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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 126 108 130
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 874 940 740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.72% 1.93% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 2.08% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 617 470
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 7
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.83 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.59% +44.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £50.80 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.19 £17.58
% change year-on-year
-8.91% +71.72%
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
47107 45196 41281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.71% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 30238 28237 24557
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £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 1775 1819 1985
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -25 290 £365 +0.68% 77
South East -6 242 £325 +8.33% 37
North West +5 72 £288 -4.16% 17
Yorkshire -30 72 £275 -1.78% 21
South West -27 60 £300 - 14
East of England -23 35 £350 +16.66% 16
West Midlands +3 34 £293 +5.40% 5
East Midlands -8 28 £320 +11.30% 11
North East -15 20 £335 +9.83% 5
South Coast - 12 - -
Midlands +2 5 - -
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 612 (34.83%) Test Scripting
2 559 (31.82%) SQL
3 531 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
4 420 (23.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 396 (22.54%) Finance
6 364 (20.72%) ISEB
7 301 (17.13%) QA
8 298 (16.96%) ISTQB
9 285 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
10 283 (16.11%) Software Testing
11 274 (15.59%) Selenium
12 229 (13.03%) Java
13 209 (11.90%) Security Cleared
14 202 (11.50%) XML
15 201 (11.44%) Banking
15 201 (11.44%) Manual Testing
16 195 (11.10%) HP
17 192 (10.93%) Integration Testing
18 185 (10.53%) Test Automation
19 183 (10.42%) Microsoft
20 182 (10.36%) Oracle
21 176 (10.02%) BDD
22 170 (9.68%) System Testing
23 163 (9.28%) Regression Testing
24 160 (9.11%) .NET
25 159 (9.05%) JIRA
26 156 (8.88%) Automated Testing
27 155 (8.82%) Scrum
28 152 (8.65%) UNIX
29 144 (8.20%) Cucumber

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 25 (1.42%) CMS
2 23 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
3 19 (1.08%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.08%) WebSphere
4 17 (0.97%) IIS
5 14 (0.80%) Confluence
6 11 (0.63%) SAS
7 10 (0.57%) MQSeries
8 7 (0.40%) Documentum
9 6 (0.34%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.28%) LiveLink
11 4 (0.23%) ATG Dynamo
11 4 (0.23%) CICS
11 4 (0.23%) Apache
12 3 (0.17%) Node.js
12 3 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.057%) SAP Portal
13 1 (0.057%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.057%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.057%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 100 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 42 (2.39%) MS Office
3 6 (0.34%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.23%) MS Project
5 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.74%) SAP HR
3 12 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.68%) Magento
4 11 (0.63%) Summit
4 11 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 9 (0.51%) Markit EDM
5 9 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
6 8 (0.46%) Cognos TM1
6 8 (0.46%) SAP FI
7 7 (0.40%) SAP SD
8 6 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (0.34%) Cerner Millennium
9 5 (0.28%) SAP PP
9 5 (0.28%) SAP BCA
10 4 (0.23%) Temenos T24
11 3 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
11 3 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.08%) SaaS
2 8 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
3 6 (0.34%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.28%) GitHub
5 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.057%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.057%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.08%) TCP/IP
2 16 (0.91%) Wireshark
3 14 (0.80%) Internet
3 14 (0.80%) HTTP
4 8 (0.46%) DAB
5 7 (0.40%) Firewall
5 7 (0.40%) SAN
6 6 (0.34%) UMTS
6 6 (0.34%) ATM
6 6 (0.34%) 4G
7 5 (0.28%) Wireless
7 5 (0.28%) LAN
7 5 (0.28%) WAN
7 5 (0.28%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.28%) 3G
8 4 (0.23%) DNS
8 4 (0.23%) 3GPP
8 4 (0.23%) 2G
8 4 (0.23%) ZigBee
8 4 (0.23%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 94 (5.35%) Data Warehouse
3 44 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 38 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (1.65%) Relational Database
6 27 (1.54%) DB2
7 19 (1.08%) MongoDB
8 17 (0.97%) NoSQL
9 14 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
9 14 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (0.74%) SAP BW
11 10 (0.57%) Data Mining
11 10 (0.57%) DbVisualizer
12 9 (0.51%) MySQL
13 8 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.34%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.34%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 5 (0.28%) MS Access
15 5 (0.28%) QlikView
16 4 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 274 (15.59%) Selenium
2 159 (9.05%) JIRA
3 144 (8.20%) Cucumber
4 108 (6.15%) WebDriver
5 104 (5.92%) HP UFT
6 100 (5.69%) SoapUI
7 88 (5.01%) LoadRunner
8 74 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 59 (3.36%) SpecFlow
10 46 (2.62%) Jenkins
11 44 (2.50%) Visual Studio
12 36 (2.05%) JMeter
13 31 (1.76%) Subversion
14 29 (1.65%) Git (software)
15 28 (1.59%) JUnit
16 17 (0.97%) Eclipse
17 15 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 14 (0.80%) TestDirector
19 12 (0.68%) Calabash
20 11 (0.63%) Appium
General
1 396 (22.54%) Finance
2 201 (11.44%) Banking
3 126 (7.17%) Retail
4 82 (4.67%) Telecoms
5 57 (3.24%) Investment Banking
6 30 (1.71%) Retail Banking
7 28 (1.59%) Billing
8 26 (1.48%) Marketing
9 22 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 19 (1.08%) Legal
11 16 (0.91%) Automotive
12 15 (0.85%) Back Office
13 11 (0.63%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.63%) Front Office
13 11 (0.63%) General Ledger
14 8 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
14 8 (0.46%) Electronics
15 5 (0.28%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.23%) Wholesale Banking
16 4 (0.23%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (11.50%) XML
2 160 (9.11%) .NET
3 97 (5.52%) SOAP
3 97 (5.52%) Web Services
4 53 (3.02%) HTML
5 41 (2.33%) Gherkin
6 39 (2.22%) XML Messaging
7 28 (1.59%) ASP.NET
7 28 (1.59%) RESTful
8 22 (1.25%) Middleware
9 18 (1.02%) CSS
10 17 (0.97%) J2EE
10 17 (0.97%) .NET Framework
11 16 (0.91%) JSON
12 15 (0.85%) REST
13 10 (0.57%) XSD
13 10 (0.57%) Flash
13 10 (0.57%) MSMQ
14 9 (0.51%) WCF
15 8 (0.46%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 140 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (2.39%) Mobile App
3 28 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 23 (1.31%) NHS
5 19 (1.08%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.02%) Fixed Income
6 18 (1.02%) Smart Meter
7 16 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 15 (0.85%) Data Centre
9 14 (0.80%) SWIFT
10 13 (0.74%) User Experience
11 12 (0.68%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.63%) Derivative
13 10 (0.57%) EPoS
13 10 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.51%) Credit Risk
14 9 (0.51%) AS400
14 9 (0.51%) Mainframe
14 9 (0.51%) IVR
15 8 (0.46%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 152 (8.65%) UNIX
2 103 (5.86%) Windows
3 58 (3.30%) Linux
4 36 (2.05%) Android
4 36 (2.05%) Apple iOS
5 23 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (0.97%) Windows 7
7 12 (0.68%) Solaris
8 10 (0.57%) AIX
9 6 (0.34%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.23%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.11%) VME
11 2 (0.11%) webOS
11 2 (0.11%) zOS
12 1 (0.057%) Debian
12 1 (0.057%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 612 (34.83%) Test Scripting
2 531 (30.22%) Agile Software Development
3 420 (23.90%) User Acceptance Testing
4 283 (16.11%) Software Testing
5 201 (11.44%) Manual Testing
6 192 (10.93%) Integration Testing
7 185 (10.53%) Test Automation
8 176 (10.02%) BDD
9 170 (9.68%) System Testing
10 163 (9.28%) Regression Testing
11 156 (8.88%) Automated Testing
12 155 (8.82%) Scrum
13 142 (8.08%) E-Commerce
14 141 (8.03%) Waterfall
15 128 (7.29%) Test Management
16 118 (6.72%) System Integration Testing
17 114 (6.49%) Migration
18 111 (6.32%) Performance Testing
19 110 (6.26%) Test Strategy
20 102 (5.81%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 559 (31.82%) SQL
2 229 (13.03%) Java
3 125 (7.11%) C#
4 54 (3.07%) JavaScript
5 52 (2.96%) PL/SQL
6 51 (2.90%) Ruby
7 36 (2.05%) T-SQL
8 35 (1.99%) Shell Script
9 32 (1.82%) Perl
10 24 (1.37%) Python
11 21 (1.20%) C
12 15 (0.85%) VBA
13 14 (0.80%) Bash Shell
13 14 (0.80%) C++
13 14 (0.80%) PHP
14 9 (0.51%) VB
15 6 (0.34%) VBScript
16 4 (0.23%) JCL
16 4 (0.23%) COBOL
16 4 (0.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 364 (20.72%) ISEB
2 298 (16.96%) ISTQB
3 209 (11.90%) Security Cleared
4 137 (7.80%) SC Cleared
5 130 (7.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 52 (2.96%) Degree
7 40 (2.28%) DV Cleared
8 16 (0.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.17%) CISSP
12 2 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.11%) CISM
12 2 (0.11%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.057%) OSCP
13 1 (0.057%) PMP
13 1 (0.057%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.057%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.057%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 301 (17.13%) QA
2 10 (0.57%) GAAP
3 9 (0.51%) Solvency II
4 6 (0.34%) HL7
4 6 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.17%) Basel III
7 2 (0.11%) SLA
7 2 (0.11%) Basel II
8 1 (0.057%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.057%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.057%) MiFID
8 1 (0.057%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 24 (1.37%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.63%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.17%) Firmware
4 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.17%) XenApp
5 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.057%) iptables
6 1 (0.057%) NFS
Systems Management
1 285 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (0.51%) Nessus
4 4 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
4 4 (0.23%) CA Endevor
4 4 (0.23%) SCCM
5 3 (0.17%) Netcool
6 2 (0.11%) Nmap
6 2 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.057%) nmon
7 1 (0.057%) Iperf
7 1 (0.057%) Puppet
7 1 (0.057%) CORE IMPACT
7 1 (0.057%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.057%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.057%) Control-M
7 1 (0.057%) Nagios
7 1 (0.057%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.057%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 195 (11.10%) HP
2 183 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 182 (10.36%) Oracle
4 87 (4.95%) SAP
5 41 (2.33%) IBM
6 28 (1.59%) VMware
7 20 (1.14%) Murex
8 19 (1.08%) Citrix
9 18 (1.02%) Business Objects
10 17 (0.97%) Sybase
11 13 (0.74%) Cognos
11 13 (0.74%) Endeca
12 12 (0.68%) Remedy
13 11 (0.63%) ATG
13 11 (0.63%) Siebel
13 11 (0.63%) PeopleSoft
14 10 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (0.57%) McAfee
15 9 (0.51%) hybris
16 8 (0.46%) Teradata
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Rate: £300 per day + .
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Rate: £320 - £360 per day
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
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Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
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Rate: 230 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £300.00 - £375 per day
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