Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Test Analyst was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Software Test Analyst
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 808 847 833
Rank change year-on-year +39 -14 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 37 40 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.036% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.038% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 38
UK median daily rate £300 £325 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +0.78% +12.17%
10th Percentile £198 £216 £223
90th Percentile £395 £372 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £303 £311
% change year-on-year -0.83% -2.81% +10.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +124.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year +124.00% - -

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 90939 104549 107173
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.84% 95.02% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58948 68044 66295
UK median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +0.76%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3102 4149
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.44 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £44.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.93
% change year-on-year -7.89% +12.21% +2.62%

Software Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Analyst in the UK

Software Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Test Analyst in the UK

Software Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Test Analyst in the UK

Software Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Test Analyst in the UK

Software Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Test Analyst in the UK

Software 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 Software Test Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 22 July 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
UK excluding London +73 33 £300 -0.83% 15
England +52 32 £300 -7.69% 19
South East +30 9 £285 -16.18% 3
Midlands +22 8 £263 -11.76%
North of England +70 5 £300 +60.00% 8
East Midlands - 5 - -
London -4 4 £215 -36.30% 4
East of England -5 4 £310 +24.00% 1
Scotland +36 3 £280 -
West Midlands +27 3 £263 -11.76%
Yorkshire - 3 £306 - 2
North West +41 2 £300 +60.00% 4
South West +7 2 £390 +85.71% 3
Wales - 2 - -

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, Software 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 Software Test Analyst in the job title.

1 15 (40.54%) SQL
2 14 (37.84%) Test Automation
3 11 (29.73%) Data Protection
3 11 (29.73%) ISEB
4 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
4 10 (27.03%) Test Scripting
4 10 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (24.32%) Scenario Testing
6 8 (21.62%) ISTQB
7 7 (18.92%) Manual Testing
7 7 (18.92%) Functional Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Linux
9 5 (13.51%) Windows
9 5 (13.51%) .NET
9 5 (13.51%) Oracle
9 5 (13.51%) Logistics
9 5 (13.51%) JIRA
9 5 (13.51%) SoapUI
9 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
9 5 (13.51%) Selenium
9 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
9 5 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (10.81%) QA
10 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (10.81%) Defect Management
10 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (10.81%) High Availability
10 4 (10.81%) C#
10 4 (10.81%) Java

Software 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 (2.70%) SAS
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) JIRA
1 5 (13.51%) Selenium
1 5 (13.51%) SoapUI
1 5 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.11%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.70%) Burp Suite
4 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.70%) JMeter
4 1 (2.70%) MSTest
4 1 (2.70%) Protractor
4 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.70%) YouTrack
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) Middleware
2 2 (5.41%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (2.70%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.70%) Java EE
3 1 (2.70%) Node.js
3 1 (2.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) EPoS
2 2 (5.41%) SCADA
3 1 (2.70%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Tandem
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Linux
2 5 (13.51%) Windows
3 4 (10.81%) Unix
4 1 (2.70%) Android
4 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Test Automation
2 11 (29.73%) Data Protection
3 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
3 10 (27.03%) Test Scripting
3 10 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (24.32%) Scenario Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Functional Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Manual Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Logistics
6 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
7 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
7 4 (10.81%) Defect Management
7 4 (10.81%) High Availability
8 3 (8.11%) Migration
8 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
8 3 (8.11%) Test Management
9 2 (5.41%) Scrum
9 2 (5.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (40.54%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) C#
2 4 (10.81%) Java
3 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.41%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) ISEB
2 8 (21.62%) ISTQB
3 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (8.11%) Degree
5 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
1 4 (10.81%) TickIT
2 3 (8.11%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.70%) IFRS
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) HP
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) Remedy
3 1 (2.70%) SAP
3 1 (2.70%) Unisys
Salford, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago