The median contractor rate for a Software Test Analyst was £331 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 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.

Software Test Analyst
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 566 584 573
Rank change year-on-year +18 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 17 30 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.041% 0.061% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.064% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 23
Median daily rate £331 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.92% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £231 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £370 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £273 £350
% change year-on-year +11.00% -22.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -17.77% -40.00%  

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 39444 47062 46529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.27% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25724 30895 28569
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 £248
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 1347 1459 1887
Median hourly rate £18.40 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +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 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Software Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 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
London +18 6 £388 +19.23% 3
South East +15 4 £293 -5.64% 5
West Midlands +12 4 £263 +7.14% 1
Yorkshire +17 2 £313 -8.08% 2
East Midlands -10 1 - - 1
Software Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 16 (41.03%) Software Testing
1 16 (41.03%) QA
2 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (35.90%) Selenium
4 13 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 13 (33.33%) ISEB
5 10 (25.64%) SQL
6 8 (20.51%) .NET
6 8 (20.51%) Manual Testing
7 7 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (17.95%) C#
7 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
7 7 (17.95%) Scrum
8 6 (15.38%) SOAP
8 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
8 6 (15.38%) WebDriver
8 6 (15.38%) SoapUI
9 5 (12.82%) VB.NET
9 5 (12.82%) Automated Testing
10 4 (10.26%) TDD
10 4 (10.26%) Data Protection
10 4 (10.26%) Functional Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Automation Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
10 4 (10.26%) Performance Testing
10 4 (10.26%) Integration Testing
11 3 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (7.69%) BDD
11 3 (7.69%) Banking

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.56%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Selenium
2 7 (17.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (15.38%) SoapUI
3 6 (15.38%) WebDriver
4 3 (7.69%) SpecFlow
4 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.13%) JIRA
5 2 (5.13%) JMeter
5 2 (5.13%) MSTest
6 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.56%) ClearCase
6 1 (2.56%) ClearQuest
6 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.56%) MSI
6 1 (2.56%) NUnit
6 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.56%) YouTrack
General
1 3 (7.69%) Banking
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Back Office
2 1 (2.56%) Legal
2 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.56%) Publishing
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) .NET
2 6 (15.38%) SOAP
3 2 (5.13%) HTML
3 2 (5.13%) Web Services
4 1 (2.56%) CSS
4 1 (2.56%) RESTful
4 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) SCADA
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) EPoS
2 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Android
2 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Software Testing
2 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 8 (20.51%) Manual Testing
5 7 (17.95%) Scrum
6 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 5 (12.82%) Automated Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Automation Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Data Protection
8 4 (10.26%) Functional Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Integration Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Performance Testing
8 4 (10.26%) TDD
9 3 (7.69%) BDD
9 3 (7.69%) CRM
9 3 (7.69%) MVC
9 3 (7.69%) Regression Testing
9 3 (7.69%) SDLC
10 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (5.13%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) SQL
2 7 (17.95%) C#
3 5 (12.82%) VB.NET
4 3 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) ISEB
1 13 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (41.03%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.56%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) Remedy
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