The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had 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
Test Analyst
Rank 142 118 109
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 925 1029 1071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.74% 1.84% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 1.94% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 670 705
Median daily rate £325 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £295
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 10
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £31.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -11.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.89 £15.15 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £40.30 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £31.16
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -11.75%

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%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

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 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 -19 793 £330 +1.53% 151
London +15 279 £375 +4.16% 39
South East -22 181 £350 +7.69% 26
Scotland -22 105 £310 +3.33% 12
South West +12 66 £324 +7.91% 8
North West -19 65 £325 +16.07% 24
Yorkshire -8 59 £313 +11.60% 19
West Midlands 0 54 £300 +1.69% 17
West Yorkshire -10 48 £313 +13.63% 16
City of London +29 45 £425 +6.11% 11
Edinburgh -28 45 £310 +3.33% 7
East of England +19 39 £305 +1.66% 11
Hampshire -38 37 £325 +3.17% 4
Glasgow +2 33 £336 +22.27% 2
Leeds -11 33 £300 +7.14% 14
Manchester 0 32 £320 +2.40% 16
North East -47 25 £300 -10.44% 3
Oxfordshire +31 24 £400 +51.65%
Buckinghamshire -2 24 £285 -10.93% 4
Tyne and Wear -48 24 £300 -11.76% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -55 23 £308 -9.55% 3
Berkshire -29 22 £358 +2.14% 5
East Midlands -1 21 £300 -6.25% 4
Wales +12 20 £300 -3.22% 2
Surrey -25 20 £390 +4.00% 10
Cardiff +17 19 £300 -
South Wales +15 19 £300 -1.63% 2
Kent +17 18 £210 -23.63%
Bristol +6 17 £290 +3.57% 6
Wiltshire -7 17 £333 +5.47%

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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 Test Analyst in the job title.

1 659 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
2 649 (33.16%) Test Scripting
3 606 (30.97%) SQL
4 581 (29.69%) Finance
5 436 (22.28%) ISEB
6 433 (22.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 428 (21.87%) ISTQB
8 323 (16.50%) QA
9 322 (16.45%) Software Testing
10 316 (16.15%) Selenium
11 291 (14.87%) Banking
12 288 (14.72%) HP Quality Center
13 262 (13.39%) Functional Testing
14 247 (12.62%) Java
15 244 (12.47%) HP
16 230 (11.75%) JIRA
17 227 (11.60%) Security Cleared
18 222 (11.34%) Oracle
19 219 (11.19%) Microsoft
20 215 (10.99%) Regression Testing
21 207 (10.58%) Integration Testing
22 196 (10.02%) Manual Testing
23 193 (9.86%) Scrum
24 189 (9.66%) Test Automation
24 189 (9.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
25 185 (9.45%) Defect Management
26 181 (9.25%) Non-Functional Testing
27 156 (7.97%) Test Strategy
28 155 (7.92%) SC Cleared
29 154 (7.87%) Retail

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 50 (2.55%) SharePoint
2 46 (2.35%) Confluence
3 26 (1.33%) SAS
4 25 (1.28%) WebSphere
5 15 (0.77%) CMS
6 14 (0.72%) JBoss
7 11 (0.56%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.46%) Apache
8 9 (0.46%) IIS
8 9 (0.46%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.36%) Apache Solr
9 7 (0.36%) MQSeries
10 5 (0.26%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.26%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.20%) SAP Portal
12 3 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.15%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.15%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 112 (5.72%) MS Excel
2 83 (4.24%) MS Office
3 18 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (0.61%) MS Project
5 6 (0.31%) Mingle
5 6 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
2 17 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (0.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 12 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.61%) SAP FI
4 12 (0.61%) SAP HR
5 10 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.51%) SAP HCM
5 10 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 9 (0.46%) Magento
7 8 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
8 7 (0.36%) Markit EDM
9 6 (0.31%) Maximo
9 6 (0.31%) SAP CO
9 6 (0.31%) SAP CRM
9 6 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (0.31%) Sonata
10 5 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
10 5 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
11 4 (0.20%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
4 12 (0.61%) Office 365
5 5 (0.26%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.15%) GitHub
7 3 (0.15%) SaaS
8 1 (0.051%) Boomi
8 1 (0.051%) FinancialForce.com
8 1 (0.051%) Force.com
8 1 (0.051%) PaaS
8 1 (0.051%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.28%) Internet
2 23 (1.18%) HTTP
3 15 (0.77%) LAN
3 15 (0.77%) WAN
4 14 (0.72%) TCP/IP
5 13 (0.66%) SAN
6 11 (0.56%) VPN
7 9 (0.46%) HTTPS
8 7 (0.36%) DNS
9 6 (0.31%) FTP
10 5 (0.26%) ZigBee
11 4 (0.20%) 802.15
11 4 (0.20%) Intranet
11 4 (0.20%) IP Telephony
11 4 (0.20%) IPv6
11 4 (0.20%) Skype
11 4 (0.20%) SSL
11 4 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.15%) 3G
12 3 (0.15%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 88 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (1.89%) Oracle Database
4 30 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
5 23 (1.18%) Relational Database
6 17 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
6 17 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (0.82%) MongoDB
8 12 (0.61%) Hadoop
9 11 (0.56%) MySQL
9 11 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
9 11 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (0.51%) Pentaho
11 9 (0.46%) Data Mart
11 9 (0.46%) Data Mining
11 9 (0.46%) DB2
12 7 (0.36%) Electronic Patient Records
13 6 (0.31%) Base SAS
13 6 (0.31%) MS Access
13 6 (0.31%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 316 (16.15%) Selenium
2 230 (11.75%) JIRA
3 147 (7.51%) Cucumber
4 143 (7.31%) HP UFT
5 125 (6.39%) SoapUI
6 115 (5.88%) WebDriver
7 92 (4.70%) LoadRunner
8 88 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 63 (3.22%) JMeter
9 63 (3.22%) SpecFlow
10 53 (2.71%) Jenkins
11 45 (2.30%) Visual Studio
12 37 (1.89%) WinRunner
13 36 (1.84%) TestDirector
14 35 (1.79%) JUnit
15 30 (1.53%) Maven
16 25 (1.28%) Toad
17 23 (1.18%) Git (software)
18 22 (1.12%) Protractor
19 19 (0.97%) FitNesse
General
1 581 (29.69%) Finance
2 291 (14.87%) Banking
3 154 (7.87%) Retail
4 66 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 46 (2.35%) Investment Banking
5 46 (2.35%) Retail Banking
6 22 (1.12%) Front Office
7 21 (1.07%) Billing
8 17 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.66%) Games
9 13 (0.66%) Legal
9 13 (0.66%) Marketing
10 11 (0.56%) Back Office
10 11 (0.56%) Electronics
10 11 (0.56%) Publishing
11 9 (0.46%) Law
12 8 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
13 7 (0.36%) Advertising
14 6 (0.31%) Automotive
15 5 (0.26%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (7.72%) XML
2 121 (6.18%) .NET
3 94 (4.80%) SOAP
4 82 (4.19%) Web Services
5 76 (3.88%) HTML
6 64 (3.27%) Gherkin
7 38 (1.94%) ASP.NET
8 23 (1.18%) AngularJS
9 20 (1.02%) CSS
9 20 (1.02%) REST
10 18 (0.92%) XML Messaging
11 16 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web API
12 14 (0.72%) Spring Boot
13 13 (0.66%) Ajax
13 13 (0.66%) Middleware
14 12 (0.61%) Java EE
15 11 (0.56%) RESTful
15 11 (0.56%) WebCenter
16 10 (0.51%) Node.js
16 10 (0.51%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 139 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 31 (1.58%) Mobile App
4 29 (1.48%) Computer Science
5 26 (1.33%) Credit Risk
6 24 (1.23%) Equities
7 22 (1.12%) Clustering
8 21 (1.07%) NHS
9 20 (1.02%) Derivative
10 19 (0.97%) Management Information System
10 19 (0.97%) PDA
11 18 (0.92%) Smart Meter
12 16 (0.82%) Fixed Income
13 15 (0.77%) AS400
13 15 (0.77%) Data Centre
14 14 (0.72%) SWIFT
15 13 (0.66%) IVR
15 13 (0.66%) Mainframe
16 12 (0.61%) Client/Server
16 12 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 136 (6.95%) Unix
2 121 (6.18%) Windows
3 69 (3.53%) Linux
4 34 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (1.69%) Windows 7
5 33 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (1.48%) Windows XP
7 22 (1.12%) AIX
8 19 (0.97%) Windows Server
9 14 (0.72%) Android
9 14 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (0.66%) Windows 10
11 11 (0.56%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.15%) VMS
14 2 (0.10%) Solaris
15 1 (0.051%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.051%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 659 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
2 649 (33.16%) Test Scripting
3 433 (22.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 322 (16.45%) Software Testing
5 262 (13.39%) Functional Testing
6 215 (10.99%) Regression Testing
7 207 (10.58%) Integration Testing
8 196 (10.02%) Manual Testing
9 193 (9.86%) Scrum
10 189 (9.66%) Test Automation
11 185 (9.45%) Defect Management
12 181 (9.25%) Non-Functional Testing
13 156 (7.97%) Test Strategy
14 153 (7.82%) System Integration Testing
15 147 (7.51%) BDD
16 140 (7.15%) Performance Testing
17 139 (7.10%) Migration
18 134 (6.85%) Automation Testing
19 133 (6.80%) System Testing
20 130 (6.64%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 606 (30.97%) SQL
2 247 (12.62%) Java
3 132 (6.75%) C#
4 85 (4.34%) JavaScript
5 60 (3.07%) PL/SQL
6 53 (2.71%) Ruby
7 29 (1.48%) VB
8 26 (1.33%) VBScript
9 25 (1.28%) Python
10 18 (0.92%) VBA
11 16 (0.82%) T-SQL
12 15 (0.77%) C
12 15 (0.77%) PHP
13 13 (0.66%) Perl
13 13 (0.66%) Shell Script
14 12 (0.61%) Groovy
14 12 (0.61%) PowerShell
15 6 (0.31%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.31%) C++
16 4 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 436 (22.28%) ISEB
2 428 (21.87%) ISTQB
3 227 (11.60%) Security Cleared
4 189 (9.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 155 (7.92%) SC Cleared
6 75 (3.83%) Degree
7 35 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 29 (1.48%) MCITP
9 26 (1.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 26 (1.33%) MCSE
10 25 (1.28%) MCSA
11 24 (1.23%) MCTS
12 22 (1.12%) DV Cleared
13 19 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
14 12 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
16 6 (0.31%) CCNA
16 6 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
17 3 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
18 2 (0.10%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (16.50%) QA
2 15 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 15 (0.77%) HL7
3 12 (0.61%) Solvency II
4 8 (0.41%) SDET
5 7 (0.36%) SEPA
6 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.15%) FedRAMP
6 3 (0.15%) SLA
7 2 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.10%) EMIR
7 2 (0.10%) GPG13
7 2 (0.10%) GxP
7 2 (0.10%) ISO22301
7 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.10%) WAI
7 2 (0.10%) WCAG
8 1 (0.051%) Basel III
8 1 (0.051%) COREP
8 1 (0.051%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (2.25%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.38%) Hyper-V
3 26 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (1.18%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.26%) vSphere
7 4 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.15%) Firmware
9 1 (0.051%) Docker
9 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.051%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 288 (14.72%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
3 22 (1.12%) Netcool
4 5 (0.26%) Cisco IPCC
4 5 (0.26%) SCCM
5 3 (0.15%) SCOM
6 2 (0.10%) Control-M
6 2 (0.10%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.10%) Linux-HA
7 1 (0.051%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.051%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.051%) DameWare
7 1 (0.051%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.051%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.051%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.051%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.051%) WMI
Vendors
1 244 (12.47%) HP
2 222 (11.34%) Oracle
3 219 (11.19%) Microsoft
4 96 (4.91%) SAP
5 58 (2.96%) IBM
6 54 (2.76%) VMware
7 43 (2.20%) Citrix
8 27 (1.38%) Cognos
9 26 (1.33%) Intel Security
10 24 (1.23%) Veritas
11 19 (0.97%) Atlassian
12 16 (0.82%) Murex
13 15 (0.77%) Pega
14 14 (0.72%) Rally
14 14 (0.72%) Red Hat
15 12 (0.61%) Cisco
16 11 (0.56%) Informatica
16 11 (0.56%) Siebel
16 11 (0.56%) Talend
17 7 (0.36%) webMethods
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £19.00 - £25.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Scotland
Search Consultancy
Rate: DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Vesta Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £175 - £200 per day + EXTENSION + BONUS
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £310 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Tomorrow People
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
NCC Group
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £180 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Ciber UK
Posted: 12 days ago
Winchester
Spectrum IT
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge
Oho Group
Rate: £250 - 325 per day
Posted: 25 days ago