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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Analyst
Rank 617 626 612
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 22 31 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.053% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.056% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 26
Median daily rate £350 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £263 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £394 £319
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £300 £240
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £39.37 - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.37 - £26.00

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
50509 55363 53299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.95% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32914 35215 32203
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1615 2084 2078
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 28 August 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 25 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 28 August 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 -7 19 £350 +16.66% 19
London -2 9 £350 +7.69% 2
South East 0 5 £355 +18.33% 6
Wales +25 3 £363 -
South Wales - 3 £363 -
East of England +19 2 £123 -51.00% 1
North West +10 2 £350 - 4
Berkshire +9 2 £348 -0.71%
Reading +12 1 £340 +8.80%
Buckinghamshire +10 1 - -
Surrey +5 1 £425 - 1
Manchester 0 1 - - 3
West Midlands -29 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £123 -
Cheshire - 1 £350 -
Hampshire - 1 - - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 £123 -
Guildford - 1 £425 -
City of London - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Bridgend - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £300 -
Newport - 1 £425 -

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 26 (52.00%) Test Scripting
2 21 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.00%) SQL
3 19 (38.00%) ISEB
4 17 (34.00%) ISTQB
4 17 (34.00%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (26.00%) HP
6 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
6 12 (24.00%) Finance
7 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
8 10 (20.00%) Selenium
9 9 (18.00%) Software Testing
9 9 (18.00%) Oracle
9 9 (18.00%) Functional Testing
9 9 (18.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (16.00%) Test Planning
10 8 (16.00%) Test Automation
10 8 (16.00%) MS Office
10 8 (16.00%) SharePoint
10 8 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (16.00%) Scrum
10 8 (16.00%) Regression Testing
10 8 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (16.00%) QA
10 8 (16.00%) Integration Testing
11 7 (14.00%) Automated Testing
11 7 (14.00%) Windows
11 7 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (12.00%) CRM
12 6 (12.00%) Cognos

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 8 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.00%) Confluence
3 1 (2.00%) CMS
3 1 (2.00%) Drupal
3 1 (2.00%) Joomla!
3 1 (2.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (16.00%) MS Office
2 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.00%) OpenCart
2 1 (2.00%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Internet
1 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.00%) MQTT
2 1 (2.00%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 2 (4.00%) Cognos Report Studio
3 2 (4.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.00%) Pentaho
3 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) Selenium
2 6 (12.00%) JIRA
2 6 (12.00%) Toad
3 5 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (10.00%) SpecFlow
3 5 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (6.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.00%) QARun
5 1 (2.00%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.00%) WinRunner
5 1 (2.00%) Zephyr
General
1 12 (24.00%) 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%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.00%) Games
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) .NET
2 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.00%) CSS
2 3 (6.00%) HTML
2 3 (6.00%) SOAP
3 2 (4.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.00%) Ajax
4 1 (2.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.00%) JSON
4 1 (2.00%) Kafka
4 1 (2.00%) Node.js
4 1 (2.00%) Protocol Buffers
4 1 (2.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.00%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.00%) Unix
2 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (52.00%) Test Scripting
2 21 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.00%) Functional Testing
3 9 (18.00%) Software Testing
4 8 (16.00%) Integration Testing
4 8 (16.00%) Regression Testing
4 8 (16.00%) Scrum
4 8 (16.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (16.00%) Test Planning
4 8 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (14.00%) Automated Testing
5 7 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (12.00%) BDD
6 6 (12.00%) CRM
6 6 (12.00%) Data Protection
6 6 (12.00%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (12.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 6 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.00%) SQL
2 6 (12.00%) C#
2 6 (12.00%) Java
3 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) PHP
5 1 (2.00%) Python
5 1 (2.00%) VB
5 1 (2.00%) VBA
5 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (38.00%) ISEB
2 17 (34.00%) ISTQB
3 9 (18.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.00%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.00%) Degree
6 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.00%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (34.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (26.00%) HP
2 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (18.00%) Oracle
4 6 (12.00%) Cognos
4 6 (12.00%) IBM
5 4 (8.00%) Siebel
6 2 (4.00%) Cloudera
6 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.00%) SAP
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