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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 88 62 94
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 39 70 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.64% 2.74% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 2.83% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 37 15
Average daily rate £276 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.74% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £355 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £34.06
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.90%
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
2273 2472 2291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.38% 96.60% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1361 1468 1252
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 229 245
Average hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £39.85 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 +18 14 £363 +64.77% 2
Essex +5 10 £313 +4.16%
Cambridgeshire -22 10 £270 -6.89% 3
Bedfordshire +9 6 £235 -37.33%
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 31 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
1 31 (40.26%) Test Scripting
2 25 (32.47%) ISEB
3 23 (29.87%) SQL
4 22 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 20 (25.97%) ISTQB
6 19 (24.68%) Defect Management
7 18 (23.38%) Manual Testing
8 16 (20.78%) Selenium
9 15 (19.48%) Finance
10 14 (18.18%) QA
10 14 (18.18%) XML
11 13 (16.88%) Web Services
12 12 (15.58%) LoadRunner
12 12 (15.58%) JIRA
12 12 (15.58%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (14.29%) Software Testing
14 10 (12.99%) .NET
14 10 (12.99%) C#
14 10 (12.99%) SoapUI
14 10 (12.99%) Test Management
15 9 (11.69%) HP UFT
15 9 (11.69%) HP
15 9 (11.69%) Scrum
16 8 (10.39%) Integration Testing
16 8 (10.39%) SOAP
16 8 (10.39%) WebDriver
16 8 (10.39%) SDLC
17 7 (9.09%) Automation Testing
17 7 (9.09%) Functional Testing

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 3 (3.90%) MQSeries
1 3 (3.90%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.60%) IIS
3 1 (1.30%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) MS Office
2 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.30%) Orchard Housing
1 1 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) FTP
2 1 (1.30%) DNS
2 1 (1.30%) HTTP
2 1 (1.30%) Internet
2 1 (1.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) DB2
3 3 (3.90%) DbVisualizer
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.30%) QlikView
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (20.78%) Selenium
2 12 (15.58%) JIRA
2 12 (15.58%) LoadRunner
3 10 (12.99%) SoapUI
4 9 (11.69%) HP UFT
5 8 (10.39%) WebDriver
6 7 (9.09%) Visual Studio
7 6 (7.79%) Jenkins
7 6 (7.79%) Maven
7 6 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (6.49%) Ant
8 5 (6.49%) Bugzilla
8 5 (6.49%) FogBugz
9 3 (3.90%) Cucumber
9 3 (3.90%) Protractor
9 3 (3.90%) TestDirector
10 2 (2.60%) ClearCase
10 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
10 2 (2.60%) NUnit
11 1 (1.30%) Subversion
General
1 15 (19.48%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Retail
3 5 (6.49%) Banking
3 5 (6.49%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.60%) Electronics
5 1 (1.30%) Billing
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.30%) Marketing
5 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.30%) Publishing
5 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.18%) XML
2 13 (16.88%) Web Services
3 10 (12.99%) .NET
4 8 (10.39%) SOAP
5 5 (6.49%) HTML
6 4 (5.19%) WSDL
7 3 (3.90%) Flash
7 3 (3.90%) J2EE
8 2 (2.60%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.30%) RESTful
9 1 (1.30%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.90%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.60%) Hedge funds
3 2 (2.60%) iPad
3 2 (2.60%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.60%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.30%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.09%) Unix
2 5 (6.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
1 31 (40.26%) Test Scripting
2 22 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 19 (24.68%) Defect Management
4 18 (23.38%) Manual Testing
5 12 (15.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 10 (12.99%) Test Management
8 9 (11.69%) Scrum
9 8 (10.39%) Integration Testing
9 8 (10.39%) SDLC
10 7 (9.09%) Automation Testing
10 7 (9.09%) E-Commerce
10 7 (9.09%) Functional Testing
11 6 (7.79%) Performance Testing
11 6 (7.79%) Regression Testing
11 6 (7.79%) Test Automation
12 5 (6.49%) ETL
12 5 (6.49%) System Testing
13 4 (5.19%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.87%) SQL
2 10 (12.99%) C#
3 7 (9.09%) Java
4 5 (6.49%) Groovy
5 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (32.47%) ISEB
2 20 (25.97%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.60%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (11.69%) HP
2 7 (9.09%) Oracle
3 6 (7.79%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.90%) IBM
4 3 (3.90%) SAP
5 2 (2.60%) VMware
6 1 (1.30%) BMC
6 1 (1.30%) Orchard
6 1 (1.30%) Pega
6 1 (1.30%) Remedy