Period
to 22 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 245 251 168
Rank change year-on-year +6 -83 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 520 427 676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.13% 1.06% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.12% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 307 480
London median daily rate £400 £375 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -0.66% +7.86%
10th Percentile £276 £261 £266
90th Percentile £563 £575 £488
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
London median hourly rate £150.00 - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +85.71% +55.56% -31.82%

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 43,769 38,127 42,147
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 95.04% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,649 27,198 30,084
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.05%
10th Percentile £306 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 691 504 580
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £19.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +15.86% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.13 £48.05
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -42 100 £411 +2.81% 11
South London -36 18 £375 -7.24% 2
East London 0 11 £325 -11.32% 3
West London -35 10 £340 -2.86% 3
North London -1 4 £320 +11.30%
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 260 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 222 (42.69%) Agile Software Development
3 183 (35.19%) SQL
4 160 (30.77%) Finance
5 155 (29.81%) Selenium
6 142 (27.31%) Banking
7 121 (23.27%) Test Scripting
8 112 (21.54%) User Acceptance Testing
9 111 (21.35%) Java
10 107 (20.58%) QA
11 104 (20.00%) JIRA
12 94 (18.08%) Scrum
13 85 (16.35%) Regression Testing
14 83 (15.96%) Functional Testing
14 83 (15.96%) System Integration Testing
15 75 (14.42%) ISTQB
16 73 (14.04%) Integration Testing
17 69 (13.27%) BDD
18 60 (11.54%) Cucumber
19 59 (11.35%) Scenario Testing
20 53 (10.19%) C#
21 52 (10.00%) Manual Testing
22 51 (9.81%) ISEB
23 50 (9.62%) Microsoft
23 50 (9.62%) Migration
23 50 (9.62%) Defect Management
24 49 (9.42%) Software Testing
24 49 (9.42%) Test Strategy
24 49 (9.42%) WebDriver
25 45 (8.65%) 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 25 (4.81%) Confluence
2 11 (2.12%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.73%) Apache
3 9 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (1.73%) CMS
3 9 (1.73%) SAS
3 9 (1.73%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.96%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.58%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.38%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.38%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.38%) Drupal
6 2 (0.38%) IIS
7 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.19%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 22 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.77%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 4 (0.77%) ResourceLink
3 3 (0.58%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.38%) HiPortfolio
4 2 (0.38%) Magento
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.38%) Summit
4 2 (0.38%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.19%) Bloomberg AIM
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.50%) BrowserStack
4 9 (1.73%) GitHub
5 7 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.96%) BlazeMeter
6 5 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (0.96%) Office 365
6 5 (0.96%) Sauce Labs
7 2 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.19%) Kiuwan
8 1 (0.19%) SaaS
8 1 (0.19%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.31%) Internet
2 8 (1.54%) Firewall
3 6 (1.15%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (0.96%) SMS
5 3 (0.58%) HTTP
5 3 (0.58%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.38%) FTP
7 1 (0.19%) ATM
7 1 (0.19%) DMZ
7 1 (0.19%) SSL
7 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.19%) Wireless
7 1 (0.19%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (3.65%) Big Data
4 12 (2.31%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.12%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (1.73%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.54%) Amazon Redshift
8 7 (1.35%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 6 (1.15%) Blockchain
10 4 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.58%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.58%) HBase
11 3 (0.58%) Impala
11 3 (0.58%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.38%) QlikView
12 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 155 (29.81%) Selenium
2 104 (20.00%) JIRA
3 60 (11.54%) Cucumber
4 49 (9.42%) WebDriver
5 39 (7.50%) Jenkins
6 37 (7.12%) SoapUI
7 33 (6.35%) JMeter
7 33 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 25 (4.81%) HP UFT
8 25 (4.81%) SpecFlow
8 25 (4.81%) Visual Studio
9 21 (4.04%) Git (software)
10 18 (3.46%) Zephyr
11 16 (3.08%) TeamCity
12 13 (2.50%) Appium
12 13 (2.50%) Protractor
13 11 (2.12%) Maven
14 10 (1.92%) JUnit
15 7 (1.35%) LoadRunner
15 7 (1.35%) TestRail
General
1 160 (30.77%) Finance
2 142 (27.31%) Banking
3 35 (6.73%) Investment Banking
4 22 (4.23%) Retail Banking
5 17 (3.27%) Front Office
6 16 (3.08%) Retail
7 8 (1.54%) Back Office
7 8 (1.54%) Legal
7 8 (1.54%) Private Banking
8 7 (1.35%) Law
9 6 (1.15%) Marketing
10 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.38%) Billing
11 2 (0.38%) Publishing
12 1 (0.19%) Advertising
12 1 (0.19%) German Language
12 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (7.31%) XML
2 33 (6.35%) .NET
2 33 (6.35%) Gherkin
3 29 (5.58%) Web Services
4 26 (5.00%) RESTful
5 24 (4.62%) SOAP
6 21 (4.04%) REST
7 13 (2.50%) RESTEasy
8 12 (2.31%) HTML
9 10 (1.92%) AngularJS
10 8 (1.54%) MSMQ
10 8 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (1.54%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (1.35%) J2EE
12 6 (1.15%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.96%) IBM Integration Bus
13 5 (0.96%) Swagger
14 4 (0.77%) CSS
14 4 (0.77%) Middleware
15 3 (0.58%) FIXML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 22 (4.23%) Derivative
3 22 (4.23%) Fixed Income
4 17 (3.27%) Mainframe
5 16 (3.08%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.12%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.54%) AS400
7 8 (1.54%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.54%) Equities
8 7 (1.35%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.35%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.35%) Fintech
8 7 (1.35%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.35%) PlayStation
9 6 (1.15%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.15%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.15%) User Experience
10 5 (0.96%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 26 (5.00%) Unix
2 18 (3.46%) Windows
3 17 (3.27%) Apple iOS
3 17 (3.27%) Linux
4 15 (2.88%) Android
5 3 (0.58%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.19%) webOS
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 222 (42.69%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (23.27%) Test Scripting
4 112 (21.54%) User Acceptance Testing
5 94 (18.08%) Scrum
6 85 (16.35%) Regression Testing
7 83 (15.96%) Functional Testing
7 83 (15.96%) System Integration Testing
8 73 (14.04%) Integration Testing
9 69 (13.27%) BDD
10 59 (11.35%) Scenario Testing
11 52 (10.00%) Manual Testing
12 50 (9.62%) Defect Management
12 50 (9.62%) Migration
13 49 (9.42%) Software Testing
13 49 (9.42%) Test Strategy
14 40 (7.69%) TDD
15 39 (7.50%) Non-Functional Testing
16 38 (7.31%) Test Management
17 37 (7.12%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 183 (35.19%) SQL
2 111 (21.35%) Java
3 53 (10.19%) C#
4 45 (8.65%) JavaScript
5 34 (6.54%) Python
6 13 (2.50%) Groovy
7 8 (1.54%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.54%) Ruby
8 7 (1.35%) Perl
9 6 (1.15%) Korn
10 5 (0.96%) VB
10 5 (0.96%) VBA
11 4 (0.77%) C++
11 4 (0.77%) Java 8
12 3 (0.58%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.58%) Scala
13 2 (0.38%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.38%) R
13 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.19%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 75 (14.42%) ISTQB
2 51 (9.81%) ISEB
3 41 (7.88%) Security Cleared
4 32 (6.15%) SC Cleared
5 31 (5.96%) Degree
6 25 (4.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (1.92%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.38%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.38%) CCNA
12 2 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.19%) CHECK Team Member
13 1 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (20.58%) QA
2 11 (2.12%) MiFID
3 10 (1.92%) IFRS
4 8 (1.54%) IFRS 9
5 5 (0.96%) EMIR
6 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.19%) GxP
6 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (2.12%) Docker
2 8 (1.54%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.19%) DFS Replication
3 1 (0.19%) Firmware
3 1 (0.19%) HDFS
3 1 (0.19%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.19%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 38 (7.31%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (4.81%) HP ALM
3 4 (0.77%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.77%) SCCM
4 2 (0.38%) vMotion
5 1 (0.19%) Ansible
5 1 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.19%) Nessus
5 1 (0.19%) Oozie
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 50 (9.62%) Microsoft
2 37 (7.12%) HP
3 30 (5.77%) Oracle
4 11 (2.12%) Charles River
4 11 (2.12%) Citrix
4 11 (2.12%) Murex
5 10 (1.92%) Atlassian
6 9 (1.73%) SAP
7 8 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.35%) Bloomberg
9 6 (1.15%) IBM
10 4 (0.77%) Adobe
10 4 (0.77%) FXall
10 4 (0.77%) Guidewire
10 4 (0.77%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (0.77%) Saba
10 4 (0.77%) Workday
11 3 (0.58%) Ab Initio
11 3 (0.58%) Hortonworks
11 3 (0.58%) ServiceNow