The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 141 106 100
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 60 88 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.03% 1.53% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.65% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 73 95
Average daily rate
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£413 £373 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.73% -9.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £255 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £30.19 £17.58
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +71.72%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5393 5319 6448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.43% 92.41% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4151 3926 4767
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £263 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 76 164
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.58 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.64% -7.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £32.03 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015, 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 73 (46.79%) SQL
2 72 (46.15%) Finance
3 56 (35.90%) Banking
4 47 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (28.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 43 (27.56%) Test Scripting
7 31 (19.87%) Investment Banking
8 30 (19.23%) QA
9 29 (18.59%) ISTQB
9 29 (18.59%) Test Automation
10 25 (16.03%) ISEB
11 23 (14.74%) HP Quality Center
12 22 (14.10%) Automated Testing
13 21 (13.46%) Data Warehouse
13 21 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (12.82%) .NET
15 19 (12.18%) Integration Testing
16 18 (11.54%) Selenium
16 18 (11.54%) JIRA
17 17 (10.90%) Migration
18 16 (10.26%) Java
18 16 (10.26%) Data Migration
19 15 (9.62%) HP UFT
20 14 (8.97%) Regression Testing
20 14 (8.97%) Microsoft
21 13 (8.33%) HP
21 13 (8.33%) SQL Server
21 13 (8.33%) Test Strategy
21 13 (8.33%) Software Testing
22 12 (7.69%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 3 (1.92%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.28%) LiveLink
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.64%) IIS
3 1 (0.64%) JBoss
3 1 (0.64%) Tuxedo
3 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.64%) SAS
3 1 (0.64%) FileNet
Applications
1 8 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.64%) MS Project
2 1 (0.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (5.13%) Cognos TM1
1 8 (5.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.92%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.64%) Aligne
3 1 (0.64%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.64%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.64%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.64%) SaaS
1 1 (0.64%) GitHub
1 1 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.64%) FTP
1 1 (0.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.46%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.56%) Data Mart
3 4 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.28%) MySQL
4 2 (1.28%) Big Data
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.28%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.64%) Essbase
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.64%) OLAP
5 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (11.54%) JIRA
1 18 (11.54%) Selenium
2 15 (9.62%) HP UFT
3 11 (7.05%) Cucumber
4 9 (5.77%) SpecFlow
5 6 (3.85%) SoapUI
5 6 (3.85%) WebDriver
6 5 (3.21%) Calabash
6 5 (3.21%) LoadRunner
7 4 (2.56%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.92%) Xcode
8 3 (1.92%) PowerBuilder
9 2 (1.28%) TestDirector
9 2 (1.28%) JMeter
9 2 (1.28%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.28%) Geb
10 1 (0.64%) Spock
10 1 (0.64%) Appium
10 1 (0.64%) Jasmine
General
1 72 (46.15%) Finance
2 56 (35.90%) Banking
3 31 (19.87%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.49%) Retail
5 5 (3.21%) Retail Banking
5 5 (3.21%) Back Office
6 4 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.56%) Front Office
7 2 (1.28%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.28%) Legal
7 2 (1.28%) Wholesale Banking
8 1 (0.64%) Marketing
8 1 (0.64%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.64%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.82%) .NET
2 9 (5.77%) XML
3 8 (5.13%) SOAP
4 7 (4.49%) MSMQ
5 5 (3.21%) Web Services
6 4 (2.56%) Gherkin
7 3 (1.92%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.28%) iOS SDK
8 2 (1.28%) REST
8 2 (1.28%) Middleware
8 2 (1.28%) FIXML
8 2 (1.28%) FpML
8 2 (1.28%) XML Messaging
8 2 (1.28%) HTML
8 2 (1.28%) CSS
8 2 (1.28%) Android SDK
9 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.64%) COM
9 1 (0.64%) XSD
9 1 (0.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.41%) Fixed Income
3 7 (4.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (3.85%) Derivative
4 6 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.21%) Equities
6 4 (2.56%) NHS
6 4 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.56%) Credit Risk
6 4 (2.56%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.92%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.92%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.92%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.28%) AS400
8 2 (1.28%) EFT
8 2 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.28%) iPad
9 1 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.49%) UNIX
2 4 (2.56%) Linux
3 3 (1.92%) Android
3 3 (1.92%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (28.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 43 (27.56%) Test Scripting
4 29 (18.59%) Test Automation
5 22 (14.10%) Automated Testing
6 19 (12.18%) Integration Testing
7 17 (10.90%) Migration
8 16 (10.26%) Data Migration
9 14 (8.97%) Regression Testing
10 13 (8.33%) Software Testing
10 13 (8.33%) Test Strategy
11 11 (7.05%) Manual Testing
12 10 (6.41%) System Testing
12 10 (6.41%) Waterfall
13 9 (5.77%) Risk Management
13 9 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (5.77%) PRINCE2
13 9 (5.77%) Automation Testing
13 9 (5.77%) System Integration Testing
14 8 (5.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 73 (46.79%) SQL
2 16 (10.26%) Java
3 12 (7.69%) C#
4 11 (7.05%) PL/SQL
5 6 (3.85%) VBA
6 5 (3.21%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.21%) Ruby
6 5 (3.21%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.56%) C
8 2 (1.28%) Perl
8 2 (1.28%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.64%) VB
9 1 (0.64%) Python
9 1 (0.64%) Korn
9 1 (0.64%) Groovy
9 1 (0.64%) Scala
9 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.64%) PHP
9 1 (0.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (18.59%) ISTQB
2 25 (16.03%) ISEB
3 8 (5.13%) Degree
3 8 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (1.92%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (19.23%) QA
2 9 (5.77%) GAAP
3 7 (4.49%) Solvency II
4 5 (3.21%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.92%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 23 (14.74%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.64%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (8.97%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.33%) HP
3 8 (5.13%) Cognos
3 8 (5.13%) Oracle
3 8 (5.13%) Sybase
4 6 (3.85%) IBM
5 5 (3.21%) Sun
5 5 (3.21%) Murex
6 4 (2.56%) CODA
7 3 (1.92%) OpenText
8 2 (1.28%) Teradata
8 2 (1.28%) Netezza
8 2 (1.28%) Greenplum
8 2 (1.28%) Vertica
8 2 (1.28%) Apple
8 2 (1.28%) Charles River
8 2 (1.28%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.64%) SAP
9 1 (0.64%) Calypso
9 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
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