Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 26 July 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
South East > Surrey
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 99 61
Rank change year-on-year +4 -38 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 45 51 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.79% 1.95% 2.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 2.04% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 44 47
Surrey median daily rate £350 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +5.63% +5.97%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £285
90th Percentile £418 £443 £438
South East median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year - +1.56% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Surrey median hourly rate - £22.50 -
South East median hourly rate - £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year - -25.00% -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey. 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
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2384 2501 2553
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 94.57% 95.82% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1635 1675 1417
Surrey median daily rate £425 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.78% +6.13%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £242
90th Percentile £575 £575 £531
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 137 117
Surrey median hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +25.00% -10.00%
10th Percentile £12.71 £11.15 £10.80
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £50.18
South East median hourly rate £17.59 £19.81 £17.50
% change year-on-year -11.22% +13.21% +2.94%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings that featured Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Surrey

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Analyst in Surrey.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Surrey

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Surrey over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in Surrey

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Surrey

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 6 months to 26 July 2017. 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
Redhill -17 7 £360 -21.74%
Woking +4 6 £375 +25.00%
Leatherhead +10 4 £294 -26.56% 1
Reigate -16 3 £375 -17.58% 1
Staines +8 1 - - 1
Guildford +4 1 - - 1
Farnham - 1 £375 -
Test Analyst
South East

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 Surrey region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 38 (84.44%) Test Automation
2 23 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (51.11%) Selenium
3 21 (46.67%) ISTQB
3 21 (46.67%) Java
4 20 (44.44%) HP
5 19 (42.22%) Test Strategy
6 18 (40.00%) Python
7 16 (35.56%) SoapUI
8 15 (33.33%) JIRA
9 14 (31.11%) Groovy
9 14 (31.11%) Defect Management
10 13 (28.89%) ISEB
10 13 (28.89%) C#
11 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
12 11 (24.44%) HP UFT
13 10 (22.22%) Finance
13 10 (22.22%) SQL
13 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (22.22%) SDLC
14 9 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 9 (20.00%) Visual Studio
15 8 (17.78%) Oracle
15 8 (17.78%) PL/SQL
15 8 (17.78%) TDD
15 8 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (17.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 8 (17.78%) MVVM
16 7 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (15.56%) Performance Testing

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) SaaS
2 1 (2.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (51.11%) Selenium
2 16 (35.56%) SoapUI
3 15 (33.33%) JIRA
4 11 (24.44%) HP UFT
5 9 (20.00%) Visual Studio
6 7 (15.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (13.33%) WebDriver
8 5 (11.11%) Gatling
9 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
9 4 (8.89%) Protractor
9 4 (8.89%) TeamCity
10 2 (4.44%) Eclipse
10 2 (4.44%) JUnit
10 2 (4.44%) MSTest
10 2 (4.44%) NUnit
10 2 (4.44%) Subversion
10 2 (4.44%) TestNG
11 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
11 1 (2.22%) Maven
11 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Billing
3 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
3 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) Web Services
2 3 (6.67%) SOAP
3 2 (4.44%) XML
4 1 (2.22%) .NET
4 1 (2.22%) CSS
4 1 (2.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (84.44%) Test Automation
2 23 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (42.22%) Test Strategy
4 14 (31.11%) Defect Management
5 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (22.22%) SDLC
7 8 (17.78%) MVVM
7 8 (17.78%) TDD
7 8 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (15.56%) OO
8 7 (15.56%) Performance Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Functional Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Software Engineering
10 5 (11.11%) BDD
10 5 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 5 (11.11%) Process Improvement
10 5 (11.11%) Use Case
10 5 (11.11%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 21 (46.67%) Java
2 18 (40.00%) Python
3 14 (31.11%) Groovy
4 13 (28.89%) C#
5 10 (22.22%) SQL
6 8 (17.78%) PL/SQL
7 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (46.67%) ISTQB
2 13 (28.89%) ISEB
3 9 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 8 (17.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (44.44%) HP
2 8 (17.78%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft