The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 25 April 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
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 96 129
Rank change year-on-year -23 +33  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 36 71 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.13% 2.03% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 2.15% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 60 52
Median daily rate £400 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £301 £300
% change year-on-year +5.65% +0.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.10 £13.43 £35.50
% change year-on-year +57.16% -62.18%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3038 3310 5264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.18% 94.87% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2313 2684 3966
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 47 75
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +7.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £43.57 £32.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 April 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 25 April 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 29 (42.65%) Finance
1 29 (42.65%) User Acceptance Testing
2 26 (38.24%) SQL
3 24 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (33.82%) Test Scripting
5 15 (22.06%) Banking
6 13 (19.12%) Regression Testing
7 12 (17.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (13.24%) Test Automation
9 9 (13.24%) Test Strategy
9 9 (13.24%) Functional Testing
9 9 (13.24%) System Integration Testing
9 9 (13.24%) QA
9 9 (13.24%) Selenium
9 9 (13.24%) Manual Testing
9 9 (13.24%) Derivative
10 8 (11.76%) Scrum
10 8 (11.76%) Oracle
10 8 (11.76%) ETL
10 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
10 8 (11.76%) Integration Testing
10 8 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (10.29%) Test Management
11 7 (10.29%) Automated Testing
11 7 (10.29%) Summit
11 7 (10.29%) C#
12 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
12 6 (8.82%) Murex
12 6 (8.82%) Data Warehouse

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 (1.47%) Confluence
1 1 (1.47%) Moodle
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Summit
2 5 (7.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.47%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (1.47%) GitHub
1 1 (1.47%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.94%) Big Data
3 2 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.94%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 2 (2.94%) DB2
3 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (1.47%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (1.47%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 10 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (13.24%) Selenium
3 6 (8.82%) JIRA
4 5 (7.35%) HP UFT
4 5 (7.35%) SpecFlow
4 5 (7.35%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (7.35%) WebDriver
5 4 (5.88%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.94%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.94%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.94%) TestDirector
6 2 (2.94%) Toad
7 1 (1.47%) Appium
7 1 (1.47%) Hudson
7 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.47%) MSTest
7 1 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.47%) TestLink
General
1 29 (42.65%) Finance
2 15 (22.06%) Banking
3 4 (5.88%) Back Office
3 4 (5.88%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Retail
5 1 (1.47%) Front Office
5 1 (1.47%) Law
5 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) .NET
2 2 (2.94%) XML
3 1 (1.47%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.47%) SAP CO-PA
3 1 (1.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (13.24%) Derivative
3 4 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.41%) Reinsurance
5 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.94%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.94%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.94%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.94%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.94%) User Experience
6 1 (1.47%) Contactless
6 1 (1.47%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.47%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.47%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.47%) NHS
6 1 (1.47%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (1.47%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.41%) Android
1 3 (4.41%) Apple iOS
1 3 (4.41%) Unix
2 2 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.65%) User Acceptance Testing
2 24 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (33.82%) Test Scripting
4 13 (19.12%) Regression Testing
5 9 (13.24%) Functional Testing
5 9 (13.24%) Manual Testing
5 9 (13.24%) System Integration Testing
5 9 (13.24%) Test Automation
5 9 (13.24%) Test Strategy
6 8 (11.76%) ETL
6 8 (11.76%) Integration Testing
6 8 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (11.76%) Scrum
7 7 (10.29%) Automated Testing
7 7 (10.29%) Test Management
8 6 (8.82%) Software Testing
8 6 (8.82%) Validation
9 5 (7.35%) CRM
9 5 (7.35%) Data Analysis
9 5 (7.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (38.24%) SQL
2 7 (10.29%) C#
3 5 (7.35%) Java
4 1 (1.47%) Python
4 1 (1.47%) Ruby
4 1 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.88%) ISEB
2 4 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.24%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 8 (11.76%) Oracle
2 6 (8.82%) Murex
3 4 (5.88%) SAP
4 2 (2.94%) Guidewire
4 2 (2.94%) HP
4 2 (2.94%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.47%) Citrix
5 1 (1.47%) Siebel
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