The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 85 85 93
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 47 55 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.70% 1.85% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 2.01% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 19
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £230 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £36.00 £28.83 £15.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.89% +90.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.03% +39.00%
Test Analyst
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2568 2735 2040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.11% 92.06% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1444 1513 1053
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 225 253
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £24.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -23.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +4 14 £294 -2.08% 2
Essex +9 12 £356 -32.14% 3
Hertfordshire +2 7 £295 +37.20% 3
Suffolk +2 7 £350 +2.94% 4
East Anglia +9 3 £290 -10.76%
Bedfordshire +1 3 - - 2
Norfolk -6 1 £238 -13.63% 1
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 51 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (39.66%) .NET
3 38 (32.76%) QA
4 37 (31.90%) Manual Testing
5 36 (31.03%) C#
6 34 (29.31%) User Acceptance Testing
7 30 (25.86%) E-Commerce
7 30 (25.86%) Software Testing
8 29 (25.00%) SQL
9 26 (22.41%) Selenium
9 26 (22.41%) SpecFlow
10 24 (20.69%) Test Scripting
11 23 (19.83%) BDD
12 21 (18.10%) Oracle
12 21 (18.10%) WebDriver
13 20 (17.24%) Visual Studio
14 18 (15.52%) HP Quality Center
15 16 (13.79%) Microsoft
16 14 (12.07%) HP
17 13 (11.21%) Finance
17 13 (11.21%) Oracle Database
18 12 (10.34%) UNIX
19 11 (9.48%) ISEB
19 11 (9.48%) ISTQB
19 11 (9.48%) Performance Testing
20 10 (8.62%) Ruby
20 10 (8.62%) JIRA
20 10 (8.62%) QuickTest Pro
21 9 (7.76%) SOAP
21 9 (7.76%) SQL Server

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 4 (3.45%) IIS
2 2 (1.72%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.72%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Summit
2 2 (1.72%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.72%) SAP PP
2 2 (1.72%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.86%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.31%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.45%) Internet
3 3 (2.59%) LAN
3 3 (2.59%) VPN
3 3 (2.59%) VLAN
3 3 (2.59%) IPsec
4 2 (1.72%) ATM
5 1 (0.86%) ZigBee
5 1 (0.86%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.21%) Oracle Database
2 9 (7.76%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.72%) DB2
5 2 (1.72%) DbVisualizer
6 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 26 (22.41%) Selenium
1 26 (22.41%) SpecFlow
2 21 (18.10%) WebDriver
3 20 (17.24%) Visual Studio
4 10 (8.62%) JIRA
4 10 (8.62%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (6.03%) Cucumber
5 7 (6.03%) Jenkins
5 7 (6.03%) LoadRunner
6 6 (5.17%) Calabash
7 5 (4.31%) SoapUI
8 4 (3.45%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.45%) Appium
9 3 (2.59%) TestNG
10 2 (1.72%) Xcode
10 2 (1.72%) Hudson
10 2 (1.72%) Robotium
10 2 (1.72%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (1.72%) Bower
10 2 (1.72%) Grunt
General
1 13 (11.21%) Finance
2 8 (6.90%) Retail
3 6 (5.17%) Banking
4 3 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.72%) Legal
5 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.86%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.86%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (39.66%) .NET
2 9 (7.76%) SOAP
2 9 (7.76%) .NET Framework
3 7 (6.03%) XML
4 6 (5.17%) HTML
5 4 (3.45%) Web Services
6 2 (1.72%) J2EE
6 2 (1.72%) Flash
6 2 (1.72%) JRuby
7 1 (0.86%) RESTful
7 1 (0.86%) HTML5
7 1 (0.86%) REST
7 1 (0.86%) WCF
7 1 (0.86%) WPF
7 1 (0.86%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.86%) CSS
7 1 (0.86%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (4.31%) N-Tier
2 4 (3.45%) Hedge funds
3 3 (2.59%) Open Source
4 2 (1.72%) PKI
4 2 (1.72%) SWIFT
4 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.86%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.86%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.86%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.86%) EPoS
5 1 (0.86%) EMV
5 1 (0.86%) EFT
5 1 (0.86%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.86%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.34%) UNIX
2 8 (6.90%) Windows
3 5 (4.31%) Linux
4 4 (3.45%) Solaris
4 4 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.72%) Android
6 1 (0.86%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.86%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (31.90%) Manual Testing
3 34 (29.31%) User Acceptance Testing
4 30 (25.86%) E-Commerce
4 30 (25.86%) Software Testing
5 24 (20.69%) Test Scripting
6 23 (19.83%) BDD
7 11 (9.48%) Performance Testing
8 8 (6.90%) Automated Testing
9 6 (5.17%) Regression Testing
9 6 (5.17%) TDD
9 6 (5.17%) Waterfall
9 6 (5.17%) Automation Testing
10 5 (4.31%) Integration Testing
11 4 (3.45%) Web Testing
11 4 (3.45%) System Testing
11 4 (3.45%) Test Strategy
11 4 (3.45%) Mentoring
11 4 (3.45%) Coaching
12 3 (2.59%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 36 (31.03%) C#
2 29 (25.00%) SQL
3 10 (8.62%) Ruby
4 7 (6.03%) Java
5 5 (4.31%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.59%) VB
6 3 (2.59%) Python
7 2 (1.72%) Jython
7 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.86%) VBScript
8 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (9.48%) ISEB
1 11 (9.48%) ISTQB
2 6 (5.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.59%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (32.76%) QA
2 1 (0.86%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.86%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (2.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.86%) iptables
2 1 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.86%) Firmware
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (15.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.86%) Iperf
2 1 (0.86%) Nessus
2 1 (0.86%) Nmap
Vendors
1 21 (18.10%) Oracle
2 16 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 14 (12.07%) HP
4 5 (4.31%) VMware
5 3 (2.59%) Splunk
5 3 (2.59%) SAP
5 3 (2.59%) Cisco
6 2 (1.72%) Perforce
6 2 (1.72%) IBM
7 1 (0.86%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.86%) webMethods
7 1 (0.86%) Citrix
7 1 (0.86%) Cerner
7 1 (0.86%) Agilent