The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 106 90
Rank change year-on-year -35 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 121 199 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.46% 2.05% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 2.14% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 152 146
Median daily rate £325 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% -3.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £405 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £309 £300
% change year-on-year +2.02% +2.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -40.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.10 £13.43 £35.50
% change year-on-year +57.16% -62.18%  

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 7773 9296 9407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 93.96% 95.58% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4423 5688 5143
Median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 375 455
Median hourly rate £17.73 £17.50 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.28% -7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.31 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 3 months to 29 April 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 3 months to 29 April 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 +6 32 £350 -8.13% 4
Hampshire +7 31 £314 -4.84% 8
Berkshire +19 19 £311 -4.23% 3
Buckinghamshire -22 16 £344 +16.52%
West Sussex +11 7 £275 +6.79% 1
Oxfordshire -13 7 £350 -3.44% 3
East Sussex -4 3 £350 +0.07% 3
Kent -18 2 £375 +92.30% 1
Middlesex - 1 £300 -
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 29 April 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 84 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (33.77%) Selenium
3 74 (32.03%) ISTQB
4 65 (28.14%) Test Scripting
4 65 (28.14%) SQL
5 58 (25.11%) HP
6 53 (22.94%) Java
6 53 (22.94%) Finance
7 51 (22.08%) ISEB
8 49 (21.21%) JIRA
9 46 (19.91%) Oracle
10 43 (18.61%) Test Automation
11 42 (18.18%) Defect Management
11 42 (18.18%) C#
11 42 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
12 41 (17.75%) Regression Testing
13 39 (16.88%) Test Strategy
14 37 (16.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 34 (14.72%) HP Quality Center
16 32 (13.85%) BDD
17 31 (13.42%) SoapUI
17 31 (13.42%) Security Cleared
18 30 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
19 29 (12.55%) WebDriver
20 28 (12.12%) QA
21 27 (11.69%) TDD
21 27 (11.69%) Integration Testing
21 27 (11.69%) Test Management
22 25 (10.82%) SC Cleared
22 25 (10.82%) Functional Testing

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 4 (1.73%) Confluence
1 4 (1.73%) JBoss
2 2 (0.87%) CMS
2 2 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.43%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (4.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.90%) Oracle Applications
1 9 (3.90%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.73%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.30%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.43%) Maximo
5 1 (0.43%) SAP CCM
5 1 (0.43%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.43%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.87%) Office 365
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.33%) 4G
1 10 (4.33%) LTE
2 6 (2.60%) Wireless
3 5 (2.16%) Internet
4 3 (1.30%) PuTTY
4 3 (1.30%) WinSCP
5 2 (0.87%) BGP
5 2 (0.87%) DMVPN
5 2 (0.87%) HSRP
5 2 (0.87%) HTTP
5 2 (0.87%) LAN
5 2 (0.87%) VLAN
5 2 (0.87%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.43%) CHAP
6 1 (0.43%) DVB
6 1 (0.43%) Firewall
6 1 (0.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.60%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.16%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.87%) MySQL
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.43%) Big Data
6 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 78 (33.77%) Selenium
2 49 (21.21%) JIRA
3 31 (13.42%) SoapUI
4 29 (12.55%) WebDriver
5 20 (8.66%) HP UFT
6 19 (8.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (6.06%) Cucumber
7 14 (6.06%) Git (software)
8 12 (5.19%) SpecFlow
8 12 (5.19%) Visual Studio
9 10 (4.33%) Jenkins
10 7 (3.03%) NUnit
10 7 (3.03%) Subversion
11 6 (2.60%) Bugzilla
11 6 (2.60%) Gatling
11 6 (2.60%) JMeter
11 6 (2.60%) LoadRunner
11 6 (2.60%) TeamCity
12 5 (2.16%) Appium
12 5 (2.16%) MSTest
General
1 53 (22.94%) Finance
2 21 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.33%) Banking
4 6 (2.60%) Retail
5 4 (1.73%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.30%) Billing
7 2 (0.87%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) Electronics
8 1 (0.43%) Games
8 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Marketing
8 1 (0.43%) Publishing
8 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.96%) SOAP
2 22 (9.52%) XML
3 16 (6.93%) Web Services
4 15 (6.49%) .NET
5 7 (3.03%) REST
5 7 (3.03%) RESTful
6 6 (2.60%) Middleware
7 5 (2.16%) Behat
8 3 (1.30%) JSON
8 3 (1.30%) XML Messaging
9 2 (0.87%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.43%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.43%) HTML
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.43%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.33%) User Experience
2 8 (3.46%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (3.46%) Smart Meter
3 5 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.16%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.30%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.87%) Algorithms
5 2 (0.87%) STB
5 2 (0.87%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.43%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.43%) Digital TV
6 1 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.43%) EPoS
6 1 (0.43%) IPTV
6 1 (0.43%) MPEG
6 1 (0.43%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.43%) Semantic Web
6 1 (0.43%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.63%) Windows
2 12 (5.19%) Unix
3 9 (3.90%) Linux
4 4 (1.73%) Android
4 4 (1.73%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.73%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (28.14%) Test Scripting
3 43 (18.61%) Test Automation
4 42 (18.18%) Defect Management
4 42 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 41 (17.75%) Regression Testing
6 39 (16.88%) Test Strategy
7 32 (13.85%) BDD
8 30 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (11.69%) Integration Testing
9 27 (11.69%) TDD
9 27 (11.69%) Test Management
10 25 (10.82%) Functional Testing
11 24 (10.39%) System Integration Testing
12 21 (9.09%) SDLC
13 20 (8.66%) Automated Testing
13 20 (8.66%) Scrum
14 18 (7.79%) Manual Testing
14 18 (7.79%) Migration
15 17 (7.36%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (28.14%) SQL
2 53 (22.94%) Java
3 42 (18.18%) C#
4 23 (9.96%) Python
5 17 (7.36%) Groovy
6 15 (6.49%) JavaScript
7 8 (3.46%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.03%) F#
9 5 (2.16%) PHP
9 5 (2.16%) T-SQL
9 5 (2.16%) VB
10 4 (1.73%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.73%) Ruby
11 3 (1.30%) C++
11 3 (1.30%) VBA
12 2 (0.87%) C
13 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (32.03%) ISTQB
2 51 (22.08%) ISEB
3 37 (16.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 31 (13.42%) Security Cleared
5 25 (10.82%) SC Cleared
6 9 (3.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (1.73%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.30%) Degree
9 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.43%) CCNA
9 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (12.12%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) SEPA
2 1 (0.43%) SLA
2 1 (0.43%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.87%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (0.43%) Docker
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (14.72%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.43%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 58 (25.11%) HP
2 46 (19.91%) Oracle
3 19 (8.23%) Microsoft
4 15 (6.49%) SAP
5 7 (3.03%) VMware
6 4 (1.73%) Citrix
6 4 (1.73%) IBM
6 4 (1.73%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.73%) webMethods
7 3 (1.30%) New Relic
7 3 (1.30%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (0.87%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.87%) Capita
8 2 (0.87%) Remedy
8 2 (0.87%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.87%) Splunk
8 2 (0.87%) Talend
9 1 (0.43%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.43%) Infovista
9 1 (0.43%) Intel Security
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