Period
to 23 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 February 2019.

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
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 262 224 240
Rank change year-on-year -38 +16 -70
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 435 557 462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.00% 1.19% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.25% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 369 316
London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £283 £275 £250
90th Percentile £609 £575 £525
England median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
London median hourly rate £37.00 £150.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.33% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £96.75 £30.97
% change year-on-year -63.82% +212.45% +23.86%

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 41,358 44,531 39,252
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 94.87% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,711 32,417 27,981
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 559 633 556
London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -2.33% +13.16%
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.00 £11.98
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £51.25
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +1.08% -

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 23 February 2019.

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 23 February 2019. 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 -19 103 £425 - 15
West London +37 26 £388 +13.97% 6
South London +10 17 £388 +7.64% 3
East London -31 10 £475 +37.68% 1
North London -10 2 - -
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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.

1 224 (51.49%) Test Automation
2 152 (34.94%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (26.67%) Selenium
4 108 (24.83%) Test Scripting
5 107 (24.60%) SQL
6 106 (24.37%) Finance
7 98 (22.53%) Banking
8 92 (21.15%) User Acceptance Testing
9 86 (19.77%) JIRA
10 84 (19.31%) Java
11 82 (18.85%) QA
12 75 (17.24%) Regression Testing
13 60 (13.79%) Manual Testing
14 57 (13.10%) BDD
14 57 (13.10%) Scrum
15 54 (12.41%) Cucumber
16 53 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
17 50 (11.49%) ISTQB
18 48 (11.03%) HP
19 47 (10.80%) System Integration Testing
20 46 (10.57%) Functional Testing
21 45 (10.34%) Test Strategy
22 44 (10.11%) C#
23 42 (9.66%) Microsoft
23 42 (9.66%) Software Testing
24 38 (8.74%) HP Quality Center
25 37 (8.51%) Integration Testing
25 37 (8.51%) ISEB
26 36 (8.28%) JMeter
27 35 (8.05%) Scenario Testing

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 24 (5.52%) Confluence
2 9 (2.07%) CMS
3 5 (1.15%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (0.69%) Apache
5 2 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.46%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.23%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.23%) Drupal
6 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.23%) Mule
6 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (4.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 14 (3.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.92%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.46%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.46%) Maximo
4 2 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.46%) Orchard Housing
4 2 (0.46%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.46%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.23%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.23%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.23%) Sonata
5 1 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.53%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (1.61%) Office 365
5 6 (1.38%) Tricentis Tosca
6 4 (0.92%) SaaS
7 3 (0.69%) GitHub
8 2 (0.46%) Apigee
8 2 (0.46%) PaaS
8 2 (0.46%) Sauce Labs
8 2 (0.46%) Trello
9 1 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.23%) IaaS
9 1 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.15%) HTTP
1 5 (1.15%) Internet
2 3 (0.69%) Firewall
3 2 (0.46%) DNS
4 1 (0.23%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.23%) DHCP
4 1 (0.23%) FTP
4 1 (0.23%) NAS
4 1 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.23%) SAN
4 1 (0.23%) Skype
4 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.07%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.92%) KDB
5 3 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.69%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.46%) Big Data
6 2 (0.46%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.46%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.46%) DB2
6 2 (0.46%) MySQL
6 2 (0.46%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.46%) Power BI
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.23%) SAS Visual Analytics
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 116 (26.67%) Selenium
2 86 (19.77%) JIRA
3 54 (12.41%) Cucumber
4 36 (8.28%) JMeter
5 33 (7.59%) WebDriver
6 31 (7.13%) Jenkins
7 26 (5.98%) SoapUI
8 22 (5.06%) HP UFT
9 19 (4.37%) Appium
9 19 (4.37%) SpecFlow
10 17 (3.91%) LoadRunner
10 17 (3.91%) Visual Studio
11 11 (2.53%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (2.07%) Rational Performance Tester
13 7 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (1.61%) TestRail
14 6 (1.38%) Git (software)
14 6 (1.38%) Hudson
14 6 (1.38%) JUnit
14 6 (1.38%) TeamCity
General
1 106 (24.37%) Finance
2 98 (22.53%) Banking
3 19 (4.37%) Investment Banking
4 17 (3.91%) Retail Banking
5 15 (3.45%) Retail
6 14 (3.22%) Front Office
6 14 (3.22%) Greek Language
7 11 (2.53%) Back Office
8 6 (1.38%) Legal
9 5 (1.15%) Law
10 4 (0.92%) Advertising
11 3 (0.69%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.69%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.69%) Wholesale Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.23%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.98%) .NET
2 24 (5.52%) RESTful
3 18 (4.14%) Web Services
4 14 (3.22%) Gherkin
4 14 (3.22%) XML
5 13 (2.99%) SOAP
6 10 (2.30%) REST
7 8 (1.84%) HTML
8 5 (1.15%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.15%) React
9 4 (0.92%) Middleware
9 4 (0.92%) Node.js
10 3 (0.69%) HTML5
10 3 (0.69%) jQuery
10 3 (0.69%) WebSockets
11 2 (0.46%) Django
11 2 (0.46%) Flash
11 2 (0.46%) Flask
11 2 (0.46%) Kafka
11 2 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 53 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 19 (4.37%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (2.76%) Derivative
5 12 (2.76%) Fixed Income
6 9 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.38%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.38%) Mainframe
8 5 (1.15%) Equities
8 5 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.15%) Online Banking
9 4 (0.92%) Fintech
10 3 (0.69%) AS400
10 3 (0.69%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.69%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.46%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.46%) IVR
11 2 (0.46%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.75%) Windows
2 15 (3.45%) Apple iOS
3 14 (3.22%) Android
3 14 (3.22%) Unix
4 10 (2.30%) Linux
5 8 (1.84%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.38%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.23%) AIX
7 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.23%) VME
7 1 (0.23%) VMS
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (51.49%) Test Automation
2 152 (34.94%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (24.83%) Test Scripting
4 92 (21.15%) User Acceptance Testing
5 75 (17.24%) Regression Testing
6 60 (13.79%) Manual Testing
7 57 (13.10%) BDD
7 57 (13.10%) Scrum
8 47 (10.80%) System Integration Testing
9 46 (10.57%) Functional Testing
10 45 (10.34%) Test Strategy
11 42 (9.66%) Software Testing
12 37 (8.51%) Integration Testing
13 35 (8.05%) Scenario Testing
14 32 (7.36%) Asset Management
15 31 (7.13%) Test Planning
16 28 (6.44%) Non-Functional Testing
16 28 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
17 26 (5.98%) CRM
17 26 (5.98%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 107 (24.60%) SQL
2 84 (19.31%) Java
3 44 (10.11%) C#
4 30 (6.90%) Python
5 23 (5.29%) JavaScript
6 9 (2.07%) Groovy
7 7 (1.61%) Ruby
8 6 (1.38%) Perl
9 5 (1.15%) C++
9 5 (1.15%) VBA
10 4 (0.92%) VB
11 3 (0.69%) C
11 3 (0.69%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.46%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.46%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.23%) COBOL
13 1 (0.23%) Fortran
13 1 (0.23%) Korn
13 1 (0.23%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (11.49%) ISTQB
2 37 (8.51%) ISEB
3 24 (5.52%) Degree
4 23 (5.29%) Security Cleared
5 22 (5.06%) SC Cleared
6 21 (4.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.23%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.23%) MOS
9 1 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.23%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (18.85%) QA
2 26 (5.98%) PSD2
3 11 (2.53%) SEPA
4 3 (0.69%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.69%) MiFID
5 2 (0.46%) IFRS
6 1 (0.23%) Basel III
6 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.23%) EMIR
6 1 (0.23%) GDPR
6 1 (0.23%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (2.99%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.30%) Docker
3 2 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 38 (8.74%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (5.29%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.46%) Ansible
3 2 (0.46%) Kibana
3 2 (0.46%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.46%) SCCM
4 1 (0.23%) Automic
4 1 (0.23%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.23%) Nagios
4 1 (0.23%) Puppet
4 1 (0.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (11.03%) HP
2 42 (9.66%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.45%) SAP
4 14 (3.22%) Oracle
5 12 (2.76%) IBM
6 7 (1.61%) Charles River
7 5 (1.15%) Workday
8 3 (0.69%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.69%) Bloomberg
8 3 (0.69%) FXall
8 3 (0.69%) iManage
8 3 (0.69%) Murex
8 3 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.46%) Adobe
9 2 (0.46%) Apple
9 2 (0.46%) Avaloq
9 2 (0.46%) Orchard
9 2 (0.46%) Splunk
9 2 (0.46%) Twitter
9 2 (0.46%) WSO2