The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Systems Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Test Analyst
Rank 639 626 623
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Test Analyst 16 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.049% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.052% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 9
Median daily rate £319 £315 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +7.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £292 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £485 £351
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £300 £292
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +2.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
50794 54325 53927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.95% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33203 34727 32867
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1696 2062 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Systems Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Systems Test Analyst in the job title.

Systems Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Test Analyst within the UK.

Systems Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Systems Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Test Analyst within the UK.

Systems Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Test Analyst
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 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 -1 13 £338 +7.14% 2
London -14 6 £438 +6.70%
South East +17 4 £269 -20.37% 1
Edinburgh +13 3 £295 -
Scotland +8 3 £295 -
City of London +6 2 £438 -10.25%
Reading - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Hampshire +9 1 £263 - 1
Winchester +5 1 £263 -
West Malling - 1 £275 -
Northampton - 1 £313 -
Felixstowe - 1 £350 -
Swindon - 1 £350 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £313 -
Kent - 1 £275 -
Wiltshire - 1 £350 -
East Midlands - 1 £313 -
South West - 1 £350 -
East of England - 1 £350 -
Suffolk - 1 £350 -

Systems Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, Systems 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 Systems Test Analyst in the job title.

1 17 (62.96%) SQL
2 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) Test Scripting
2 11 (40.74%) Functional Testing
3 10 (37.04%) Unix
4 9 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 8 (29.63%) Oracle
6 7 (25.93%) XML
6 7 (25.93%) Finance
6 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
7 6 (22.22%) Migration
7 6 (22.22%) Java
7 6 (22.22%) HP
7 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
7 6 (22.22%) Defect Management
7 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (22.22%) System Testing
7 6 (22.22%) Selenium
7 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Data Migration
8 5 (18.52%) JIRA
8 5 (18.52%) ISEB
8 5 (18.52%) Web Services
8 5 (18.52%) Scrum
9 4 (14.81%) Sony
9 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
9 4 (14.81%) HTML

Systems 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 (7.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (7.41%) CMS
1 2 (7.41%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.70%) MS Access
3 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Selenium
2 5 (18.52%) JIRA
3 3 (11.11%) HP UFT
3 3 (11.11%) SoapUI
4 2 (7.41%) TestDirector
4 2 (7.41%) Toad
4 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) XML
2 5 (18.52%) Web Services
3 4 (14.81%) HTML
3 4 (14.81%) J2EE
4 3 (11.11%) SOAP
5 2 (7.41%) Flash
6 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Derivative
2 3 (11.11%) Equities
2 3 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.70%) AS400
3 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.70%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.70%) Learning Management System
3 1 (3.70%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (3.70%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Unix
2 2 (7.41%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (40.74%) Functional Testing
1 11 (40.74%) Test Scripting
2 9 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Defect Management
4 6 (22.22%) Migration
4 6 (22.22%) System Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 5 (18.52%) Data Migration
5 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Scrum
5 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Agile Project Management
6 4 (14.81%) Project Management
6 4 (14.81%) SDLC
6 4 (14.81%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Use Case
8 2 (7.41%) Test Management
8 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) Java
3 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.70%) RPG
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) ISEB
2 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) HND
4 1 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Oracle
2 6 (22.22%) HP
3 4 (14.81%) Sony
4 1 (3.70%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) WorldPay