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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Analyst
Rank 621 607 592
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 21 26 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.046% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.049% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 20
Median daily rate £318 £320 £279
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.78% +14.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £355 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 - £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
50257 53100 51246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32789 33386 31524
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 2035 2075
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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 26 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 25 June 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 -3 20 £318 -0.78% 12
London +13 7 £325 - 3
South East +3 7 £358 +2.14% 2
Berkshire -7 4 £360 +1.40% 1
East of England +18 3 £216 -13.50% 1
Reading -3 3 £360 +2.12% 1
Buckinghamshire +14 2 £275 -14.06%
West Midlands -21 2 - - 2
Birmingham -8 1 - - 1
Scotland -14 1 - -
Banbury - 1 £290 -
Norwich - 1 £123 -
Blackpool - 1 £188 -
Bromley - 1 - -
Dunfermline - 1 - -
Teddington - 1 £275 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Worcester - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £310 - 1
Fife - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £188 -
Norfolk - 1 £123 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £290 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £188 - 4

Software Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 27 (52.94%) ISTQB
1 27 (52.94%) ISEB
2 25 (49.02%) SQL
3 23 (45.10%) Test Scripting
4 17 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (31.37%) Finance
5 16 (31.37%) SQL Server
5 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
6 15 (29.41%) HP
6 15 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (27.45%) MS Office
7 14 (27.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (25.49%) Oracle
9 12 (23.53%) Integration Testing
9 12 (23.53%) SharePoint
9 12 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (21.57%) IBM
10 11 (21.57%) Toad
10 11 (21.57%) Cognos
10 11 (21.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 10 (19.61%) System Integration Testing
12 9 (17.65%) Test Planning
12 9 (17.65%) Software Testing
13 8 (15.69%) Selenium
13 8 (15.69%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (13.73%) Windows
14 7 (13.73%) C#
14 7 (13.73%) Scrum
14 7 (13.73%) Manual Testing
14 7 (13.73%) Data Protection

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 12 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.92%) Confluence
3 1 (1.96%) CMS
3 1 (1.96%) Drupal
3 1 (1.96%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.96%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (27.45%) MS Office
2 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (21.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.96%) OpenCart
2 1 (1.96%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Internet
1 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (31.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.69%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.92%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.92%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 2 (3.92%) Cognos Report Studio
3 2 (3.92%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.92%) Pentaho
3 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (21.57%) Toad
2 8 (15.69%) Selenium
3 5 (9.80%) SpecFlow
3 5 (9.80%) WebDriver
4 4 (7.84%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.92%) JIRA
5 2 (3.92%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.96%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.96%) JMeter
6 1 (1.96%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.96%) QARun
6 1 (1.96%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.96%) WinRunner
General
1 16 (31.37%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Retail
3 2 (3.92%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Electronics
4 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.96%) Games
4 1 (1.96%) Legal
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) Marketing
4 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) .NET
2 3 (5.88%) CSS
2 3 (5.88%) HTML
3 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.92%) SOAP
4 1 (1.96%) Ajax
4 1 (1.96%) Web Services
4 1 (1.96%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.92%) Reference Data
2 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.96%) Data Conversion
2 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.96%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Windows
2 3 (5.88%) Unix
3 2 (3.92%) Linux
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (45.10%) Test Scripting
2 15 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (23.53%) Integration Testing
4 10 (19.61%) System Integration Testing
5 9 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 9 (17.65%) Test Planning
6 7 (13.73%) Data Protection
6 7 (13.73%) Functional Testing
6 7 (13.73%) Manual Testing
6 7 (13.73%) Scrum
7 5 (9.80%) Automated Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Test Automation
7 5 (9.80%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (7.84%) BDD
8 4 (7.84%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Regression Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Validation
8 4 (7.84%) Web Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) SQL
2 7 (13.73%) C#
3 4 (7.84%) Java
3 4 (7.84%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.92%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.96%) PHP
5 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.96%) VB
5 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (52.94%) ISEB
1 27 (52.94%) ISTQB
2 14 (27.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.84%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) Degree
5 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
2 15 (29.41%) HP
3 13 (25.49%) Oracle
4 11 (21.57%) Cognos
4 11 (21.57%) IBM
5 2 (3.92%) Cloudera
5 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.92%) SAP
6 1 (1.96%) Siebel
6 1 (1.96%) Telerik
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