The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 115 71 76
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 96 154 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.49% 2.48% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 2.67% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 128 129
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £266 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £286
% change year-on-year
- +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £48.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £110.00 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+450.00% -16.66%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5971 5767 7411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.37% 92.85% 91.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4316 4253 5242
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £278 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 121 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Test Analyst
London

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Analyst across the City of London region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst across the City of London region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Test Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Analyst in their job title.

1 63 (36.00%) Finance
2 50 (28.57%) Banking
3 49 (28.00%) Test Scripting
4 45 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 41 (23.43%) SQL
6 35 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 34 (19.43%) HP Quality Center
8 31 (17.71%) Selenium
9 27 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (14.86%) Investment Banking
10 26 (14.86%) QA
11 22 (12.57%) ISEB
12 21 (12.00%) QuickTest Pro
12 21 (12.00%) Integration Testing
13 18 (10.29%) System Testing
13 18 (10.29%) Microsoft
13 18 (10.29%) Java
14 16 (9.14%) C#
14 16 (9.14%) ISTQB
15 15 (8.57%) HP
16 13 (7.43%) Derivative
16 13 (7.43%) JIRA
17 12 (6.86%) Performance Testing
17 12 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
17 12 (6.86%) WebDriver
17 12 (6.86%) Test Strategy
18 11 (6.29%) Scrum
18 11 (6.29%) Oracle
18 11 (6.29%) .NET
18 11 (6.29%) Test Management

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Test Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.14%) CMS
2 2 (1.14%) Drupal
2 2 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (1.14%) Confluence
3 1 (0.57%) Node.js
3 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.71%) MS Office
3 2 (1.14%) Mingle
4 1 (0.57%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 10 (5.71%) Sentinel
2 8 (4.57%) Tesseract
2 8 (4.57%) Minerva
3 6 (3.43%) Markit EDM
4 4 (2.29%) LatentZero
5 3 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (1.14%) Salerio
6 2 (1.14%) BASE24
6 2 (1.14%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.57%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.57%) Capstone
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.43%) Internet
2 3 (1.71%) HTTP
3 2 (1.14%) VPN
4 1 (0.57%) SSL
4 1 (0.57%) Firewall
4 1 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (4.57%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.71%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.71%) DB2
6 2 (1.14%) QlikView
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.14%) Big Data
6 2 (1.14%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.57%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Navigator
7 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 31 (17.71%) Selenium
2 21 (12.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (7.43%) JIRA
4 12 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (6.86%) WebDriver
5 10 (5.71%) Cucumber
6 9 (5.14%) Visual Studio
7 7 (4.00%) Toad
8 5 (2.86%) LoadRunner
8 5 (2.86%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.71%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.71%) TestDirector
10 2 (1.14%) CruiseControl
10 2 (1.14%) Maven
10 2 (1.14%) Calabash
10 2 (1.14%) Ant
11 1 (0.57%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (0.57%) QUnit
11 1 (0.57%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.57%) SoapUI
General
1 63 (36.00%) Finance
2 50 (28.57%) Banking
3 26 (14.86%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.00%) Back Office
5 6 (3.43%) Retail
6 4 (2.29%) Front Office
6 4 (2.29%) Advertising
7 3 (1.71%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.14%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.14%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.57%) Electronics
9 1 (0.57%) Law
9 1 (0.57%) Legal
9 1 (0.57%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.29%) .NET
2 10 (5.71%) XML
3 9 (5.14%) Web Services
4 7 (4.00%) HTML
5 5 (2.86%) REST
6 4 (2.29%) SOAP
7 3 (1.71%) J2EE
7 3 (1.71%) ISPF
7 3 (1.71%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.71%) Middleware
8 2 (1.14%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.57%) CSS
9 1 (0.57%) Flash
9 1 (0.57%) SAML
9 1 (0.57%) JSON
9 1 (0.57%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.57%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.57%) RESTful
9 1 (0.57%) HTML5
9 1 (0.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.43%) Derivative
2 8 (4.57%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.57%) Equities
2 8 (4.57%) SWIFT
3 7 (4.00%) Credit Risk
4 6 (3.43%) Market Risk
4 6 (3.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.29%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.29%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.29%) Open Source
5 4 (2.29%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.14%) iPhone
6 2 (1.14%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.14%) AS400
7 1 (0.57%) NHS
7 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.57%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (0.57%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.00%) UNIX
2 6 (3.43%) Android
3 5 (2.86%) Windows
3 5 (2.86%) VMS
4 3 (1.71%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.57%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (28.00%) Test Scripting
2 45 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 35 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 27 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (12.00%) Integration Testing
6 18 (10.29%) System Testing
7 12 (6.86%) Performance Testing
7 12 (6.86%) Test Strategy
8 11 (6.29%) Test Management
8 11 (6.29%) Manual Testing
8 11 (6.29%) Automated Testing
8 11 (6.29%) Scrum
9 10 (5.71%) Waterfall
10 9 (5.14%) Software Testing
10 9 (5.14%) Asset Management
10 9 (5.14%) E-Commerce
11 8 (4.57%) ETL
11 8 (4.57%) Regression Testing
11 8 (4.57%) Risk Management
11 8 (4.57%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.43%) SQL
2 18 (10.29%) Java
3 16 (9.14%) C#
4 6 (3.43%) Ruby
5 5 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.29%) VBScript
6 4 (2.29%) VBA
6 4 (2.29%) Python
7 3 (1.71%) COBOL
8 2 (1.14%) C++
8 2 (1.14%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.14%) VB
8 2 (1.14%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.57%) PHP
9 1 (0.57%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (12.57%) ISEB
2 16 (9.14%) ISTQB
3 9 (5.14%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.43%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.86%) Degree
6 4 (2.29%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (14.86%) QA
2 2 (1.14%) ISO 9002
3 1 (0.57%) HL7
3 1 (0.57%) Basel III
3 1 (0.57%) EMIR
3 1 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (19.43%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.57%) WebInspect
3 1 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 18 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.57%) HP
3 11 (6.29%) Oracle
4 8 (4.57%) Charles River
5 7 (4.00%) Fidessa
6 3 (1.71%) EPiServer
6 3 (1.71%) Apple
6 3 (1.71%) thinkFolio
6 3 (1.71%) IBM
7 2 (1.14%) Murex
7 2 (1.14%) Telerik
7 2 (1.14%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.14%) Fiserv
7 2 (1.14%) Green Hat
8 1 (0.57%) MarketAxess
8 1 (0.57%) Tradeweb
8 1 (0.57%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.57%) Qualys
8 1 (0.57%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.57%) Perforce
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
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Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
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Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
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Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 28 days ago