Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 227 163
Rank change year-on-year +9 -64 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 570 509 714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.22% 1.12% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.18% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 361 473
London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £268 £256 £263
90th Percentile £575 £513 £525
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
London median hourly rate - £102.50 -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £35.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.89% +43.00% -3.85%

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 44411 43038 44839
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.01% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 32161 30620 31621
London median daily rate £492 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.54% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £265
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 556 694
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.75% +7.40%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +25 139 £425 +13.33% 14
South London -1 28 £460 +41.54% 2
West London -22 14 £365 +2.82%
East London -9 5 £425 +100.00% 1
North London -7 4 £250 +33.33% 1
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 255 (44.74%) Test Automation
2 228 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 179 (31.40%) SQL
4 173 (30.35%) Banking
5 160 (28.07%) Test Scripting
6 154 (27.02%) Finance
7 137 (24.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 120 (21.05%) Selenium
9 113 (19.82%) JIRA
10 112 (19.65%) QA
11 111 (19.47%) Java
12 93 (16.32%) Functional Testing
13 76 (13.33%) ISEB
14 74 (12.98%) Cucumber
15 73 (12.81%) BDD
16 70 (12.28%) Software Testing
17 69 (12.11%) ISTQB
17 69 (12.11%) Scrum
17 69 (12.11%) Scenario Testing
18 66 (11.58%) Regression Testing
18 66 (11.58%) HP Quality Center
19 65 (11.40%) Manual Testing
20 61 (10.70%) Test Strategy
21 59 (10.35%) Integration Testing
22 58 (10.18%) JMeter
23 57 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
24 55 (9.65%) Investment Banking
25 54 (9.47%) Defect Management
26 52 (9.12%) HP
27 51 (8.95%) JavaScript

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 30 (5.26%) Confluence
2 11 (1.93%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.75%) CMS
4 6 (1.05%) SAS
5 5 (0.88%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.70%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.70%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.53%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.53%) CICS
8 2 (0.35%) IIS
8 2 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.18%) Drupal
9 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 34 (5.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.35%) Mingle
7 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (2.81%) Markit EDM
2 12 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.58%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (0.88%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.70%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.53%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.35%) IntelliMatch
7 2 (0.35%) Minerva
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.35%) Summit
7 2 (0.35%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.58%) GitHub
2 7 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.23%) Office 365
3 5 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.70%) BrowserStack
4 4 (0.70%) PaaS
5 2 (0.35%) BlazeMeter
5 2 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.18%) iPaaS
6 1 (0.18%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.23%) Internet
2 5 (0.88%) Firewall
3 4 (0.70%) SMS
4 2 (0.35%) FTP
5 1 (0.18%) ATM
5 1 (0.18%) DHCP
5 1 (0.18%) DNS
5 1 (0.18%) DVB
5 1 (0.18%) HTTP
5 1 (0.18%) LAN
5 1 (0.18%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.18%) SAN
5 1 (0.18%) Skype
5 1 (0.18%) WAAS
5 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.18%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 14 (2.46%) Big Data
4 12 (2.11%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.23%) Blockchain
6 6 (1.05%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.70%) Apache Hive
7 4 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.53%) DB2
8 3 (0.53%) Impala
8 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.53%) SAS Visual Analytics
8 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.35%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.35%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 120 (21.05%) Selenium
2 113 (19.82%) JIRA
3 74 (12.98%) Cucumber
4 58 (10.18%) JMeter
5 50 (8.77%) Jenkins
6 40 (7.02%) SoapUI
7 33 (5.79%) HP UFT
8 31 (5.44%) WebDriver
9 25 (4.39%) Git (software)
10 23 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
11 21 (3.68%) Protractor
12 20 (3.51%) Maven
12 20 (3.51%) Visual Studio
13 18 (3.16%) SpecFlow
13 18 (3.16%) Zephyr
14 17 (2.98%) LoadUI
15 14 (2.46%) LoadRunner
15 14 (2.46%) TeamCity
16 11 (1.93%) JUnit
17 10 (1.75%) Appium
General
1 173 (30.35%) Banking
2 154 (27.02%) Finance
3 55 (9.65%) Investment Banking
4 38 (6.67%) Front Office
5 29 (5.09%) Retail
6 27 (4.74%) Retail Banking
7 12 (2.11%) Private Banking
8 8 (1.40%) Publishing
9 5 (0.88%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.70%) Back Office
10 4 (0.70%) Billing
10 4 (0.70%) General Ledger
10 4 (0.70%) Legal
11 3 (0.53%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.35%) International Banking
12 2 (0.35%) Marketing
13 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.18%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.18%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (7.72%) .NET
2 42 (7.37%) Web Services
3 31 (5.44%) Gherkin
4 24 (4.21%) AngularJS
5 22 (3.86%) RESTEasy
6 20 (3.51%) REST
6 20 (3.51%) SOAP
6 20 (3.51%) XML
7 15 (2.63%) HTML
8 14 (2.46%) RESTful
9 13 (2.28%) Middleware
10 11 (1.93%) Kafka
11 7 (1.23%) ActiveMQ
12 6 (1.05%) FIX Protocol
12 6 (1.05%) JSON
12 6 (1.05%) RabbitMQ
13 4 (0.70%) Flash
13 4 (0.70%) HTML5
13 4 (0.70%) J2EE
13 4 (0.70%) React
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 37 (6.49%) Derivative
3 26 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (4.39%) Fixed Income
5 22 (3.86%) Equities
6 16 (2.81%) OTC Derivatives
7 11 (1.93%) Mainframe
8 10 (1.75%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.75%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.23%) AS400
10 6 (1.05%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.05%) EPoS
10 6 (1.05%) Fintech
10 6 (1.05%) Reference Data
11 5 (0.88%) Credit Risk
11 5 (0.88%) Data Centre
11 5 (0.88%) User Experience
12 4 (0.70%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.70%) PDA
12 4 (0.70%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 28 (4.91%) Windows
2 17 (2.98%) Linux
3 14 (2.46%) Unix
4 10 (1.75%) Android
5 8 (1.40%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.23%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.53%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.35%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.18%) webOS
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (44.74%) Test Automation
2 228 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (28.07%) Test Scripting
4 137 (24.04%) User Acceptance Testing
5 93 (16.32%) Functional Testing
6 73 (12.81%) BDD
7 70 (12.28%) Software Testing
8 69 (12.11%) Scenario Testing
8 69 (12.11%) Scrum
9 66 (11.58%) Regression Testing
10 65 (11.40%) Manual Testing
11 61 (10.70%) Test Strategy
12 59 (10.35%) Integration Testing
13 57 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
14 54 (9.47%) Defect Management
15 46 (8.07%) TDD
16 40 (7.02%) System Testing
17 39 (6.84%) E-Commerce
18 37 (6.49%) Migration
18 37 (6.49%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 179 (31.40%) SQL
2 111 (19.47%) Java
3 51 (8.95%) JavaScript
4 40 (7.02%) C#
5 31 (5.44%) Python
6 12 (2.11%) VBA
7 9 (1.58%) Bash Shell
7 9 (1.58%) Perl
7 9 (1.58%) VB
8 8 (1.40%) Korn
8 8 (1.40%) Scala
9 7 (1.23%) C++
9 7 (1.23%) Ruby
10 6 (1.05%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.53%) COBOL
11 3 (0.53%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.35%) C
12 2 (0.35%) JCL
12 2 (0.35%) REXX
12 2 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 76 (13.33%) ISEB
2 69 (12.11%) ISTQB
3 32 (5.61%) Security Cleared
4 29 (5.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 25 (4.39%) Degree
6 21 (3.68%) SC Cleared
7 11 (1.93%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (1.58%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (19.65%) QA
2 40 (7.02%) MiFID
3 14 (2.46%) EMIR
4 8 (1.40%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.70%) AIFMD
6 3 (0.53%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.53%) IFRS
6 3 (0.53%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.18%) Basel III
7 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.18%) GxP
7 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.53%) Docker
3 2 (0.35%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.18%) HDFS
4 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 66 (11.58%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.88%) SCCM
3 4 (0.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 4 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.35%) Kibana
5 1 (0.18%) Ansible
5 1 (0.18%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.18%) Puppet
5 1 (0.18%) Terraform
5 1 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (9.12%) HP
2 37 (6.49%) Microsoft
3 34 (5.96%) Oracle
4 16 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
4 16 (2.81%) SAP
5 15 (2.63%) Charles River
6 9 (1.58%) ServiceNow
7 7 (1.23%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.23%) Citrix
7 7 (1.23%) Murex
8 6 (1.05%) Guidewire
8 6 (1.05%) Sybase
8 6 (1.05%) Tradeweb
9 5 (0.88%) Solace
9 5 (0.88%) TOWER Software
10 4 (0.70%) Bloomberg
10 4 (0.70%) Fidessa
10 4 (0.70%) IBM
10 4 (0.70%) Workday
11 3 (0.53%) CA Agile Central