The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 30 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.

Test Analyst
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 163 157
Rank change year-on-year -54 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 200 348 325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.01% 1.54% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.62% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 253 221
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £155.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.20 £14.18 £37.50
% change year-on-year +49.55% -62.20%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18684 21436 20340
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.00% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13292 15400 14048
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 285 370
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in London

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in London

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in London

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 Test Analyst in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in London

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 Test Analyst within the London region over the 3 months to 30 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
City of London -26 31 £400 -1.53% 13
West End of London +1 1 £425 -15.00% 2
Hayes - 1 £318 -
Greenwich - 1 £367 -
Test Analyst
England

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

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

1 145 (33.26%) SQL
2 138 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (30.73%) Finance
4 130 (29.82%) Test Scripting
5 108 (24.77%) Banking
6 97 (22.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 89 (20.41%) Selenium
8 86 (19.72%) Functional Testing
9 80 (18.35%) QA
10 71 (16.28%) Java
11 65 (14.91%) Test Strategy
12 62 (14.22%) Regression Testing
13 54 (12.39%) Test Automation
13 54 (12.39%) JIRA
14 51 (11.70%) Software Testing
15 49 (11.24%) Manual Testing
16 48 (11.01%) Integration Testing
17 45 (10.32%) Non-Functional Testing
17 45 (10.32%) Automation Testing
18 44 (10.09%) C#
18 44 (10.09%) Microsoft
18 44 (10.09%) HP UFT
19 43 (9.86%) System Integration Testing
20 42 (9.63%) HP Quality Center
21 41 (9.40%) Unix
22 40 (9.17%) ISTQB
23 39 (8.94%) Scrum
24 36 (8.26%) HP
24 36 (8.26%) ISEB
24 36 (8.26%) Cucumber

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 11 (2.52%) CMS
2 10 (2.29%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.83%) Confluence
4 7 (1.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.92%) Moodle
6 4 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.92%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.69%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.69%) Drupal
7 3 (0.69%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.46%) Apache
8 2 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.46%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.23%) Documentum
9 1 (0.23%) FileNet
9 1 (0.23%) SAS
9 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (6.65%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.75%) MS Office
3 8 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.69%) Mingle
6 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.61%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (1.61%) Summit
3 5 (1.15%) Unit4 Business World
4 4 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.92%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.92%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.69%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.69%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.69%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.46%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.46%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.46%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.46%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (0.69%) GitHub
3 2 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.23%) Office 365
4 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.06%) Internet
2 7 (1.61%) HTTP
3 5 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.69%) FTP
4 3 (0.69%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.46%) Wireless
6 1 (0.23%) DNS
6 1 (0.23%) Firewall
6 1 (0.23%) Intranet
6 1 (0.23%) SMTP
6 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (5.28%) SQL Server
3 18 (4.13%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.83%) DB2
4 8 (1.83%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.61%) Big Data
6 6 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.15%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.92%) MS Access
8 4 (0.92%) MySQL
8 4 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.69%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.69%) DbVisualizer
9 3 (0.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.69%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.69%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.46%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 89 (20.41%) Selenium
2 54 (12.39%) JIRA
3 44 (10.09%) HP UFT
4 36 (8.26%) Cucumber
5 24 (5.50%) SoapUI
5 24 (5.50%) WebDriver
6 21 (4.82%) LoadRunner
7 20 (4.59%) Jenkins
8 18 (4.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (3.90%) SpecFlow
10 16 (3.67%) Visual Studio
11 14 (3.21%) Git (software)
12 11 (2.52%) JMeter
13 10 (2.29%) JUnit
14 9 (2.06%) Appium
14 9 (2.06%) Eclipse
15 7 (1.61%) Maven
15 7 (1.61%) TestDirector
15 7 (1.61%) Toad
16 6 (1.38%) NUnit
General
1 134 (30.73%) Finance
2 108 (24.77%) Banking
3 30 (6.88%) Retail
4 19 (4.36%) Investment Banking
5 15 (3.44%) Back Office
6 10 (2.29%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.61%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.61%) Front Office
8 5 (1.15%) Games
8 5 (1.15%) Law
8 5 (1.15%) Legal
9 4 (0.92%) Advertising
9 4 (0.92%) Marketing
9 4 (0.92%) Publishing
10 3 (0.69%) Billing
10 3 (0.69%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.69%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.46%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.11%) .NET
2 22 (5.05%) XML
3 21 (4.82%) HTML
4 20 (4.59%) Web Services
5 16 (3.67%) SOAP
6 14 (3.21%) Gherkin
7 8 (1.83%) Flash
8 7 (1.61%) RESTful
9 6 (1.38%) J2EE
10 5 (1.15%) CSS
10 5 (1.15%) HTML5
10 5 (1.15%) JSON
11 4 (0.92%) AngularJS
11 4 (0.92%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (0.69%) REST
12 3 (0.69%) WebSockets
13 2 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
13 2 (0.46%) SAP PI
13 2 (0.46%) Spring
13 2 (0.46%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 21 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.36%) Derivative
4 12 (2.75%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.06%) Fixed Income
6 8 (1.83%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.38%) Equities
7 6 (1.38%) OTC Derivatives
7 6 (1.38%) Smart Meter
8 5 (1.15%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.15%) Reinsurance
9 4 (0.92%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.69%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.69%) EPoS
10 3 (0.69%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.46%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.46%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.46%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.46%) NHS
11 2 (0.46%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 41 (9.40%) Unix
2 16 (3.67%) Windows
3 14 (3.21%) Linux
4 11 (2.52%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.29%) Android
6 4 (0.92%) Mac OS
6 4 (0.92%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (29.82%) Test Scripting
3 97 (22.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 86 (19.72%) Functional Testing
5 65 (14.91%) Test Strategy
6 62 (14.22%) Regression Testing
7 54 (12.39%) Test Automation
8 51 (11.70%) Software Testing
9 49 (11.24%) Manual Testing
10 48 (11.01%) Integration Testing
11 45 (10.32%) Automation Testing
11 45 (10.32%) Non-Functional Testing
12 43 (9.86%) System Integration Testing
13 39 (8.94%) Scrum
14 32 (7.34%) ETL
15 31 (7.11%) Performance Testing
16 30 (6.88%) Defect Management
16 30 (6.88%) Test Management
17 27 (6.19%) BDD
18 26 (5.96%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 145 (33.26%) SQL
2 71 (16.28%) Java
3 44 (10.09%) C#
4 19 (4.36%) JavaScript
5 14 (3.21%) VBA
6 8 (1.83%) Perl
6 8 (1.83%) VB.NET
7 7 (1.61%) Python
7 7 (1.61%) Ruby
8 5 (1.15%) PowerShell
8 5 (1.15%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.92%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.69%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.69%) C
10 3 (0.69%) C++
10 3 (0.69%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.69%) VBScript
11 2 (0.46%) F#
11 2 (0.46%) Go
11 2 (0.46%) Scala
Qualifications
1 40 (9.17%) ISTQB
2 36 (8.26%) ISEB
3 12 (2.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (2.29%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.06%) Degree
6 6 (1.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 6 (1.38%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (18.35%) QA
2 8 (1.83%) MiFID
3 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.46%) EMIR
4 1 (0.23%) HL7
4 1 (0.23%) PMO
4 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (0.92%) XenApp
1 4 (0.92%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.23%) Firmware
2 1 (0.23%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 42 (9.63%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.46%) Graphite
2 2 (0.46%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (0.46%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.46%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (0.23%) Ansible
3 1 (0.23%) Puppet
3 1 (0.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 44 (10.09%) Microsoft
2 36 (8.26%) HP
3 35 (8.03%) Oracle
4 22 (5.05%) SAP
5 11 (2.52%) IBM
6 8 (1.83%) Guidewire
6 8 (1.83%) Murex
6 8 (1.83%) Sybase
7 6 (1.38%) Citrix
7 6 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.15%) Informatica
9 4 (0.92%) Ab Initio
9 4 (0.92%) Adobe
9 4 (0.92%) Siebel
10 3 (0.69%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.69%) Charles River
10 3 (0.69%) hybris
10 3 (0.69%) ION Trading
10 3 (0.69%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.46%) Tradeweb
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