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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 98 120 80
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1031 732 1184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.01% 1.67% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 1.81% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 486 733
Average daily rate £315 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £287
% change year-on-year
- +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 14
Average hourly rate £50.00 £25.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £15.58 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.00 £72.00 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £110.00 £20.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+450.00% -5.88%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47289 40554 51511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.32% 92.75% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 29337 23812 29012
Average daily rate £395 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £240 £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 1917 2075 2421
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -3 395 £363 +3.57% 70
South East +17 230 £300 - 28
Yorkshire +34 123 £275 -3.50% 17
South West +4 69 £305 +1.66% 19
East of England -12 53 £300 -3.22% 7
East Midlands +16 47 £275 -8.33% 10
North West -14 46 £310 +11.71% 15
West Midlands -12 34 £325 +12.06% 6
North East +3 31 £290 +12.62% 3
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 580 (32.47%) Test Scripting
2 537 (30.07%) SQL
3 442 (24.75%) Finance
4 433 (24.24%) ISEB
5 402 (22.51%) User Acceptance Testing
6 353 (19.76%) HP Quality Center
7 296 (16.57%) Selenium
8 293 (16.41%) Software Testing
9 285 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
10 282 (15.79%) ISTQB
11 274 (15.34%) QA
12 234 (13.10%) Oracle
13 224 (12.54%) Security Cleared
14 217 (12.15%) Banking
15 201 (11.25%) Microsoft
16 195 (10.92%) HP
17 186 (10.41%) SC Cleared
18 183 (10.25%) Test Automation
19 179 (10.02%) Scrum
20 176 (9.85%) Java
21 174 (9.74%) .NET
22 166 (9.29%) C#
22 166 (9.29%) BDD
23 165 (9.24%) Automated Testing
24 158 (8.85%) QuickTest Pro
25 146 (8.17%) Windows
26 142 (7.95%) SQL Server
27 137 (7.67%) Test Strategy
28 133 (7.45%) Web Services
29 132 (7.39%) Team Foundation Server

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 48 (2.69%) SharePoint
2 27 (1.51%) CMS
3 15 (0.84%) SAS
3 15 (0.84%) WebSphere
3 15 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
4 14 (0.78%) IIS
5 9 (0.50%) WebLogic
5 9 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (0.50%) Alfresco
6 8 (0.45%) Node.js
6 8 (0.45%) Confluence
6 8 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (0.34%) Apache
8 5 (0.28%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.22%) Adobe CQ
10 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.17%) Drupal
11 2 (0.11%) Kentico
11 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 74 (4.14%) MS Excel
2 46 (2.58%) MS Office
3 21 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.22%) Mingle
5 3 (0.17%) MS Project
6 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.056%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.056%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 21 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 21 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.62%) Sentinel
3 10 (0.56%) SAP HR
4 9 (0.50%) SAP FI
4 9 (0.50%) Tesseract
4 9 (0.50%) Minerva
4 9 (0.50%) Markit EDM
5 7 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
5 7 (0.39%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.34%) LatentZero
6 6 (0.34%) Maximo
6 6 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.34%) CSG Singleview
6 6 (0.34%) SAP SD
7 5 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.28%) Retail-J
7 5 (0.28%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.22%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.28%) SaaS
2 5 (0.28%) Office 365
3 3 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.11%) PaaS
4 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.11%) Force.com
5 1 (0.056%) Taleo
5 1 (0.056%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.056%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.74%) TCP/IP
2 28 (1.57%) HTTP
3 17 (0.95%) LAN
3 17 (0.95%) HTTPS
4 13 (0.73%) Internet
5 11 (0.62%) Wireshark
6 9 (0.50%) DNS
6 9 (0.50%) SSL
7 8 (0.45%) VLAN
7 8 (0.45%) DHCP
8 7 (0.39%) VPN
8 7 (0.39%) Firewall
8 7 (0.39%) Unified Communications
9 6 (0.34%) IPsec
9 6 (0.34%) ATM
10 5 (0.28%) WAN
10 5 (0.28%) SAN
11 4 (0.22%) NAS
11 4 (0.22%) SS7
11 4 (0.22%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 97 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
3 42 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 37 (2.07%) Oracle Database
5 27 (1.51%) MySQL
6 26 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 21 (1.18%) Relational Database
9 18 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
10 13 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (0.67%) DB2
12 11 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (0.62%) Big Data
13 9 (0.50%) DataStage
14 8 (0.45%) QlikView
15 7 (0.39%) RDBMS
16 6 (0.34%) SAP BI
16 6 (0.34%) OLAP
17 5 (0.28%) Data Mining
18 4 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 296 (16.57%) Selenium
2 158 (8.85%) QuickTest Pro
3 132 (7.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 110 (6.16%) WebDriver
5 101 (5.66%) JIRA
6 96 (5.38%) Cucumber
7 93 (5.21%) Visual Studio
8 87 (4.87%) SoapUI
9 78 (4.37%) LoadRunner
10 45 (2.52%) JMeter
11 40 (2.24%) FitNesse
11 40 (2.24%) SpecFlow
12 37 (2.07%) Jenkins
13 31 (1.74%) TestDirector
14 22 (1.23%) Toad
15 20 (1.12%) JUnit
16 19 (1.06%) WinRunner
17 15 (0.84%) Maven
17 15 (0.84%) Sahi
18 14 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 442 (24.75%) Finance
2 217 (12.15%) Banking
3 119 (6.66%) Retail
4 80 (4.48%) Investment Banking
5 55 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 48 (2.69%) Retail Banking
7 37 (2.07%) Back Office
8 27 (1.51%) Billing
9 19 (1.06%) Front Office
10 15 (0.84%) Local Government
10 15 (0.84%) Marketing
11 14 (0.78%) Advertising
11 14 (0.78%) Publishing
12 12 (0.67%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.62%) Legal
14 8 (0.45%) Games
15 6 (0.34%) Automotive
16 5 (0.28%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.28%) Law
16 5 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (9.74%) .NET
2 133 (7.45%) Web Services
3 119 (6.66%) XML
4 106 (5.94%) SOAP
5 65 (3.64%) HTML
6 38 (2.13%) REST
7 35 (1.96%) ASP.NET
8 29 (1.62%) WCF
9 21 (1.18%) Gherkin
10 20 (1.12%) WPF
11 19 (1.06%) JSP
12 16 (0.90%) JSON
12 16 (0.90%) CSS
13 11 (0.62%) J2EE
13 11 (0.62%) .NET Framework
14 9 (0.50%) WSDL
14 9 (0.50%) Middleware
15 8 (0.45%) Mustache
15 8 (0.45%) Sass
16 7 (0.39%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 53 (2.97%) Mobile App
2 42 (2.35%) Derivative
3 36 (2.02%) NHS
4 35 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 30 (1.68%) Open Source
6 26 (1.46%) Mainframe
7 25 (1.40%) Credit Risk
8 23 (1.29%) Client/Server
9 18 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 17 (0.95%) Management Information System
10 17 (0.95%) Equities
11 16 (0.90%) SWIFT
12 13 (0.73%) Fixed Income
12 13 (0.73%) Market Risk
13 11 (0.62%) EPoS
13 11 (0.62%) IBM Mainframe
14 10 (0.56%) Clustering
15 9 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.45%) iPhone
16 8 (0.45%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 146 (8.17%) Windows
2 124 (6.94%) UNIX
3 68 (3.81%) Linux
4 48 (2.69%) Android
5 47 (2.63%) Windows XP
6 42 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (2.02%) Windows 7
8 35 (1.96%) Apple iOS
9 28 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (1.23%) Windows 2000
11 12 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.67%) Solaris
12 10 (0.56%) AIX
13 6 (0.34%) VMS
14 4 (0.22%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.11%) HPUX
16 1 (0.056%) zOS
16 1 (0.056%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 580 (32.47%) Test Scripting
2 402 (22.51%) User Acceptance Testing
3 293 (16.41%) Software Testing
4 285 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
5 183 (10.25%) Test Automation
6 179 (10.02%) Scrum
7 166 (9.29%) BDD
8 165 (9.24%) Automated Testing
9 137 (7.67%) Test Strategy
10 130 (7.28%) Manual Testing
11 127 (7.11%) E-Commerce
12 125 (7.00%) Regression Testing
12 125 (7.00%) Integration Testing
13 113 (6.33%) Test Management
13 113 (6.33%) System Testing
14 104 (5.82%) Automation Testing
15 89 (4.98%) Performance Testing
16 84 (4.70%) TDD
17 82 (4.59%) ETL
18 70 (3.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 537 (30.07%) SQL
2 176 (9.85%) Java
3 166 (9.29%) C#
4 58 (3.25%) JavaScript
5 44 (2.46%) Ruby
6 40 (2.24%) VB
7 30 (1.68%) VBScript
8 27 (1.51%) Python
9 26 (1.46%) T-SQL
9 26 (1.46%) PL/SQL
10 19 (1.06%) PHP
10 19 (1.06%) PowerShell
11 12 (0.67%) VBA
12 11 (0.62%) COBOL
12 11 (0.62%) Shell Script
13 10 (0.56%) C++
13 10 (0.56%) Perl
14 7 (0.39%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.39%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.28%) C
Qualifications
1 433 (24.24%) ISEB
2 282 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 224 (12.54%) Security Cleared
4 186 (10.41%) SC Cleared
5 57 (3.19%) Degree
6 24 (1.34%) DV Cleared
7 15 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.17%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.056%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 274 (15.34%) QA
2 10 (0.56%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.39%) TickIT
4 4 (0.22%) WAI
5 3 (0.17%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.17%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.17%) EMIR
5 3 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.11%) ISO 9002
6 2 (0.11%) GMP
7 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.056%) Basel II
7 1 (0.056%) WCAG
7 1 (0.056%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.056%) HL7
7 1 (0.056%) Basel III
7 1 (0.056%) Data Quality
System Software
1 34 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.62%) XenApp
4 9 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (0.39%) Nmap
6 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.056%) NFS
Systems Management
1 353 (19.76%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 11 (0.62%) Netcool
4 10 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (0.39%) Nessus
6 5 (0.28%) OpenView
7 4 (0.22%) SCCM
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 3 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.11%) Control-M
10 1 (0.056%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.056%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.056%) MOM
10 1 (0.056%) WebInspect
10 1 (0.056%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.056%) CA Endevor
10 1 (0.056%) Puppet
10 1 (0.056%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.056%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 234 (13.10%) Oracle
2 201 (11.25%) Microsoft
3 195 (10.92%) HP
4 98 (5.49%) SAP
5 46 (2.58%) IBM
6 32 (1.79%) Citrix
7 29 (1.62%) VMware
8 22 (1.23%) Cisco
9 19 (1.06%) Business Objects
10 12 (0.67%) Charles River
10 12 (0.67%) Cognos
11 11 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (0.56%) Veritas
12 10 (0.56%) Informatica
12 10 (0.56%) McAfee
13 8 (0.45%) Ektron
13 8 (0.45%) TIBCO
13 8 (0.45%) Siebel
14 7 (0.39%) Cerner
14 7 (0.39%) Fidessa
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £340 - £360 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £290 - £320 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Neg
Posted: 22 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Experis IT
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £310 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £295 - £305 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive rates
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Recruit Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Ageas 50
Rate: Up to £37,500 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 26 days ago