Period
to 20 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 274 259 190
Rank change year-on-year -15 -69 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 447 425 631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.96% 1.01% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 1.07% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 326 452
London median daily rate £400 £379 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.61% -1.62% +4.76%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £575 £524
England median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
London median hourly rate £150.00 - £102.50
10th Percentile £125.00 - £29.75
90th Percentile £175.00 - £177.25
England median hourly rate £107.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +186.67% +13.64% +7.32%

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 44,056 39,840 43,326
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 95.07% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,917 28,335 31,180
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 658 516 504
London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.23 £19.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.30% +11.62% -2.56%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £47.35
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.22 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.63% -4.11% +8.57%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -40 84 £400 - 16
South London -44 16 £380 -17.39% 2
East London -8 15 £338 -20.59% 3
West London -39 10 £340 -2.86% 8
North London +4 2 £290 +16.00%
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 207 (46.31%) Test Automation
2 186 (41.61%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (31.99%) SQL
4 129 (28.86%) Finance
5 113 (25.28%) Test Scripting
6 104 (23.27%) Selenium
7 97 (21.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 97 (21.70%) JIRA
8 91 (20.36%) Banking
9 85 (19.02%) QA
10 79 (17.67%) Scrum
10 79 (17.67%) Java
11 77 (17.23%) Functional Testing
12 69 (15.44%) Regression Testing
13 59 (13.20%) System Integration Testing
14 54 (12.08%) BDD
15 52 (11.63%) ISTQB
16 51 (11.41%) Integration Testing
17 48 (10.74%) Cucumber
18 45 (10.07%) C#
19 44 (9.84%) Test Strategy
20 39 (8.72%) Migration
21 38 (8.50%) Microsoft
21 38 (8.50%) Security Cleared
22 35 (7.83%) SC Cleared
22 35 (7.83%) Non-Functional Testing
22 35 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
22 35 (7.83%) Scenario Testing
23 34 (7.61%) Oracle
23 34 (7.61%) JMeter

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 28 (6.26%) Confluence
2 6 (1.34%) CMS
2 6 (1.34%) SAS
3 5 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.12%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.89%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.45%) Apache
5 2 (0.45%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.45%) CICS
5 2 (0.45%) ColdFusion
5 2 (0.45%) IIS
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.45%) WordPress
6 1 (0.22%) Drupal
6 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.22%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.89%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.45%) HiPortfolio
6 2 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.45%) Sonata
6 2 (0.45%) Summit
6 2 (0.45%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.22%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.22%) Endur
7 1 (0.22%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.22%) Minerva
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.68%) BrowserStack
4 7 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (1.34%) GitHub
6 5 (1.12%) Office 365
6 5 (1.12%) SaaS
6 5 (1.12%) Sauce Labs
7 4 (0.89%) BlazeMeter
8 2 (0.45%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.22%) G Suite
9 1 (0.22%) Kiuwan
9 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle CX
9 1 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.34%) Firewall
1 6 (1.34%) HTTP
1 6 (1.34%) Internet
1 6 (1.34%) SMS
2 3 (0.67%) PuTTY
3 2 (0.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.22%) DKIM
4 1 (0.22%) DMARC
4 1 (0.22%) DMZ
4 1 (0.22%) DNS
4 1 (0.22%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.22%) SSL
4 1 (0.22%) Wireless
4 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (3.13%) Big Data
4 13 (2.91%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.79%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.34%) Blockchain
7 5 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (1.12%) SAS Visual Analytics
8 4 (0.89%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.67%) Power BI
10 2 (0.45%) MySQL
10 2 (0.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.45%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.45%) QlikView
11 1 (0.22%) MS Access
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 104 (23.27%) Selenium
2 97 (21.70%) JIRA
3 48 (10.74%) Cucumber
4 34 (7.61%) JMeter
5 33 (7.38%) WebDriver
6 29 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 24 (5.37%) SpecFlow
8 23 (5.15%) Jenkins
9 22 (4.92%) SoapUI
10 18 (4.03%) Git (software)
10 18 (4.03%) Visual Studio
11 13 (2.91%) Appium
11 13 (2.91%) TeamCity
12 11 (2.46%) Zephyr
13 9 (2.01%) HP UFT
14 7 (1.57%) FitNesse
14 7 (1.57%) JUnit
14 7 (1.57%) Maven
15 6 (1.34%) NUnit
15 6 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 129 (28.86%) Finance
2 91 (20.36%) Banking
3 26 (5.82%) Investment Banking
4 19 (4.25%) Front Office
4 19 (4.25%) Retail
5 15 (3.36%) Retail Banking
6 7 (1.57%) Private Banking
7 6 (1.34%) Law
7 6 (1.34%) Legal
8 5 (1.12%) Back Office
8 5 (1.12%) Marketing
9 3 (0.67%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.67%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.45%) Advertising
10 2 (0.45%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.22%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.82%) .NET
2 23 (5.15%) SOAP
3 19 (4.25%) RESTful
3 19 (4.25%) XML
4 18 (4.03%) Web Services
5 14 (3.13%) Gherkin
6 12 (2.68%) REST
7 8 (1.79%) HTML
8 7 (1.57%) .NET Framework
8 7 (1.57%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (0.89%) FIXML
9 4 (0.89%) J2EE
9 4 (0.89%) JSON
9 4 (0.89%) RESTEasy
9 4 (0.89%) Swagger
10 3 (0.67%) CSS
11 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.45%) SAML
11 2 (0.45%) WinForms
11 2 (0.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.15%) Fixed Income
3 21 (4.70%) Derivative
4 18 (4.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (2.91%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.46%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.46%) Fintech
7 10 (2.24%) Mainframe
8 9 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.57%) OTC Derivatives
11 6 (1.34%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.12%) Data Centre
12 5 (1.12%) Data Structures
12 5 (1.12%) Equities
12 5 (1.12%) User Experience
13 4 (0.89%) PlayStation
14 3 (0.67%) AS400
14 3 (0.67%) Credit Risk
14 3 (0.67%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.37%) Unix
2 21 (4.70%) Windows
3 20 (4.47%) Apple iOS
4 17 (3.80%) Android
5 11 (2.46%) Linux
6 2 (0.45%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.45%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (46.31%) Test Automation
2 186 (41.61%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (25.28%) Test Scripting
4 97 (21.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 79 (17.67%) Scrum
6 77 (17.23%) Functional Testing
7 69 (15.44%) Regression Testing
8 59 (13.20%) System Integration Testing
9 54 (12.08%) BDD
10 51 (11.41%) Integration Testing
11 44 (9.84%) Test Strategy
12 39 (8.72%) Migration
13 35 (7.83%) Non-Functional Testing
13 35 (7.83%) Scenario Testing
14 33 (7.38%) Manual Testing
15 31 (6.94%) Software Testing
16 30 (6.71%) TDD
17 29 (6.49%) ETL
18 28 (6.26%) Test Management
19 27 (6.04%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 143 (31.99%) SQL
2 79 (17.67%) Java
3 45 (10.07%) C#
4 26 (5.82%) JavaScript
5 25 (5.59%) Python
6 7 (1.57%) Groovy
7 6 (1.34%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.34%) Ruby
8 5 (1.12%) Korn
8 5 (1.12%) Perl
8 5 (1.12%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.89%) C++
9 4 (0.89%) VBA
10 3 (0.67%) PHP
10 3 (0.67%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.67%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.45%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.45%) Java 8
12 1 (0.22%) Scala
12 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (11.63%) ISTQB
2 38 (8.50%) Security Cleared
3 35 (7.83%) SC Cleared
4 30 (6.71%) ISEB
5 24 (5.37%) Degree
6 13 (2.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.45%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.22%) CCNA
11 1 (0.22%) CHECK Team Member
11 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (19.02%) QA
2 8 (1.79%) IFRS
3 6 (1.34%) EMIR
4 5 (1.12%) IFRS 9
4 5 (1.12%) MiFID
5 3 (0.67%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.22%) Basel III
6 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.22%) HL7
6 1 (0.22%) PMO
6 1 (0.22%) PSD2
System Software
1 9 (2.01%) Docker
2 6 (1.34%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.22%) Firmware
3 1 (0.22%) HDFS
3 1 (0.22%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.22%) OpenDJ
3 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (5.59%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (4.47%) HP ALM
3 5 (1.12%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.45%) SCCM
5 1 (0.22%) Ansible
5 1 (0.22%) Control-M
5 1 (0.22%) Nessus
5 1 (0.22%) Oozie
5 1 (0.22%) vMotion
Vendors
1 38 (8.50%) Microsoft
2 34 (7.61%) Oracle
3 30 (6.71%) HP
4 11 (2.46%) Charles River
5 10 (2.24%) Atlassian
6 9 (2.01%) Murex
7 7 (1.57%) SAP
8 5 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.12%) Workday
9 4 (0.89%) Teradata
10 3 (0.67%) Ab Initio
10 3 (0.67%) Apple
10 3 (0.67%) Capita
10 3 (0.67%) Citrix
10 3 (0.67%) Hortonworks
11 2 (0.45%) BISAM
11 2 (0.45%) Cisco
11 2 (0.45%) Cognizant
11 2 (0.45%) FactSet
11 2 (0.45%) IBM