Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Test Analyst was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 835 805 816
Rank change year-on-year -30 +11 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 40 57 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.059% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.062% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 31 32
UK median daily rate £300 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +14.29%
10th Percentile £205 £263 £213
90th Percentile £520 £461 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £253 £318 £300
% change year-on-year -20.47% +5.83% +40.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
UK median hourly rate - £41.69 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +28.26% -13.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.69 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +28.26% -13.33%

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 95,070 91,512 101,809
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.75% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,231 59,759 64,878
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,781 3,213 3,853
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -2.70% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.20% -2.97% +9.09%

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 16 January 2018.

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
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 16 January 2018. 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 -25 37 £300 -7.69% 33
UK excluding London -11 27 £253 -20.47% 32
London -40 12 £520 +38.67% 4
North of England +36 7 £275 -21.43% 7
Midlands -2 6 £245 -22.83% 7
South West +12 5 £213 -39.72% 4
West Midlands +2 5 £245 -24.62% 5
South East -26 5 £300 -8.40% 7
Yorkshire - 4 £255 - 4
North West +10 2 £308 -12.14% 3
Scotland -13 2 £325 +62.50%
East of England -15 2 £350 +16.67% 4
East Midlands +3 1 - - 2
North East - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (47.50%) Test Automation
3 16 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 16 (40.00%) QA
4 15 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 13 (32.50%) SQL
6 10 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 10 (25.00%) Selenium
7 9 (22.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (22.50%) Scenario Testing
8 8 (20.00%) Oracle
8 8 (20.00%) C#
8 8 (20.00%) ISEB
9 7 (17.50%) Java
9 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
9 7 (17.50%) TDD
9 7 (17.50%) Scrum
9 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
9 7 (17.50%) BDD
10 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
10 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (15.00%) Finance
11 5 (12.50%) SDLC
11 5 (12.50%) Back Office
11 5 (12.50%) IBM
11 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
11 5 (12.50%) Banking
11 5 (12.50%) IBM Integration Bus
11 5 (12.50%) MiFID
11 5 (12.50%) Kanban

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 (2.50%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Selenium
2 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.50%) JMeter
4 3 (7.50%) SoapUI
4 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.00%) JIRA
5 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.50%) Appium
6 1 (2.50%) Artifactory
6 1 (2.50%) Burp Suite
6 1 (2.50%) Calabash
6 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.50%) JBehave
6 1 (2.50%) JUnit
6 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.50%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Back Office
2 5 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Automotive
3 1 (2.50%) Billing
3 1 (2.50%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) IBM Integration Bus
2 4 (10.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (7.50%) SOAP
4 2 (5.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.50%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.50%) CSS
5 1 (2.50%) HTML
5 1 (2.50%) Java EE
5 1 (2.50%) JSON
5 1 (2.50%) Mason
5 1 (2.50%) Middleware
5 1 (2.50%) REST
5 1 (2.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.50%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (47.50%) Test Automation
3 16 (40.00%) Manual Testing
4 15 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 10 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 9 (22.50%) Scenario Testing
6 9 (22.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (17.50%) BDD
7 7 (17.50%) Scrum
7 7 (17.50%) TDD
8 5 (12.50%) Kanban
8 5 (12.50%) SDLC
9 4 (10.00%) Data Protection
9 4 (10.00%) Functional Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Smoke Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
9 4 (10.00%) Unit Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Integration Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) SQL
2 8 (20.00%) C#
3 7 (17.50%) Java
3 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.00%) VB
5 3 (7.50%) Python
6 2 (5.00%) PHP
7 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) ISEB
2 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (10.00%) Degree
4 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (40.00%) QA
2 5 (12.50%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.50%) Ansible
2 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.50%) IBM
4 4 (10.00%) Capita
5 2 (5.00%) HP
6 1 (2.50%) AppDynamics
6 1 (2.50%) Guidewire
6 1 (2.50%) MuleSoft