Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 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.

Senior Test Analyst
England > London
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 566 561 521
Rank change year-on-year -5 -40 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 61 46 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 24 50
London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £310 £316 £264
90th Percentile £575 £518 £500
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £40.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44,046 39,950 41,331
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.97% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,026 28,477 29,128
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £669 £641 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.29% +3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 571 563 633
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.88% +7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.38 £18.25
% change year-on-year +0.68% +0.68% +10.61%

Senior Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Analyst in London

Senior Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Test Analyst in London

Senior Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst in London over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Test Analyst in London

Senior Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Test Analyst in London

Senior Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst within the London region over the 6 months to 17 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
Central London -12 18 £425 +6.25%
North London - 2 £320 -
South London - 1 - -
West London - 1 £400 -
Senior Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, Senior 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 London region featuring Senior Test Analyst in the job title.

1 34 (55.74%) Test Automation
2 28 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (32.79%) Test Scripting
4 19 (31.15%) JIRA
4 19 (31.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (31.15%) SQL
5 18 (29.51%) Finance
6 17 (27.87%) QA
6 17 (27.87%) Selenium
7 15 (24.59%) Banking
7 15 (24.59%) Defect Management
8 13 (21.31%) Test Management
9 11 (18.03%) SC Cleared
9 11 (18.03%) Security Cleared
9 11 (18.03%) Scenario Testing
9 11 (18.03%) Waterfall
10 10 (16.39%) BDD
10 10 (16.39%) Zephyr
10 10 (16.39%) Integration Testing
10 10 (16.39%) Windows
11 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Excel
11 9 (14.75%) Cucumber
12 8 (13.11%) System Integration Testing
12 8 (13.11%) Functional Testing
12 8 (13.11%) System Testing
12 8 (13.11%) ISEB
12 8 (13.11%) Scrum
12 8 (13.11%) Regression Testing
13 7 (11.48%) Migration
13 7 (11.48%) Microsoft

Senior Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 6 (9.84%) Confluence
2 3 (4.92%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 3 (4.92%) ResourceLink
2 2 (3.28%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.64%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.92%) Office 365
2 2 (3.28%) BlazeMeter
2 2 (3.28%) BrowserStack
2 2 (3.28%) GitHub
2 2 (3.28%) PaaS
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) Firewall
2 1 (1.64%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) Big Data
1 3 (4.92%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (4.92%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.64%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.64%) MySQL
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 19 (31.15%) JIRA
2 17 (27.87%) Selenium
3 10 (16.39%) Zephyr
4 9 (14.75%) Cucumber
5 7 (11.48%) Jenkins
6 5 (8.20%) TestRail
6 5 (8.20%) WebDriver
7 4 (6.56%) HP UFT
7 4 (6.56%) SpecFlow
7 4 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (4.92%) JMeter
8 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
9 2 (3.28%) Appium
9 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
9 2 (3.28%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.64%) Android Studio
10 1 (1.64%) Calabash
10 1 (1.64%) MSTest
10 1 (1.64%) NeoLoad
10 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (29.51%) Finance
2 15 (24.59%) Banking
3 5 (8.20%) Front Office
3 5 (8.20%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Back Office
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) .NET
2 3 (4.92%) SOAP
2 3 (4.92%) Web Services
3 1 (1.64%) RESTful
3 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Derivative
2 4 (6.56%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.56%) Reference Data
3 3 (4.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.28%) DTCC
4 2 (3.28%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.28%) User Experience
5 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.64%) Blog
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.64%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.64%) EPoS
5 1 (1.64%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.64%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.39%) Windows
2 4 (6.56%) Unix
3 3 (4.92%) Linux
4 2 (3.28%) Android
4 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.28%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (55.74%) Test Automation
2 28 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (32.79%) Test Scripting
4 19 (31.15%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (24.59%) Defect Management
6 13 (21.31%) Test Management
7 11 (18.03%) Scenario Testing
7 11 (18.03%) Waterfall
8 10 (16.39%) BDD
8 10 (16.39%) Integration Testing
9 8 (13.11%) Functional Testing
9 8 (13.11%) Regression Testing
9 8 (13.11%) Scrum
9 8 (13.11%) System Integration Testing
9 8 (13.11%) System Testing
10 7 (11.48%) Migration
10 7 (11.48%) Test Planning
10 7 (11.48%) Test Strategy
11 6 (9.84%) DevOps
11 6 (9.84%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.15%) SQL
2 6 (9.84%) Java
3 3 (4.92%) C#
4 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.64%) Python
4 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) SC Cleared
1 11 (18.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.11%) ISEB
3 5 (8.20%) Degree
3 5 (8.20%) ISTQB
4 4 (6.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.28%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (27.87%) QA
2 6 (9.84%) MiFID
3 3 (4.92%) EMIR
4 1 (1.64%) AIFMD
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (11.48%) HP
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.20%) ServiceNow
3 4 (6.56%) Citrix
4 3 (4.92%) Adobe
4 3 (4.92%) Bloomberg
4 3 (4.92%) FXall
4 3 (4.92%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (4.92%) Saba
4 3 (4.92%) Workday
5 2 (3.28%) Apigee
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle
6 1 (1.64%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.64%) GoldenSource
6 1 (1.64%) Murex
6 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.64%) SimCorp
6 1 (1.64%) Splunk
6 1 (1.64%) Xamarin