The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 210 191 196
Rank change year-on-year -19 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 230 279 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.11% 1.29% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.35% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 194 181
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £316 £313
% change year-on-year +1.18% +1.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £102.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +77.77% -18.18%  

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 19665 20680 22203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.86% 95.26% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14033 15001 15472
Median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +3.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 230 384
Median hourly rate £19.82 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.11% -3.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.57 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +9 52 £425 - 14
Ealing +5 2 £365 +10.60%
Wimbledon - 2 £450 -
West End of London +10 1 £388 -22.50% 4
Hayes - 1 £318 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 173 (40.42%) Test Automation
2 150 (35.05%) SQL
3 140 (32.71%) Finance
4 139 (32.48%) Agile Software Development
5 137 (32.01%) Test Scripting
6 109 (25.47%) Banking
7 99 (23.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 89 (20.79%) Selenium
9 80 (18.69%) Test Strategy
10 76 (17.76%) Java
11 65 (15.19%) JIRA
12 62 (14.49%) Functional Testing
13 60 (14.02%) QA
14 58 (13.55%) Regression Testing
15 47 (10.98%) Software Testing
16 45 (10.51%) ISTQB
17 42 (9.81%) Scrum
18 41 (9.58%) Integration Testing
18 41 (9.58%) Manual Testing
19 39 (9.11%) E-Commerce
20 38 (8.88%) Microsoft
20 38 (8.88%) Non-Functional Testing
20 38 (8.88%) Scenario Testing
21 36 (8.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 36 (8.41%) Unix
22 35 (8.18%) ISEB
23 34 (7.94%) C#
23 34 (7.94%) Cucumber
23 34 (7.94%) System Testing
24 32 (7.48%) .NET

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 12 (2.80%) CMS
2 11 (2.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 8 (1.87%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.40%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.40%) Confluence
5 5 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.93%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.70%) CICS
7 3 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.70%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.47%) Apache
8 2 (0.47%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.47%) SAS
8 2 (0.47%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (5.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.70%) Mingle
4 3 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.10%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (1.87%) Summit
4 5 (1.17%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.93%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.70%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.70%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.47%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.47%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.47%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.23%) CODA-Financials
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.23%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.23%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.93%) Adobe Analytics
1 4 (0.93%) GitHub
2 3 (0.70%) BrowserStack
2 3 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.47%) Office 365
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.23%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Service Cloud
4 1 (0.23%) SaaS
4 1 (0.23%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.34%) Internet
2 7 (1.64%) HTTP
3 4 (0.93%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.70%) LAN
4 3 (0.70%) SAN
5 1 (0.23%) DNS
5 1 (0.23%) DVB
5 1 (0.23%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.23%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.23%) Skype
5 1 (0.23%) SMS
5 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.84%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (4.21%) SQL Server
3 15 (3.50%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.57%) DB2
5 8 (1.87%) Big Data
6 7 (1.64%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.17%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.70%) DataStage
8 3 (0.70%) Electronic Patient Records
8 3 (0.70%) MySQL
8 3 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.47%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.47%) PowerCenter
9 2 (0.47%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 89 (20.79%) Selenium
2 65 (15.19%) JIRA
3 34 (7.94%) Cucumber
4 29 (6.78%) HP UFT
4 29 (6.78%) WebDriver
5 25 (5.84%) Visual Studio
6 24 (5.61%) SoapUI
7 20 (4.67%) Jenkins
8 19 (4.44%) LoadRunner
9 18 (4.21%) SpecFlow
10 16 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (3.04%) Git (software)
12 11 (2.57%) JMeter
13 8 (1.87%) FitNesse
14 7 (1.64%) Appium
14 7 (1.64%) TestDirector
15 6 (1.40%) Maven
15 6 (1.40%) Protractor
15 6 (1.40%) TeamCity
15 6 (1.40%) Toad
General
1 140 (32.71%) Finance
2 109 (25.47%) Banking
3 29 (6.78%) Retail
4 23 (5.37%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.04%) Back Office
5 13 (3.04%) Financial Institution
6 11 (2.57%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.64%) Legal
8 6 (1.40%) Front Office
9 5 (1.17%) Law
9 5 (1.17%) Wholesale Banking
10 4 (0.93%) Billing
10 4 (0.93%) Marketing
10 4 (0.93%) Publishing
10 4 (0.93%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.70%) Games
11 3 (0.70%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.47%) Advertising
12 2 (0.47%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.48%) .NET
2 22 (5.14%) XML
3 20 (4.67%) Web Services
4 18 (4.21%) HTML
5 15 (3.50%) Gherkin
6 12 (2.80%) SOAP
7 10 (2.34%) FIX Protocol
8 9 (2.10%) Flash
9 8 (1.87%) AngularJS
10 7 (1.64%) J2EE
10 7 (1.64%) JSON
11 5 (1.17%) HTML5
11 5 (1.17%) REST
11 5 (1.17%) WebSockets
12 4 (0.93%) .NET Framework
13 3 (0.70%) ASP.NET
14 2 (0.47%) CSS
14 2 (0.47%) ISPF
14 2 (0.47%) Middleware
14 2 (0.47%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 21 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.97%) Mobile App
4 14 (3.27%) Derivative
5 10 (2.34%) Fixed Income
6 9 (2.10%) Credit Risk
7 6 (1.40%) Equities
7 6 (1.40%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.40%) Market Risk
8 5 (1.17%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.17%) EPoS
8 5 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (0.93%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.93%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.93%) NHS
9 4 (0.93%) OTC Derivatives
9 4 (0.93%) PlayStation
10 3 (0.70%) Digital TV
10 3 (0.70%) User Experience
11 2 (0.47%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.41%) Unix
2 15 (3.50%) Windows
3 14 (3.27%) Android
3 14 (3.27%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.57%) Linux
5 2 (0.47%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.23%) OpenVMS
6 1 (0.23%) Solaris
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (40.42%) Test Automation
2 139 (32.48%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (32.01%) Test Scripting
4 99 (23.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 80 (18.69%) Test Strategy
6 62 (14.49%) Functional Testing
7 58 (13.55%) Regression Testing
8 47 (10.98%) Software Testing
9 42 (9.81%) Scrum
10 41 (9.58%) Integration Testing
10 41 (9.58%) Manual Testing
11 39 (9.11%) E-Commerce
12 38 (8.88%) Non-Functional Testing
12 38 (8.88%) Scenario Testing
13 34 (7.94%) System Testing
14 31 (7.24%) Defect Management
14 31 (7.24%) ETL
15 28 (6.54%) Migration
15 28 (6.54%) Performance Testing
16 24 (5.61%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 150 (35.05%) SQL
2 76 (17.76%) Java
3 34 (7.94%) C#
4 23 (5.37%) JavaScript
5 14 (3.27%) VBA
6 8 (1.87%) Perl
6 8 (1.87%) Python
6 8 (1.87%) VB.NET
7 7 (1.64%) Scala
8 5 (1.17%) COBOL
8 5 (1.17%) Ruby
9 4 (0.93%) C
10 3 (0.70%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.70%) JCL
10 3 (0.70%) Korn
10 3 (0.70%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.70%) VBScript
11 2 (0.47%) C++
11 2 (0.47%) REXX
11 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (10.51%) ISTQB
2 35 (8.18%) ISEB
3 18 (4.21%) Degree
3 18 (4.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (1.87%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.40%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.23%) ACCA
10 1 (0.23%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (14.02%) QA
2 11 (2.57%) MiFID
3 5 (1.17%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.93%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.47%) EMIR
5 2 (0.47%) HL7
6 1 (0.23%) Basel II
6 1 (0.23%) Basel III
6 1 (0.23%) IFRS
6 1 (0.23%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 2 (0.47%) HDFS
1 2 (0.47%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (0.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 31 (7.24%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.47%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.47%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (0.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.23%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.23%) Graphite
3 1 (0.23%) HockeyApp
3 1 (0.23%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.23%) Kibana
Vendors
1 38 (8.88%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.54%) Oracle
3 24 (5.61%) HP
4 14 (3.27%) SAP
5 11 (2.57%) Murex
5 11 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (2.34%) Sybase
7 8 (1.87%) Adobe
8 7 (1.64%) IBM
9 6 (1.40%) Hyperion
10 5 (1.17%) TOWER Software
11 4 (0.93%) Informatica
11 4 (0.93%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.93%) Teradata
12 3 (0.70%) Cisco
12 3 (0.70%) Cloudera
12 3 (0.70%) Google
12 3 (0.70%) Guidewire
12 3 (0.70%) Sitecore
13 2 (0.47%) ION Trading
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