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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 89 85 89
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 35 48 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.38% 1.80% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.87% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 29
Average daily rate £276 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.91% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.43 £35.50 £110.00
% change year-on-year
-62.18% -67.72%
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
2451 2567 2894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 96.61% 96.40% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1427 1423 1615
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 243 206
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Hertfordshire +15 13 £375 +26.05% 1
Essex +2 10 £250 -3.84% 1
Cambridgeshire +2 7 £301 +0.41% 1
Suffolk -1 3 - - 4
Bedfordshire -5 1 £310 - 3
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 29 (42.65%) SQL
2 25 (36.76%) Test Scripting
3 20 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (27.94%) ISTQB
4 19 (27.94%) ISEB
5 16 (23.53%) Manual Testing
6 15 (22.06%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (22.06%) Finance
7 13 (19.12%) Functional Testing
8 11 (16.18%) Defect Management
9 10 (14.71%) QA
9 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
9 10 (14.71%) .NET
10 9 (13.24%) ETL
10 9 (13.24%) Scrum
10 9 (13.24%) Retail
10 9 (13.24%) Automated Testing
10 9 (13.24%) Selenium
10 9 (13.24%) Integration Testing
10 9 (13.24%) Test Automation
10 9 (13.24%) Automation Testing
11 8 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
11 8 (11.76%) SDLC
11 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
12 7 (10.29%) Oracle
12 7 (10.29%) HP
12 7 (10.29%) HP UFT
12 7 (10.29%) Software Testing
13 6 (8.82%) Regression Testing
13 6 (8.82%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (2.94%) IIS
2 1 (1.47%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.94%) Maximo
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.47%) Lawson
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.47%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.47%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.47%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.47%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.47%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) FTP
2 2 (2.94%) Internet
3 1 (1.47%) DNS
3 1 (1.47%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.94%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.94%) DB2
4 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.47%) DbVisualizer
4 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.47%) MySQL
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (13.24%) Selenium
2 7 (10.29%) HP UFT
3 5 (7.35%) Bugzilla
3 5 (7.35%) FogBugz
3 5 (7.35%) LoadRunner
3 5 (7.35%) WebDriver
4 4 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.88%) JIRA
5 3 (4.41%) TestDirector
6 2 (2.94%) ClearCase
6 2 (2.94%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.94%) JMeter
6 2 (2.94%) JUnit
6 2 (2.94%) Maven
6 2 (2.94%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.94%) Subversion
7 1 (1.47%) MSTest
7 1 (1.47%) Protractor
7 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
General
1 15 (22.06%) Finance
2 9 (13.24%) Retail
3 5 (7.35%) Banking
3 5 (7.35%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.41%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.94%) Advertising
5 2 (2.94%) Electronics
6 1 (1.47%) Billing
6 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.71%) .NET
2 5 (7.35%) Web Services
2 5 (7.35%) XML
3 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.88%) HTML
4 3 (4.41%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.41%) SOAP
5 1 (1.47%) Ajax
5 1 (1.47%) CSS
5 1 (1.47%) Flash
5 1 (1.47%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.47%) J2EE
5 1 (1.47%) jQuery
5 1 (1.47%) LINQ
5 1 (1.47%) RESTful
5 1 (1.47%) Swagger
5 1 (1.47%) WCF
5 1 (1.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.41%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.94%) Hedge funds
3 2 (2.94%) iPad
3 2 (2.94%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.94%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.35%) Unix
2 4 (5.88%) Windows
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.76%) Test Scripting
2 20 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (23.53%) Manual Testing
4 15 (22.06%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (19.12%) Functional Testing
6 11 (16.18%) Defect Management
7 9 (13.24%) Automated Testing
7 9 (13.24%) Automation Testing
7 9 (13.24%) ETL
7 9 (13.24%) Integration Testing
7 9 (13.24%) Scrum
7 9 (13.24%) Test Automation
8 8 (11.76%) SDLC
8 8 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (10.29%) Software Testing
10 6 (8.82%) Performance Testing
10 6 (8.82%) Regression Testing
10 6 (8.82%) Web Testing
11 5 (7.35%) Test Management
11 5 (7.35%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 29 (42.65%) SQL
2 6 (8.82%) C#
2 6 (8.82%) Java
3 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.47%) VB
5 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (27.94%) ISEB
1 19 (27.94%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.71%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.29%) HP
2 7 (10.29%) Oracle
3 3 (4.41%) SAP
4 2 (2.94%) IBM
4 2 (2.94%) VMware
5 1 (1.47%) BMC
5 1 (1.47%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.47%) Pega
5 1 (1.47%) Remedy