Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 170 135
Rank change year-on-year -27 -35 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1,385 1,398 1,976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.38% 1.53% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 1.61% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 961 1,387
UK median daily rate £338 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% - +2.32%
10th Percentile £258 £235 £231
90th Percentile £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £313 £305
% change year-on-year +2.40% +2.46% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 17
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £28.10 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.62% +24.89% -26.83%
10th Percentile £12.72 £16.93 £11.25
90th Percentile £154.50 £40.00 £102.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £28.10 £22.50
% change year-on-year -46.62% +24.89% -10.89%

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 94,869 86,564 101,481
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.95% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,095 55,999 65,887
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,065 2,864 3,105
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.68 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -11.15% +18.87%

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 21 June 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 21 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Analyst in the UK

Test Analyst
Top 17 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 21 June 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 -41 1,197 £350 +3.70% 210
UK excluding London -13 933 £320 +2.40% 194
London -18 436 £400 +6.67% 41
South East +2 264 £339 +4.23% 41
North of England -8 185 £300 - 52
Scotland -13 136 £286 -8.76% 12
Midlands -42 135 £340 +13.33% 12
Yorkshire +25 108 £300 - 19
South West -34 98 £300 - 48
West Midlands -21 93 £353 +17.50% 9
East of England +27 78 £325 -7.14% 15
North West -24 60 £305 +6.09% 32
East Midlands -29 41 £310 -8.15% 3
Wales +1 34 £320 +2.40% 14
North East -9 17 £305 +1.67% 1
Northern Ireland +18 3 £313 +19.96%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 659 (47.58%) Test Automation
2 620 (44.77%) Agile Software Development
3 443 (31.99%) Test Scripting
4 414 (29.89%) SQL
5 394 (28.45%) Selenium
6 282 (20.36%) Finance
7 281 (20.29%) ISTQB
8 279 (20.14%) Java
9 251 (18.12%) User Acceptance Testing
10 227 (16.39%) QA
11 225 (16.25%) JIRA
12 211 (15.23%) ISEB
13 189 (13.65%) Scrum
14 178 (12.85%) Security Cleared
15 173 (12.49%) C#
16 171 (12.35%) Functional Testing
17 167 (12.06%) BDD
17 167 (12.06%) Microsoft
18 156 (11.26%) Regression Testing
19 155 (11.19%) System Integration Testing
20 153 (11.05%) Manual Testing
21 145 (10.47%) Cucumber
22 142 (10.25%) Test Strategy
23 141 (10.18%) SC Cleared
24 139 (10.04%) Banking
24 139 (10.04%) HP
25 133 (9.60%) Scenario Testing
26 130 (9.39%) SoapUI
27 128 (9.24%) Software Testing
28 126 (9.10%) Integration Testing

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 66 (4.77%) Confluence
2 20 (1.44%) WebLogic
3 11 (0.79%) CMS
4 9 (0.65%) SAS
5 7 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (0.43%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.43%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.36%) Apache
8 4 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.29%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.14%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.14%) Drupal
9 2 (0.14%) IIS
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.072%) CICS
10 1 (0.072%) Documentum
10 1 (0.072%) JBoss
10 1 (0.072%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.072%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 39 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.51%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.36%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.29%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.22%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.22%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.14%) Exstream
9 2 (0.14%) HFM
9 2 (0.14%) Maximo
9 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.14%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (1.95%) Office 365
4 23 (1.66%) BrowserStack
5 11 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
6 10 (0.72%) SaaS
7 9 (0.65%) Sauce Labs
8 6 (0.43%) GitHub
9 5 (0.36%) BlazeMeter
10 4 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 3 (0.22%) Slack
12 2 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 2 (0.14%) vREST
13 1 (0.072%) G Suite
13 1 (0.072%) IaaS
13 1 (0.072%) Kiuwan
13 1 (0.072%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.072%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.59%) Internet
2 20 (1.44%) DNS
3 18 (1.30%) DHCP
4 17 (1.23%) Firewall
5 14 (1.01%) PuTTY
6 13 (0.94%) SMS
7 11 (0.79%) TCP/IP
8 10 (0.72%) WinSCP
9 8 (0.58%) HTTP
9 8 (0.58%) LAN
10 5 (0.36%) WAN
11 4 (0.29%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (0.29%) WLAN
12 3 (0.22%) 3G
12 3 (0.22%) LTE
12 3 (0.22%) MVNO
12 3 (0.22%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.22%) Wireshark
13 2 (0.14%) Intranet
13 2 (0.14%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (4.77%) SQL Server
2 47 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (2.24%) Relational Database
4 23 (1.66%) Oracle Database
5 21 (1.52%) Big Data
6 13 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
6 13 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
7 12 (0.87%) MySQL
8 11 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (0.72%) Hadoop
9 10 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
10 9 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (0.51%) Blockchain
13 6 (0.43%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.43%) SAS Visual Analytics
14 5 (0.36%) Amazon Redshift
14 5 (0.36%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 394 (28.45%) Selenium
2 225 (16.25%) JIRA
3 145 (10.47%) Cucumber
4 130 (9.39%) SoapUI
5 114 (8.23%) WebDriver
6 93 (6.71%) SpecFlow
7 78 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 71 (5.13%) JMeter
9 60 (4.33%) HP UFT
10 55 (3.97%) Jenkins
11 50 (3.61%) Visual Studio
12 38 (2.74%) Git (software)
13 31 (2.24%) TeamCity
13 31 (2.24%) Zephyr
14 29 (2.09%) Appium
14 29 (2.09%) Toad
15 28 (2.02%) Protractor
16 27 (1.95%) Visual Studio Team System
17 25 (1.81%) LoadRunner
18 22 (1.59%) Eclipse
General
1 282 (20.36%) Finance
2 139 (10.04%) Banking
3 79 (5.70%) Retail
4 27 (1.95%) Investment Banking
5 26 (1.88%) Telecoms
6 20 (1.44%) Retail Banking
7 16 (1.16%) Front Office
8 15 (1.08%) Law
8 15 (1.08%) Legal
9 9 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.65%) Marketing
10 8 (0.58%) Back Office
10 8 (0.58%) Billing
11 5 (0.36%) Advertising
11 5 (0.36%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.29%) Automotive
12 4 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.22%) German Language
13 3 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (6.35%) .NET
2 79 (5.70%) Web Services
3 78 (5.63%) XML
4 68 (4.91%) Gherkin
5 64 (4.62%) SOAP
6 30 (2.17%) RESTful
7 28 (2.02%) REST
8 24 (1.73%) HTML
9 12 (0.87%) .NET Framework
9 12 (0.87%) JSON
10 10 (0.72%) ASP.NET
11 9 (0.65%) AngularJS
12 8 (0.58%) CSS
13 7 (0.51%) Ajax
13 7 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
14 6 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
14 6 (0.43%) Velocity
15 4 (0.29%) J2EE
15 4 (0.29%) RESTEasy
15 4 (0.29%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 91 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (1.66%) Fixed Income
2 23 (1.66%) Mobile App
3 22 (1.59%) Computer Science
4 21 (1.52%) Clustering
4 21 (1.52%) PDA
5 20 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 19 (1.37%) Management Information System
7 18 (1.30%) Client/Server
7 18 (1.30%) Derivative
7 18 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (1.23%) Fintech
9 15 (1.08%) Mainframe
10 13 (0.94%) Data Centre
10 13 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (0.94%) Smart Meter
11 8 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (0.51%) EPoS
12 7 (0.51%) NHS
13 6 (0.43%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 125 (9.03%) Windows
2 90 (6.50%) Unix
3 55 (3.97%) Linux
4 30 (2.17%) Apple iOS
5 28 (2.02%) Windows 7
5 28 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (1.95%) Android
7 23 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (1.52%) AIX
9 16 (1.16%) Windows Server
10 15 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.65%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.65%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.22%) VME
14 2 (0.14%) CentOS
14 2 (0.14%) Debian
15 1 (0.072%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.072%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.072%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 659 (47.58%) Test Automation
2 620 (44.77%) Agile Software Development
3 443 (31.99%) Test Scripting
4 251 (18.12%) User Acceptance Testing
5 189 (13.65%) Scrum
6 171 (12.35%) Functional Testing
7 167 (12.06%) BDD
8 156 (11.26%) Regression Testing
9 155 (11.19%) System Integration Testing
10 153 (11.05%) Manual Testing
11 142 (10.25%) Test Strategy
12 133 (9.60%) Scenario Testing
13 128 (9.24%) Software Testing
14 126 (9.10%) Integration Testing
15 114 (8.23%) Defect Management
16 110 (7.94%) API Testing
17 100 (7.22%) Waterfall
18 89 (6.43%) User Stories
19 88 (6.35%) TDD
20 84 (6.06%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 414 (29.89%) SQL
2 279 (20.14%) Java
3 173 (12.49%) C#
4 56 (4.04%) Python
5 54 (3.90%) JavaScript
6 29 (2.09%) Groovy
7 21 (1.52%) Scala
8 18 (1.30%) Ruby
9 16 (1.16%) T-SQL
10 15 (1.08%) Bash Shell
11 13 (0.94%) C
12 11 (0.79%) PHP
12 11 (0.79%) PowerShell
13 10 (0.72%) F#
13 10 (0.72%) PL/SQL
13 10 (0.72%) VBScript
14 7 (0.51%) C++
15 6 (0.43%) Perl
15 6 (0.43%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 281 (20.29%) ISTQB
2 211 (15.23%) ISEB
3 178 (12.85%) Security Cleared
4 141 (10.18%) SC Cleared
5 120 (8.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 44 (3.18%) Degree
7 27 (1.95%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
9 13 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
10 8 (0.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 6 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
12 5 (0.36%) CCNA
12 5 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.29%) MCITP
13 4 (0.29%) MCSA
13 4 (0.29%) MCSE
13 4 (0.29%) MCTS
13 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 227 (16.39%) QA
2 10 (0.72%) IFRS
3 9 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.65%) GDPR
4 7 (0.51%) IFRS 9
5 6 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.36%) EMIR
7 4 (0.29%) MiFID
7 4 (0.29%) PMO
8 1 (0.072%) HL7
8 1 (0.072%) PSD2
System Software
1 56 (4.04%) Active Directory
2 30 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 28 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
6 12 (0.87%) vSphere
7 9 (0.65%) Docker
8 8 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.14%) Firmware
10 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.14%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.072%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.072%) HDFS
11 1 (0.072%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.072%) OpenDJ
11 1 (0.072%) Snort
Systems Management
1 102 (7.36%) HP ALM
2 99 (7.15%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (0.51%) SCCM
5 6 (0.43%) vRealize
6 5 (0.36%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.36%) Netcool
6 5 (0.36%) Perfmon
7 4 (0.29%) SCOM
8 3 (0.22%) vMotion
9 2 (0.14%) logstash
9 2 (0.14%) Oozie
10 1 (0.072%) Ansible
10 1 (0.072%) Control-M
10 1 (0.072%) Endace
10 1 (0.072%) Nessus
10 1 (0.072%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.072%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.072%) Terraform
Vendors
1 167 (12.06%) Microsoft
2 139 (10.04%) HP
3 125 (9.03%) Oracle
4 60 (4.33%) VMware
5 33 (2.38%) SAP
6 32 (2.31%) Citrix
7 30 (2.17%) webMethods
8 23 (1.66%) Capita
9 22 (1.59%) Atlassian
10 21 (1.52%) McAfee
10 21 (1.52%) Veritas
11 17 (1.23%) Cisco
11 17 (1.23%) Ivanti
12 15 (1.08%) Red Hat
13 14 (1.01%) Charles River
14 12 (0.87%) Software AG
15 11 (0.79%) Palo Alto
16 9 (0.65%) Bloomberg
16 9 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
17 8 (0.58%) Murex