Period
to 25 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 164 109
Rank change year-on-year -18 -55 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 69 68 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.98% 1.12% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.17% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 62 104
City of London median daily rate £423 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.90% +0.69% +11.11%
10th Percentile £311 £256 £300
90th Percentile £575 £588 £525
Central London median daily rate £423 £400 £389
% change year-on-year +5.63% +2.89% +11.07%
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 6,620 5,827 6,253
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.49% 95.84% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,222 4,512 4,952
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £307 £288
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 60 97
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.83 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.89% -10.86% +11.17%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.95
90th Percentile £37.38 £30.81 £51.09
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -15.00% +11.95%

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 25 April 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 25 April 2018, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 36 (52.17%) Test Automation
2 33 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (39.13%) SQL
4 26 (37.68%) Finance
5 22 (31.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (27.54%) Selenium
7 18 (26.09%) Regression Testing
8 17 (24.64%) Banking
9 16 (23.19%) Test Scripting
10 14 (20.29%) JIRA
10 14 (20.29%) ISTQB
10 14 (20.29%) Integration Testing
11 13 (18.84%) ISEB
12 12 (17.39%) Software Testing
12 12 (17.39%) Test Strategy
12 12 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
13 11 (15.94%) Scenario Testing
13 11 (15.94%) Cucumber
14 10 (14.49%) BDD
14 10 (14.49%) Gherkin
14 10 (14.49%) Java
15 9 (13.04%) Scrum
15 9 (13.04%) SpecFlow
15 9 (13.04%) System Testing
16 8 (11.59%) Functional Testing
16 8 (11.59%) QA
17 7 (10.14%) Derivative
17 7 (10.14%) Validation
17 7 (10.14%) Investment Banking
17 7 (10.14%) E-Commerce

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 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.90%) SAS
4 1 (1.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.45%) Magento
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.90%) BlazeMeter
2 2 (2.90%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.45%) SaaS
3 1 (1.45%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) SMS
2 3 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.45%) ATM
3 1 (1.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (5.80%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.90%) Big Data
3 2 (2.90%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 1 (1.45%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (27.54%) Selenium
2 14 (20.29%) JIRA
3 11 (15.94%) Cucumber
4 9 (13.04%) SpecFlow
5 5 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (7.25%) WebDriver
6 4 (5.80%) Git (software)
6 4 (5.80%) HP UFT
6 4 (5.80%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.80%) JMeter
6 4 (5.80%) LoadRunner
7 3 (4.35%) SoapUI
7 3 (4.35%) TeamCity
7 3 (4.35%) Zephyr
8 2 (2.90%) Appium
8 2 (2.90%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (1.45%) Maven
9 1 (1.45%) NeoLoad
9 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.45%) XMLSpy
General
1 26 (37.68%) Finance
2 17 (24.64%) Banking
3 7 (10.14%) Investment Banking
4 6 (8.70%) Front Office
5 4 (5.80%) Retail Banking
6 3 (4.35%) Legal
6 3 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) Gherkin
2 4 (5.80%) .NET
2 4 (5.80%) XML
3 3 (4.35%) SOAP
4 1 (1.45%) FIXML
4 1 (1.45%) FpML
4 1 (1.45%) HTML
4 1 (1.45%) HTML5
4 1 (1.45%) JSON
4 1 (1.45%) JSON Schema
4 1 (1.45%) Middleware
4 1 (1.45%) OAuth
4 1 (1.45%) OAuth2
4 1 (1.45%) REST
4 1 (1.45%) Swagger
4 1 (1.45%) WCF
4 1 (1.45%) WebSockets
4 1 (1.45%) WinForms
4 1 (1.45%) WPF
4 1 (1.45%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Derivative
2 5 (7.25%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.80%) Fixed Income
3 4 (5.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.35%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.35%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.35%) Reference Data
4 3 (4.35%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.90%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.90%) Fintech
5 2 (2.90%) Reinsurance
5 2 (2.90%) User Experience
6 1 (1.45%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.45%) IVR
6 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.45%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.25%) Android
1 5 (7.25%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.90%) Linux
2 2 (2.90%) Windows
3 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.17%) Test Automation
2 33 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (31.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (26.09%) Regression Testing
5 16 (23.19%) Test Scripting
6 14 (20.29%) Integration Testing
7 12 (17.39%) Software Testing
7 12 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
7 12 (17.39%) Test Strategy
8 11 (15.94%) Scenario Testing
9 10 (14.49%) BDD
10 9 (13.04%) Scrum
10 9 (13.04%) System Testing
11 8 (11.59%) Functional Testing
12 7 (10.14%) API Testing
12 7 (10.14%) Defect Management
12 7 (10.14%) E-Commerce
12 7 (10.14%) Validation
12 7 (10.14%) Waterfall
13 6 (8.70%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 27 (39.13%) SQL
2 10 (14.49%) Java
3 6 (8.70%) Python
4 5 (7.25%) C#
4 5 (7.25%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.90%) Perl
6 1 (1.45%) C++
6 1 (1.45%) Korn
6 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (20.29%) ISTQB
2 13 (18.84%) ISEB
3 4 (5.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.35%) Degree
4 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.90%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.45%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) QA
2 2 (2.90%) IFRS
2 2 (2.90%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) HP ALM
2 3 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.14%) HP
2 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.35%) Charles River
3 3 (4.35%) Citrix
3 3 (4.35%) Oracle
4 2 (2.90%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.45%) Murex
5 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.45%) Splunk
5 1 (1.45%) Teradata
5 1 (1.45%) TOWER Software