
12 1 (0.41%) Java EE
12 1 (0.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.56%) Smart Meter
3 7 (2.90%) User Experience
4 5 (2.07%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.24%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.83%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.83%) NHS
6 2 (0.83%) STB
6 2 (0.83%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.41%) CCTV
7 1 (0.41%) Clustering
7 1 (0.41%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.41%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.41%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.41%) IPTV
7 1 (0.41%) MPEG
7 1 (0.41%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.41%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.62%) Windows
2 16 (6.64%) Unix
3 15 (6.22%) Linux
4 8 (3.32%) Android
4 8 (3.32%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.41%) AIX
8 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (36.10%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (23.65%) Test Scripting
3 42 (17.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 39 (16.18%) BDD
5 35 (14.52%) Regression Testing
5 35 (14.52%) Test Automation
6 32 (13.28%) Integration Testing
7 30 (12.45%) Defect Management
7 30 (12.45%) Test Management
8 28 (11.62%) Automated Testing
8 28 (11.62%) System Integration Testing
9 27 (11.20%) Functional Testing
10 25 (10.37%) TDD
11 24 (9.96%) Manual Testing
11 24 (9.96%) Scrum
12 22 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (7.88%) SDLC
13 19 (7.88%) Test Strategy
14 16 (6.64%) Non-Functional Testing
14 16 (6.64%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (27.80%) SQL
2 44 (18.26%) Java
3 41 (17.01%) C#
4 11 (4.56%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.90%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.49%) F#
6 6 (2.49%) Ruby
7 5 (2.07%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.24%) C++
8 3 (1.24%) Groovy
8 3 (1.24%) Python
9 2 (0.83%) C
9 2 (0.83%) PHP
9 2 (0.83%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.83%) VB
10 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 52 (21.58%) ISTQB
2 41 (17.01%) Security Cleared
3 38 (15.77%) ISEB
4 33 (13.69%) SC Cleared
5 32 (13.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.66%) Degree
6 4 (1.66%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.41%) MCITP
8 1 (0.41%) MCSA
8 1 (0.41%) MCSE
8 1 (0.41%) MCTS
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (12.86%) QA
2 2 (0.83%) HL7
3 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.41%) SEPA
3 1 (0.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.41%) WAI
3 1 (0.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.07%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.66%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.41%) Docker
5 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 35 (14.52%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.07%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.41%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.41%) Netcool
4 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (18.26%) HP
2 38 (15.77%) Oracle
3 25 (10.37%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.15%) SAP
4 10 (4.15%) VMware
5 5 (2.07%) Citrix
5 5 (2.07%) Intel Security
6 4 (1.66%) IBM
7 3 (1.24%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.24%) Nimble Storage
7 3 (1.24%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.24%) webMethods
8 2 (0.83%) Capita
8 2 (0.83%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.83%) Splunk
8 2 (0.83%) Talend
8 2 (0.83%) T-Plan
9 1 (0.41%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.41%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.41%) New Relic
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