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 27 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 173 91 135
Rank change year-on-year
-82 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 815 1327 952
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.52% 2.32% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 2.44% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 887 567
Median daily rate £325 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £309 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 6
Median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £32.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -21.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £25.00 £30.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.50 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £32.03
% change year-on-year
+44.00% -21.94%

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
50649 54325 53290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 34727 32509
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 1691 2060 2120
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 £45.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 27 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 -84 724 £325 - 164
London -63 259 £375 +3.44% 53
South East -49 126 £343 +5.53% 25
West Midlands -20 72 £305 +1.66% 9
Scotland -27 72 £295 -1.66% 8
South West -19 68 £295 -1.66% 19
North West -37 61 £288 -9.80% 18
Yorkshire -62 41 £313 +0.80% 18
East of England +7 40 £300 -7.69% 16
Manchester -24 39 £275 -8.33% 12
Edinburgh -9 36 £310 +3.33% 1
City of London -24 36 £375 - 13
East Midlands -4 34 £310 +3.33% 4
West Yorkshire -52 33 £316 +5.41% 14
Surrey -2 29 £350 -6.66% 6
Berkshire 0 27 £325 -7.14% 1
Wiltshire +8 21 £304 +10.45% 2
Hampshire -35 20 £294 -11.45% 5
North East -29 19 £310 +3.33% 2
Leeds -36 19 £320 +14.28% 8
Tyne and Wear -32 17 £330 +10.00% 2
South Wales +19 16 £375 +15.38% 8
Wales +18 16 £375 +15.38% 8
West Sussex -6 16 £315 +20.00% 1
Somerset +23 15 £225 -25.00% 6
Reading +12 15 £375 +4.16%
Newcastle upon Tyne -35 15 £330 +4.76% 2
Leicestershire +13 13 £310 -
Bath +13 13 £250 -16.66% 1
East Sussex +9 13 £344 +27.22% 4

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 (37.51%) Agile Software Development
2 554 (31.53%) Test Scripting
3 512 (29.14%) SQL
4 472 (26.86%) Finance
5 401 (22.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 371 (21.12%) ISTQB
7 367 (20.89%) ISEB
8 342 (19.46%) Selenium
9 318 (18.10%) QA
10 280 (15.94%) JIRA
11 274 (15.59%) Java
12 261 (14.85%) Software Testing
13 257 (14.63%) Functional Testing
14 241 (13.72%) Regression Testing
15 232 (13.20%) HP Quality Center
16 216 (12.29%) Banking
17 207 (11.78%) HP
18 204 (11.61%) Manual Testing
19 191 (10.87%) BDD
20 186 (10.59%) Test Automation
20 186 (10.59%) Defect Management
21 184 (10.47%) Security Cleared
22 180 (10.24%) Integration Testing
23 174 (9.90%) Microsoft
23 174 (9.90%) Oracle
24 169 (9.62%) Cucumber
25 157 (8.94%) Scrum
26 154 (8.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
27 150 (8.54%) WebDriver
28 143 (8.14%) 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 62 (3.53%) Confluence
2 33 (1.88%) SharePoint
3 25 (1.42%) WebSphere
4 20 (1.14%) SAS
5 16 (0.91%) CMS
6 15 (0.85%) IIS
7 9 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (0.46%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.46%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.34%) Apache
10 5 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.28%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.23%) JBoss
11 4 (0.23%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.17%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.17%) Drupal
12 3 (0.17%) SAP Portal
12 3 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.11%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 99 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 59 (3.36%) MS Office
3 24 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.51%) Mingle
6 5 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.91%) SAP HR
3 16 (0.91%) Sonata
4 15 (0.85%) SAP FI
5 12 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
5 12 (0.68%) SAP CO
5 12 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
6 9 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.51%) SAP HCM
7 7 (0.40%) SAP CRM
7 7 (0.40%) SAP ERP
7 7 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.34%) Magento
8 6 (0.34%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 5 (0.28%) Markit EDM
9 5 (0.28%) TRIRIGA
10 4 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
10 4 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 32 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.02%) Office 365
3 18 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
4 9 (0.51%) GitHub
5 8 (0.46%) SaaS
6 4 (0.23%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.11%) PaaS
9 1 (0.057%) Boomi
9 1 (0.057%) FinancialForce.com
9 1 (0.057%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.057%) IaaS
9 1 (0.057%) TestFlight
9 1 (0.057%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.33%) Internet
2 27 (1.54%) HTTP
3 18 (1.02%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.57%) FTP
4 10 (0.57%) WAN
5 9 (0.51%) LAN
6 7 (0.40%) Firewall
6 7 (0.40%) HTTPS
6 7 (0.40%) SAN
7 6 (0.34%) Unified Communications
8 5 (0.28%) Network Security
8 5 (0.28%) VoIP
8 5 (0.28%) VPN
9 4 (0.23%) IP Telephony
9 4 (0.23%) PuTTY
10 3 (0.17%) 4G
10 3 (0.17%) ATM
10 3 (0.17%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.17%) DNS
10 3 (0.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (5.92%) SQL Server
2 52 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (2.05%) Oracle Database
4 19 (1.08%) Relational Database
5 13 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
5 13 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
6 12 (0.68%) GIS
7 11 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (0.57%) MongoDB
9 7 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.34%) Base SAS
10 6 (0.34%) Big Data
10 6 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.34%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 5 (0.28%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.28%) Oracle Discoverer
11 5 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 342 (19.46%) Selenium
2 280 (15.94%) JIRA
3 169 (9.62%) Cucumber
4 150 (8.54%) WebDriver
5 128 (7.29%) SoapUI
6 113 (6.43%) HP UFT
7 80 (4.55%) Jenkins
8 72 (4.10%) JMeter
9 69 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
10 58 (3.30%) LoadRunner
11 55 (3.13%) SpecFlow
12 49 (2.79%) JUnit
13 39 (2.22%) Maven
14 36 (2.05%) Visual Studio
15 29 (1.65%) Git (software)
16 24 (1.37%) WinRunner
17 20 (1.14%) Hudson
17 20 (1.14%) Zephyr
18 18 (1.02%) Ant
18 18 (1.02%) Appium
General
1 472 (26.86%) Finance
2 216 (12.29%) Banking
3 137 (7.80%) Retail
4 51 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 43 (2.45%) Retail Banking
6 37 (2.11%) Investment Banking
7 19 (1.08%) Publishing
8 18 (1.02%) Games
9 13 (0.74%) Billing
10 12 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.68%) Marketing
11 11 (0.63%) Back Office
12 10 (0.57%) Automotive
13 7 (0.40%) Electronics
13 7 (0.40%) Front Office
14 6 (0.34%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.34%) Law
14 6 (0.34%) Legal
15 5 (0.28%) Advertising
15 5 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (7.51%) XML
2 108 (6.15%) .NET
2 108 (6.15%) Web Services
3 102 (5.81%) SOAP
4 56 (3.19%) HTML
5 39 (2.22%) Gherkin
6 37 (2.11%) REST
7 29 (1.65%) ASP.NET
8 21 (1.20%) Spring
9 20 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
10 18 (1.02%) RESTful
11 16 (0.91%) Ajax
11 16 (0.91%) XML Messaging
12 15 (0.85%) Java EE
12 15 (0.85%) JMS
13 13 (0.74%) CSS
13 13 (0.74%) Hibernate
13 13 (0.74%) Node.js
14 12 (0.68%) Middleware
15 11 (0.63%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 123 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 37 (2.11%) Computer Science
4 36 (2.05%) Mobile App
5 26 (1.48%) Credit Risk
5 26 (1.48%) Equities
6 22 (1.25%) Derivative
6 22 (1.25%) Management Information System
7 16 (0.91%) Fixed Income
8 15 (0.85%) User Experience
9 14 (0.80%) Mainframe
9 14 (0.80%) NHS
10 13 (0.74%) Clustering
11 12 (0.68%) EPoS
12 11 (0.63%) Smart Meter
13 10 (0.57%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (0.40%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.40%) Digital Media
14 7 (0.40%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 143 (8.14%) Unix
2 120 (6.83%) Windows
3 75 (4.27%) Linux
4 27 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (1.25%) Windows 7
6 22 (1.25%) Windows XP
7 21 (1.20%) AIX
7 21 (1.20%) Android
7 21 (1.20%) Windows Server
8 20 (1.14%) Apple iOS
9 18 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (0.91%) Windows 10
11 8 (0.46%) Solaris
12 3 (0.17%) VMS
13 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 659 (37.51%) Agile Software Development
2 554 (31.53%) Test Scripting
3 401 (22.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 261 (14.85%) Software Testing
5 257 (14.63%) Functional Testing
6 241 (13.72%) Regression Testing
7 204 (11.61%) Manual Testing
8 191 (10.87%) BDD
9 186 (10.59%) Defect Management
9 186 (10.59%) Test Automation
10 180 (10.24%) Integration Testing
11 157 (8.94%) Scrum
12 137 (7.80%) Non-Functional Testing
13 136 (7.74%) Automated Testing
14 135 (7.68%) Automation Testing
15 132 (7.51%) Test Strategy
16 131 (7.46%) Test Planning
17 128 (7.29%) SDLC
18 123 (7.00%) Performance Testing
19 121 (6.89%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 512 (29.14%) SQL
2 274 (15.59%) Java
3 123 (7.00%) C#
4 77 (4.38%) JavaScript
5 45 (2.56%) Python
6 42 (2.39%) Ruby
7 28 (1.59%) PL/SQL
8 26 (1.48%) VBScript
9 23 (1.31%) Groovy
9 23 (1.31%) VB
10 22 (1.25%) PHP
11 16 (0.91%) T-SQL
12 11 (0.63%) PowerShell
12 11 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.63%) VBA
13 10 (0.57%) Perl
14 8 (0.46%) C
15 7 (0.40%) C++
16 6 (0.34%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.28%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 371 (21.12%) ISTQB
2 367 (20.89%) ISEB
3 184 (10.47%) Security Cleared
4 154 (8.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 136 (7.74%) SC Cleared
6 93 (5.29%) Degree
7 26 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (1.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 24 (1.37%) DV Cleared
10 21 (1.20%) MCITP
11 17 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
11 17 (0.97%) MCSE
12 16 (0.91%) MCSA
13 15 (0.85%) MCTS
14 12 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
16 5 (0.28%) CCNA
17 4 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
18 3 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
19 2 (0.11%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 318 (18.10%) QA
2 15 (0.85%) SDET
2 15 (0.85%) Solvency II
3 13 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.28%) HL7
6 4 (0.23%) Basel III
7 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.17%) GxP
8 2 (0.11%) COREP
8 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.11%) EMIR
8 2 (0.11%) SEPA
8 2 (0.11%) SLA
9 1 (0.057%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 12207
9 1 (0.057%) MiFID
9 1 (0.057%) WAI
9 1 (0.057%) WCAG
System Software
1 33 (1.88%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.08%) Hyper-V
3 13 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.57%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.17%) XenApp
7 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.057%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.057%) Firmware
8 1 (0.057%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 232 (13.20%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (0.74%) Netcool
4 10 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
5 8 (0.46%) Puppet
6 7 (0.40%) Control-M
7 6 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.23%) HP SiteScope
8 4 (0.23%) SCCM
9 3 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
10 2 (0.11%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.11%) Linux-HA
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Flashback
10 2 (0.11%) SCOM
11 1 (0.057%) DameWare
11 1 (0.057%) OpenView
11 1 (0.057%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.057%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.057%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 207 (11.78%) HP
2 174 (9.90%) Microsoft
2 174 (9.90%) Oracle
3 103 (5.86%) SAP
4 37 (2.11%) IBM
5 29 (1.65%) Citrix
5 29 (1.65%) VMware
6 22 (1.25%) Atlassian
7 21 (1.20%) Rally
8 15 (0.85%) Intel Security
8 15 (0.85%) Talend
9 14 (0.80%) Cisco
9 14 (0.80%) Siebel
9 14 (0.80%) Veritas
10 10 (0.57%) webMethods
11 9 (0.51%) Cognos
11 9 (0.51%) Sybase
12 8 (0.46%) Thunderhead
13 7 (0.40%) Pega
13 7 (0.40%) TSYS
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