Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Agile Test Analyst was £356 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 June 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.

Agile Test Analyst
UK
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 805 765 795
Rank change year-on-year -40 +30 -48
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Test Analyst 74 81 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.089% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.094% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 49 71
UK median daily rate £356 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.79% +7.69% +4.84%
10th Percentile £280 £261 £256
90th Percentile £488 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £300
% change year-on-year +7.14% +16.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 94,869 86,564 101,481
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.95% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,095 55,999 65,887
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,065 2,864 3,105
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.68 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -11.15% +18.87%

Agile Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 June 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Test Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Test Analyst in the UK

Agile Test Analyst
Top 14 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 6 months to 21 June 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
England -52 68 £363 +3.57% 9
UK excluding London -8 49 £375 +7.14% 8
London -36 25 £350 -3.45% 1
South East -10 18 £400 +8.47% 4
North of England -28 9 £325 +4.00% 2
South West +5 8 £325 -4.55% 2
Yorkshire -7 6 - -
West Midlands -17 6 £325 +15.56%
Midlands -19 6 £325 +18.18%
Scotland -40 5 £275 -24.14%
East of England 0 2 £288 -25.81%
North East -4 2 £325 -18.75%
North West -9 1 - - 2
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Agile Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, Agile 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 featuring Agile Test Analyst in the job title.

1 74 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (41.89%) Test Automation
3 24 (32.43%) JIRA
4 22 (29.73%) SQL
4 22 (29.73%) BDD
5 20 (27.03%) Scrum
6 18 (24.32%) QA
6 18 (24.32%) Selenium
7 16 (21.62%) ISTQB
7 16 (21.62%) Functional Testing
8 15 (20.27%) Test Scripting
8 15 (20.27%) Regression Testing
8 15 (20.27%) Finance
8 15 (20.27%) Java
9 12 (16.22%) ISEB
9 12 (16.22%) Retail
9 12 (16.22%) System Integration Testing
10 11 (14.86%) TDD
11 10 (13.51%) Integration Testing
11 10 (13.51%) User Stories
12 9 (12.16%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (12.16%) C#
13 8 (10.81%) E-Commerce
13 8 (10.81%) Banking
13 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
13 8 (10.81%) Test Strategy
13 8 (10.81%) Gherkin
13 8 (10.81%) Confluence
14 7 (9.46%) WebDriver
14 7 (9.46%) Cucumber

Agile Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 8 (10.81%) Confluence
2 2 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.35%) CMS
3 1 (1.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.35%) Magento
2 1 (1.35%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.35%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) SMS
2 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.35%) GIS
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (32.43%) JIRA
2 18 (24.32%) Selenium
3 7 (9.46%) Cucumber
3 7 (9.46%) WebDriver
4 6 (8.11%) SpecFlow
4 6 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (5.41%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.05%) JMeter
6 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.05%) Zephyr
7 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.35%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.35%) LoadUI
7 1 (1.35%) Maven
7 1 (1.35%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.35%) Xcode
General
1 15 (20.27%) Finance
2 12 (16.22%) Retail
3 8 (10.81%) Banking
4 4 (5.41%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.41%) Private Banking
4 4 (5.41%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Back Office
5 1 (1.35%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.81%) Gherkin
2 4 (5.41%) RESTful
3 3 (4.05%) Velocity
3 3 (4.05%) Web Services
4 2 (2.70%) .NET
5 1 (1.35%) HATEOAS
5 1 (1.35%) JSON
5 1 (1.35%) SOAP
5 1 (1.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.41%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.35%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.11%) Linux
2 2 (2.70%) Debian
3 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.35%) Unix
3 1 (1.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (41.89%) Test Automation
3 22 (29.73%) BDD
4 20 (27.03%) Scrum
5 16 (21.62%) Functional Testing
6 15 (20.27%) Regression Testing
6 15 (20.27%) Test Scripting
7 12 (16.22%) System Integration Testing
8 11 (14.86%) TDD
9 10 (13.51%) Integration Testing
9 10 (13.51%) User Stories
10 9 (12.16%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (10.81%) E-Commerce
11 8 (10.81%) Test Strategy
12 7 (9.46%) Acceptance Criteria
12 7 (9.46%) Exploratory Testing
12 7 (9.46%) Test Management
13 6 (8.11%) Kanban
13 6 (8.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 6 (8.11%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (29.73%) SQL
2 15 (20.27%) Java
3 9 (12.16%) C#
4 6 (8.11%) Python
5 4 (5.41%) Groovy
5 4 (5.41%) Ruby
6 2 (2.70%) PHP
6 2 (2.70%) Scala
7 1 (1.35%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.35%) Java 8
7 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.35%) VBA
7 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (21.62%) ISTQB
2 12 (16.22%) ISEB
3 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.70%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (24.32%) QA
2 3 (4.05%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.70%) ArcSight
2 2 (2.70%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.35%) Apple
3 1 (1.35%) Atlassian
3 1 (1.35%) Cadence
3 1 (1.35%) HP
3 1 (1.35%) hybris
3 1 (1.35%) Maxymiser
3 1 (1.35%) RedGate
3 1 (1.35%) SAP
3 1 (1.35%) Sitecore