The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 115 134 77
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -57
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 882 757 1230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.82% 1.63% 2.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 1.76% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 472 797
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £318 £290
% change year-on-year
-5.51% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 9
Average hourly rate £30.78 £11.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+167.63% -42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £11.00 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.15 £29.90 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £11.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+167.63% -42.50%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44977 43051 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.56% 92.64% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27854 25792 27963
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1992 2536
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.26 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Test Analyst
UK

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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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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 +19 315 £363 -3.33% 69
South East +3 209 £300 -9.09% 40
South West +15 94 £300 -2.43% 27
Yorkshire +30 74 £280 +1.81% 20
East of England +9 65 £298 +8.18% 10
North West -3 40 £300 -6.97% 14
East Midlands +20 38 £250 -9.09% 7
West Midlands -14 29 £280 -13.84% 7
North East -19 12 £355 +42.00% 1
Midlands -7 1 - -
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 619 (32.41%) Test Scripting
2 596 (31.20%) SQL
3 452 (23.66%) ISEB
4 451 (23.61%) Finance
5 443 (23.19%) User Acceptance Testing
6 375 (19.63%) HP Quality Center
7 348 (18.22%) QA
8 343 (17.96%) ISTQB
9 337 (17.64%) Software Testing
10 282 (14.76%) Oracle
11 279 (14.61%) Selenium
12 275 (14.40%) Agile Software Development
13 249 (13.04%) HP
14 242 (12.67%) Microsoft
15 240 (12.57%) Security Cleared
16 213 (11.15%) .NET
17 203 (10.63%) Banking
18 201 (10.52%) Test Automation
19 192 (10.05%) Java
20 191 (10.00%) Scrum
21 190 (9.95%) C#
22 189 (9.90%) SC Cleared
23 184 (9.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 179 (9.37%) Test Strategy
25 178 (9.32%) Automated Testing
26 171 (8.95%) Integration Testing
27 159 (8.32%) BDD
28 158 (8.27%) Team Foundation Server
29 157 (8.22%) UNIX
30 155 (8.12%) SQL Server

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 32 (1.68%) SharePoint
2 17 (0.89%) WebLogic
3 14 (0.73%) Node.js
4 13 (0.68%) IIS
5 12 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (0.63%) CMS
6 8 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (0.37%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.37%) Confluence
8 6 (0.31%) Apache
9 4 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.16%) Drupal
10 3 (0.16%) Adobe CQ
10 3 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.16%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.16%) SAS
11 2 (0.10%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.10%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.10%) MQSeries
Applications
1 84 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 45 (2.36%) MS Office
3 15 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.16%) Mingle
6 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.052%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.052%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 48 (2.51%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.73%) Markit EDM
4 13 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (0.52%) CSG Singleview
5 10 (0.52%) SAP HR
6 9 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.47%) TRIRIGA
7 8 (0.42%) SAP FI
7 8 (0.42%) Maximo
7 8 (0.42%) LatentZero
7 8 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.37%) Sentinel
8 7 (0.37%) ION MarketView
9 6 (0.31%) SAP CO
9 6 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.21%) Agresso
10 4 (0.21%) SAP SD
10 4 (0.21%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.47%) Office 365
2 6 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (0.26%) SaaS
4 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.10%) Force.com
5 2 (0.10%) PaaS
6 1 (0.052%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.052%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.052%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.052%) Trello
6 1 (0.052%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.09%) TCP/IP
2 30 (1.57%) HTTP
3 19 (0.99%) HTTPS
3 19 (0.99%) LAN
4 18 (0.94%) SAN
5 17 (0.89%) DNS
6 14 (0.73%) Wireshark
7 13 (0.68%) VLAN
8 11 (0.58%) Firewall
8 11 (0.58%) SSL
9 10 (0.52%) IPsec
10 9 (0.47%) Internet
11 8 (0.42%) VPN
12 7 (0.37%) WAN
12 7 (0.37%) FTP
13 6 (0.31%) 2G
13 6 (0.31%) SIGTRAN
13 6 (0.31%) Network Security
14 5 (0.26%) ZigBee
14 5 (0.26%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (8.12%) SQL Server
2 109 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (2.09%) Oracle Database
4 36 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
6 30 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 29 (1.52%) Relational Database
8 24 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 22 (1.15%) MySQL
10 17 (0.89%) QlikView
11 13 (0.68%) Big Data
12 12 (0.63%) DataStage
13 11 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (0.52%) DB2
15 7 (0.37%) Data Mining
15 7 (0.37%) Star Schema
16 6 (0.31%) RDBMS
16 6 (0.31%) SAP BI
16 6 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 279 (14.61%) Selenium
2 158 (8.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 148 (7.75%) QuickTest Pro
4 119 (6.23%) JIRA
4 119 (6.23%) Cucumber
5 103 (5.39%) WebDriver
6 100 (5.24%) Visual Studio
7 71 (3.72%) SoapUI
8 69 (3.61%) LoadRunner
9 53 (2.77%) FitNesse
10 52 (2.72%) JMeter
11 47 (2.46%) SpecFlow
12 32 (1.68%) TestDirector
13 31 (1.62%) Jenkins
14 27 (1.41%) JUnit
15 19 (0.99%) Sahi
16 18 (0.94%) WATIR
17 15 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 15 (0.79%) Toad
18 14 (0.73%) WinRunner
General
1 451 (23.61%) Finance
2 203 (10.63%) Banking
3 117 (6.13%) Retail
4 69 (3.61%) Investment Banking
5 44 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 40 (2.09%) Retail Banking
7 27 (1.41%) Front Office
8 26 (1.36%) Billing
9 24 (1.26%) Back Office
10 15 (0.79%) Automotive
10 15 (0.79%) Publishing
11 13 (0.68%) Legal
11 13 (0.68%) Manufacturing
12 10 (0.52%) Advertising
12 10 (0.52%) Electronics
12 10 (0.52%) Marketing
13 9 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.47%) Games
14 6 (0.31%) Local Government
15 5 (0.26%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (11.15%) .NET
2 136 (7.12%) Web Services
3 131 (6.86%) XML
4 86 (4.50%) SOAP
5 81 (4.24%) HTML
6 57 (2.98%) ASP.NET
7 44 (2.30%) JSP
8 39 (2.04%) Gherkin
9 33 (1.73%) REST
10 30 (1.57%) WCF
11 21 (1.10%) WPF
12 16 (0.84%) CSS
13 13 (0.68%) Mustache
13 13 (0.68%) Sass
14 11 (0.58%) J2EE
14 11 (0.58%) JSON
14 11 (0.58%) Middleware
15 10 (0.52%) .NET Framework
16 5 (0.26%) JSF
16 5 (0.26%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 64 (3.35%) Mobile App
2 43 (2.25%) Open Source
3 41 (2.15%) Derivative
4 32 (1.68%) Computer Science
5 23 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 22 (1.15%) NHS
7 21 (1.10%) Client/Server
8 18 (0.94%) Fixed Income
9 17 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 16 (0.84%) Credit Risk
11 14 (0.73%) Market Risk
12 13 (0.68%) IVR
13 12 (0.63%) Equities
13 12 (0.63%) AS400
13 12 (0.63%) iSeries
13 12 (0.63%) SWIFT
14 11 (0.58%) Mainframe
15 10 (0.52%) STB
16 9 (0.47%) Credit Derivative
17 8 (0.42%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 157 (8.22%) UNIX
2 148 (7.75%) Windows
3 91 (4.76%) Linux
4 48 (2.51%) Android
5 47 (2.46%) Apple iOS
6 36 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (1.83%) Windows XP
8 30 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (1.41%) Windows 7
10 21 (1.10%) Solaris
10 21 (1.10%) Windows 2000
11 11 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.47%) AIX
13 5 (0.26%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.21%) HPUX
14 4 (0.21%) VMS
15 3 (0.16%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.10%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.052%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 619 (32.41%) Test Scripting
2 443 (23.19%) User Acceptance Testing
3 337 (17.64%) Software Testing
4 275 (14.40%) Agile Software Development
5 201 (10.52%) Test Automation
6 191 (10.00%) Scrum
7 179 (9.37%) Test Strategy
8 178 (9.32%) Automated Testing
9 171 (8.95%) Integration Testing
10 159 (8.32%) BDD
11 152 (7.96%) Manual Testing
12 145 (7.59%) Test Management
13 125 (6.54%) E-Commerce
14 115 (6.02%) Automation Testing
15 110 (5.76%) TDD
16 101 (5.29%) ETL
17 100 (5.24%) Regression Testing
18 99 (5.18%) System Testing
19 97 (5.08%) Waterfall
20 94 (4.92%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 596 (31.20%) SQL
2 192 (10.05%) Java
3 190 (9.95%) C#
4 72 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 52 (2.72%) Ruby
6 32 (1.68%) VB
7 29 (1.52%) T-SQL
8 27 (1.41%) PHP
9 26 (1.36%) PL/SQL
10 20 (1.05%) VBScript
11 17 (0.89%) Python
11 17 (0.89%) Shell Script
12 13 (0.68%) VBA
12 13 (0.68%) Perl
13 11 (0.58%) C++
13 11 (0.58%) PowerShell
14 7 (0.37%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.37%) C
14 7 (0.37%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.21%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 452 (23.66%) ISEB
2 343 (17.96%) ISTQB
3 240 (12.57%) Security Cleared
4 189 (9.90%) SC Cleared
5 184 (9.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 51 (2.67%) Degree
7 46 (2.41%) DV Cleared
8 16 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
9 15 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.16%) MOS
11 3 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.10%) CCNA
12 2 (0.10%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.052%) CEH
13 1 (0.052%) MCITP
13 1 (0.052%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 348 (18.22%) QA
2 10 (0.52%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.42%) TickIT
4 6 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.26%) EMIR
6 3 (0.16%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.16%) GMP
7 2 (0.10%) WCAG
7 2 (0.10%) SLA
8 1 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.052%) Basel II
8 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.052%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.052%) Basel III
System Software
1 27 (1.41%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.47%) Nmap
4 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.10%) XenApp
7 1 (0.052%) NFS
7 1 (0.052%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.052%) Xen
7 1 (0.052%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 375 (19.63%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (0.47%) Nessus
4 8 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 8 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (0.42%) Netcool
5 6 (0.31%) SCCM
5 6 (0.31%) OpenView
6 3 (0.16%) nmon
7 2 (0.10%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.052%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.052%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.052%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.052%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.052%) MOM
8 1 (0.052%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.052%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.052%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.052%) Puppet
8 1 (0.052%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 282 (14.76%) Oracle
2 249 (13.04%) HP
3 242 (12.67%) Microsoft
4 106 (5.55%) SAP
5 38 (1.99%) IBM
6 30 (1.57%) Citrix
7 28 (1.47%) VMware
8 22 (1.15%) Charles River
9 18 (0.94%) Cisco
10 16 (0.84%) Siebel
11 15 (0.79%) Business Objects
11 15 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (0.73%) Informatica
13 12 (0.63%) Cognos
14 11 (0.58%) ATG
15 9 (0.47%) Sophis
16 8 (0.42%) ION Trading
16 8 (0.42%) Netezza
16 8 (0.42%) McAfee
16 8 (0.42%) Calypso
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
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Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 19 hours ago
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LA International
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London
Roc Search
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
ARM Utilities
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £180 - 250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £330.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Talent International
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £1 - £350 per day
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