Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 26 July 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.

Test Analyst
England > South East
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 126 87
Rank change year-on-year -22 -39 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 245 351 477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.53% 1.89% 2.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.99% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 256 320
South East median daily rate £325 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.56% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £195 £230
90th Percentile £425 £429 £413
England median daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +6.15% - +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
South East median hourly rate - £22.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.00% -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year +13.64% +7.32% -8.21%

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 15172 17667 18566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.45% 95.03% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8739 10690 10472
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £242 £235 £226
90th Percentile £550 £545 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 722 754 894
South East median hourly rate £17.59 £19.81 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.22% +13.21% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.68 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.18 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.32% +8.57% +2.94%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in the South East

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in the South East over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in the South East

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 Test Analyst in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 26 July 2017. 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 -25 90 £350 +3.70% 12
Hampshire +21 73 £314 -3.38% 8
Berkshire +35 49 £350 +2.94% 4
Surrey +4 45 £350 -6.67% 5
Buckinghamshire -36 30 £338 +12.50% 3
East Sussex +5 13 £350 +0.07% 4
Oxfordshire -20 12 £350 -12.50% 5
West Sussex -4 7 £275 -12.35%
Kent -29 6 £368 +75.00%
Middlesex +5 1 £300 -6.98%
Sussex - 1 £225 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, 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 Test Analyst in the job title.

1 128 (52.24%) Test Automation
2 85 (34.69%) ISTQB
3 83 (33.88%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (32.65%) Test Scripting
5 74 (30.20%) HP
6 61 (24.90%) Selenium
7 60 (24.49%) ISEB
8 56 (22.86%) Finance
9 53 (21.63%) Regression Testing
10 51 (20.82%) SQL
11 46 (18.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 44 (17.96%) Java
13 43 (17.55%) JIRA
14 42 (17.14%) HP Quality Center
15 40 (16.33%) Test Strategy
16 38 (15.51%) Security Cleared
17 37 (15.10%) User Acceptance Testing
18 36 (14.69%) QA
18 36 (14.69%) Functional Testing
19 33 (13.47%) Defect Management
20 30 (12.24%) Telecoms
20 30 (12.24%) Test Management
21 29 (11.84%) C#
21 29 (11.84%) Oracle
21 29 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
22 23 (9.39%) Python
22 23 (9.39%) SoapUI
22 23 (9.39%) Non-Functional Testing
23 22 (8.98%) Test Planning
23 22 (8.98%) LTE

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 7 (2.86%) SAS
2 4 (1.63%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.22%) Confluence
4 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 14 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (2.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.22%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.82%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.41%) Maximo
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.41%) SAP CCM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.41%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.41%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.41%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.86%) SaaS
2 2 (0.82%) Taleo
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.41%) GitHub
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.98%) LTE
2 20 (8.16%) 4G
3 15 (6.12%) Wireless
4 6 (2.45%) Wireshark
5 5 (2.04%) Internet
6 4 (1.63%) PuTTY
6 4 (1.63%) WinSCP
7 2 (0.82%) BGP
7 2 (0.82%) IPsec
7 2 (0.82%) SMS
7 2 (0.82%) WAN
8 1 (0.41%) DVB
8 1 (0.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.63%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.82%) Big Data
4 2 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (0.82%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.41%) MySQL
5 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.41%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 61 (24.90%) Selenium
2 43 (17.55%) JIRA
3 23 (9.39%) SoapUI
4 21 (8.57%) HP UFT
5 19 (7.76%) WebDriver
6 14 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (3.67%) Cucumber
7 9 (3.67%) Jenkins
7 9 (3.67%) Visual Studio
8 7 (2.86%) Git (software)
9 6 (2.45%) TeamCity
9 6 (2.45%) TestNG
10 5 (2.04%) Gatling
10 5 (2.04%) LoadRunner
10 5 (2.04%) SpecFlow
11 4 (1.63%) Appium
11 4 (1.63%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.63%) NUnit
11 4 (1.63%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (1.63%) Protractor
General
1 56 (22.86%) Finance
2 30 (12.24%) Telecoms
3 17 (6.94%) Banking
4 13 (5.31%) Retail
5 7 (2.86%) Publishing
5 7 (2.86%) Retail Banking
6 6 (2.45%) Billing
6 6 (2.45%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.82%) Legal
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.41%) Automotive
8 1 (0.41%) Electronics
8 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Marketing
8 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.90%) Web Services
2 9 (3.67%) XML
3 8 (3.27%) SOAP
4 7 (2.86%) Middleware
5 6 (2.45%) .NET
6 5 (2.04%) Behat
7 4 (1.63%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (1.63%) REST
8 1 (0.41%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.41%) CSS
8 1 (0.41%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.41%) HTML
8 1 (0.41%) JSON
8 1 (0.41%) Node.js
8 1 (0.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.71%) Mobile App
2 10 (4.08%) User Experience
3 9 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.27%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.82%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.41%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.41%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.41%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.41%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.41%) EPoS
7 1 (0.41%) IPTV
7 1 (0.41%) Life Science
7 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.41%) MPEG
7 1 (0.41%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.41%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.41%) STB
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.90%) Windows
2 6 (2.45%) Unix
3 5 (2.04%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.82%) Linux
5 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.41%) AIX
6 1 (0.41%) Android
6 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (52.24%) Test Automation
2 83 (33.88%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (32.65%) Test Scripting
4 53 (21.63%) Regression Testing
5 40 (16.33%) Test Strategy
6 37 (15.10%) User Acceptance Testing
7 36 (14.69%) Functional Testing
8 33 (13.47%) Defect Management
9 30 (12.24%) Test Management
10 29 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (9.39%) Non-Functional Testing
12 22 (8.98%) TDD
12 22 (8.98%) Test Planning
13 21 (8.57%) Scenario Testing
14 19 (7.76%) BDD
15 18 (7.35%) Analytics
15 18 (7.35%) Migration
15 18 (7.35%) Software Testing
15 18 (7.35%) System Integration Testing
15 18 (7.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 51 (20.82%) SQL
2 44 (17.96%) Java
3 29 (11.84%) C#
4 23 (9.39%) Python
5 15 (6.12%) Groovy
6 9 (3.67%) JavaScript
7 8 (3.27%) PL/SQL
7 8 (3.27%) VB
8 7 (2.86%) VBScript
9 5 (2.04%) F#
9 5 (2.04%) PHP
10 4 (1.63%) VBA
11 3 (1.22%) C
11 3 (1.22%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.22%) Ruby
12 2 (0.82%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 85 (34.69%) ISTQB
2 60 (24.49%) ISEB
3 46 (18.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 38 (15.51%) Security Cleared
5 18 (7.35%) SC Cleared
6 16 (6.53%) Degree
7 12 (4.90%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (3.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (2.45%) DV Cleared
10 5 (2.04%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.41%) CCNA
11 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (14.69%) QA
2 7 (2.86%) IFRS
3 6 (2.45%) Basel II
3 6 (2.45%) IFRS 9
3 6 (2.45%) PMO
4 1 (0.41%) SLA
4 1 (0.41%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.82%) vSphere
5 1 (0.41%) Docker
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 42 (17.14%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.22%) IBM BigFix
2 3 (1.22%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.82%) Netcool
4 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.41%) SCCM
4 1 (0.41%) vRealize
Vendors
1 74 (30.20%) HP
2 29 (11.84%) Oracle
3 20 (8.16%) SAP
4 15 (6.12%) Microsoft
5 13 (5.31%) Motorola
6 8 (3.27%) VMware
7 4 (1.63%) IBM
7 4 (1.63%) Remedy
8 3 (1.22%) New Relic
8 3 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.82%) Citrix
9 2 (0.82%) Juniper
9 2 (0.82%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.82%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.82%) webMethods
10 1 (0.41%) Ariba
10 1 (0.41%) Google
10 1 (0.41%) McAfee
10 1 (0.41%) Talend
10 1 (0.41%) Twitter
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