Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 144 174
Rank change year-on-year -58 +30 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 69 101 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.98% 1.47% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.55% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 77 58
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -4.76%
10th Percentile £311 £306 £279
90th Percentile £538 £575 £525
Central London median daily rate £442 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +3.88% +13.33% -2.60%
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 6,678 6,496 6,346
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 94.80% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,280 5,077 5,064
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £675 £662
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £464
% change year-on-year - +7.87% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 91 72
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -1.37% +1.39%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.75 £48.62
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.31% +3.43% -2.78%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 33 (47.83%) Test Automation
2 30 (43.48%) Finance
3 23 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 18 (26.09%) SQL
5 14 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (20.29%) Banking
6 12 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (15.94%) ISTQB
7 11 (15.94%) Java
7 11 (15.94%) Regression Testing
8 10 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (13.04%) JIRA
9 9 (13.04%) QA
9 9 (13.04%) Selenium
9 9 (13.04%) Cucumber
9 9 (13.04%) Test Strategy
10 8 (11.59%) Retail Banking
11 7 (10.14%) Scrum
11 7 (10.14%) JMeter
11 7 (10.14%) Hedge funds
11 7 (10.14%) BDD
11 7 (10.14%) RESTful
11 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (8.70%) Investment Management
12 6 (8.70%) Waterfall
12 6 (8.70%) Software Delivery
12 6 (8.70%) SQL Server
12 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
12 6 (8.70%) Fixed Income
12 6 (8.70%) Asset Management

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 1 (1.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Markit EDM
1 3 (4.35%) thinkFolio
2 2 (2.90%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.45%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (1.45%) Elite 3E
3 1 (1.45%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.45%) SaaS
1 1 (1.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
1 1 (1.45%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.45%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.45%) DB2
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Cucumber
1 9 (13.04%) JIRA
1 9 (13.04%) Selenium
2 7 (10.14%) JMeter
3 4 (5.80%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.35%) SpecFlow
4 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.45%) JBehave
6 1 (1.45%) JUnit
6 1 (1.45%) Maven
6 1 (1.45%) MSTest
6 1 (1.45%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.45%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.45%) WebDriver
General
1 30 (43.48%) Finance
2 14 (20.29%) Banking
3 8 (11.59%) Retail Banking
4 5 (7.25%) Front Office
5 3 (4.35%) Legal
5 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.90%) General Ledger
6 2 (2.90%) Law
6 2 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.90%) Retail
7 1 (1.45%) Back Office
7 1 (1.45%) Electronics
7 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.14%) RESTful
2 2 (2.90%) XML
2 2 (2.90%) XSD
3 1 (1.45%) .NET
3 1 (1.45%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.45%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (10.14%) Hedge funds
2 6 (8.70%) Fixed Income
3 5 (7.25%) Derivative
4 4 (5.80%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (4.35%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.90%) Life Science
7 1 (1.45%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.45%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.45%) Equities
7 1 (1.45%) Fintech
7 1 (1.45%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.45%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.45%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.90%) Linux
2 1 (1.45%) Unix
2 1 (1.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (47.83%) Test Automation
2 23 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 14 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (15.94%) Regression Testing
6 10 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (13.04%) Test Strategy
8 7 (10.14%) BDD
8 7 (10.14%) Scrum
9 6 (8.70%) Asset Management
9 6 (8.70%) Investment Management
9 6 (8.70%) Software Delivery
9 6 (8.70%) Waterfall
10 5 (7.25%) Data Modelling
10 5 (7.25%) Defect Management
10 5 (7.25%) Functional Testing
10 5 (7.25%) Manual Testing
10 5 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (7.25%) SDLC
10 5 (7.25%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.09%) SQL
2 11 (15.94%) Java
3 4 (5.80%) Python
4 3 (4.35%) C#
4 3 (4.35%) C++
4 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.45%) C
5 1 (1.45%) Perl
5 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (15.94%) ISTQB
2 5 (7.25%) ISEB
3 3 (4.35%) Degree
3 3 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.04%) QA
2 2 (2.90%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.45%) Basel III
3 1 (1.45%) HL7
3 1 (1.45%) IFRS
3 1 (1.45%) MiFID
3 1 (1.45%) PMO
3 1 (1.45%) PSD2
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) HP ALM
2 4 (5.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.25%) HP
3 4 (5.80%) Oracle
4 2 (2.90%) Calypso
4 2 (2.90%) Charles River
5 1 (1.45%) BISAM
5 1 (1.45%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.45%) CODA
5 1 (1.45%) FactSet
5 1 (1.45%) FXall
5 1 (1.45%) iManage
5 1 (1.45%) Murex
5 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.45%) SAP
5 1 (1.45%) Splunk
5 1 (1.45%) Tableau
5 1 (1.45%) Teradata
5 1 (1.45%) Vermilion
5 1 (1.45%) Workday