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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 134 140 103
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 917 824 1005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.79% 1.63% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 1.72% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 507 680
Average daily rate £330 £315 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 9
Average hourly rate £22.50 £39.61 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.19% -16.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £20.60 £24.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £162.50 £119.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.43 £35.50 £110.00
% change year-on-year
-62.18% -67.72%
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
48697 48044 46983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.77% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32114 29627 29164
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1383 1932 1948
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +32 353 £400 +6.66% 58
South East -17 199 £300 -3.92% 20
West Midlands +32 75 £305 +6.08% 14
South West +30 70 £300 -4.00% 13
North West -7 68 £325 +18.18% 22
Yorkshire -37 45 £313 +13.63% 34
East Midlands +14 40 £300 -4.76% 7
East of England -9 35 £276 -7.91% 12
North East -23 26 £305 -10.29% 5
Midlands -1 6 £263 +5.00%
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 623 (34.03%) Test Scripting
2 622 (33.97%) Agile Software Development
3 549 (29.98%) SQL
4 513 (28.02%) Finance
5 423 (23.10%) User Acceptance Testing
6 422 (23.05%) ISEB
7 396 (21.63%) ISTQB
8 323 (17.64%) QA
9 294 (16.06%) HP Quality Center
10 287 (15.67%) Software Testing
11 283 (15.46%) Selenium
12 242 (13.22%) Functional Testing
13 236 (12.89%) Oracle
14 231 (12.62%) Banking
15 225 (12.29%) Java
16 224 (12.23%) HP
17 209 (11.41%) JIRA
18 207 (11.31%) Regression Testing
19 206 (11.25%) Microsoft
20 191 (10.43%) Manual Testing
21 187 (10.21%) Test Automation
22 184 (10.05%) Security Cleared
23 181 (9.89%) Integration Testing
23 181 (9.89%) Cucumber
24 175 (9.56%) Scrum
25 172 (9.39%) BDD
26 161 (8.79%) Defect Management
27 158 (8.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
27 158 (8.63%) Retail
27 158 (8.63%) Automated Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 55 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 32 (1.75%) Confluence
3 23 (1.26%) Node.js
4 16 (0.87%) WebSphere
5 12 (0.66%) Tomcat
6 10 (0.55%) SAS
6 10 (0.55%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.49%) CMS
8 8 (0.44%) Apache
9 7 (0.38%) Apache Solr
9 7 (0.38%) IIS
9 7 (0.38%) JBoss
9 7 (0.38%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.27%) SAP Portal
11 4 (0.22%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.16%) ATG Dynamo
12 3 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.16%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
13 2 (0.11%) nginx
Applications
1 98 (5.35%) MS Excel
2 82 (4.48%) MS Office
3 11 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.22%) MS Project
7 3 (0.16%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 23 (1.26%) Magento
2 21 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (1.04%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 17 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
5 13 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 11 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
7 10 (0.55%) SAP FI
8 9 (0.49%) SAP HCM
9 8 (0.44%) SAP HR
9 8 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
10 7 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
10 7 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
11 5 (0.27%) SAP CRM
11 5 (0.27%) SAP Payroll
12 4 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
12 4 (0.22%) SAP CO
12 4 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
12 4 (0.22%) SAP SD
12 4 (0.22%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (1.09%) Office 365
3 16 (0.87%) GitHub
4 13 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.27%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.22%) SaaS
7 2 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.055%) FinancialForce.com
8 1 (0.055%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 17 (0.93%) Internet
2 16 (0.87%) HTTP
3 13 (0.71%) LAN
3 13 (0.71%) WAN
4 12 (0.66%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.60%) VPN
6 10 (0.55%) FTP
7 6 (0.33%) DNS
7 6 (0.33%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.33%) Intranet
7 6 (0.33%) SAN
7 6 (0.33%) ZigBee
8 5 (0.27%) Firewall
8 5 (0.27%) Skype
8 5 (0.27%) SSL
9 4 (0.22%) IP Telephony
9 4 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.16%) 802.15
10 3 (0.16%) H.323
10 3 (0.16%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 85 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
3 58 (3.17%) Oracle Database
4 26 (1.42%) Relational Database
5 25 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
6 20 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
6 20 (1.09%) Data Mining
7 19 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (0.93%) MongoDB
9 14 (0.76%) Hadoop
10 11 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
10 11 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (0.55%) Pentaho
11 10 (0.55%) SAP BI
12 9 (0.49%) Big Data
12 9 (0.49%) DB2
12 9 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (0.44%) SAP BW
14 7 (0.38%) MySQL
15 6 (0.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 283 (15.46%) Selenium
2 209 (11.41%) JIRA
3 181 (9.89%) Cucumber
4 124 (6.77%) SoapUI
5 123 (6.72%) HP UFT
6 119 (6.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 116 (6.34%) WebDriver
8 94 (5.13%) LoadRunner
9 69 (3.77%) SpecFlow
10 61 (3.33%) Jenkins
11 56 (3.06%) Visual Studio
12 48 (2.62%) JMeter
13 40 (2.18%) Toad
14 28 (1.53%) Maven
15 27 (1.47%) Git (software)
16 26 (1.42%) Capybara
17 24 (1.31%) Protractor
18 22 (1.20%) Appium
18 22 (1.20%) JUnit
19 19 (1.04%) FitNesse
General
1 513 (28.02%) Finance
2 231 (12.62%) Banking
3 158 (8.63%) Retail
4 67 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 46 (2.51%) Investment Banking
6 37 (2.02%) Retail Banking
7 22 (1.20%) Front Office
8 21 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.04%) Billing
10 17 (0.93%) Marketing
11 16 (0.87%) Electronics
12 12 (0.66%) Publishing
13 11 (0.60%) Back Office
13 11 (0.60%) Legal
14 10 (0.55%) Advertising
14 10 (0.55%) Law
15 7 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
15 7 (0.38%) Games
16 6 (0.33%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.27%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (7.81%) XML
2 120 (6.55%) .NET
3 91 (4.97%) Web Services
4 87 (4.75%) Gherkin
5 84 (4.59%) SOAP
6 46 (2.51%) HTML
7 30 (1.64%) ASP.NET
8 26 (1.42%) AngularJS
9 22 (1.20%) REST
10 21 (1.15%) XML Messaging
11 18 (0.98%) CSS
11 18 (0.98%) Middleware
12 16 (0.87%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (0.76%) RESTful
13 14 (0.76%) Spring
13 14 (0.76%) Spring Boot
14 13 (0.71%) WebCenter
15 11 (0.60%) Hibernate
16 9 (0.49%) Ajax
17 8 (0.44%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 112 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 28 (1.53%) Mobile App
4 24 (1.31%) Derivative
5 22 (1.20%) Smart Meter
6 21 (1.15%) Management Information System
7 20 (1.09%) Equities
8 19 (1.04%) Computer Science
8 19 (1.04%) Fixed Income
9 15 (0.82%) NHS
10 14 (0.76%) Data Centre
11 13 (0.71%) User Experience
12 12 (0.66%) AS400
13 11 (0.60%) EPoS
13 11 (0.60%) IVR
14 10 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
15 9 (0.49%) Credit Risk
16 8 (0.44%) Algorithms
16 8 (0.44%) SCADA
16 8 (0.44%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 122 (6.66%) Unix
2 112 (6.12%) Windows
3 65 (3.55%) Linux
4 17 (0.93%) Android
5 12 (0.66%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (0.60%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.60%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.38%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.22%) Solaris
10 3 (0.16%) VMS
11 2 (0.11%) CentOS
12 1 (0.055%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.055%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.055%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.055%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 623 (34.03%) Test Scripting
2 622 (33.97%) Agile Software Development
3 423 (23.10%) User Acceptance Testing
4 287 (15.67%) Software Testing
5 242 (13.22%) Functional Testing
6 207 (11.31%) Regression Testing
7 191 (10.43%) Manual Testing
8 187 (10.21%) Test Automation
9 181 (9.89%) Integration Testing
10 175 (9.56%) Scrum
11 172 (9.39%) BDD
12 161 (8.79%) Defect Management
13 158 (8.63%) Automated Testing
14 157 (8.57%) Non-Functional Testing
15 149 (8.14%) Automation Testing
16 142 (7.76%) Test Management
17 140 (7.65%) System Integration Testing
17 140 (7.65%) Waterfall
18 131 (7.15%) Performance Testing
18 131 (7.15%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 549 (29.98%) SQL
2 225 (12.29%) Java
3 126 (6.88%) C#
4 92 (5.02%) JavaScript
5 87 (4.75%) Ruby
6 71 (3.88%) PL/SQL
7 35 (1.91%) VB
8 32 (1.75%) Python
9 28 (1.53%) VBScript
10 21 (1.15%) VBA
11 17 (0.93%) T-SQL
12 15 (0.82%) Shell Script
13 14 (0.76%) Bash Shell
13 14 (0.76%) C++
14 12 (0.66%) C
14 12 (0.66%) Perl
14 12 (0.66%) PowerShell
15 11 (0.60%) Groovy
15 11 (0.60%) PHP
16 10 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 422 (23.05%) ISEB
2 396 (21.63%) ISTQB
3 184 (10.05%) Security Cleared
4 158 (8.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 123 (6.72%) SC Cleared
6 49 (2.68%) Degree
7 26 (1.42%) DV Cleared
8 21 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 16 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
10 14 (0.76%) CTC Cleared
11 8 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.22%) CCNA
13 4 (0.22%) MCITP
14 3 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.11%) ECDL
15 2 (0.11%) SAS Certification
16 1 (0.055%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (17.64%) QA
2 12 (0.66%) SEPA
3 8 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.38%) SDET
4 7 (0.38%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.27%) SLA
6 4 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.22%) HL7
7 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.16%) FedRAMP
7 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.11%) EMIR
8 2 (0.11%) GPG13
8 2 (0.11%) ISO22301
8 2 (0.11%) WAI
8 2 (0.11%) WCAG
9 1 (0.055%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.055%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.055%) MiFID
System Software
1 21 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.76%) Docker
3 12 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 5 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.22%) Firmware
6 4 (0.22%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.16%) vSphere
8 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.11%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 294 (16.06%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.22%) ArcSight ESM
2 4 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.16%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.16%) nmon
3 3 (0.16%) SCCM
4 2 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.11%) Nagios
4 2 (0.11%) Opsview
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.11%) SCOM
5 1 (0.055%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.055%) WMI
Vendors
1 236 (12.89%) Oracle
2 224 (12.23%) HP
3 206 (11.25%) Microsoft
4 105 (5.73%) SAP
5 60 (3.28%) IBM
6 40 (2.18%) Cognos
7 30 (1.64%) Citrix
8 28 (1.53%) VMware
9 22 (1.20%) Murex
10 13 (0.71%) Pega
11 12 (0.66%) Red Hat
12 11 (0.60%) Cisco
13 10 (0.55%) Informatica
14 9 (0.49%) Atlassian
14 9 (0.49%) Rally
15 8 (0.44%) ATG
15 8 (0.44%) Kronos
15 8 (0.44%) Siebel
16 7 (0.38%) AppDynamics
16 7 (0.38%) Dynatrace
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Derbyshire
Integrity IT Solutions Limited
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, London - UK
Reed Business Information
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Excellent daily rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Wolverhampton
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
West London
IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Darlington
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + some expenses
Posted: 23 days ago
London
IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago