The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 146 121
Rank change year-on-year -6 -25  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 750 928 1016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 1.72% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 1.82% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 651 659
Median daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £313
% change year-on-year -2.34% +2.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 13
Median hourly rate £40.00 £22.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.77% -19.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +79.77% -19.09%  

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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28819 33278 32902
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1391 1532 1988
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 28 June 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
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 28 June 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 -7 655 £338 +0.74% 134
London -16 235 £375 - 33
South East -12 125 £325 -7.14% 21
South West +9 84 £313 -3.47% 29
Scotland +10 74 £275 -11.29% 19
West Midlands +31 62 £300 +0.41% 10
Edinburgh +24 58 £278 -10.48% 10
City of London +5 53 £425 - 8
North West +4 47 £300 -7.69% 15
Hampshire +8 36 £310 -4.61% 3
Yorkshire -7 34 £313 - 13
Bristol +6 27 £300 - 11
West Yorkshire -1 26 £300 -4.00% 9
Berkshire +21 25 £350 -1.40% 1
Manchester +6 25 £230 -28.12% 7
East of England -15 25 £375 +22.95% 8
Gloucestershire +22 23 £300 -14.28% 7
Surrey +14 23 £355 -11.25% 9
Basingstoke +4 23 £310 - 2
Birmingham +24 21 £300 +7.14% 5
Wiltshire +1 21 £350 +5.26% 5
Leeds +8 20 £300 - 7
East Midlands -12 19 £310 +3.33% 4
Warwickshire +7 16 £300 - 1
Buckinghamshire -26 16 £310 +5.08% 2
Milton Keynes -11 14 £315 +5.88% 1
Gloucester +7 13 £270 +20.00% 3
Essex -14 13 £425 +66.66%
Cheshire +14 12 £338 +3.84% 4
Swindon +1 11 £325 -13.33% 4

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 563 (39.70%) Test Automation
2 503 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
3 438 (30.89%) Test Scripting
4 392 (27.64%) SQL
5 338 (23.84%) Finance
6 294 (20.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 280 (19.75%) Selenium
8 277 (19.53%) ISTQB
9 239 (16.85%) Java
10 234 (16.50%) ISEB
11 226 (15.94%) Banking
12 210 (14.81%) JIRA
13 200 (14.10%) Test Strategy
14 196 (13.82%) Functional Testing
15 177 (12.48%) QA
16 174 (12.27%) Regression Testing
17 173 (12.20%) Scenario Testing
18 162 (11.42%) HP
19 159 (11.21%) Software Testing
20 154 (10.86%) HP Quality Center
21 149 (10.51%) Manual Testing
21 149 (10.51%) Defect Management
22 148 (10.44%) Retail
23 134 (9.45%) Scrum
23 134 (9.45%) Migration
24 129 (9.10%) Oracle
25 121 (8.53%) SoapUI
26 120 (8.46%) Integration Testing
27 119 (8.39%) BDD
28 116 (8.18%) Cucumber

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 37 (2.61%) Confluence
2 24 (1.69%) CMS
3 22 (1.55%) SharePoint
4 13 (0.92%) SAS
5 12 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 12 (0.85%) WebLogic
6 10 (0.71%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (0.42%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.35%) CICS
9 5 (0.35%) JBoss
9 5 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.28%) JCAPS
11 3 (0.21%) Apache
11 3 (0.21%) ColdFusion
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.21%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.14%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 50 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.28%) Mingle
6 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (0.78%) Unit4 Business World
3 10 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (0.63%) Maximo
5 8 (0.56%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.56%) SAP FI
6 7 (0.49%) Summit
7 6 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.42%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.35%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.21%) SAP PM
9 3 (0.21%) thinkFolio
9 3 (0.21%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.63%) GitHub
3 8 (0.56%) SaaS
4 7 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (0.28%) BrowserStack
6 4 (0.28%) Office 365
7 2 (0.14%) Taleo
8 1 (0.071%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.071%) FinancialForce.com
8 1 (0.071%) Force.com
8 1 (0.071%) Oracle Service Cloud
8 1 (0.071%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 45 (3.17%) Internet
2 17 (1.20%) LTE
3 16 (1.13%) 4G
4 12 (0.85%) HTTP
5 11 (0.78%) Wireless
6 7 (0.49%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.35%) PuTTY
7 5 (0.35%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.28%) WinSCP
9 3 (0.21%) LAN
9 3 (0.21%) SAN
9 3 (0.21%) ZigBee
10 2 (0.14%) BGP
10 2 (0.14%) DVB
10 2 (0.14%) IPsec
10 2 (0.14%) SNMP
10 2 (0.14%) WAN
11 1 (0.071%) DNS
11 1 (0.071%) FTP
11 1 (0.071%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (5.29%) SQL Server
2 66 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (1.55%) Relational Database
6 17 (1.20%) Big Data
7 16 (1.13%) Oracle Database
8 14 (0.99%) DB2
9 10 (0.71%) Hadoop
9 10 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
9 10 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.49%) Electronic Patient Records
12 6 (0.42%) MySQL
13 5 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.28%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.28%) GIS
14 4 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.28%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 280 (19.75%) Selenium
2 210 (14.81%) JIRA
3 121 (8.53%) SoapUI
4 116 (8.18%) Cucumber
5 101 (7.12%) WebDriver
6 82 (5.78%) HP UFT
7 76 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 62 (4.37%) JMeter
8 62 (4.37%) LoadRunner
8 62 (4.37%) Visual Studio
9 61 (4.30%) Jenkins
10 49 (3.46%) SpecFlow
11 33 (2.33%) Git (software)
12 22 (1.55%) Appium
13 19 (1.34%) JUnit
14 18 (1.27%) TeamCity
15 16 (1.13%) LoadUI
16 13 (0.92%) Gatling
17 12 (0.85%) Calabash
17 12 (0.85%) Eclipse
General
1 338 (23.84%) Finance
2 226 (15.94%) Banking
3 148 (10.44%) Retail
4 81 (5.71%) Retail Banking
5 42 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 25 (1.76%) Investment Banking
7 17 (1.20%) Back Office
7 17 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.06%) Billing
8 15 (1.06%) Legal
9 14 (0.99%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.92%) Publishing
11 11 (0.78%) Marketing
12 9 (0.63%) Front Office
12 9 (0.63%) Games
13 6 (0.42%) Law
14 5 (0.35%) Advertising
14 5 (0.35%) Electronics
14 5 (0.35%) General Ledger
14 5 (0.35%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (5.43%) .NET
2 71 (5.01%) XML
3 64 (4.51%) SOAP
3 64 (4.51%) Web Services
4 34 (2.40%) Gherkin
5 32 (2.26%) HTML
6 22 (1.55%) JSON
6 22 (1.55%) Middleware
7 20 (1.41%) REST
8 13 (0.92%) J2EE
9 10 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
9 10 (0.71%) Flash
10 8 (0.56%) AngularJS
11 7 (0.49%) RESTful
12 6 (0.42%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.42%) Behat
12 6 (0.42%) CSS
12 6 (0.42%) HTML5
13 5 (0.35%) WSDL
13 5 (0.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 84 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (2.89%) Mobile App
3 37 (2.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 31 (2.19%) Smart Meter
5 30 (2.12%) Credit Risk
6 28 (1.97%) NHS
7 22 (1.55%) User Experience
8 17 (1.20%) Management Information System
9 15 (1.06%) Derivative
10 11 (0.78%) Computer Science
10 11 (0.78%) Mainframe
11 10 (0.71%) Fixed Income
11 10 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (0.56%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.56%) EPoS
13 6 (0.42%) Equities
13 6 (0.42%) Market Risk
13 6 (0.42%) PlayStation
14 5 (0.35%) OTC Derivatives
15 4 (0.28%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 79 (5.57%) Unix
2 62 (4.37%) Windows
3 50 (3.53%) Linux
4 21 (1.48%) Android
4 21 (1.48%) Apple iOS
5 9 (0.63%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.42%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.14%) AIX
9 2 (0.14%) OS/390
9 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.071%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.071%) Solaris
10 1 (0.071%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.071%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.071%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 563 (39.70%) Test Automation
2 503 (35.47%) Agile Software Development
3 438 (30.89%) Test Scripting
4 294 (20.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 200 (14.10%) Test Strategy
6 196 (13.82%) Functional Testing
7 174 (12.27%) Regression Testing
8 173 (12.20%) Scenario Testing
9 159 (11.21%) Software Testing
10 149 (10.51%) Defect Management
10 149 (10.51%) Manual Testing
11 134 (9.45%) Migration
11 134 (9.45%) Scrum
12 120 (8.46%) Integration Testing
13 119 (8.39%) BDD
14 104 (7.33%) Non-Functional Testing
15 96 (6.77%) Test Management
16 93 (6.56%) Performance Testing
17 90 (6.35%) System Integration Testing
18 89 (6.28%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 392 (27.64%) SQL
2 239 (16.85%) Java
3 102 (7.19%) C#
4 62 (4.37%) Python
5 50 (3.53%) JavaScript
6 29 (2.05%) Groovy
7 21 (1.48%) PL/SQL
7 21 (1.48%) Ruby
8 19 (1.34%) VBA
8 19 (1.34%) VBScript
9 15 (1.06%) T-SQL
10 14 (0.99%) C
10 14 (0.99%) PHP
10 14 (0.99%) Scala
11 12 (0.85%) Bash Shell
11 12 (0.85%) C++
12 11 (0.78%) VB
12 11 (0.78%) VB.NET
13 10 (0.71%) Perl
14 9 (0.63%) F#
Qualifications
1 277 (19.53%) ISTQB
2 234 (16.50%) ISEB
3 113 (7.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 91 (6.42%) Security Cleared
5 58 (4.09%) Degree
6 55 (3.88%) SC Cleared
7 18 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 17 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (0.71%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
14 2 (0.14%) MCSA
14 2 (0.14%) MCSE
15 1 (0.071%) ACCA
15 1 (0.071%) CCNA
15 1 (0.071%) Cisco Certification
15 1 (0.071%) MCITP
15 1 (0.071%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (12.48%) QA
2 13 (0.92%) MiFID
3 12 (0.85%) HL7
4 10 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.71%) IFRS
5 9 (0.63%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.56%) Basel II
7 7 (0.49%) IFRS 9
8 5 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.28%) PMO
9 4 (0.28%) TickIT
10 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.14%) EMIR
11 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.14%) WCAG
12 1 (0.071%) COREP
12 1 (0.071%) FATCA
12 1 (0.071%) FINREP
12 1 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.071%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.35%) Docker
4 2 (0.14%) Firmware
4 2 (0.14%) HDFS
4 2 (0.14%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.14%) vSphere
5 1 (0.071%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.071%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 154 (10.86%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.49%) Tivoli
3 5 (0.35%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 4 (0.28%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (0.21%) Ansible
5 3 (0.21%) Ganglia
5 3 (0.21%) nmon
6 2 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.14%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.14%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.14%) IBM BigFix
6 2 (0.14%) Kibana
6 2 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.14%) Netcool
7 1 (0.071%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.071%) Graphite
7 1 (0.071%) HockeyApp
7 1 (0.071%) OpenView
7 1 (0.071%) SCCM
7 1 (0.071%) vRealize
Vendors
1 162 (11.42%) HP
2 129 (9.10%) Oracle
3 101 (7.12%) Microsoft
4 67 (4.72%) SAP
5 26 (1.83%) IBM
6 17 (1.20%) VMware
7 16 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (0.85%) Murex
9 10 (0.71%) Google
9 10 (0.71%) Motorola
9 10 (0.71%) Sybase
10 8 (0.56%) Adobe
11 7 (0.49%) ServiceNow
11 7 (0.49%) Sitecore
11 7 (0.49%) Teradata
12 6 (0.42%) Hyperion
13 5 (0.35%) Citrix
13 5 (0.35%) Informatica
13 5 (0.35%) PeopleSoft
13 5 (0.35%) Red Hat
Scotland
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 19 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Berkeley Square IT
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Berkeley Square IT
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Berkeley Square IT
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Berkeley Square IT
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Berkeley Square IT
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Resource Group
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £140.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Yoh
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: £270 - £310 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 225 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £235 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
AMS contingency
Posted: 20 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
AMS contingency
Posted: 20 days ago