Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 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.

Senior Test Analyst
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 740 731 635
Rank change year-on-year -9 -96 +78
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 156 155 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 96 167
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £310 £294 £284
90th Percentile £526 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
UK median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 -

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 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
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 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Senior Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Analyst in the UK

Senior Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Test Analyst in the UK

Senior Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Test Analyst in the UK

Senior Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Test Analyst in the UK

Senior 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 Senior Test Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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 -17 114 £390 +4.00% 12
UK excluding London +22 102 £350 -3.45% 8
London +6 54 £425 - 5
Scotland +16 41 £350 -3.45% 1
South East -2 22 £350 -6.67% 5
Midlands +27 16 £350 +3.70% 1
East Midlands +8 15 £350 +16.67%
North of England +54 10 £350 -6.67%
South West -6 6 £425 +11.84%
East of England -9 6 £320 +25.49% 1
North West +28 5 £350 -5.41%
Yorkshire +24 5 £400 +6.67%
West Midlands +7 1 £305 -9.63% 1
Wales - 1 £338 -

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Test Analyst in the job title.

1 93 (59.62%) Test Automation
2 81 (51.92%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (32.69%) Selenium
4 46 (29.49%) User Acceptance Testing
4 46 (29.49%) BDD
5 45 (28.85%) Java
5 45 (28.85%) SQL
6 41 (26.28%) Finance
7 37 (23.72%) ISTQB
8 35 (22.44%) JIRA
8 35 (22.44%) Test Scripting
8 35 (22.44%) ISEB
9 29 (18.59%) Banking
9 29 (18.59%) QA
10 25 (16.03%) Scenario Testing
11 23 (14.74%) WebDriver
11 23 (14.74%) Cucumber
12 22 (14.10%) Test Management
13 19 (12.18%) Defect Management
13 19 (12.18%) Waterfall
14 18 (11.54%) Test Strategy
14 18 (11.54%) Scrum
14 18 (11.54%) Functional Testing
15 17 (10.90%) ETL
15 17 (10.90%) Python
15 17 (10.90%) Security Cleared
16 16 (10.26%) Linux
16 16 (10.26%) Migration
16 16 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 16 (10.26%) Exploratory Testing

Senior 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 (3.85%) Confluence
2 2 (1.28%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.64%) Apache
3 1 (0.64%) CMS
3 1 (0.64%) JBoss
3 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.92%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.28%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.64%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.64%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.92%) BlazeMeter
2 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.28%) GitHub
3 2 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.28%) Office 365
3 2 (1.28%) PaaS
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.64%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.28%) DHCP
2 2 (1.28%) DNS
2 2 (1.28%) Firewall
2 2 (1.28%) Internet
2 2 (1.28%) Wireless
3 1 (0.64%) HTTP
3 1 (0.64%) SSL
3 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.64%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.41%) Big Data
2 10 (6.41%) Hadoop
3 7 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.56%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.28%) GIS
6 1 (0.64%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.64%) HBase
6 1 (0.64%) MOLAP
6 1 (0.64%) OLAP
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.64%) Power BI
6 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 51 (32.69%) Selenium
2 35 (22.44%) JIRA
3 23 (14.74%) Cucumber
3 23 (14.74%) WebDriver
4 11 (7.05%) SoapUI
4 11 (7.05%) Zephyr
5 9 (5.77%) Jenkins
6 8 (5.13%) Git (software)
6 8 (5.13%) HP UFT
7 6 (3.85%) SpecFlow
8 5 (3.21%) JMeter
8 5 (3.21%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (2.56%) TestRail
10 3 (1.92%) Gatling
11 2 (1.28%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.28%) MSTest
11 2 (1.28%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.64%) IntelliJ
12 1 (0.64%) JUnit
General
1 41 (26.28%) Finance
2 29 (18.59%) Banking
3 13 (8.33%) Retail
4 12 (7.69%) Retail Banking
5 6 (3.85%) Front Office
5 6 (3.85%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.64%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.64%) Back Office
7 1 (0.64%) Billing
7 1 (0.64%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.33%) Web Services
2 8 (5.13%) .NET
3 5 (3.21%) SOAP
4 4 (2.56%) XML
5 2 (1.28%) JSON
5 2 (1.28%) Middleware
5 2 (1.28%) REST
6 1 (0.64%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.64%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.64%) Ajax
6 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.64%) HTML
6 1 (0.64%) HTML5
6 1 (0.64%) J2EE
6 1 (0.64%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.85%) User Experience
3 5 (3.21%) Credit Risk
3 5 (3.21%) Derivative
4 4 (2.56%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.92%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.92%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.28%) DTCC
6 2 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.28%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.64%) Blog
7 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.64%) Contract for Difference
7 1 (0.64%) Equities
7 1 (0.64%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.64%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.64%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.26%) Linux
2 10 (6.41%) Windows
3 4 (2.56%) Unix
4 3 (1.92%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.28%) Android
5 2 (1.28%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.28%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.28%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.64%) CentOS
6 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (59.62%) Test Automation
2 81 (51.92%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (29.49%) BDD
3 46 (29.49%) User Acceptance Testing
4 35 (22.44%) Test Scripting
5 25 (16.03%) Scenario Testing
6 22 (14.10%) Test Management
7 19 (12.18%) Defect Management
7 19 (12.18%) Waterfall
8 18 (11.54%) Functional Testing
8 18 (11.54%) Scrum
8 18 (11.54%) Test Strategy
9 17 (10.90%) ETL
10 16 (10.26%) Exploratory Testing
10 16 (10.26%) Migration
11 15 (9.62%) Software Testing
11 15 (9.62%) Test Planning
12 14 (8.97%) Non-Functional Testing
12 14 (8.97%) Regression Testing
12 14 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (28.85%) Java
1 45 (28.85%) SQL
2 17 (10.90%) Python
3 10 (6.41%) C#
4 3 (1.92%) Groovy
4 3 (1.92%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.92%) VBScript
5 2 (1.28%) Ruby
6 1 (0.64%) Perl
6 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (23.72%) ISTQB
2 35 (22.44%) ISEB
3 17 (10.90%) Security Cleared
4 16 (10.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.21%) Degree
7 2 (1.28%) CCNA
7 2 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.64%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.64%) CEH
8 1 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.64%) MCSA
8 1 (0.64%) MCSE
8 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (18.59%) QA
2 7 (4.49%) MiFID
3 3 (1.92%) EMIR
4 1 (0.64%) AIFMD
4 1 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.64%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (7.05%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.92%) SCCM
3 1 (0.64%) Ansible
3 1 (0.64%) Kibana
3 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (9.62%) HP
2 6 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.21%) Oracle
3 5 (3.21%) ServiceNow
4 3 (1.92%) Citrix
5 2 (1.28%) Apigee
5 2 (1.28%) Google
5 2 (1.28%) Rackspace
5 2 (1.28%) Siebel
6 1 (0.64%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.64%) Capita
6 1 (0.64%) FXall
6 1 (0.64%) GoldenSource
6 1 (0.64%) Murex
6 1 (0.64%) New Relic
6 1 (0.64%) SAP
6 1 (0.64%) SimCorp
6 1 (0.64%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.64%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.64%) WSO2