The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 61 33 51
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 28 52 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.38% 4.87% 2.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.63% 5.12% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 13
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£293 £275 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.36% -6.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £202 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £316 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £110.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £132.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-77.35% +253.33%
Test Analyst
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds 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
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1065 1016 694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 90.48% 95.13% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 640 340
Average daily rate £363 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 27 35
Average hourly rate £12.46 £16.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.50% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £29.00 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Analyst across the Leeds region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst across the Leeds region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 28 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (42.31%) SQL
3 18 (34.62%) ISEB
4 16 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (28.85%) Software Testing
6 12 (23.08%) Finance
7 11 (21.15%) Java
7 11 (21.15%) QA
8 10 (19.23%) Selenium
8 10 (19.23%) Test Management
9 9 (17.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (17.31%) ISTQB
10 8 (15.38%) TDD
10 8 (15.38%) Automated Testing
10 8 (15.38%) RAD
10 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (15.38%) Test Automation
10 8 (15.38%) Change Control
10 8 (15.38%) Waterfall
11 7 (13.46%) BDD
11 7 (13.46%) Web Testing
11 7 (13.46%) Test Scripting
11 7 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (13.46%) Web Services
12 6 (11.54%) Banking
12 6 (11.54%) XML
12 6 (11.54%) .NET
12 6 (11.54%) Open Source
13 5 (9.62%) Manual Testing
13 5 (9.62%) Cucumber

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 2 (3.85%) SAS
1 2 (3.85%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) MongoDB
1 4 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) DB2
3 1 (1.92%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 10 (19.23%) Selenium
2 5 (9.62%) Cucumber
2 5 (9.62%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (7.69%) JIRA
3 4 (7.69%) WATIR
3 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.69%) Sahi
4 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.85%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.85%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.92%) Toad
5 1 (1.92%) Subversion
General
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Retail
4 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.92%) Legal
5 1 (1.92%) Electronics
5 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Marketing
5 1 (1.92%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) Web Services
2 6 (11.54%) XML
2 6 (11.54%) .NET
3 4 (7.69%) RESTful
4 2 (3.85%) WSDL
4 2 (3.85%) SOAP
4 2 (3.85%) Mustache
4 2 (3.85%) Sass
5 1 (1.92%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.54%) Open Source
3 3 (5.77%) AS400
4 1 (1.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) Windows
2 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (28.85%) Software Testing
4 10 (19.23%) Test Management
5 8 (15.38%) TDD
5 8 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 8 (15.38%) RAD
5 8 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 8 (15.38%) Change Control
5 8 (15.38%) Waterfall
6 7 (13.46%) BDD
6 7 (13.46%) Web Testing
6 7 (13.46%) Test Scripting
6 7 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (9.62%) Manual Testing
7 5 (9.62%) Integration Testing
8 4 (7.69%) Project Management
8 4 (7.69%) Regression Testing
8 4 (7.69%) E-Commerce
8 4 (7.69%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (42.31%) SQL
2 11 (21.15%) Java
3 4 (7.69%) Ruby
4 2 (3.85%) PHP
5 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (34.62%) ISEB
2 9 (17.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (17.31%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (21.15%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.85%) HP
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (1.92%) ION Trading