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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
UK
Rank 169 111 137
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 683 1056 818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.52% 2.11% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 2.23% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 735 543
Median daily rate £325 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 5
Median hourly rate £30.97 £24.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.38% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.58 £19.25 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £83.85 £36.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.97 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -18.33%

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
42518 47379 47264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.78% 94.76% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27667 30205 29656
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1495 1737 1864
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 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 -62 611 £325 - 130
London -45 230 £375 - 29
South East -38 113 £325 +8.24% 23
South West +3 68 £288 -16.66% 18
West Midlands -11 62 £288 -0.86% 6
East Midlands +6 45 £350 +16.66% 9
Scotland -26 36 £295 -1.66% 4
Hampshire -2 34 £318 +4.09% 3
North West -37 32 £325 +14.03% 20
City of London -21 31 £420 +12.00% 6
Northamptonshire -1 29 £401 +33.75% 1
Berkshire +21 26 £350 -4.76% 3
East of England -5 24 £325 +18.18% 9
Yorkshire -35 22 £279 -3.13% 14
West Yorkshire -19 20 £279 -3.13% 9
Edinburgh -11 19 £350 +25.00% 2
Surrey +12 18 £403 +7.33% 5
Swindon +16 17 £325 +11.58% 1
Wiltshire +10 17 £325 +12.06% 1
Northampton -2 17 £414 +14.13%
Manchester -37 16 £210 -25.66% 11
Somerset +1 14 £225 -27.41% 3
Wales -10 14 £230 -16.36%
Buckinghamshire -22 13 £388 +37.16% 3
Hertfordshire 0 12 £413 +10.00% 6
Glasgow 0 12 £275 -1.78% 1
Gloucestershire +2 11 £285 -24.00% 2
Coventry -15 11 £275 -15.38%
Cheshire +31 10 £388 +49.03% 4
Halifax +14 10 £295 +4.05% 2

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 555 (38.95%) Agile Software Development
2 441 (30.95%) Test Scripting
3 387 (27.16%) SQL
4 335 (23.51%) Selenium
5 319 (22.39%) Finance
6 282 (19.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 260 (18.25%) QA
8 249 (17.47%) Java
9 233 (16.35%) ISTQB
10 224 (15.72%) Functional Testing
11 214 (15.02%) ISEB
12 209 (14.67%) JIRA
13 198 (13.89%) Manual Testing
13 198 (13.89%) BDD
14 196 (13.75%) Regression Testing
15 182 (12.77%) Test Automation
16 167 (11.72%) Cucumber
16 167 (11.72%) Banking
17 162 (11.37%) HP Quality Center
18 161 (11.30%) Scrum
19 158 (11.09%) Software Testing
20 153 (10.74%) Oracle
21 138 (9.68%) Integration Testing
22 136 (9.54%) HP
23 135 (9.47%) Microsoft
24 134 (9.40%) WebDriver
25 131 (9.19%) Defect Management
26 128 (8.98%) C#
27 127 (8.91%) Non-Functional Testing
28 126 (8.84%) Automation Testing

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 37 (2.60%) Confluence
2 26 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.26%) CMS
4 13 (0.91%) WebSphere
5 11 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (0.77%) SAS
6 10 (0.70%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.63%) IIS
8 8 (0.56%) JBoss
9 6 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (0.35%) Drupal
10 5 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.28%) Moodle
11 4 (0.28%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.14%) Documentum
13 2 (0.14%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.14%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 66 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 34 (2.39%) MS Office
3 20 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.35%) MS Project
6 4 (0.28%) Mingle
7 1 (0.070%) HipChat
7 1 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.63%) SAP ERP
6 8 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.56%) Unit4 Business World
7 7 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.42%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.42%) SAP HR
9 5 (0.35%) SAP CRM
10 4 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
10 4 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
10 4 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.28%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
10 4 (0.28%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.40%) Office 365
2 17 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.63%) GitHub
4 7 (0.49%) SaaS
5 6 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.070%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.070%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.070%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.070%) IaaS
7 1 (0.070%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.070%) PaaS
7 1 (0.070%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.11%) Internet
2 16 (1.12%) HTTP
3 15 (1.05%) Wireless
4 14 (0.98%) 4G
4 14 (0.98%) LTE
4 14 (0.98%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.56%) Firewall
5 8 (0.56%) FTP
6 4 (0.28%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.21%) Intranet
7 3 (0.21%) LAN
7 3 (0.21%) MPLS
7 3 (0.21%) PuTTY
7 3 (0.21%) WAN
7 3 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.14%) BGP
8 2 (0.14%) DMVPN
8 2 (0.14%) HSRP
8 2 (0.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (5.47%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (1.96%) Oracle Database
3 28 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 15 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (0.77%) GIS
6 8 (0.56%) Big Data
6 8 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (0.42%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 6 (0.42%) DB2
7 6 (0.42%) RDBMS
7 6 (0.42%) SAP BW
8 5 (0.35%) Data Mart
8 5 (0.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.35%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.35%) MS Access
8 5 (0.35%) MySQL
8 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (0.28%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 4 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 335 (23.51%) Selenium
2 209 (14.67%) JIRA
3 167 (11.72%) Cucumber
4 134 (9.40%) WebDriver
5 113 (7.93%) SoapUI
6 99 (6.95%) HP UFT
7 83 (5.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 81 (5.68%) Jenkins
9 63 (4.42%) SpecFlow
10 58 (4.07%) JMeter
11 47 (3.30%) LoadRunner
12 46 (3.23%) Visual Studio
13 41 (2.88%) Git (software)
14 33 (2.32%) JUnit
15 32 (2.25%) Appium
16 25 (1.75%) Eclipse
17 23 (1.61%) JBehave
18 19 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 19 (1.33%) Maven
19 16 (1.12%) NUnit
General
1 319 (22.39%) Finance
2 167 (11.72%) Banking
3 100 (7.02%) Retail
4 40 (2.81%) Telecoms
5 26 (1.82%) Investment Banking
6 24 (1.68%) Back Office
7 22 (1.54%) Retail Banking
8 17 (1.19%) Publishing
9 12 (0.84%) Games
9 12 (0.84%) Marketing
10 10 (0.70%) Billing
10 10 (0.70%) Legal
11 8 (0.56%) Advertising
11 8 (0.56%) Front Office
12 7 (0.49%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.49%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.42%) Automotive
14 5 (0.35%) Law
14 5 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (8.28%) XML
2 109 (7.65%) .NET
3 96 (6.74%) SOAP
4 74 (5.19%) Web Services
5 51 (3.58%) Gherkin
6 33 (2.32%) HTML
7 30 (2.11%) REST
8 28 (1.96%) RESTful
9 20 (1.40%) JSON
10 14 (0.98%) Spring
11 13 (0.91%) CSS
12 12 (0.84%) XML Messaging
13 10 (0.70%) J2EE
13 10 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (0.70%) WebSphere MQ
14 9 (0.63%) Hibernate
14 9 (0.63%) Middleware
15 8 (0.56%) Ajax
15 8 (0.56%) AngularJS
15 8 (0.56%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 67 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 26 (1.82%) Mobile App
4 22 (1.54%) Smart Meter
5 20 (1.40%) Management Information System
6 19 (1.33%) Derivative
7 17 (1.19%) EPoS
8 16 (1.12%) NHS
9 13 (0.91%) Fixed Income
9 13 (0.91%) User Experience
10 12 (0.84%) Mainframe
11 11 (0.77%) Equities
12 9 (0.63%) Clustering
12 9 (0.63%) Computer Science
12 9 (0.63%) Credit Risk
12 9 (0.63%) Fintech
13 8 (0.56%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.56%) OTC Derivatives
14 7 (0.49%) Data Centre
14 7 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 118 (8.28%) Unix
2 102 (7.16%) Windows
3 60 (4.21%) Linux
4 23 (1.61%) Apple iOS
5 22 (1.54%) Android
6 19 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.26%) Windows 7
8 16 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (0.98%) AIX
10 13 (0.91%) Windows XP
11 11 (0.77%) Windows Server
12 10 (0.70%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.28%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.28%) Solaris
14 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.14%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.070%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.070%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 555 (38.95%) Agile Software Development
2 441 (30.95%) Test Scripting
3 282 (19.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 224 (15.72%) Functional Testing
5 198 (13.89%) BDD
5 198 (13.89%) Manual Testing
6 196 (13.75%) Regression Testing
7 182 (12.77%) Test Automation
8 161 (11.30%) Scrum
9 158 (11.09%) Software Testing
10 138 (9.68%) Integration Testing
11 131 (9.19%) Defect Management
12 127 (8.91%) Non-Functional Testing
13 126 (8.84%) Automation Testing
14 122 (8.56%) Automated Testing
15 121 (8.49%) System Integration Testing
16 117 (8.21%) Test Strategy
17 113 (7.93%) Performance Testing
18 110 (7.72%) TDD
19 93 (6.53%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 387 (27.16%) SQL
2 249 (17.47%) Java
3 128 (8.98%) C#
4 48 (3.37%) JavaScript
5 43 (3.02%) Python
6 33 (2.32%) Ruby
7 23 (1.61%) Groovy
8 17 (1.19%) PL/SQL
8 17 (1.19%) VBScript
9 14 (0.98%) T-SQL
10 13 (0.91%) C++
10 13 (0.91%) PowerShell
11 12 (0.84%) Bash Shell
11 12 (0.84%) C
11 12 (0.84%) Perl
11 12 (0.84%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.77%) F#
13 10 (0.70%) VBA
14 9 (0.63%) COBOL
15 8 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 233 (16.35%) ISTQB
2 214 (15.02%) ISEB
3 116 (8.14%) Security Cleared
4 84 (5.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 79 (5.54%) SC Cleared
6 56 (3.93%) Degree
7 14 (0.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 14 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (0.91%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (0.70%) MCITP
9 10 (0.70%) MCSA
9 10 (0.70%) MCSE
9 10 (0.70%) MCTS
10 3 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.070%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.070%) CCNP
12 1 (0.070%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 260 (18.25%) QA
2 14 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.63%) SDET
4 7 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.28%) HL7
6 4 (0.28%) SLA
6 4 (0.28%) WCAG
7 2 (0.14%) Basel III
7 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.14%) MiFID
7 2 (0.14%) WAI
8 1 (0.070%) Basel II
8 1 (0.070%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.070%) EMIR
8 1 (0.070%) GxP
8 1 (0.070%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.070%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.070%) TickIT
System Software
1 20 (1.40%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.63%) Hyper-V
3 8 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.49%) XenApp
5 6 (0.42%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.42%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.070%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.070%) SRDF
8 1 (0.070%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 162 (11.37%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (0.70%) Tivoli
4 9 (0.63%) Cisco IPCC
4 9 (0.63%) Netcool
4 9 (0.63%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 5 (0.35%) Puppet
6 4 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
6 4 (0.28%) Control-M
6 4 (0.28%) Ganglia
6 4 (0.28%) nmon
7 2 (0.14%) Ansible
7 2 (0.14%) CA Service Virtualization
7 2 (0.14%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (0.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.14%) SCCM
7 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.070%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.070%) OpenView
Vendors
1 153 (10.74%) Oracle
2 136 (9.54%) HP
3 135 (9.47%) Microsoft
4 68 (4.77%) SAP
5 31 (2.18%) IBM
6 19 (1.33%) Citrix
7 17 (1.19%) Atlassian
8 15 (1.05%) Guidewire
9 13 (0.91%) VMware
10 12 (0.84%) Intel Security
10 12 (0.84%) webMethods
11 11 (0.77%) Siebel
12 10 (0.70%) CA Agile Central
13 9 (0.63%) Veritas
14 8 (0.56%) Cisco
14 8 (0.56%) Murex
15 7 (0.49%) Teradata
16 6 (0.42%) CheckPoint
16 6 (0.42%) Informatica
17 5 (0.35%) Sybase
Exeter, Devon
Elevate Direct
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warwickshire
Venn Group
Rate: £250 - £275 Per Day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 8 hours ago
Northamptonshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £375 - £435 per day
Posted: 51 minutes ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newbury
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
JM
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 23 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Excellent daily rate
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £225.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Rate: £250 - £297.50 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £314 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
NCC Group
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day plus travel & accommodation expenses
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oscar
Rate: £180 - £280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
North West England
Robert Walters UK
Posted: 7 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
The Change Partners Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Computer Recruitment Services
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £280.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago