Period
to 22 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £340 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 February 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.

Test Analyst
UK
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 183 110
Rank change year-on-year +12 -73 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1,547 1,412 2,263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.47% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.55% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,018 952 1,541
UK median daily rate £340 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% - +3.17%
10th Percentile £254 £213 £220
90th Percentile £500 £472 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year +6.56% +1.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 9
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £24.43 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.74% -2.28% -4.76%
10th Percentile £12.71 £18.32 £19.25
90th Percentile £162.03 £51.80 £71.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £24.43 £25.00
% change year-on-year -44.74% -2.28% +11.11%

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 96,293 90,999 101,882
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.77% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,953 59,312 65,238
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £383
% change year-on-year - +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,840 3,245 3,701
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.54 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in the UK

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in the UK

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in the UK

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in the UK

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Analyst in the UK

Test Analyst
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 22 February 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 +4 1,351 £350 +7.69% 251
UK excluding London +2 981 £325 +6.56% 224
London -1 558 £409 +9.13% 60
South East -14 241 £325 - 45
Midlands -14 176 £325 +4.84% 34
North of England +26 155 £300 +1.69% 71
South West +16 154 £325 +8.33% 24
Scotland +15 143 £325 +16.07% 22
West Midlands +11 116 £316 +5.42% 19
East of England +2 72 £325 +8.33% 17
Yorkshire +9 70 £275 -6.78% 36
North West -3 61 £300 -1.40% 29
East Midlands -27 60 £325 - 15
Wales 0 29 £345 +18.97% 10
North East +46 24 £316 +5.42% 6
Northern Ireland -10 12 £300 +15.38% 1
Channel Islands - 2 - -
Isle of Man - 1 £325 -

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 688 (44.47%) Test Automation
2 667 (43.12%) Agile Software Development
3 452 (29.22%) Test Scripting
4 431 (27.86%) SQL
5 422 (27.28%) Finance
6 389 (25.15%) Selenium
7 369 (23.85%) User Acceptance Testing
8 364 (23.53%) Banking
9 310 (20.04%) Java
10 277 (17.91%) JIRA
11 256 (16.55%) QA
12 255 (16.48%) ISTQB
13 223 (14.41%) ISEB
14 222 (14.35%) Scenario Testing
15 212 (13.70%) BDD
16 204 (13.19%) Functional Testing
17 201 (12.99%) System Integration Testing
18 189 (12.22%) Manual Testing
19 185 (11.96%) Regression Testing
20 179 (11.57%) Scrum
21 168 (10.86%) C#
22 165 (10.67%) Cucumber
23 156 (10.08%) Integration Testing
24 150 (9.70%) HP Quality Center
25 148 (9.57%) Software Testing
26 144 (9.31%) HP
27 143 (9.24%) Migration
28 137 (8.86%) Defect Management
29 131 (8.47%) SoapUI
29 131 (8.47%) Microsoft

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 50 (3.23%) Confluence
2 21 (1.36%) CMS
3 13 (0.84%) SAS
4 12 (0.78%) SharePoint
5 11 (0.71%) Apache
5 11 (0.71%) WebLogic
6 10 (0.65%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (0.45%) Documentum
9 6 (0.39%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.32%) IIS
10 5 (0.32%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.19%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.19%) JBoss
13 2 (0.13%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.13%) Drupal
13 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.065%) Sitecore CMS
14 1 (0.065%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 62 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.065%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 34 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.62%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.52%) Maximo
3 8 (0.52%) SAP CO
3 8 (0.52%) SAP FI
3 8 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.45%) SAP MM
5 6 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.39%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.26%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 4 (0.26%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.19%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
4 12 (0.78%) BrowserStack
5 10 (0.65%) GitHub
6 9 (0.58%) BlazeMeter
6 9 (0.58%) Office 365
7 7 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.39%) SaaS
9 5 (0.32%) Sauce Labs
9 5 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.13%) Boomi
10 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.13%) PaaS
10 2 (0.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.13%) Slack
11 1 (0.065%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.065%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.065%) IaaS
11 1 (0.065%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.26%) Internet
2 14 (0.90%) SMS
3 10 (0.65%) Firewall
4 7 (0.45%) PuTTY
4 7 (0.45%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.39%) 3G
5 6 (0.39%) ATM
5 6 (0.39%) Bluetooth
5 6 (0.39%) HTTP
5 6 (0.39%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (0.39%) WinSCP
6 5 (0.32%) DNS
6 5 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.26%) DHCP
7 4 (0.26%) FTP
8 2 (0.13%) LAN
8 2 (0.13%) MVNO
8 2 (0.13%) SSL
8 2 (0.13%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 46 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (1.87%) Relational Database
4 26 (1.68%) Big Data
5 23 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (1.16%) Oracle Database
7 15 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
8 12 (0.78%) Blockchain
8 12 (0.78%) Hadoop
9 10 (0.65%) MongoDB
9 10 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
10 9 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (0.45%) Apache Hive
11 7 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 389 (25.15%) Selenium
2 277 (17.91%) JIRA
3 165 (10.67%) Cucumber
4 131 (8.47%) SoapUI
5 111 (7.18%) WebDriver
6 87 (5.62%) SpecFlow
7 77 (4.98%) Jenkins
8 75 (4.85%) JMeter
9 74 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 72 (4.65%) HP UFT
11 60 (3.88%) Visual Studio
12 52 (3.36%) Git (software)
13 37 (2.39%) TeamCity
14 36 (2.33%) Zephyr
15 32 (2.07%) Protractor
16 30 (1.94%) Maven
17 29 (1.87%) JUnit
18 27 (1.75%) LoadRunner
19 22 (1.42%) NUnit
20 21 (1.36%) Appium
General
1 422 (27.28%) Finance
2 364 (23.53%) Banking
3 98 (6.33%) Retail Banking
4 91 (5.88%) Retail
5 64 (4.14%) Investment Banking
6 43 (2.78%) Front Office
7 21 (1.36%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.03%) Law
9 13 (0.84%) Back Office
10 11 (0.71%) Billing
10 11 (0.71%) Legal
11 10 (0.65%) General Ledger
11 10 (0.65%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.65%) Marketing
12 8 (0.52%) Automotive
12 8 (0.52%) Private Banking
13 5 (0.32%) Games
14 4 (0.26%) Advertising
14 4 (0.26%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (5.82%) .NET
2 86 (5.56%) XML
3 84 (5.43%) Web Services
4 79 (5.11%) SOAP
5 72 (4.65%) Gherkin
6 55 (3.56%) REST
7 28 (1.81%) RESTful
8 26 (1.68%) HTML
9 21 (1.36%) AngularJS
9 21 (1.36%) JSON
10 19 (1.23%) RESTEasy
11 15 (0.97%) Middleware
12 14 (0.90%) CSS
13 10 (0.65%) Ajax
14 9 (0.58%) J2EE
14 9 (0.58%) XML Messaging
15 8 (0.52%) MSMQ
15 8 (0.52%) RabbitMQ
15 8 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
16 7 (0.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 78 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (3.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 43 (2.78%) Derivative
4 28 (1.81%) Fixed Income
4 28 (1.81%) Mobile App
5 25 (1.62%) Client/Server
6 24 (1.55%) Computer Science
7 22 (1.42%) Mainframe
7 22 (1.42%) Smart Meter
8 18 (1.16%) Equities
9 17 (1.10%) Fintech
9 17 (1.10%) Management Information System
10 14 (0.90%) Reference Data
11 13 (0.84%) EPoS
11 13 (0.84%) User Experience
12 12 (0.78%) AS400
13 11 (0.71%) OTC Derivatives
14 7 (0.45%) Data Centre
14 7 (0.45%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.45%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 88 (5.69%) Windows
2 65 (4.20%) Unix
3 55 (3.56%) Linux
4 24 (1.55%) Android
5 19 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.78%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.71%) Windows 10
8 10 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.58%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.13%) CentOS
12 2 (0.13%) Debian
13 1 (0.065%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.065%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.065%) webOS
13 1 (0.065%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.065%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 688 (44.47%) Test Automation
2 667 (43.12%) Agile Software Development
3 452 (29.22%) Test Scripting
4 369 (23.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 222 (14.35%) Scenario Testing
6 212 (13.70%) BDD
7 204 (13.19%) Functional Testing
8 201 (12.99%) System Integration Testing
9 189 (12.22%) Manual Testing
10 185 (11.96%) Regression Testing
11 179 (11.57%) Scrum
12 156 (10.08%) Integration Testing
13 148 (9.57%) Software Testing
14 143 (9.24%) Migration
15 137 (8.86%) Defect Management
16 127 (8.21%) Test Strategy
17 108 (6.98%) TDD
18 99 (6.40%) Waterfall
19 90 (5.82%) API Testing
20 88 (5.69%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 431 (27.86%) SQL
2 310 (20.04%) Java
3 168 (10.86%) C#
4 81 (5.24%) JavaScript
5 65 (4.20%) Python
6 31 (2.00%) Groovy
7 22 (1.42%) Ruby
8 19 (1.23%) C++
9 18 (1.16%) Perl
9 18 (1.16%) VBScript
10 17 (1.10%) Bash Shell
11 16 (1.03%) VB
12 14 (0.90%) Scala
13 13 (0.84%) VBA
14 12 (0.78%) Korn
14 12 (0.78%) T-SQL
15 10 (0.65%) F#
16 8 (0.52%) PowerShell
17 7 (0.45%) PHP
18 5 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 255 (16.48%) ISTQB
2 223 (14.41%) ISEB
3 106 (6.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 93 (6.01%) Security Cleared
5 63 (4.07%) SC Cleared
6 47 (3.04%) Degree
7 20 (1.29%) DV Cleared
8 16 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
8 16 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
10 8 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
11 6 (0.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (0.26%) CCNA
12 4 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.13%) ACCA
14 2 (0.13%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.13%) CIMA
15 1 (0.065%) BC Cleared
15 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 256 (16.55%) QA
2 32 (2.07%) MiFID
3 9 (0.58%) IFRS
3 9 (0.58%) IFRS 9
4 8 (0.52%) EMIR
5 7 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.39%) GDPR
7 4 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.13%) Basel II
8 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.13%) WCAG
9 1 (0.065%) GxP
9 1 (0.065%) PMO
9 1 (0.065%) SEPA
9 1 (0.065%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (1.62%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.78%) Docker
2 12 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.45%) Firmware
4 6 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.39%) vSphere
5 5 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.065%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 150 (9.70%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.58%) SCCM
3 4 (0.26%) Ansible
4 3 (0.19%) Puppet
5 2 (0.13%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (0.13%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.065%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.065%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.065%) Netcool
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.065%) vMotion
6 1 (0.065%) WSUS
Vendors
1 144 (9.31%) HP
2 131 (8.47%) Microsoft
3 97 (6.27%) Oracle
4 54 (3.49%) SAP
5 31 (2.00%) VMware
6 27 (1.75%) Charles River
7 17 (1.10%) webMethods
8 15 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (0.90%) Atlassian
10 13 (0.84%) Bloomberg
10 13 (0.84%) Citrix
10 13 (0.84%) IBM
11 12 (0.78%) Workday
12 10 (0.65%) Cisco
12 10 (0.65%) Guidewire
13 8 (0.52%) Capita
13 8 (0.52%) Cognos
13 8 (0.52%) Red Hat
14 7 (0.45%) Murex
14 7 (0.45%) ServiceNow