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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 173 106 150
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 710 1159 869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.43% 2.11% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 2.22% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 785 572
Median daily rate £325 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 6
Median hourly rate £30.97 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.82% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £20.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.55 £27.40 £34.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.97 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+54.82% -11.11%

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
46857 52091 52770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.71% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30652 33213 33381
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2008 2171
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -70 640 £325 - 162
London -50 239 £375 +3.44% 40
South East -20 136 £325 +4.00% 23
West Midlands -23 58 £288 -4.16% 8
South West -23 56 £300 -13.04% 24
Scotland -35 54 £275 -8.33% 5
East Midlands +17 46 £313 -3.10% 7
East of England +15 39 £300 - 16
Hampshire +5 36 £300 -3.22% 9
City of London -48 29 £375 - 12
Yorkshire -52 28 £295 - 18
Berkshire +14 27 £345 -1.42% 2
North West -76 26 £313 +4.16% 25
Edinburgh -15 24 £344 +20.61%
West Yorkshire -23 24 £288 -4.16% 13
Northamptonshire -6 20 £350 +16.66%
Glasgow -17 17 £269 -10.41% 1
Leeds -22 17 £275 -8.33% 8
Wiltshire +5 16 £335 +11.66% 3
Surrey +1 16 £375 -4.45% 5
Manchester -50 16 £240 -20.00% 15
East Sussex +19 15 £341 +6.40% 2
Swindon +19 15 £338 +0.97% 3
Brighton +13 13 £313 -17.76%
West Sussex +13 12 £334 +33.50% 1
Gloucestershire +7 12 £295 -18.62% 9
Hertfordshire +4 12 £419 +53.66% 6
Cambridgeshire +8 11 £300 - 1
Erskine 0 11 £275 -9.83%
Renfrewshire -4 11 £275 -9.83%

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 602 (38.66%) Agile Software Development
2 460 (29.54%) Test Scripting
3 443 (28.45%) SQL
4 359 (23.06%) Finance
5 341 (21.90%) Selenium
6 315 (20.23%) User Acceptance Testing
7 292 (18.75%) ISTQB
8 282 (18.11%) QA
9 275 (17.66%) Java
10 264 (16.96%) JIRA
11 261 (16.76%) ISEB
12 218 (14.00%) Regression Testing
13 209 (13.42%) Software Testing
14 208 (13.36%) Functional Testing
15 207 (13.29%) HP Quality Center
16 196 (12.59%) Manual Testing
17 191 (12.27%) BDD
18 182 (11.69%) Cucumber
19 178 (11.43%) Test Automation
20 166 (10.66%) HP
21 165 (10.60%) Oracle
22 161 (10.34%) Banking
23 157 (10.08%) Scrum
24 147 (9.44%) Microsoft
25 146 (9.38%) Integration Testing
25 146 (9.38%) Defect Management
26 145 (9.31%) WebDriver
27 143 (9.18%) Automation Testing
28 136 (8.73%) Performance Testing
28 136 (8.73%) Unix

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 51 (3.28%) Confluence
2 31 (1.99%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.35%) CMS
4 14 (0.90%) SAS
5 13 (0.83%) WebSphere
6 11 (0.71%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.58%) IIS
8 8 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.32%) Drupal
10 5 (0.32%) JBoss
10 5 (0.32%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.19%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.13%) CICS
12 2 (0.13%) Documentum
12 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 72 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 46 (2.95%) MS Office
3 24 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.45%) Mingle
6 5 (0.32%) MS Project
7 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.064%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 28 (1.80%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (1.03%) Sonata
4 13 (0.83%) SAP HR
5 12 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
5 12 (0.77%) SAP FI
6 10 (0.64%) SAP CO
6 10 (0.64%) SAP ERP
6 10 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
7 9 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
9 6 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.39%) SAP CRM
10 5 (0.32%) OpenText VIM for SAP
10 5 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (0.32%) SAP IS-U
10 5 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 5 (0.32%) TRIRIGA
11 4 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (1.61%) Office 365
3 24 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.09%) SuccessFactors
5 9 (0.58%) GitHub
6 7 (0.45%) SaaS
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.13%) PaaS
8 1 (0.064%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.064%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.064%) IaaS
8 1 (0.064%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.064%) Trello
8 1 (0.064%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.70%) Internet
2 15 (0.96%) 4G
2 15 (0.96%) HTTP
2 15 (0.96%) Wireless
3 14 (0.90%) LTE
4 12 (0.77%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.51%) Firewall
5 8 (0.51%) FTP
6 5 (0.32%) PuTTY
6 5 (0.32%) VoIP
7 4 (0.26%) Network Security
7 4 (0.26%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.26%) WAN
7 4 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.26%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.19%) 3G
8 3 (0.19%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.19%) Intranet
8 3 (0.19%) LAN
8 3 (0.19%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (5.39%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 30 (1.93%) Relational Database
5 14 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (0.71%) GIS
7 10 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (0.51%) SAP BW
9 7 (0.45%) Base SAS
9 7 (0.45%) Big Data
9 7 (0.45%) MS Access
9 7 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (0.45%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 7 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.39%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 6 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.39%) Oracle Discoverer
11 5 (0.32%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.32%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 341 (21.90%) Selenium
2 264 (16.96%) JIRA
3 182 (11.69%) Cucumber
4 145 (9.31%) WebDriver
5 129 (8.29%) SoapUI
6 97 (6.23%) HP UFT
7 87 (5.59%) Jenkins
8 71 (4.56%) JMeter
9 63 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 57 (3.66%) SpecFlow
11 44 (2.83%) JUnit
12 43 (2.76%) LoadRunner
13 40 (2.57%) Git (software)
14 38 (2.44%) Visual Studio
15 33 (2.12%) Maven
16 28 (1.80%) Appium
17 20 (1.28%) JBehave
18 18 (1.16%) Toad
19 17 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 14 (0.90%) Hudson
General
1 359 (23.06%) Finance
2 161 (10.34%) Banking
3 105 (6.74%) Retail
4 52 (3.34%) Telecoms
5 26 (1.67%) Investment Banking
6 25 (1.61%) Retail Banking
7 24 (1.54%) Publishing
8 19 (1.22%) Back Office
9 16 (1.03%) Marketing
10 14 (0.90%) Games
11 13 (0.83%) Billing
12 10 (0.64%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.51%) Front Office
13 8 (0.51%) Law
14 7 (0.45%) Advertising
14 7 (0.45%) Automotive
14 7 (0.45%) Legal
15 6 (0.39%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.32%) Electronics
17 4 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (8.29%) XML
2 107 (6.87%) SOAP
3 102 (6.55%) .NET
4 97 (6.23%) Web Services
5 55 (3.53%) Gherkin
6 43 (2.76%) HTML
7 31 (1.99%) REST
8 26 (1.67%) RESTful
9 16 (1.03%) JSON
10 15 (0.96%) Spring
11 14 (0.90%) ASP.NET
11 14 (0.90%) XML Messaging
12 12 (0.77%) CSS
12 12 (0.77%) J2EE
12 12 (0.77%) Node.js
13 11 (0.71%) HTML5
14 10 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
15 9 (0.58%) AngularJS
15 9 (0.58%) Hibernate
15 9 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 89 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (2.06%) Mobile App
3 29 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 23 (1.48%) Computer Science
5 21 (1.35%) Equities
6 19 (1.22%) Derivative
7 16 (1.03%) EPoS
8 15 (0.96%) Management Information System
9 14 (0.90%) Clustering
9 14 (0.90%) NHS
9 14 (0.90%) Smart Meter
10 13 (0.83%) Fixed Income
11 12 (0.77%) Credit Risk
12 10 (0.64%) OTC Derivatives
13 9 (0.58%) User Experience
14 8 (0.51%) Fintech
14 8 (0.51%) Mainframe
15 7 (0.45%) Data Integration
16 6 (0.39%) iPad
16 6 (0.39%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 136 (8.73%) Unix
2 114 (7.32%) Windows
3 67 (4.30%) Linux
4 29 (1.86%) Apple iOS
5 28 (1.80%) Android
6 26 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (1.48%) AIX
8 22 (1.41%) Windows 7
9 21 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (1.35%) Windows XP
10 18 (1.16%) Windows 10
11 13 (0.83%) Windows Server
12 7 (0.45%) Solaris
13 4 (0.26%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.064%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.064%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (38.66%) Agile Software Development
2 460 (29.54%) Test Scripting
3 315 (20.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 218 (14.00%) Regression Testing
5 209 (13.42%) Software Testing
6 208 (13.36%) Functional Testing
7 196 (12.59%) Manual Testing
8 191 (12.27%) BDD
9 178 (11.43%) Test Automation
10 157 (10.08%) Scrum
11 146 (9.38%) Defect Management
11 146 (9.38%) Integration Testing
12 143 (9.18%) Automation Testing
13 136 (8.73%) Performance Testing
14 120 (7.71%) Test Strategy
15 115 (7.39%) Automated Testing
16 112 (7.19%) Non-Functional Testing
17 106 (6.81%) System Integration Testing
18 102 (6.55%) SDLC
19 98 (6.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 443 (28.45%) SQL
2 275 (17.66%) Java
3 120 (7.71%) C#
4 65 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 52 (3.34%) Python
6 38 (2.44%) Ruby
7 19 (1.22%) Groovy
7 19 (1.22%) PL/SQL
8 14 (0.90%) VBScript
9 13 (0.83%) T-SQL
10 12 (0.77%) Shell Script
11 11 (0.71%) PHP
11 11 (0.71%) VB
11 11 (0.71%) VBA
12 10 (0.64%) Bash Shell
12 10 (0.64%) C
13 9 (0.58%) Perl
13 9 (0.58%) PowerShell
14 7 (0.45%) C++
14 7 (0.45%) F#
Qualifications
1 292 (18.75%) ISTQB
2 261 (16.76%) ISEB
3 135 (8.67%) Security Cleared
4 118 (7.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 96 (6.17%) SC Cleared
6 66 (4.24%) Degree
7 19 (1.22%) DV Cleared
8 16 (1.03%) MCSA
8 16 (1.03%) MCSE
8 16 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 15 (0.96%) MCITP
9 15 (0.96%) MCTS
10 8 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.064%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.064%) CCNP
14 1 (0.064%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 282 (18.11%) QA
2 14 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 12 (0.77%) SDET
4 7 (0.45%) Solvency II
5 6 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.26%) Basel III
6 4 (0.26%) WCAG
7 3 (0.19%) GxP
8 2 (0.13%) COREP
8 2 (0.13%) HL7
8 2 (0.13%) SEPA
8 2 (0.13%) SLA
8 2 (0.13%) WAI
9 1 (0.064%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.064%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 12207
9 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.064%) TickIT
System Software
1 30 (1.93%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.09%) Hyper-V
3 10 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.45%) VMware ESX
5 7 (0.45%) XenApp
6 6 (0.39%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.064%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.064%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 207 (13.29%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
3 14 (0.90%) Netcool
4 9 (0.58%) Puppet
5 8 (0.51%) Tivoli
6 7 (0.45%) Cisco IPCC
6 7 (0.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 6 (0.39%) Control-M
7 6 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.26%) HP SiteScope
9 3 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
9 3 (0.19%) Ganglia
9 3 (0.19%) nmon
10 2 (0.13%) Ansible
10 2 (0.13%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Flashback
10 2 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.064%) Graphite
Vendors
1 166 (10.66%) HP
2 165 (10.60%) Oracle
3 147 (9.44%) Microsoft
4 97 (6.23%) SAP
5 28 (1.80%) IBM
6 23 (1.48%) Citrix
7 17 (1.09%) Atlassian
7 17 (1.09%) Intel Security
8 15 (0.96%) Siebel
9 14 (0.90%) Veritas
10 13 (0.83%) VMware
10 13 (0.83%) webMethods
11 11 (0.71%) Talend
12 10 (0.64%) Sybase
13 9 (0.58%) Guidewire
14 8 (0.51%) CA Agile Central
14 8 (0.51%) Thunderhead
15 7 (0.45%) Teradata
16 6 (0.39%) Dell
16 6 (0.39%) Xamarin
Bristol, Avon
Omni RMS
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £260 - £297 per day + On Limited Company basis
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Intelletec
Rate: From £250 to £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 Per Day Limited Company / Umbrella Company Basis
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £190.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
WestPoint Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
IntaPeople
Rate: £390 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + pension + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £360 - £370 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £180 - £240 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £0.00 - £100.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago