The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Analyst
Rank 553 530 542
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 13 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.019% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.021% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 9
Average daily rate
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£240 £225 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £175 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £175 £280
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
-25.71% -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45701 43157 49006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28204 25919 28009
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1841 1967 2542
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.78 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Software Test Analyst
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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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 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
South West - 6 £275 - 2
Yorkshire - 3 £235 -
East of England -23 2 - - 3
North West -2 1 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 £240 - 1
London - - - - 1
South East - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
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Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 15 (50.00%) ISEB
1 15 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 12 (40.00%) SQL
3 9 (30.00%) Automated Testing
4 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 8 (26.67%) ISTQB
5 7 (23.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (20.00%) QA
6 6 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 5 (16.67%) Load Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Selenium
7 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (16.67%) Automation Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (13.33%) TestComplete
8 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
8 4 (13.33%) TDD
8 4 (13.33%) Security Testing
8 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (13.33%) Python
9 3 (10.00%) Oracle
9 3 (10.00%) Electronics
9 3 (10.00%) Finance
9 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
9 3 (10.00%) System Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Android
9 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (6.67%) V-Model

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) GSM
2 1 (3.33%) TETRA
2 1 (3.33%) ZigBee
2 1 (3.33%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.67%) QlikView
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Selenium
2 4 (13.33%) TestComplete
2 4 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.33%) eggPlant
4 1 (3.33%) JMeter
4 1 (3.33%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.33%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.00%) Electronics
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (6.67%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Android
2 1 (3.33%) UNIX
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 9 (30.00%) Automated Testing
3 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 6 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 5 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Load Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (13.33%) TDD
6 4 (13.33%) Security Testing
6 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (10.00%) System Testing
8 2 (6.67%) V-Model
8 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
8 2 (6.67%) Test Management
8 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
8 2 (6.67%) Fund Management
8 2 (6.67%) Migration
9 1 (3.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) Python
3 2 (6.67%) C
4 1 (3.33%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) VB
4 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.33%) Embedded C
4 1 (3.33%) Assembly Language
4 1 (3.33%) VB6
4 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (50.00%) ISEB
2 8 (26.67%) ISTQB
3 7 (23.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Remedy
2 2 (6.67%) Telerik
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
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