The median contractor rate for a Testing Analyst was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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.

Testing Analyst
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 636 620
Rank change year-on-year +36 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Testing Analyst 5 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.022% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.023% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 4
Median daily rate £275 £375 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.66% -31.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £260 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £450 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £261 £180
% change year-on-year +5.26% +45.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
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 1489 1590 2025
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 £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Testing Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Testing Analyst in the UK

Testing Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Testing Analyst.

Contractor daily rate trend for Testing Analyst in the UK

Testing Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Testing Analyst over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Testing Analyst in the UK

Testing Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Testing Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Testing Analyst in the UK

Testing Analyst
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Testing Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +44 5 £275 -37.14% 2
London +27 2 £400 -8.57%
North West - 2 £275 -
Chester - 2 £275 -
Cheshire - 2 £275 -
Wiltshire - 1 £245 - 1
South West - 1 £245 - 1
City of London - 1 - -

Testing Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Testing 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 Testing Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) API Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 2 (22.22%) JSON
3 2 (22.22%) QA
3 2 (22.22%) Time Management
3 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) SAP
3 2 (22.22%) CSS
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) HTTP
4 1 (11.11%) WSDL
4 1 (11.11%) Toad
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 1 (11.11%) MS Office
4 1 (11.11%) SOAP
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (11.11%) Unix
4 1 (11.11%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) JBoss

Testing 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 1 (11.11%) Confluence
1 1 (11.11%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (11.11%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) FTP
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) JMeter
1 1 (11.11%) PhantomJS
1 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
1 1 (11.11%) Toad
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Electronics
3 1 (11.11%) Law
3 1 (11.11%) Legal
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) CSS
1 2 (22.22%) JSON
2 1 (11.11%) Ajax
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) HTML5
2 1 (11.11%) REST
2 1 (11.11%) RESTful
2 1 (11.11%) SAP PI
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) Swagger
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) WSDL
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) EMV
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
1 1 (11.11%) N-Tier
1 1 (11.11%) Smart Meter
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) API Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
2 2 (22.22%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Separation of Concerns
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
1 2 (22.22%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) OpenText
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
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