The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
UK
Rank 174 121 116
Rank change year-on-year -53 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 694 1025 981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.53% 1.93% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 2.03% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 702 621
Median daily rate £325 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £440 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +4.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.96 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.54% -38.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £12.78 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.98 £139.25 £165.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.96 £30.00
% change year-on-year -8.54% -23.45%  

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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Analyst in the UK

Test Analyst
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 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 -42 624 £330 +1.53% 157
London -52 202 £375 -6.25% 41
South East -13 125 £325 +8.33% 32
South West +15 90 £306 +2.00% 16
East Midlands +1 50 £344 +16.52% 9
West Midlands -16 44 £278 -4.31% 11
Scotland -19 39 £325 +8.33% 6
Hampshire +5 36 £325 +1.56% 7
North West -3 36 £273 -9.16% 18
Yorkshire -13 28 £295 -1.66% 21
City of London -32 27 £401 +0.12% 19
Surrey +11 26 £355 -11.25% 11
East of England -11 26 £325 +12.55% 6
West Yorkshire +2 23 £295 +0.42% 12
Manchester -7 23 £249 -15.67% 17
Northamptonshire +10 22 £401 +14.64% 2
Gloucestershire +15 21 £300 -9.09% 3
Edinburgh 0 21 £363 +29.46% 4
Berkshire +23 20 £313 -8.08% 4
Buckinghamshire -8 20 £344 +14.58% 1
Wiltshire +6 19 £301 +4.78% 2
Leeds -2 19 £275 -8.33% 11
Wales -3 19 £243 -23.62% 2
Nottingham +12 18 £300 +0.41% 4
Nottinghamshire +7 18 £300 +0.41% 4
Tyne and Wear -16 16 £285 -11.62% 1
North East -20 16 £285 -11.62% 1
Devon +4 15 £350 -20.45%
South Wales -1 15 £235 -25.98% 2
Somerset +9 14 £290 -3.33% 3

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 Test Analyst in the job title.

1 506 (36.30%) Agile Software Development
2 424 (30.42%) Test Scripting
3 373 (26.76%) SQL
4 323 (23.17%) Selenium
5 319 (22.88%) Finance
6 275 (19.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 248 (17.79%) Java
8 245 (17.58%) ISTQB
9 228 (16.36%) QA
10 216 (15.49%) ISEB
11 212 (15.21%) Functional Testing
12 195 (13.99%) Banking
13 192 (13.77%) Regression Testing
14 186 (13.34%) Manual Testing
15 184 (13.20%) JIRA
16 182 (13.06%) Test Automation
17 172 (12.34%) Test Strategy
18 160 (11.48%) Software Testing
19 158 (11.33%) BDD
20 151 (10.83%) HP Quality Center
20 151 (10.83%) Scrum
21 146 (10.47%) Defect Management
22 141 (10.11%) Cucumber
23 140 (10.04%) HP
24 133 (9.54%) Integration Testing
25 131 (9.40%) Oracle
26 130 (9.33%) Automation Testing
27 126 (9.04%) Non-Functional Testing
28 125 (8.97%) C#
29 123 (8.82%) System Integration Testing

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 26 (1.87%) CMS
1 26 (1.87%) Confluence
2 22 (1.58%) SharePoint
3 11 (0.79%) WebLogic
4 9 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 9 (0.65%) SAS
5 7 (0.50%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.43%) JBoss
6 6 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.29%) Drupal
8 4 (0.29%) Moodle
9 3 (0.22%) Apache
9 3 (0.22%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.22%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.22%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.14%) IIS
10 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 53 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 32 (2.30%) MS Office
3 10 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.43%) Mingle
5 5 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.22%) MS Project
7 1 (0.072%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 27 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
3 14 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (0.86%) Unit4 Business World
5 10 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (0.72%) SAP FI
6 7 (0.50%) SAP CO
6 7 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.43%) SAP CRM
7 6 (0.43%) SAP ERP
7 6 (0.43%) Summit
8 5 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (0.29%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.29%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.22%) Lorenzo
10 3 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (0.93%) Office 365
3 9 (0.65%) GitHub
4 6 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.14%) SaaS
7 1 (0.072%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.072%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.072%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.072%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.072%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.58%) Internet
2 18 (1.29%) 4G
2 18 (1.29%) LTE
3 15 (1.08%) Wireless
4 13 (0.93%) HTTP
5 9 (0.65%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.43%) PuTTY
7 4 (0.29%) FTP
7 4 (0.29%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.22%) Intranet
8 3 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.22%) WinSCP
9 2 (0.14%) BGP
9 2 (0.14%) DMVPN
9 2 (0.14%) Firewall
9 2 (0.14%) HSRP
9 2 (0.14%) LAN
9 2 (0.14%) SNMP
9 2 (0.14%) VLAN
9 2 (0.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (1.87%) Relational Database
4 23 (1.65%) Oracle Database
5 13 (0.93%) DB2
5 13 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (0.72%) Big Data
9 7 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (0.50%) MySQL
10 6 (0.43%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.36%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 5 (0.36%) Electronic Patient Records
11 5 (0.36%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (0.36%) PowerCenter
11 5 (0.36%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 323 (23.17%) Selenium
2 184 (13.20%) JIRA
3 141 (10.11%) Cucumber
4 120 (8.61%) WebDriver
5 107 (7.68%) SoapUI
6 98 (7.03%) HP UFT
7 79 (5.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 69 (4.95%) Jenkins
9 61 (4.38%) LoadRunner
10 56 (4.02%) JMeter
11 51 (3.66%) Visual Studio
12 44 (3.16%) SpecFlow
13 41 (2.94%) Git (software)
14 34 (2.44%) Appium
15 24 (1.72%) Eclipse
16 21 (1.51%) JUnit
17 20 (1.43%) JBehave
18 16 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 16 (1.15%) NUnit
19 15 (1.08%) Toad
General
1 319 (22.88%) Finance
2 195 (13.99%) Banking
3 98 (7.03%) Retail
4 41 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 32 (2.30%) Retail Banking
6 25 (1.79%) Back Office
7 24 (1.72%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.08%) Marketing
9 14 (1.00%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.86%) Billing
11 11 (0.79%) Legal
12 10 (0.72%) Publishing
13 9 (0.65%) Games
14 8 (0.57%) Advertising
14 8 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.50%) Front Office
16 6 (0.43%) Electronics
16 6 (0.43%) Law
17 5 (0.36%) Automotive
17 5 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (6.67%) XML
2 85 (6.10%) .NET
3 83 (5.95%) SOAP
4 57 (4.09%) Web Services
5 43 (3.08%) Gherkin
6 37 (2.65%) HTML
7 22 (1.58%) JSON
8 19 (1.36%) REST
8 19 (1.36%) RESTful
9 15 (1.08%) CSS
10 11 (0.79%) J2EE
10 11 (0.79%) Middleware
11 10 (0.72%) Flash
12 8 (0.57%) Spring
13 7 (0.50%) HTML5
14 6 (0.43%) AngularJS
14 6 (0.43%) Behat
14 6 (0.43%) XML Messaging
15 4 (0.29%) Hibernate
15 4 (0.29%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 71 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (2.15%) Mobile App
3 26 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 24 (1.72%) Smart Meter
5 23 (1.65%) NHS
6 18 (1.29%) Derivative
6 18 (1.29%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.15%) User Experience
8 12 (0.86%) Mainframe
9 10 (0.72%) Client/Server
10 9 (0.65%) EPoS
10 9 (0.65%) Fixed Income
11 8 (0.57%) Computer Science
12 7 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.43%) Credit Risk
13 6 (0.43%) Data Centre
13 6 (0.43%) Equities
13 6 (0.43%) OTC Derivatives
14 5 (0.36%) Clustering
14 5 (0.36%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 99 (7.10%) Unix
2 73 (5.24%) Windows
3 53 (3.80%) Linux
4 26 (1.87%) Apple iOS
5 25 (1.79%) Android
6 12 (0.86%) Windows 7
7 11 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.50%) Windows XP
11 6 (0.43%) AIX
11 6 (0.43%) Windows Server
12 5 (0.36%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.29%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.14%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.072%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.072%) Solaris
15 1 (0.072%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.072%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 506 (36.30%) Agile Software Development
2 424 (30.42%) Test Scripting
3 275 (19.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 212 (15.21%) Functional Testing
5 192 (13.77%) Regression Testing
6 186 (13.34%) Manual Testing
7 182 (13.06%) Test Automation
8 172 (12.34%) Test Strategy
9 160 (11.48%) Software Testing
10 158 (11.33%) BDD
11 151 (10.83%) Scrum
12 146 (10.47%) Defect Management
13 133 (9.54%) Integration Testing
14 130 (9.33%) Automation Testing
15 126 (9.04%) Non-Functional Testing
16 123 (8.82%) System Integration Testing
17 114 (8.18%) Performance Testing
18 108 (7.75%) Test Management
19 107 (7.68%) Automated Testing
20 100 (7.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 373 (26.76%) SQL
2 248 (17.79%) Java
3 125 (8.97%) C#
4 57 (4.09%) JavaScript
5 45 (3.23%) Python
6 29 (2.08%) Ruby
7 25 (1.79%) Groovy
8 17 (1.22%) PL/SQL
9 16 (1.15%) C
9 16 (1.15%) VBA
10 14 (1.00%) Bash Shell
10 14 (1.00%) F#
10 14 (1.00%) VBScript
11 13 (0.93%) C++
11 13 (0.93%) T-SQL
12 11 (0.79%) Perl
12 11 (0.79%) PowerShell
12 11 (0.79%) VB.NET
13 8 (0.57%) PHP
13 8 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 245 (17.58%) ISTQB
2 216 (15.49%) ISEB
3 98 (7.03%) Security Cleared
4 90 (6.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 68 (4.88%) SC Cleared
6 42 (3.01%) Degree
7 20 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 13 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (0.86%) DV Cleared
10 9 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.36%) MCITP
11 5 (0.36%) MCSA
11 5 (0.36%) MCSE
11 5 (0.36%) MCTS
12 2 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.14%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.072%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (16.36%) QA
2 11 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.57%) MiFID
5 5 (0.36%) HL7
6 3 (0.22%) WCAG
7 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.14%) EMIR
7 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.14%) SDET
7 2 (0.14%) SLA
8 1 (0.072%) Basel II
8 1 (0.072%) IFRS
8 1 (0.072%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.072%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.072%) PMO
8 1 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.072%) SEPA
8 1 (0.072%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.072%) TickIT
System Software
1 11 (0.79%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.36%) XenApp
3 5 (0.36%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.29%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.072%) Docker
6 1 (0.072%) Firmware
6 1 (0.072%) HDFS
6 1 (0.072%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 151 (10.83%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (1.00%) Tivoli
2 14 (1.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 9 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (0.50%) Ganglia
4 7 (0.50%) nmon
5 6 (0.43%) Cisco IPCC
6 5 (0.36%) Netcool
7 4 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.29%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (0.22%) Puppet
9 2 (0.14%) Ansible
9 2 (0.14%) Graphite
9 2 (0.14%) HP SiteScope
9 2 (0.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.14%) SCCM
9 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.072%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.072%) CA Service Virtualization
10 1 (0.072%) Control-M
Vendors
1 140 (10.04%) HP
2 131 (9.40%) Oracle
3 122 (8.75%) Microsoft
4 77 (5.52%) SAP
5 37 (2.65%) IBM
6 15 (1.08%) Citrix
7 14 (1.00%) Guidewire
8 12 (0.86%) Murex
9 10 (0.72%) Atlassian
9 10 (0.72%) VMware
10 9 (0.65%) AppDynamics
10 9 (0.65%) Intel Security
11 8 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.57%) Sybase
12 7 (0.50%) Informatica
12 7 (0.50%) webMethods
13 6 (0.43%) Siebel
13 6 (0.43%) Sitecore
13 6 (0.43%) Teradata
14 5 (0.36%) CA Agile Central
Fareham, Hampshire
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Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £220.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
South West
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Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
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ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
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City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Knowit
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
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Berkshire
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Rate: £390 - £415 per day
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City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £410.00 per day
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City, London
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Seven Principles Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £335 per day
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City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
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Hampshire
LA International
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Northampton
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London
AMS contingency
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Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
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Essex
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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