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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 109 95 92
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 38 31 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.26% 1.26% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.35% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 28
Average daily rate
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£325 £315 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +10.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £360 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £29.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.44% +114.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £31.56 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-54.84% +57.77%
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
2799 2290 2823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.08% 93.36% 94.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1749 1185 1418
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 257 269
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.48 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014. 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
Bedfordshire -4 14 £325 +85.71% 1
Essex -10 9 £325 +32.65%
Hertfordshire -14 7 £330 -7.69% 1
Cambridgeshire -12 5 £250 -28.57% 5
Suffolk +8 1 - - 2
Norfolk - - - -
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 41 (39.81%) SQL
2 38 (36.89%) User Acceptance Testing
3 36 (34.95%) Test Scripting
4 31 (30.10%) ISEB
4 31 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (29.13%) Finance
6 27 (26.21%) HP Quality Center
7 23 (22.33%) HP
8 21 (20.39%) SQL Server
9 19 (18.45%) Software Testing
10 18 (17.48%) ETL
11 17 (16.50%) Oracle
11 17 (16.50%) Migration
11 17 (16.50%) ISTQB
11 17 (16.50%) Manual Testing
12 16 (15.53%) QA
12 16 (15.53%) .NET
13 14 (13.59%) Test Strategy
14 13 (12.62%) Integration Testing
15 12 (11.65%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (11.65%) CRM
16 11 (10.68%) MS Excel
17 9 (8.74%) Regression Testing
17 9 (8.74%) JIRA
17 9 (8.74%) Test Management
17 9 (8.74%) Oracle Database
18 8 (7.77%) Mentoring
18 8 (7.77%) Security Cleared
18 8 (7.77%) Waterfall
18 8 (7.77%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 7 (6.80%) SugarCRM
2 1 (0.97%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (10.68%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.91%) MS Project
3 1 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.97%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.97%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.91%) Internet
2 2 (1.94%) IPsec
2 2 (1.94%) VLAN
2 2 (1.94%) LAN
2 2 (1.94%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.94%) VPN
3 1 (0.97%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.39%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.65%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (8.74%) Oracle Database
4 7 (6.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.91%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.97%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (8.74%) JIRA
2 6 (5.83%) Selenium
3 5 (4.85%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.88%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.88%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (2.91%) MSTest
6 2 (1.94%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.97%) SilkPerformer
7 1 (0.97%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.97%) QADirector
7 1 (0.97%) SoapUI
General
1 30 (29.13%) Finance
2 8 (7.77%) Banking
3 7 (6.80%) Marketing
4 4 (3.88%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.94%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.94%) Automotive
6 1 (0.97%) Electronics
6 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.97%) Retail
6 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.97%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.53%) .NET
2 2 (1.94%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.94%) CSS
2 2 (1.94%) XML
2 2 (1.94%) HTML
3 1 (0.97%) OLE
3 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.97%) SOAP
3 1 (0.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.88%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.91%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.94%) PKI
4 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.97%) Life Science
4 1 (0.97%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.97%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.85%) Windows
2 4 (3.88%) Windows XP
3 2 (1.94%) UNIX
3 2 (1.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (36.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 36 (34.95%) Test Scripting
3 31 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (18.45%) Software Testing
5 18 (17.48%) ETL
6 17 (16.50%) Migration
6 17 (16.50%) Manual Testing
7 14 (13.59%) Test Strategy
8 13 (12.62%) Integration Testing
9 12 (11.65%) CRM
10 9 (8.74%) Regression Testing
10 9 (8.74%) Test Management
11 8 (7.77%) Waterfall
11 8 (7.77%) Mentoring
12 7 (6.80%) Campaign Management
12 7 (6.80%) Scrum
13 6 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (4.85%) Unit Testing
15 4 (3.88%) Data Migration
15 4 (3.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 41 (39.81%) SQL
2 7 (6.80%) PL/SQL
3 5 (4.85%) Java
4 2 (1.94%) C#
4 2 (1.94%) C++
4 2 (1.94%) Python
5 1 (0.97%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.97%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.97%) VBA
5 1 (0.97%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (30.10%) ISEB
2 17 (16.50%) ISTQB
3 8 (7.77%) Security Cleared
4 7 (6.80%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.91%) Degree
6 2 (1.94%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.97%) CEH
7 1 (0.97%) CISSP
7 1 (0.97%) CISM
7 1 (0.97%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.53%) QA
2 7 (6.80%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (2.91%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.97%) Firmware
3 1 (0.97%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (26.21%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.97%) XenMobile
2 1 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.97%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 23 (22.33%) HP
2 17 (16.50%) Oracle
3 8 (7.77%) SAP
3 8 (7.77%) IBM
4 7 (6.80%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (6.80%) Unica
4 7 (6.80%) Neolane
5 3 (2.91%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.94%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (1.94%) Cisco
6 2 (1.94%) FatWire
6 2 (1.94%) VMware
6 2 (1.94%) Splunk
7 1 (0.97%) TSYS
7 1 (0.97%) VeriFone
7 1 (0.97%) Citrix
7 1 (0.97%) BMC
7 1 (0.97%) Informatica
7 1 (0.97%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.97%) Siebel