Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Test Analyst was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 879 864 843
Rank change year-on-year -15 -21 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Test Analyst 17 22 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.021% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.022% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 29
UK median daily rate £320 £319 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.39% -1.92% +1.56%
10th Percentile £248 £257 £279
90th Percentile £389 £448 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £295 £300
% change year-on-year +5.93% -1.67% +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Systems Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 11 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 6 months to 24 November 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
England -9 17 £320 -1.54%
UK excluding London +31 13 £313 +5.93%
Midlands +36 6 £363 +16.00%
West Midlands - 6 £363 -
London -12 4 £320 -26.86%
North of England +57 3 £313 +66.67%
North West +28 2 £325 +73.33%
South East -1 1 - -
East of England -1 1 £230 -34.29%
South West -2 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £300 -

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
2 7 (41.18%) System Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Scenario Testing
4 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Test Planning
5 4 (23.53%) Change Management
5 4 (23.53%) Legal
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
7 2 (11.76%) TDD
7 2 (11.76%) Document Management
7 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (11.76%) CRM
7 2 (11.76%) HP
7 2 (11.76%) Java
7 2 (11.76%) .NET
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (11.76%) Law
8 1 (5.88%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (5.88%) Planning and Forecasting

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:

Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.88%) BASE24
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (5.88%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) 802.15
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) IPv6
1 1 (5.88%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
1 4 (23.53%) Legal
2 2 (11.76%) Law
3 1 (5.88%) Billing
3 1 (5.88%) General Ledger
3 1 (5.88%) Russian Language
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Equities
1 1 (5.88%) Fixed Income
1 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (5.88%) NHS
1 1 (5.88%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
2 7 (41.18%) System Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Scenario Testing
4 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (23.53%) Change Management
5 4 (23.53%) Functional Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) Test Planning
6 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 2 (11.76%) CRM
7 2 (11.76%) Document Management
7 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 2 (11.76%) TDD
7 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.88%) ITIL
8 1 (5.88%) Practice Management
8 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) C
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) C++
2 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Guidewire
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Reuters