Period
to 14 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 147 146 173
Rank change year-on-year -1 +27 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 215 293 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.58% 1.75% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 1.85% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 176 146
South East median daily rate £413 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.79% +11.54% -3.70%
10th Percentile £261 £278 £263
90th Percentile £575 £441 £422
England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South East median hourly rate £31.75 - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +11.89%

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 12,794 15,796 15,986
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.80% 94.41% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,555 9,541 9,467
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £238
90th Percentile £600 £583 £575
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 610 656
South East median hourly rate £21.87 £20.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.68% +13.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £59.99 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +5.41% -1.02% +3.83%

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 14 November 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in the South East over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

Contractor 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 14 November 2019. 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 +36 74 £306 -5.77% 8
Hampshire +9 53 £430 +23.74% 5
Buckinghamshire +49 41 £300 -17.24% 3
East Sussex +28 37 £575 +39.39% 5
West Sussex -5 33 £522 +25.78% 7
Berkshire -13 28 £333 +2.31% 2
Surrey +1 21 £350 -6.67% 11
Oxfordshire +31 5 £300 -17.24% 3
Kent +9 2 £301 -24.88% 5
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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.

1 114 (53.02%) Test Automation
2 76 (35.35%) Test Scripting
3 72 (33.49%) Selenium
4 58 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (26.05%) ISTQB
6 54 (25.12%) Microsoft
7 52 (24.19%) ISEB
8 50 (23.26%) C#
9 44 (20.47%) QA
9 44 (20.47%) Cucumber
10 43 (20.00%) JIRA
11 39 (18.14%) .NET
12 38 (17.67%) Security Cleared
13 35 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
14 34 (15.81%) WebDriver
15 33 (15.35%) SQL
16 32 (14.88%) Manual Testing
17 31 (14.42%) SQL Server
17 31 (14.42%) Defect Management
18 30 (13.95%) Visual Studio
19 29 (13.49%) Finance
20 23 (10.70%) Java
21 22 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
21 22 (10.23%) Integration Testing
21 22 (10.23%) SC Cleared
21 22 (10.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 21 (9.77%) API Testing
22 21 (9.77%) Windows
23 20 (9.30%) Non-Functional Testing
24 19 (8.84%) Regression 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 16 (7.44%) Confluence
2 6 (2.79%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.86%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.93%) CMS
5 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (4.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.93%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.93%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.47%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.47%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.58%) Azure
2 6 (2.79%) AWS
3 3 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.93%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.47%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.47%) GitHub
5 1 (0.47%) Office 365
5 1 (0.47%) SaaS
5 1 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.40%) iSCSI
1 3 (1.40%) SAN
1 3 (1.40%) VPN
2 2 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (0.93%) Firewall
3 1 (0.47%) 2G
3 1 (0.47%) 3G
3 1 (0.47%) 4G
3 1 (0.47%) ATM
3 1 (0.47%) BGP
3 1 (0.47%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (0.47%) IPsec
3 1 (0.47%) MPLS
3 1 (0.47%) NAS
3 1 (0.47%) Skype
3 1 (0.47%) SSH
3 1 (0.47%) VLAN
3 1 (0.47%) VXLAN
3 1 (0.47%) Wireless
3 1 (0.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.86%) EDRMS
3 3 (1.40%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.93%) MySQL
4 2 (0.93%) Power BI
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.47%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.47%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 72 (33.49%) Selenium
2 44 (20.47%) Cucumber
3 43 (20.00%) JIRA
4 34 (15.81%) WebDriver
5 30 (13.95%) Visual Studio
6 19 (8.84%) SoapUI
7 14 (6.51%) JMeter
8 12 (5.58%) SpecFlow
9 10 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (3.26%) Git (software)
11 6 (2.79%) Jenkins
12 5 (2.33%) Gatling
12 5 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (1.86%) TestRail
13 4 (1.86%) Toad
14 3 (1.40%) Visual Studio Coded UI
15 2 (0.93%) Appium
15 2 (0.93%) Protractor
16 1 (0.47%) GitLab
16 1 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
General
1 29 (13.49%) Finance
2 11 (5.12%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.65%) Retail
4 5 (2.33%) Public Sector
5 2 (0.93%) Automotive
5 2 (0.93%) Legal
5 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.93%) Marketing
5 2 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.93%) Police
6 1 (0.47%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (18.14%) .NET
2 16 (7.44%) XML
3 14 (6.51%) SOAP
4 5 (2.33%) REST
4 5 (2.33%) Web Services
5 4 (1.86%) HTML
6 3 (1.40%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.40%) Gherkin
6 3 (1.40%) JSON
6 3 (1.40%) Node.js
6 3 (1.40%) React
6 3 (1.40%) RESTful
6 3 (1.40%) Spring
6 3 (1.40%) Spring Boot
6 3 (1.40%) WPF
7 2 (0.93%) CSS
8 1 (0.47%) EDI
8 1 (0.47%) HTML5
8 1 (0.47%) Vue.js
8 1 (0.47%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.40%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.40%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (1.40%) EPoS
3 3 (1.40%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.40%) SWIFT
4 2 (0.93%) Driving Licence
4 2 (0.93%) IBM Storwize
4 2 (0.93%) Smart Meter
4 2 (0.93%) User Experience
5 1 (0.47%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (0.47%) Biotechnology
5 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.47%) IVR
5 1 (0.47%) LIMS
5 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.47%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.77%) Windows
2 11 (5.12%) Unix
3 5 (2.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.86%) Linux
5 3 (1.40%) Android
5 3 (1.40%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.40%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (53.02%) Test Automation
2 76 (35.35%) Test Scripting
3 58 (26.98%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
5 32 (14.88%) Manual Testing
6 31 (14.42%) Defect Management
7 22 (10.23%) Integration Testing
7 22 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (9.77%) API Testing
9 20 (9.30%) Non-Functional Testing
10 19 (8.84%) Regression Testing
11 17 (7.91%) Migration
11 17 (7.91%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 17 (7.91%) Software Testing
12 16 (7.44%) DevOps
12 16 (7.44%) Validation
13 15 (6.98%) Scrum
13 15 (6.98%) SDLC
14 14 (6.51%) Test Strategy
14 14 (6.51%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 50 (23.26%) C#
2 33 (15.35%) SQL
3 23 (10.70%) Java
4 9 (4.19%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.79%) Groovy
5 6 (2.79%) Python
6 3 (1.40%) C
6 3 (1.40%) Java 8
6 3 (1.40%) Scala
7 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.93%) Perl
7 2 (0.93%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.47%) C++
8 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (26.05%) ISTQB
2 52 (24.19%) ISEB
3 38 (17.67%) Security Cleared
4 22 (10.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 22 (10.23%) SC Cleared
5 14 (6.51%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (1.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.47%) Degree
8 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (20.47%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) GDPR
2 2 (0.93%) PMO
2 2 (0.93%) SLA
3 1 (0.47%) GAMP
3 1 (0.47%) GxP
System Software
1 13 (6.05%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.72%) vSphere
3 5 (2.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.47%) BIND 9
4 1 (0.47%) KVM
4 1 (0.47%) NFS
4 1 (0.47%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 15 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (6.51%) HP ALM
3 8 (3.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.93%) Ansible
Vendors
1 54 (25.12%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.98%) HP
2 15 (6.98%) Oracle
3 11 (5.12%) SAP
4 9 (4.19%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.86%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.86%) VMware
5 4 (1.86%) webMethods
6 3 (1.40%) Ariba
6 3 (1.40%) Cisco
6 3 (1.40%) IBM
6 3 (1.40%) Mitel
7 2 (0.93%) Adobe
7 2 (0.93%) hybris
7 2 (0.93%) Tableau
8 1 (0.47%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 1 (0.47%) Demandware
8 1 (0.47%) Mirantis
8 1 (0.47%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.47%) Workday