The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 527 551 525
Rank change year-on-year +24 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 75 92 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 65 83
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £306 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £38.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Senior Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Test Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 30 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +17 58 £413 +3.12% 22
London +3 24 £425 -5.55% 11
South East -5 17 £364 -5.51% 3
Scotland +39 16 £356 +1.78% 1
Edinburgh +22 15 £350 +1.81% 1
City of London +1 12 £453 +3.42% 4
East of England -4 6 £488 +14.70% 1
Surrey +8 5 £360 -20.00% 1
Essex -10 4 £488 -
Redhill -14 4 £360 -21.73%
East Midlands - 4 - - 2
North West +22 2 £356 -6.86% 2
Berkshire +19 2 - -
West Midlands +15 2 £284 -15.29% 2
Manchester +12 2 £356 +4.77% 1
Hampshire +5 2 - - 1
Kent -3 2 £371 -4.80%
Basingstoke -4 2 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 2 - -
Yorkshire +23 1 £375 +11.94% 1
South West +3 1 £300 -27.71%
Bristol -3 1 £300 -40.88%
Hertfordshire -4 1 - -
Bedfordshire -6 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £375 -
Dover - 1 £368 -
Birmingham - 1 £263 -

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 77 (51.33%) Test Automation
2 70 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (31.33%) Selenium
4 41 (27.33%) Java
5 39 (26.00%) Finance
6 38 (25.33%) SQL
6 38 (25.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 38 (25.33%) Test Strategy
7 34 (22.67%) JIRA
8 33 (22.00%) ISTQB
9 30 (20.00%) Test Scripting
10 28 (18.67%) ISEB
11 27 (18.00%) Functional Testing
12 26 (17.33%) Scrum
12 26 (17.33%) BDD
13 24 (16.00%) Banking
14 23 (15.33%) Python
15 21 (14.00%) Defect Management
16 20 (13.33%) Regression Testing
17 19 (12.67%) E-Commerce
17 19 (12.67%) Manual Testing
18 18 (12.00%) WebDriver
18 18 (12.00%) Software Testing
19 17 (11.33%) HP
19 17 (11.33%) Retail
19 17 (11.33%) Non-Functional Testing
20 16 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
20 16 (10.67%) HP Quality Center
20 16 (10.67%) Cucumber
21 15 (10.00%) Linux

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 4 (2.67%) CMS
2 2 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (1.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.67%) Confluence
3 1 (0.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.33%) Mingle
4 1 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.33%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.67%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.67%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.67%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.67%) MultiFonds
3 1 (0.67%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.67%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.33%) GitHub
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.00%) Internet
2 1 (0.67%) BGP
2 1 (0.67%) IPsec
2 1 (0.67%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.67%) WAN
2 1 (0.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.33%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.33%) Big Data
4 2 (1.33%) DB2
4 2 (1.33%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.33%) HBase
4 2 (1.33%) MOLAP
4 2 (1.33%) OLAP
5 1 (0.67%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.67%) GIS
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 47 (31.33%) Selenium
2 34 (22.67%) JIRA
3 18 (12.00%) WebDriver
4 16 (10.67%) Cucumber
5 13 (8.67%) SoapUI
6 12 (8.00%) HP UFT
7 6 (4.00%) Jenkins
7 6 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (3.33%) Git (software)
8 5 (3.33%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.67%) JMeter
9 4 (2.67%) LoadRunner
10 3 (2.00%) Eclipse
10 3 (2.00%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.00%) Spock
10 3 (2.00%) Subversion
11 2 (1.33%) Appium
11 2 (1.33%) FitNesse
11 2 (1.33%) JUnit
11 2 (1.33%) TestNG
General
1 39 (26.00%) Finance
2 24 (16.00%) Banking
3 17 (11.33%) Retail
4 7 (4.67%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.67%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.33%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.00%) Back Office
6 3 (2.00%) Electronics
6 3 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.00%) Marketing
7 2 (1.33%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.67%) Front Office
8 1 (0.67%) Games
8 1 (0.67%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.67%) XML
2 8 (5.33%) SOAP
3 7 (4.67%) Web Services
4 6 (4.00%) JSON
4 6 (4.00%) Middleware
5 4 (2.67%) WSDL
6 3 (2.00%) HTML
6 3 (2.00%) JSON Schema
6 3 (2.00%) XSD
7 2 (1.33%) .NET
7 2 (1.33%) Flash
7 2 (1.33%) J2EE
7 2 (1.33%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.67%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.00%) Credit Risk
3 5 (3.33%) Fixed Income
3 5 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.33%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.33%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.33%) Market Risk
5 2 (1.33%) User Experience
6 1 (0.67%) Contract for Difference
6 1 (0.67%) Derivative
6 1 (0.67%) Equities
6 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.67%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.67%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.00%) Linux
2 5 (3.33%) Windows
3 4 (2.67%) Unix
4 3 (2.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.33%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (51.33%) Test Automation
2 70 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (25.33%) Test Strategy
3 38 (25.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 30 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 27 (18.00%) Functional Testing
6 26 (17.33%) BDD
6 26 (17.33%) Scrum
7 21 (14.00%) Defect Management
8 20 (13.33%) Regression Testing
9 19 (12.67%) E-Commerce
9 19 (12.67%) Manual Testing
10 18 (12.00%) Software Testing
11 17 (11.33%) Non-Functional Testing
12 16 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (9.33%) Scenario Testing
14 13 (8.67%) Migration
15 12 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
16 11 (7.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 41 (27.33%) Java
2 38 (25.33%) SQL
3 23 (15.33%) Python
4 14 (9.33%) Groovy
5 11 (7.33%) C#
6 3 (2.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.00%) Ruby
7 2 (1.33%) COBOL
7 2 (1.33%) Delphi
7 2 (1.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.33%) JCL
7 2 (1.33%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.67%) C
8 1 (0.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (22.00%) ISTQB
2 28 (18.67%) ISEB
3 13 (8.67%) Security Cleared
4 12 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.00%) Degree
6 3 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.33%) QA
2 4 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.33%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.67%) SLA
4 1 (0.67%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (1.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (10.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.00%) Ansible
3 1 (0.67%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (11.33%) HP
2 9 (6.00%) Oracle
3 7 (4.67%) SAP
4 6 (4.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.00%) Guidewire
6 2 (1.33%) IBM
6 2 (1.33%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (1.33%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.33%) VMware
7 1 (0.67%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.67%) BMC
7 1 (0.67%) CODA
7 1 (0.67%) Computacenter
7 1 (0.67%) eSpeed
7 1 (0.67%) ION Trading
7 1 (0.67%) Juniper
7 1 (0.67%) Northgate
7 1 (0.67%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.67%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.67%) Tradeweb
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