The median contractor rate for a Agile Test Analyst was £330 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Agile Test Analyst
UK
Rank 570 590 570
Rank change year-on-year +20 -20  
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Test Analyst 39 51 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.096% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.10% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 30 23
Median daily rate £330 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £455 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £284 £300
% change year-on-year +11.01% -5.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Agile Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Agile Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Test Analyst in the UK

Agile Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Test Analyst in the UK

Agile Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Test Analyst over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Test Analyst in the UK

Agile Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Test Analyst in the UK

Agile Test Analyst
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +22 32 £330 -1.49% 9
London +19 13 £353 -14.54% 3
South West +5 7 £306 +9.28% 1
West Midlands +13 6 £275 -
Edinburgh - 5 £369 -
Scotland - 5 £369 -
Wales +10 2 £170 -51.42%
East of England -1 2 £363 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
Exeter - 2 £306 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Devon - 2 £306 -
Cardiff +19 1 £170 -54.66%
South East +17 1 £338 +25.00% 2
South Wales +14 1 £170 -51.42%
Wiltshire +1 1 - - 1
City of London +1 1 £400 -15.78% 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £338 -
Stowmarket - 1 £275 -
Derbyshire - 1 £260 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £338 -
Coventry - 1 £275 -
East Midlands - 1 £260 -
Essex - 1 £450 - 1
Suffolk - 1 £275 - 1

Agile Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Agile 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 featuring Agile Test Analyst in the job title.

1 79 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (37.97%) Java
3 28 (35.44%) SQL
3 28 (35.44%) Selenium
4 26 (32.91%) Cucumber
5 23 (29.11%) BDD
6 22 (27.85%) Test Automation
6 22 (27.85%) Scrum
7 21 (26.58%) ISTQB
8 20 (25.32%) JIRA
9 19 (24.05%) QA
10 18 (22.78%) ISEB
10 18 (22.78%) Regression Testing
11 17 (21.52%) Software Testing
12 15 (18.99%) Functional Testing
13 14 (17.72%) Finance
13 14 (17.72%) Manual Testing
13 14 (17.72%) C#
14 13 (16.46%) HP UFT
14 13 (16.46%) Test Scripting
14 13 (16.46%) SoapUI
14 13 (16.46%) Automation Testing
15 12 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
16 11 (13.92%) HP
16 11 (13.92%) Oracle
16 11 (13.92%) SOAP
16 11 (13.92%) Team Foundation Server
16 11 (13.92%) WebDriver
17 10 (12.66%) Security Cleared

Agile Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 2 (2.53%) Apache
1 2 (2.53%) CMS
1 2 (2.53%) Moodle
2 1 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.27%) Confluence
2 1 (1.27%) EPiServer
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Mingle
1 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (6.33%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (2.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.53%) MySQL
4 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 28 (35.44%) Selenium
2 26 (32.91%) Cucumber
3 20 (25.32%) JIRA
4 13 (16.46%) HP UFT
4 13 (16.46%) SoapUI
5 11 (13.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (13.92%) WebDriver
6 10 (12.66%) SpecFlow
7 7 (8.86%) Jenkins
8 6 (7.59%) Visual Studio
9 4 (5.06%) JBehave
10 3 (3.80%) Appium
10 3 (3.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (3.80%) Eclipse
11 2 (2.53%) Calabash
11 2 (2.53%) Gatling
11 2 (2.53%) Hudson
12 1 (1.27%) MSTest
12 1 (1.27%) Protractor
12 1 (1.27%) TestNG
General
1 14 (17.72%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Banking
3 3 (3.80%) Back Office
3 3 (3.80%) Retail
4 2 (2.53%) Electronics
4 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.53%) Marketing
4 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.27%) Billing
5 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.92%) SOAP
2 10 (12.66%) XML
3 9 (11.39%) Gherkin
4 7 (8.86%) Web Services
5 4 (5.06%) .NET
5 4 (5.06%) HTML
6 3 (3.80%) JSON
7 1 (1.27%) CSS
7 1 (1.27%) Flash
7 1 (1.27%) JSON Schema
7 1 (1.27%) Middleware
7 1 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.27%) WSDL
7 1 (1.27%) XHTML
7 1 (1.27%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.06%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.53%) User Experience
3 1 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.27%) NHS
3 1 (1.27%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.27%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.66%) Linux
2 5 (6.33%) Unix
3 2 (2.53%) Windows
4 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.11%) BDD
3 22 (27.85%) Scrum
3 22 (27.85%) Test Automation
4 18 (22.78%) Regression Testing
5 17 (21.52%) Software Testing
6 15 (18.99%) Functional Testing
7 14 (17.72%) Manual Testing
8 13 (16.46%) Automation Testing
8 13 (16.46%) Test Scripting
9 12 (15.19%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (12.66%) Test Management
11 9 (11.39%) E-Commerce
11 9 (11.39%) Integration Testing
11 9 (11.39%) System Integration Testing
11 9 (11.39%) TDD
11 9 (11.39%) Test Strategy
12 7 (8.86%) Exploratory Testing
12 7 (8.86%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (8.86%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.97%) Java
2 28 (35.44%) SQL
3 14 (17.72%) C#
4 6 (7.59%) Python
5 5 (6.33%) F#
5 5 (6.33%) VBScript
6 3 (3.80%) C
6 3 (3.80%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.80%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.53%) C++
7 2 (2.53%) Groovy
7 2 (2.53%) Scala
7 2 (2.53%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.27%) Ruby
8 1 (1.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (26.58%) ISTQB
2 18 (22.78%) ISEB
3 10 (12.66%) Security Cleared
4 9 (11.39%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (24.05%) QA
2 3 (3.80%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 6 (7.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.27%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.92%) HP
2 11 (13.92%) Oracle
3 3 (3.80%) IBM
3 3 (3.80%) Twitter
4 2 (2.53%) Capita
4 2 (2.53%) Facebook
4 2 (2.53%) SAP
5 1 (1.27%) CA Agile Central
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