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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
UK
Rank 167 123 122
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 704 1018 946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.55% 1.96% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 2.06% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 708 613
Median daily rate £325 £323 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% +3.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Median hourly rate £19.85 £32.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £18.50 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.61 £127.20 £108.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.85 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-38.92% +8.33%

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
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -45 618 £325 - 170
London -33 228 £375 -3.22% 39
South East -43 104 £325 +4.83% 37
South West +17 77 £300 -3.61% 16
East Midlands +14 55 £363 +22.88% 7
West Midlands -12 48 £300 +5.26% 11
Scotland -7 41 £306 +2.08% 10
North West -21 37 £313 +7.75% 21
Hampshire +2 34 £325 -5.79% 13
Northamptonshire +19 33 £415 +66.00% 1
City of London -36 29 £378 -5.62% 15
East of England -15 23 £300 +9.09% 14
Berkshire +18 22 £325 -7.14% 4
Yorkshire -24 22 £295 +2.60% 21
Northampton +9 20 £425 -
Wales -1 20 £235 -22.63% 2
Manchester -21 19 £210 -25.00% 7
West Yorkshire -9 18 £295 +4.70% 13
Wiltshire +8 17 £301 -3.60% 2
Tyne and Wear -6 17 £300 -6.97% 1
Edinburgh -11 17 £350 +25.00% 6
North East -15 17 £300 -6.25% 2
Swindon +14 16 £301 -7.30% 1
Glasgow +8 16 £268 -4.46% 4
South Wales +3 16 £235 -22.63% 1
Surrey +2 15 £403 +0.62% 8
Gloucestershire +2 15 £285 -13.96% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 15 £300 -7.69%
Nottinghamshire +7 14 £330 +8.19% 1
Buckinghamshire -14 14 £325 +10.16%

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 519 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
2 430 (30.45%) Test Scripting
3 380 (26.91%) SQL
4 321 (22.73%) Finance
4 321 (22.73%) Selenium
5 279 (19.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 244 (17.28%) QA
7 242 (17.14%) Java
8 230 (16.29%) ISTQB
9 210 (14.87%) ISEB
10 208 (14.73%) Functional Testing
11 207 (14.66%) Manual Testing
12 189 (13.39%) JIRA
12 189 (13.39%) Regression Testing
13 184 (13.03%) Banking
14 173 (12.25%) BDD
15 170 (12.04%) Software Testing
16 166 (11.76%) Test Automation
17 160 (11.33%) Cucumber
18 153 (10.84%) Scrum
19 145 (10.27%) HP Quality Center
20 138 (9.77%) Oracle
21 137 (9.70%) Integration Testing
22 133 (9.42%) HP
23 131 (9.28%) WebDriver
24 129 (9.14%) Non-Functional Testing
24 129 (9.14%) Automation Testing
25 127 (8.99%) System Integration Testing
25 127 (8.99%) Defect Management
26 126 (8.92%) Microsoft

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 30 (2.12%) Confluence
2 26 (1.84%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.42%) CMS
4 12 (0.85%) SAS
5 11 (0.78%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.50%) JBoss
7 6 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 6 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (0.42%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.35%) Drupal
8 5 (0.35%) IIS
8 5 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.28%) Moodle
9 4 (0.28%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.14%) Apache
11 2 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.14%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.14%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 52 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 34 (2.41%) MS Office
3 13 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.42%) Mingle
4 6 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.28%) MS Project
6 1 (0.071%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 28 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.35%) Oracle Applications
3 18 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (0.78%) Unit4 Business World
5 9 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.42%) SAP ERP
7 6 (0.42%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.35%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.28%) Lorenzo
9 4 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
9 4 (0.28%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 4 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
9 4 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (0.28%) SAP CRM
9 4 (0.28%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.35%) Office 365
2 16 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.57%) GitHub
4 5 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.21%) SaaS
6 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.071%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.071%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.071%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.071%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.20%) Internet
2 15 (1.06%) Wireless
3 14 (0.99%) 4G
3 14 (0.99%) LTE
4 11 (0.78%) HTTP
5 8 (0.57%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.35%) Firewall
6 5 (0.35%) FTP
6 5 (0.35%) PuTTY
7 4 (0.28%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.21%) Intranet
8 3 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.14%) BGP
9 2 (0.14%) DMVPN
9 2 (0.14%) HSRP
9 2 (0.14%) LAN
9 2 (0.14%) VLAN
9 2 (0.14%) WAN
9 2 (0.14%) WinSCP
10 1 (0.071%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (1.91%) Oracle Database
4 25 (1.77%) Relational Database
5 15 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (0.64%) Big Data
7 8 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (0.57%) DB2
7 8 (0.57%) GIS
8 6 (0.42%) MySQL
8 6 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (0.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 5 (0.35%) Data Mart
9 5 (0.35%) Electronic Patient Records
9 5 (0.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.35%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.35%) PowerCenter
9 5 (0.35%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.35%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 321 (22.73%) Selenium
2 189 (13.39%) JIRA
3 160 (11.33%) Cucumber
4 131 (9.28%) WebDriver
5 99 (7.01%) SoapUI
6 98 (6.94%) HP UFT
7 80 (5.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 78 (5.52%) Jenkins
9 56 (3.97%) LoadRunner
10 52 (3.68%) JMeter
10 52 (3.68%) Visual Studio
11 46 (3.26%) SpecFlow
12 44 (3.12%) Git (software)
13 36 (2.55%) Appium
14 27 (1.91%) JUnit
15 25 (1.77%) Eclipse
16 23 (1.63%) JBehave
17 18 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 17 (1.20%) Maven
19 15 (1.06%) Toad
General
1 321 (22.73%) Finance
2 184 (13.03%) Banking
3 95 (6.73%) Retail
4 37 (2.62%) Telecoms
5 29 (2.05%) Investment Banking
6 25 (1.77%) Retail Banking
7 24 (1.70%) Back Office
8 12 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 12 (0.85%) Marketing
8 12 (0.85%) Publishing
9 10 (0.71%) Advertising
9 10 (0.71%) Billing
9 10 (0.71%) Games
9 10 (0.71%) Legal
10 6 (0.42%) Front Office
11 5 (0.35%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.28%) Law
12 4 (0.28%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.21%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (7.58%) XML
2 92 (6.52%) .NET
3 87 (6.16%) SOAP
4 65 (4.60%) Web Services
5 45 (3.19%) Gherkin
6 33 (2.34%) HTML
7 27 (1.91%) REST
8 22 (1.56%) JSON
9 21 (1.49%) RESTful
10 13 (0.92%) CSS
11 12 (0.85%) Spring
12 11 (0.78%) XML Messaging
13 10 (0.71%) J2EE
14 9 (0.64%) Middleware
15 8 (0.57%) AngularJS
15 8 (0.57%) Flash
15 8 (0.57%) HTML5
16 7 (0.50%) ASP.NET Web API
16 7 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
17 6 (0.42%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 65 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 27 (1.91%) Mobile App
4 24 (1.70%) NHS
5 23 (1.63%) Smart Meter
6 19 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 18 (1.27%) Derivative
8 12 (0.85%) Fixed Income
8 12 (0.85%) Mainframe
9 11 (0.78%) User Experience
10 10 (0.71%) Computer Science
10 10 (0.71%) EPoS
11 9 (0.64%) Clustering
11 9 (0.64%) Equities
12 7 (0.50%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.50%) Fintech
12 7 (0.50%) OTC Derivatives
13 6 (0.42%) Data Centre
13 6 (0.42%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 109 (7.72%) Unix
2 86 (6.09%) Windows
3 53 (3.75%) Linux
4 26 (1.84%) Apple iOS
5 24 (1.70%) Android
6 19 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.27%) Windows 7
7 18 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.92%) Windows XP
10 12 (0.85%) AIX
11 9 (0.64%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.57%) Windows Server
13 4 (0.28%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.21%) Solaris
15 2 (0.14%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.071%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.071%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.071%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 519 (36.76%) Agile Software Development
2 430 (30.45%) Test Scripting
3 279 (19.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 208 (14.73%) Functional Testing
5 207 (14.66%) Manual Testing
6 189 (13.39%) Regression Testing
7 173 (12.25%) BDD
8 170 (12.04%) Software Testing
9 166 (11.76%) Test Automation
10 153 (10.84%) Scrum
11 137 (9.70%) Integration Testing
12 129 (9.14%) Automation Testing
12 129 (9.14%) Non-Functional Testing
13 127 (8.99%) Defect Management
13 127 (8.99%) System Integration Testing
14 121 (8.57%) Automated Testing
15 119 (8.43%) Test Strategy
16 107 (7.58%) Performance Testing
17 98 (6.94%) Test Management
18 94 (6.66%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 380 (26.91%) SQL
2 242 (17.14%) Java
3 122 (8.64%) C#
4 50 (3.54%) JavaScript
5 42 (2.97%) Python
6 33 (2.34%) Ruby
7 18 (1.27%) Groovy
8 17 (1.20%) VBScript
9 15 (1.06%) C++
9 15 (1.06%) PL/SQL
10 14 (0.99%) Bash Shell
11 13 (0.92%) T-SQL
12 12 (0.85%) C
12 12 (0.85%) F#
12 12 (0.85%) Perl
12 12 (0.85%) PowerShell
12 12 (0.85%) Shell Script
12 12 (0.85%) VBA
13 11 (0.78%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.50%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 230 (16.29%) ISTQB
2 210 (14.87%) ISEB
3 109 (7.72%) Security Cleared
4 82 (5.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 75 (5.31%) SC Cleared
6 47 (3.33%) Degree
7 18 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 14 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (0.71%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.71%) MCITP
10 10 (0.71%) MCSA
10 10 (0.71%) MCSE
10 10 (0.71%) MCTS
11 2 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.071%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.071%) CCNP
12 1 (0.071%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 244 (17.28%) QA
2 12 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.42%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.42%) HL7
4 5 (0.35%) SDET
5 4 (0.28%) MiFID
5 4 (0.28%) WCAG
6 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.21%) SLA
7 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.14%) EMIR
7 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.14%) WAI
8 1 (0.071%) Basel II
8 1 (0.071%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.071%) SEPA
8 1 (0.071%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.071%) TickIT
System Software
1 18 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.64%) Hyper-V
4 7 (0.50%) XenApp
5 6 (0.42%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.28%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.071%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.071%) Docker
8 1 (0.071%) Firmware
8 1 (0.071%) HDFS
8 1 (0.071%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 145 (10.27%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.99%) Tivoli
2 14 (0.99%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 13 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (0.64%) Cisco IPCC
4 9 (0.64%) Netcool
5 7 (0.50%) Ganglia
5 7 (0.50%) nmon
6 5 (0.35%) Puppet
7 4 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (0.21%) Control-M
9 2 (0.14%) Ansible
9 2 (0.14%) CA Service Virtualization
9 2 (0.14%) HP SiteScope
9 2 (0.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.14%) SCCM
9 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.071%) Graphite
10 1 (0.071%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 138 (9.77%) Oracle
2 133 (9.42%) HP
3 126 (8.92%) Microsoft
4 63 (4.46%) SAP
5 37 (2.62%) IBM
6 20 (1.42%) Citrix
7 14 (0.99%) Atlassian
7 14 (0.99%) Guidewire
8 13 (0.92%) Intel Security
9 12 (0.85%) VMware
10 10 (0.71%) Murex
10 10 (0.71%) Siebel
11 9 (0.64%) Veritas
12 8 (0.57%) AppDynamics
12 8 (0.57%) Informatica
12 8 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (0.50%) CA Agile Central
13 7 (0.50%) Teradata
13 7 (0.50%) webMethods
14 6 (0.42%) Cisco
Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Omni RMS
Rate: £35 - £42 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: day rate only
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
X4 Group
Rate: £17 - 25 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £255 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
Crimson Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcestershire
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £275 - £300 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: From £270 to £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Excellent daily rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £225.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Yorkshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago