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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 50 51 62
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 52 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.23% 2.88% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.49% 3.09% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 25 13
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£290 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £160 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £300 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £295 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.38% -6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £11.75
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +168.55%
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
1490 970 824
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.49% 93.18% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1069 656 448
Average daily rate £363 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £185 £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 40 22 35
Average hourly rate £13.60 £13.20 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -57.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 4 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 4 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 28 (35.90%) SQL
1 28 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (32.05%) Test Scripting
3 22 (28.21%) Selenium
4 21 (26.92%) QA
5 20 (25.64%) Java
6 19 (24.36%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (23.08%) Manual Testing
8 17 (21.79%) TDD
9 15 (19.23%) Test Automation
10 14 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (16.67%) Open Source
11 13 (16.67%) BDD
12 12 (15.38%) Test Management
12 12 (15.38%) Web Services
12 12 (15.38%) XML
12 12 (15.38%) E-Commerce
12 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
12 12 (15.38%) ISEB
13 9 (11.54%) Visual Studio
13 9 (11.54%) Automated Testing
13 9 (11.54%) Web Testing
14 8 (10.26%) ISTQB
14 8 (10.26%) RESTful
14 8 (10.26%) MongoDB
14 8 (10.26%) NoSQL
14 8 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (10.26%) Scrum
14 8 (10.26%) SQL Server
15 7 (8.97%) .NET

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.56%) Node.js
2 1 (1.28%) IIS
2 1 (1.28%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) FTP
1 1 (1.28%) Wireless
1 1 (1.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.26%) MongoDB
1 8 (10.26%) NoSQL
1 8 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.28%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.28%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (28.21%) Selenium
2 9 (11.54%) Visual Studio
3 8 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (8.97%) Cucumber
4 7 (8.97%) HP UFT
5 5 (6.41%) WATIR
5 5 (6.41%) Sahi
5 5 (6.41%) SpecFlow
6 4 (5.13%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.85%) eggPlant
7 3 (3.85%) WebDriver
7 3 (3.85%) JIRA
7 3 (3.85%) NUnit
8 2 (2.56%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.56%) Appium
9 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.28%) MSTest
9 1 (1.28%) Subversion
9 1 (1.28%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.28%) XMLSpy
General
1 7 (8.97%) Telecoms
1 7 (8.97%) Banking
1 7 (8.97%) Retail
2 6 (7.69%) Finance
3 2 (2.56%) Back Office
4 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.28%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.38%) Web Services
1 12 (15.38%) XML
2 8 (10.26%) RESTful
3 7 (8.97%) .NET
4 2 (2.56%) Mustache
4 2 (2.56%) Sass
5 1 (1.28%) SOAP
5 1 (1.28%) REST
5 1 (1.28%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.28%) XSD
5 1 (1.28%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.85%) IVR
2 2 (2.56%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.56%) EPoS
2 2 (2.56%) Visualisation
2 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.28%) NHS
3 1 (1.28%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.28%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.85%) Windows
2 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.28%) UNIX
3 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (32.05%) Test Scripting
3 19 (24.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 17 (21.79%) TDD
6 15 (19.23%) Test Automation
7 14 (17.95%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (16.67%) Open Source
8 13 (16.67%) BDD
9 12 (15.38%) Test Management
9 12 (15.38%) E-Commerce
10 9 (11.54%) Automated Testing
10 9 (11.54%) Web Testing
11 8 (10.26%) Scrum
12 7 (8.97%) Software Testing
13 6 (7.69%) Performance Testing
14 5 (6.41%) Integration Testing
14 5 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
15 4 (5.13%) Project Management
15 4 (5.13%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.90%) SQL
2 20 (25.64%) Java
3 6 (7.69%) Ruby
4 4 (5.13%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.85%) C#
6 2 (2.56%) PHP
7 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (15.38%) ISEB
2 8 (10.26%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (26.92%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.28%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.13%) Citrix
3 3 (3.85%) Tableau
4 2 (2.56%) Capita
5 1 (1.28%) Splunk
5 1 (1.28%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.28%) HP
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