Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 227 225 159
Rank change year-on-year -2 -66 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 556 470 685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.21% 1.13% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.19% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 322 464
London median daily rate £423 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% +3.45% -
10th Percentile £275 £251 £263
90th Percentile £563 £500 £500
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £28.25 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -24.67% +50.00% -4.76%

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 43,386 39,404 42,009
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.97% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,575 28,077 29,634
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 £670 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 562 557 648
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 £11.82 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.34% - +12.12%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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 6 months to 21 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 +12 140 £425 +18.06% 13
South London -29 19 £369 -3.53% 2
West London -39 8 £325 +13.04% 6
East London -17 6 £345 +38.00%
North London -4 4 £285 +16.92% 1
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 London region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 257 (46.22%) Test Automation
2 231 (41.55%) Agile Software Development
3 187 (33.63%) Banking
4 177 (31.83%) SQL
5 175 (31.47%) Finance
6 143 (25.72%) Test Scripting
7 135 (24.28%) Selenium
8 133 (23.92%) User Acceptance Testing
9 120 (21.58%) Java
10 112 (20.14%) QA
10 112 (20.14%) JIRA
11 95 (17.09%) Functional Testing
12 78 (14.03%) BDD
13 77 (13.85%) System Integration Testing
14 76 (13.67%) Cucumber
15 74 (13.31%) Regression Testing
16 72 (12.95%) Scrum
17 68 (12.23%) ISEB
17 68 (12.23%) ISTQB
17 68 (12.23%) Integration Testing
17 68 (12.23%) Scenario Testing
18 67 (12.05%) Manual Testing
19 60 (10.79%) Defect Management
20 58 (10.43%) Software Testing
21 57 (10.25%) Investment Banking
22 56 (10.07%) HP Quality Center
23 53 (9.53%) JavaScript
24 50 (8.99%) Microsoft
25 49 (8.81%) Test Strategy
26 48 (8.63%) HP

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 32 (5.76%) Confluence
2 12 (2.16%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.98%) Apache Spark
4 10 (1.80%) CMS
5 9 (1.62%) SAS
6 7 (1.26%) Apache
7 6 (1.08%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.90%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.54%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.36%) Drupal
11 2 (0.36%) IIS
12 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.16%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.36%) Mingle
8 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.34%) Markit EDM
3 6 (1.08%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.72%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 4 (0.72%) ResourceLink
4 4 (0.72%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.36%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.36%) Minerva
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.36%) Summit
5 2 (0.36%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.36%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.44%) GitHub
4 7 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.08%) Office 365
6 5 (0.90%) BrowserStack
7 4 (0.72%) BlazeMeter
7 4 (0.72%) PaaS
8 2 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.18%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.18%) SaaS
9 1 (0.18%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.26%) Firewall
1 7 (1.26%) Internet
2 6 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (0.72%) SMS
4 2 (0.36%) FTP
5 1 (0.18%) ATM
5 1 (0.18%) DHCP
5 1 (0.18%) DNS
5 1 (0.18%) HTTP
5 1 (0.18%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.18%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (3.96%) SQL Server
3 18 (3.24%) Big Data
4 12 (2.16%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.62%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (1.44%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.26%) Amazon Redshift
7 7 (1.26%) Blockchain
8 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.90%) SAS Visual Analytics
10 4 (0.72%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.54%) Impala
11 3 (0.54%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.36%) Data Mart
12 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 135 (24.28%) Selenium
2 112 (20.14%) JIRA
3 76 (13.67%) Cucumber
4 47 (8.45%) Jenkins
5 43 (7.73%) JMeter
6 38 (6.83%) WebDriver
7 36 (6.47%) HP UFT
7 36 (6.47%) SoapUI
8 28 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (4.68%) Git (software)
10 22 (3.96%) Visual Studio
10 22 (3.96%) Zephyr
11 21 (3.78%) Protractor
12 20 (3.60%) SpecFlow
13 19 (3.42%) Maven
14 17 (3.06%) TeamCity
15 13 (2.34%) LoadRunner
16 12 (2.16%) JUnit
17 10 (1.80%) Appium
18 7 (1.26%) TestRail
General
1 187 (33.63%) Banking
2 175 (31.47%) Finance
3 57 (10.25%) Investment Banking
4 41 (7.37%) Front Office
5 24 (4.32%) Retail Banking
6 20 (3.60%) Retail
7 9 (1.62%) Private Banking
8 6 (1.08%) Back Office
9 5 (0.90%) Legal
10 4 (0.72%) Billing
10 4 (0.72%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.72%) Publishing
11 3 (0.54%) Law
11 3 (0.54%) Marketing
12 2 (0.36%) International Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.18%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.18%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (7.37%) Gherkin
2 38 (6.83%) .NET
3 31 (5.58%) XML
4 30 (5.40%) Web Services
5 28 (5.04%) REST
6 26 (4.68%) RESTful
7 22 (3.96%) RESTEasy
8 21 (3.78%) AngularJS
8 21 (3.78%) SOAP
9 10 (1.80%) HTML
10 8 (1.44%) MSMQ
10 8 (1.44%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (1.44%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (1.08%) Middleware
12 5 (0.90%) IBM Integration Bus
13 4 (0.72%) Flash
13 4 (0.72%) J2EE
13 4 (0.72%) Kafka
13 4 (0.72%) Swing
14 3 (0.54%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 35 (6.29%) Derivative
3 24 (4.32%) Fixed Income
4 22 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (3.24%) Equities
6 14 (2.52%) Mainframe
7 13 (2.34%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.98%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.98%) OTC Derivatives
9 10 (1.80%) AS400
10 9 (1.62%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.44%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.26%) Data Centre
13 6 (1.08%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.08%) Fat Client
13 6 (1.08%) Fintech
13 6 (1.08%) Reference Data
13 6 (1.08%) Thin Client
13 6 (1.08%) User Experience
14 5 (0.90%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 28 (5.04%) Windows
2 17 (3.06%) Unix
3 16 (2.88%) Linux
4 8 (1.44%) Android
5 7 (1.26%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.90%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.54%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.54%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.18%) webOS
9 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (46.22%) Test Automation
2 231 (41.55%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (25.72%) Test Scripting
4 133 (23.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 95 (17.09%) Functional Testing
6 78 (14.03%) BDD
7 77 (13.85%) System Integration Testing
8 74 (13.31%) Regression Testing
9 72 (12.95%) Scrum
10 68 (12.23%) Integration Testing
10 68 (12.23%) Scenario Testing
11 67 (12.05%) Manual Testing
12 60 (10.79%) Defect Management
13 58 (10.43%) Software Testing
14 49 (8.81%) Test Strategy
15 45 (8.09%) Migration
16 44 (7.91%) System Testing
17 41 (7.37%) TDD
18 38 (6.83%) Test Management
19 35 (6.29%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 177 (31.83%) SQL
2 120 (21.58%) Java
3 53 (9.53%) JavaScript
4 48 (8.63%) C#
5 39 (7.01%) Python
6 10 (1.80%) Groovy
6 10 (1.80%) VB
7 9 (1.62%) Bash Shell
7 9 (1.62%) Perl
7 9 (1.62%) VBA
8 8 (1.44%) C++
9 7 (1.26%) Korn
9 7 (1.26%) Ruby
10 5 (0.90%) Scala
11 3 (0.54%) R
12 2 (0.36%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.36%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.18%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 68 (12.23%) ISEB
1 68 (12.23%) ISTQB
2 42 (7.55%) Security Cleared
3 31 (5.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 28 (5.04%) SC Cleared
5 26 (4.68%) Degree
6 15 (2.70%) DV Cleared
7 11 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.36%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.18%) CCNA
11 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (20.14%) QA
2 35 (6.29%) MiFID
3 10 (1.80%) EMIR
4 6 (1.08%) IFRS
4 6 (1.08%) IFRS 9
5 5 (0.90%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.36%) AIFMD
6 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.18%) GxP
7 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (1.62%) Active Directory
1 9 (1.62%) Docker
2 1 (0.18%) DFS Replication
2 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 56 (10.07%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.08%) SCCM
3 4 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.54%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (0.36%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.18%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.18%) Puppet
6 1 (0.18%) vMotion
6 1 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (8.99%) Microsoft
2 48 (8.63%) HP
3 34 (6.12%) Oracle
4 18 (3.24%) Charles River
5 16 (2.88%) SAP
6 14 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (2.34%) Citrix
8 9 (1.62%) Atlassian
8 9 (1.62%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.26%) Bloomberg
9 7 (1.26%) Guidewire
9 7 (1.26%) IBM
9 7 (1.26%) Workday
10 6 (1.08%) Murex
11 5 (0.90%) Fidessa
11 5 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
11 5 (0.90%) VMware
12 4 (0.72%) Adobe
12 4 (0.72%) Saba
12 4 (0.72%) Sybase