Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Test Analyst was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Business Test Analyst
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 854 851 831
Rank change year-on-year -3 -20 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Business Test Analyst 25 37 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.036% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.038% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 45
UK median daily rate £365 £385 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.19% +18.46% +8.33%
10th Percentile £278 £265 £259
90th Percentile £435 £502 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £344 £280
% change year-on-year +1.82% +22.77% -6.67%
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 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £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 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Business Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Test Analyst in the UK

Business Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Test Analyst in the UK

Business Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Test Analyst over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Test Analyst in the UK

Business Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Test Analyst in the UK

Business Test Analyst
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Test Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 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 +16 25 £365 -5.19% 2
UK excluding London +32 13 £350 +1.82%
London -23 12 £365 -14.12% 2
South West +12 7 £297 +1.11%
South East +3 3 £350 -
North of England +56 1 £405 +6.58%
West Midlands +24 1 £385 -
Midlands +20 1 £385 -
Yorkshire +15 1 £405 +15.71%
East of England - 1 £400 -

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Business 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 Business Test Analyst in the job title.

1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 11 (44.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (24.00%) Banking
4 6 (24.00%) Business Analysis
5 5 (20.00%) Retail Banking
5 5 (20.00%) SQL
6 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (16.00%) HP
6 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.00%) Scrum
6 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (16.00%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Defect Management
7 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Test Management
7 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
7 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.00%) Fixed Income
7 3 (12.00%) Validation
7 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (12.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (12.00%) SAP
7 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (8.00%) ETL

Business 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 1 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP ERP
1 2 (8.00%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.00%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (4.00%) Data Mart
3 1 (4.00%) Power BI
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) JMeter
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.00%) Zephyr
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Banking
3 5 (20.00%) Retail Banking
4 2 (8.00%) Billing
5 1 (4.00%) Advertising
5 1 (4.00%) Front Office
5 1 (4.00%) Legal
5 1 (4.00%) Marketing
5 1 (4.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Fixed Income
2 3 (12.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (8.00%) Derivative
3 2 (8.00%) SWIFT
4 1 (4.00%) Equities
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (24.00%) Business Analysis
4 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Scrum
4 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.00%) Acceptance Criteria
5 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.00%) Test Management
5 3 (12.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (12.00%) Validation
6 2 (8.00%) Business Process Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Basel III
1 1 (4.00%) IFRS
1 1 (4.00%) ISO 9000
1 1 (4.00%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.00%) Kibana
2 1 (4.00%) logstash
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) HP
2 3 (12.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) BT
3 1 (4.00%) hybris
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Teradata