The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Test Analyst
Rank 557 535 518
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 65 83 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 49 53
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £477 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
Senior Test Analyst
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48700 48807 46973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.77% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32117 30128 29195
Average daily rate £425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1383 1957 1952
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Senior Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Senior Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in England

Senior Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Senior Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in England

Senior Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst across the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Senior Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in England

Senior Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Senior Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in England

Senior Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
London -29 26 £400 -5.88% 8
South East -7 21 £390 +20.00% 4
Yorkshire +2 5 £300 +5.26%
North West -12 4 £340 +5.42% 2
East of England +6 3 - - 2
South West +5 3 £508 +45.00% 2
North East -29 2 £300 -
West Midlands -13 1 £375 +66.66% 1
Senior Test Analyst
UK

Senior Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Senior 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 Senior Test Analyst in their job title.

1 70 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (37.93%) Test Scripting
3 44 (30.34%) SQL
4 40 (27.59%) ISTQB
5 36 (24.83%) Finance
6 35 (24.14%) QA
7 31 (21.38%) Selenium
7 31 (21.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 31 (21.38%) ISEB
8 29 (20.00%) Banking
9 26 (17.93%) Java
10 25 (17.24%) Scrum
10 25 (17.24%) Software Testing
11 24 (16.55%) HP Quality Center
12 23 (15.86%) Defect Management
13 22 (15.17%) Test Automation
14 20 (13.79%) SoapUI
14 20 (13.79%) Automated Testing
14 20 (13.79%) Test Management
15 19 (13.10%) Oracle
16 18 (12.41%) BDD
16 18 (12.41%) HP
16 18 (12.41%) Manual Testing
16 18 (12.41%) Retail
17 17 (11.72%) Security Cleared
17 17 (11.72%) .NET
17 17 (11.72%) Functional Testing
18 16 (11.03%) SpecFlow
18 16 (11.03%) Gherkin
18 16 (11.03%) Waterfall

Senior Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Senior 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 Senior Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.76%) Node.js
1 4 (2.76%) SharePoint
1 4 (2.76%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.07%) Apache Solr
2 3 (2.07%) ATG Dynamo
2 3 (2.07%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.07%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.38%) Apache
3 2 (1.38%) Confluence
3 2 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.69%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (4.14%) MS Excel
1 6 (4.14%) MS Office
2 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) OpenText Process Suite
1 2 (1.38%) Oracle Assets
1 2 (1.38%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.69%) Lawson
2 1 (0.69%) Magento
2 1 (0.69%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.38%) Office 365
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.76%) DNS
2 3 (2.07%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.38%) 802.15
3 2 (1.38%) Internet
3 2 (1.38%) IPv6
3 2 (1.38%) Skype
3 2 (1.38%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.69%) BGP
4 1 (0.69%) Firewall
4 1 (0.69%) H.323
4 1 (0.69%) LAN
4 1 (0.69%) OSPF
4 1 (0.69%) Telepresence
4 1 (0.69%) VPN
4 1 (0.69%) WAN
4 1 (0.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.52%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.83%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.38%) MySQL
7 1 (0.69%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (21.38%) Selenium
2 20 (13.79%) SoapUI
3 16 (11.03%) SpecFlow
4 14 (9.66%) JIRA
5 12 (8.28%) Cucumber
5 12 (8.28%) Jenkins
5 12 (8.28%) WebDriver
6 10 (6.90%) Protractor
7 9 (6.21%) HP UFT
8 7 (4.83%) Git (software)
8 7 (4.83%) LoadRunner
8 7 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (4.14%) FitNesse
10 4 (2.76%) IntelliJ
10 4 (2.76%) JMeter
10 4 (2.76%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.38%) Gerrit
11 2 (1.38%) Subversion
11 2 (1.38%) Toad
11 2 (1.38%) WATIR
General
1 36 (24.83%) Finance
2 29 (20.00%) Banking
3 18 (12.41%) Retail
4 9 (6.21%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.07%) Billing
5 3 (2.07%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.07%) Law
5 3 (2.07%) Military
6 2 (1.38%) Back Office
6 2 (1.38%) Front Office
7 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.69%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.72%) .NET
2 16 (11.03%) Gherkin
3 10 (6.90%) AngularJS
3 10 (6.90%) ASP.NET
3 10 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (6.21%) Web Services
5 8 (5.52%) XML
6 7 (4.83%) SOAP
7 6 (4.14%) REST
7 6 (4.14%) RESTful
8 5 (3.45%) Spring Boot
9 4 (2.76%) XML Messaging
10 3 (2.07%) PostGIS
11 2 (1.38%) 802.1X
11 2 (1.38%) Java EE
11 2 (1.38%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.45%) Derivative
2 5 (3.45%) SCADA
3 3 (2.07%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (2.07%) IVR
3 3 (2.07%) Mathematics
3 3 (2.07%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.38%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.38%) Equities
4 2 (1.38%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.38%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.38%) Reinsurance
4 2 (1.38%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.38%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.69%) BBC
5 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.69%) Handset
5 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.69%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.34%) Linux
1 15 (10.34%) Windows
2 12 (8.28%) Unix
3 7 (4.83%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.38%) Android
5 2 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.38%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (37.93%) Test Scripting
3 31 (21.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (17.24%) Scrum
4 25 (17.24%) Software Testing
5 23 (15.86%) Defect Management
6 22 (15.17%) Test Automation
7 20 (13.79%) Automated Testing
7 20 (13.79%) Test Management
8 18 (12.41%) BDD
8 18 (12.41%) Manual Testing
9 17 (11.72%) Functional Testing
10 16 (11.03%) SDLC
10 16 (11.03%) Waterfall
11 13 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (8.97%) Regression Testing
12 11 (7.59%) Automation Testing
12 11 (7.59%) ETL
13 10 (6.90%) Microservices
13 10 (6.90%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.34%) SQL
2 26 (17.93%) Java
3 14 (9.66%) C#
4 9 (6.21%) Ruby
5 8 (5.52%) VB
6 5 (3.45%) AWK
6 5 (3.45%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.76%) Python
8 3 (2.07%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.07%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.38%) C++
9 2 (1.38%) Perl
9 2 (1.38%) VBA
9 2 (1.38%) VBScript
10 1 (0.69%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.69%) C
10 1 (0.69%) Groovy
10 1 (0.69%) R
10 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (27.59%) ISTQB
2 31 (21.38%) ISEB
3 17 (11.72%) Security Cleared
4 13 (8.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (7.59%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.14%) Degree
7 3 (2.07%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.07%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (2.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.69%) MCP
8 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.69%) OCP
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.69%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (24.14%) QA
2 3 (2.07%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.69%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 4 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.07%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.07%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (1.38%) Varnish
3 2 (1.38%) vSphere
4 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (16.55%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.07%) SCCM
3 2 (1.38%) SCOM
4 1 (0.69%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 19 (13.10%) Oracle
2 18 (12.41%) HP
3 16 (11.03%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.52%) VMware
5 7 (4.83%) ATG
6 3 (2.07%) hybris
6 3 (2.07%) SAP
7 2 (1.38%) Cisco
8 1 (0.69%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.69%) CA
8 1 (0.69%) Capita
8 1 (0.69%) Charles River
8 1 (0.69%) Citrix
8 1 (0.69%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.69%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.69%) IBM
8 1 (0.69%) Juniper
8 1 (0.69%) NetApp
8 1 (0.69%) Talend
8 1 (0.69%) Teradata
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