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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 103 79 73
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 181 241 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.05% 2.55% 2.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 2.69% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 155 135
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 £226 £253 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £400 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.81% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £31.16
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -11.75%
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
8361 8966 8653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.83% 95.01% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4992 5118 4689
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 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 430 444
Median hourly rate £19.22 £16.14 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.06% -5.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -43 37 £325 +3.17% 4
Oxfordshire +33 24 £400 +51.65%
Buckinghamshire +1 24 £285 -10.93% 4
Berkshire -29 22 £358 +2.14% 5
Surrey -22 20 £390 +4.00% 10
Kent +15 18 £210 -21.86%
West Sussex -12 12 £325 +4.00% 2
East Sussex +16 8 £350 +7.69% 1
Middlesex -6 2 £323 +8.86%
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 126 (35.69%) Test Scripting
2 118 (33.43%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (30.59%) Finance
4 100 (28.33%) SQL
5 97 (27.48%) ISEB
6 89 (25.21%) ISTQB
7 85 (24.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 66 (18.70%) Java
9 57 (16.15%) QA
9 57 (16.15%) Security Cleared
10 53 (15.01%) Functional Testing
10 53 (15.01%) XML
11 52 (14.73%) HP
12 51 (14.45%) HP Quality Center
13 50 (14.16%) SoapUI
14 47 (13.31%) Selenium
15 45 (12.75%) JIRA
16 44 (12.46%) Regression Testing
16 44 (12.46%) SC Cleared
16 44 (12.46%) Integration Testing
17 42 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 41 (11.61%) SOAP
18 41 (11.61%) Software Testing
19 40 (11.33%) Unix
20 39 (11.05%) Oracle
20 39 (11.05%) Scrum
21 38 (10.76%) Test Strategy
22 37 (10.48%) System Integration Testing
23 36 (10.20%) Defect Management
24 35 (9.92%) Test Planning

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 24 (6.80%) Confluence
2 9 (2.55%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.98%) IIS
4 5 (1.42%) JBoss
5 4 (1.13%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.85%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.57%) Apache
8 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.28%) CMS
8 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (4.53%) MS Excel
1 16 (4.53%) MS Office
2 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.70%) Sonata
2 5 (1.42%) SAP FI
3 4 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.13%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.85%) Maximo
5 2 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.28%) Magento
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.28%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.28%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.28%) FinancialForce.com
3 1 (0.28%) GitHub
3 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.13%) DNS
1 4 (1.13%) IP Telephony
1 4 (1.13%) LAN
1 4 (1.13%) WAN
2 3 (0.85%) 802.15
2 3 (0.85%) H.323
2 3 (0.85%) Internet
2 3 (0.85%) IPv6
2 3 (0.85%) Telepresence
2 3 (0.85%) ZigBee
3 2 (0.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.57%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.57%) WebEx
4 1 (0.28%) ISUP
4 1 (0.28%) SCCP
4 1 (0.28%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (0.28%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.25%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.55%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.13%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.13%) SAP BW
4 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.85%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.85%) DB2
5 3 (0.85%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.57%) GIS
6 2 (0.57%) SAP BI
6 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.28%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.28%) MySQL
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.28%) Power BI
7 1 (0.28%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 50 (14.16%) SoapUI
2 47 (13.31%) Selenium
3 45 (12.75%) JIRA
4 24 (6.80%) Cucumber
5 21 (5.95%) HP UFT
5 21 (5.95%) Jenkins
5 21 (5.95%) Maven
5 21 (5.95%) WebDriver
6 20 (5.67%) JUnit
7 18 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (4.25%) JMeter
9 10 (2.83%) Talend Open Studio
10 7 (1.98%) Ant
10 7 (1.98%) Gradle
10 7 (1.98%) Hudson
10 7 (1.98%) jMock
11 6 (1.70%) LoadRunner
11 6 (1.70%) SpecFlow
12 5 (1.42%) Gatling
12 5 (1.42%) TestDirector
General
1 108 (30.59%) Finance
2 25 (7.08%) Telecoms
3 21 (5.95%) Banking
4 14 (3.97%) Retail
5 6 (1.70%) Publishing
6 5 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.13%) Back Office
7 4 (1.13%) Billing
7 4 (1.13%) Electronics
7 4 (1.13%) Marketing
8 2 (0.57%) Automotive
9 1 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.28%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) Military
9 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (15.01%) XML
2 41 (11.61%) SOAP
3 26 (7.37%) Web Services
4 16 (4.53%) XML Messaging
5 15 (4.25%) HTML
6 10 (2.83%) .NET
6 10 (2.83%) Spring
7 7 (1.98%) Ajax
7 7 (1.98%) Hibernate
7 7 (1.98%) Java EE
7 7 (1.98%) JMS
7 7 (1.98%) REST
7 7 (1.98%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (1.70%) CSS
9 5 (1.42%) ASP.NET
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 18 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.82%) Computer Science
3 9 (2.55%) AS400
4 8 (2.27%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.98%) Equities
5 7 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (1.98%) Smart Meter
6 5 (1.42%) SCADA
7 4 (1.13%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.13%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.13%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (1.13%) PKI
8 3 (0.85%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.57%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.57%) EPoS
9 2 (0.57%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.57%) User Experience
10 1 (0.28%) CCTV
10 1 (0.28%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.28%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 40 (11.33%) Unix
2 31 (8.78%) Windows
3 27 (7.65%) 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 3 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.28%) Android
8 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.28%) Solaris
8 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (35.69%) Test Scripting
2 118 (33.43%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (24.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 53 (15.01%) Functional Testing
5 44 (12.46%) Integration Testing
5 44 (12.46%) Regression Testing
6 41 (11.61%) Software Testing
7 39 (11.05%) Scrum
8 38 (10.76%) Test Strategy
9 37 (10.48%) System Integration Testing
10 36 (10.20%) Defect Management
11 35 (9.92%) Test Planning
12 32 (9.07%) Performance Testing
13 29 (8.22%) Use Case
14 28 (7.93%) Test Management
15 27 (7.65%) SDLC
15 27 (7.65%) Waterfall
16 26 (7.37%) Non-Functional Testing
17 24 (6.80%) Migration
17 24 (6.80%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 100 (28.33%) SQL
2 66 (18.70%) Java
3 19 (5.38%) C#
4 16 (4.53%) JavaScript
5 12 (3.40%) PL/SQL
6 7 (1.98%) Groovy
7 4 (1.13%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.13%) VB
7 4 (1.13%) VBScript
8 3 (0.85%) Python
8 3 (0.85%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.57%) AWK
9 2 (0.57%) C
9 2 (0.57%) Scala
10 1 (0.28%) Perl
10 1 (0.28%) PHP
10 1 (0.28%) R
10 1 (0.28%) Ruby
10 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 97 (27.48%) ISEB
2 89 (25.21%) ISTQB
3 57 (16.15%) Security Cleared
4 44 (12.46%) SC Cleared
5 42 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 24 (6.80%) Degree
7 11 (3.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.13%) MCITP
10 3 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.28%) MCP
11 1 (0.28%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (16.15%) QA
2 3 (0.85%) FedRAMP
3 2 (0.57%) ISO22301
System Software
1 7 (1.98%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.13%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 51 (14.45%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.57%) SCCM
4 1 (0.28%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.28%) SCOM
4 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (14.73%) HP
2 39 (11.05%) Oracle
3 25 (7.08%) SAP
4 24 (6.80%) Microsoft
5 11 (3.12%) Atlassian
6 10 (2.83%) Talend
6 10 (2.83%) VMware
7 7 (1.98%) Rally
8 6 (1.70%) Cisco
9 4 (1.13%) Intel Security
9 4 (1.13%) Temenos
10 2 (0.57%) hybris
10 2 (0.57%) IBM
10 2 (0.57%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.57%) Teradata
10 2 (0.57%) webMethods
11 1 (0.28%) Cognos
11 1 (0.28%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.28%) Remedy
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