The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Analyst was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 March 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.

Senior Test Analyst
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 518 553 523
Rank change year-on-year +35 -30  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 59 73 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 41 50
Median daily rate £355 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.61% +12.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £450 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39575 47323 46031
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.28% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25800 31094 28258
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1459 1862
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Senior Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Senior Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Analyst in England

Senior Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Test Analyst in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Test Analyst in England

Senior Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Test Analyst in England

Senior Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Test Analyst in England

Senior Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +18 17 £360 -12.72% 5
London +13 16 £350 -12.50% 3
South West -3 11 £306 -9.66% 2
East Midlands - 6 £325 - 1
North West +29 4 £363 - 2
Yorkshire +15 2 £331 +10.41% 2
West Midlands +14 1 - - 3
East of England -3 1 £450 - 1
North East -7 1 £413 - 1
Senior Test Analyst
UK

Senior Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Senior 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 England region featuring Senior Test Analyst in the job title.

1 51 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (33.33%) Selenium
3 31 (26.50%) Test Scripting
4 28 (23.93%) ISTQB
4 28 (23.93%) Java
5 27 (23.08%) Functional Testing
6 26 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 23 (19.66%) Retail
8 22 (18.80%) Scrum
8 22 (18.80%) Finance
8 22 (18.80%) ISEB
9 20 (17.09%) SQL
9 20 (17.09%) Banking
9 20 (17.09%) Cucumber
10 19 (16.24%) BDD
10 19 (16.24%) JIRA
10 19 (16.24%) Defect Management
11 18 (15.38%) Manual Testing
11 18 (15.38%) Test Automation
11 18 (15.38%) HP UFT
12 17 (14.53%) HP Quality Center
12 17 (14.53%) Software Testing
13 16 (13.68%) Non-Functional Testing
13 16 (13.68%) HP
13 16 (13.68%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (12.82%) Regression Testing
14 15 (12.82%) Test Strategy
14 15 (12.82%) QA
15 14 (11.97%) Security Cleared
16 13 (11.11%) E-Commerce

Senior Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (1.71%) CMS
2 1 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (0.85%) IIS
2 1 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) Mingle
2 1 (0.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.85%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (0.85%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.85%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.85%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.85%) Summit
2 1 (0.85%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.71%) GitHub
3 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (0.85%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.71%) DB2
4 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 39 (33.33%) Selenium
2 20 (17.09%) Cucumber
3 19 (16.24%) JIRA
4 18 (15.38%) HP UFT
5 8 (6.84%) LoadRunner
5 8 (6.84%) SoapUI
5 8 (6.84%) WebDriver
6 7 (5.98%) Jenkins
7 6 (5.13%) Eclipse
8 5 (4.27%) Git (software)
8 5 (4.27%) JUnit
8 5 (4.27%) Subversion
9 4 (3.42%) JMeter
9 4 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (2.56%) Spock
10 3 (2.56%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.71%) Appium
11 2 (1.71%) Bugzilla
11 2 (1.71%) eggPlant
11 2 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 23 (19.66%) Retail
2 22 (18.80%) Finance
3 20 (17.09%) Banking
4 7 (5.98%) Retail Banking
5 6 (5.13%) Telecoms
6 5 (4.27%) Back Office
6 5 (4.27%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Electronics
7 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.85%) Front Office
7 1 (0.85%) Games
7 1 (0.85%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.85%) Law
7 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.55%) XML
2 7 (5.98%) SOAP
3 6 (5.13%) .NET
4 5 (4.27%) JSON
5 4 (3.42%) Web Services
6 3 (2.56%) HTML
6 3 (2.56%) REST
6 3 (2.56%) XML Messaging
7 2 (1.71%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.71%) Middleware
8 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.85%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.85%) AppFabric
8 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.85%) Flash
8 1 (0.85%) J2EE
8 1 (0.85%) JSON Schema
8 1 (0.85%) WCF
8 1 (0.85%) WSDL
8 1 (0.85%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.42%) Mainframe
2 3 (2.56%) Client/Server
2 3 (2.56%) Derivative
3 2 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.71%) Fixed Income
3 2 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.71%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.71%) OTC Derivatives
3 2 (1.71%) Reinsurance
4 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.85%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.98%) Linux
1 7 (5.98%) Unix
2 6 (5.13%) Windows
3 3 (2.56%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.71%) Android
4 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.71%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.71%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (26.50%) Test Scripting
3 27 (23.08%) Functional Testing
4 26 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 22 (18.80%) Scrum
6 19 (16.24%) BDD
6 19 (16.24%) Defect Management
7 18 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 18 (15.38%) Test Automation
8 17 (14.53%) Software Testing
9 16 (13.68%) Non-Functional Testing
9 16 (13.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (12.82%) Regression Testing
10 15 (12.82%) Test Strategy
11 13 (11.11%) E-Commerce
11 13 (11.11%) Mentoring
12 12 (10.26%) Test Management
13 11 (9.40%) System Integration Testing
14 10 (8.55%) Automated Testing
15 9 (7.69%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (23.93%) Java
2 20 (17.09%) SQL
3 11 (9.40%) C#
4 8 (6.84%) Groovy
5 6 (5.13%) Python
6 4 (3.42%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.42%) Ruby
7 2 (1.71%) COBOL
7 2 (1.71%) JCL
7 2 (1.71%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.85%) C
8 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (23.93%) ISTQB
2 22 (18.80%) ISEB
3 14 (11.97%) Security Cleared
4 9 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 8 (6.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (5.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.82%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.85%) SDET
2 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.71%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.71%) XenApp
1 2 (1.71%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (14.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.85%) Ansible
2 1 (0.85%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (13.68%) HP
2 7 (5.98%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.13%) Guidewire
4 5 (4.27%) IBM
4 5 (4.27%) Oracle
5 4 (3.42%) SAP
6 2 (1.71%) Bloomberg
6 2 (1.71%) eSpeed
6 2 (1.71%) ION Trading
6 2 (1.71%) Tradeweb
7 1 (0.85%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.85%) Avaloq
7 1 (0.85%) BMC
7 1 (0.85%) Citrix
7 1 (0.85%) Computacenter
7 1 (0.85%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.85%) TSYS
7 1 (0.85%) VMware
7 1 (0.85%) Wallstreet Suite
7 1 (0.85%) Workday
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