Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £411 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 271 240 210
Rank change year-on-year -31 -30 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 449 486 533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.98% 1.10% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.16% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 357 374
London median daily rate £411 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.81% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £300 £269 £260
90th Percentile £571 £563 £525
England median daily rate £353 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +0.71% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
London median hourly rate - - £102.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £37.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year -44.01% +9.49% +30.48%

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 43,420 41,901 42,081
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 94.99% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,430 30,099 30,199
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £305 £286
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 517 507
London median hourly rate £19.21 £20.91 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.13% +11.52% -1.32%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.51 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.25 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +7.04%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -68 86 £425 +2.41% 17
East London 0 21 £356 -18.57% 3
West London -12 12 £363 +5.07% 7
South London -45 12 £324 -29.67% 2
North London -3 1 £290 +16.00%
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 218 (48.55%) Test Automation
2 188 (41.87%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (27.17%) Finance
4 120 (26.73%) Test Scripting
5 119 (26.50%) SQL
6 110 (24.50%) Selenium
7 99 (22.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 93 (20.71%) JIRA
9 88 (19.60%) Java
10 80 (17.82%) Banking
11 77 (17.15%) QA
12 63 (14.03%) Scrum
13 62 (13.81%) Functional Testing
14 61 (13.59%) Regression Testing
15 59 (13.14%) BDD
16 57 (12.69%) Cucumber
17 54 (12.03%) Test Strategy
18 52 (11.58%) ISTQB
19 46 (10.24%) System Integration Testing
20 44 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
21 38 (8.46%) Security Cleared
22 37 (8.24%) Manual Testing
23 36 (8.02%) SC Cleared
24 34 (7.57%) WebDriver
25 33 (7.35%) Software Testing
25 33 (7.35%) Microsoft
26 32 (7.13%) ISEB
26 32 (7.13%) C#
26 32 (7.13%) Test Management
27 31 (6.90%) Integration 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 30 (6.68%) Confluence
2 8 (1.78%) CMS
3 5 (1.11%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.89%) Apache
5 2 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.45%) CICS
5 2 (0.45%) Drupal
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.45%) WordPress
6 1 (0.22%) Appian
6 1 (0.22%) IIS
6 1 (0.22%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.22%) MTS
6 1 (0.22%) Mule
Applications
1 10 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.56%) Markit EDM
2 7 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (1.11%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (1.11%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.89%) Workday HCM
6 3 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.45%) Sonata
7 2 (0.45%) Summit
8 1 (0.22%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.22%) Minerva
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.23%) GitHub
3 8 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (1.56%) SaaS
5 4 (0.89%) BrowserStack
6 3 (0.67%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (0.67%) Office 365
6 3 (0.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 3 (0.67%) Sauce Labs
7 2 (0.45%) Tricentis Tosca
8 1 (0.22%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.22%) G Suite
8 1 (0.22%) IaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle CX
8 1 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.11%) HTTP
1 5 (1.11%) Internet
2 2 (0.45%) DNS
2 2 (0.45%) Skype
2 2 (0.45%) SMS
3 1 (0.22%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (0.22%) DHCP
3 1 (0.22%) DKIM
3 1 (0.22%) DMARC
3 1 (0.22%) Firewall
3 1 (0.22%) FTP
3 1 (0.22%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.22%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.57%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (0.89%) Big Data
5 4 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.89%) RDBMS
5 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.67%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.67%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.67%) MySQL
6 3 (0.67%) Power BI
7 2 (0.45%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.22%) Impala
8 1 (0.22%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 110 (24.50%) Selenium
2 93 (20.71%) JIRA
3 57 (12.69%) Cucumber
4 34 (7.57%) WebDriver
5 31 (6.90%) JMeter
6 23 (5.12%) Jenkins
7 21 (4.68%) SoapUI
8 20 (4.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (3.79%) Appium
9 17 (3.79%) SpecFlow
10 15 (3.34%) Git (software)
11 13 (2.90%) Visual Studio
12 10 (2.23%) HP UFT
12 10 (2.23%) Subversion
13 9 (2.00%) Eclipse
13 9 (2.00%) FitNesse
14 8 (1.78%) Zephyr
15 5 (1.11%) JUnit
15 5 (1.11%) TeamCity
15 5 (1.11%) TestRail
General
1 122 (27.17%) Finance
2 80 (17.82%) Banking
3 19 (4.23%) Retail
4 18 (4.01%) Front Office
5 17 (3.79%) Retail Banking
6 16 (3.56%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.56%) Law
8 6 (1.34%) Private Banking
9 5 (1.11%) Legal
9 5 (1.11%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.67%) Advertising
11 3 (0.67%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.67%) Greek Language
12 2 (0.45%) Back Office
12 2 (0.45%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.45%) Marketing
13 1 (0.22%) Billing
13 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.57%) Gherkin
2 22 (4.90%) Web Services
3 21 (4.68%) RESTful
4 19 (4.23%) SOAP
4 19 (4.23%) XML
5 17 (3.79%) .NET
6 10 (2.23%) HTML
6 10 (2.23%) Oracle Fusion
7 8 (1.78%) REST
8 5 (1.11%) JSON
8 5 (1.11%) Middleware
8 5 (1.11%) Node.js
9 3 (0.67%) CSS
9 3 (0.67%) FIXML
9 3 (0.67%) J2EE
10 2 (0.45%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.45%) Flash
10 2 (0.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.23%) Fixed Income
3 15 (3.34%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (2.45%) Derivative
5 11 (2.45%) Fintech
5 11 (2.45%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.23%) Mainframe
7 9 (2.00%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.56%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.11%) Market Risk
9 5 (1.11%) Online Banking
10 4 (0.89%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.67%) AS400
11 3 (0.67%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.67%) Equities
11 3 (0.67%) OTC Derivatives
11 3 (0.67%) User Experience
12 2 (0.45%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.45%) Windows
2 19 (4.23%) Unix
3 13 (2.90%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.67%) Android
5 8 (1.78%) Linux
6 4 (0.89%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (48.55%) Test Automation
2 188 (41.87%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (26.73%) Test Scripting
4 99 (22.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 63 (14.03%) Scrum
6 62 (13.81%) Functional Testing
7 61 (13.59%) Regression Testing
8 59 (13.14%) BDD
9 54 (12.03%) Test Strategy
10 46 (10.24%) System Integration Testing
11 37 (8.24%) Manual Testing
12 33 (7.35%) Software Testing
13 32 (7.13%) Test Management
14 31 (6.90%) Integration Testing
14 31 (6.90%) TDD
15 28 (6.24%) API Testing
15 28 (6.24%) Migration
16 27 (6.01%) Defect Management
16 27 (6.01%) Non-Functional Testing
16 27 (6.01%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 119 (26.50%) SQL
2 88 (19.60%) Java
3 32 (7.13%) C#
4 24 (5.35%) JavaScript
5 18 (4.01%) Python
6 8 (1.78%) Groovy
7 7 (1.56%) Ruby
8 5 (1.11%) C++
9 4 (0.89%) Perl
9 4 (0.89%) VBA
10 3 (0.67%) PHP
10 3 (0.67%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.67%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.67%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.22%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.22%) C
12 1 (0.22%) Java 8
12 1 (0.22%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (11.58%) ISTQB
2 38 (8.46%) Security Cleared
3 36 (8.02%) SC Cleared
4 32 (7.13%) ISEB
5 16 (3.56%) Degree
6 10 (2.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (17.15%) QA
2 3 (0.67%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.67%) EMIR
2 3 (0.67%) IFRS
2 3 (0.67%) MiFID
3 2 (0.45%) PSD2
4 1 (0.22%) Basel III
4 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.22%) GDPR
4 1 (0.22%) HL7
4 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (1.34%) Docker
2 3 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (5.79%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (3.79%) HP ALM
3 3 (0.67%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.22%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.22%) Control-M
4 1 (0.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (7.35%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.90%) Oracle
3 25 (5.57%) HP
4 12 (2.67%) SAP
5 9 (2.00%) Workday
6 7 (1.56%) Atlassian
6 7 (1.56%) Charles River
7 4 (0.89%) Avaloq
7 4 (0.89%) Murex
7 4 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.67%) Apple
8 3 (0.67%) Vermilion
8 3 (0.67%) WSO2
9 2 (0.45%) Adobe
9 2 (0.45%) BISAM
9 2 (0.45%) Cisco
9 2 (0.45%) FactSet
9 2 (0.45%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.45%) IBM
9 2 (0.45%) RedGate