The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Leeds region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 41 62 40
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 41 19 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.79% 2.16% 4.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.06% 2.28% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 15 31
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £231 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £350 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £288
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +9.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £12.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+156.47% -40.00%
Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1009 834 1018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 93.34% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 444 619
Average daily rate £325 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 46
Average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £10.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £42.00 £18.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
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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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014, 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 24 (26.67%) Test Scripting
2 22 (24.44%) SQL
2 22 (24.44%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (18.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (18.89%) E-Commerce
5 16 (17.78%) Retail
6 13 (14.44%) PHP
7 10 (11.11%) Oracle
7 10 (11.11%) .NET
7 10 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 9 (10.00%) BDD
8 9 (10.00%) SQL Server
8 9 (10.00%) XML
9 8 (8.89%) HTML
9 8 (8.89%) ISEB
9 8 (8.89%) QA
10 7 (7.78%) Manual Testing
10 7 (7.78%) Microsoft
11 6 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (6.67%) HP
11 6 (6.67%) Service Delivery
11 6 (6.67%) C#
11 6 (6.67%) Finance
12 5 (5.56%) Scrum
12 5 (5.56%) Software Testing
12 5 (5.56%) Security Cleared
12 5 (5.56%) Selenium
12 5 (5.56%) Performance Testing
12 5 (5.56%) Windows

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 4 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.22%) IIS
3 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) LAN
1 4 (4.44%) WAN
1 4 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.22%) SAN
2 2 (2.22%) Firewall
2 2 (2.22%) VLAN
2 2 (2.22%) NAS
2 2 (2.22%) SMTP
2 2 (2.22%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.11%) FTP
3 1 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.33%) MySQL
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Selenium
2 4 (4.44%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.33%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.22%) JUnit
4 2 (2.22%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.11%) JMeter
5 1 (1.11%) JIRA
5 1 (1.11%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.11%) JBehave
5 1 (1.11%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.11%) Cucumber
General
1 16 (17.78%) Retail
2 6 (6.67%) Finance
3 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.11%) Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.11%) .NET
2 9 (10.00%) XML
3 8 (8.89%) HTML
4 5 (5.56%) CSS
5 3 (3.33%) JSF
6 2 (2.22%) Middleware
6 2 (2.22%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.11%) LAMP
7 1 (1.11%) WCF
7 1 (1.11%) SOAP
7 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.33%) NHS
1 3 (3.33%) Statistics
2 2 (2.22%) iSeries
2 2 (2.22%) AS400
3 1 (1.11%) STB
3 1 (1.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.56%) Windows
2 3 (3.33%) Linux
3 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.11%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.67%) Test Scripting
2 18 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (18.89%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (18.89%) E-Commerce
4 10 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 9 (10.00%) BDD
6 7 (7.78%) Manual Testing
7 6 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.56%) Regression Testing
8 5 (5.56%) Performance Testing
8 5 (5.56%) Scrum
8 5 (5.56%) Software Testing
9 4 (4.44%) Automated Testing
9 4 (4.44%) System Testing
9 4 (4.44%) Test Management
9 4 (4.44%) Test Automation
10 3 (3.33%) Web Development
10 3 (3.33%) Volume Testing
10 3 (3.33%) Unit Testing
10 3 (3.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.44%) SQL
2 13 (14.44%) PHP
3 6 (6.67%) C#
4 4 (4.44%) VB.NET
5 3 (3.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.22%) Perl
6 2 (2.22%) Java
6 2 (2.22%) Python
6 2 (2.22%) Tcl
7 1 (1.11%) Ruby
7 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (8.89%) ISEB
2 5 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.89%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (24.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (11.11%) Oracle
2 7 (7.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.67%) HP
4 2 (2.22%) Cisco
5 1 (1.11%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.11%) VMware
5 1 (1.11%) Google