Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 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.

Test Analyst
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 167 122
Rank change year-on-year +18 -45 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 105 65 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.48% 1.04% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.09% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 54 88
City of London median daily rate £425 £355 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.72% -4.70% -0.67%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £475 £525
Central London median daily rate £425 £355 £370
% change year-on-year +19.72% -4.05% -1.33%
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 6,685 5,951 6,861
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.23% 95.55% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,311 4,722 5,412
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 £644
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 67 100
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.89 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.95% -10.55% +19.37%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.84 £10.98
90th Percentile £30.80 £55.00 £41.30
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.13 £19.50
% change year-on-year +5.69% -12.18% +18.18%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in the City of London

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 Test Analyst in the City of London.

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

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 Test Analyst in the job title.

1 51 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
1 51 (48.57%) Test Automation
2 41 (39.05%) Test Scripting
3 39 (37.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 38 (36.19%) Finance
5 36 (34.29%) SQL
6 35 (33.33%) Banking
7 26 (24.76%) Selenium
8 23 (21.90%) ISEB
9 21 (20.00%) Integration Testing
10 20 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
10 20 (19.05%) Software Testing
11 19 (18.10%) ISTQB
12 18 (17.14%) JIRA
13 17 (16.19%) BDD
13 17 (16.19%) Regression Testing
14 16 (15.24%) Java
14 16 (15.24%) Investment Banking
14 16 (15.24%) Test Strategy
14 16 (15.24%) Scenario Testing
15 15 (14.29%) Cucumber
15 15 (14.29%) Validation
16 14 (13.33%) System Testing
17 13 (12.38%) QA
17 13 (12.38%) Team Foundation Server
17 13 (12.38%) Microsoft
18 12 (11.43%) SpecFlow
18 12 (11.43%) Gherkin
18 12 (11.43%) Defect Management
19 11 (10.48%) Manual Testing

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 5 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.81%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.95%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (3.81%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.95%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.95%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.95%) Minerva
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.95%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.86%) BlazeMeter
1 3 (2.86%) BrowserStack
1 3 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.95%) Office 365
2 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (2.86%) SMS
2 1 (0.95%) ATM
2 1 (0.95%) DHCP
2 1 (0.95%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.81%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (3.81%) Crystal Reports
1 4 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.95%) Data Mart
3 1 (0.95%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (24.76%) Selenium
2 18 (17.14%) JIRA
3 15 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 13 (12.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (11.43%) SpecFlow
6 10 (9.52%) Visual Studio
6 10 (9.52%) WebDriver
7 5 (4.76%) Git (software)
7 5 (4.76%) HP UFT
7 5 (4.76%) Jenkins
7 5 (4.76%) JMeter
7 5 (4.76%) Selenium IDE
7 5 (4.76%) Zephyr
8 4 (3.81%) TeamCity
9 3 (2.86%) Appium
10 2 (1.90%) JUnit
10 2 (1.90%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.90%) Maven
10 2 (1.90%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.95%) XMLSpy
General
1 38 (36.19%) Finance
2 35 (33.33%) Banking
3 16 (15.24%) Investment Banking
4 10 (9.52%) Front Office
5 5 (4.76%) Retail Banking
6 4 (3.81%) Retail
7 3 (2.86%) Legal
8 2 (1.90%) International Banking
9 1 (0.95%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.95%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.43%) Gherkin
2 8 (7.62%) .NET
3 3 (2.86%) SOAP
4 2 (1.90%) HTML
4 2 (1.90%) HTML5
4 2 (1.90%) Middleware
5 1 (0.95%) REST
5 1 (0.95%) RESTful
5 1 (0.95%) WCF
5 1 (0.95%) Web Services
5 1 (0.95%) WebSockets
5 1 (0.95%) WinForms
5 1 (0.95%) WPF
5 1 (0.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Derivative
2 8 (7.62%) Fixed Income
3 7 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 5 (4.76%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.81%) Fintech
5 4 (3.81%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.81%) User Experience
6 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.86%) AS400
6 3 (2.86%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.86%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.90%) DTCC
7 2 (1.90%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.90%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.95%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.95%) Equities
8 1 (0.95%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.95%) Replication
8 1 (0.95%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.81%) Android
1 4 (3.81%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.86%) Linux
2 3 (2.86%) Windows
3 1 (0.95%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.95%) Unix
3 1 (0.95%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
3 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.95%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
1 51 (48.57%) Test Automation
2 41 (39.05%) Test Scripting
3 39 (37.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 20 (19.05%) Software Testing
5 20 (19.05%) System Integration Testing
6 17 (16.19%) BDD
6 17 (16.19%) Regression Testing
7 16 (15.24%) Scenario Testing
7 16 (15.24%) Test Strategy
8 15 (14.29%) Validation
9 14 (13.33%) System Testing
10 12 (11.43%) Defect Management
11 11 (10.48%) Manual Testing
11 11 (10.48%) Scrum
12 10 (9.52%) Functional Testing
12 10 (9.52%) Migration
13 9 (8.57%) E-Commerce
14 8 (7.62%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 36 (34.29%) SQL
2 16 (15.24%) Java
3 9 (8.57%) C#
4 7 (6.67%) Python
5 5 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.90%) C++
7 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.95%) Groovy
7 1 (0.95%) Perl
7 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.95%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (21.90%) ISEB
2 19 (18.10%) ISTQB
3 10 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (8.57%) Security Cleared
5 8 (7.62%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.38%) QA
2 4 (3.81%) MiFID
3 2 (1.90%) EMIR
System Software
1 3 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.95%) Docker
2 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (7.62%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.95%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (12.38%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.62%) HP
3 6 (5.71%) Charles River
4 5 (4.76%) Oracle
4 5 (4.76%) SAP
5 3 (2.86%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.86%) Citrix
6 2 (1.90%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (1.90%) Fidessa
6 2 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.90%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.95%) Cisco
7 1 (0.95%) Dell
7 1 (0.95%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.95%) Murex
7 1 (0.95%) Northgate
7 1 (0.95%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.95%) Serena
7 1 (0.95%) VMware
7 1 (0.95%) Workday