The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Test Analyst
UK
Rank 536 558 521
Rank change year-on-year +22 -37  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 73 83 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 51 60
Median daily rate £350 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.19% +8.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £449 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 +28 60 £355 -9.61% 23
South East +26 16 £355 -13.93% 4
London +10 15 £381 -4.68% 6
South West +6 11 £306 -9.66% 3
Scotland +21 10 £344 +4.16% 2
Edinburgh +22 9 £363 +9.84% 1
Surrey +16 9 £355 -14.45% 3
Northamptonshire - 8 £375 - 1
East Midlands - 8 £375 - 1
Devon +1 6 £343 -22.04%
North West +28 4 £363 - 2
Hampshire +10 4 - -
Exeter - 4 £306 -
Berkshire +25 3 £356 -25.78%
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Leatherhead +26 2 £403 -3.01% 1
Manchester +16 2 £363 - 2
Yorkshire +14 2 £331 +10.41% 3
City of London -1 2 £500 +17.64% 3
East of England -2 2 £369 - 2
Plymouth -3 2 £390 -11.36%
Southampton - 2 - -
Bath - 2 £250 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £193 -
Somerset - 2 £250 - 2
South Wales - 2 £193 - 1
Wales - 2 £193 - 1
Cheshire +29 1 £465 -
Reading +18 1 £313 -34.89%
West Midlands +13 1 - - 2

Senior Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 69 (48.25%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (33.57%) Selenium
3 39 (27.27%) Java
4 34 (23.78%) Test Scripting
5 33 (23.08%) SQL
6 31 (21.68%) User Acceptance Testing
6 31 (21.68%) Functional Testing
7 30 (20.98%) JIRA
7 30 (20.98%) ISTQB
8 29 (20.28%) BDD
8 29 (20.28%) Finance
9 27 (18.88%) Test Automation
9 27 (18.88%) Manual Testing
10 25 (17.48%) Banking
10 25 (17.48%) Scrum
10 25 (17.48%) ISEB
11 24 (16.78%) Retail
11 24 (16.78%) Defect Management
12 22 (15.38%) QA
12 22 (15.38%) Software Testing
13 21 (14.69%) Cucumber
14 20 (13.99%) HP Quality Center
14 20 (13.99%) Regression Testing
14 20 (13.99%) Test Strategy
14 20 (13.99%) Non-Functional Testing
15 17 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (11.89%) HP UFT
16 16 (11.19%) E-Commerce
16 16 (11.19%) Linux
17 15 (10.49%) HP

Senior Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (3.50%) CMS
2 4 (2.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.70%) Drupal
3 1 (0.70%) IIS
3 1 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Mingle
1 4 (2.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) ION MarketView
1 2 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.70%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (0.70%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.70%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.70%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.70%) Summit
2 1 (0.70%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.20%) Internet
2 1 (0.70%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.20%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.40%) DB2
3 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.70%) GIS
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 48 (33.57%) Selenium
2 30 (20.98%) JIRA
3 21 (14.69%) Cucumber
4 17 (11.89%) HP UFT
5 15 (10.49%) WebDriver
6 10 (6.99%) Jenkins
7 8 (5.59%) LoadRunner
8 7 (4.90%) SoapUI
9 6 (4.20%) Eclipse
10 5 (3.50%) Appium
10 5 (3.50%) Git (software)
10 5 (3.50%) JUnit
10 5 (3.50%) Subversion
11 4 (2.80%) JMeter
11 4 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (2.80%) TestNG
12 3 (2.10%) Spock
12 3 (2.10%) TestDirector
12 3 (2.10%) Visual Studio
13 2 (1.40%) eggPlant
General
1 29 (20.28%) Finance
2 25 (17.48%) Banking
3 24 (16.78%) Retail
4 8 (5.59%) Investment Banking
4 8 (5.59%) Retail Banking
5 7 (4.90%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.50%) Back Office
7 3 (2.10%) Marketing
8 2 (1.40%) Electronics
8 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.70%) Front Office
9 1 (0.70%) Games
9 1 (0.70%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.70%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.09%) XML
2 7 (4.90%) SOAP
2 7 (4.90%) Web Services
3 6 (4.20%) .NET
3 6 (4.20%) HTML
4 5 (3.50%) JSON
5 4 (2.80%) Flash
5 4 (2.80%) J2EE
6 3 (2.10%) REST
6 3 (2.10%) XML Messaging
7 2 (1.40%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.40%) Middleware
8 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.70%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.70%) Behat
8 1 (0.70%) CSS
8 1 (0.70%) WCF
8 1 (0.70%) WSDL
8 1 (0.70%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.80%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.10%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.10%) Derivative
3 3 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.40%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.40%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.40%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.40%) OTC Derivatives
4 2 (1.40%) Reinsurance
5 1 (0.70%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.70%) Fintech
5 1 (0.70%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.19%) Linux
2 9 (6.29%) Unix
2 9 (6.29%) Windows
3 4 (2.80%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.40%) Android
4 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.40%) Mac OS
4 2 (1.40%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.70%) AIX
5 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.70%) Solaris
5 1 (0.70%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (48.25%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (23.78%) Test Scripting
3 31 (21.68%) Functional Testing
3 31 (21.68%) User Acceptance Testing
4 29 (20.28%) BDD
5 27 (18.88%) Manual Testing
5 27 (18.88%) Test Automation
6 25 (17.48%) Scrum
7 24 (16.78%) Defect Management
8 22 (15.38%) Software Testing
9 20 (13.99%) Non-Functional Testing
9 20 (13.99%) Regression Testing
9 20 (13.99%) Test Strategy
10 17 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (11.19%) E-Commerce
12 14 (9.79%) Mentoring
12 14 (9.79%) System Integration Testing
12 14 (9.79%) Test Management
13 12 (8.39%) Automation Testing
14 11 (7.69%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (27.27%) Java
2 33 (23.08%) SQL
3 15 (10.49%) Python
4 11 (7.69%) C#
5 7 (4.90%) Groovy
5 7 (4.90%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.80%) Ruby
7 2 (1.40%) COBOL
7 2 (1.40%) JCL
7 2 (1.40%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.70%) C
8 1 (0.70%) PHP
8 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (20.98%) ISTQB
2 25 (17.48%) ISEB
3 14 (9.79%) Security Cleared
4 9 (6.29%) SC Cleared
5 8 (5.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (4.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.40%) Degree
8 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.38%) QA
2 5 (3.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.70%) SDET
3 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.10%) XenApp
1 3 (2.10%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.40%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (13.99%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.70%) Ansible
2 1 (0.70%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.70%) Control-M
2 1 (0.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (10.49%) HP
2 8 (5.59%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.20%) Guidewire
4 5 (3.50%) IBM
4 5 (3.50%) Oracle
4 5 (3.50%) SAP
5 2 (1.40%) Bloomberg
5 2 (1.40%) eSpeed
5 2 (1.40%) ION Trading
5 2 (1.40%) Tradeweb
6 1 (0.70%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.70%) Avaloq
6 1 (0.70%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.70%) Citrix
6 1 (0.70%) Computacenter
6 1 (0.70%) Dell
6 1 (0.70%) Northgate
6 1 (0.70%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.70%) VMware
6 1 (0.70%) Wallstreet Suite
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