Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 189 113
Rank change year-on-year +4 -76 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1,316 1,288 2,073
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.44% 1.43% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 1.51% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 853 840 1,408
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - +3.17%
10th Percentile £253 £213 £225
90th Percentile £525 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +6.15% - +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 10
England median hourly rate £28.25 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.67% +50.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £15.88 £23.84 £19.63
90th Percentile £42.03 £51.80 £56.38
UK median hourly rate £13.43 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -64.20% +50.00% -16.67%

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 86,733 85,247 94,251
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.77% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,185 56,131 61,000
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,529 2,917 3,593
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.68% - +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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 6 months to 20 January 2018. 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 +4 558 £423 +12.67% 68
South East -42 219 £338 +0.37% 44
South West +18 164 £325 +8.33% 26
Midlands -20 161 £325 +4.84% 44
North of England +29 154 £288 -2.54% 72
West Midlands +8 109 £325 +8.33% 26
North West +7 72 £300 -4.00% 28
Yorkshire +21 63 £275 -1.26% 38
East of England -13 62 £323 +7.50% 16
East Midlands -28 50 £350 +12.00% 18
North East +41 19 £300 - 6
South Coast - 2 - -
Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 546 (41.49%) Test Automation
2 540 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
3 392 (29.79%) Test Scripting
4 372 (28.27%) Finance
5 326 (24.77%) SQL
6 316 (24.01%) Banking
7 313 (23.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 310 (23.56%) Selenium
9 254 (19.30%) Java
10 246 (18.69%) JIRA
11 222 (16.87%) ISEB
12 221 (16.79%) ISTQB
13 215 (16.34%) QA
14 193 (14.67%) Scenario Testing
15 177 (13.45%) BDD
16 176 (13.37%) Functional Testing
17 156 (11.85%) System Integration Testing
17 156 (11.85%) Manual Testing
18 153 (11.63%) Software Testing
19 151 (11.47%) Regression Testing
20 148 (11.25%) Scrum
21 144 (10.94%) Defect Management
21 144 (10.94%) HP Quality Center
22 142 (10.79%) Cucumber
22 142 (10.79%) HP
23 131 (9.95%) Integration Testing
24 121 (9.19%) SoapUI
25 120 (9.12%) Migration
26 110 (8.36%) Microsoft
26 110 (8.36%) C#

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 50 (3.80%) Confluence
2 20 (1.52%) CMS
3 18 (1.37%) SharePoint
4 11 (0.84%) Apache Spark
4 11 (0.84%) SAS
5 10 (0.76%) Apache
5 10 (0.76%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.46%) Documentum
6 6 (0.46%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.38%) IIS
7 5 (0.38%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.23%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.23%) JBoss
10 2 (0.15%) Drupal
10 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.076%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.076%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.076%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 66 (5.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.23%) Mingle
6 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.076%) Simulink
7 1 (0.076%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.06%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.68%) SAP CO
3 9 (0.68%) SAP FI
3 9 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (0.53%) Maximo
4 7 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.46%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.30%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 4 (0.30%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.23%) Actimize
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.23%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.91%) GitHub
4 11 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (0.53%) BrowserStack
5 7 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.46%) BlazeMeter
6 6 (0.46%) Office 365
7 5 (0.38%) PaaS
8 4 (0.30%) SaaS
9 3 (0.23%) Sauce Labs
9 3 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.076%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.076%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.076%) IaaS
11 1 (0.076%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.076%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.82%) Internet
2 10 (0.76%) Firewall
3 9 (0.68%) PuTTY
3 9 (0.68%) WinSCP
4 8 (0.61%) SMS
5 6 (0.46%) 3G
5 6 (0.46%) ATM
5 6 (0.46%) Bluetooth
5 6 (0.46%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.30%) DNS
7 4 (0.30%) FTP
7 4 (0.30%) HTTP
8 3 (0.23%) DHCP
9 2 (0.15%) SSL
9 2 (0.15%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.15%) Wireless
10 1 (0.076%) 802.15
10 1 (0.076%) Intranet
10 1 (0.076%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (4.33%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (1.75%) Relational Database
4 20 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (1.44%) Big Data
6 18 (1.37%) Oracle Database
7 14 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (0.76%) Blockchain
8 10 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (0.68%) Hadoop
10 8 (0.61%) Amazon Redshift
10 8 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (0.53%) MongoDB
11 7 (0.53%) MySQL
11 7 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (0.46%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 310 (23.56%) Selenium
2 246 (18.69%) JIRA
3 142 (10.79%) Cucumber
4 121 (9.19%) SoapUI
5 86 (6.53%) WebDriver
6 76 (5.78%) HP UFT
6 76 (5.78%) JMeter
7 65 (4.94%) Jenkins
8 64 (4.86%) SpecFlow
9 60 (4.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 46 (3.50%) Git (software)
11 45 (3.42%) Visual Studio
12 35 (2.66%) Zephyr
13 34 (2.58%) LoadRunner
14 28 (2.13%) Maven
15 27 (2.05%) Protractor
16 23 (1.75%) TeamCity
17 22 (1.67%) JUnit
18 18 (1.37%) NUnit
19 16 (1.22%) TestRail
General
1 372 (28.27%) Finance
2 316 (24.01%) Banking
3 85 (6.46%) Retail
3 85 (6.46%) Retail Banking
4 62 (4.71%) Investment Banking
5 43 (3.27%) Front Office
6 16 (1.22%) Telecoms
7 12 (0.91%) Billing
8 11 (0.84%) Legal
8 11 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.76%) General Ledger
9 10 (0.76%) Marketing
10 9 (0.68%) Back Office
10 9 (0.68%) Private Banking
11 8 (0.61%) Law
12 7 (0.53%) Publishing
13 6 (0.46%) Automotive
14 3 (0.23%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.23%) Games
14 3 (0.23%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (7.22%) .NET
2 80 (6.08%) Web Services
3 68 (5.17%) SOAP
3 68 (5.17%) XML
4 64 (4.86%) Gherkin
5 47 (3.57%) REST
6 31 (2.36%) RESTful
7 22 (1.67%) AngularJS
7 22 (1.67%) RESTEasy
8 21 (1.60%) HTML
9 18 (1.37%) JSON
10 15 (1.14%) Middleware
11 11 (0.84%) CSS
12 9 (0.68%) Ajax
13 8 (0.61%) MSMQ
13 8 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
13 8 (0.61%) XML Messaging
14 7 (0.53%) .NET Framework
14 7 (0.53%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 57 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (3.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 36 (2.74%) Derivative
4 29 (2.20%) Mobile App
5 24 (1.82%) Fixed Income
5 24 (1.82%) Smart Meter
6 22 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 20 (1.52%) Client/Server
8 19 (1.44%) Equities
9 18 (1.37%) Mainframe
10 17 (1.29%) Management Information System
11 15 (1.14%) User Experience
12 12 (0.91%) AS400
12 12 (0.91%) Reference Data
13 11 (0.84%) EPoS
13 11 (0.84%) OTC Derivatives
14 10 (0.76%) Credit Risk
15 9 (0.68%) Data Centre
15 9 (0.68%) Fintech
16 8 (0.61%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 76 (5.78%) Windows
2 45 (3.42%) Unix
3 33 (2.51%) Linux
4 14 (1.06%) Android
5 12 (0.91%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.68%) Windows 10
6 9 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.61%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.61%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.076%) CentOS
10 1 (0.076%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.076%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.076%) webOS
10 1 (0.076%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.076%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 546 (41.49%) Test Automation
2 540 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
3 392 (29.79%) Test Scripting
4 313 (23.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 193 (14.67%) Scenario Testing
6 177 (13.45%) BDD
7 176 (13.37%) Functional Testing
8 156 (11.85%) Manual Testing
8 156 (11.85%) System Integration Testing
9 153 (11.63%) Software Testing
10 151 (11.47%) Regression Testing
11 148 (11.25%) Scrum
12 144 (10.94%) Defect Management
13 131 (9.95%) Integration Testing
14 120 (9.12%) Migration
15 106 (8.05%) Test Strategy
16 95 (7.22%) TDD
17 91 (6.91%) System Testing
18 84 (6.38%) SDLC
19 82 (6.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 326 (24.77%) SQL
2 254 (19.30%) Java
3 110 (8.36%) C#
4 66 (5.02%) JavaScript
5 47 (3.57%) Python
6 26 (1.98%) Groovy
7 18 (1.37%) Scala
8 17 (1.29%) VBScript
9 16 (1.22%) Ruby
9 16 (1.22%) VB
10 14 (1.06%) VBA
11 13 (0.99%) Perl
12 10 (0.76%) Bash Shell
12 10 (0.76%) PHP
13 9 (0.68%) C++
13 9 (0.68%) F#
13 9 (0.68%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.53%) C
14 7 (0.53%) Korn
15 5 (0.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 222 (16.87%) ISEB
2 221 (16.79%) ISTQB
3 91 (6.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 89 (6.76%) Security Cleared
5 63 (4.79%) SC Cleared
6 48 (3.65%) Degree
7 18 (1.37%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (0.30%) MCSA
12 4 (0.30%) MCSE
12 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.23%) CCNA
13 3 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.15%) ACCA
14 2 (0.15%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.15%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (16.34%) QA
2 38 (2.89%) MiFID
3 10 (0.76%) EMIR
4 8 (0.61%) IFRS
4 8 (0.61%) IFRS 9
5 7 (0.53%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.15%) AIFMD
8 2 (0.15%) Basel II
8 2 (0.15%) WCAG
9 1 (0.076%) GDPR
9 1 (0.076%) GxP
9 1 (0.076%) PMO
9 1 (0.076%) SEPA
9 1 (0.076%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (1.60%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.84%) Docker
3 7 (0.53%) vSphere
4 6 (0.46%) Firmware
5 2 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.076%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.076%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.076%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 144 (10.94%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.76%) SCCM
3 4 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.23%) Ansible
4 3 (0.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (0.23%) Puppet
5 2 (0.15%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (0.15%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.076%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.076%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.076%) Netcool
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.076%) vMotion
6 1 (0.076%) WSUS
Vendors
1 142 (10.79%) HP
2 110 (8.36%) Microsoft
3 82 (6.23%) Oracle
4 50 (3.80%) SAP
5 19 (1.44%) VMware
6 18 (1.37%) Charles River
6 18 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (1.06%) Atlassian
7 14 (1.06%) Citrix
8 12 (0.91%) Guidewire
8 12 (0.91%) ServiceNow
8 12 (0.91%) webMethods
8 12 (0.91%) Workday
9 10 (0.76%) IBM
10 9 (0.68%) Cisco
11 8 (0.61%) Cognos
12 7 (0.53%) Bloomberg
12 7 (0.53%) Murex
13 6 (0.46%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.46%) Software AG