Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Test Analyst was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 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.

Software Test Analyst
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 817 820 824
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 29 44 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.031% 0.045% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.047% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 27
England median daily rate £300 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £198 £217 £255
90th Percentile £520 £438 £381
UK median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.69 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.04% +108.43% -23.08%
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.04% +108.43% -23.08%

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 89579 93247 99778
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 59679 61380 64531
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 £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2656 3007 3839
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Software Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Analyst in England

Software Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Test Analyst in England

Software Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Test Analyst in England

Software 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 Software Test Analyst in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Test Analyst in England

Software 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 Software Test Analyst within the England region over the 6 months to 17 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
South East 0 8 £275 -15.38% 1
London -9 7 £520 +48.57%
North of England +61 5 £300 -14.29% 2
South West +5 5 £213 -39.72% 1
North West +21 4 £300 -14.29% 1
Midlands +25 2 - -
East Midlands +3 2 - -
East of England -25 2 £390 +84.62% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £275 - 1
Software Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Software 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 Software Test Analyst in the job title.

1 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 12 (41.38%) Test Automation
3 9 (31.03%) ISEB
3 9 (31.03%) Software Testing
4 8 (27.59%) C#
4 8 (27.59%) QA
4 8 (27.59%) Data Protection
4 8 (27.59%) Scenario Testing
5 7 (24.14%) Selenium
6 6 (20.69%) BDD
6 6 (20.69%) Java
6 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
6 6 (20.69%) Migration
7 5 (17.24%) Finance
7 5 (17.24%) Scrum
7 5 (17.24%) TDD
7 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
7 5 (17.24%) Oracle
7 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
7 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
7 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
7 5 (17.24%) Manual Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
8 4 (13.79%) Gherkin
8 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (13.79%) .NET
8 4 (13.79%) Linux
8 4 (13.79%) Degree

Software 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Selenium
2 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
3 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
3 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (3.45%) Burp Suite
5 1 (3.45%) Codeception
5 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.45%) JIRA
5 1 (3.45%) JMeter
5 1 (3.45%) Protractor
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.45%) Billing
2 1 (3.45%) General Ledger
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
1 4 (13.79%) Gherkin
2 3 (10.34%) Middleware
3 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.45%) CSS
4 1 (3.45%) HTML
4 1 (3.45%) Java EE
4 1 (3.45%) JSON
4 1 (3.45%) Mason
4 1 (3.45%) Node.js
4 1 (3.45%) REST
4 1 (3.45%) SOAP
4 1 (3.45%) WPF
4 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.45%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Unix
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) Test Automation
3 9 (31.03%) Software Testing
4 8 (27.59%) Data Protection
4 8 (27.59%) Scenario Testing
5 6 (20.69%) BDD
5 6 (20.69%) Migration
6 5 (17.24%) Manual Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Scrum
6 5 (17.24%) TDD
6 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
6 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (13.79%) SDLC
8 3 (10.34%) Kanban
8 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
9 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
9 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
9 2 (6.90%) System Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) C#
3 6 (20.69%) Java
3 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.34%) VB
5 2 (6.90%) PHP
6 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) ISEB
2 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
3 4 (13.79%) Degree
3 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (10.34%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.45%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.45%) Ansible
2 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) Guidewire
3 1 (3.45%) MuleSoft