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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 127 99 118
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 857 1018 756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.69% 1.98% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 2.14% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 688 491
Average daily rate
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£313 £315 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% -0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 6
Average hourly rate £41.72 £50.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.57% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £25.90 £15.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £155.00 £72.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £110.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-69.54% +450.00%
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
46773 47492 40766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.43% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28857 29311 23960
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1840 1929 2115
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -30 296 £350 -3.44% 62
South East -19 214 £300 - 41
Yorkshire -24 88 £275 - 19
North West +9 71 £275 -11.29% 18
East of England +19 52 £300 -2.43% 11
South West -15 45 £308 -3.90% 25
West Midlands -17 34 £285 -12.30% 8
East Midlands -15 29 £300 +9.09% 6
North East -12 13 £340 +17.24% 7
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 507 (31.73%) Agile Software Development
2 506 (31.66%) SQL
2 506 (31.66%) Test Scripting
3 401 (25.09%) Finance
4 394 (24.66%) User Acceptance Testing
5 364 (22.78%) ISEB
6 293 (18.34%) QA
7 286 (17.90%) ISTQB
8 266 (16.65%) Software Testing
9 263 (16.46%) HP Quality Center
10 262 (16.40%) Selenium
11 201 (12.58%) Java
12 199 (12.45%) Microsoft
13 197 (12.33%) .NET
14 185 (11.58%) Oracle
15 183 (11.45%) Manual Testing
16 174 (10.89%) Security Cleared
16 174 (10.89%) HP
17 164 (10.26%) BDD
18 163 (10.20%) Test Automation
19 162 (10.14%) JIRA
20 159 (9.95%) Banking
21 158 (9.89%) Integration Testing
22 154 (9.64%) Scrum
23 146 (9.14%) Regression Testing
24 137 (8.57%) XML
25 135 (8.45%) C#
26 134 (8.39%) UNIX
27 133 (8.32%) Test Strategy
28 132 (8.26%) Cucumber

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 21 (1.31%) CMS
1 21 (1.31%) Confluence
2 16 (1.00%) SharePoint
3 15 (0.94%) IIS
4 13 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (0.75%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
6 7 (0.44%) SAS
7 5 (0.31%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.25%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.25%) Apache
8 4 (0.25%) Documentum
9 3 (0.19%) Node.js
9 3 (0.19%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.19%) CICS
10 2 (0.13%) ATG Dynamo
10 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.13%) Drupal
11 1 (0.063%) Umbraco
Applications
1 80 (5.01%) MS Excel
2 37 (2.32%) MS Office
3 6 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 27 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.69%) SAP HR
4 10 (0.63%) Markit EDM
5 9 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 8 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
7 7 (0.44%) SAP SD
8 6 (0.38%) SAP PP
8 6 (0.38%) Magento
9 5 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
9 5 (0.31%) SAP BCA
9 5 (0.31%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.31%) SAP Retail
9 5 (0.31%) Cerner Millennium
10 4 (0.25%) LatentZero
10 4 (0.25%) thinkFolio
10 4 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
11 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.25%) SaaS
2 4 (0.25%) GitHub
2 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.13%) FinancialForce.com
5 1 (0.063%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.063%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.063%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.00%) TCP/IP
2 19 (1.19%) SAN
3 13 (0.81%) HTTP
4 12 (0.75%) Internet
5 8 (0.50%) LAN
5 8 (0.50%) Wireshark
6 7 (0.44%) Firewall
7 6 (0.38%) WAN
8 5 (0.31%) ATM
8 5 (0.31%) DNS
9 4 (0.25%) PBX
9 4 (0.25%) UMTS
9 4 (0.25%) 2G
9 4 (0.25%) IP Telephony
9 4 (0.25%) 4G
10 3 (0.19%) IPsec
10 3 (0.19%) VLAN
10 3 (0.19%) VoIP
10 3 (0.19%) VPN
10 3 (0.19%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 90 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (2.57%) Oracle Database
4 33 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 32 (2.00%) Relational Database
6 25 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
7 14 (0.88%) SAP BW
7 14 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (0.69%) DB2
9 8 (0.50%) Data Mining
9 8 (0.50%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.50%) Big Data
10 7 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.44%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.38%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 5 (0.31%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.31%) MySQL
12 5 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.31%) DataStage
12 5 (0.31%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 262 (16.40%) Selenium
2 162 (10.14%) JIRA
3 132 (8.26%) Cucumber
4 113 (7.07%) WebDriver
5 99 (6.20%) QuickTest Pro
6 73 (4.57%) SoapUI
7 71 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 68 (4.26%) LoadRunner
9 67 (4.19%) SpecFlow
10 56 (3.50%) Visual Studio
11 42 (2.63%) Jenkins
12 30 (1.88%) JMeter
13 25 (1.56%) Git (software)
14 19 (1.19%) Subversion
15 18 (1.13%) TestDirector
16 17 (1.06%) JUnit
17 16 (1.00%) Eclipse
17 16 (1.00%) Calabash
18 11 (0.69%) Appium
19 10 (0.63%) Maven
General
1 401 (25.09%) Finance
2 159 (9.95%) Banking
3 101 (6.32%) Retail
4 49 (3.07%) Investment Banking
5 48 (3.00%) Telecoms
6 27 (1.69%) Retail Banking
7 22 (1.38%) Marketing
8 18 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.06%) Billing
10 16 (1.00%) General Ledger
10 16 (1.00%) Back Office
11 11 (0.69%) Automotive
12 10 (0.63%) Legal
12 10 (0.63%) Games
13 8 (0.50%) Electronics
14 7 (0.44%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.44%) Publishing
14 7 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
15 5 (0.31%) Advertising
16 2 (0.13%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (12.33%) .NET
2 137 (8.57%) XML
3 86 (5.38%) Web Services
4 77 (4.82%) SOAP
5 57 (3.57%) HTML
6 48 (3.00%) ASP.NET
7 33 (2.07%) Gherkin
8 23 (1.44%) JSP
9 22 (1.38%) .NET Framework
10 20 (1.25%) XML Messaging
10 20 (1.25%) RESTful
11 18 (1.13%) Middleware
11 18 (1.13%) CSS
12 14 (0.88%) WCF
12 14 (0.88%) REST
13 11 (0.69%) MSMQ
14 8 (0.50%) J2EE
14 8 (0.50%) JSON
15 7 (0.44%) XSD
16 5 (0.31%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 99 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (2.75%) Mobile App
3 30 (1.88%) Management Information System
4 25 (1.56%) NHS
5 22 (1.38%) Open Source
6 18 (1.13%) User Experience
6 18 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (1.00%) Fixed Income
8 15 (0.94%) Smart Meter
9 14 (0.88%) Computer Science
10 13 (0.81%) Derivative
10 13 (0.81%) Client/Server
11 11 (0.69%) Credit Risk
12 9 (0.56%) SWIFT
12 9 (0.56%) Mainframe
13 8 (0.50%) AS400
13 8 (0.50%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.44%) EPoS
14 7 (0.44%) DTV
14 7 (0.44%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 134 (8.39%) UNIX
2 97 (6.07%) Windows
3 54 (3.38%) Linux
4 47 (2.94%) Android
5 46 (2.88%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (1.06%) Windows 7
8 15 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (0.63%) Solaris
10 8 (0.50%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.44%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (0.25%) webOS
13 3 (0.19%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.19%) AIX
14 2 (0.13%) zOS
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.063%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 507 (31.73%) Agile Software Development
2 506 (31.66%) Test Scripting
3 394 (24.66%) User Acceptance Testing
4 266 (16.65%) Software Testing
5 183 (11.45%) Manual Testing
6 164 (10.26%) BDD
7 163 (10.20%) Test Automation
8 158 (9.89%) Integration Testing
9 154 (9.64%) Scrum
10 146 (9.14%) Regression Testing
11 133 (8.32%) Test Strategy
12 132 (8.26%) System Testing
13 130 (8.14%) Automated Testing
14 117 (7.32%) Waterfall
15 112 (7.01%) Automation Testing
16 110 (6.88%) Test Management
17 101 (6.32%) Migration
17 101 (6.32%) E-Commerce
18 96 (6.01%) Performance Testing
19 91 (5.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 506 (31.66%) SQL
2 201 (12.58%) Java
3 135 (8.45%) C#
4 64 (4.01%) JavaScript
5 56 (3.50%) Ruby
6 40 (2.50%) PL/SQL
7 32 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 32 (2.00%) Shell Script
8 22 (1.38%) Perl
9 20 (1.25%) Python
10 18 (1.13%) PHP
11 15 (0.94%) C
11 15 (0.94%) VBA
12 14 (0.88%) Bash Shell
13 12 (0.75%) C++
14 11 (0.69%) VB
15 8 (0.50%) Groovy
16 6 (0.38%) VBScript
17 4 (0.25%) Scala
18 3 (0.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 364 (22.78%) ISEB
2 286 (17.90%) ISTQB
3 174 (10.89%) Security Cleared
4 127 (7.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 111 (6.95%) SC Cleared
6 42 (2.63%) Degree
6 42 (2.63%) DV Cleared
7 15 (0.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (0.31%) BC Cleared
8 5 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.19%) CISSP
9 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.13%) MCSE
10 2 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.13%) CISM
10 2 (0.13%) MCITP
11 1 (0.063%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 293 (18.34%) QA
2 11 (0.69%) Solvency II
2 11 (0.69%) GAAP
3 5 (0.31%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.31%) HL7
4 4 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.19%) FATCA
6 2 (0.13%) Basel III
6 2 (0.13%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.13%) Basel II
7 1 (0.063%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.063%) SLA
7 1 (0.063%) MiFID
7 1 (0.063%) EMIR
7 1 (0.063%) COREP
System Software
1 21 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.31%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.13%) Snort
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.063%) iptables
6 1 (0.063%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.063%) Firmware
6 1 (0.063%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.063%) NFS
Systems Management
1 263 (16.46%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (0.31%) Netcool
3 5 (0.31%) Nessus
3 5 (0.31%) Nmap
4 3 (0.19%) CA Endevor
5 2 (0.13%) SCCM
5 2 (0.13%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.063%) nmon
6 1 (0.063%) Iperf
6 1 (0.063%) Puppet
6 1 (0.063%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.063%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.063%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.063%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.063%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.063%) Control-M
6 1 (0.063%) Nagios
6 1 (0.063%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 199 (12.45%) Microsoft
2 185 (11.58%) Oracle
3 174 (10.89%) HP
4 81 (5.07%) SAP
5 30 (1.88%) IBM
6 23 (1.44%) Citrix
6 23 (1.44%) VMware
7 17 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (0.94%) Sybase
9 13 (0.81%) Cisco
10 11 (0.69%) Cognos
10 11 (0.69%) Siebel
11 9 (0.56%) Business Objects
11 9 (0.56%) Murex
11 9 (0.56%) Remedy
12 7 (0.44%) Teradata
12 7 (0.44%) Sitecore
12 7 (0.44%) Sun
13 6 (0.38%) Apple
13 6 (0.38%) ATG
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