The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Software Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Analyst
Rank 623 629 608
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 30 34 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.059% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.062% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 24
Median daily rate £325 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £225 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £374 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £240
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.69 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.69 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Software Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Software Test Analyst in the job title.

Software Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Test Analyst within the UK.

Software Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Software Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Test Analyst within the UK.

Software Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England +9 25 £325 +7.88% 19
South East +14 7 £275 -8.33% 4
London -5 7 £370 +5.71% 2
North West +13 5 £350 - 4
Hampshire +10 5 £275 - 2
West Midlands -31 3 £325 +7.88% 2
Wales - 3 £363 - 1
South Wales - 3 £363 - 1
Scotland +15 2 £200 -11.11%
Edinburgh +14 2 £200 -11.11%
Manchester 0 2 - - 2
Winchester - 2 - -
Portsmouth - 2 £275 -
East of England - 2 - - 3
Reading +19 1 - -
City of London +12 1 - - 1
Surrey +7 1 £425 - 1
Berkshire -2 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £350 -
Newport - 1 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - - 3
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Swindon - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £425 -
Ipswich - 1 - - 2
Bridgend - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £300 - 1

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, Software 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 featuring Software Test Analyst in the job title.

1 28 (56.00%) Test Scripting
1 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.00%) Selenium
3 13 (26.00%) SQL
3 13 (26.00%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (22.00%) Java
4 11 (22.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 10 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 10 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 9 (18.00%) BDD
6 9 (18.00%) Software Testing
6 9 (18.00%) QA
6 9 (18.00%) CRM
6 9 (18.00%) Finance
6 9 (18.00%) HP
6 9 (18.00%) ISEB
7 8 (16.00%) Regression Testing
7 8 (16.00%) Scrum
7 8 (16.00%) System Testing
7 8 (16.00%) Test Automation
7 8 (16.00%) Functional Testing
7 8 (16.00%) Test Planning
8 7 (14.00%) SDLC
8 7 (14.00%) Defect Tracking
8 7 (14.00%) JIRA
9 6 (12.00%) Data Protection
9 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
9 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (12.00%) C#

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 3 (6.00%) Confluence
1 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.00%) Drupal
2 1 (2.00%) Joomla!
2 1 (2.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.00%) OpenCart
2 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.00%) MQTT
2 1 (2.00%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.00%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 16 (32.00%) Selenium
2 10 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 10 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 7 (14.00%) JIRA
4 5 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 5 (10.00%) SpecFlow
5 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (6.00%) Toad
6 2 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (4.00%) Eclipse
6 2 (4.00%) IntelliJ
6 2 (4.00%) JUnit
6 2 (4.00%) NetBeans
6 2 (4.00%) Robot Framework
6 2 (4.00%) TestNG
7 1 (2.00%) ClearCase
7 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.00%) QARun
7 1 (2.00%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (18.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Banking
2 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.00%) Retail
3 2 (4.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Electronics
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Publishing
4 1 (2.00%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) SOAP
2 4 (8.00%) .NET
3 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.00%) Web Services
4 2 (4.00%) CSS
4 2 (4.00%) HTML
4 2 (4.00%) REST
4 2 (4.00%) XML
5 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.00%) JSON
5 1 (2.00%) Kafka
5 1 (2.00%) Node.js
5 1 (2.00%) Protocol Buffers
5 1 (2.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
1 28 (56.00%) Test Scripting
2 11 (22.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 9 (18.00%) BDD
4 9 (18.00%) CRM
4 9 (18.00%) Software Testing
5 8 (16.00%) Functional Testing
5 8 (16.00%) Regression Testing
5 8 (16.00%) Scrum
5 8 (16.00%) System Testing
5 8 (16.00%) Test Automation
5 8 (16.00%) Test Planning
6 7 (14.00%) Defect Tracking
6 7 (14.00%) SDLC
7 6 (12.00%) Data Protection
7 6 (12.00%) Waterfall
8 5 (10.00%) Integration Testing
8 5 (10.00%) TDD
9 4 (8.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.00%) SQL
2 11 (22.00%) Java
3 6 (12.00%) C#
4 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.00%) C
6 1 (2.00%) PHP
6 1 (2.00%) Python
6 1 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) ISEB
2 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.00%) SDET
Systems Management
1 13 (26.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) HP
2 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.00%) Siebel
4 3 (6.00%) Oracle
5 2 (4.00%) T-Plan
6 1 (2.00%) Cognos
6 1 (2.00%) IBM
6 1 (2.00%) SAP
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