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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Analyst
Rank 597 614 621
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 30 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.042% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.044% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 18
Median daily rate £310 £300 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £203 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £354 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £300 £230
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +30.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £44.00 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+120.00% -

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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 27 £311 +3.75% 23
South East +16 8 £275 -16.66% 5
West Midlands -13 6 £325 - 1
Hampshire +22 5 £275 - 2
London -1 4 £320 -20.00% 2
Edinburgh +21 3 £200 -11.11%
Scotland +10 3 £200 -11.11%
South West +10 3 £353 - 7
North West +8 3 £350 +55.55% 4
Berkshire +10 2 £345 -4.16% 1
East of England +9 2 £300 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £425 - 2
Coventry - 2 £288 -
Swindon - 2 £425 - 2
Portsmouth - 2 £275 -
Winchester - 2 - -
Somerset +25 1 £280 -
Milton Keynes +12 1 £275 -8.33%
Buckinghamshire +11 1 £275 -8.33%
City of London +4 1 £320 -20.00% 2
Manchester +3 1 - - 4
Ipswich +1 1 - -
Suffolk -2 1 - -
East Midlands -7 1 £310 +3.33%
Staffordshire -7 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £300 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £310 -
Reading - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 £300 -

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 29 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (52.83%) Test Scripting
3 17 (32.08%) Selenium
4 15 (28.30%) QA
5 13 (24.53%) Java
6 12 (22.64%) Software Testing
6 12 (22.64%) Cucumber
7 11 (20.75%) Automated Testing
8 10 (18.87%) CRM
9 9 (16.98%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (16.98%) BDD
9 9 (16.98%) Test Automation
9 9 (16.98%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (16.98%) WebDriver
9 9 (16.98%) SDLC
10 8 (15.09%) TDD
10 8 (15.09%) SQL
10 8 (15.09%) Regression Testing
10 8 (15.09%) Finance
10 8 (15.09%) ISEB
11 7 (13.21%) Scrum
11 7 (13.21%) SOAP
11 7 (13.21%) HP
11 7 (13.21%) JIRA
11 7 (13.21%) Performance Testing
11 7 (13.21%) Integration Testing
11 7 (13.21%) System Testing
11 7 (13.21%) SoapUI
11 7 (13.21%) Functional Testing
11 7 (13.21%) Defect Tracking

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 (5.66%) Confluence
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) HTTP
1 1 (1.89%) Internet
1 1 (1.89%) MQTT
1 1 (1.89%) RTSP
1 1 (1.89%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.89%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 17 (32.08%) Selenium
2 12 (22.64%) Cucumber
3 9 (16.98%) WebDriver
4 7 (13.21%) JIRA
4 7 (13.21%) SoapUI
5 5 (9.43%) SpecFlow
5 5 (9.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (5.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (5.66%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.77%) IntelliJ
7 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.77%) JMeter
7 2 (3.77%) JUnit
7 2 (3.77%) NetBeans
7 2 (3.77%) Robot Framework
7 2 (3.77%) TestNG
7 2 (3.77%) Toad
8 1 (1.89%) Appium
8 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.89%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Publishing
3 1 (1.89%) Back Office
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) SOAP
2 3 (5.66%) .NET
2 3 (5.66%) Web Services
3 2 (3.77%) REST
3 2 (3.77%) XML
4 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.89%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.89%) HTML
4 1 (1.89%) JSON
4 1 (1.89%) Kafka
4 1 (1.89%) Node.js
4 1 (1.89%) Protocol Buffers
4 1 (1.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.89%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) Linux
2 1 (1.89%) Unix
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (52.83%) Test Scripting
3 12 (22.64%) Software Testing
4 11 (20.75%) Automated Testing
5 10 (18.87%) CRM
6 9 (16.98%) BDD
6 9 (16.98%) SDLC
6 9 (16.98%) Test Automation
6 9 (16.98%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (15.09%) Regression Testing
7 8 (15.09%) TDD
8 7 (13.21%) Defect Tracking
8 7 (13.21%) Functional Testing
8 7 (13.21%) Integration Testing
8 7 (13.21%) Performance Testing
8 7 (13.21%) Scrum
8 7 (13.21%) System Testing
8 7 (13.21%) Test Planning
9 6 (11.32%) Manual Testing
9 6 (11.32%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) Java
2 8 (15.09%) SQL
3 2 (3.77%) C#
3 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.89%) C
4 1 (1.89%) Python
4 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) ISEB
2 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (28.30%) QA
2 3 (5.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.89%) SDET
3 1 (1.89%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) HP
2 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.43%) Siebel
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle
5 2 (3.77%) T-Plan
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