Period
to 19 October 2017

The median contractor rate for an Agile Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 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.

Agile Test Analyst
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 781 796 731
Rank change year-on-year +15 -65 +45
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Test Analyst 90 103 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.097% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 68 91
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - +1.56%
10th Percentile £255 £219 £250
90th Percentile £529 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £341 £320 £305
% change year-on-year +6.56% +4.92% -3.17%
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 94227 100844 108361
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.78% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 61904 65674 68860
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2803 3288 4165
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.26 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +1.46% +7.66%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.56 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.51% +0.34% +6.06%

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 19 October 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 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 12 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 19 October 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
England +21 81 £350 +9.38% 2
UK excluding London +17 59 £341 +6.56% 1
London +25 31 £475 +35.71% 1
South East +14 20 £338 -11.18% 1
North of England +71 12 £288 -8.37%
Scotland +24 9 £363 -
Yorkshire +33 8 £200 -37.50%
South West +17 7 £375 +25.00%
East of England -19 7 £346 +6.31%
North West +21 4 £306 +2.08%
West Midlands +19 4 £288 +4.55%
Midlands +14 4 £288 +4.55%

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 90 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 35 (38.89%) ISEB
4 29 (32.22%) BDD
4 29 (32.22%) Selenium
5 25 (27.78%) JIRA
6 24 (26.67%) Test Scripting
7 23 (25.56%) Scrum
8 22 (24.44%) ISTQB
8 22 (24.44%) TDD
9 20 (22.22%) Manual Testing
10 19 (21.11%) Java
11 17 (18.89%) Banking
11 17 (18.89%) QA
12 16 (17.78%) Finance
12 16 (17.78%) Cucumber
13 15 (16.67%) User Stories
13 15 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (15.56%) HP
14 14 (15.56%) SQL
15 11 (12.22%) Software Testing
15 11 (12.22%) Regression Testing
15 11 (12.22%) Kanban
16 10 (11.11%) SoapUI
16 10 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
16 10 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (11.11%) API Testing
16 10 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
16 10 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
16 10 (11.11%) Retail

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 4 (4.44%) Confluence
2 2 (2.22%) CMS
2 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.11%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.11%) Lawson
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) GitHub
2 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.11%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.11%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 29 (32.22%) Selenium
2 25 (27.78%) JIRA
3 16 (17.78%) Cucumber
4 10 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 9 (10.00%) HP UFT
5 9 (10.00%) SpecFlow
6 8 (8.89%) Jenkins
6 8 (8.89%) LoadRunner
6 8 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (7.78%) Git (software)
8 5 (5.56%) Visual Studio
9 4 (4.44%) FitNesse
9 4 (4.44%) WebDriver
10 3 (3.33%) JMeter
10 3 (3.33%) Zephyr
11 2 (2.22%) Artifactory
11 2 (2.22%) Eclipse
11 2 (2.22%) JUnit
11 2 (2.22%) Maven
11 2 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 17 (18.89%) Banking
2 16 (17.78%) Finance
3 10 (11.11%) Retail
4 7 (7.78%) Publishing
4 7 (7.78%) Retail Banking
5 4 (4.44%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.44%) Private Banking
6 3 (3.33%) Investment Banking
6 3 (3.33%) Marketing
7 2 (2.22%) Electronics
7 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.11%) Automotive
8 1 (1.11%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.11%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.89%) .NET
2 5 (5.56%) Web Services
3 4 (4.44%) JSON
3 4 (4.44%) SOAP
4 3 (3.33%) XML
5 2 (2.22%) CSS
5 2 (2.22%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.22%) HTML
5 2 (2.22%) JSON Schema
5 2 (2.22%) Middleware
5 2 (2.22%) Node.js
5 2 (2.22%) REST
5 2 (2.22%) WSDL
5 2 (2.22%) XSD
6 1 (1.11%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.11%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.11%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.11%) HTML5
6 1 (1.11%) jQuery
6 1 (1.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.33%) Credit Risk
2 3 (3.33%) Market Risk
2 3 (3.33%) User Experience
3 2 (2.22%) Derivative
3 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.11%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (1.11%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.33%) Linux
2 2 (2.22%) Mac OS X
2 2 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 29 (32.22%) BDD
4 24 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 23 (25.56%) Scrum
6 22 (24.44%) TDD
7 20 (22.22%) Manual Testing
8 15 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (16.67%) User Stories
9 11 (12.22%) Kanban
9 11 (12.22%) Regression Testing
9 11 (12.22%) Software Testing
10 10 (11.11%) API Testing
10 10 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
11 9 (10.00%) Analytics
12 8 (8.89%) E-Commerce
12 8 (8.89%) Load Testing
12 8 (8.89%) Scenario Testing
12 8 (8.89%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.11%) Java
2 14 (15.56%) SQL
3 8 (8.89%) C#
4 7 (7.78%) Python
5 5 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.33%) Groovy
7 2 (2.22%) Ruby
7 2 (2.22%) VB
7 2 (2.22%) VBScript
8 1 (1.11%) C
8 1 (1.11%) F#
Qualifications
1 35 (38.89%) ISEB
2 22 (24.44%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.22%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.89%) QA
2 3 (3.33%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.11%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 10 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.22%) Ansible
2 2 (2.22%) Kibana
Vendors
1 14 (15.56%) HP
2 7 (7.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.33%) Oracle
5 2 (2.22%) SAP
5 2 (2.22%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.11%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.11%) Capita
6 1 (1.11%) Murex
6 1 (1.11%) New Relic
6 1 (1.11%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.11%) Siebel
6 1 (1.11%) Workday