The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 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
UK / England
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 139 143
Rank change year-on-year -51 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 576 918 824
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.35% 1.79% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.88% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 630 507
Median daily rate £338 £328 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.05% +3.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £309 £300
% change year-on-year +2.02% +2.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £39.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.55% -43.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.96 £14.50 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.50 £162.50
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 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 40460 48938 48186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.60% 95.22% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 26404 32302 29712
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1317 1391 1944
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.06 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in England

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in England

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in England over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in England

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 Test Analyst in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in England

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in England over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Analyst in England

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 Test Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 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 -56 193 £375 -6.25% 38
South East -39 118 £325 +8.24% 23
South West +6 70 £338 +12.50% 20
East Midlands 0 42 £310 +3.33% 4
West Midlands -8 39 £288 -5.73% 8
Yorkshire +10 34 £313 - 14
North West +3 31 £275 -15.38% 16
East of England -14 25 £325 +17.64% 14
North East +2 10 £300 -1.63% 2
Midlands +5 5 £300 +14.28%
Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 England region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 434 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 380 (31.91%) Test Scripting
3 321 (26.95%) SQL
4 275 (23.09%) Finance
5 263 (22.08%) Selenium
6 220 (18.47%) User Acceptance Testing
7 214 (17.97%) ISTQB
8 205 (17.21%) Java
9 190 (15.95%) ISEB
10 187 (15.70%) Functional Testing
11 179 (15.03%) QA
12 178 (14.95%) JIRA
13 165 (13.85%) Test Automation
14 161 (13.52%) Banking
15 155 (13.01%) Manual Testing
16 154 (12.93%) Regression Testing
16 154 (12.93%) Test Strategy
17 132 (11.08%) Defect Management
18 128 (10.75%) Oracle
19 127 (10.66%) Software Testing
20 126 (10.58%) Scrum
21 124 (10.41%) HP
22 123 (10.33%) HP Quality Center
23 118 (9.91%) BDD
24 112 (9.40%) Microsoft
24 112 (9.40%) C#
24 112 (9.40%) Integration Testing
25 111 (9.32%) SoapUI
26 110 (9.24%) Automation Testing
27 106 (8.90%) Cucumber

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 29 (2.43%) Confluence
2 25 (2.10%) CMS
3 16 (1.34%) SharePoint
4 9 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 8 (0.67%) WebLogic
6 7 (0.59%) SAS
6 7 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.34%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.34%) JBoss
8 4 (0.34%) Moodle
8 4 (0.34%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.25%) Apache
9 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.25%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.17%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.084%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.084%) IIS
Applications
1 43 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.25%) Mingle
5 1 (0.084%) HipChat
5 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 29 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.34%) Oracle Applications
3 14 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.67%) SAP FI
4 8 (0.67%) Summit
5 7 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.50%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
7 5 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.34%) Lorenzo
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.34%) SAP ERP
8 4 (0.34%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.25%) ION MarketView
9 3 (0.25%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
9 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.76%) GitHub
3 6 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
4 5 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.17%) Office 365
7 2 (0.17%) SaaS
8 1 (0.084%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.084%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.084%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.084%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.94%) Internet
2 13 (1.09%) HTTP
3 11 (0.92%) 4G
4 10 (0.84%) LTE
5 7 (0.59%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.50%) PuTTY
6 6 (0.50%) Wireless
7 4 (0.34%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.25%) WinSCP
8 3 (0.25%) ZigBee
9 2 (0.17%) BGP
9 2 (0.17%) DMVPN
9 2 (0.17%) DNS
9 2 (0.17%) FTP
9 2 (0.17%) HSRP
9 2 (0.17%) LAN
9 2 (0.17%) SNMP
9 2 (0.17%) VLAN
9 2 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.084%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
2 46 (3.86%) SQL Server
3 26 (2.18%) Relational Database
4 20 (1.68%) Oracle Database
5 19 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (1.09%) DB2
8 12 (1.01%) Big Data
9 11 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (0.59%) Electronic Patient Records
11 7 (0.59%) MySQL
11 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.42%) Data Mart
12 5 (0.42%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.34%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 4 (0.34%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.34%) MS Access
13 4 (0.34%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 263 (22.08%) Selenium
2 178 (14.95%) JIRA
3 111 (9.32%) SoapUI
4 106 (8.90%) Cucumber
5 94 (7.89%) WebDriver
6 84 (7.05%) HP UFT
7 74 (6.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 54 (4.53%) Jenkins
9 46 (3.86%) LoadRunner
9 46 (3.86%) Visual Studio
10 44 (3.69%) SpecFlow
11 40 (3.36%) JMeter
12 39 (3.27%) Git (software)
13 21 (1.76%) Appium
14 19 (1.60%) Eclipse
14 19 (1.60%) JUnit
15 15 (1.26%) TeamCity
16 13 (1.09%) Maven
16 13 (1.09%) MSTest
16 13 (1.09%) Toad
General
1 275 (23.09%) Finance
2 161 (13.52%) Banking
3 83 (6.97%) Retail
4 31 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 27 (2.27%) Retail Banking
6 23 (1.93%) Back Office
7 20 (1.68%) Investment Banking
8 12 (1.01%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.01%) Legal
9 11 (0.92%) Billing
10 10 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.76%) Front Office
11 9 (0.76%) Marketing
12 7 (0.59%) Games
12 7 (0.59%) Law
13 6 (0.50%) Advertising
14 5 (0.42%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.34%) Electronics
15 4 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.34%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (6.38%) SOAP
2 75 (6.30%) XML
3 74 (6.21%) .NET
4 56 (4.70%) Web Services
5 32 (2.69%) Gherkin
6 27 (2.27%) HTML
7 22 (1.85%) JSON
8 19 (1.60%) REST
9 16 (1.34%) RESTful
10 9 (0.76%) Flash
10 9 (0.76%) Middleware
11 8 (0.67%) FIX Protocol
11 8 (0.67%) J2EE
12 7 (0.59%) CSS
13 6 (0.50%) AngularJS
13 6 (0.50%) Behat
13 6 (0.50%) HTML5
14 5 (0.42%) Spring
15 4 (0.34%) .NET Framework
15 4 (0.34%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 56 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (2.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 30 (2.52%) Mobile App
4 22 (1.85%) Smart Meter
5 18 (1.51%) Derivative
6 17 (1.43%) NHS
6 17 (1.43%) User Experience
7 15 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (1.26%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.01%) Mainframe
9 9 (0.76%) Fixed Income
10 7 (0.59%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.59%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.59%) Credit Risk
11 6 (0.50%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.42%) EPoS
12 5 (0.42%) Equities
12 5 (0.42%) iPad
12 5 (0.42%) OTC Derivatives
12 5 (0.42%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 89 (7.47%) Unix
2 51 (4.28%) Windows
3 35 (2.94%) Linux
4 23 (1.93%) Apple iOS
5 22 (1.85%) Android
6 6 (0.50%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.42%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.34%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.25%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.17%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.084%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.084%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.084%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.084%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.084%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (36.44%) Agile Software Development
2 380 (31.91%) Test Scripting
3 220 (18.47%) User Acceptance Testing
4 187 (15.70%) Functional Testing
5 165 (13.85%) Test Automation
6 155 (13.01%) Manual Testing
7 154 (12.93%) Regression Testing
7 154 (12.93%) Test Strategy
8 132 (11.08%) Defect Management
9 127 (10.66%) Software Testing
10 126 (10.58%) Scrum
11 118 (9.91%) BDD
12 112 (9.40%) Integration Testing
13 110 (9.24%) Automation Testing
14 100 (8.40%) Non-Functional Testing
15 97 (8.14%) Automated Testing
16 88 (7.39%) Migration
17 86 (7.22%) Performance Testing
17 86 (7.22%) Test Management
18 84 (7.05%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 321 (26.95%) SQL
2 205 (17.21%) Java
3 112 (9.40%) C#
4 45 (3.78%) JavaScript
5 39 (3.27%) Python
6 32 (2.69%) Groovy
7 22 (1.85%) Ruby
8 19 (1.60%) PL/SQL
9 18 (1.51%) VBA
10 15 (1.26%) T-SQL
11 14 (1.18%) C
11 14 (1.18%) F#
12 13 (1.09%) VBScript
13 12 (1.01%) Perl
13 12 (1.01%) PHP
14 11 (0.92%) VB.NET
15 10 (0.84%) Bash Shell
15 10 (0.84%) C++
15 10 (0.84%) PowerShell
16 9 (0.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 214 (17.97%) ISTQB
2 190 (15.95%) ISEB
3 87 (7.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 77 (6.47%) Security Cleared
5 54 (4.53%) SC Cleared
6 30 (2.52%) Degree
7 24 (2.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 10 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.76%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.084%) ACCA
12 1 (0.084%) CCNA
12 1 (0.084%) CIMA
12 1 (0.084%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.084%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (15.03%) QA
2 10 (0.84%) MiFID
3 6 (0.50%) HL7
4 5 (0.42%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.25%) TickIT
6 2 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.17%) EMIR
6 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.17%) SLA
6 2 (0.17%) WCAG
7 1 (0.084%) Basel II
7 1 (0.084%) IFRS
7 1 (0.084%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.084%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.084%) SEPA
7 1 (0.084%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.34%) XenApp
3 4 (0.34%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.084%) Docker
5 1 (0.084%) Firmware
5 1 (0.084%) HDFS
5 1 (0.084%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.084%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.084%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.084%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.084%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.084%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 123 (10.33%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.18%) Tivoli
2 14 (1.18%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 7 (0.59%) Cisco IPCC
3 7 (0.59%) Ganglia
3 7 (0.59%) nmon
4 4 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (0.17%) Graphite
5 2 (0.17%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (0.17%) SCCM
6 1 (0.084%) Ansible
6 1 (0.084%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.084%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.084%) HockeyApp
6 1 (0.084%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.084%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.084%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.084%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.084%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 128 (10.75%) Oracle
2 124 (10.41%) HP
3 112 (9.40%) Microsoft
4 58 (4.87%) SAP
5 30 (2.52%) IBM
6 14 (1.18%) Guidewire
6 14 (1.18%) Murex
7 10 (0.84%) Citrix
7 10 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (0.84%) Sybase
8 9 (0.76%) AppDynamics
9 7 (0.59%) Sitecore
9 7 (0.59%) VMware
10 6 (0.50%) Adobe
10 6 (0.50%) Atlassian
10 6 (0.50%) Informatica
10 6 (0.50%) webMethods
11 5 (0.42%) Cisco
12 4 (0.34%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.34%) Red Hat
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Franklin Bates
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 5 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Recruit121
Rate: Negotiable All In
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
CAG Recruitment
Rate: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Multiple benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
NCC Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £314 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago