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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 44 47 58
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 64 31 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.78% 3.07% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.07% 3.32% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 25 13
Average daily rate
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£280 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £175 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £333 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.78 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-18.77% +156.47%
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
1571 934 879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.74% 92.48% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1109 605 480
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 29 44
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.20 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -57.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.04 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 37 (43.02%) Test Scripting
2 34 (39.53%) SQL
3 30 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (29.07%) Manual Testing
5 24 (27.91%) Microsoft
6 21 (24.42%) Visual Studio
6 21 (24.42%) E-Commerce
6 21 (24.42%) Selenium
7 20 (23.26%) Test Management
8 18 (20.93%) SQL Server
9 17 (19.77%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (16.28%) QA
11 14 (16.28%) ISEB
12 12 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (13.95%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (13.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 11 (12.79%) Java
14 10 (11.63%) T-SQL
14 10 (11.63%) ETL
14 10 (11.63%) Web Testing
15 9 (10.47%) ISTQB
15 9 (10.47%) TDD
15 9 (10.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 9 (10.47%) Scrum
16 8 (9.30%) Finance
16 8 (9.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 8 (9.30%) Tableau
16 8 (9.30%) eggPlant
17 7 (8.14%) Continuous Integration

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.16%) SAS
2 1 (1.16%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.16%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.16%) FTP
1 1 (1.16%) Wireless
1 1 (1.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.95%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (13.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (10.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (9.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (4.65%) MongoDB
6 4 (4.65%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.16%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.16%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 21 (24.42%) Visual Studio
1 21 (24.42%) Selenium
2 16 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (9.30%) eggPlant
4 6 (6.98%) Appium
5 5 (5.81%) SpecFlow
6 4 (4.65%) JIRA
7 3 (3.49%) HP UFT
7 3 (3.49%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.49%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.49%) NUnit
8 2 (2.33%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.33%) MSTest
9 1 (1.16%) Sahi
9 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.16%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.16%) XMLSpy
9 1 (1.16%) ERwin
9 1 (1.16%) WATIR
9 1 (1.16%) FitNesse
General
1 8 (9.30%) Finance
2 7 (8.14%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.14%) Banking
2 7 (8.14%) Retail
3 3 (3.49%) Back Office
4 1 (1.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.98%) Web Services
1 6 (6.98%) XML
2 5 (5.81%) .NET
3 4 (4.65%) RESTful
4 1 (1.16%) REST
4 1 (1.16%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.16%) SOAP
4 1 (1.16%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.49%) Client/Server
1 3 (3.49%) IVR
1 3 (3.49%) Visualisation
2 2 (2.33%) EPoS
3 1 (1.16%) NHS
3 1 (1.16%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.16%) iSeries
3 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.81%) Windows
2 3 (3.49%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.16%) UNIX
3 1 (1.16%) Linux
3 1 (1.16%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (43.02%) Test Scripting
2 30 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (29.07%) Manual Testing
4 21 (24.42%) E-Commerce
5 20 (23.26%) Test Management
6 17 (19.77%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (11.63%) Web Testing
8 10 (11.63%) ETL
9 9 (10.47%) TDD
9 9 (10.47%) Scrum
10 7 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (8.14%) Test Automation
10 7 (8.14%) Open Source
11 6 (6.98%) BDD
12 5 (5.81%) Automation Testing
12 5 (5.81%) Software Testing
12 5 (5.81%) Regression Testing
13 4 (4.65%) Migration
13 4 (4.65%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (39.53%) SQL
2 11 (12.79%) Java
3 10 (11.63%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.65%) C#
5 2 (2.33%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.33%) Ruby
6 1 (1.16%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (16.28%) ISEB
2 9 (10.47%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.28%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.16%) Nessus
Vendors
1 24 (27.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.30%) Tableau
3 5 (5.81%) Citrix
4 2 (2.33%) HP
4 2 (2.33%) Capita
5 1 (1.16%) Splunk
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle
5 1 (1.16%) Lotus
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