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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 133 129 109
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1000 954 1047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.83% 1.73% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 1.82% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 607 714
Median daily rate £325 £315 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.46% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 10
Median hourly rate £14.18 £33.00 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.04% -20.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £23.00 £26.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £46.92 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.18 £33.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-57.04% -5.03%

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
51670 52282 49893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33730 32289 30871
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1487 2076 2100
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.33 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +8 860 £330 +3.12% 177
London +22 312 £380 +8.57% 42
South East -13 183 £318 -0.78% 24
Scotland -17 108 £325 +8.33% 8
West Midlands +38 78 £300 - 19
South West +10 68 £300 -4.00% 17
Yorkshire +1 61 £315 +10.52% 26
North West -16 61 £325 +20.37% 20
City of London +44 53 £423 +5.23% 11
Edinburgh -21 48 £325 +12.06% 1
West Yorkshire -11 46 £313 +9.64% 15
Hampshire -32 35 £311 -4.23% 5
East Midlands +14 34 £300 -3.22% 9
Buckinghamshire +8 33 £295 -7.81% 2
East of England -4 33 £294 -2.08% 18
Leeds +3 32 £300 - 13
Glasgow +5 31 £338 +21.62% 5
Manchester -15 27 £300 +10.09% 15
Surrey -19 27 £375 +7.14% 5
North East -32 27 £300 -16.21% 2
Tyne and Wear -41 25 £300 -16.21% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -41 23 £315 -12.03% 2
Kent +3 22 £180 -44.61% 1
Wales +12 21 £325 +4.83% 3
South Wales +5 20 £325 +4.83% 3
Berkshire -26 20 £360 +2.85% 3
Wiltshire +3 19 £300 -9.84% 1
Cardiff +14 18 £325 +6.55% 2
Birmingham +15 17 £309 +2.91% 6
Bristol 0 17 £280 -1.75% 7

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 677 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
2 674 (33.68%) Test Scripting
3 636 (31.78%) SQL
4 587 (29.34%) Finance
5 463 (23.14%) ISEB
6 459 (22.94%) ISTQB
7 427 (21.34%) User Acceptance Testing
8 334 (16.69%) QA
9 328 (16.39%) Selenium
10 323 (16.14%) HP Quality Center
11 320 (15.99%) Software Testing
12 285 (14.24%) Banking
13 260 (12.99%) Functional Testing
14 246 (12.29%) Java
15 244 (12.19%) Security Cleared
16 242 (12.09%) Oracle
17 235 (11.74%) HP
18 229 (11.44%) Microsoft
19 225 (11.24%) Test Automation
20 220 (10.99%) JIRA
21 216 (10.79%) Manual Testing
22 206 (10.29%) Regression Testing
23 200 (10.00%) Integration Testing
24 196 (9.80%) Scrum
25 191 (9.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 188 (9.40%) Defect Management
27 180 (9.00%) Non-Functional Testing
28 170 (8.50%) Retail
29 169 (8.45%) BDD
30 160 (8.00%) SC Cleared

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 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 38 (1.90%) Confluence
3 24 (1.20%) WebSphere
4 20 (1.00%) Node.js
4 20 (1.00%) SAS
5 16 (0.80%) JBoss
6 14 (0.70%) CMS
7 10 (0.50%) IIS
7 10 (0.50%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.40%) Apache
8 8 (0.40%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.35%) Apache Solr
9 7 (0.35%) MQSeries
9 7 (0.35%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.25%) SAP Portal
11 4 (0.20%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.15%) ATG Dynamo
12 3 (0.15%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 111 (5.55%) MS Excel
2 84 (4.20%) MS Office
3 16 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.65%) MS Project
5 10 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.15%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 20 (1.00%) Magento
2 19 (0.95%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 17 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (0.50%) SAP FI
7 9 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
7 9 (0.45%) SAP HCM
8 8 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
9 7 (0.35%) Markit EDM
10 6 (0.30%) Maximo
10 6 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
10 6 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
11 5 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
11 5 (0.25%) SAP CRM
11 5 (0.25%) SAP HR
11 5 (0.25%) SAP Payroll
12 4 (0.20%) SAP SD
12 4 (0.20%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.60%) GitHub
4 9 (0.45%) Office 365
5 5 (0.25%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.20%) SaaS
7 2 (0.100%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.050%) Boomi
8 1 (0.050%) FinancialForce.com
8 1 (0.050%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.10%) HTTP
2 17 (0.85%) TCP/IP
3 15 (0.75%) LAN
3 15 (0.75%) WAN
4 14 (0.70%) Internet
5 13 (0.65%) SAN
6 12 (0.60%) FTP
7 11 (0.55%) VPN
8 6 (0.30%) DNS
8 6 (0.30%) HTTPS
8 6 (0.30%) ZigBee
9 5 (0.25%) Skype
10 4 (0.20%) Intranet
10 4 (0.20%) IP Telephony
10 4 (0.20%) SSL
10 4 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.15%) 802.15
11 3 (0.15%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.15%) GSM
11 3 (0.15%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 94 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
3 53 (2.65%) Oracle Database
4 28 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
4 28 (1.40%) Relational Database
5 24 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
6 19 (0.95%) Data Mining
7 17 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (0.80%) MongoDB
9 12 (0.60%) Hadoop
9 12 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
10 11 (0.55%) SAP BI
11 10 (0.50%) DB2
11 10 (0.50%) MySQL
11 10 (0.50%) Pentaho
12 9 (0.45%) Data Mart
13 8 (0.40%) SAP BW
14 7 (0.35%) Big Data
14 7 (0.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 328 (16.39%) Selenium
2 220 (10.99%) JIRA
3 158 (7.90%) Cucumber
4 150 (7.50%) HP UFT
5 128 (6.40%) SoapUI
6 126 (6.30%) WebDriver
7 110 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 101 (5.05%) LoadRunner
9 69 (3.45%) SpecFlow
10 61 (3.05%) JMeter
11 59 (2.95%) Visual Studio
12 53 (2.65%) Jenkins
13 36 (1.80%) TestDirector
13 36 (1.80%) WinRunner
14 35 (1.75%) Toad
15 27 (1.35%) Git (software)
15 27 (1.35%) JUnit
16 25 (1.25%) Maven
17 24 (1.20%) Protractor
18 22 (1.10%) FitNesse
General
1 587 (29.34%) Finance
2 285 (14.24%) Banking
3 170 (8.50%) Retail
4 71 (3.55%) Telecoms
5 49 (2.45%) Retail Banking
6 48 (2.40%) Investment Banking
7 25 (1.25%) Front Office
8 22 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.00%) Billing
10 18 (0.90%) Marketing
11 16 (0.80%) Electronics
12 13 (0.65%) Games
13 12 (0.60%) Legal
14 11 (0.55%) Law
15 10 (0.50%) Back Office
16 9 (0.45%) Advertising
16 9 (0.45%) Publishing
17 8 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
18 7 (0.35%) General Ledger
19 6 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (7.85%) XML
2 129 (6.45%) .NET
3 93 (4.65%) SOAP
3 93 (4.65%) Web Services
4 76 (3.80%) HTML
5 68 (3.40%) Gherkin
6 39 (1.95%) ASP.NET
7 26 (1.30%) AngularJS
8 21 (1.05%) XML Messaging
9 20 (1.00%) CSS
10 19 (0.95%) REST
11 17 (0.85%) Middleware
12 16 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (0.70%) Java EE
13 14 (0.70%) Spring Boot
14 13 (0.65%) Ajax
14 13 (0.65%) Spring
15 12 (0.60%) RESTful
15 12 (0.60%) WebCenter
16 10 (0.50%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 135 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 28 (1.40%) Credit Risk
4 26 (1.30%) Mobile App
5 23 (1.15%) Computer Science
5 23 (1.15%) NHS
6 22 (1.10%) Derivative
7 20 (1.00%) Clustering
7 20 (1.00%) Equities
7 20 (1.00%) Management Information System
7 20 (1.00%) PDA
7 20 (1.00%) Smart Meter
8 19 (0.95%) Data Centre
9 17 (0.85%) Fixed Income
10 14 (0.70%) Mainframe
10 14 (0.70%) SWIFT
11 12 (0.60%) AS400
11 12 (0.60%) Client/Server
11 12 (0.60%) IVR
11 12 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 141 (7.05%) Unix
2 133 (6.65%) Windows
3 82 (4.10%) Linux
4 31 (1.55%) Windows 7
4 31 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (1.25%) Windows XP
7 20 (1.00%) AIX
8 18 (0.90%) Windows Server
9 13 (0.65%) Android
10 11 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.45%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.40%) Windows 10
13 6 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.20%) Solaris
15 3 (0.15%) VMS
16 1 (0.050%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.050%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.050%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.050%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 677 (33.83%) Agile Software Development
2 674 (33.68%) Test Scripting
3 427 (21.34%) User Acceptance Testing
4 320 (15.99%) Software Testing
5 260 (12.99%) Functional Testing
6 225 (11.24%) Test Automation
7 216 (10.79%) Manual Testing
8 206 (10.29%) Regression Testing
9 200 (10.00%) Integration Testing
10 196 (9.80%) Scrum
11 188 (9.40%) Defect Management
12 180 (9.00%) Non-Functional Testing
13 169 (8.45%) BDD
14 160 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
15 153 (7.65%) Automated Testing
16 149 (7.45%) Test Strategy
17 147 (7.35%) Automation Testing
18 141 (7.05%) SDLC
19 136 (6.80%) Test Management
19 136 (6.80%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 636 (31.78%) SQL
2 246 (12.29%) Java
3 147 (7.35%) C#
4 101 (5.05%) JavaScript
5 74 (3.70%) PL/SQL
6 65 (3.25%) Ruby
7 41 (2.05%) VB
8 37 (1.85%) VBScript
9 33 (1.65%) Python
10 20 (1.00%) VBA
11 18 (0.90%) Shell Script
11 18 (0.90%) T-SQL
12 17 (0.85%) Perl
13 15 (0.75%) C
14 13 (0.65%) C++
14 13 (0.65%) PHP
14 13 (0.65%) PowerShell
15 12 (0.60%) Bash Shell
15 12 (0.60%) Groovy
16 6 (0.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 463 (23.14%) ISEB
2 459 (22.94%) ISTQB
3 244 (12.19%) Security Cleared
4 191 (9.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 160 (8.00%) SC Cleared
6 65 (3.25%) Degree
7 33 (1.65%) DV Cleared
7 33 (1.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 32 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 29 (1.45%) MCITP
10 22 (1.10%) MCSA
10 22 (1.10%) MCSE
10 22 (1.10%) MCTS
11 18 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
12 14 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (0.70%) CTC Cleared
13 8 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
14 6 (0.30%) CCNA
15 3 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 334 (16.69%) QA
2 15 (0.75%) HL7
3 13 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (0.55%) Solvency II
5 10 (0.50%) SDET
6 6 (0.30%) SEPA
7 5 (0.25%) SLA
8 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.15%) FedRAMP
8 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.100%) EMIR
9 2 (0.100%) FATCA
9 2 (0.100%) GPG13
9 2 (0.100%) ISO22301
9 2 (0.100%) WAI
9 2 (0.100%) WCAG
10 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.050%) MiFID
System Software
1 40 (2.00%) Active Directory
2 25 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.20%) VMware ESX
4 23 (1.15%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.50%) Docker
6 7 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 5 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.25%) vSphere
8 4 (0.20%) Firmware
9 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 323 (16.14%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
3 20 (1.00%) Netcool
4 4 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (0.15%) nmon
5 3 (0.15%) SCCM
6 2 (0.100%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.100%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (0.100%) Control-M
6 2 (0.100%) SCOM
7 1 (0.050%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.050%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.050%) DameWare
7 1 (0.050%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.050%) Linux-HA
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.050%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.050%) WMI
Vendors
1 242 (12.09%) Oracle
2 235 (11.74%) HP
3 229 (11.44%) Microsoft
4 98 (4.90%) SAP
5 67 (3.35%) IBM
6 54 (2.70%) VMware
7 42 (2.10%) Citrix
8 34 (1.70%) Cognos
9 24 (1.20%) Intel Security
10 22 (1.10%) Veritas
11 20 (1.00%) Murex
12 19 (0.95%) Atlassian
13 16 (0.80%) Cisco
14 14 (0.70%) Pega
14 14 (0.70%) Red Hat
15 13 (0.65%) Informatica
15 13 (0.65%) Rally
16 11 (0.55%) Siebel
17 8 (0.40%) ATG
17 8 (0.40%) Kronos
East Midlands
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northern Ireland
onezeero.
Posted: Yesterday
Livingston, West Lothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £180 - £230 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
onezeero.
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingswinford, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
AWD Recruitment
Rate: £25,000 pro rata + Travel Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Oho Group
Rate: £30 - 40 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
UK
Computer Recruitment Services
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Blackpool
People Source Consulting
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge
Oho Group
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Huxley
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago