Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Analyst was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 743 748 670
Rank change year-on-year +5 -78 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 114 125 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 74 131
England median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £301 £291 £300
90th Percentile £566 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
England median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £36.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89884 92670 98656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59938 60988 63819
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2667 3006 3819
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Senior Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Senior Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 54 £425 - 4
South East -2 22 £350 -5.41% 4
Midlands +22 16 £350 +3.70% 1
East Midlands +2 15 £350 +16.67%
North of England +58 10 £350 -6.67% 1
South West -9 6 £425 +11.84%
East of England -26 6 £320 +25.49% 1
North West +21 5 £350 -5.41%
Yorkshire +19 5 £400 +6.67% 1
West Midlands +21 1 £305 -9.63% 1
Senior Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 70 (61.40%) Test Automation
2 54 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (37.72%) Selenium
4 32 (28.07%) ISTQB
4 32 (28.07%) ISEB
5 30 (26.32%) Java
5 30 (26.32%) Finance
5 30 (26.32%) BDD
6 28 (24.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 28 (24.56%) Test Scripting
7 25 (21.93%) QA
8 24 (21.05%) JIRA
9 23 (20.18%) SQL
10 21 (18.42%) WebDriver
11 20 (17.54%) Banking
12 19 (16.67%) Cucumber
12 19 (16.67%) Test Management
13 18 (15.79%) Waterfall
13 18 (15.79%) Scrum
14 16 (14.04%) Functional Testing
14 16 (14.04%) Security Cleared
14 16 (14.04%) Defect Management
14 16 (14.04%) Scenario Testing
15 15 (13.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 15 (13.16%) Test Strategy
16 14 (12.28%) Software Testing
17 13 (11.40%) SC Cleared
17 13 (11.40%) Regression Testing
17 13 (11.40%) Retail
17 13 (11.40%) SQL Server

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 6 (5.26%) Confluence
2 2 (1.75%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.88%) Apache
3 1 (0.88%) CMS
3 1 (0.88%) JBoss
3 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.63%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.75%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.88%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.63%) BlazeMeter
2 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.75%) GitHub
3 2 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.75%) Office 365
3 2 (1.75%) PaaS
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.88%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.75%) DHCP
2 2 (1.75%) DNS
2 2 (1.75%) Firewall
2 2 (1.75%) Internet
2 2 (1.75%) Wireless
3 1 (0.88%) HTTP
3 1 (0.88%) SSL
3 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.88%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.40%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.75%) Big Data
3 2 (1.75%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.88%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.88%) Power BI
4 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 43 (37.72%) Selenium
2 24 (21.05%) JIRA
3 21 (18.42%) WebDriver
4 19 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 10 (8.77%) SoapUI
5 10 (8.77%) Zephyr
6 9 (7.89%) Jenkins
7 8 (7.02%) Git (software)
7 8 (7.02%) HP UFT
8 6 (5.26%) SpecFlow
9 5 (4.39%) JMeter
9 5 (4.39%) Visual Studio
10 4 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (3.51%) TestRail
11 3 (2.63%) Gatling
12 2 (1.75%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.75%) MSTest
12 2 (1.75%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.88%) IntelliJ
13 1 (0.88%) JUnit
General
1 30 (26.32%) Finance
2 20 (17.54%) Banking
3 13 (11.40%) Retail
4 6 (5.26%) Front Office
4 6 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.63%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.88%) Back Office
6 1 (0.88%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.40%) Web Services
2 8 (7.02%) .NET
3 5 (4.39%) SOAP
4 4 (3.51%) XML
5 2 (1.75%) JSON
5 2 (1.75%) Middleware
5 2 (1.75%) REST
6 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.88%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.88%) Ajax
6 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.88%) HTML
6 1 (0.88%) HTML5
6 1 (0.88%) J2EE
6 1 (0.88%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.26%) User Experience
2 5 (4.39%) Derivative
3 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.51%) Reference Data
4 3 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.75%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.75%) DTCC
5 2 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.75%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.88%) Blog
6 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.88%) Contract for Difference
6 1 (0.88%) Equities
6 1 (0.88%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.88%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.88%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.77%) Windows
2 7 (6.14%) Linux
3 4 (3.51%) Unix
4 3 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.75%) Android
5 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.75%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.75%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.88%) CentOS
6 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (61.40%) Test Automation
2 54 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (26.32%) BDD
4 28 (24.56%) Test Scripting
4 28 (24.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (16.67%) Test Management
6 18 (15.79%) Scrum
6 18 (15.79%) Waterfall
7 16 (14.04%) Defect Management
7 16 (14.04%) Functional Testing
7 16 (14.04%) Scenario Testing
8 15 (13.16%) Test Strategy
9 14 (12.28%) Software Testing
10 13 (11.40%) Regression Testing
10 13 (11.40%) Test Planning
11 11 (9.65%) Non-Functional Testing
11 11 (9.65%) Performance Testing
12 10 (8.77%) Open Source
12 10 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (8.77%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.32%) Java
2 23 (20.18%) SQL
3 10 (8.77%) C#
4 3 (2.63%) Groovy
4 3 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.63%) Python
4 3 (2.63%) VBScript
5 2 (1.75%) Ruby
6 1 (0.88%) Perl
6 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (28.07%) ISEB
1 32 (28.07%) ISTQB
2 16 (14.04%) Security Cleared
3 15 (13.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (11.40%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.39%) Degree
6 2 (1.75%) CCNA
6 2 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.88%) CEH
7 1 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.88%) MCSA
7 1 (0.88%) MCSE
7 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (21.93%) QA
2 7 (6.14%) MiFID
3 3 (2.63%) EMIR
4 1 (0.88%) AIFMD
4 1 (0.88%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (8.77%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.63%) SCCM
3 1 (0.88%) Ansible
3 1 (0.88%) Kibana
3 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (10.53%) HP
2 6 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.39%) Oracle
3 5 (4.39%) ServiceNow
4 3 (2.63%) Citrix
5 2 (1.75%) Apigee
5 2 (1.75%) Google
5 2 (1.75%) Rackspace
5 2 (1.75%) Siebel
6 1 (0.88%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.88%) Capita
6 1 (0.88%) FXall
6 1 (0.88%) GoldenSource
6 1 (0.88%) Murex
6 1 (0.88%) New Relic
6 1 (0.88%) SAP
6 1 (0.88%) SimCorp
6 1 (0.88%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.88%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.88%) WSO2