Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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.

Test Analyst
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 174 96
Rank change year-on-year +14 -78 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1636 1565 2508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.60% 1.50% 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.59% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1106 1055 1680
UK median daily rate £338 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% - +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £230
90th Percentile £504 £456 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £310 £302
% change year-on-year +1.61% +2.82% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 21 10
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £35.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.97% +47.92% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £20.50 £14.99
90th Percentile £43.15 £53.75 £31.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £35.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -61.97% +47.92% -14.29%

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 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
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 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 20 November 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 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 20 November 2017.

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 20 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 +7 1411 £350 +7.69% 103
UK excluding London +3 1045 £315 +1.61% 83
London -3 567 £425 +13.33% 32
South East -36 222 £325 -5.11% 15
North of England +33 187 £300 - 23
South West +31 185 £300 - 10
Midlands +12 178 £325 +4.84% 11
Scotland +10 173 £295 +5.36% 9
West Midlands +25 122 £320 +6.67% 5
North West +22 105 £300 - 9
East of England -31 65 £325 +4.84% 11
Yorkshire -19 56 £281 -6.25% 14
East Midlands -10 52 £338 +8.87% 6
North East +60 26 £325 +4.84%
Wales +6 23 £350 - 4
Northern Ireland -42 10 £280 -25.33%
Isle of Man - 1 £325 -

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 654 (39.98%) Agile Software Development
2 638 (39.00%) Test Automation
3 521 (31.85%) Test Scripting
4 432 (26.41%) Finance
5 422 (25.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 415 (25.37%) SQL
7 384 (23.47%) Banking
8 325 (19.87%) Selenium
9 294 (17.97%) ISTQB
10 284 (17.36%) JIRA
11 281 (17.18%) ISEB
12 279 (17.05%) Java
13 267 (16.32%) Scenario Testing
14 238 (14.55%) QA
15 216 (13.20%) Functional Testing
16 212 (12.96%) Software Testing
17 198 (12.10%) HP Quality Center
18 195 (11.92%) HP
19 184 (11.25%) Regression Testing
20 179 (10.94%) Manual Testing
21 178 (10.88%) BDD
21 178 (10.88%) Migration
22 174 (10.64%) Scrum
23 162 (9.90%) Test Strategy
24 161 (9.84%) Defect Management
25 158 (9.66%) Cucumber
26 152 (9.29%) SoapUI
27 147 (8.99%) System Integration Testing
28 143 (8.74%) Retail Banking
29 132 (8.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 (4.03%) Confluence
2 21 (1.28%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.22%) CMS
4 14 (0.86%) WebSphere
5 13 (0.79%) SAS
6 9 (0.55%) WebLogic
7 8 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (0.49%) JCAPS
8 6 (0.37%) Documentum
8 6 (0.37%) JBoss
9 5 (0.31%) CICS
9 5 (0.31%) IIS
10 4 (0.24%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.24%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.18%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.12%) Apache
12 2 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.061%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.061%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 71 (4.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.18%) Mingle
7 1 (0.061%) Simulink
7 1 (0.061%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (1.65%) Markit EDM
3 9 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
4 8 (0.49%) Maximo
4 8 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 8 (0.49%) SAP CO
4 8 (0.49%) SAP FI
4 8 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
4 8 (0.49%) SAP MM
5 7 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
7 4 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.24%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.24%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (0.92%) GitHub
3 12 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (0.61%) SaaS
6 9 (0.55%) Office 365
7 7 (0.43%) BrowserStack
8 5 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.31%) PaaS
9 4 (0.24%) BlazeMeter
10 2 (0.12%) Boomi
10 2 (0.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.12%) Taleo
11 1 (0.061%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.061%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.061%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.061%) Force.com
11 1 (0.061%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.061%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.83%) Internet
2 14 (0.86%) LTE
2 14 (0.86%) Wireless
3 11 (0.67%) 4G
4 10 (0.61%) PuTTY
4 10 (0.61%) SMS
4 10 (0.61%) WinSCP
5 7 (0.43%) Firewall
6 6 (0.37%) ATM
6 6 (0.37%) HTTP
7 5 (0.31%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.24%) 3G
8 4 (0.24%) Bluetooth
8 4 (0.24%) DNS
8 4 (0.24%) FTP
8 4 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.18%) DHCP
9 3 (0.18%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.12%) SDH
10 2 (0.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (1.71%) Big Data
5 23 (1.41%) Oracle Database
6 17 (1.04%) Hadoop
6 17 (1.04%) Relational Database
7 10 (0.61%) Blockchain
7 10 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
7 10 (0.61%) MongoDB
7 10 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
8 8 (0.49%) Apache Hive
8 8 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.37%) DB2
10 6 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.37%) Power BI
10 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 325 (19.87%) Selenium
2 284 (17.36%) JIRA
3 158 (9.66%) Cucumber
4 152 (9.29%) SoapUI
5 97 (5.93%) JMeter
6 88 (5.38%) Jenkins
7 84 (5.13%) WebDriver
8 83 (5.07%) HP UFT
9 75 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 70 (4.28%) SpecFlow
11 49 (3.00%) Visual Studio
12 45 (2.75%) Git (software)
13 44 (2.69%) LoadRunner
14 35 (2.14%) JUnit
15 33 (2.02%) Zephyr
16 27 (1.65%) Protractor
16 27 (1.65%) TeamCity
17 26 (1.59%) Maven
18 25 (1.53%) LoadUI
19 21 (1.28%) Appium
General
1 432 (26.41%) Finance
2 384 (23.47%) Banking
3 143 (8.74%) Retail Banking
4 97 (5.93%) Retail
5 59 (3.61%) Investment Banking
6 45 (2.75%) Front Office
7 31 (1.89%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.16%) Publishing
9 18 (1.10%) Billing
10 16 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.92%) Legal
12 12 (0.73%) Private Banking
13 11 (0.67%) Back Office
14 10 (0.61%) Games
14 10 (0.61%) General Ledger
14 10 (0.61%) Marketing
15 9 (0.55%) Automotive
16 7 (0.43%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.31%) Law
18 4 (0.24%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (6.23%) .NET
2 98 (5.99%) Web Services
3 86 (5.26%) SOAP
4 69 (4.22%) XML
5 53 (3.24%) Gherkin
6 38 (2.32%) REST
7 28 (1.71%) AngularJS
8 26 (1.59%) HTML
9 22 (1.34%) RESTEasy
10 20 (1.22%) JSON
10 20 (1.22%) Middleware
11 17 (1.04%) RESTful
12 13 (0.79%) XSLT
13 12 (0.73%) CSS
13 12 (0.73%) Kafka
14 9 (0.55%) .NET Framework
15 8 (0.49%) IBM Integration Bus
16 7 (0.43%) ActiveMQ
16 7 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
16 7 (0.43%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 98 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (2.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 38 (2.32%) Derivative
4 36 (2.20%) Mobile App
5 26 (1.59%) Credit Risk
5 26 (1.59%) Smart Meter
6 25 (1.53%) Computer Science
7 24 (1.47%) Fixed Income
8 23 (1.41%) Equities
9 19 (1.16%) Mainframe
10 17 (1.04%) User Experience
11 16 (0.98%) OTC Derivatives
12 14 (0.86%) Client/Server
12 14 (0.86%) Management Information System
13 12 (0.73%) Reference Data
14 11 (0.67%) EPoS
14 11 (0.67%) NHS
15 10 (0.61%) AS400
16 8 (0.49%) Fintech
16 8 (0.49%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 75 (4.58%) Windows
2 56 (3.42%) Unix
3 47 (2.87%) Linux
4 13 (0.79%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.73%) Windows 10
6 11 (0.67%) Android
7 9 (0.55%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.49%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.12%) OS/390
10 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.061%) AIX
11 1 (0.061%) CentOS
11 1 (0.061%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.061%) webOS
11 1 (0.061%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 654 (39.98%) Agile Software Development
2 638 (39.00%) Test Automation
3 521 (31.85%) Test Scripting
4 422 (25.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 267 (16.32%) Scenario Testing
6 216 (13.20%) Functional Testing
7 212 (12.96%) Software Testing
8 184 (11.25%) Regression Testing
9 179 (10.94%) Manual Testing
10 178 (10.88%) BDD
10 178 (10.88%) Migration
11 174 (10.64%) Scrum
12 162 (9.90%) Test Strategy
13 161 (9.84%) Defect Management
14 147 (8.99%) System Integration Testing
15 129 (7.89%) Integration Testing
16 107 (6.54%) Test Management
17 104 (6.36%) Performance Testing
17 104 (6.36%) Waterfall
18 102 (6.23%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 415 (25.37%) SQL
2 279 (17.05%) Java
3 115 (7.03%) C#
4 74 (4.52%) JavaScript
5 68 (4.16%) Python
6 29 (1.77%) Ruby
7 25 (1.53%) VBScript
8 23 (1.41%) C++
9 22 (1.34%) Scala
10 20 (1.22%) VB
11 17 (1.04%) Groovy
12 15 (0.92%) VBA
13 13 (0.79%) Perl
14 12 (0.73%) F#
15 9 (0.55%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.49%) C
16 8 (0.49%) Korn
16 8 (0.49%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.43%) PHP
17 7 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 294 (17.97%) ISTQB
2 281 (17.18%) ISEB
3 132 (8.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 96 (5.87%) Security Cleared
5 67 (4.10%) Degree
6 63 (3.85%) SC Cleared
7 25 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (0.55%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
10 8 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.31%) MCSA
11 5 (0.31%) MCSE
11 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.12%) ACCA
13 2 (0.12%) CCNA
13 2 (0.12%) CIMA
13 2 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.12%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (14.55%) QA
2 47 (2.87%) MiFID
3 14 (0.86%) EMIR
4 10 (0.61%) IFRS
5 9 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
6 8 (0.49%) HL7
6 8 (0.49%) IFRS 9
7 7 (0.43%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.43%) PMO
8 5 (0.31%) Basel II
9 4 (0.24%) AIFMD
9 4 (0.24%) WCAG
10 2 (0.12%) SLA
11 1 (0.061%) COREP
11 1 (0.061%) FINREP
11 1 (0.061%) GxP
11 1 (0.061%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.061%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.061%) TickIT
System Software
1 11 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.49%) vSphere
4 6 (0.37%) Docker
5 4 (0.24%) Firmware
6 3 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.061%) HDFS
8 1 (0.061%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.061%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.061%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 198 (12.10%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.61%) SCCM
3 4 (0.24%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 4 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.18%) Ansible
4 3 (0.18%) IBM BigFix
4 3 (0.18%) Kibana
4 3 (0.18%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.12%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (0.12%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (0.12%) Netcool
5 2 (0.12%) Puppet
6 1 (0.061%) logstash
6 1 (0.061%) OpenView
6 1 (0.061%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.061%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.061%) Terraform
6 1 (0.061%) vRealize
6 1 (0.061%) WSUS
Vendors
1 195 (11.92%) HP
2 113 (6.91%) Microsoft
3 105 (6.42%) Oracle
4 74 (4.52%) SAP
5 25 (1.53%) VMware
6 23 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (1.16%) IBM
8 18 (1.10%) Charles River
9 14 (0.86%) ServiceNow
10 12 (0.73%) Motorola
11 11 (0.67%) Atlassian
11 11 (0.67%) Guidewire
12 9 (0.55%) Google
12 9 (0.55%) Workday
13 8 (0.49%) Citrix
13 8 (0.49%) Cognos
13 8 (0.49%) Fiorano
13 8 (0.49%) webMethods
14 7 (0.43%) Murex
14 7 (0.43%) Red Hat