Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 260 225 233
Rank change year-on-year -35 +8 -70
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 451 570 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.98% 1.22% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.28% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 405 361
London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £299 £268 £256
90th Percentile £556 £575 £513
England median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
London median hourly rate £37.00 - £102.50
10th Percentile £35.35 - £29.75
90th Percentile £39.05 - £177.25
England median hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year -1.25% +11.89% +43.00%

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 43,539 44,475 43,081
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.96% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,432 32,202 30,658
London median daily rate £500 £490 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +7.10% +1.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 559 560
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +2.56% +3.28%
10th Percentile £12.58 £12.40 £11.40
90th Percentile £54.46 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £18.16
% change year-on-year -1.39% +3.00% +0.97%

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 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 17 November 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 -61 95 £450 +5.88% 22
West London +1 23 £363 -0.68% 6
South London -35 15 £348 -24.46% 5
East London -12 11 £400 -5.88% 1
North London -4 1 £290 +16.00% 1
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 217 (48.12%) Test Automation
2 166 (36.81%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (27.72%) Test Scripting
4 115 (25.50%) SQL
5 108 (23.95%) Finance
6 107 (23.73%) Selenium
7 93 (20.62%) JIRA
8 92 (20.40%) User Acceptance Testing
9 82 (18.18%) Java
10 80 (17.74%) QA
11 75 (16.63%) Regression Testing
12 72 (15.96%) Banking
13 70 (15.52%) Cucumber
14 63 (13.97%) Functional Testing
15 60 (13.30%) ISTQB
16 58 (12.86%) BDD
17 52 (11.53%) Manual Testing
17 52 (11.53%) Test Strategy
17 52 (11.53%) Scrum
18 50 (11.09%) Analytical Skills
19 39 (8.65%) JMeter
20 38 (8.43%) Microsoft
20 38 (8.43%) System Integration Testing
21 37 (8.20%) Scenario Testing
22 35 (7.76%) HP Quality Center
22 35 (7.76%) C#
23 34 (7.54%) Test Management
24 33 (7.32%) TDD
24 33 (7.32%) ISEB
25 32 (7.10%) Windows

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 26 (5.76%) Confluence
2 11 (2.44%) CMS
3 4 (0.89%) Apache
3 4 (0.89%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.44%) CICS
4 2 (0.44%) WordPress
5 1 (0.22%) Appian
5 1 (0.22%) Drupal
5 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.22%) LiveLink
5 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.22%) MTS
5 1 (0.22%) Mule
Applications
1 24 (5.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.33%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (1.11%) thinkFolio
3 4 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.89%) Workday HCM
4 3 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.44%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.44%) Sonata
6 1 (0.22%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.22%) Endur
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.77%) Dynamics 365
3 8 (1.77%) SaaS
4 6 (1.33%) GitHub
5 5 (1.11%) Office 365
5 5 (1.11%) Tricentis Tosca
6 3 (0.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 3 (0.67%) Sauce Labs
7 2 (0.44%) Apigee
7 2 (0.44%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.22%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.22%) G Suite
8 1 (0.22%) IaaS
8 1 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle CX
8 1 (0.22%) PaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.55%) HTTP
2 3 (0.67%) Firewall
3 2 (0.44%) DNS
3 2 (0.44%) Internet
3 2 (0.44%) Skype
3 2 (0.44%) SMS
4 1 (0.22%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.22%) DHCP
4 1 (0.22%) FTP
4 1 (0.22%) NAS
4 1 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.22%) SAN
4 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.55%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.67%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.67%) MySQL
5 3 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.44%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.44%) DB2
7 1 (0.22%) GIS
7 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.22%) Power BI
7 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 107 (23.73%) Selenium
2 93 (20.62%) JIRA
3 70 (15.52%) Cucumber
4 39 (8.65%) JMeter
5 30 (6.65%) Jenkins
6 26 (5.76%) WebDriver
7 24 (5.32%) SoapUI
8 15 (3.33%) SpecFlow
8 15 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (2.88%) Appium
9 13 (2.88%) Git (software)
10 9 (2.00%) HP UFT
10 9 (2.00%) TestRail
10 9 (2.00%) Visual Studio
11 8 (1.77%) JUnit
12 7 (1.55%) LoadRunner
12 7 (1.55%) Maven
12 7 (1.55%) TeamCity
12 7 (1.55%) Zephyr
13 5 (1.11%) FitNesse
General
1 108 (23.95%) Finance
2 72 (15.96%) Banking
3 22 (4.88%) Retail
4 19 (4.21%) Front Office
5 18 (3.99%) Retail Banking
6 14 (3.10%) Greek Language
7 13 (2.88%) Investment Banking
8 9 (2.00%) Law
9 8 (1.77%) Legal
10 5 (1.11%) Private Banking
10 5 (1.11%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.89%) Advertising
12 3 (0.67%) Back Office
13 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.44%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.22%) Billing
14 1 (0.22%) Games
14 1 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.99%) RESTful
2 25 (5.54%) Gherkin
3 19 (4.21%) Web Services
4 18 (3.99%) SOAP
5 15 (3.33%) .NET
6 14 (3.10%) XML
7 10 (2.22%) REST
8 8 (1.77%) HTML
9 7 (1.55%) Oracle Fusion
10 6 (1.33%) Middleware
11 5 (1.11%) JSON
11 5 (1.11%) Node.js
12 3 (0.67%) AngularJS
12 3 (0.67%) FIXML
12 3 (0.67%) jQuery
12 3 (0.67%) React
13 2 (0.44%) CSS
13 2 (0.44%) Flash
13 2 (0.44%) IBM Integration Bus
13 2 (0.44%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.09%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (2.66%) Fintech
4 12 (2.66%) Mobile App
5 11 (2.44%) Fixed Income
5 11 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.00%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.77%) Derivative
7 8 (1.77%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.55%) Online Banking
9 6 (1.33%) Market Risk
10 5 (1.11%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.89%) User Experience
12 3 (0.67%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.67%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.44%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.44%) Media Streaming
13 2 (0.44%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.10%) Windows
2 16 (3.55%) Apple iOS
3 15 (3.33%) Android
4 13 (2.88%) Unix
5 10 (2.22%) Linux
6 7 (1.55%) Windows 10
6 7 (1.55%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.22%) AIX
8 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (48.12%) Test Automation
2 166 (36.81%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (27.72%) Test Scripting
4 92 (20.40%) User Acceptance Testing
5 75 (16.63%) Regression Testing
6 63 (13.97%) Functional Testing
7 58 (12.86%) BDD
8 52 (11.53%) Manual Testing
8 52 (11.53%) Scrum
8 52 (11.53%) Test Strategy
9 38 (8.43%) System Integration Testing
10 37 (8.20%) Scenario Testing
11 34 (7.54%) Test Management
12 33 (7.32%) TDD
13 30 (6.65%) Software Testing
14 29 (6.43%) API Testing
14 29 (6.43%) Non-Functional Testing
15 28 (6.21%) Defect Management
16 26 (5.76%) Performance Testing
16 26 (5.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 115 (25.50%) SQL
2 82 (18.18%) Java
3 35 (7.76%) C#
4 27 (5.99%) JavaScript
5 20 (4.43%) Python
6 11 (2.44%) Groovy
7 7 (1.55%) VBA
8 6 (1.33%) Perl
8 6 (1.33%) Ruby
9 3 (0.67%) C++
9 3 (0.67%) PHP
9 3 (0.67%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.44%) C
10 2 (0.44%) Java 8
10 2 (0.44%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.44%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.22%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 60 (13.30%) ISTQB
2 33 (7.32%) ISEB
3 29 (6.43%) Security Cleared
4 28 (6.21%) SC Cleared
5 24 (5.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 22 (4.88%) Degree
7 5 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (17.74%) QA
2 4 (0.89%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.67%) MiFID
3 3 (0.67%) PSD2
3 3 (0.67%) SEPA
4 2 (0.44%) EMIR
4 2 (0.44%) GDPR
4 2 (0.44%) PMO
5 1 (0.22%) Basel III
5 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.22%) IFRS
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.22%) Docker
3 2 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 35 (7.76%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (3.99%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.44%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.22%) Ansible
4 1 (0.22%) Automic
4 1 (0.22%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.22%) Control-M
4 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.22%) Puppet
4 1 (0.22%) SCCM
4 1 (0.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (8.43%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.87%) HP
3 20 (4.43%) Oracle
4 14 (3.10%) SAP
5 9 (2.00%) Workday
6 7 (1.55%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.89%) Apple
8 4 (0.89%) Avaloq
8 4 (0.89%) Charles River
9 3 (0.67%) BISAM
9 3 (0.67%) FactSet
9 3 (0.67%) iManage
9 3 (0.67%) Vermilion
9 3 (0.67%) VMware
9 3 (0.67%) WSO2
10 2 (0.44%) Adobe
10 2 (0.44%) Calypso
10 2 (0.44%) Cognizant
10 2 (0.44%) Hyperion