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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 129 120 114
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 775 759 756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.70% 1.70% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 1.84% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 456 473
Average daily rate
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£313 £315 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.81 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.55% -0.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.85 £24.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £76.25 £46.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.81 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-8.55% -20.95%
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
42131 41322 38316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.67% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26842 25081 22205
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1651 1833 2326
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.09 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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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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 +15 314 £350 -2.77% 70
South East +2 181 £295 +1.72% 36
East of England +30 64 £290 -5.30% 13
Yorkshire -31 61 £310 +3.33% 34
South West -1 58 £313 -6.71% 24
North West -16 39 £275 -9.83% 24
West Midlands -13 21 £280 +1.00% 8
East Midlands +5 20 £300 - 5
North East -13 5 £253 -2.88% 3
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 494 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
2 487 (30.98%) SQL
3 470 (29.90%) Test Scripting
4 372 (23.66%) User Acceptance Testing
5 362 (23.03%) Finance
6 320 (20.36%) ISEB
7 299 (19.02%) HP Quality Center
8 273 (17.37%) Software Testing
9 272 (17.30%) Selenium
10 265 (16.86%) QA
11 253 (16.09%) ISTQB
12 209 (13.30%) Java
13 208 (13.23%) .NET
14 203 (12.91%) HP
15 199 (12.66%) Oracle
16 195 (12.40%) JIRA
17 194 (12.34%) Microsoft
18 172 (10.94%) Manual Testing
19 171 (10.88%) Test Automation
20 162 (10.31%) Security Cleared
21 153 (9.73%) Banking
22 142 (9.03%) BDD
23 138 (8.78%) Integration Testing
24 135 (8.59%) Scrum
25 130 (8.27%) C#
26 126 (8.02%) Automated Testing
26 126 (8.02%) System Testing
27 124 (7.89%) UNIX
28 123 (7.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
29 121 (7.70%) Windows

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 31 (1.97%) SharePoint
2 27 (1.72%) CMS
3 24 (1.53%) Confluence
4 14 (0.89%) WebSphere
5 7 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (0.45%) SugarCRM
5 7 (0.45%) IIS
5 7 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.32%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.32%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.25%) Documentum
8 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.19%) Drupal
8 3 (0.19%) CICS
9 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.13%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.13%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.064%) Moodle
10 1 (0.064%) Lync
Applications
1 77 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 41 (2.61%) MS Office
3 7 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 43 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.51%) Cognos TM1
4 8 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 7 (0.45%) Summit
5 7 (0.45%) SAP PP
5 7 (0.45%) SAP HR
5 7 (0.45%) SAP SD
6 6 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.32%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.25%) SAP BCA
8 4 (0.25%) SAP Retail
8 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.19%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.19%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.70%) SaaS
2 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.13%) Office 365
3 2 (0.13%) GitHub
3 2 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.13%) IaaS
4 1 (0.064%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.064%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.18%) TCP/IP
2 29 (1.84%) SAN
3 16 (1.02%) HTTP
4 15 (0.95%) Wireshark
5 14 (0.89%) Internet
6 12 (0.76%) WAN
6 12 (0.76%) DNS
7 11 (0.70%) LAN
8 9 (0.57%) Firewall
9 6 (0.38%) HTTPS
9 6 (0.38%) tcpdump
10 5 (0.32%) IP Telephony
10 5 (0.32%) SSL
11 4 (0.25%) DAB
11 4 (0.25%) 3G
11 4 (0.25%) FTP
11 4 (0.25%) SMS
11 4 (0.25%) UMTS
11 4 (0.25%) GSM
11 4 (0.25%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 69 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
3 45 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 44 (2.80%) Oracle Reports
5 29 (1.84%) Relational Database
6 18 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (0.76%) SAP BW
8 9 (0.57%) Big Data
8 9 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (0.57%) MySQL
9 7 (0.45%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.25%) DataStage
11 4 (0.25%) DB2
11 4 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.25%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.25%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (0.19%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 272 (17.30%) Selenium
2 195 (12.40%) JIRA
3 120 (7.63%) Cucumber
4 118 (7.51%) QuickTest Pro
5 101 (6.42%) WebDriver
6 72 (4.58%) SoapUI
7 71 (4.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 70 (4.45%) Visual Studio
9 60 (3.82%) SpecFlow
10 57 (3.63%) LoadRunner
11 42 (2.67%) JMeter
12 32 (2.04%) Jenkins
13 18 (1.15%) JUnit
13 18 (1.15%) Git (software)
14 17 (1.08%) TestDirector
15 16 (1.02%) Toad
15 16 (1.02%) Maven
15 16 (1.02%) MSTest
16 15 (0.95%) Subversion
17 14 (0.89%) FitNesse
General
1 362 (23.03%) Finance
2 153 (9.73%) Banking
3 81 (5.15%) Retail
4 49 (3.12%) Investment Banking
5 47 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 24 (1.53%) Marketing
7 18 (1.15%) Retail Banking
8 17 (1.08%) Games
8 17 (1.08%) Back Office
9 14 (0.89%) Billing
9 14 (0.89%) Automotive
9 14 (0.89%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.57%) General Ledger
11 7 (0.45%) Legal
11 7 (0.45%) Electronics
12 6 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.38%) Publishing
13 3 (0.19%) Online Betting
13 3 (0.19%) Front Office
13 3 (0.19%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (13.23%) .NET
2 118 (7.51%) XML
3 88 (5.60%) Web Services
4 71 (4.52%) SOAP
5 70 (4.45%) HTML
6 67 (4.26%) ASP.NET
7 41 (2.61%) JSP
8 33 (2.10%) Gherkin
9 24 (1.53%) REST
10 22 (1.40%) .NET Framework
11 19 (1.21%) RESTful
11 19 (1.21%) CSS
11 19 (1.21%) Middleware
12 14 (0.89%) WCF
13 9 (0.57%) FIXML
13 9 (0.57%) FpML
14 7 (0.45%) JSON
15 6 (0.38%) WSDL
15 6 (0.38%) Ajax
15 6 (0.38%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 87 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (3.05%) Mobile App
3 26 (1.65%) Derivative
4 25 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 24 (1.53%) Fixed Income
6 23 (1.46%) NHS
6 23 (1.46%) Client/Server
7 20 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 20 (1.27%) User Experience
7 20 (1.27%) Open Source
8 19 (1.21%) Credit Risk
9 16 (1.02%) Smart Meter
10 14 (0.89%) Mainframe
10 14 (0.89%) AS400
11 12 (0.76%) Credit Derivative
12 11 (0.70%) iPhone
12 11 (0.70%) iPad
13 10 (0.64%) IVR
14 9 (0.57%) Data Structures
14 9 (0.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 124 (7.89%) UNIX
2 121 (7.70%) Windows
3 54 (3.44%) Android
4 53 (3.37%) Apple iOS
5 47 (2.99%) Linux
6 25 (1.59%) Windows 7
7 19 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (1.02%) Windows XP
9 13 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.70%) Solaris
11 8 (0.51%) Windows 2000
12 6 (0.38%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.25%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.19%) webOS
14 3 (0.19%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.13%) zOS
15 2 (0.13%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.13%) AIX
15 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 494 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
2 470 (29.90%) Test Scripting
3 372 (23.66%) User Acceptance Testing
4 273 (17.37%) Software Testing
5 172 (10.94%) Manual Testing
6 171 (10.88%) Test Automation
7 142 (9.03%) BDD
8 138 (8.78%) Integration Testing
9 135 (8.59%) Scrum
10 126 (8.02%) Automated Testing
10 126 (8.02%) System Testing
11 120 (7.63%) Regression Testing
12 112 (7.12%) Test Strategy
12 112 (7.12%) Automation Testing
13 108 (6.87%) Migration
14 103 (6.55%) Performance Testing
15 101 (6.42%) Waterfall
16 83 (5.28%) E-Commerce
17 82 (5.22%) Test Management
18 79 (5.03%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 487 (30.98%) SQL
2 209 (13.30%) Java
3 130 (8.27%) C#
4 77 (4.90%) JavaScript
5 50 (3.18%) Ruby
6 30 (1.91%) PL/SQL
7 23 (1.46%) Shell Script
8 18 (1.15%) PHP
8 18 (1.15%) T-SQL
9 17 (1.08%) Python
10 16 (1.02%) VB
10 16 (1.02%) C++
11 15 (0.95%) C
11 15 (0.95%) Perl
12 14 (0.89%) Bash Shell
13 10 (0.64%) VBA
14 8 (0.51%) VBScript
15 6 (0.38%) Scala
16 5 (0.32%) Groovy
17 3 (0.19%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 320 (20.36%) ISEB
2 253 (16.09%) ISTQB
3 162 (10.31%) Security Cleared
4 123 (7.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 113 (7.19%) SC Cleared
6 36 (2.29%) DV Cleared
7 25 (1.59%) Degree
8 19 (1.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 12 (0.76%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.25%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.19%) MCSE
13 3 (0.19%) CCNP
13 3 (0.19%) CCNA
14 2 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.13%) MCITP
15 1 (0.064%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 1 (0.064%) CTC Cleared
15 1 (0.064%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 265 (16.86%) QA
2 13 (0.83%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.51%) EMIR
4 7 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.38%) GAAP
5 6 (0.38%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.19%) FATCA
7 3 (0.19%) MiFID
7 3 (0.19%) SLA
8 2 (0.13%) Basel II
8 2 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.13%) HL7
8 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.13%) Basel III
9 1 (0.064%) COREP
9 1 (0.064%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 14443
9 1 (0.064%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 17 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.45%) Nmap
3 4 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.19%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.13%) Snort
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.13%) KVM
6 1 (0.064%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.064%) XenServer
6 1 (0.064%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.064%) NFS
6 1 (0.064%) Firmware
6 1 (0.064%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 299 (19.02%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.45%) Nessus
3 5 (0.32%) Netcool
4 4 (0.25%) WebInspect
4 4 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (0.25%) Puppet
5 3 (0.19%) CA Endevor
6 2 (0.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.13%) SCCM
6 2 (0.13%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.064%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.064%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.064%) CORE IMPACT
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.064%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.064%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.064%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.064%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 203 (12.91%) HP
2 199 (12.66%) Oracle
3 194 (12.34%) Microsoft
4 87 (5.53%) SAP
5 35 (2.23%) Citrix
6 34 (2.16%) IBM
7 23 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
8 19 (1.21%) VMware
9 17 (1.08%) Murex
10 13 (0.83%) Cognos
11 12 (0.76%) Cisco
12 10 (0.64%) Business Objects
13 8 (0.51%) Remedy
13 8 (0.51%) Talend
14 7 (0.45%) Neolane
14 7 (0.45%) Sitecore
14 7 (0.45%) Unica
14 7 (0.45%) Sybase
14 7 (0.45%) Red Hat
14 7 (0.45%) BMC
Greater Manchester
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Rate: £0.00 - £340.00 per hour
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + non-negotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £150 - 210 per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Jumar
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £200pd
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £320 - £370 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
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