The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 94 122 133
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1166 917 790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.16% 1.79% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 1.94% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 789 538 505
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £332
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -6.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £224 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 9
Average hourly rate £26.25 £30.78 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.71% +156.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £14.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.95 £34.00 £32.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.78 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-18.77% +156.47%
Test Analyst
UK

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
50008 47259 44708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.82% 92.32% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32538 29202 27164
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
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 1871 1881 1962
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 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 +17 370 £350 -4.76% 32
South East +16 288 £325 +8.33% 33
Yorkshire +3 128 £298 -0.83% 22
North West +36 116 £313 +5.30% 31
South West +9 101 £296 -1.25% 13
West Midlands +19 60 £300 - 11
East of England -9 41 £325 +10.63% 16
East Midlands -24 29 £300 +20.00% 10
North East -11 21 £300 -17.80% 1
Midlands +10 7 £500 -
South Coast +2 6 - -
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

1 681 (35.47%) Test Scripting
2 619 (32.24%) SQL
3 590 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
4 421 (21.93%) Finance
4 421 (21.93%) User Acceptance Testing
5 366 (19.06%) ISEB
6 328 (17.08%) ISTQB
7 317 (16.51%) QA
8 315 (16.41%) HP Quality Center
9 303 (15.78%) Selenium
10 302 (15.73%) Software Testing
11 255 (13.28%) Security Cleared
12 251 (13.07%) XML
12 251 (13.07%) HP
13 246 (12.81%) Java
14 242 (12.60%) Manual Testing
15 233 (12.14%) Integration Testing
16 227 (11.82%) Microsoft
17 207 (10.78%) Oracle
18 205 (10.68%) Banking
19 203 (10.57%) Test Automation
20 198 (10.31%) System Testing
21 189 (9.84%) Regression Testing
22 185 (9.64%) C#
23 176 (9.17%) .NET
23 176 (9.17%) Automated Testing
23 176 (9.17%) SC Cleared
24 172 (8.96%) JIRA
25 166 (8.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
26 165 (8.59%) Cucumber

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 36 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
2 27 (1.41%) CMS
3 23 (1.20%) WebSphere
4 22 (1.15%) SharePoint
5 17 (0.89%) SAS
6 14 (0.73%) MQSeries
6 14 (0.73%) IIS
6 14 (0.73%) Confluence
7 8 (0.42%) JBoss
7 8 (0.42%) LiveLink
8 6 (0.31%) Documentum
8 6 (0.31%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.21%) ATG Dynamo
11 3 (0.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle Service Bus
13 1 (0.052%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.052%) Node.js
13 1 (0.052%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 112 (5.83%) MS Excel
2 52 (2.71%) MS Office
3 13 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.94%) SAP HR
3 17 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.57%) SAP FI
5 10 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
5 10 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
5 10 (0.52%) Magento
6 9 (0.47%) Markit EDM
6 9 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
6 9 (0.47%) Summit
7 8 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.31%) Cerner Millennium
8 6 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 6 (0.31%) Maximo
9 5 (0.26%) Agresso
10 4 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.09%) SaaS
2 14 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
3 8 (0.42%) GitHub
4 7 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.31%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.10%) IaaS
8 1 (0.052%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.052%) Taleo
8 1 (0.052%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.15%) TCP/IP
2 17 (0.89%) Wireshark
3 14 (0.73%) SAN
4 13 (0.68%) Internet
5 8 (0.42%) DAB
6 7 (0.36%) Wireless
6 7 (0.36%) HTTP
6 7 (0.36%) WAN
6 7 (0.36%) LAN
7 6 (0.31%) WLAN
7 6 (0.31%) Firewall
8 5 (0.26%) ZigBee
8 5 (0.26%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.26%) ATM
9 4 (0.21%) UMTS
9 4 (0.21%) SNMP
9 4 (0.21%) DNS
9 4 (0.21%) IPv4
9 4 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.16%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (8.02%) SQL Server
2 126 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
3 72 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 57 (2.97%) Oracle Database
5 29 (1.51%) DB2
6 28 (1.46%) Relational Database
7 24 (1.25%) MySQL
8 21 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
9 18 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (0.83%) MongoDB
11 16 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
12 15 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (0.68%) NoSQL
13 13 (0.68%) DbVisualizer
14 8 (0.42%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 8 (0.42%) Data Mining
15 7 (0.36%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.36%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 303 (15.78%) Selenium
2 172 (8.96%) JIRA
3 165 (8.59%) Cucumber
4 133 (6.93%) SoapUI
5 110 (5.73%) LoadRunner
6 107 (5.57%) WebDriver
7 101 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 98 (5.10%) HP UFT
9 72 (3.75%) Visual Studio
10 66 (3.44%) SpecFlow
11 54 (2.81%) Jenkins
12 52 (2.71%) JMeter
13 30 (1.56%) Git (software)
14 27 (1.41%) JUnit
15 25 (1.30%) Subversion
16 17 (0.89%) Maven
16 17 (0.89%) TestDirector
16 17 (0.89%) eggPlant
16 17 (0.89%) Appium
17 13 (0.68%) Zephyr
General
1 421 (21.93%) Finance
2 205 (10.68%) Banking
3 127 (6.61%) Retail
4 100 (5.21%) Telecoms
5 50 (2.60%) Investment Banking
6 27 (1.41%) Back Office
7 26 (1.35%) Billing
7 26 (1.35%) Marketing
8 25 (1.30%) Retail Banking
9 23 (1.20%) Legal
10 20 (1.04%) Manufacturing
11 15 (0.78%) Automotive
12 14 (0.73%) General Ledger
13 13 (0.68%) Front Office
14 9 (0.47%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.42%) Publishing
15 8 (0.42%) Wholesale Banking
16 6 (0.31%) Spanish Language
16 6 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
16 6 (0.31%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (13.07%) XML
2 176 (9.17%) .NET
3 122 (6.35%) SOAP
4 110 (5.73%) Web Services
5 77 (4.01%) HTML
6 56 (2.92%) ASP.NET
7 52 (2.71%) Gherkin
8 51 (2.66%) XML Messaging
9 38 (1.98%) CSS
10 28 (1.46%) Middleware
11 23 (1.20%) J2EE
12 20 (1.04%) JSON
13 19 (0.99%) RESTful
14 16 (0.83%) REST
15 15 (0.78%) JSP
16 13 (0.68%) Flash
17 11 (0.57%) XSD
17 11 (0.57%) WCF
18 9 (0.47%) Spring
18 9 (0.47%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 161 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (2.45%) Mobile App
3 37 (1.93%) Management Information System
4 21 (1.09%) Smart Meter
5 20 (1.04%) NHS
6 19 (0.99%) SWIFT
7 17 (0.89%) User Experience
8 15 (0.78%) Derivative
9 13 (0.68%) Fixed Income
9 13 (0.68%) IVR
9 13 (0.68%) Data Integration
9 13 (0.68%) Computer Science
10 12 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (0.57%) EPoS
11 11 (0.57%) Client/Server
12 10 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.47%) Data Centre
13 9 (0.47%) Mathematics
13 9 (0.47%) AS400
14 8 (0.42%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 151 (7.86%) UNIX
2 100 (5.21%) Windows
3 55 (2.86%) Linux
4 36 (1.88%) Android
5 35 (1.82%) Apple iOS
6 18 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.68%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.42%) AIX
10 6 (0.31%) Solaris
10 6 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.16%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.16%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.10%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.10%) VME
13 1 (0.052%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.052%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.052%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.052%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 681 (35.47%) Test Scripting
2 590 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
3 421 (21.93%) User Acceptance Testing
4 302 (15.73%) Software Testing
5 242 (12.60%) Manual Testing
6 233 (12.14%) Integration Testing
7 203 (10.57%) Test Automation
8 198 (10.31%) System Testing
9 189 (9.84%) Regression Testing
10 176 (9.17%) Automated Testing
11 165 (8.59%) E-Commerce
12 164 (8.54%) Waterfall
13 161 (8.39%) Scrum
14 159 (8.28%) BDD
15 148 (7.71%) Test Management
16 143 (7.45%) Performance Testing
17 140 (7.29%) System Integration Testing
18 119 (6.20%) Test Strategy
18 119 (6.20%) ETL
19 118 (6.15%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 619 (32.24%) SQL
2 246 (12.81%) Java
3 185 (9.64%) C#
4 95 (4.95%) JavaScript
5 84 (4.38%) T-SQL
6 58 (3.02%) PL/SQL
7 46 (2.40%) Ruby
8 33 (1.72%) Perl
9 31 (1.61%) Shell Script
10 29 (1.51%) Python
11 23 (1.20%) C++
12 14 (0.73%) VB
13 13 (0.68%) C
14 11 (0.57%) Bash Shell
15 10 (0.52%) VBScript
16 9 (0.47%) PHP
16 9 (0.47%) PowerShell
17 8 (0.42%) VBA
18 7 (0.36%) Groovy
19 3 (0.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 366 (19.06%) ISEB
2 328 (17.08%) ISTQB
3 255 (13.28%) Security Cleared
4 176 (9.17%) SC Cleared
5 166 (8.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 60 (3.13%) Degree
7 32 (1.67%) DV Cleared
8 22 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.26%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.16%) CISSP
14 2 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.10%) CISM
15 1 (0.052%) HP AIS
15 1 (0.052%) OSCP
15 1 (0.052%) A+ Certification
15 1 (0.052%) PMP
15 1 (0.052%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 317 (16.51%) QA
2 6 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (0.31%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.26%) HL7
4 3 (0.16%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.10%) CDISC
5 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.10%) GAAP
6 1 (0.052%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.052%) SLA
6 1 (0.052%) Basel II
6 1 (0.052%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.052%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.052%) EMIR
6 1 (0.052%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.052%) Basel III
System Software
1 18 (0.94%) Active Directory
1 18 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.47%) VMware ESX
3 4 (0.21%) Firmware
4 3 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (0.16%) XenApp
5 2 (0.10%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.052%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 315 (16.41%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.68%) Nessus
3 6 (0.31%) Netcool
4 5 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.21%) Cisco IPCC
5 4 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.10%) CA LISA
6 2 (0.10%) SCCM
7 1 (0.052%) nmon
7 1 (0.052%) Puppet
7 1 (0.052%) CORE IMPACT
7 1 (0.052%) Control-M
7 1 (0.052%) Nagios
7 1 (0.052%) Nmap
7 1 (0.052%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.052%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 251 (13.07%) HP
2 227 (11.82%) Microsoft
3 207 (10.78%) Oracle
4 99 (5.16%) SAP
5 50 (2.60%) IBM
6 41 (2.14%) VMware
7 26 (1.35%) Citrix
8 19 (0.99%) Murex
9 16 (0.83%) Cognos
10 14 (0.73%) Endeca
11 13 (0.68%) Tableau
11 13 (0.68%) Talend
12 12 (0.63%) OpenText
13 11 (0.57%) Remedy
13 11 (0.57%) PeopleSoft
14 10 (0.52%) Cerner
14 10 (0.52%) ATG
14 10 (0.52%) Teradata
14 10 (0.52%) hybris
15 9 (0.47%) Splunk
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £475 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 7 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £450 per hour
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Intapeople
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £251 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £275 - £325 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago