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 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
Software Test Analyst
Rank 595 568 566
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 26 31 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.061% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.065% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 11
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £355 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 - £30.00
Software Test Analyst
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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
48678 47959 46948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.75% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 32103 29564 29088
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 1381 1912 1941
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%

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 29 April 2016.

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 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
London -7 11 £325 - 5
South East -21 6 £343 -3.52% 3
West Midlands -15 5 £350 +40.00%
East of England +10 3 £280 -6.66% 2
South West - 1 - - 2
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Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 31 (52.54%) ISTQB
1 31 (52.54%) ISEB
1 31 (52.54%) SQL
2 25 (42.37%) Test Scripting
3 23 (38.98%) SQL Server
4 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
5 20 (33.90%) Finance
5 20 (33.90%) Oracle
6 19 (32.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 18 (30.51%) HP Quality Center
8 17 (28.81%) MS Office
8 17 (28.81%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (28.81%) HP
8 17 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (27.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 16 (27.12%) IBM
9 16 (27.12%) Toad
9 16 (27.12%) Cognos
9 16 (27.12%) SharePoint
10 14 (23.73%) Integration Testing
11 12 (20.34%) Security Cleared
11 12 (20.34%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (20.34%) System Integration Testing
12 11 (18.64%) Data Protection
13 10 (16.95%) Manual Testing
13 10 (16.95%) Software Testing
14 9 (15.25%) C#
15 8 (13.56%) Scrum
15 8 (13.56%) CTC Cleared
16 7 (11.86%) Selenium

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 16 (27.12%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (28.81%) MS Office
2 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (27.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.69%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) Internet
2 1 (1.69%) Intranet
2 1 (1.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (38.98%) SQL Server
2 12 (20.34%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.08%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 3 (5.08%) Cognos Report Studio
3 3 (5.08%) RDBMS
3 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.39%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.39%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.39%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.69%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.69%) MySQL
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.69%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (27.12%) Toad
2 7 (11.86%) Selenium
2 7 (11.86%) WebDriver
3 6 (10.17%) SpecFlow
4 5 (8.47%) Cucumber
4 5 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.08%) JIRA
6 2 (3.39%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.69%) JMeter
7 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (33.90%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Advertising
3 1 (1.69%) Back Office
3 1 (1.69%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.69%) Games
3 1 (1.69%) Legal
3 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.69%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) .NET
2 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET
2 3 (5.08%) CSS
2 3 (5.08%) HTML
3 2 (3.39%) SOAP
3 2 (3.39%) WinForms
4 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.69%) Ajax
4 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (1.69%) COM
4 1 (1.69%) jQuery
4 1 (1.69%) RESTful
4 1 (1.69%) WSDL
4 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Reference Data
2 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.69%) Data Conversion
2 1 (1.69%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Unix
3 1 (1.69%) Linux
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (42.37%) Test Scripting
2 17 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (28.81%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (23.73%) Integration Testing
4 12 (20.34%) System Integration Testing
5 11 (18.64%) Data Protection
6 10 (16.95%) Manual Testing
6 10 (16.95%) Software Testing
7 8 (13.56%) Scrum
8 6 (10.17%) BDD
8 6 (10.17%) Functional Testing
8 6 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (10.17%) Web Testing
9 5 (8.47%) Test Automation
9 5 (8.47%) Test Planning
10 4 (6.78%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (6.78%) Regression Testing
11 3 (5.08%) Automated Testing
11 3 (5.08%) ETL
11 3 (5.08%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 31 (52.54%) SQL
2 9 (15.25%) C#
3 6 (10.17%) Java
4 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.08%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.69%) Ruby
6 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.69%) VB
6 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (52.54%) ISEB
1 31 (52.54%) ISTQB
2 19 (32.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (20.34%) Security Cleared
4 8 (13.56%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (30.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
2 20 (33.90%) Oracle
3 17 (28.81%) HP
4 16 (27.12%) Cognos
4 16 (27.12%) IBM
5 2 (3.39%) Cloudera
5 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.39%) SAP
6 1 (1.69%) Telerik