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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Analyst
Rank 572 549 524
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 11 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.034% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.037% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 4
Average daily rate
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£294 £279 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £193 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £341 £271
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £238 £263
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
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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
46210 45651 39482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.56% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 29185 28733 23345
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1806 1895 2016
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -9.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +19 5 £325 -3.70% 2
East of England +9 2 £300 -
South East -17 2 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 £275 -
North East - 1 £200 -
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UK

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 8 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) C#
3 5 (31.25%) .NET
4 4 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (18.75%) Test Management
5 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 3 (18.75%) C++
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) C
5 3 (18.75%) ISEB
5 3 (18.75%) QA
6 2 (12.50%) Selenium
6 2 (12.50%) Korn
6 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
6 2 (12.50%) Retail
6 2 (12.50%) Legal
6 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 2 (12.50%) ERP
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) HP
6 2 (12.50%) Middleware
6 2 (12.50%) Perl
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) LiveLink
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (6.25%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
1 2 (12.50%) Legal
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) Middleware
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) XML Messaging
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Smart Meter
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
3 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Test Management
3 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) ERP
4 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.25%) User Stories
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Process Management
5 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.25%) MVC
5 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C#
2 4 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) C++
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) C
4 2 (12.50%) Korn
4 2 (12.50%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.25%) VBScript
5 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 2 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) OpenText