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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 141 96 134
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 781 979 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.56% 1.99% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 2.14% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 665 455
Average daily rate
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£320 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £24.96 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £110.00 £79.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.03% +39.00%
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
46210 45651 39482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.56% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 29185 28733 23345
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
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 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1806 1895 2016
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -9.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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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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 -53 251 £350 -6.66% 51
South East -14 195 £320 +6.66% 32
North West +14 73 £270 -12.90% 20
Yorkshire -37 66 £280 +1.81% 24
South West -21 53 £313 +4.16% 22
East of England -6 45 £300 - 13
East Midlands -8 32 £310 +13.76% 12
West Midlands -8 30 £300 -14.28% 5
North East -15 18 £358 +23.47% 2
South Coast +13 11 - -
Midlands +4 4 £250 -
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 533 (32.34%) Test Scripting
2 525 (31.86%) SQL
3 515 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 399 (24.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 385 (23.36%) Finance
6 343 (20.81%) ISEB
7 298 (18.08%) QA
8 268 (16.26%) ISTQB
9 267 (16.20%) HP Quality Center
10 265 (16.08%) Software Testing
11 258 (15.66%) Selenium
12 209 (12.68%) Java
13 192 (11.65%) Oracle
14 190 (11.53%) Manual Testing
15 182 (11.04%) Microsoft
16 178 (10.80%) Banking
17 174 (10.56%) .NET
17 174 (10.56%) XML
18 173 (10.50%) Security Cleared
19 168 (10.19%) Integration Testing
20 167 (10.13%) HP
21 166 (10.07%) Test Automation
22 161 (9.77%) BDD
23 154 (9.34%) Regression Testing
23 154 (9.34%) System Testing
24 149 (9.04%) Scrum
24 149 (9.04%) JIRA
25 142 (8.62%) UNIX
26 130 (7.89%) Automated Testing
27 129 (7.83%) Cucumber

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 26 (1.58%) CMS
2 22 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
3 20 (1.21%) SharePoint
4 18 (1.09%) WebSphere
5 17 (1.03%) IIS
6 14 (0.85%) Confluence
7 9 (0.55%) MQSeries
8 8 (0.49%) SAS
9 7 (0.42%) Documentum
10 5 (0.30%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.24%) ATG Dynamo
11 4 (0.24%) CICS
11 4 (0.24%) Apache
12 3 (0.18%) LiveLink
12 3 (0.18%) Node.js
13 2 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.061%) Tuxedo
14 1 (0.061%) JBoss
14 1 (0.061%) GroupWise
Applications
1 83 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 38 (2.31%) MS Office
3 5 (0.30%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.18%) MS Project
4 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.73%) SAP HR
4 10 (0.61%) Markit EDM
5 9 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 8 (0.49%) Magento
6 8 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
7 7 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.42%) Cerner Millennium
8 6 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.36%) SAP SD
9 5 (0.30%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.30%) SAP PP
9 5 (0.30%) SAP BCA
10 4 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.24%) Temenos T24
10 4 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.24%) Summit
10 4 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.91%) SaaS
2 6 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (0.30%) GitHub
3 5 (0.30%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.061%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.061%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.21%) TCP/IP
2 16 (0.97%) HTTP
3 15 (0.91%) Internet
4 9 (0.55%) LAN
4 9 (0.55%) SAN
4 9 (0.55%) Wireshark
5 7 (0.42%) ATM
5 7 (0.42%) Firewall
6 6 (0.36%) WAN
7 5 (0.30%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.30%) 4G
8 4 (0.24%) Diameter Protocol
8 4 (0.24%) IP Telephony
8 4 (0.24%) 2G
8 4 (0.24%) 3G
8 4 (0.24%) PBX
8 4 (0.24%) UMTS
9 3 (0.18%) VoIP
9 3 (0.18%) DNS
9 3 (0.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 86 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
3 47 (2.85%) Oracle Database
4 37 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (2.00%) Relational Database
6 20 (1.21%) DB2
7 14 (0.85%) MongoDB
7 14 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (0.85%) SAP BW
7 14 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
8 13 (0.79%) NoSQL
9 9 (0.55%) Data Mining
9 9 (0.55%) DbVisualizer
10 7 (0.42%) RDBMS
10 7 (0.42%) MySQL
10 7 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (0.36%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 5 (0.30%) SAP BI
12 5 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.30%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 258 (15.66%) Selenium
2 149 (9.04%) JIRA
3 129 (7.83%) Cucumber
4 107 (6.49%) WebDriver
4 107 (6.49%) QuickTest Pro
5 78 (4.73%) SoapUI
6 73 (4.43%) LoadRunner
7 70 (4.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 62 (3.76%) SpecFlow
9 54 (3.28%) Visual Studio
10 45 (2.73%) Jenkins
11 28 (1.70%) Git (software)
12 26 (1.58%) JMeter
13 22 (1.33%) JUnit
14 20 (1.21%) Subversion
15 16 (0.97%) Eclipse
16 14 (0.85%) Calabash
16 14 (0.85%) TestDirector
17 11 (0.67%) Maven
18 10 (0.61%) Appium
General
1 385 (23.36%) Finance
2 178 (10.80%) Banking
3 119 (7.22%) Retail
4 56 (3.40%) Telecoms
5 50 (3.03%) Investment Banking
6 32 (1.94%) Retail Banking
7 28 (1.70%) Billing
8 22 (1.33%) Marketing
9 18 (1.09%) Legal
10 16 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.85%) Back Office
12 13 (0.79%) General Ledger
12 13 (0.79%) Automotive
13 10 (0.61%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
15 7 (0.42%) Publishing
16 6 (0.36%) Games
16 6 (0.36%) Electronics
16 6 (0.36%) Front Office
17 4 (0.24%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (10.56%) .NET
1 174 (10.56%) XML
2 93 (5.64%) Web Services
3 85 (5.16%) SOAP
4 60 (3.64%) HTML
5 41 (2.49%) Gherkin
6 35 (2.12%) ASP.NET
7 27 (1.64%) RESTful
8 24 (1.46%) XML Messaging
8 24 (1.46%) Middleware
9 21 (1.27%) CSS
9 21 (1.27%) .NET Framework
10 16 (0.97%) J2EE
11 14 (0.85%) REST
12 13 (0.79%) JSON
13 12 (0.73%) WCF
14 11 (0.67%) JSP
15 10 (0.61%) XSD
15 10 (0.61%) MSMQ
16 9 (0.55%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 127 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (2.43%) Mobile App
3 28 (1.70%) Management Information System
4 24 (1.46%) NHS
5 18 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 17 (1.03%) Computer Science
6 17 (1.03%) Data Centre
7 16 (0.97%) User Experience
7 16 (0.97%) Fixed Income
8 15 (0.91%) Smart Meter
9 14 (0.85%) SWIFT
9 14 (0.85%) Client/Server
10 11 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (0.61%) Credit Risk
11 10 (0.61%) IVR
11 10 (0.61%) Derivative
12 9 (0.55%) Mainframe
13 8 (0.49%) AS400
13 8 (0.49%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.42%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 142 (8.62%) UNIX
2 96 (5.83%) Windows
3 56 (3.40%) Linux
4 40 (2.43%) Apple iOS
5 39 (2.37%) Android
6 23 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (0.85%) Windows 7
8 14 (0.85%) Solaris
9 5 (0.30%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.24%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.18%) AIX
11 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.18%) webOS
12 2 (0.12%) VME
12 2 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.12%) zOS
13 1 (0.061%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.061%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (32.34%) Test Scripting
2 515 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 399 (24.21%) User Acceptance Testing
4 265 (16.08%) Software Testing
5 190 (11.53%) Manual Testing
6 168 (10.19%) Integration Testing
7 166 (10.07%) Test Automation
8 161 (9.77%) BDD
9 154 (9.34%) Regression Testing
9 154 (9.34%) System Testing
10 149 (9.04%) Scrum
11 130 (7.89%) Automated Testing
12 128 (7.77%) E-Commerce
13 124 (7.52%) Waterfall
14 117 (7.10%) Test Strategy
15 108 (6.55%) System Integration Testing
16 107 (6.49%) Migration
17 103 (6.25%) Test Management
18 101 (6.13%) Performance Testing
19 97 (5.89%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 525 (31.86%) SQL
2 209 (12.68%) Java
3 124 (7.52%) C#
4 60 (3.64%) JavaScript
5 50 (3.03%) Ruby
6 40 (2.43%) PL/SQL
7 35 (2.12%) Shell Script
8 34 (2.06%) T-SQL
9 19 (1.15%) Perl
9 19 (1.15%) C
10 18 (1.09%) Python
11 14 (0.85%) Bash Shell
12 13 (0.79%) VBA
13 12 (0.73%) C++
13 12 (0.73%) PHP
14 11 (0.67%) VB
15 8 (0.49%) Groovy
16 6 (0.36%) VBScript
17 4 (0.24%) Scala
17 4 (0.24%) XPath
Qualifications
1 343 (20.81%) ISEB
2 268 (16.26%) ISTQB
3 173 (10.50%) Security Cleared
4 112 (6.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 105 (6.37%) SC Cleared
6 54 (3.28%) Degree
7 38 (2.31%) DV Cleared
8 16 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.24%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.18%) CISSP
12 2 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.12%) MCITP
12 2 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.12%) CISM
13 1 (0.061%) MCSE
13 1 (0.061%) MCSA
13 1 (0.061%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 298 (18.08%) QA
2 10 (0.61%) GAAP
3 9 (0.55%) Solvency II
4 6 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.36%) HL7
4 6 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.18%) FATCA
7 2 (0.12%) Basel III
7 2 (0.12%) Basel II
8 1 (0.061%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.061%) SLA
8 1 (0.061%) MiFID
8 1 (0.061%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.061%) EMIR
8 1 (0.061%) COREP
System Software
1 26 (1.58%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.49%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.18%) XenApp
5 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.061%) NFS
6 1 (0.061%) Firmware
6 1 (0.061%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.061%) Snort
6 1 (0.061%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.061%) iptables
6 1 (0.061%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 267 (16.20%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (0.30%) Nessus
4 4 (0.24%) Nmap
4 4 (0.24%) CA Endevor
4 4 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.12%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (0.12%) SCCM
5 2 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.12%) Netcool
6 1 (0.061%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.061%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.061%) Control-M
6 1 (0.061%) Nagios
6 1 (0.061%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.061%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.061%) Iperf
6 1 (0.061%) nmon
6 1 (0.061%) Puppet
Vendors
1 192 (11.65%) Oracle
2 182 (11.04%) Microsoft
3 167 (10.13%) HP
4 83 (5.04%) SAP
5 35 (2.12%) IBM
6 27 (1.64%) VMware
7 20 (1.21%) Citrix
8 15 (0.91%) Sybase
9 14 (0.85%) Business Objects
9 14 (0.85%) Cisco
10 13 (0.79%) Cognos
10 13 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (0.79%) Remedy
11 12 (0.73%) Murex
12 9 (0.55%) Siebel
12 9 (0.55%) Endeca
12 9 (0.55%) ATG
13 7 (0.42%) McAfee
13 7 (0.42%) Cerner
13 7 (0.42%) Teradata
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 hours ago
East London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £35256.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Premier IT
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
JM
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
First Point IT
Rate: £325 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vadis People
Rate: £350-400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Robert Walters
Rate: competitive daily rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £1 - 325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Tyne and Wear
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £0 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago