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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Analyst
UK
Rank 580 606 604
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 21 30 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.059% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.062% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 12
Median daily rate £350 £315 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £186 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £350 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £18.50 £36.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.31% -2.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-49.31% -2.66%

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
43101 48634 49624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28143 31310 30515
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 1624 1914
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 2017.

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 17 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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +2 20 £350 +11.11% 22
London +17 8 £388 +21.09% 2
West Midlands +14 7 £288 +53.33% 2
Tamworth - 6 - -
Staffordshire - 6 - -
South East +20 4 £350 +7.69% 5
Berkshire +13 2 £350 +2.18%
Yorkshire +18 1 £313 -3.84% 3
West Yorkshire +13 1 £313 - 3
Leeds +2 1 £313 - 3
South Wales - 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £250 - 1
Bridgend - 1 - - 1
Brighton - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £288 -

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 24 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 19 (38.78%) Selenium
4 18 (36.73%) QA
5 15 (30.61%) Software Testing
6 12 (24.49%) ISTQB
6 12 (24.49%) ISEB
7 10 (20.41%) WebDriver
7 10 (20.41%) Java
8 9 (18.37%) SQL
8 9 (18.37%) Manual Testing
8 9 (18.37%) Automated Testing
9 8 (16.33%) SDLC
9 8 (16.33%) TDD
9 8 (16.33%) Test Automation
9 8 (16.33%) Cucumber
9 8 (16.33%) Scrum
9 8 (16.33%) Finance
9 8 (16.33%) SOAP
10 7 (14.29%) BDD
10 7 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (14.29%) SoapUI
11 6 (12.24%) Integration Testing
11 6 (12.24%) Waterfall
11 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
11 6 (12.24%) C#
11 6 (12.24%) CRM
12 5 (10.20%) .NET
12 5 (10.20%) Regression Testing
12 5 (10.20%) System Testing

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 2 (4.08%) Confluence
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) HeidiSQL
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 19 (38.78%) Selenium
2 10 (20.41%) WebDriver
3 8 (16.33%) Cucumber
4 7 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 7 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (8.16%) SpecFlow
6 3 (6.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (6.12%) Eclipse
6 3 (6.12%) JIRA
6 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
7 2 (4.08%) IntelliJ
7 2 (4.08%) JMeter
7 2 (4.08%) JUnit
7 2 (4.08%) MSTest
7 2 (4.08%) NetBeans
7 2 (4.08%) Robot Framework
7 2 (4.08%) TestNG
7 2 (4.08%) Toad
8 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Publishing
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.04%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) SOAP
2 5 (10.20%) .NET
3 3 (6.12%) Web Services
3 3 (6.12%) XML
4 2 (4.08%) REST
5 1 (2.04%) HTML
5 1 (2.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 15 (30.61%) Software Testing
4 9 (18.37%) Automated Testing
4 9 (18.37%) Manual Testing
5 8 (16.33%) Scrum
5 8 (16.33%) SDLC
5 8 (16.33%) TDD
5 8 (16.33%) Test Automation
6 7 (14.29%) BDD
7 6 (12.24%) CRM
7 6 (12.24%) Integration Testing
7 6 (12.24%) Waterfall
8 5 (10.20%) Performance Testing
8 5 (10.20%) Regression Testing
8 5 (10.20%) System Testing
8 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (8.16%) Automation Testing
9 4 (8.16%) Functional Testing
9 4 (8.16%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) Java
2 9 (18.37%) SQL
3 6 (12.24%) C#
4 3 (6.12%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) ISEB
1 12 (24.49%) ISTQB
2 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (36.73%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.04%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle
2 2 (4.08%) T-Plan
3 1 (2.04%) HP
3 1 (2.04%) Siebel
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
X4 Group
Rate: £17 - 25 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago