Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Senior Test Analyst
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 230 223 228
Rank change year-on-year -7 +5 +47
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 14 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.20% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 7
City of London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £279 £313 £254
90th Percentile £571 £500 £493
Central London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,639 5,939 6,818
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.22% 95.51% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,277 4,715 5,381
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +5.14%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 66 97
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% -11.69% +17.65%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.82 £11.30
90th Percentile £30.80 £55.00 £41.45
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +6.47% -12.82% +18.18%

Senior Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Senior Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Analyst in the City of London

Senior Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Test Analyst in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Test Analyst in the City of London

Senior Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Test Analyst in the City of London

Senior Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, Senior 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 across the City of London region featuring Senior Test Analyst in the job title.

1 8 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 7 (50.00%) Selenium
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) Banking
4 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (35.71%) QA
4 5 (35.71%) BDD
5 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 4 (28.57%) System Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 4 (28.57%) Validation
5 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
6 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
6 3 (21.43%) TDD
6 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
6 3 (21.43%) Asset Management
6 3 (21.43%) .NET
6 3 (21.43%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
6 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (21.43%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (14.29%) Cucumber

Senior Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (7.14%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (21.43%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 2 (14.29%) JIRA
3 2 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 2 (14.29%) Zephyr
4 1 (7.14%) Appium
4 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.14%) JMeter
4 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
4 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
3 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) DTCC
3 1 (7.14%) Credit Risk
3 1 (7.14%) Derivative
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Android
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) BDD
3 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) System Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 4 (28.57%) Validation
5 3 (21.43%) Asset Management
5 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
5 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.14%) Data Validation
6 1 (7.14%) Load Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) QA
2 2 (14.29%) EMIR
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) HP
1 1 (7.14%) Splunk