Period
to 10 December 2017

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 10 December 2017.

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
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 168 134
Rank change year-on-year +27 -34 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 108 69 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.51% 1.06% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.11% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 54 101
City of London median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £306 £302 £263
90th Percentile £575 £475 £525
Central London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -
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 6749 6217 8142
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 95.37% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5353 4927 6421
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
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% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 73 114
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -9.09% +13.24%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.58 £11.19
90th Percentile £30.75 £54.03 £38.75
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -4.40% +9.09%

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 10 December 2017.

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 10 December 2017, 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 55 (50.93%) Test Automation
2 53 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (41.67%) Finance
4 38 (35.19%) Banking
4 38 (35.19%) Test Scripting
5 35 (32.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 33 (30.56%) SQL
7 23 (21.30%) Selenium
8 21 (19.44%) ISEB
8 21 (19.44%) Software Testing
9 19 (17.59%) BDD
9 19 (17.59%) System Integration Testing
10 18 (16.67%) Integration Testing
10 18 (16.67%) ISTQB
10 18 (16.67%) Java
11 17 (15.74%) Investment Banking
11 17 (15.74%) Test Strategy
12 16 (14.81%) Scenario Testing
13 15 (13.89%) JIRA
13 15 (13.89%) Regression Testing
14 14 (12.96%) QA
14 14 (12.96%) Cucumber
14 14 (12.96%) Gherkin
15 13 (12.04%) SpecFlow
15 13 (12.04%) Validation
15 13 (12.04%) Defect Management
16 11 (10.19%) Migration
16 11 (10.19%) TDD
16 11 (10.19%) E-Commerce
16 11 (10.19%) 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 4 (3.70%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.93%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.93%) Mingle
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.93%) Minerva
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.93%) PeopleSoft CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.85%) BlazeMeter
1 2 (1.85%) BrowserStack
1 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.78%) SMS
2 1 (0.93%) ATM
2 1 (0.93%) DHCP
2 1 (0.93%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (1.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.93%) Data Mart
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (21.30%) Selenium
2 15 (13.89%) JIRA
3 14 (12.96%) Cucumber
4 13 (12.04%) SpecFlow
5 10 (9.26%) WebDriver
6 9 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (8.33%) Visual Studio
7 5 (4.63%) HP UFT
7 5 (4.63%) Jenkins
7 5 (4.63%) JMeter
8 4 (3.70%) Selenium IDE
8 4 (3.70%) Zephyr
9 3 (2.78%) Appium
9 3 (2.78%) Git (software)
9 3 (2.78%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.85%) JUnit
10 2 (1.85%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.85%) Maven
11 1 (0.93%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 45 (41.67%) Finance
2 38 (35.19%) Banking
3 17 (15.74%) Investment Banking
4 9 (8.33%) Front Office
5 5 (4.63%) Retail
5 5 (4.63%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.85%) International Banking
6 2 (1.85%) Legal
7 1 (0.93%) Advertising
7 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.93%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.93%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.96%) Gherkin
2 10 (9.26%) .NET
3 3 (2.78%) Middleware
4 2 (1.85%) HTML
4 2 (1.85%) HTML5
4 2 (1.85%) Kafka
4 2 (1.85%) REST
4 2 (1.85%) SOAP
5 1 (0.93%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.93%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.93%) Java EE
5 1 (0.93%) JSON
5 1 (0.93%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.93%) RESTful
5 1 (0.93%) WCF
5 1 (0.93%) Web Services
5 1 (0.93%) WebSockets
5 1 (0.93%) WinForms
5 1 (0.93%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.33%) Derivative
1 9 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (5.56%) Fixed Income
3 5 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.63%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.70%) Fintech
5 3 (2.78%) AS400
5 3 (2.78%) OTC Derivatives
5 3 (2.78%) User Experience
6 2 (1.85%) DTCC
7 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.93%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.93%) Equities
7 1 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.93%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (0.93%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.93%) Replication
7 1 (0.93%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.70%) Android
1 4 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.78%) Windows
3 2 (1.85%) Linux
4 1 (0.93%) Unix
4 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (50.93%) Test Automation
2 53 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (35.19%) Test Scripting
4 35 (32.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (19.44%) Software Testing
6 19 (17.59%) BDD
6 19 (17.59%) System Integration Testing
7 18 (16.67%) Integration Testing
8 17 (15.74%) Test Strategy
9 16 (14.81%) Scenario Testing
10 15 (13.89%) Regression Testing
11 13 (12.04%) Defect Management
11 13 (12.04%) Validation
12 11 (10.19%) E-Commerce
12 11 (10.19%) Manual Testing
12 11 (10.19%) Migration
12 11 (10.19%) TDD
13 10 (9.26%) Functional Testing
13 10 (9.26%) Scrum
13 10 (9.26%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (30.56%) SQL
2 18 (16.67%) Java
3 10 (9.26%) C#
4 6 (5.56%) Python
5 5 (4.63%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.85%) C++
7 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.93%) C
7 1 (0.93%) Groovy
7 1 (0.93%) Perl
7 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (19.44%) ISEB
2 18 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 10 (9.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 7 (6.48%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.78%) Degree
7 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.96%) QA
2 6 (5.56%) MiFID
3 3 (2.78%) EMIR
4 1 (0.93%) Basel III
4 1 (0.93%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (6.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.93%) Ansible
2 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.48%) HP
3 5 (4.63%) Charles River
3 5 (4.63%) Oracle
3 5 (4.63%) SAP
4 2 (1.85%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.85%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (1.85%) Fidessa
4 2 (1.85%) Murex
4 2 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.85%) TOWER Software
5 1 (0.93%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.93%) Northgate
5 1 (0.93%) Pega
5 1 (0.93%) Serena
5 1 (0.93%) Solace
5 1 (0.93%) Splunk
5 1 (0.93%) Tradeweb
5 1 (0.93%) VMware
5 1 (0.93%) Workday