Period
to 2 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £378 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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 > South East
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 158 163 170
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 125 232 234
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.29% 1.48% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.57% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 141 150
Median daily rate £378 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.86% +10.77% -
10th Percentile £263 £275 £275
90th Percentile £575 £480 £419
England median daily rate £365 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +2.82% +1.43% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
England median hourly rate £31.21 £37.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year -15.64% -43.08% +79.31%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 9,118 14,772 15,854
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.86% 94.45% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,342 8,916 9,305
Median daily rate £432 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.06% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £256
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £473 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 564 604 611
Median hourly rate £19.25 £19.69 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.25% +9.40% +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.85 £50.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.95% - -

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Test Analyst in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in the South East

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Analyst in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Test Analyst in the South East

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Analyst in the South East over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in the South East

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Analyst in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in the South East

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Test Analyst in the South East over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Test Analyst in the South East

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 Test Analyst within the South East region over the 6 months to 2 April 2020. 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
Thames Valley +18 38 £325 - 3
Hampshire +24 34 £375 +7.14% 4
West Sussex +22 34 £575 +41.98% 4
Berkshire +25 20 £340 +4.62%
Buckinghamshire +8 15 £314 +4.58%
Surrey +47 13 £350 -9.68% 3
East Sussex +7 6 £575 +35.29% 6
Oxfordshire +9 3 £260 -22.96% 3
Kent - 3 - -
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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 South East region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 73 (58.40%) Test Automation
2 51 (40.80%) Test Scripting
3 46 (36.80%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (36.00%) Selenium
5 32 (25.60%) Microsoft
6 31 (24.80%) ISTQB
7 30 (24.00%) ISEB
7 30 (24.00%) Security Cleared
8 28 (22.40%) Cucumber
9 27 (21.60%) C#
10 26 (20.80%) QA
11 23 (18.40%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (17.60%) JIRA
13 20 (16.00%) .NET
14 19 (15.20%) Windows
14 19 (15.20%) SC Cleared
15 18 (14.40%) Manual Testing
15 18 (14.40%) WebDriver
15 18 (14.40%) Defect Management
15 18 (14.40%) Scenario Testing
15 18 (14.40%) Visual Studio
16 17 (13.60%) SQL Server
17 16 (12.80%) Oracle
17 16 (12.80%) SQL
18 14 (11.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 12 (9.60%) HP Quality Center
19 12 (9.60%) Data Migration
19 12 (9.60%) Migration
19 12 (9.60%) Software Testing
20 11 (8.80%) DV Cleared

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 9 (7.20%) Confluence
2 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.40%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.60%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.60%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (1.60%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.80%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.60%) Azure
2 2 (1.60%) GitHub
2 2 (1.60%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.80%) AWS
3 1 (0.80%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) ATM
2 1 (0.80%) DNS
2 1 (0.80%) HTTP
2 1 (0.80%) IPv6
2 1 (0.80%) VPN
2 1 (0.80%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.60%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.00%) EDRMS
2 5 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.60%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.80%) Big Data
4 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 45 (36.00%) Selenium
2 28 (22.40%) Cucumber
3 22 (17.60%) JIRA
4 18 (14.40%) Visual Studio
4 18 (14.40%) WebDriver
5 7 (5.60%) Gatling
6 6 (4.80%) JMeter
6 6 (4.80%) SoapUI
7 5 (4.00%) Git (software)
7 5 (4.00%) SpecFlow
8 4 (3.20%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.40%) Appium
10 2 (1.60%) PyCharm
11 1 (0.80%) HP UFT
11 1 (0.80%) Postman
11 1 (0.80%) Ranorex
11 1 (0.80%) REST Assured
11 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.80%) TestRail
11 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (8.00%) Finance
2 7 (5.60%) Public Sector
2 7 (5.60%) Retail
3 4 (3.20%) Marketing
4 1 (0.80%) Automotive
4 1 (0.80%) Banking
4 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.00%) .NET
2 10 (8.00%) XML
3 4 (3.20%) JMS
3 4 (3.20%) RESTful
3 4 (3.20%) Spring
4 3 (2.40%) JSON
4 3 (2.40%) SOAP
4 3 (2.40%) Web Services
5 2 (1.60%) CSS
5 2 (1.60%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.60%) Node.js
5 2 (1.60%) REST
5 2 (1.60%) Vue.js
6 1 (0.80%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.80%) HTML
6 1 (0.80%) HTML5
6 1 (0.80%) React
6 1 (0.80%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.60%) SWIFT
3 1 (0.80%) Driving Licence
3 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (0.80%) IVR
3 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.80%) NHS
3 1 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (0.80%) Smart Energy
3 1 (0.80%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.20%) Windows
2 10 (8.00%) Unix
3 8 (6.40%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.60%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (58.40%) Test Automation
2 51 (40.80%) Test Scripting
3 46 (36.80%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (18.40%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (14.40%) Defect Management
5 18 (14.40%) Manual Testing
5 18 (14.40%) Scenario Testing
6 12 (9.60%) Data Migration
6 12 (9.60%) Migration
6 12 (9.60%) Software Testing
7 11 (8.80%) DevOps
7 11 (8.80%) Waterfall
8 10 (8.00%) Customer Requirements
9 9 (7.20%) Business Continuity
9 9 (7.20%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (7.20%) Software Delivery
9 9 (7.20%) Stress Testing
10 8 (6.40%) Performance Testing
10 8 (6.40%) Test Management
10 8 (6.40%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.60%) C#
2 16 (12.80%) SQL
3 10 (8.00%) Java
4 8 (6.40%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.20%) Java 8
6 3 (2.40%) Python
6 3 (2.40%) Scala
7 2 (1.60%) Groovy
8 1 (0.80%) C
8 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.80%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.80%) VBA
8 1 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (24.80%) ISTQB
2 30 (24.00%) ISEB
2 30 (24.00%) Security Cleared
3 19 (15.20%) SC Cleared
4 14 (11.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (8.80%) DV Cleared
6 10 (8.00%) Degree
7 9 (7.20%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (20.80%) QA
2 3 (2.40%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.60%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (7.20%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (9.60%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (6.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (4.80%) Ansible
4 4 (3.20%) HP ALM
4 4 (3.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (25.60%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.80%) Oracle
3 8 (6.40%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (3.20%) HP
4 4 (3.20%) SAP
5 3 (2.40%) Mitel
5 3 (2.40%) Workday
6 2 (1.60%) Databricks
6 2 (1.60%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 2 (1.60%) Talend
6 2 (1.60%) VMware
7 1 (0.80%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.80%) Cisco
7 1 (0.80%) Citrix
7 1 (0.80%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.80%) hybris
7 1 (0.80%) Liquidlogic
7 1 (0.80%) Remedy