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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 131 79 84
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 125 250 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.50% 2.53% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 2.67% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 167 105
Median daily rate £341 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £228 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.47% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £38.19 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £32.03
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -21.94%
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
7808 9352 8736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.78% 94.72% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4740 5623 4842
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 436 465
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 September 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 September 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
Surrey +3 27 £350 -6.66% 6
Berkshire +2 27 £325 -7.14% 4
Hampshire -43 21 £313 -4.14% 4
West Sussex -6 15 £315 +20.00% 1
East Sussex +9 12 £347 +28.42% 4
Buckinghamshire -21 8 £400 +36.17% 3
Oxfordshire -3 6 £358 - 4
Kent -3 4 £275 +37.50%
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 122 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (33.22%) Test Scripting
3 84 (27.36%) SQL
4 77 (25.08%) Java
5 76 (24.76%) ISTQB
6 70 (22.80%) Selenium
7 67 (21.82%) ISEB
8 65 (21.17%) Finance
9 64 (20.85%) QA
10 63 (20.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 62 (20.20%) JIRA
12 58 (18.89%) SoapUI
13 54 (17.59%) XML
14 50 (16.29%) Functional Testing
14 50 (16.29%) Security Cleared
15 44 (14.33%) HP Quality Center
16 43 (14.01%) SOAP
16 43 (14.01%) Regression Testing
17 41 (13.36%) SC Cleared
18 38 (12.38%) Performance Testing
18 38 (12.38%) Test Planning
18 38 (12.38%) HP
19 37 (12.05%) Web Services
19 37 (12.05%) WebDriver
20 35 (11.40%) Jenkins
21 34 (11.07%) Confluence
21 34 (11.07%) BDD
21 34 (11.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 34 (11.07%) System Integration Testing
21 34 (11.07%) C#

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 34 (11.07%) Confluence
2 12 (3.91%) IIS
3 7 (2.28%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.30%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.98%) Apache Solr
5 3 (0.98%) CMS
6 2 (0.65%) Apache
6 2 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.65%) JBoss
7 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.26%) MS Office
3 4 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (4.23%) Sonata
2 4 (1.30%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.98%) Maximo
3 3 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.65%) Lorenzo
4 2 (0.65%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.65%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.33%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.98%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.33%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.33%) GitHub
4 1 (0.33%) Office 365
4 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.28%) Internet
2 5 (1.63%) Unified Communications
3 4 (1.30%) IP Telephony
3 4 (1.30%) LAN
3 4 (1.30%) WAN
4 1 (0.33%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.33%) DNS
4 1 (0.33%) DVB
4 1 (0.33%) GSM
4 1 (0.33%) ISUP
4 1 (0.33%) SCCP
4 1 (0.33%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (0.33%) SS7
4 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.33%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.30%) MongoDB
2 4 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.33%) GIS
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.33%) Power BI
4 1 (0.33%) QlikView
4 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 70 (22.80%) Selenium
2 62 (20.20%) JIRA
3 58 (18.89%) SoapUI
4 37 (12.05%) WebDriver
5 35 (11.40%) Jenkins
6 32 (10.42%) Cucumber
7 31 (10.10%) Maven
8 30 (9.77%) JUnit
9 16 (5.21%) SpecFlow
10 15 (4.89%) Hudson
10 15 (4.89%) JMeter
11 14 (4.56%) HP UFT
11 14 (4.56%) Talend Open Studio
12 12 (3.91%) Ant
12 12 (3.91%) Gradle
12 12 (3.91%) jMock
13 9 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (1.95%) Gatling
14 6 (1.95%) IntelliJ
15 5 (1.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 65 (21.17%) Finance
2 18 (5.86%) Banking
3 12 (3.91%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.26%) Publishing
5 9 (2.93%) Retail
6 6 (1.95%) Back Office
7 5 (1.63%) Billing
8 2 (0.65%) Electronics
8 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.65%) Marketing
9 1 (0.33%) Automotive
9 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.33%) French Language
9 1 (0.33%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (17.59%) XML
2 43 (14.01%) SOAP
3 37 (12.05%) Web Services
4 27 (8.79%) .NET
5 16 (5.21%) Spring
6 13 (4.23%) REST
7 12 (3.91%) Ajax
7 12 (3.91%) Hibernate
7 12 (3.91%) Java EE
7 12 (3.91%) JMS
7 12 (3.91%) WebSphere MQ
8 11 (3.58%) HTML
9 7 (2.28%) XML Messaging
10 6 (1.95%) ASP.NET
11 5 (1.63%) RESTful
12 4 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (1.30%) Spring Boot
13 3 (0.98%) Node.js
13 3 (0.98%) PostGIS
13 3 (0.98%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.47%) Computer Science
2 20 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (3.26%) Equities
5 4 (1.30%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.30%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.98%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.98%) NHS
6 3 (0.98%) PKI
6 3 (0.98%) SCADA
6 3 (0.98%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.65%) AS400
7 2 (0.65%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.65%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.65%) User Experience
8 1 (0.33%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.33%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.33%) iPhone
8 1 (0.33%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (10.42%) Unix
2 28 (9.12%) Windows
3 16 (5.21%) Linux
4 5 (1.63%) Windows 7
4 5 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.30%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.65%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.33%) AIX
8 1 (0.33%) Android
8 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (33.22%) Test Scripting
3 63 (20.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 50 (16.29%) Functional Testing
5 43 (14.01%) Regression Testing
6 38 (12.38%) Performance Testing
6 38 (12.38%) Test Planning
7 34 (11.07%) BDD
7 34 (11.07%) Scrum
7 34 (11.07%) System Integration Testing
8 32 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (10.42%) Integration Testing
9 30 (9.77%) Continuous Improvement
10 29 (9.45%) Validation
11 28 (9.12%) Software Testing
12 26 (8.47%) Defect Management
12 26 (8.47%) TDD
12 26 (8.47%) Test Automation
13 25 (8.14%) Manual Testing
14 23 (7.49%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 84 (27.36%) SQL
2 77 (25.08%) Java
3 34 (11.07%) C#
4 17 (5.54%) JavaScript
5 14 (4.56%) Groovy
6 5 (1.63%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.30%) VBScript
8 3 (0.98%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.65%) F#
9 2 (0.65%) Python
9 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.65%) VB
9 2 (0.65%) VBA
10 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.33%) PHP
10 1 (0.33%) R
10 1 (0.33%) RPG
10 1 (0.33%) Ruby
10 1 (0.33%) Scala
10 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 76 (24.76%) ISTQB
2 67 (21.82%) ISEB
3 50 (16.29%) Security Cleared
4 41 (13.36%) SC Cleared
5 34 (11.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 29 (9.45%) Degree
7 9 (2.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.63%) MCITP
10 4 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.98%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.65%) MCSE
13 1 (0.33%) MCP
13 1 (0.33%) MCSA
13 1 (0.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (20.85%) QA
2 1 (0.33%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (2.28%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.65%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 44 (14.33%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.65%) SCCM
4 1 (0.33%) Netcool
4 1 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.33%) SCOM
4 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (12.38%) HP
2 24 (7.82%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.82%) Oracle
3 17 (5.54%) SAP
4 16 (5.21%) Atlassian
5 14 (4.56%) Talend
6 12 (3.91%) Rally
7 6 (1.95%) Cisco
8 5 (1.63%) Thunderhead
8 5 (1.63%) VMware
9 4 (1.30%) webMethods
10 3 (0.98%) Intel Security
11 2 (0.65%) Temenos
11 2 (0.65%) T-Plan
12 1 (0.33%) Citrix
12 1 (0.33%) Guidewire
12 1 (0.33%) hybris
12 1 (0.33%) NetApp
12 1 (0.33%) Remedy
12 1 (0.33%) Veritas
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