The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Analyst was £364 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 June 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.

Senior Test Analyst
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 240 253
Rank change year-on-year +17 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 16 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.34% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.35% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 18
Median daily rate £364 £385 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.51% +0.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £326 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £450 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7221 8475 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.54% 94.99% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4232 5056 5117
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 385 431
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Senior Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Senior Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Analyst in the South East

Senior Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Test Analyst in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Test Analyst in the South East

Senior Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Test Analyst in the South East

Senior Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +3 5 £360 -20.00% 1
Hampshire +9 2 - - 1
Kent -4 2 £371 -4.80%
Berkshire +21 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Senior Test Analyst
England

Senior Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Senior 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 South East region featuring Senior Test Analyst in the job title.

1 20 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 19 (59.38%) Selenium
3 18 (56.25%) ISTQB
4 15 (46.88%) ISEB
5 13 (40.63%) HP
6 12 (37.50%) Finance
6 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (31.25%) Python
7 10 (31.25%) Java
7 10 (31.25%) JIRA
7 10 (31.25%) Defect Management
8 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
8 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
8 9 (28.13%) SQL
9 8 (25.00%) C#
9 8 (25.00%) HP UFT
9 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 8 (25.00%) SoapUI
10 7 (21.88%) Groovy
11 6 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (18.75%) Functional Testing
11 6 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (15.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (15.63%) SDLC
12 5 (15.63%) Oracle
12 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
12 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (12.50%) SOAP
13 4 (12.50%) System Integration Testing

Senior Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) BGP
1 1 (3.13%) IPsec
1 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (59.38%) Selenium
2 10 (31.25%) JIRA
3 8 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 8 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.13%) JMeter
5 1 (3.13%) SilkTest
5 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) SOAP
2 2 (6.25%) Middleware
2 2 (6.25%) XML
2 2 (6.25%) XML Messaging
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
1 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
1 2 (6.25%) Unix
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (31.25%) Defect Management
4 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
4 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
5 6 (18.75%) Functional Testing
5 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Regression Testing
6 5 (15.63%) SDLC
6 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.50%) Process Improvement
7 4 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Test Management
8 3 (9.38%) Migration
8 3 (9.38%) Performance Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Test Planning
8 3 (9.38%) User Stories
9 2 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) Java
1 10 (31.25%) Python
2 9 (28.13%) SQL
3 8 (25.00%) C#
4 7 (21.88%) Groovy
5 3 (9.38%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.13%) C
6 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (56.25%) ISTQB
2 15 (46.88%) ISEB
3 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (15.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) HP
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) IBM
3 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Juniper
4 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds