Period
to 19 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 168 182 141
Rank change year-on-year +14 -41 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 249 220 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.57% 1.33% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.41% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 141 163
South East median daily rate £375 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.47%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £250
90th Percentile £461 £425 £438
England median daily rate £358 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +2.14% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
South East median hourly rate - - £39.37
England median hourly rate £37.00 £28.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +30.97% -24.67% +50.00%

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 14,979 15,552 14,462
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.31% 94.25% 93.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,994 9,296 8,549
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £238 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £556
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 585 568 739
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% +2.86% -7.89%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.31
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £47.10
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.19 £18.39
% change year-on-year +2.80% -1.06% -0.62%

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 19 January 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
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 19 January 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
Hampshire -12 65 £348 +6.92% 7
Thames Valley +1 59 £325 - 17
West Sussex +8 49 £420 +29.23% 9
Surrey -6 42 £381 -0.65% 11
Berkshire -3 35 £325 - 10
Buckinghamshire +7 16 £300 -9.09% 3
East Sussex -4 15 £413 +10.00% 8
Oxfordshire +32 8 £400 - 4
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 122 (49.00%) Test Automation
2 115 (46.18%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (34.94%) Test Scripting
4 82 (32.93%) Selenium
5 79 (31.73%) SQL
6 75 (30.12%) Java
7 66 (26.51%) JIRA
8 63 (25.30%) ISTQB
9 53 (21.29%) QA
10 48 (19.28%) Oracle
11 46 (18.47%) ISEB
12 45 (18.07%) User Acceptance Testing
13 42 (16.87%) Cucumber
14 41 (16.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 40 (16.06%) BDD
15 40 (16.06%) API Testing
16 38 (15.26%) Security Cleared
16 38 (15.26%) Confluence
16 38 (15.26%) SoapUI
17 36 (14.46%) C#
17 36 (14.46%) JMeter
18 35 (14.06%) Scrum
19 33 (13.25%) Integration Testing
20 32 (12.85%) SC Cleared
21 31 (12.45%) SOAP
21 31 (12.45%) XML
22 30 (12.05%) Unix
22 30 (12.05%) Windows
23 28 (11.24%) HP
24 27 (10.84%) JavaScript

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 38 (15.26%) Confluence
2 10 (4.02%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.01%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.80%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.40%) CMS
6 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.81%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.40%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.40%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.20%) Tricentis Tosca
4 2 (0.80%) BrowserStack
4 2 (0.80%) IaaS
5 1 (0.40%) Apigee
5 1 (0.40%) Office 365
5 1 (0.40%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.41%) Firewall
2 5 (2.01%) DNS
3 3 (1.20%) Internet
3 3 (1.20%) LTE
4 2 (0.80%) 802.11
4 2 (0.80%) Broadband
4 2 (0.80%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (0.80%) DHCP
4 2 (0.80%) DOCSIS
4 2 (0.80%) MPLS
4 2 (0.80%) MVNO
4 2 (0.80%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.80%) Wireless
5 1 (0.40%) 4G
5 1 (0.40%) LAN
5 1 (0.40%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.40%) RIP
5 1 (0.40%) Skype
5 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.43%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (4.02%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.61%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.20%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.80%) Big Data
5 2 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.80%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.40%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.40%) MySQL
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.40%) Redis
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 82 (32.93%) Selenium
2 66 (26.51%) JIRA
3 42 (16.87%) Cucumber
4 38 (15.26%) SoapUI
5 36 (14.46%) JMeter
6 23 (9.24%) WebDriver
7 16 (6.43%) SpecFlow
8 13 (5.22%) Toad
8 13 (5.22%) Visual Studio Team System
9 11 (4.42%) MSTest
9 11 (4.42%) NUnit
10 9 (3.61%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (3.21%) Jenkins
11 8 (3.21%) Visual Studio
12 6 (2.41%) Gatling
13 5 (2.01%) TestRail
14 4 (1.61%) HP UFT
14 4 (1.61%) LoadRunner
14 4 (1.61%) StarTeam
14 4 (1.61%) Zephyr
General
1 22 (8.84%) Finance
2 9 (3.61%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.21%) Billing
4 5 (2.01%) Banking
5 3 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.20%) Retail
6 2 (0.80%) Marketing
7 1 (0.40%) Back Office
7 1 (0.40%) Games
7 1 (0.40%) Legal
7 1 (0.40%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (12.45%) SOAP
1 31 (12.45%) XML
2 18 (7.23%) .NET
3 13 (5.22%) Web Services
4 10 (4.02%) Gherkin
4 10 (4.02%) React
5 7 (2.81%) RESTful
6 4 (1.61%) HTML
6 4 (1.61%) XML Messaging
7 3 (1.20%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.80%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.80%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.80%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.80%) CSS
8 2 (0.80%) Node.js
8 2 (0.80%) REST
8 2 (0.80%) Spring
9 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.40%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.61%) Virtual Team
3 5 (2.01%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.61%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.61%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.61%) User Experience
5 3 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.80%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.80%) PKI
6 2 (0.80%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.40%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.40%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.40%) EPoS
7 1 (0.40%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.40%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.40%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.05%) Unix
1 30 (12.05%) Windows
2 5 (2.01%) Linux
2 5 (2.01%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.20%) Android
3 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (49.00%) Test Automation
2 115 (46.18%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (34.94%) Test Scripting
4 45 (18.07%) User Acceptance Testing
5 40 (16.06%) API Testing
5 40 (16.06%) BDD
6 35 (14.06%) Scrum
7 33 (13.25%) Integration Testing
8 27 (10.84%) Manual Testing
9 26 (10.44%) Test Strategy
10 25 (10.04%) Functional Testing
11 24 (9.64%) Non-Functional Testing
12 22 (8.84%) Customer Requirements
12 22 (8.84%) Software Testing
13 20 (8.03%) System Integration Testing
14 17 (6.83%) Regression Testing
15 16 (6.43%) User Stories
16 15 (6.02%) Defect Management
16 15 (6.02%) SDLC
16 15 (6.02%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (31.73%) SQL
2 75 (30.12%) Java
3 36 (14.46%) C#
4 27 (10.84%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.21%) PowerShell
6 7 (2.81%) Python
7 5 (2.01%) Groovy
7 5 (2.01%) Scala
8 3 (1.20%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.20%) VBScript
9 2 (0.80%) C++
9 2 (0.80%) Ruby
9 2 (0.80%) VB
10 1 (0.40%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.40%) C
10 1 (0.40%) HiveQL
10 1 (0.40%) Java 8
10 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 63 (25.30%) ISTQB
2 46 (18.47%) ISEB
3 41 (16.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 38 (15.26%) Security Cleared
5 32 (12.85%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.01%) Degree
7 3 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.20%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.40%) MCITP
9 1 (0.40%) MCSE
9 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (21.29%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (3.21%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (8.43%) HP ALM
2 11 (4.42%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (1.20%) Netcool
5 2 (0.80%) SCOM
6 1 (0.40%) Oozie
Vendors
1 48 (19.28%) Oracle
2 28 (11.24%) HP
3 19 (7.63%) Microsoft
4 14 (5.62%) SAP
5 11 (4.42%) webMethods
6 6 (2.41%) Cisco
7 5 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.20%) Remedy
8 3 (1.20%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.20%) VMware
9 2 (0.80%) Juniper
9 2 (0.80%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.40%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.40%) Citrix
10 1 (0.40%) EMC
10 1 (0.40%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.40%) Huawei
10 1 (0.40%) Informatica
10 1 (0.40%) Nokia
10 1 (0.40%) ProCurve