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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 127 137 79
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -58
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 878 776 1230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.68% 1.61% 2.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 1.73% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 489 794
Average daily rate
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£315 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 18
Average hourly rate £31.56 £27.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.71% +26.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.62 £11.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £31.56 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £26.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.85% +23.25%
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
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 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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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 +5 332 £375 - 41
South East +31 203 £300 -6.25% 36
South West -10 74 £300 -7.69% 18
Yorkshire +14 71 £300 +14.28% 22
East Midlands +24 46 £250 -9.09% 5
North West +7 46 £300 +20.60% 13
East of England 0 45 £325 +3.17% 15
West Midlands -19 38 £350 - 4
North East -32 11 £365 +46.00% 2
South Coast -2 5 - -
Midlands -14 2 - - 1
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 602 (32.95%) Test Scripting
2 555 (30.38%) SQL
3 528 (28.90%) Agile Software Development
4 431 (23.59%) ISEB
5 417 (22.82%) User Acceptance Testing
6 392 (21.46%) Finance
7 370 (20.25%) HP Quality Center
8 344 (18.83%) ISTQB
9 337 (18.45%) QA
10 315 (17.24%) Software Testing
11 262 (14.34%) Selenium
12 257 (14.07%) Oracle
13 240 (13.14%) HP
14 221 (12.10%) Microsoft
15 215 (11.77%) Security Cleared
16 203 (11.11%) .NET
17 200 (10.95%) Test Automation
18 193 (10.56%) Java
19 187 (10.24%) Banking
20 180 (9.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 179 (9.80%) Manual Testing
22 171 (9.36%) Scrum
23 169 (9.25%) SC Cleared
24 161 (8.81%) Windows
25 157 (8.59%) C#
26 150 (8.21%) QuickTest Pro
27 149 (8.16%) Integration Testing
28 144 (7.88%) Test Strategy
28 144 (7.88%) UNIX
29 142 (7.77%) Automated Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 36 (1.97%) SharePoint
2 17 (0.93%) WebLogic
3 14 (0.77%) CMS
4 9 (0.49%) Confluence
4 9 (0.49%) Node.js
5 7 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (0.38%) IIS
5 7 (0.38%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (0.22%) SugarCRM
7 4 (0.22%) Apache
7 4 (0.22%) Documentum
8 3 (0.16%) SAS
8 3 (0.16%) Drupal
8 3 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.11%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.11%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.11%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 83 (4.54%) MS Excel
2 45 (2.46%) MS Office
3 11 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.22%) Mingle
6 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.055%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 52 (2.85%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.66%) Markit EDM
4 11 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.49%) TRIRIGA
7 8 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.44%) Maximo
7 8 (0.44%) CSG Singleview
8 6 (0.33%) LatentZero
8 6 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.33%) SAP HR
9 5 (0.27%) Endur
9 5 (0.27%) Sentinel
9 5 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.22%) ION MarketView
10 4 (0.22%) Cerner Millennium
10 4 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
10 4 (0.22%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.60%) Office 365
2 4 (0.22%) SaaS
3 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.11%) IaaS
4 2 (0.11%) PaaS
5 1 (0.055%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.055%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.055%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.055%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 62 (3.39%) TCP/IP
2 25 (1.37%) HTTP
3 23 (1.26%) DNS
4 20 (1.09%) SAN
5 19 (1.04%) Wireshark
6 18 (0.99%) HTTPS
7 12 (0.66%) Internet
8 10 (0.55%) Firewall
9 9 (0.49%) LAN
9 9 (0.49%) SSL
9 9 (0.49%) Network Security
10 8 (0.44%) WAN
11 7 (0.38%) FTP
11 7 (0.38%) IPsec
11 7 (0.38%) 2G
12 6 (0.33%) tcpdump
12 6 (0.33%) VLAN
13 5 (0.27%) 3G
13 5 (0.27%) ZigBee
14 4 (0.22%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (6.24%) SQL Server
2 93 (5.09%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (2.52%) Oracle Database
4 38 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
5 27 (1.48%) Relational Database
6 25 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (0.82%) MySQL
10 11 (0.60%) QlikView
11 10 (0.55%) Big Data
12 8 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (0.38%) DataStage
13 7 (0.38%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.38%) Star Schema
13 7 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
14 6 (0.33%) MongoDB
14 6 (0.33%) NoSQL
14 6 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (0.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 262 (14.34%) Selenium
2 150 (8.21%) QuickTest Pro
3 136 (7.44%) JIRA
4 118 (6.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 115 (6.29%) Cucumber
6 84 (4.60%) Visual Studio
6 84 (4.60%) WebDriver
7 69 (3.78%) LoadRunner
8 51 (2.79%) SpecFlow
9 49 (2.68%) JMeter
10 48 (2.63%) SoapUI
11 38 (2.08%) FitNesse
12 32 (1.75%) TestDirector
13 31 (1.70%) Jenkins
14 28 (1.53%) JUnit
15 19 (1.04%) Toad
16 16 (0.88%) MSTest
16 16 (0.88%) Maven
16 16 (0.88%) Eclipse
17 15 (0.82%) Git (software)
General
1 392 (21.46%) Finance
2 187 (10.24%) Banking
3 111 (6.08%) Retail
4 59 (3.23%) Investment Banking
5 46 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 33 (1.81%) Retail Banking
7 21 (1.15%) Front Office
8 20 (1.09%) Billing
9 16 (0.88%) Back Office
9 16 (0.88%) Automotive
10 15 (0.82%) Marketing
10 15 (0.82%) Legal
10 15 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.66%) Electronics
12 11 (0.60%) Games
13 10 (0.55%) Publishing
14 9 (0.49%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.49%) Advertising
15 7 (0.38%) Local Government
16 4 (0.22%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (11.11%) .NET
2 129 (7.06%) XML
3 126 (6.90%) Web Services
4 79 (4.32%) HTML
5 69 (3.78%) SOAP
6 64 (3.50%) ASP.NET
7 51 (2.79%) JSP
8 41 (2.24%) Gherkin
9 35 (1.92%) REST
10 22 (1.20%) WCF
11 16 (0.88%) WPF
11 16 (0.88%) Middleware
12 13 (0.71%) CSS
13 11 (0.60%) JSON
13 11 (0.60%) RESTful
14 10 (0.55%) .NET Framework
15 9 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
16 8 (0.44%) Mustache
16 8 (0.44%) Sass
17 7 (0.38%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 121 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (3.83%) Mobile App
3 44 (2.41%) Open Source
4 40 (2.19%) Derivative
5 26 (1.42%) NHS
6 23 (1.26%) Fixed Income
6 23 (1.26%) User Experience
7 19 (1.04%) Client/Server
7 19 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 19 (1.04%) AS400
7 19 (1.04%) Computer Science
7 19 (1.04%) Credit Risk
8 18 (0.99%) Credit Derivative
9 17 (0.93%) Management Information System
10 16 (0.88%) IVR
10 16 (0.88%) Equities
11 14 (0.77%) iSeries
11 14 (0.77%) GIS
12 13 (0.71%) iPhone
13 12 (0.66%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 161 (8.81%) Windows
2 144 (7.88%) UNIX
3 71 (3.89%) Linux
4 56 (3.07%) Android
5 55 (3.01%) Apple iOS
6 32 (1.75%) Windows 7
7 31 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 29 (1.59%) Windows XP
9 26 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (1.09%) Windows 2000
11 17 (0.93%) Solaris
12 9 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.38%) AIX
14 5 (0.27%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.22%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.22%) VMS
15 4 (0.22%) Windows NT
16 3 (0.16%) HPUX
17 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (32.95%) Test Scripting
2 528 (28.90%) Agile Software Development
3 417 (22.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 315 (17.24%) Software Testing
5 200 (10.95%) Test Automation
6 179 (9.80%) Manual Testing
7 171 (9.36%) Scrum
8 149 (8.16%) Integration Testing
9 144 (7.88%) Test Strategy
10 142 (7.77%) Automated Testing
10 142 (7.77%) Test Management
11 136 (7.44%) BDD
12 124 (6.79%) Regression Testing
13 114 (6.24%) Automation Testing
14 109 (5.97%) Performance Testing
15 104 (5.69%) E-Commerce
15 104 (5.69%) TDD
16 103 (5.64%) System Testing
17 101 (5.53%) Waterfall
18 100 (5.47%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 555 (30.38%) SQL
2 193 (10.56%) Java
3 157 (8.59%) C#
4 74 (4.05%) JavaScript
5 45 (2.46%) Ruby
6 30 (1.64%) VB
7 26 (1.42%) PHP
8 25 (1.37%) T-SQL
9 22 (1.20%) PL/SQL
10 21 (1.15%) Shell Script
11 19 (1.04%) VBScript
12 18 (0.99%) Python
13 15 (0.82%) VBA
14 14 (0.77%) C++
15 12 (0.66%) Bash Shell
16 11 (0.60%) Perl
17 10 (0.55%) C
18 9 (0.49%) PowerShell
19 4 (0.22%) Scala
20 3 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 431 (23.59%) ISEB
2 344 (18.83%) ISTQB
3 215 (11.77%) Security Cleared
4 180 (9.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 169 (9.25%) SC Cleared
6 45 (2.46%) DV Cleared
7 29 (1.59%) Degree
8 20 (1.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 11 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.22%) CCNA
12 3 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.16%) CCNP
12 3 (0.16%) MCSE
12 3 (0.16%) MOS
13 2 (0.11%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.11%) MCITP
13 2 (0.11%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 337 (18.45%) QA
2 13 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
3 12 (0.66%) EMIR
4 10 (0.55%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.27%) SLA
6 3 (0.16%) TickIT
7 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.055%) GAAP
8 1 (0.055%) GMP
8 1 (0.055%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.055%) WCAG
8 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.055%) HL7
8 1 (0.055%) MiFID
8 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 14443
8 1 (0.055%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.055%) AIFMD
System Software
1 14 (0.77%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.49%) Nmap
3 7 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.16%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.11%) KVM
6 2 (0.11%) XenServer
7 1 (0.055%) NFS
7 1 (0.055%) Xen
7 1 (0.055%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 370 (20.25%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.49%) Nessus
3 8 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (0.33%) SCCM
4 6 (0.33%) WebInspect
4 6 (0.33%) Netcool
4 6 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (0.22%) Puppet
5 4 (0.22%) OpenView
6 3 (0.16%) nmon
7 2 (0.11%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.055%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.055%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.055%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.055%) MOM
8 1 (0.055%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.055%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.055%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 257 (14.07%) Oracle
2 240 (13.14%) HP
3 221 (12.10%) Microsoft
4 89 (4.87%) SAP
5 38 (2.08%) IBM
6 34 (1.86%) Citrix
7 21 (1.15%) VMware
8 20 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (0.93%) Charles River
10 12 (0.66%) Cognos
10 12 (0.66%) Siebel
10 12 (0.66%) Remedy
11 11 (0.60%) Informatica
12 10 (0.55%) hybris
12 10 (0.55%) ATG
12 10 (0.55%) Cisco
13 9 (0.49%) Cerner
13 9 (0.49%) Calypso
13 9 (0.49%) Sophis
14 8 (0.44%) Business Objects
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 33 minutes ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Midlands
AMsource Technology
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bedfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 250 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bedfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 250 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: 220-270
Posted: 22 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £200pd
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Executive Resource Group
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £0 per day £competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £250 to £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago