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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 146 128 110
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 750 752 821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.51% 1.61% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 1.73% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 448 500
Average daily rate
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£310 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £229 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
-0.83% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.56 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.46% +13.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £22.85 £23.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £34.66 £31.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £31.56 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-52.46% -4.37%
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
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -2 281 £350 -3.44% 38
South East +3 175 £290 +7.40% 22
Yorkshire -27 65 £300 - 23
South West -15 59 £315 -8.02% 10
East of England +5 57 £290 -7.93% 3
North West -30 46 £275 -12.00% 13
East Midlands +7 25 £300 - 6
West Midlands -15 24 £260 -22.09% 8
North East -19 12 £325 +25.00% 3
Midlands +4 6 £220 -
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 503 (31.32%) SQL
2 492 (30.64%) Test Scripting
3 465 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
4 381 (23.72%) User Acceptance Testing
5 357 (22.23%) Finance
6 348 (21.67%) ISEB
7 334 (20.80%) HP Quality Center
8 299 (18.62%) Software Testing
9 285 (17.75%) ISTQB
10 280 (17.43%) QA
11 257 (16.00%) Selenium
12 228 (14.20%) HP
13 226 (14.07%) Oracle
14 206 (12.83%) Microsoft
15 203 (12.64%) .NET
16 200 (12.45%) Java
17 184 (11.46%) JIRA
18 174 (10.83%) Security Cleared
19 173 (10.77%) Manual Testing
20 167 (10.40%) Test Automation
21 157 (9.78%) Banking
22 147 (9.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 141 (8.78%) UNIX
24 140 (8.72%) Integration Testing
25 136 (8.47%) Scrum
26 134 (8.34%) Windows
27 133 (8.28%) Automated Testing
28 129 (8.03%) SC Cleared
28 129 (8.03%) BDD
29 128 (7.97%) Test Strategy

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 38 (2.37%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.49%) CMS
3 21 (1.31%) Confluence
4 14 (0.87%) WebSphere
5 8 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
6 7 (0.44%) SugarCRM
7 5 (0.31%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.25%) Documentum
8 4 (0.25%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.25%) IIS
8 4 (0.25%) Drupal
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.12%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.12%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.12%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.062%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.062%) SAP EP
Applications
1 85 (5.29%) MS Excel
2 45 (2.80%) MS Office
3 6 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.19%) MS Project
5 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.062%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.062%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 51 (3.18%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.44%) SAP HR
6 6 (0.37%) Summit
7 5 (0.31%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.25%) TRIRIGA
8 4 (0.25%) LatentZero
8 4 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.25%) SAP Retail
8 4 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.25%) SAP Payroll
9 3 (0.19%) BASE24
9 3 (0.19%) Maximo
9 3 (0.19%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.62%) SaaS
2 2 (0.12%) Office 365
2 2 (0.12%) IaaS
2 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.062%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.062%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.062%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 57 (3.55%) TCP/IP
2 32 (1.99%) SAN
3 14 (0.87%) Internet
3 14 (0.87%) Wireshark
4 13 (0.81%) DNS
5 10 (0.62%) HTTP
6 8 (0.50%) LAN
7 7 (0.44%) WAN
7 7 (0.44%) HTTPS
8 6 (0.37%) SSL
8 6 (0.37%) Firewall
8 6 (0.37%) IPsec
8 6 (0.37%) VLAN
8 6 (0.37%) tcpdump
9 5 (0.31%) Network Security
9 5 (0.31%) FTP
9 5 (0.31%) VPN
10 4 (0.25%) VoIP
10 4 (0.25%) SMS
10 4 (0.25%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 81 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
3 49 (3.05%) Oracle Reports
4 44 (2.74%) Oracle Database
5 28 (1.74%) Relational Database
6 18 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (0.62%) MySQL
9 9 (0.56%) Big Data
10 7 (0.44%) SAP BW
10 7 (0.44%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.37%) DataStage
11 6 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.25%) QlikView
12 4 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.25%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 257 (16.00%) Selenium
2 184 (11.46%) JIRA
3 116 (7.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 110 (6.85%) Cucumber
5 90 (5.60%) WebDriver
6 89 (5.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 72 (4.48%) Visual Studio
8 65 (4.05%) SoapUI
9 57 (3.55%) LoadRunner
10 55 (3.42%) SpecFlow
11 43 (2.68%) JMeter
12 32 (1.99%) Jenkins
13 21 (1.31%) FitNesse
14 20 (1.25%) JUnit
15 17 (1.06%) TestDirector
15 17 (1.06%) Maven
16 16 (1.00%) Toad
17 15 (0.93%) Git (software)
17 15 (0.93%) MSTest
18 13 (0.81%) Bugzilla
General
1 357 (22.23%) Finance
2 157 (9.78%) Banking
3 85 (5.29%) Retail
4 48 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 47 (2.93%) Investment Banking
6 23 (1.43%) Marketing
7 21 (1.31%) Retail Banking
8 20 (1.25%) Back Office
9 19 (1.18%) Automotive
10 16 (1.00%) Games
11 14 (0.87%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.68%) Billing
13 10 (0.62%) General Ledger
13 10 (0.62%) Legal
14 8 (0.50%) Electronics
15 6 (0.37%) Front Office
15 6 (0.37%) Advertising
15 6 (0.37%) Publishing
16 4 (0.25%) Local Government
16 4 (0.25%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (12.64%) .NET
2 113 (7.04%) XML
3 95 (5.92%) Web Services
4 79 (4.92%) HTML
5 68 (4.23%) ASP.NET
6 63 (3.92%) SOAP
7 49 (3.05%) JSP
8 35 (2.18%) Gherkin
9 23 (1.43%) REST
10 17 (1.06%) RESTful
10 17 (1.06%) Middleware
11 16 (1.00%) CSS
12 15 (0.93%) .NET Framework
13 14 (0.87%) WCF
14 8 (0.50%) JSON
15 6 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
15 6 (0.37%) Ajax
15 6 (0.37%) FIXML
15 6 (0.37%) FpML
16 5 (0.31%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 89 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (2.93%) Mobile App
3 31 (1.93%) Derivative
4 24 (1.49%) Fixed Income
5 21 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 21 (1.31%) NHS
5 21 (1.31%) User Experience
6 20 (1.25%) Open Source
7 19 (1.18%) Credit Risk
7 19 (1.18%) Client/Server
8 17 (1.06%) Management Information System
9 15 (0.93%) AS400
9 15 (0.93%) Credit Derivative
9 15 (0.93%) Smart Meter
10 14 (0.87%) iPhone
11 13 (0.81%) Data Structures
12 12 (0.75%) Mainframe
13 10 (0.62%) IVR
13 10 (0.62%) iPad
13 10 (0.62%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 141 (8.78%) UNIX
2 134 (8.34%) Windows
3 54 (3.36%) Linux
4 53 (3.30%) Apple iOS
5 52 (3.24%) Android
6 27 (1.68%) Windows 7
7 19 (1.18%) Windows XP
8 15 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.68%) Windows 2000
11 8 (0.50%) Solaris
12 6 (0.37%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.31%) Windows NT
13 5 (0.31%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.19%) AIX
15 3 (0.19%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.12%) webOS
16 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 492 (30.64%) Test Scripting
2 465 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
3 381 (23.72%) User Acceptance Testing
4 299 (18.62%) Software Testing
5 173 (10.77%) Manual Testing
6 167 (10.40%) Test Automation
7 140 (8.72%) Integration Testing
8 136 (8.47%) Scrum
9 133 (8.28%) Automated Testing
10 129 (8.03%) BDD
11 128 (7.97%) Test Strategy
12 119 (7.41%) Automation Testing
13 118 (7.35%) System Testing
14 116 (7.22%) Regression Testing
15 106 (6.60%) Migration
16 99 (6.16%) Performance Testing
17 95 (5.92%) Test Management
18 94 (5.85%) Waterfall
19 82 (5.11%) ETL
19 82 (5.11%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 503 (31.32%) SQL
2 200 (12.45%) Java
3 123 (7.66%) C#
4 79 (4.92%) JavaScript
5 44 (2.74%) Ruby
6 27 (1.68%) PL/SQL
7 21 (1.31%) Shell Script
8 20 (1.25%) PHP
9 18 (1.12%) Python
9 18 (1.12%) T-SQL
10 16 (1.00%) VB
11 15 (0.93%) C++
12 12 (0.75%) Perl
12 12 (0.75%) C
12 12 (0.75%) Bash Shell
13 10 (0.62%) VBScript
14 8 (0.50%) VBA
15 5 (0.31%) Groovy
16 4 (0.25%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 348 (21.67%) ISEB
2 285 (17.75%) ISTQB
3 174 (10.83%) Security Cleared
4 147 (9.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 129 (8.03%) SC Cleared
6 40 (2.49%) DV Cleared
7 28 (1.74%) Degree
8 19 (1.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 13 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.19%) MCSE
12 3 (0.19%) CCNP
12 3 (0.19%) CCNA
12 3 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.19%) MCITP
13 2 (0.12%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.062%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.062%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 280 (17.43%) QA
2 14 (0.87%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.56%) EMIR
4 8 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.31%) SLA
6 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.19%) TickIT
7 3 (0.19%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.19%) FATCA
8 2 (0.12%) GAAP
8 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.12%) MiFID
8 2 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.062%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.062%) Basel II
9 1 (0.062%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.062%) HL7
9 1 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 14443
9 1 (0.062%) COREP
9 1 (0.062%) AIFMD
System Software
1 11 (0.68%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.50%) Nmap
3 6 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.12%) XenServer
4 2 (0.12%) KVM
4 2 (0.12%) Snort
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.12%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.062%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.062%) Firmware
5 1 (0.062%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.062%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 334 (20.80%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.50%) Nessus
3 5 (0.31%) WebInspect
3 5 (0.31%) Puppet
4 4 (0.25%) Netcool
5 3 (0.19%) SCCM
5 3 (0.19%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.062%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.062%) CORE IMPACT
7 1 (0.062%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.062%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.062%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.062%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.062%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.062%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.062%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 228 (14.20%) HP
2 226 (14.07%) Oracle
3 206 (12.83%) Microsoft
4 85 (5.29%) SAP
5 40 (2.49%) Citrix
6 39 (2.43%) IBM
7 26 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
8 16 (1.00%) VMware
9 14 (0.87%) Cisco
10 12 (0.75%) Cognos
11 11 (0.68%) Murex
11 11 (0.68%) Remedy
12 10 (0.62%) BMC
12 10 (0.62%) Talend
13 9 (0.56%) Siebel
13 9 (0.56%) Business Objects
14 7 (0.44%) Unica
14 7 (0.44%) Sitecore
14 7 (0.44%) Neolane
15 6 (0.37%) Splunk
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Posted: 4 days ago
South Yorkshire
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Rate: £300 - £375 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
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Rate: £market rates per day
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Bristol, Avon
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Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
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London
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Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £420 - £460 per day
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City, London
Roc Search
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West Yorkshire
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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South Yorkshire
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Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
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West London
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City of London
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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London
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Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
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