Period
to 10 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

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
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 252 178 176
Rank change year-on-year -74 -2 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 849 1,623 1,594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 1.54% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.63% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 996 1,067
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £525 £475 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 4
UK median hourly rate £35.50 £37.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.05% +179.25% -62.94%
10th Percentile £15.05 £19.82 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.16 £47.50 £35.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.25 £32.50 £13.25
% change year-on-year +8.46% +145.28% -62.94%

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 75,636 99,608 97,318
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.98% 94.81% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 49,401 65,932 64,451
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £270 £258
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,932 3,077 2,852
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -3.74% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.79
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.74
% change year-on-year +2.86% -1.35% +1.37%

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 10 December 2019.

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 10 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Analyst in the UK

Test Analyst
Top 16 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 10 December 2019. 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 -69 755 £350 - 137
UK excluding London -50 626 £340 +3.03% 141
London -77 212 £375 -6.25% 16
South East +1 192 £425 +21.43% 29
North of England -35 139 £335 +3.08% 45
South West -18 115 £325 +8.33% 18
Scotland +12 59 £325 - 11
Midlands -60 59 £325 -7.14% 24
North West -13 57 £350 +7.69% 17
Yorkshire -13 52 £325 - 21
East of England -17 39 £350 - 5
West Midlands -46 39 £328 -12.67% 12
North East +22 30 £333 +10.83% 7
Wales +14 20 £325 -7.14% 9
East Midlands -1 16 £325 - 12
Channel Islands -4 3 - -

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, 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.

1 402 (47.35%) Test Automation
2 305 (35.92%) Agile Software Development
3 241 (28.39%) Test Scripting
4 229 (26.97%) Selenium
5 192 (22.61%) SQL
6 171 (20.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 168 (19.79%) JIRA
8 167 (19.67%) QA
8 167 (19.67%) Finance
9 138 (16.25%) ISTQB
10 131 (15.43%) Microsoft
11 130 (15.31%) Cucumber
12 119 (14.02%) ISEB
13 118 (13.90%) Manual Testing
14 112 (13.19%) Java
15 98 (11.54%) C#
16 86 (10.13%) Security Cleared
17 85 (10.01%) Test Strategy
17 85 (10.01%) Scenario Testing
18 81 (9.54%) Oracle
19 79 (9.31%) System Integration Testing
20 78 (9.19%) Defect Management
21 77 (9.07%) API Testing
22 75 (8.83%) Windows
22 75 (8.83%) Regression Testing
23 71 (8.36%) Scrum
23 71 (8.36%) Confluence
24 70 (8.24%) WebDriver
24 70 (8.24%) Integration Testing
24 70 (8.24%) Performance 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 71 (8.36%) Confluence
2 17 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.82%) CMS
4 6 (0.71%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.35%) SAS
6 2 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.24%) Apache
6 2 (0.24%) JBoss
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.12%) IIS
7 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 37 (4.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.47%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.94%) SAP Hybris
3 7 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.59%) Aligne
6 4 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.35%) Maximo
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.35%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.24%) BASE24
8 2 (0.24%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.24%) SAP FSCM
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle AML
9 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (4.95%) Azure
2 25 (2.94%) GitHub
3 23 (2.71%) AWS
3 23 (2.71%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (1.18%) BrowserStack
5 8 (0.94%) Office 365
5 8 (0.94%) Power Platform
6 6 (0.71%) BlazeMeter
7 5 (0.59%) SaaS
8 4 (0.47%) Sauce Labs
8 4 (0.47%) Tricentis Tosca
9 2 (0.24%) Trello
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.12%) GCP
10 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.94%) WAN
2 6 (0.71%) ZigBee
3 4 (0.47%) 3G
3 4 (0.47%) 4G
3 4 (0.47%) Skype
3 4 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.35%) 2G
4 3 (0.35%) DSL
4 3 (0.35%) Internet
4 3 (0.35%) iSCSI
4 3 (0.35%) SAN
4 3 (0.35%) VPN
5 2 (0.24%) DNS
5 2 (0.24%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (0.24%) Firewall
5 2 (0.24%) HTTP
5 2 (0.24%) IPv6
5 2 (0.24%) MVNO
5 2 (0.24%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.24%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (7.30%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (1.53%) Relational Database
4 8 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (0.94%) Power BI
5 7 (0.82%) EDRMS
6 6 (0.71%) DB2
6 6 (0.71%) MongoDB
6 6 (0.71%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.59%) DataStage
7 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.35%) Big Data
8 3 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.35%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.35%) MySQL
9 2 (0.24%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.24%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (0.24%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 229 (26.97%) Selenium
2 168 (19.79%) JIRA
3 130 (15.31%) Cucumber
4 70 (8.24%) WebDriver
5 69 (8.13%) JMeter
6 60 (7.07%) Jenkins
6 60 (7.07%) Postman
7 56 (6.60%) SoapUI
8 39 (4.59%) Visual Studio
9 36 (4.24%) Gatling
10 35 (4.12%) Git (software)
11 24 (2.83%) LoadRunner
11 24 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
12 20 (2.36%) Zephyr
13 19 (2.24%) SpecFlow
14 13 (1.53%) HP UFT
15 12 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
16 9 (1.06%) REST Assured
16 9 (1.06%) TestRail
17 7 (0.82%) Katalon Studio
General
1 167 (19.67%) Finance
2 62 (7.30%) Banking
3 57 (6.71%) Retail
4 49 (5.77%) Public Sector
5 23 (2.71%) Telecoms
6 20 (2.36%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.30%) Back Office
8 10 (1.18%) Front Office
8 10 (1.18%) Legal
8 10 (1.18%) Retail Banking
9 8 (0.94%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.71%) Billing
10 6 (0.71%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.47%) Law
11 4 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.35%) Marketing
12 3 (0.35%) Publishing
13 2 (0.24%) Automotive
13 2 (0.24%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (7.54%) XML
2 61 (7.18%) .NET
3 33 (3.89%) Gherkin
4 32 (3.77%) Web Services
5 29 (3.42%) SOAP
6 26 (3.06%) JSON
7 25 (2.94%) RESTful
8 23 (2.71%) HTML
9 19 (2.24%) CSS
10 16 (1.88%) REST
11 14 (1.65%) Node.js
12 11 (1.30%) AngularJS
13 10 (1.18%) Middleware
14 8 (0.94%) Swagger
15 7 (0.82%) React
16 6 (0.71%) Spring
17 5 (0.59%) GraphQL
17 5 (0.59%) Java EE
17 5 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
18 4 (0.47%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 31 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.06%) Mobile App
3 22 (2.59%) EPoS
4 17 (2.00%) Client/Server
4 17 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (2.00%) Smart Meter
5 13 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (1.06%) Equities
6 9 (1.06%) NHS
7 8 (0.94%) SWIFT
8 6 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (0.71%) User Experience
9 5 (0.59%) Derivative
9 5 (0.59%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.47%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.47%) Mobile Banking
11 3 (0.35%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.35%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.35%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 75 (8.83%) Windows
2 56 (6.60%) Unix
3 32 (3.77%) Linux
4 19 (2.24%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.65%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.30%) Android
6 11 (1.30%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.24%) Solaris
7 2 (0.24%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.24%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.12%) AIX
8 1 (0.12%) CentOS
8 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.12%) VMS
8 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (47.35%) Test Automation
2 305 (35.92%) Agile Software Development
3 241 (28.39%) Test Scripting
4 171 (20.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 118 (13.90%) Manual Testing
6 85 (10.01%) Scenario Testing
6 85 (10.01%) Test Strategy
7 79 (9.31%) System Integration Testing
8 78 (9.19%) Defect Management
9 77 (9.07%) API Testing
10 75 (8.83%) Regression Testing
11 71 (8.36%) Scrum
12 70 (8.24%) Integration Testing
12 70 (8.24%) Performance Testing
13 69 (8.13%) Functional Testing
14 64 (7.54%) Software Testing
14 64 (7.54%) Test Management
15 62 (7.30%) Non-Functional Testing
16 61 (7.18%) BDD
16 61 (7.18%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 192 (22.61%) SQL
2 112 (13.19%) Java
3 98 (11.54%) C#
4 60 (7.07%) JavaScript
5 23 (2.71%) C
6 22 (2.59%) Python
7 15 (1.77%) Scala
8 12 (1.41%) Groovy
9 9 (1.06%) PL/SQL
10 8 (0.94%) VB
11 7 (0.82%) PowerShell
12 6 (0.71%) Java 8
13 5 (0.59%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.59%) VBA
14 4 (0.47%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.47%) TypeScript
14 4 (0.47%) VBScript
15 3 (0.35%) Perl
15 3 (0.35%) PHP
15 3 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 138 (16.25%) ISTQB
2 119 (14.02%) ISEB
3 86 (10.13%) Security Cleared
4 61 (7.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 53 (6.24%) SC Cleared
6 24 (2.83%) DV Cleared
7 17 (2.00%) Degree
8 8 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.71%) CTC Cleared
9 6 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.47%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.47%) MCP
11 4 (0.47%) OCP
11 4 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.47%) SAP Certification
12 2 (0.24%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (19.67%) QA
2 5 (0.59%) GDPR
2 5 (0.59%) SLA
3 4 (0.47%) PSD2
3 4 (0.47%) SEPA
4 3 (0.35%) EMIR
4 3 (0.35%) MiFID
5 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) HL7
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (2.24%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.30%) Docker
2 11 (1.30%) vSphere
3 9 (1.06%) Firmware
4 3 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.12%) BIND 9
5 1 (0.12%) HDFS
5 1 (0.12%) KVM
5 1 (0.12%) NFS
5 1 (0.12%) Postfix
5 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 49 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (2.83%) HP ALM
3 10 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (0.35%) Ansible
4 3 (0.35%) SCCM
5 2 (0.24%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.24%) Terraform
6 1 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.12%) HockeyApp
6 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.12%) Netcool
6 1 (0.12%) Puppet
6 1 (0.12%) SCOM
6 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 131 (15.43%) Microsoft
2 81 (9.54%) Oracle
3 29 (3.42%) HP
4 28 (3.30%) SAP
5 20 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (1.30%) Atlassian
7 9 (1.06%) hybris
8 8 (0.94%) Demandware
8 8 (0.94%) IBM
9 5 (0.59%) Nintex
9 5 (0.59%) ServiceNow
9 5 (0.59%) Tableau
10 4 (0.47%) Cognos
10 4 (0.47%) FIS
10 4 (0.47%) Google
10 4 (0.47%) MuleSoft
10 4 (0.47%) Murex
10 4 (0.47%) VMware
11 3 (0.35%) Cisco
11 3 (0.35%) Mitel