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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 160 102 118
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 885 1168 1009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.64% 2.05% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 2.17% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 788 613
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £241 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.54% +2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 10
Median hourly rate £33.00 £23.00 £31.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.47% -27.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.80 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £37.00 £36.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £23.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+43.47% -27.11%

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
51014 53920 51780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.75% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33199 34160 31337
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1547 2016 2081
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -2.06%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -50 781 £325 - 160
London -32 275 £375 +3.09% 48
South East -53 148 £350 +7.36% 26
Scotland -20 79 £303 +3.41% 4
South West -2 73 £300 - 16
North West -19 72 £315 +4.13% 16
Yorkshire -9 70 £320 +8.47% 22
West Yorkshire -4 56 £320 +14.28% 15
West Midlands -22 52 £300 - 9
East of England +19 41 £300 -5.88% 10
Manchester -3 40 £300 -7.69% 12
Edinburgh -32 40 £313 +4.16%
City of London +14 38 £416 +4.06% 9
Leeds -9 38 £315 +8.62% 12
Hampshire -48 28 £320 +1.42% 6
Berkshire -18 26 £350 - 3
East Midlands -5 24 £305 +10.90% 9
Wales +19 21 £300 -3.22% 4
Cardiff +18 21 £300 -3.22% 3
South Wales +17 21 £300 -3.22% 4
Surrey -25 21 £350 -6.35% 6
Wiltshire +1 20 £300 - 2
Glasgow -11 19 £265 -6.19% 3
North East -40 19 £309 +6.46% 3
Tyne and Wear -33 18 £310 +0.81% 3
Merseyside +5 17 £329 -1.49% 1
Reading -1 17 £380 +7.04% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -41 17 £310 -1.58% 3
Somerset +24 16 £275 -19.11%
West Sussex -12 16 £325 +18.18% 1

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 671 (34.46%) Agile Software Development
2 623 (32.00%) Test Scripting
3 597 (30.66%) SQL
4 562 (28.86%) Finance
5 442 (22.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 416 (21.37%) ISTQB
7 415 (21.31%) ISEB
8 329 (16.90%) Selenium
9 323 (16.59%) QA
10 300 (15.41%) Software Testing
11 283 (14.54%) HP Quality Center
12 274 (14.07%) JIRA
13 273 (14.02%) Java
13 273 (14.02%) Functional Testing
14 267 (13.71%) Banking
15 251 (12.89%) Regression Testing
16 242 (12.43%) HP
17 230 (11.81%) Security Cleared
18 212 (10.89%) Integration Testing
19 210 (10.79%) Oracle
20 207 (10.63%) Microsoft
21 193 (9.91%) Manual Testing
22 191 (9.81%) Defect Management
23 187 (9.60%) Test Automation
24 182 (9.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
25 173 (8.89%) Scrum
26 167 (8.58%) SC Cleared
27 164 (8.42%) BDD
28 157 (8.06%) Non-Functional Testing
29 155 (7.96%) Cucumber

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 56 (2.88%) Confluence
2 48 (2.47%) SharePoint
3 28 (1.44%) SAS
4 24 (1.23%) WebSphere
5 17 (0.87%) CMS
6 12 (0.62%) Tomcat
7 10 (0.51%) Apache
7 10 (0.51%) JBoss
8 8 (0.41%) IIS
8 8 (0.41%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.36%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.31%) MQSeries
10 6 (0.31%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.26%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.15%) SAP Portal
12 3 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 104 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 73 (3.75%) MS Office
3 16 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.46%) Mingle
6 8 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
1 19 (0.98%) SAP FI
2 16 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 16 (0.82%) Sonata
3 14 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.67%) SAP HR
5 12 (0.62%) SAP CO
5 12 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
6 11 (0.56%) Unit4 Business World
7 10 (0.51%) SAP HCM
8 9 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 7 (0.36%) SAP CRM
11 6 (0.31%) Magento
11 6 (0.31%) Maximo
12 5 (0.26%) Markit EDM
12 5 (0.26%) OpenText VIM for SAP
12 5 (0.26%) TRIRIGA
13 4 (0.21%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
4 8 (0.41%) Office 365
5 5 (0.26%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.26%) SaaS
6 4 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.15%) GitHub
8 2 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.051%) Boomi
9 1 (0.051%) FinancialForce.com
9 1 (0.051%) PaaS
9 1 (0.051%) TestFlight
9 1 (0.051%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.64%) Internet
2 25 (1.28%) HTTP
3 16 (0.82%) WAN
4 15 (0.77%) LAN
5 14 (0.72%) TCP/IP
6 13 (0.67%) SAN
7 10 (0.51%) VPN
8 8 (0.41%) HTTPS
9 7 (0.36%) DNS
10 6 (0.31%) FTP
10 6 (0.31%) PuTTY
10 6 (0.31%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.26%) VoIP
11 5 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.26%) ZigBee
12 4 (0.21%) 3G
12 4 (0.21%) 802.15
12 4 (0.21%) ATM
12 4 (0.21%) IPv6
12 4 (0.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 91 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (1.85%) Oracle Database
4 29 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
5 24 (1.23%) Relational Database
6 17 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
7 16 (0.82%) MongoDB
8 14 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (0.62%) Hadoop
11 10 (0.51%) Pentaho
12 9 (0.46%) Oracle BI EE
13 8 (0.41%) Base SAS
14 7 (0.36%) Data Mining
14 7 (0.36%) MS Access
14 7 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (0.31%) Big Data
15 6 (0.31%) Data Mart
15 6 (0.31%) SAP BW
15 6 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 329 (16.90%) Selenium
2 274 (14.07%) JIRA
3 155 (7.96%) Cucumber
4 140 (7.19%) HP UFT
5 135 (6.93%) SoapUI
6 130 (6.68%) WebDriver
7 78 (4.01%) LoadRunner
8 74 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 73 (3.75%) JMeter
10 67 (3.44%) Jenkins
11 59 (3.03%) SpecFlow
12 44 (2.26%) JUnit
13 42 (2.16%) Visual Studio
14 37 (1.90%) Maven
14 37 (1.90%) WinRunner
15 29 (1.49%) TestDirector
16 26 (1.34%) Git (software)
17 18 (0.92%) Toad
18 15 (0.77%) Appium
18 15 (0.77%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 562 (28.86%) Finance
2 267 (13.71%) Banking
3 148 (7.60%) Retail
4 70 (3.60%) Telecoms
5 49 (2.52%) Retail Banking
6 43 (2.21%) Investment Banking
7 21 (1.08%) Billing
8 16 (0.82%) Front Office
8 16 (0.82%) Publishing
9 15 (0.77%) Games
10 14 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.67%) Back Office
12 12 (0.62%) Marketing
13 9 (0.46%) Automotive
13 9 (0.46%) Electronics
13 9 (0.46%) Legal
14 7 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
14 7 (0.36%) Law
15 5 (0.26%) Advertising
16 4 (0.21%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (7.55%) XML
2 114 (5.86%) .NET
3 106 (5.44%) SOAP
4 102 (5.24%) Web Services
5 72 (3.70%) HTML
6 50 (2.57%) Gherkin
7 38 (1.95%) ASP.NET
8 23 (1.18%) REST
9 22 (1.13%) CSS
10 20 (1.03%) Middleware
10 20 (1.03%) XML Messaging
11 17 (0.87%) AngularJS
12 16 (0.82%) Node.js
13 14 (0.72%) Ajax
13 14 (0.72%) Spring
13 14 (0.72%) Spring Boot
14 12 (0.62%) RESTful
15 11 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
16 10 (0.51%) Java EE
17 9 (0.46%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 144 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 36 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 32 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 29 (1.49%) Credit Risk
6 27 (1.39%) Equities
7 23 (1.18%) Derivative
8 19 (0.98%) Clustering
8 19 (0.98%) Management Information System
9 17 (0.87%) Smart Meter
10 16 (0.82%) Fixed Income
10 16 (0.82%) NHS
11 15 (0.77%) PDA
11 15 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
12 14 (0.72%) Data Centre
12 14 (0.72%) Mainframe
12 14 (0.72%) User Experience
13 13 (0.67%) SWIFT
14 12 (0.62%) AS400
14 12 (0.62%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 148 (7.60%) Unix
2 122 (6.27%) Windows
3 78 (4.01%) Linux
4 33 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (1.64%) Windows 7
5 32 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (1.44%) Windows XP
7 24 (1.23%) AIX
8 23 (1.18%) Windows Server
9 18 (0.92%) Android
10 15 (0.77%) Windows 10
11 14 (0.72%) Apple iOS
12 12 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.26%) Solaris
14 3 (0.15%) VMS
15 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 671 (34.46%) Agile Software Development
2 623 (32.00%) Test Scripting
3 442 (22.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 300 (15.41%) Software Testing
5 273 (14.02%) Functional Testing
6 251 (12.89%) Regression Testing
7 212 (10.89%) Integration Testing
8 193 (9.91%) Manual Testing
9 191 (9.81%) Defect Management
10 187 (9.60%) Test Automation
11 173 (8.89%) Scrum
12 164 (8.42%) BDD
13 157 (8.06%) Non-Functional Testing
14 148 (7.60%) Migration
15 146 (7.50%) Automation Testing
16 144 (7.40%) System Integration Testing
17 143 (7.34%) Test Strategy
18 137 (7.04%) Test Planning
19 134 (6.88%) System Testing
20 130 (6.68%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 597 (30.66%) SQL
2 273 (14.02%) Java
3 134 (6.88%) C#
4 97 (4.98%) JavaScript
5 60 (3.08%) PL/SQL
6 48 (2.47%) Ruby
7 38 (1.95%) Python
8 28 (1.44%) VB
9 24 (1.23%) VBScript
10 20 (1.03%) VBA
11 19 (0.98%) PHP
12 15 (0.77%) T-SQL
13 14 (0.72%) Groovy
13 14 (0.72%) Perl
14 13 (0.67%) C
14 13 (0.67%) Shell Script
15 12 (0.62%) PowerShell
16 9 (0.46%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.26%) C++
18 4 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 416 (21.37%) ISTQB
2 415 (21.31%) ISEB
3 230 (11.81%) Security Cleared
4 182 (9.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 167 (8.58%) SC Cleared
6 84 (4.31%) Degree
7 32 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (1.39%) DV Cleared
8 27 (1.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 26 (1.34%) MCITP
10 23 (1.18%) MCSE
11 22 (1.13%) MCSA
12 21 (1.08%) MCTS
13 20 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
14 12 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (0.31%) CCNA
15 6 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
16 5 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
16 5 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
17 2 (0.10%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (16.59%) QA
2 16 (0.82%) Solvency II
3 12 (0.62%) SDET
4 8 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.36%) SEPA
6 5 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.26%) HL7
7 2 (0.10%) Basel III
7 2 (0.10%) COREP
7 2 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.10%) EMIR
7 2 (0.10%) GxP
7 2 (0.10%) SLA
8 1 (0.051%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.051%) GPG13
8 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.051%) MiFID
8 1 (0.051%) WAI
8 1 (0.051%) WCAG
System Software
1 37 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 25 (1.28%) Hyper-V
3 22 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.98%) VMware ESX
5 10 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.26%) vSphere
8 1 (0.051%) Firmware
8 1 (0.051%) XenApp
8 1 (0.051%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 283 (14.54%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
3 19 (0.98%) Netcool
4 6 (0.31%) Cisco IPCC
5 5 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.26%) Puppet
6 4 (0.21%) Control-M
6 4 (0.21%) SCCM
7 3 (0.15%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.10%) CA Service Virtualization
8 2 (0.10%) Linux-HA
8 2 (0.10%) SCOM
9 1 (0.051%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.051%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.051%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.051%) Oracle EDQ
9 1 (0.051%) Oracle Flashback
9 1 (0.051%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.051%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 242 (12.43%) HP
2 210 (10.79%) Oracle
3 207 (10.63%) Microsoft
4 104 (5.34%) SAP
5 51 (2.62%) IBM
6 43 (2.21%) VMware
7 40 (2.05%) Citrix
8 23 (1.18%) Cognos
8 23 (1.18%) Intel Security
9 21 (1.08%) Veritas
10 20 (1.03%) Atlassian
11 16 (0.82%) Rally
12 15 (0.77%) Talend
13 14 (0.72%) Cisco
14 11 (0.56%) Informatica
14 11 (0.56%) Red Hat
14 11 (0.56%) Sybase
15 10 (0.51%) Siebel
16 9 (0.46%) Murex
16 9 (0.46%) webMethods
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