Period
to 12 December 2017

The median contractor rate for an Agile Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 802 796 739
Rank change year-on-year -6 -57 +25
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Test Analyst 92 101 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.098% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 61 87
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
10th Percentile £254 £255 £263
90th Percentile £520 £438 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +0.77% +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 98027 97874 106867
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.71% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 64935 63838 68154
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £259 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2864 3312 4055
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +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 12 December 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 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 12 December 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 -25 81 £350 +9.38% 5
UK excluding London -2 58 £328 +0.77% 4
London +5 34 £475 +18.75% 1
South East -14 16 £296 -22.04% 2
North of England +42 10 £306 -2.78% 1
Scotland -4 10 £356 -1.72%
South West +12 8 £330 +7.84%
Yorkshire +21 7 £200 -37.50%
East of England -12 7 £341 +24.00%
Midlands +15 6 £363 +31.82% 1
West Midlands +5 4 - - 1
North West +15 3 £325 +3.17% 1
East Midlands - 2 £363 -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 92 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (59.78%) Test Automation
3 42 (45.65%) BDD
4 41 (44.57%) Selenium
5 32 (34.78%) ISEB
6 28 (30.43%) TDD
7 27 (29.35%) Scrum
8 26 (28.26%) Java
8 26 (28.26%) JIRA
9 24 (26.09%) QA
10 22 (23.91%) ISTQB
10 22 (23.91%) Cucumber
11 21 (22.83%) Test Scripting
12 20 (21.74%) User Stories
13 18 (19.57%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (19.57%) Manual Testing
14 16 (17.39%) Kanban
14 16 (17.39%) Banking
14 16 (17.39%) SQL
14 16 (17.39%) Finance
15 15 (16.30%) API Testing
16 13 (14.13%) SoapUI
16 13 (14.13%) Regression Testing
16 13 (14.13%) Scenario Testing
17 12 (13.04%) C#
18 11 (11.96%) .NET
18 11 (11.96%) HP
18 11 (11.96%) Software Testing
18 11 (11.96%) HP Quality Center
18 11 (11.96%) Exploratory Testing

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 6 (6.52%) Confluence
2 1 (1.09%) CMS
2 1 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.09%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.09%) Lawson
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) BlazeMeter
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.09%) Boomi
2 1 (1.09%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.09%) Pentaho
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 41 (44.57%) Selenium
2 26 (28.26%) JIRA
3 22 (23.91%) Cucumber
4 13 (14.13%) SoapUI
5 11 (11.96%) SpecFlow
6 9 (9.78%) LoadRunner
7 8 (8.70%) HP UFT
8 7 (7.61%) Jenkins
8 7 (7.61%) JMeter
8 7 (7.61%) WebDriver
9 6 (6.52%) Git (software)
10 5 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (5.43%) Visual Studio
11 3 (3.26%) NUnit
11 3 (3.26%) Zephyr
12 2 (2.17%) Artifactory
12 2 (2.17%) FitNesse
12 2 (2.17%) Gatling
13 1 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 1 (1.09%) TestNG
General
1 16 (17.39%) Banking
1 16 (17.39%) Finance
2 6 (6.52%) Publishing
2 6 (6.52%) Retail Banking
3 4 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 4 (4.35%) Private Banking
4 3 (3.26%) Retail
5 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.09%) Automotive
6 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.09%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.09%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.96%) .NET
2 10 (10.87%) Web Services
3 6 (6.52%) Gherkin
3 6 (6.52%) SOAP
4 4 (4.35%) XML
5 3 (3.26%) JSON
5 3 (3.26%) RESTful
6 2 (2.17%) HTML
6 2 (2.17%) REST
7 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.09%) CSS
7 1 (1.09%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.09%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.09%) HTML5
7 1 (1.09%) Java EE
7 1 (1.09%) jQuery
7 1 (1.09%) Node.js
7 1 (1.09%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.43%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.35%) User Experience
4 2 (2.17%) Derivative
5 1 (1.09%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.09%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.09%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.09%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (1.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.61%) Linux
2 2 (2.17%) Unix
2 2 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (59.78%) Test Automation
3 42 (45.65%) BDD
4 28 (30.43%) TDD
5 27 (29.35%) Scrum
6 21 (22.83%) Test Scripting
7 20 (21.74%) User Stories
8 18 (19.57%) Manual Testing
8 18 (19.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (17.39%) Kanban
10 15 (16.30%) API Testing
11 13 (14.13%) Regression Testing
11 13 (14.13%) Scenario Testing
12 11 (11.96%) Exploratory Testing
12 11 (11.96%) Software Testing
13 8 (8.70%) Acceptance Criteria
13 8 (8.70%) E-Commerce
13 8 (8.70%) Waterfall
14 7 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (7.61%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (28.26%) Java
2 16 (17.39%) SQL
3 12 (13.04%) C#
4 9 (9.78%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.70%) Python
6 6 (6.52%) VB
7 4 (4.35%) Ruby
8 2 (2.17%) Groovy
9 1 (1.09%) C
9 1 (1.09%) F#
9 1 (1.09%) Scala
9 1 (1.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (34.78%) ISEB
2 22 (23.91%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (5.43%) Degree
4 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (26.09%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.09%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 11 (11.96%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.09%) Kibana
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) HP
2 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.43%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.26%) Oracle
5 2 (2.17%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.09%) Capita
6 1 (1.09%) Murex
6 1 (1.09%) New Relic
6 1 (1.09%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.09%) Siebel
6 1 (1.09%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.09%) Workday