The median contractor rate for a Systems Test Analyst was £315 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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.

System Test Analyst
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 590 640 625
Rank change year-on-year +50 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Test Analyst 17 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.021% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.022% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 13
Median daily rate £315 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £466 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £455 £300
% change year-on-year -34.06% +51.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 -

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 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
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 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
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 £11.42 £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 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Systems Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Test Analyst in the UK

Systems Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Test Analyst in the UK

Systems Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Test Analyst over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Test Analyst in the UK

Systems Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Test Analyst in the UK

Systems Test Analyst
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +40 17 £315 -30.00% 1
London -4 6 £315 -25.88% 1
North West +24 4 - -
Liverpool -1 3 - -
Merseyside -4 3 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £300 -
West Midlands - 2 - -
South East +28 1 £450 -2.17%
East of England -5 1 £230 -48.88%
Essex - 1 £230 -
South West - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Oldham - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £450 -
Leeds - 1 £300 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £300 -

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Systems 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 Systems Test Analyst in the job title.

1 11 (47.83%) Regression Testing
1 11 (47.83%) System Testing
2 10 (43.48%) Integration Testing
3 9 (39.13%) JIRA
3 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
3 9 (39.13%) Functional Testing
3 9 (39.13%) Defect Management
4 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (30.43%) Scrum
5 7 (30.43%) Software Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Selenium
5 7 (30.43%) Internet
5 7 (30.43%) Project Management
5 7 (30.43%) E-Commerce
5 7 (30.43%) HTML
5 7 (30.43%) Java
5 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
5 7 (30.43%) Web Services
5 7 (30.43%) XML
5 7 (30.43%) J2EE
5 7 (30.43%) Relational Database
5 7 (30.43%) Agile Project Management
6 6 (26.09%) PlayStation
6 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
7 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
8 4 (17.39%) Content Management
8 4 (17.39%) Adobe
8 4 (17.39%) Flash
8 4 (17.39%) TestDirector

Systems 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 (17.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 4 (17.39%) CMS
2 3 (13.04%) ColdFusion
3 2 (8.70%) Confluence
4 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.35%) BASE24
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (4.35%) Postilion
2 1 (4.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (8.70%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (4.35%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (4.35%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) JIRA
2 7 (30.43%) Selenium
3 4 (17.39%) TestDirector
4 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
5 2 (8.70%) TestRail
General
1 4 (17.39%) Legal
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) HTML
1 7 (30.43%) J2EE
1 7 (30.43%) Web Services
1 7 (30.43%) XML
2 4 (17.39%) Flash
3 3 (13.04%) .NET
3 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (26.09%) PlayStation
3 3 (13.04%) Smart Meter
4 1 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.35%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Regression Testing
1 11 (47.83%) System Testing
2 10 (43.48%) Integration Testing
3 9 (39.13%) Defect Management
3 9 (39.13%) Functional Testing
3 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
4 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (30.43%) Agile Project Management
5 7 (30.43%) E-Commerce
5 7 (30.43%) Project Management
5 7 (30.43%) Scrum
5 7 (30.43%) Software Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
7 4 (17.39%) Content Management
7 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
8 3 (13.04%) Document Management
8 3 (13.04%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (13.04%) TDD
8 3 (13.04%) Test Management
8 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Java
1 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Adobe
3 3 (13.04%) HP
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) MuleSoft