Period
to 18 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 173 145
Rank change year-on-year +21 -28 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 280 225 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.71% 1.35% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 1.42% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 138 192
South East median daily rate £360 £325 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% -4.06% +4.23%
10th Percentile £273 £263 £250
90th Percentile £439 £418 £438
England median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
South East median hourly rate - - £39.37
England median hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year -1.25% +11.89% +43.00%

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 15,480 15,811 15,745
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.41% 94.67% 94.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,332 9,371 9,380
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £256 £238 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 587 644 781
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.63 £18.45
% change year-on-year -0.67% +0.95% +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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +6 64 £325 -3.70% 17
Hampshire -15 63 £345 +15.00% 11
Surrey +19 60 £375 +0.67% 7
West Sussex +25 55 £400 +23.08% 1
Berkshire +1 46 £325 -7.14% 4
East Sussex -9 15 £356 -5.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +2 13 £363 +12.40% 6
Oxfordshire +11 5 £363 -12.65% 7
Sussex +6 3 - -
Kent -2 1 £400 +33.33% 1
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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.

1 147 (52.50%) Test Automation
2 133 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 88 (31.43%) SQL
5 85 (30.36%) Selenium
6 82 (29.29%) Java
7 72 (25.71%) JIRA
8 66 (23.57%) ISTQB
9 65 (23.21%) QA
10 60 (21.43%) SoapUI
11 57 (20.36%) API Testing
12 56 (20.00%) ISEB
13 52 (18.57%) Oracle
14 51 (18.21%) BDD
15 50 (17.86%) Cucumber
15 50 (17.86%) Scrum
15 50 (17.86%) Security Cleared
16 48 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
16 48 (17.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 44 (15.71%) SC Cleared
18 43 (15.36%) Test Strategy
19 42 (15.00%) Integration Testing
20 41 (14.64%) User Stories
21 39 (13.93%) Windows
22 37 (13.21%) SOAP
23 36 (12.86%) C#
23 36 (12.86%) Defect Management
24 33 (11.79%) Microsoft Azure
24 33 (11.79%) Confluence
24 33 (11.79%) XML

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 33 (11.79%) Confluence
2 12 (4.29%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.07%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.36%) CMS
4 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.07%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.36%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (11.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.50%) BrowserStack
3 6 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.07%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (0.36%) Apigee
5 1 (0.36%) IaaS
5 1 (0.36%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.79%) DNS
2 4 (1.43%) Internet
2 4 (1.43%) LAN
2 4 (1.43%) WAN
3 3 (1.07%) Firewall
3 3 (1.07%) PuTTY
3 3 (1.07%) SAN
3 3 (1.07%) WinSCP
4 2 (0.71%) DHCP
4 2 (0.71%) HTTP
4 2 (0.71%) LTE
4 2 (0.71%) SMS
4 2 (0.71%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.36%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.36%) Broadband
5 1 (0.36%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.36%) Intranet
5 1 (0.36%) MPLS
5 1 (0.36%) MVNO
5 1 (0.36%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.64%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.21%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.50%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.79%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.43%) Big Data
6 4 (1.43%) MySQL
6 4 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.07%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.36%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.36%) Endeca
9 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.36%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.36%) Redis
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 85 (30.36%) Selenium
2 72 (25.71%) JIRA
3 60 (21.43%) SoapUI
4 50 (17.86%) Cucumber
5 27 (9.64%) JMeter
6 20 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (6.79%) SpecFlow
8 16 (5.71%) Toad
9 14 (5.00%) WebDriver
10 12 (4.29%) HP UFT
11 11 (3.93%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (3.21%) Oracle APEX
12 9 (3.21%) Visual Studio
13 8 (2.86%) Jenkins
13 8 (2.86%) Zephyr
14 7 (2.50%) Git (software)
14 7 (2.50%) TestRail
15 5 (1.79%) LoadRunner
15 5 (1.79%) NUnit
16 4 (1.43%) MSTest
General
1 30 (10.71%) Finance
2 7 (2.50%) Retail
2 7 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.14%) Billing
4 3 (1.07%) Banking
4 3 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.71%) Marketing
6 1 (0.36%) Automotive
6 1 (0.36%) Back Office
6 1 (0.36%) Games
6 1 (0.36%) Legal
6 1 (0.36%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (13.21%) SOAP
2 33 (11.79%) XML
3 28 (10.00%) .NET
4 23 (8.21%) Web Services
5 17 (6.07%) Gherkin
6 14 (5.00%) HTML
7 13 (4.64%) RESTful
8 7 (2.50%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.43%) React
10 3 (1.07%) CSS
11 2 (0.71%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.71%) Ajax
11 2 (0.71%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.71%) REST
12 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (0.36%) Behat
12 1 (0.36%) Enzyme
12 1 (0.36%) HTML5
12 1 (0.36%) Jest
12 1 (0.36%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.50%) Client/Server
2 7 (2.50%) Mobile App
2 7 (2.50%) Virtual Team
3 4 (1.43%) Algorithms
3 4 (1.43%) Analytical Mindset
3 4 (1.43%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.43%) Data Structures
3 4 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (1.43%) Smart Meter
3 4 (1.43%) User Experience
4 3 (1.07%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.07%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.07%) NHS
5 2 (0.71%) PKI
6 1 (0.36%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.36%) EPoS
6 1 (0.36%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.36%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.36%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (13.93%) Windows
2 23 (8.21%) Unix
3 10 (3.57%) Linux
4 5 (1.79%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.43%) Android
5 4 (1.43%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.36%) AIX
6 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (52.50%) Test Automation
2 133 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (35.71%) Test Scripting
4 57 (20.36%) API Testing
5 51 (18.21%) BDD
6 50 (17.86%) Scrum
7 48 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 43 (15.36%) Test Strategy
9 42 (15.00%) Integration Testing
10 41 (14.64%) User Stories
11 36 (12.86%) Defect Management
12 28 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
13 25 (8.93%) Manual Testing
14 23 (8.21%) Performance Testing
14 23 (8.21%) Scenario Testing
15 22 (7.86%) Functional Testing
15 22 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
15 22 (7.86%) Software Testing
16 21 (7.50%) Test Management
17 20 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 88 (31.43%) SQL
2 82 (29.29%) Java
3 36 (12.86%) C#
4 19 (6.79%) JavaScript
5 15 (5.36%) Python
6 10 (3.57%) Groovy
6 10 (3.57%) Scala
7 6 (2.14%) VB
8 5 (1.79%) C
8 5 (1.79%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.79%) PowerShell
8 5 (1.79%) VBScript
9 4 (1.43%) Ruby
10 3 (1.07%) C++
10 3 (1.07%) F#
10 3 (1.07%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.71%) HiveQL
11 2 (0.71%) PHP
12 1 (0.36%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.36%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 66 (23.57%) ISTQB
2 56 (20.00%) ISEB
3 50 (17.86%) Security Cleared
4 48 (17.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 44 (15.71%) SC Cleared
6 9 (3.21%) Degree
7 7 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (2.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (1.79%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.36%) HND
11 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (23.21%) QA
2 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.71%) GDPR
2 2 (0.71%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (1.43%) vSphere
2 2 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.71%) Docker
3 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (7.50%) HP ALM
2 11 (3.93%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.71%) Netcool
3 2 (0.71%) Oozie
3 2 (0.71%) SCOM
3 2 (0.71%) vRealize
4 1 (0.36%) Nessus
4 1 (0.36%) Puppet
4 1 (0.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 52 (18.57%) Oracle
2 31 (11.07%) HP
3 29 (10.36%) Microsoft
4 18 (6.43%) SAP
5 17 (6.07%) webMethods
6 8 (2.86%) Atlassian
7 6 (2.14%) Kronos
7 6 (2.14%) VMware
7 6 (2.14%) Workday
8 5 (1.79%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.43%) Cisco
9 4 (1.43%) Software AG
10 3 (1.07%) FNZ
10 3 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.71%) AppDynamics
11 2 (0.71%) Dynatrace
11 2 (0.71%) LogRhythm
11 2 (0.71%) Remedy
11 2 (0.71%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.71%) SOASTA, Inc