The first table below looks at the demand for the 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 Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 113 129 74
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 878 752 1222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.84% 1.65% 2.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 1.78% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 476 783
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £288
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +9.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 8
Average hourly rate £30.78 £12.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+156.47% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £11.00 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.15 £29.90 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £12.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+156.47% -40.00%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44116 42244 48390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.58% 92.72% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27385 25207 27560
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
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 1836 2011 2466
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in England

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in England

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the England region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in England

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in England

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the England region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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 Test Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 11 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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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 +18 311 £375 - 78
South East -3 218 £300 -7.69% 43
South West +19 94 £300 -0.82% 24
Yorkshire +31 81 £280 +1.81% 11
East of England +5 59 £300 -3.22% 8
North West -13 43 £300 -6.97% 12
East Midlands +5 30 £250 -9.09% 7
West Midlands -8 29 £280 -13.84% 6
North East -16 7 £290 +16.00% 1
Midlands -6 1 - -
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited 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 Test Analyst in their job title.

1 607 (32.07%) Test Scripting
2 575 (30.38%) SQL
3 443 (23.40%) Finance
4 440 (23.24%) ISEB
5 436 (23.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 360 (19.02%) HP Quality Center
7 354 (18.70%) QA
8 329 (17.38%) Software Testing
9 327 (17.27%) ISTQB
10 286 (15.11%) Selenium
11 284 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
12 279 (14.74%) Oracle
13 243 (12.84%) Microsoft
14 239 (12.63%) Security Cleared
15 234 (12.36%) HP
16 209 (11.04%) Test Automation
17 208 (10.99%) .NET
18 202 (10.67%) Banking
19 200 (10.57%) Java
20 191 (10.09%) SC Cleared
21 190 (10.04%) Scrum
22 187 (9.88%) C#
23 181 (9.56%) Automated Testing
24 170 (8.98%) Test Strategy
25 164 (8.66%) Integration Testing
26 161 (8.51%) BDD
27 153 (8.08%) UNIX
28 152 (8.03%) QuickTest Pro
29 151 (7.98%) SQL Server
30 147 (7.77%) Manual Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited 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 Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 32 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 17 (0.90%) WebLogic
3 14 (0.74%) Node.js
4 13 (0.69%) IIS
5 12 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (0.58%) CMS
7 9 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
8 8 (0.42%) Apache
9 7 (0.37%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.37%) Confluence
10 4 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.21%) Drupal
10 4 (0.21%) SAS
11 3 (0.16%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.16%) Adobe CQ
12 2 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.11%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.11%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.11%) CICS
Applications
1 81 (4.28%) MS Excel
2 44 (2.32%) MS Office
3 15 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.16%) Mingle
6 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.053%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.053%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 45 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.74%) Markit EDM
4 11 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (0.58%) CSG Singleview
5 10 (0.53%) SAP HR
6 9 (0.48%) Maximo
6 9 (0.48%) TRIRIGA
6 9 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.42%) LatentZero
7 8 (0.42%) SAP FI
8 7 (0.37%) Sentinel
8 7 (0.37%) ION MarketView
9 6 (0.32%) SAP CO
9 6 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.21%) Agresso
10 4 (0.21%) SAP SD
10 4 (0.21%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.48%) Office 365
2 6 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (0.26%) SaaS
4 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.11%) Force.com
5 2 (0.11%) PaaS
6 1 (0.053%) Trello
6 1 (0.053%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.053%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 55 (2.91%) TCP/IP
2 31 (1.64%) HTTP
3 21 (1.11%) HTTPS
4 18 (0.95%) LAN
5 17 (0.90%) SAN
5 17 (0.90%) DNS
6 13 (0.69%) Wireshark
7 11 (0.58%) Firewall
8 10 (0.53%) VLAN
8 10 (0.53%) SSL
9 9 (0.48%) Internet
10 8 (0.42%) IPsec
11 7 (0.37%) WAN
12 6 (0.32%) FTP
12 6 (0.32%) VPN
12 6 (0.32%) 2G
12 6 (0.32%) SIGTRAN
13 5 (0.26%) ZigBee
13 5 (0.26%) Network Security
13 5 (0.26%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 108 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
3 42 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 37 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 31 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
6 30 (1.58%) Relational Database
7 27 (1.43%) MySQL
8 24 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (0.90%) QlikView
10 13 (0.69%) Big Data
11 12 (0.63%) DataStage
11 12 (0.63%) DB2
12 11 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.37%) Data Mining
14 7 (0.37%) Star Schema
15 6 (0.32%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.32%) SAP BI
15 6 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 286 (15.11%) Selenium
2 152 (8.03%) QuickTest Pro
3 147 (7.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 119 (6.29%) Cucumber
4 119 (6.29%) JIRA
5 110 (5.81%) WebDriver
6 99 (5.23%) Visual Studio
7 78 (4.12%) SoapUI
8 68 (3.59%) LoadRunner
9 52 (2.75%) FitNesse
10 49 (2.59%) JMeter
11 45 (2.38%) SpecFlow
12 33 (1.74%) Jenkins
13 32 (1.69%) TestDirector
14 26 (1.37%) JUnit
15 19 (1.00%) Sahi
16 18 (0.95%) WATIR
17 17 (0.90%) Toad
18 16 (0.85%) WinRunner
18 16 (0.85%) Git (software)
General
1 443 (23.40%) Finance
2 202 (10.67%) Banking
3 121 (6.39%) Retail
4 73 (3.86%) Investment Banking
5 46 (2.43%) Telecoms
6 42 (2.22%) Retail Banking
7 26 (1.37%) Billing
8 25 (1.32%) Back Office
9 24 (1.27%) Front Office
10 17 (0.90%) Automotive
11 15 (0.79%) Publishing
12 14 (0.74%) Legal
13 13 (0.69%) Manufacturing
14 11 (0.58%) Advertising
15 10 (0.53%) Electronics
15 10 (0.53%) Marketing
16 9 (0.48%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.42%) Games
18 6 (0.32%) Local Government
19 5 (0.26%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (10.99%) .NET
2 138 (7.29%) Web Services
3 129 (6.81%) XML
4 92 (4.86%) SOAP
5 79 (4.17%) HTML
6 54 (2.85%) ASP.NET
7 41 (2.17%) JSP
8 37 (1.95%) REST
9 36 (1.90%) Gherkin
10 31 (1.64%) WCF
11 21 (1.11%) WPF
12 15 (0.79%) CSS
13 13 (0.69%) Mustache
13 13 (0.69%) Sass
14 11 (0.58%) J2EE
14 11 (0.58%) JSON
15 10 (0.53%) .NET Framework
15 10 (0.53%) Middleware
16 5 (0.26%) LAMP
16 5 (0.26%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 65 (3.43%) Mobile App
2 44 (2.32%) Open Source
3 41 (2.17%) Derivative
4 32 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 23 (1.22%) Client/Server
6 22 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 19 (1.00%) NHS
8 17 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 16 (0.85%) Fixed Income
9 16 (0.85%) Credit Risk
10 15 (0.79%) Mainframe
11 14 (0.74%) Market Risk
12 13 (0.69%) Equities
13 12 (0.63%) IVR
13 12 (0.63%) SWIFT
14 10 (0.53%) iSeries
14 10 (0.53%) STB
14 10 (0.53%) AS400
15 9 (0.48%) Credit Derivative
16 8 (0.42%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 153 (8.08%) UNIX
2 143 (7.55%) Windows
3 89 (4.70%) Linux
4 52 (2.75%) Android
5 47 (2.48%) Apple iOS
6 39 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (1.90%) Windows XP
8 31 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (1.48%) Windows 7
10 22 (1.16%) Windows 2000
11 19 (1.00%) Solaris
12 10 (0.53%) AIX
13 9 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.26%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.21%) HPUX
15 4 (0.21%) VMS
16 3 (0.16%) Windows NT
16 3 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.053%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 607 (32.07%) Test Scripting
2 436 (23.03%) User Acceptance Testing
3 329 (17.38%) Software Testing
4 284 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 209 (11.04%) Test Automation
6 190 (10.04%) Scrum
7 181 (9.56%) Automated Testing
8 170 (8.98%) Test Strategy
9 164 (8.66%) Integration Testing
10 161 (8.51%) BDD
11 147 (7.77%) Manual Testing
12 137 (7.24%) Test Management
13 133 (7.03%) E-Commerce
14 112 (5.92%) Automation Testing
15 108 (5.71%) Regression Testing
16 107 (5.65%) TDD
17 99 (5.23%) Waterfall
18 97 (5.12%) ETL
19 93 (4.91%) System Testing
20 91 (4.81%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 575 (30.38%) SQL
2 200 (10.57%) Java
3 187 (9.88%) C#
4 68 (3.59%) JavaScript
5 54 (2.85%) Ruby
6 32 (1.69%) VB
7 28 (1.48%) T-SQL
8 27 (1.43%) PHP
9 25 (1.32%) PL/SQL
10 20 (1.06%) VBScript
11 15 (0.79%) Python
12 14 (0.74%) Shell Script
13 13 (0.69%) VBA
14 12 (0.63%) Perl
15 11 (0.58%) C++
16 10 (0.53%) PowerShell
17 7 (0.37%) COBOL
17 7 (0.37%) C
17 7 (0.37%) VB.NET
18 5 (0.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 440 (23.24%) ISEB
2 327 (17.27%) ISTQB
3 239 (12.63%) Security Cleared
4 191 (10.09%) SC Cleared
5 52 (2.75%) Degree
6 42 (2.22%) DV Cleared
7 16 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.16%) MOS
8 3 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.11%) CCNA
9 2 (0.11%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.053%) CEH
10 1 (0.053%) MCITP
10 1 (0.053%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.053%) ACCA
10 1 (0.053%) CISM
10 1 (0.053%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 354 (18.70%) QA
2 9 (0.48%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.37%) TickIT
4 6 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.26%) EMIR
6 3 (0.16%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.16%) GMP
7 2 (0.11%) WCAG
8 1 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.053%) Basel II
8 1 (0.053%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.053%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.053%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.053%) Basel III
System Software
1 26 (1.37%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.42%) Nmap
4 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.16%) XenApp
5 3 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.053%) NFS
6 1 (0.053%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.053%) Xen
Systems Management
1 360 (19.02%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 9 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (0.48%) Netcool
4 8 (0.42%) Nessus
5 6 (0.32%) OpenView
6 5 (0.26%) SCCM
7 3 (0.16%) nmon
8 2 (0.11%) Control-M
9 1 (0.053%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.053%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.053%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.053%) MOM
9 1 (0.053%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.053%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.053%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.053%) WebInspect
9 1 (0.053%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 279 (14.74%) Oracle
2 243 (12.84%) Microsoft
3 234 (12.36%) HP
4 108 (5.71%) SAP
5 40 (2.11%) IBM
6 31 (1.64%) Citrix
7 29 (1.53%) VMware
8 21 (1.11%) Charles River
9 18 (0.95%) Cisco
9 18 (0.95%) Business Objects
10 16 (0.85%) Siebel
11 15 (0.79%) Informatica
12 14 (0.74%) Cognos
13 13 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (0.58%) ATG
15 9 (0.48%) McAfee
15 9 (0.48%) Sophis
15 9 (0.48%) Calypso
15 9 (0.48%) hybris
16 8 (0.42%) Netezza
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