Period
to 22 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 165 141
Rank change year-on-year -33 -24 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 57 77 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.81% 1.18% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.24% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 68 90
City of London median daily rate £400 £418 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% - +4.38%
10th Percentile £301 £268 £300
90th Percentile £596 £588 £538
Central London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 6,659 6,228 6,529
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 95.83% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,232 4,779 5,243
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £455
% change year-on-year +2.56% +7.14% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 77 80
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.03% -2.87% +1.30%
10th Percentile £12.90 £12.52 £11.48
90th Percentile £29.13 £30.07 £35.86
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.64 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.04% -11.81% +8.09%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 29 (50.88%) Finance
2 20 (35.09%) SQL
2 20 (35.09%) Test Automation
3 18 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (26.32%) Regression Testing
5 14 (24.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (22.81%) Banking
7 10 (17.54%) JIRA
7 10 (17.54%) Functional Testing
8 9 (15.79%) QA
8 9 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (15.79%) Scenario Testing
8 9 (15.79%) ISTQB
9 8 (14.04%) Java
9 8 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (14.04%) Integration Testing
9 8 (14.04%) Test Strategy
10 7 (12.28%) Waterfall
10 7 (12.28%) Test Scripting
10 7 (12.28%) SDLC
10 7 (12.28%) Oracle
10 7 (12.28%) ETL
10 7 (12.28%) HP
10 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (10.53%) Retail Banking
11 6 (10.53%) Derivative
11 6 (10.53%) Selenium
11 6 (10.53%) Data Modelling
11 6 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (10.53%) HP ALM

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 2 (3.51%) SAS
2 1 (1.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.75%) Magento
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.75%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (1.75%) BrowserStack
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.75%) SaaS
1 1 (1.75%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) SMS
2 1 (1.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.51%) Big Data
3 2 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.51%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 1 (1.75%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) JIRA
2 6 (10.53%) Cucumber
2 6 (10.53%) Selenium
3 4 (7.02%) SpecFlow
4 3 (5.26%) JMeter
4 3 (5.26%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.51%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.51%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.51%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.75%) Appium
6 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.75%) Maven
6 1 (1.75%) NeoLoad
6 1 (1.75%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.75%) Zephyr
General
1 29 (50.88%) Finance
2 13 (22.81%) Banking
3 6 (10.53%) Retail Banking
4 4 (7.02%) Front Office
5 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.51%) General Ledger
6 2 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (3.51%) Retail
7 1 (1.75%) Electronics
7 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.75%) Legal
7 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) XML
2 3 (5.26%) .NET
3 2 (3.51%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.51%) SOAP
3 2 (3.51%) XSD
4 1 (1.75%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.75%) FIXML
4 1 (1.75%) FpML
4 1 (1.75%) JSON
4 1 (1.75%) JSON Schema
4 1 (1.75%) OAuth
4 1 (1.75%) OAuth2
4 1 (1.75%) REST
4 1 (1.75%) RESTful
4 1 (1.75%) Swagger
4 1 (1.75%) WCF
4 1 (1.75%) WinForms
4 1 (1.75%) WPF
4 1 (1.75%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Derivative
2 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (5.26%) Fixed Income
3 3 (5.26%) Reference Data
4 2 (3.51%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.51%) Fintech
4 2 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.51%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.51%) Life Science
4 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.75%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.75%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Android
1 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.75%) Unix
2 1 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) Test Automation
2 18 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (26.32%) Regression Testing
4 14 (24.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (17.54%) Functional Testing
6 9 (15.79%) Scenario Testing
6 9 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
7 8 (14.04%) Integration Testing
7 8 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (14.04%) Test Strategy
8 7 (12.28%) ETL
8 7 (12.28%) SDLC
8 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (12.28%) Test Scripting
8 7 (12.28%) Waterfall
9 6 (10.53%) Data Modelling
10 5 (8.77%) BDD
10 5 (8.77%) Manual Testing
10 5 (8.77%) Scrum
11 4 (7.02%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.09%) SQL
2 8 (14.04%) Java
3 5 (8.77%) Python
4 3 (5.26%) C#
4 3 (5.26%) C++
4 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.75%) C
5 1 (1.75%) Korn
5 1 (1.75%) Perl
5 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.77%) Degree
2 5 (8.77%) ISEB
3 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.51%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) QA
2 3 (5.26%) IFRS
3 2 (3.51%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.51%) IFRS 9
4 1 (1.75%) Basel III
4 1 (1.75%) HL7
4 1 (1.75%) PSD2
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) HP ALM
2 4 (7.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) HP
1 7 (12.28%) Oracle
2 4 (7.02%) Charles River
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.51%) Teradata
5 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.75%) BISAM
5 1 (1.75%) Calypso
5 1 (1.75%) CODA
5 1 (1.75%) FactSet
5 1 (1.75%) Murex
5 1 (1.75%) SAP
5 1 (1.75%) Splunk
5 1 (1.75%) Tableau
5 1 (1.75%) Workday