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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 116 130 77
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 923 802 1265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.81% 1.65% 2.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 1.78% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 514 813
Average daily rate
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£300 £330 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £234 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £280
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 17
Average hourly rate £30.78 £12.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+156.47% -44.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £11.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.24 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £12.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+156.47% -44.18%
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
47122 45147 49346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.76% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29091 27426 28362
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1866 1971 2486
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.96 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -2 320 £355 -5.33% 57
South East +5 220 £300 -7.69% 45
Yorkshire +38 87 £298 +12.26% 24
South West +1 83 £300 -4.76% 19
East of England -2 64 £288 -8.73% 10
North West +14 46 £297 +15.24% 14
East Midlands +22 44 £240 -12.72% 9
West Midlands -10 39 £290 -17.14% 7
North East -18 10 £365 +46.00% 1
Midlands -7 2 - -
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 626 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 567 (30.19%) SQL
3 444 (23.64%) ISEB
4 436 (23.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 426 (22.68%) Finance
6 376 (20.02%) HP Quality Center
7 351 (18.69%) ISTQB
8 343 (18.26%) QA
9 334 (17.78%) Software Testing
10 277 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
11 275 (14.64%) Selenium
12 261 (13.90%) Oracle
13 251 (13.37%) HP
14 236 (12.57%) Security Cleared
15 233 (12.41%) Microsoft
16 206 (10.97%) .NET
17 201 (10.70%) Test Automation
18 197 (10.49%) Java
18 197 (10.49%) Banking
19 190 (10.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 184 (9.80%) SC Cleared
21 183 (9.74%) Scrum
22 167 (8.89%) Integration Testing
23 165 (8.79%) Test Strategy
24 162 (8.63%) C#
25 159 (8.47%) Test Management
26 158 (8.41%) Windows
27 155 (8.25%) Manual Testing
28 154 (8.20%) BDD
29 153 (8.15%) Automated Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 42 (2.24%) SharePoint
2 15 (0.80%) WebLogic
3 13 (0.69%) Node.js
4 11 (0.59%) CMS
4 11 (0.59%) IIS
5 8 (0.43%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
6 7 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.32%) Confluence
8 5 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (0.27%) Apache
9 4 (0.21%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.21%) SAS
9 4 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.16%) Adobe CQ
10 3 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.11%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.11%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.11%) Umbraco
Applications
1 81 (4.31%) MS Excel
2 44 (2.34%) MS Office
3 12 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.21%) Mingle
6 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.053%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.053%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 55 (2.93%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
4 12 (0.64%) Markit EDM
5 11 (0.59%) SAP HR
6 9 (0.48%) TRIRIGA
7 8 (0.43%) CSG Singleview
7 8 (0.43%) Maximo
7 8 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.37%) ION MarketView
8 7 (0.37%) LatentZero
9 6 (0.32%) SAP FI
9 6 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (0.32%) SAP CO
10 5 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
10 5 (0.27%) Sentinel
10 5 (0.27%) BASE24
10 5 (0.27%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.48%) Office 365
2 5 (0.27%) SaaS
3 4 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.11%) Force.com
5 2 (0.11%) PaaS
6 1 (0.053%) Trello
6 1 (0.053%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.053%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.053%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.053%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.14%) TCP/IP
2 30 (1.60%) HTTP
3 23 (1.22%) SAN
4 19 (1.01%) HTTPS
5 18 (0.96%) DNS
6 14 (0.75%) Wireshark
7 11 (0.59%) Firewall
7 11 (0.59%) LAN
7 11 (0.59%) SSL
7 11 (0.59%) Internet
8 9 (0.48%) WAN
9 8 (0.43%) Network Security
10 7 (0.37%) VLAN
11 6 (0.32%) 2G
11 6 (0.32%) IPsec
12 5 (0.27%) ZigBee
12 5 (0.27%) FTP
12 5 (0.27%) SMS
13 4 (0.21%) IPv6
13 4 (0.21%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 105 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
3 43 (2.29%) Oracle Database
4 39 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
5 35 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (1.60%) Relational Database
7 26 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 25 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (1.01%) MySQL
10 17 (0.91%) QlikView
11 15 (0.80%) Big Data
12 13 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (0.53%) DB2
13 10 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (0.48%) Star Schema
15 7 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
15 7 (0.37%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.37%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.32%) DataStage
16 6 (0.32%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 275 (14.64%) Selenium
2 147 (7.83%) QuickTest Pro
3 140 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 125 (6.66%) JIRA
5 121 (6.44%) Cucumber
6 99 (5.27%) WebDriver
7 93 (4.95%) Visual Studio
8 70 (3.73%) LoadRunner
9 60 (3.19%) SoapUI
10 51 (2.72%) JMeter
11 48 (2.56%) SpecFlow
12 44 (2.34%) FitNesse
13 36 (1.92%) TestDirector
13 36 (1.92%) Jenkins
14 25 (1.33%) JUnit
15 18 (0.96%) Git (software)
16 17 (0.91%) Sahi
16 17 (0.91%) Toad
17 16 (0.85%) Maven
17 16 (0.85%) WATIR
General
1 426 (22.68%) Finance
2 197 (10.49%) Banking
3 115 (6.12%) Retail
4 66 (3.51%) Investment Banking
5 49 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 34 (1.81%) Retail Banking
7 26 (1.38%) Billing
7 26 (1.38%) Back Office
8 25 (1.33%) Front Office
9 16 (0.85%) Automotive
10 14 (0.75%) Legal
10 14 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.64%) Publishing
11 12 (0.64%) Electronics
11 12 (0.64%) Marketing
12 11 (0.59%) Advertising
13 9 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.43%) Games
15 7 (0.37%) Local Government
16 4 (0.21%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (10.97%) .NET
2 132 (7.03%) Web Services
3 130 (6.92%) XML
4 93 (4.95%) HTML
5 71 (3.78%) SOAP
6 69 (3.67%) ASP.NET
7 53 (2.82%) JSP
8 44 (2.34%) Gherkin
9 31 (1.65%) REST
10 18 (0.96%) WCF
11 16 (0.85%) CSS
12 14 (0.75%) WPF
13 13 (0.69%) Middleware
14 12 (0.64%) Mustache
14 12 (0.64%) Sass
15 11 (0.59%) JSON
16 10 (0.53%) RESTful
17 9 (0.48%) .NET Framework
18 8 (0.43%) J2EE
19 7 (0.37%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 69 (3.67%) Mobile App
2 44 (2.34%) Open Source
3 40 (2.13%) Derivative
4 27 (1.44%) NHS
5 24 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 20 (1.06%) Credit Risk
7 18 (0.96%) Client/Server
7 18 (0.96%) Management Information System
7 18 (0.96%) Fixed Income
8 17 (0.91%) iSeries
8 17 (0.91%) AS400
8 17 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 16 (0.85%) Equities
10 14 (0.75%) IVR
10 14 (0.75%) Credit Derivative
11 12 (0.64%) GIS
12 11 (0.59%) Market Risk
12 11 (0.59%) Mainframe
13 10 (0.53%) SWIFT
14 9 (0.48%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 158 (8.41%) Windows
2 141 (7.51%) UNIX
3 81 (4.31%) Linux
4 58 (3.09%) Android
5 56 (2.98%) Apple iOS
6 35 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (1.76%) Windows 7
7 33 (1.76%) Windows XP
8 31 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (1.12%) Windows 2000
10 17 (0.91%) Solaris
11 10 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.43%) AIX
13 5 (0.27%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.21%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.21%) VMS
14 4 (0.21%) HPUX
15 3 (0.16%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 626 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 436 (23.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 334 (17.78%) Software Testing
4 277 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
5 201 (10.70%) Test Automation
6 183 (9.74%) Scrum
7 167 (8.89%) Integration Testing
8 165 (8.79%) Test Strategy
9 159 (8.47%) Test Management
10 155 (8.25%) Manual Testing
11 154 (8.20%) BDD
12 153 (8.15%) Automated Testing
13 141 (7.51%) Regression Testing
14 115 (6.12%) Automation Testing
15 114 (6.07%) TDD
16 108 (5.75%) E-Commerce
17 101 (5.38%) System Testing
18 99 (5.27%) Performance Testing
18 99 (5.27%) ETL
19 97 (5.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 567 (30.19%) SQL
2 197 (10.49%) Java
3 162 (8.63%) C#
4 79 (4.21%) JavaScript
5 52 (2.77%) Ruby
6 28 (1.49%) VB
6 28 (1.49%) PHP
7 27 (1.44%) T-SQL
8 23 (1.22%) Shell Script
9 20 (1.06%) PL/SQL
10 19 (1.01%) Python
10 19 (1.01%) VBScript
11 15 (0.80%) VBA
12 12 (0.64%) Perl
12 12 (0.64%) C++
13 10 (0.53%) PowerShell
14 9 (0.48%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.37%) C
16 3 (0.16%) RPG
16 3 (0.16%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 444 (23.64%) ISEB
2 351 (18.69%) ISTQB
3 236 (12.57%) Security Cleared
4 190 (10.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 184 (9.80%) SC Cleared
6 49 (2.61%) DV Cleared
7 39 (2.08%) Degree
8 16 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 13 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.16%) MOS
12 3 (0.16%) CCNA
12 3 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.11%) CCNP
13 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.11%) ACCA
13 2 (0.11%) MCSE
13 2 (0.11%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 343 (18.26%) QA
2 9 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
3 8 (0.43%) EMIR
4 6 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.27%) SLA
6 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.16%) TickIT
7 2 (0.11%) GMP
7 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.053%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.053%) WCAG
8 1 (0.053%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.053%) Basel II
8 1 (0.053%) GAAP
System Software
1 18 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.48%) Nmap
3 6 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.16%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.11%) XenServer
7 1 (0.053%) Xen
7 1 (0.053%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.053%) NFS
Systems Management
1 376 (20.02%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.48%) Nessus
2 9 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 8 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (0.37%) Netcool
5 6 (0.32%) SCCM
6 4 (0.21%) OpenView
6 4 (0.21%) WebInspect
7 3 (0.16%) nmon
8 2 (0.11%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle EDQ
8 2 (0.11%) Puppet
9 1 (0.053%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.053%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.053%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.053%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.053%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.053%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.053%) MOM
Vendors
1 261 (13.90%) Oracle
2 251 (13.37%) HP
3 233 (12.41%) Microsoft
4 102 (5.43%) SAP
5 37 (1.97%) Citrix
6 33 (1.76%) IBM
7 22 (1.17%) VMware
8 18 (0.96%) Charles River
9 15 (0.80%) Business Objects
9 15 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (0.75%) Informatica
11 13 (0.69%) Remedy
12 12 (0.64%) Cisco
13 10 (0.53%) Cognos
13 10 (0.53%) Siebel
13 10 (0.53%) ATG
13 10 (0.53%) hybris
14 9 (0.48%) Talend
15 8 (0.43%) Calypso
15 8 (0.43%) PeopleSoft
City, London
PAW Associates
Rate: Unspecified £Good Market Rates
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City, London
PAW Associates
Rate: Unspecified £Good Market Rates
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Westbourne Partners
Posted: 21 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum 6 months fixed term
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £240 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £300 - £340 Per Day
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Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago