Period
to 22 September 2017

The median contractor rate for an Agile Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 763 795 751
Rank change year-on-year +32 -44 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Test Analyst 89 106 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.099% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 72 86
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - +1.56%
10th Percentile £256 £228 £250
90th Percentile £505 £450 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.84% -1.59%
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 93522 101934 108578
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.82% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 61174 66551 68774
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £244
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2807 3186 4138
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.67% +5.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.43 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.63 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.36% +6.43% +4.57%

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 22 September 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 13 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 22 September 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 +13 78 £350 +7.69% 2
UK excluding London +32 61 £350 +7.69% 1
London +6 28 £425 +13.33% 1
South East +12 19 £363 -4.61%
North of England +64 14 £306 -
Scotland +30 11 £363 -
Yorkshire +38 8 £200 -37.50%
South West +15 6 £318 +5.83%
East of England -2 6 £346 +6.31% 1
West Midlands +27 5 £288 +4.55%
North West +19 5 £306 +2.08%
Midlands +13 5 £288 +4.55%
North East +80 1 £400 +41.59%

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 89 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (56.18%) Test Automation
3 35 (39.33%) ISEB
4 29 (32.58%) Selenium
5 28 (31.46%) JIRA
6 27 (30.34%) BDD
7 24 (26.97%) Scrum
8 22 (24.72%) ISTQB
9 21 (23.60%) Test Scripting
10 20 (22.47%) Manual Testing
10 20 (22.47%) Java
11 19 (21.35%) SQL
12 18 (20.22%) TDD
13 14 (15.73%) Banking
13 14 (15.73%) Finance
13 14 (15.73%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (15.73%) Cucumber
14 13 (14.61%) User Stories
14 13 (14.61%) HP
14 13 (14.61%) QA
15 11 (12.36%) SpecFlow
15 11 (12.36%) HP Quality Center
16 10 (11.24%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (11.24%) Kanban
16 10 (11.24%) Analytics
16 10 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (11.24%) Software Testing
16 10 (11.24%) Retail
16 10 (11.24%) Business Intelligence

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 (4.49%) CMS
1 4 (4.49%) Confluence
2 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.37%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.12%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.12%) Lawson
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) GitHub
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.12%) Boomi
2 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.12%) DNS
1 1 (1.12%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.12%) MySQL
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.12%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (32.58%) Selenium
2 28 (31.46%) JIRA
3 14 (15.73%) Cucumber
4 11 (12.36%) SpecFlow
5 10 (11.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (10.11%) Visual Studio
7 8 (8.99%) LoadRunner
8 7 (7.87%) HP UFT
8 7 (7.87%) Jenkins
8 7 (7.87%) SoapUI
9 5 (5.62%) Git (software)
9 5 (5.62%) WebDriver
10 4 (4.49%) FitNesse
11 3 (3.37%) Gatling
11 3 (3.37%) JMeter
12 2 (2.25%) Eclipse
12 2 (2.25%) Maven
12 2 (2.25%) Subversion
12 2 (2.25%) TestNG
12 2 (2.25%) Zephyr
General
1 14 (15.73%) Banking
1 14 (15.73%) Finance
2 10 (11.24%) Retail
3 7 (7.87%) Publishing
3 7 (7.87%) Retail Banking
4 4 (4.49%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.49%) Private Banking
5 3 (3.37%) Marketing
6 2 (2.25%) Electronics
6 2 (2.25%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.25%) Legal
6 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.12%) Automotive
7 1 (1.12%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.87%) .NET
2 3 (3.37%) JSON
2 3 (3.37%) SOAP
2 3 (3.37%) Web Services
2 3 (3.37%) XML
3 2 (2.25%) CSS
3 2 (2.25%) Gherkin
3 2 (2.25%) HTML
3 2 (2.25%) JSON Schema
3 2 (2.25%) Middleware
3 2 (2.25%) Node.js
3 2 (2.25%) REST
3 2 (2.25%) WSDL
3 2 (2.25%) XSD
4 1 (1.12%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.12%) Behat
4 1 (1.12%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.12%) HTML5
4 1 (1.12%) RESTful
4 1 (1.12%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.62%) User Experience
3 3 (3.37%) Credit Risk
3 3 (3.37%) Market Risk
3 3 (3.37%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.12%) Derivative
4 1 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.12%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (1.12%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.62%) Linux
2 2 (2.25%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.12%) Windows
3 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (56.18%) Test Automation
3 27 (30.34%) BDD
4 24 (26.97%) Scrum
5 21 (23.60%) Test Scripting
6 20 (22.47%) Manual Testing
7 18 (20.22%) TDD
8 14 (15.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (14.61%) User Stories
10 10 (11.24%) Analytics
10 10 (11.24%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (11.24%) Kanban
10 10 (11.24%) Regression Testing
10 10 (11.24%) Scenario Testing
10 10 (11.24%) Software Testing
11 9 (10.11%) Exploratory Testing
11 9 (10.11%) Load Testing
11 9 (10.11%) Test Strategy
12 8 (8.99%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.47%) Java
2 19 (21.35%) SQL
3 10 (11.24%) C#
4 7 (7.87%) Python
5 6 (6.74%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.37%) Groovy
7 2 (2.25%) Ruby
7 2 (2.25%) VBScript
8 1 (1.12%) C
8 1 (1.12%) F#
8 1 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (39.33%) ISEB
2 22 (24.72%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.37%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.12%) Degree
6 1 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.61%) QA
2 3 (3.37%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.12%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 11 (12.36%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.25%) Ansible
2 2 (2.25%) Kibana
Vendors
1 13 (14.61%) HP
2 7 (7.87%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.74%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (4.49%) Oracle
5 3 (3.37%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.25%) SAP
7 1 (1.12%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.12%) Capita
7 1 (1.12%) New Relic
7 1 (1.12%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.12%) Siebel
7 1 (1.12%) Workday