The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Analyst
Rank 544 542 507
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 8 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.013% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.014% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Average daily rate
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£288 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £305 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £345 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £300 £225
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £16.00
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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
44070 42663 38287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.40% 92.51% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 27462 25710 22381
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1715 1832 2129
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Software Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Software Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Software Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in England

Software Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst across the England region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Software Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in England

Software Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Software Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in England

Software 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 Software Test Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 4 March 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
London -4 4 £325 -7.14% 2
South East -24 3 £163 - 2
East Midlands - 1 £238 - 3
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 4
Yorkshire - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Software Test Analyst
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Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Software 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 Software Test Analyst in their job title.

1 12 (46.15%) Selenium
2 11 (42.31%) Java
3 9 (34.62%) C#
3 9 (34.62%) Performance Testing
4 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (30.77%) SQL
4 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
4 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
5 7 (26.92%) Smart Meter
5 7 (26.92%) .NET
6 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 6 (23.08%) Automation Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Manual Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
7 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
7 5 (19.23%) ISEB
8 4 (15.38%) Scrum
8 4 (15.38%) QA
8 4 (15.38%) WebDriver
8 4 (15.38%) BDD
8 4 (15.38%) SpecFlow
8 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
9 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
9 3 (11.54%) Cucumber
9 3 (11.54%) Test Management
9 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
9 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
10 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Software 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 Software Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) LiveLink
1 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (46.15%) Selenium
2 4 (15.38%) WebDriver
2 4 (15.38%) SpecFlow
3 3 (11.54%) Cucumber
3 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 2 (7.69%) JIRA
5 1 (3.85%) Appium
5 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.85%) Subversion
5 1 (3.85%) JMeter
5 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.85%) PowerBuilder
General
1 2 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.85%) WPF
3 1 (3.85%) XML Messaging
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) SOAP
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Smart Meter
2 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.69%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.85%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.85%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Android
1 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Performance Testing
2 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 6 (23.08%) Automation Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Manual Testing
4 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Scrum
5 4 (15.38%) BDD
5 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
6 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
6 3 (11.54%) Test Management
7 2 (7.69%) MVC
7 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.69%) System Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 2 (7.69%) Coaching
8 1 (3.85%) User Stories
8 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) Java
2 9 (34.62%) C#
3 8 (30.77%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) Ruby
5 1 (3.85%) F#
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
2 5 (19.23%) ISEB
3 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (3.85%) Telerik
3 1 (3.85%) Open Text