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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Analyst
Rank 619 594 587
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 25 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.053% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.056% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 15
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £355 £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £320 £279
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 - £30.00

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
50844 52173 51273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.70% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33234 32322 31697
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2070 2148
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 30 May 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 28 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 30 May 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 +5 24 £325 - 20
London +6 10 £338 +3.84% 1
West Midlands -12 5 £350 +40.00% 2
South East -16 5 £360 +1.40% 5
East of England +10 3 £280 -6.66%
Reading -12 3 £360 +1.40%
Berkshire -12 3 £360 +1.40%
Shropshire - 2 - -
Telford - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +10 1 £275 -14.06% 1
Oxfordshire 0 1 £290 -
Essex -3 1 £250 -
Scotland -16 1 - - 3
Bedfordshire - 1 £310 -
Fife - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £188 - 6
Birmingham - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 £350 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Worcester - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £188 - 1
Bromley - 1 - -
Teddington - 1 £275 -
Dunfermline - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 £188 - 1
Banbury - 1 £290 -

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 34 (58.62%) ISTQB
1 34 (58.62%) ISEB
2 33 (56.90%) SQL
3 24 (41.38%) Test Scripting
4 22 (37.93%) SQL Server
5 21 (36.21%) Microsoft
5 21 (36.21%) Finance
6 20 (34.48%) Oracle
7 19 (32.76%) MS Office
7 19 (32.76%) HP Quality Center
7 19 (32.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 18 (31.03%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (29.31%) SharePoint
9 17 (29.31%) HP
9 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (27.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 16 (27.59%) IBM
10 16 (27.59%) Cognos
10 16 (27.59%) Toad
11 14 (24.14%) Integration Testing
12 12 (20.69%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (20.69%) System Integration Testing
13 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
13 11 (18.97%) Manual Testing
14 9 (15.52%) Data Protection
14 9 (15.52%) Software Testing
14 9 (15.52%) Windows
14 9 (15.52%) C#
15 8 (13.79%) Scrum
15 8 (13.79%) Selenium

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 17 (29.31%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.45%) Confluence
3 1 (1.72%) CMS
3 1 (1.72%) Drupal
3 1 (1.72%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (32.76%) MS Office
2 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (27.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.72%) OpenCart
2 1 (1.72%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Internet
1 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.72%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 12 (20.69%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.17%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 3 (5.17%) Cognos Report Studio
3 3 (5.17%) RDBMS
3 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.45%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.45%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.72%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.72%) MySQL
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.72%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 16 (27.59%) Toad
2 8 (13.79%) Selenium
3 6 (10.34%) SpecFlow
3 6 (10.34%) WebDriver
4 4 (6.90%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.45%) JIRA
6 1 (1.72%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.72%) JMeter
6 1 (1.72%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.72%) QARun
6 1 (1.72%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.72%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.72%) WinRunner
General
1 21 (36.21%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Retail
3 2 (3.45%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.72%) Advertising
4 1 (1.72%) Electronics
4 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.72%) Games
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
4 1 (1.72%) Marketing
4 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) .NET
2 3 (5.17%) CSS
2 3 (5.17%) HTML
3 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.45%) WinForms
4 1 (1.72%) Ajax
4 1 (1.72%) COM
4 1 (1.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) Reference Data
2 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.72%) Data Conversion
2 1 (1.72%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.72%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.52%) Windows
2 4 (6.90%) Unix
3 3 (5.17%) Linux
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (41.38%) Test Scripting
2 18 (31.03%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (24.14%) Integration Testing
5 12 (20.69%) System Integration Testing
6 11 (18.97%) Manual Testing
7 9 (15.52%) Data Protection
7 9 (15.52%) Software Testing
8 8 (13.79%) Scrum
9 7 (12.07%) Functional Testing
10 6 (10.34%) Test Planning
10 6 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (10.34%) Web Testing
11 5 (8.62%) BDD
12 4 (6.90%) Automated Testing
12 4 (6.90%) Non-Functional Testing
12 4 (6.90%) Regression Testing
12 4 (6.90%) Test Automation
13 3 (5.17%) ETL
13 3 (5.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 33 (56.90%) SQL
2 9 (15.52%) C#
3 5 (8.62%) Java
4 4 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.17%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.72%) PHP
6 1 (1.72%) Ruby
6 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.72%) VB
6 1 (1.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (58.62%) ISEB
1 34 (58.62%) ISTQB
2 19 (32.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
4 8 (13.79%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) Degree
5 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (32.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (36.21%) Microsoft
2 20 (34.48%) Oracle
3 17 (29.31%) HP
4 16 (27.59%) Cognos
4 16 (27.59%) IBM
5 3 (5.17%) SAP
6 2 (3.45%) Cloudera
6 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.72%) Telerik
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