Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £341 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 July 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 153 136
Rank change year-on-year -29 -17 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1266 1717 1809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.44% 1.69% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.78% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 1196 1160
England median daily rate £341 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.92% +1.56% +3.23%
10th Percentile £240 £231 £219
90th Percentile £488 £463 £456
UK median daily rate £336 £325 £315
% change year-on-year +3.46% +3.17% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 16
England median hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +7.32% -8.21%
10th Percentile £24.15 £14.10 £15.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £41.20 £106.88
UK median hourly rate £21.20 £22.25 £30.75
% change year-on-year -4.72% -27.64% -9.70%

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 83672 96526 97318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.84% 95.11% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 54598 63585 61301
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £260 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2671 2836 3805
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.31
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.48
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

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 21 July 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 6 months to 21 July 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 6 months to 21 July 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 -60 425 £388 +0.98% 36
South East -21 249 £325 - 33
North of England -21 184 £310 -1.20% 35
Midlands +2 181 £300 - 14
South West +10 159 £313 +4.17% 19
West Midlands +15 111 £300 - 10
North West -12 92 £293 -8.59% 18
Yorkshire -18 68 £313 -0.79% 14
East Midlands -17 62 £310 +3.33% 4
East of England -30 53 £349 +16.25% 7
North East +27 24 £325 +5.69% 3
Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 528 (41.71%) Test Automation
2 461 (36.41%) Agile Software Development
3 389 (30.73%) Test Scripting
4 350 (27.65%) SQL
5 295 (23.30%) Finance
6 263 (20.77%) ISTQB
7 255 (20.14%) Selenium
8 240 (18.96%) ISEB
9 239 (18.88%) User Acceptance Testing
10 207 (16.35%) Java
11 199 (15.72%) JIRA
12 186 (14.69%) Test Strategy
13 180 (14.22%) QA
14 178 (14.06%) Banking
15 171 (13.51%) HP
16 164 (12.95%) Functional Testing
17 160 (12.64%) Regression Testing
18 155 (12.24%) Software Testing
18 155 (12.24%) Scenario Testing
19 154 (12.16%) HP Quality Center
20 135 (10.66%) Defect Management
21 126 (9.95%) SoapUI
22 124 (9.79%) Manual Testing
23 117 (9.24%) Scrum
24 112 (8.85%) Retail
25 111 (8.77%) Oracle
26 110 (8.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
27 104 (8.21%) Migration
27 104 (8.21%) Integration Testing
28 98 (7.74%) Microsoft

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 37 (2.92%) Confluence
2 23 (1.82%) CMS
3 18 (1.42%) SharePoint
4 12 (0.95%) SAS
5 11 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 7 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
6 7 (0.55%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.47%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.39%) CICS
8 5 (0.39%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.24%) ColdFusion
9 3 (0.24%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.16%) Apache
10 2 (0.16%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.079%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.079%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.079%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.079%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.079%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 50 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.24%) Mingle
6 1 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (0.71%) Maximo
4 8 (0.63%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.55%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.55%) Unit4 Business World
6 6 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.47%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.39%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.39%) Summit
8 4 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.32%) SAP MM
9 3 (0.24%) Lorenzo
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle ASCP
9 3 (0.24%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.79%) GitHub
2 9 (0.71%) SaaS
3 8 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
5 6 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (0.32%) BrowserStack
6 4 (0.32%) Office 365
7 3 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.16%) Taleo
9 1 (0.079%) FinancialForce.com
9 1 (0.079%) Force.com
9 1 (0.079%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 1 (0.079%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.08%) Internet
2 22 (1.74%) LTE
3 20 (1.58%) 4G
4 15 (1.18%) Wireless
5 9 (0.71%) HTTP
6 6 (0.47%) Wireshark
7 5 (0.39%) PuTTY
8 4 (0.32%) WinSCP
9 3 (0.24%) LAN
9 3 (0.24%) SAN
9 3 (0.24%) SMS
9 3 (0.24%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.24%) ZigBee
10 2 (0.16%) BGP
10 2 (0.16%) DSL
10 2 (0.16%) DVB
10 2 (0.16%) SDH
10 2 (0.16%) SNMP
10 2 (0.16%) VoIP
10 2 (0.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
2 59 (4.66%) SQL Server
3 27 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (1.50%) Relational Database
6 16 (1.26%) Oracle Database
7 14 (1.11%) DB2
8 13 (1.03%) Big Data
8 13 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
9 10 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (0.47%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.47%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.47%) Pentaho
12 5 (0.39%) Electronic Patient Records
13 4 (0.32%) MySQL
13 4 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.24%) DataStage
15 2 (0.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 255 (20.14%) Selenium
2 199 (15.72%) JIRA
3 126 (9.95%) SoapUI
4 97 (7.66%) Cucumber
5 87 (6.87%) WebDriver
6 76 (6.00%) HP UFT
7 66 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 62 (4.90%) JMeter
9 56 (4.42%) Jenkins
10 46 (3.63%) LoadRunner
11 45 (3.55%) Visual Studio
12 38 (3.00%) SpecFlow
13 33 (2.61%) Git (software)
14 28 (2.21%) LoadUI
15 16 (1.26%) JUnit
16 14 (1.11%) Appium
16 14 (1.11%) TeamCity
17 13 (1.03%) Protractor
18 11 (0.87%) Toad
19 10 (0.79%) TestNG
General
1 295 (23.30%) Finance
2 178 (14.06%) Banking
3 112 (8.85%) Retail
4 53 (4.19%) Retail Banking
5 43 (3.40%) Telecoms
6 24 (1.90%) Investment Banking
7 17 (1.34%) Legal
7 17 (1.34%) Publishing
8 16 (1.26%) Billing
8 16 (1.26%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.18%) Back Office
9 15 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.95%) Marketing
11 11 (0.87%) Games
12 8 (0.63%) Front Office
13 6 (0.47%) Law
14 5 (0.39%) Advertising
14 5 (0.39%) Automotive
14 5 (0.39%) Electronics
14 5 (0.39%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (5.45%) .NET
2 64 (5.06%) Web Services
3 55 (4.34%) SOAP
4 53 (4.19%) XML
5 30 (2.37%) Gherkin
5 30 (2.37%) HTML
6 23 (1.82%) JSON
7 22 (1.74%) REST
8 18 (1.42%) Middleware
9 11 (0.87%) FIX Protocol
9 11 (0.87%) J2EE
10 10 (0.79%) AngularJS
11 9 (0.71%) Flash
12 8 (0.63%) Kafka
13 7 (0.55%) .NET Framework
13 7 (0.55%) CSS
14 6 (0.47%) ActiveMQ
14 6 (0.47%) Behat
14 6 (0.47%) Node.js
14 6 (0.47%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 69 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (3.00%) Mobile App
3 34 (2.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 19 (1.50%) Credit Risk
5 18 (1.42%) User Experience
6 17 (1.34%) Smart Meter
7 14 (1.11%) Derivative
8 13 (1.03%) NHS
9 12 (0.95%) Computer Science
10 11 (0.87%) Fixed Income
10 11 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (0.87%) Management Information System
11 10 (0.79%) Mainframe
12 7 (0.55%) Equities
13 6 (0.47%) EPoS
13 6 (0.47%) Market Risk
13 6 (0.47%) PlayStation
14 5 (0.39%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.39%) OTC Derivatives
15 4 (0.32%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 76 (6.00%) Unix
2 52 (4.11%) Windows
3 34 (2.69%) Linux
4 21 (1.66%) Android
4 21 (1.66%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.47%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.39%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.24%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.16%) OS/390
8 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.079%) AIX
9 1 (0.079%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.079%) Solaris
9 1 (0.079%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.079%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.079%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (41.71%) Test Automation
2 461 (36.41%) Agile Software Development
3 389 (30.73%) Test Scripting
4 239 (18.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 186 (14.69%) Test Strategy
6 164 (12.95%) Functional Testing
7 160 (12.64%) Regression Testing
8 155 (12.24%) Scenario Testing
8 155 (12.24%) Software Testing
9 135 (10.66%) Defect Management
10 124 (9.79%) Manual Testing
11 117 (9.24%) Scrum
12 104 (8.21%) Integration Testing
12 104 (8.21%) Migration
13 93 (7.35%) Test Management
14 91 (7.19%) Performance Testing
15 85 (6.71%) E-Commerce
16 83 (6.56%) BDD
16 83 (6.56%) Non-Functional Testing
17 80 (6.32%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 350 (27.65%) SQL
2 207 (16.35%) Java
3 85 (6.71%) C#
4 48 (3.79%) JavaScript
5 47 (3.71%) Python
6 25 (1.97%) Groovy
7 19 (1.50%) VBA
8 18 (1.42%) PL/SQL
9 16 (1.26%) Ruby
10 15 (1.18%) T-SQL
10 15 (1.18%) VBScript
11 14 (1.11%) Scala
12 13 (1.03%) PHP
13 12 (0.95%) C
14 11 (0.87%) VB
15 10 (0.79%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.63%) Perl
17 7 (0.55%) Bash Shell
18 6 (0.47%) JCL
18 6 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 263 (20.77%) ISTQB
2 240 (18.96%) ISEB
3 110 (8.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 80 (6.32%) Security Cleared
5 49 (3.87%) Degree
6 48 (3.79%) SC Cleared
7 20 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
8 16 (1.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 10 (0.79%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
12 5 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.16%) MCSA
13 2 (0.16%) MCSE
13 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.079%) ACCA
14 1 (0.079%) CCNA
14 1 (0.079%) CIMA
14 1 (0.079%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.079%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (14.22%) QA
2 20 (1.58%) MiFID
3 11 (0.87%) IFRS
4 8 (0.63%) Basel II
5 7 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.55%) IFRS 9
6 6 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.47%) PMO
7 5 (0.39%) EMIR
8 4 (0.32%) HL7
8 4 (0.32%) TickIT
9 3 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.16%) AIFMD
10 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.16%) WCAG
11 1 (0.079%) Basel III
11 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.079%) SLA
11 1 (0.079%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.39%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.39%) Docker
3 3 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (0.16%) Firmware
4 2 (0.16%) HDFS
4 2 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.16%) vSphere
5 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.079%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.079%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 154 (12.16%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.63%) Tivoli
3 5 (0.39%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 4 (0.32%) Ansible
5 3 (0.24%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (0.24%) Ganglia
5 3 (0.24%) IBM BigFix
5 3 (0.24%) Kibana
5 3 (0.24%) nmon
6 2 (0.16%) Netcool
7 1 (0.079%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.079%) Graphite
7 1 (0.079%) HockeyApp
7 1 (0.079%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.079%) logstash
7 1 (0.079%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.079%) SCCM
7 1 (0.079%) Terraform
7 1 (0.079%) vRealize
Vendors
1 171 (13.51%) HP
2 111 (8.77%) Oracle
3 98 (7.74%) Microsoft
4 64 (5.06%) SAP
5 19 (1.50%) IBM
6 18 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (1.03%) Motorola
8 10 (0.79%) Murex
8 10 (0.79%) Sybase
8 10 (0.79%) VMware
9 9 (0.71%) Google
10 8 (0.63%) Adobe
10 8 (0.63%) Sitecore
11 6 (0.47%) hybris
11 6 (0.47%) Hyperion
11 6 (0.47%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.47%) Teradata
12 5 (0.39%) Remedy
12 5 (0.39%) Solace
12 5 (0.39%) TOWER Software
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