Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 139 95
Rank change year-on-year -39 -44 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 217 249 426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.34% 1.63% 2.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.74% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 161 300
South East median daily rate £338 £335 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +6.35% +6.78%
10th Percentile £274 £250 £200
90th Percentile £417 £438 £438
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
South East median hourly rate - £39.37 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +35.76% -14.07%
England median hourly rate £28.25 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -24.67% +50.00% -4.76%

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 15,277 14,302 17,346
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.10% 93.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,133 8,456 10,233
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 560 741 889
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -10.23% +21.84%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.29 £10.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.34% - +12.12%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018. 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 -15 74 £325 -7.14% 20
Hampshire +6 58 £325 +8.33% 7
Berkshire -16 36 £325 -7.14% 13
Buckinghamshire -12 31 £330 -4.35% 3
Surrey -42 30 £384 +9.64% 9
West Sussex +5 26 £325 -8.75% 3
East Sussex -13 9 £375 +9.17% 4
Oxfordshire -10 7 £400 +9.59% 4
Kent -18 4 £300 +41.18% 1
Middlesex +4 3 £340 +13.33%
Sussex - 1 £275 -
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 98 (45.16%) Test Automation
2 85 (39.17%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (31.34%) Finance
4 67 (30.88%) ISTQB
5 60 (27.65%) Test Scripting
6 53 (24.42%) ISEB
7 49 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 47 (21.66%) HP
9 45 (20.74%) Selenium
10 41 (18.89%) Software Testing
10 41 (18.89%) Java
11 40 (18.43%) SQL
11 40 (18.43%) JIRA
12 36 (16.59%) QA
12 36 (16.59%) Regression Testing
12 36 (16.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 32 (14.75%) Scenario Testing
13 32 (14.75%) Integration Testing
14 31 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
15 30 (13.82%) Functional Testing
16 29 (13.36%) Test Strategy
16 29 (13.36%) SDLC
17 28 (12.90%) BDD
18 27 (12.44%) Scrum
19 26 (11.98%) SoapUI
20 25 (11.52%) HP Quality Center
21 24 (11.06%) Microsoft
21 24 (11.06%) HP UFT
21 24 (11.06%) Security Cleared
22 23 (10.60%) Defect Management

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 10 (4.61%) Confluence
2 8 (3.69%) CMS
3 6 (2.76%) Documentum
4 2 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.92%) SAS
4 2 (0.92%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.92%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.46%) IIS
5 1 (0.46%) JBoss
5 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (8.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (5.07%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (2.30%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.76%) Maximo
1 6 (2.76%) SAP CO
1 6 (2.76%) SAP FI
1 6 (2.76%) SAP FI/CO
1 6 (2.76%) SAP MM
2 2 (0.92%) Lawson
2 2 (0.92%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.92%) SAP CCM
2 2 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.46%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.92%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.46%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (0.46%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.30%) Internet
1 5 (2.30%) PuTTY
1 5 (2.30%) WinSCP
2 3 (1.38%) Firewall
3 2 (0.92%) DHCP
3 2 (0.92%) DNS
3 2 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.92%) Wireless
4 1 (0.46%) Intranet
4 1 (0.46%) LTE
4 1 (0.46%) MVNO
4 1 (0.46%) Network Security
4 1 (0.46%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.30%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (2.30%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.30%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.30%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.46%) DB2
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.46%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 45 (20.74%) Selenium
2 40 (18.43%) JIRA
3 26 (11.98%) SoapUI
4 24 (11.06%) HP UFT
5 16 (7.37%) SpecFlow
6 15 (6.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (4.61%) Cucumber
7 10 (4.61%) LoadRunner
8 7 (3.23%) WebDriver
9 6 (2.76%) JMeter
10 5 (2.30%) Ant
10 5 (2.30%) Eclipse
10 5 (2.30%) Git (software)
10 5 (2.30%) Oracle APEX
10 5 (2.30%) TestNG
11 4 (1.84%) Appium
11 4 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.84%) NUnit
11 4 (1.84%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.38%) Gatling
General
1 68 (31.34%) Finance
2 15 (6.91%) Banking
3 14 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.61%) Retail
4 10 (4.61%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.30%) Billing
6 3 (1.38%) Automotive
7 2 (0.92%) Advertising
7 2 (0.92%) Electronics
7 2 (0.92%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.92%) Legal
7 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.92%) Marketing
8 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.46%) Games
8 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.22%) .NET
2 17 (7.83%) Web Services
3 11 (5.07%) XML
4 10 (4.61%) Gherkin
5 8 (3.69%) SOAP
6 7 (3.23%) Middleware
7 4 (1.84%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.84%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (1.38%) RESTful
9 2 (0.92%) CSS
9 2 (0.92%) EDI
9 2 (0.92%) HTML
9 2 (0.92%) JSON
9 2 (0.92%) REST
9 2 (0.92%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.46%) DOM
10 1 (0.46%) Java EE
10 1 (0.46%) JSP
10 1 (0.46%) Mason
10 1 (0.46%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.23%) Client/Server
3 6 (2.76%) Reference Data
3 6 (2.76%) Smart Meter
4 5 (2.30%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.84%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.38%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.38%) PKI
7 2 (0.92%) AS400
7 2 (0.92%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.92%) W3C
8 1 (0.46%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.46%) Equities
8 1 (0.46%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.46%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.83%) Windows
2 7 (3.23%) Linux
3 5 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (2.30%) Unix
3 5 (2.30%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.46%) CentOS
5 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (45.16%) Test Automation
2 85 (39.17%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (27.65%) Test Scripting
4 49 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 41 (18.89%) Software Testing
6 36 (16.59%) Regression Testing
7 32 (14.75%) Integration Testing
7 32 (14.75%) Scenario Testing
8 31 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
9 30 (13.82%) Functional Testing
10 29 (13.36%) SDLC
10 29 (13.36%) Test Strategy
11 28 (12.90%) BDD
12 27 (12.44%) Scrum
13 23 (10.60%) Defect Management
14 20 (9.22%) API Testing
14 20 (9.22%) Test Planning
15 18 (8.29%) Migration
16 17 (7.83%) Manual Testing
17 16 (7.37%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 41 (18.89%) Java
2 40 (18.43%) SQL
3 15 (6.91%) C#
4 9 (4.15%) Groovy
5 5 (2.30%) F#
5 5 (2.30%) VBScript
6 4 (1.84%) PHP
7 3 (1.38%) C
7 3 (1.38%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.38%) Scala
7 3 (1.38%) VBA
8 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.46%) Python
Qualifications
1 67 (30.88%) ISTQB
2 53 (24.42%) ISEB
3 36 (16.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 24 (11.06%) Security Cleared
5 18 (8.29%) SC Cleared
6 12 (5.53%) Degree
7 5 (2.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.92%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.46%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.46%) CCNA
10 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (16.59%) QA
2 3 (1.38%) MiFID
3 2 (0.92%) Basel II
3 2 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.92%) IFRS
3 2 (0.92%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.46%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (5.07%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.30%) vSphere
3 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (11.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.46%) Ansible
2 1 (0.46%) Netcool
Vendors
1 47 (21.66%) HP
2 24 (11.06%) Microsoft
3 19 (8.76%) Oracle
4 17 (7.83%) SAP
5 13 (5.99%) VMware
6 6 (2.76%) Cisco
6 6 (2.76%) Palo Alto
6 6 (2.76%) webMethods
7 5 (2.30%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.30%) Software AG
8 4 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.38%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.92%) Guidewire
10 2 (0.92%) hybris
10 2 (0.92%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.92%) Thales
10 2 (0.92%) Workday
11 1 (0.46%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.46%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.46%) Talend