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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 117 128 132
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 897 829 772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.90% 1.76% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 1.86% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 537 472
Average daily rate £325 £315 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £441 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 8
Average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £18.00 £22.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £112.75 £36.90 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £34.06
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.90%
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
44626 44477 42797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.57% 94.45% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29076 28059 25830
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1591 1795 1920
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 10 February 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 -8 314 £380 +8.57% 62
South East +6 182 £301 +1.00% 27
North West +19 83 £285 +3.63% 22
South West +21 73 £314 +0.40% 23
West Midlands +26 70 £288 -12.87% 13
Yorkshire -15 70 £295 +2.60% 19
East Midlands +9 44 £296 -1.25% 9
East of England -26 39 £276 -4.74% 7
North East -6 17 £320 +26.73% 3
Midlands +3 6 - - 1
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 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.

1 682 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
2 666 (33.27%) Test Scripting
3 602 (30.07%) SQL
4 505 (25.22%) Finance
5 449 (22.43%) ISEB
6 437 (21.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 428 (21.38%) ISTQB
8 362 (18.08%) QA
9 340 (16.98%) HP Quality Center
10 330 (16.48%) Selenium
11 326 (16.28%) Software Testing
12 269 (13.44%) Microsoft
13 266 (13.29%) Functional Testing
14 257 (12.84%) Oracle
15 249 (12.44%) Manual Testing
16 247 (12.34%) HP
17 239 (11.94%) Test Automation
18 220 (10.99%) Security Cleared
19 216 (10.79%) Banking
20 214 (10.69%) JIRA
21 213 (10.64%) Automated Testing
22 211 (10.54%) Java
23 200 (9.99%) Cucumber
24 192 (9.59%) Scrum
25 189 (9.44%) Integration Testing
26 185 (9.24%) Defect Management
26 185 (9.24%) Regression Testing
27 182 (9.09%) SQL Server
28 181 (9.04%) BDD
29 177 (8.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 44 (2.20%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.05%) Confluence
3 15 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (0.75%) CMS
3 15 (0.75%) Node.js
4 13 (0.65%) SAS
5 12 (0.60%) WebLogic
5 12 (0.60%) WebSphere
6 9 (0.45%) JBoss
7 6 (0.30%) LiveLink
8 4 (0.20%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.15%) ATG Dynamo
9 3 (0.15%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.15%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.15%) SAP Portal
9 3 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.100%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.100%) nginx
10 2 (0.100%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.100%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 98 (4.90%) MS Office
2 81 (4.05%) MS Excel
3 13 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 30 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.90%) Magento
3 17 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 15 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 14 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
6 12 (0.60%) SAP FI
6 12 (0.60%) SAP HR
7 9 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
7 9 (0.45%) SAP ERP
8 8 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
9 6 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.30%) SAP CO
9 6 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
10 5 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
10 5 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
11 4 (0.20%) SAP BPC
11 4 (0.20%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.40%) Office 365
2 25 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (0.85%) GitHub
4 12 (0.60%) SaaS
5 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.100%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.050%) Force.com
7 1 (0.050%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.050%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.10%) Internet
2 20 (1.00%) TCP/IP
3 16 (0.80%) HTTP
4 12 (0.60%) FTP
5 9 (0.45%) SAN
6 7 (0.35%) Intranet
6 7 (0.35%) LAN
6 7 (0.35%) WAN
6 7 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (0.35%) Wireshark
7 6 (0.30%) Firewall
7 6 (0.30%) SNMP
8 5 (0.25%) WLAN
8 5 (0.25%) ZigBee
9 4 (0.20%) DSL
9 4 (0.20%) Ethernet
9 4 (0.20%) GSM
10 3 (0.15%) DNS
10 3 (0.15%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 122 (6.09%) Data Warehouse
3 75 (3.75%) Oracle Database
4 42 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 27 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
7 26 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (1.05%) Data Mining
9 17 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
12 13 (0.65%) DB2
13 10 (0.50%) MySQL
13 10 (0.50%) SAP BI
13 10 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
14 8 (0.40%) SAP BW
15 7 (0.35%) Big Data
16 6 (0.30%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 330 (16.48%) Selenium
2 214 (10.69%) JIRA
3 200 (9.99%) Cucumber
4 156 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 153 (7.64%) HP UFT
6 127 (6.34%) SoapUI
7 110 (5.49%) WebDriver
8 101 (5.04%) Visual Studio
9 99 (4.95%) LoadRunner
10 88 (4.40%) SpecFlow
11 58 (2.90%) Jenkins
12 47 (2.35%) JMeter
13 41 (2.05%) Appium
13 41 (2.05%) Toad
14 34 (1.70%) Capybara
15 33 (1.65%) Git (software)
16 25 (1.25%) FitNesse
17 20 (1.00%) Maven
18 18 (0.90%) Subversion
19 17 (0.85%) Protractor
General
1 505 (25.22%) Finance
2 216 (10.79%) Banking
3 152 (7.59%) Retail
4 62 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 50 (2.50%) Investment Banking
6 38 (1.90%) Retail Banking
7 26 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.10%) Billing
9 21 (1.05%) Marketing
10 18 (0.90%) Front Office
10 18 (0.90%) Legal
11 17 (0.85%) Back Office
11 17 (0.85%) Electronics
12 16 (0.80%) Publishing
13 8 (0.40%) Advertising
13 8 (0.40%) Aerospace
13 8 (0.40%) General Ledger
13 8 (0.40%) Law
14 7 (0.35%) Automotive
14 7 (0.35%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (7.74%) .NET
2 147 (7.34%) XML
3 103 (5.14%) Web Services
4 96 (4.80%) Gherkin
5 85 (4.25%) SOAP
6 40 (2.00%) ASP.NET
6 40 (2.00%) HTML
7 34 (1.70%) XML Messaging
8 21 (1.05%) Middleware
9 20 (1.00%) REST
9 20 (1.00%) RESTful
10 19 (0.95%) AngularJS
11 18 (0.90%) CSS
12 15 (0.75%) JSON
13 11 (0.55%) WebCenter
14 9 (0.45%) .NET Framework
14 9 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (0.45%) FIXML
14 9 (0.45%) FpML
15 8 (0.40%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 137 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (2.15%) Mobile App
3 42 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 31 (1.55%) Management Information System
5 24 (1.20%) Derivative
6 23 (1.15%) NHS
7 21 (1.05%) Smart Meter
8 18 (0.90%) Fixed Income
9 17 (0.85%) User Experience
10 15 (0.75%) Data Centre
10 15 (0.75%) EPoS
10 15 (0.75%) Equities
11 13 (0.65%) Computer Science
12 12 (0.60%) IVR
12 12 (0.60%) SWIFT
13 10 (0.50%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.50%) Mainframe
14 9 (0.45%) Mobile Banking
14 9 (0.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 137 (6.84%) Windows
2 101 (5.04%) Unix
3 70 (3.50%) Linux
4 30 (1.50%) Android
5 26 (1.30%) Apple iOS
6 19 (0.95%) Windows 7
7 15 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (0.60%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.25%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.20%) Solaris
11 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.100%) CentOS
12 2 (0.100%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.050%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.050%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.050%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.050%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.050%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 682 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
2 666 (33.27%) Test Scripting
3 437 (21.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 326 (16.28%) Software Testing
5 266 (13.29%) Functional Testing
6 249 (12.44%) Manual Testing
7 239 (11.94%) Test Automation
8 213 (10.64%) Automated Testing
9 192 (9.59%) Scrum
10 189 (9.44%) Integration Testing
11 185 (9.24%) Defect Management
11 185 (9.24%) Regression Testing
12 181 (9.04%) BDD
13 176 (8.79%) Test Strategy
14 170 (8.49%) Non-Functional Testing
15 169 (8.44%) Test Management
16 162 (8.09%) Automation Testing
17 160 (7.99%) Waterfall
18 151 (7.54%) Performance Testing
18 151 (7.54%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 602 (30.07%) SQL
2 211 (10.54%) Java
3 140 (6.99%) C#
4 93 (4.65%) Ruby
5 81 (4.05%) JavaScript
6 55 (2.75%) PL/SQL
6 55 (2.75%) T-SQL
7 36 (1.80%) VB
8 31 (1.55%) Python
9 27 (1.35%) VBScript
10 25 (1.25%) C++
11 17 (0.85%) VBA
12 16 (0.80%) Perl
13 14 (0.70%) Groovy
14 13 (0.65%) Bash Shell
15 12 (0.60%) PHP
15 12 (0.60%) PowerShell
15 12 (0.60%) Shell Script
16 11 (0.55%) Scala
17 9 (0.45%) C
Qualifications
1 449 (22.43%) ISEB
2 428 (21.38%) ISTQB
3 220 (10.99%) Security Cleared
4 177 (8.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 149 (7.44%) SC Cleared
6 57 (2.85%) Degree
7 32 (1.60%) DV Cleared
8 19 (0.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 12 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
10 11 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.20%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.100%) MCITP
14 2 (0.100%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.050%) ACCA
15 1 (0.050%) Cisco Certification
15 1 (0.050%) MCSA
15 1 (0.050%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 362 (18.08%) QA
2 14 (0.70%) SEPA
3 10 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.30%) SDET
5 4 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.15%) CDISC
6 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.15%) SLA
7 2 (0.100%) EMIR
7 2 (0.100%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.100%) GPG13
7 2 (0.100%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.100%) ISO22301
7 2 (0.100%) MiFID
7 2 (0.100%) WAI
7 2 (0.100%) WCAG
8 1 (0.050%) HL7
8 1 (0.050%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.050%) Solvency II
System Software
1 27 (1.35%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.70%) Docker
3 12 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.30%) Firmware
5 4 (0.20%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.100%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.100%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.100%) Varnish
6 2 (0.100%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.050%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.050%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 340 (16.98%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.30%) SCCM
3 5 (0.25%) HP SiteScope
4 4 (0.20%) ArcSight ESM
4 4 (0.20%) nmon
5 3 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (0.15%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (0.15%) Nessus
6 2 (0.100%) CA Service Virtualization
6 2 (0.100%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.100%) Nagios
6 2 (0.100%) Netcool
6 2 (0.100%) Opsview
6 2 (0.100%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.100%) SCOM
7 1 (0.050%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.050%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.050%) Puppet
Vendors
1 269 (13.44%) Microsoft
2 257 (12.84%) Oracle
3 247 (12.34%) HP
4 110 (5.49%) SAP
5 56 (2.80%) IBM
6 49 (2.45%) Cognos
7 42 (2.10%) Citrix
8 32 (1.60%) VMware
9 28 (1.40%) Murex
10 20 (1.00%) Informatica
11 12 (0.60%) Remedy
12 11 (0.55%) Siebel
13 10 (0.50%) PeopleSoft
14 9 (0.45%) ATG
14 9 (0.45%) Tableau
15 8 (0.40%) Pega
16 7 (0.35%) Cisco
16 7 (0.35%) Kronos
16 7 (0.35%) OpenText
16 7 (0.35%) TIBCO
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Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Circle Recruitment
Rate: £305 - £390 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Posted: 2 days ago
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City, London
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Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £32000 - £33000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
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Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 per day
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London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Excellent depending on experience
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Bristol Area
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Bath, Avon
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Rate: £250 - £275.00 per day
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Uxbridge
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Manchester
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East Yorkshire
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Manchester
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