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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 36 54 33
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 35 22 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.54% 2.51% 4.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.89% 2.64% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 30
Average daily rate
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£281 £300 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £290
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £29.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.16% +37.20%
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
900 832 1018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 91.00% 94.98% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 458 551
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £208 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 37 38
Average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.54% +83.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 31 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (37.18%) Test Scripting
3 25 (32.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (25.64%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 17 (21.79%) SQL
6 17 (21.79%) Functional Testing
7 15 (19.23%) QA
7 15 (19.23%) Retail
8 12 (15.38%) PHP
9 10 (12.82%) Manual Testing
10 9 (11.54%) Selenium
11 8 (10.26%) BDD
11 8 (10.26%) Test Automation
11 8 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (10.26%) ISEB
11 8 (10.26%) Oracle
11 8 (10.26%) SQL Server
12 6 (7.69%) Finance
12 6 (7.69%) HP
12 6 (7.69%) Test Management
13 5 (6.41%) Test Strategy
13 5 (6.41%) Regression Testing
13 5 (6.41%) C#
13 5 (6.41%) Software Testing
13 5 (6.41%) Automated Testing
13 5 (6.41%) Web Testing
14 4 (5.13%) SoapUI
14 4 (5.13%) User Stories
14 4 (5.13%) HTML

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (5.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.28%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Office
1 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.26%) SQL Server
1 8 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.56%) MySQL
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.28%) Star Schema
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (11.54%) Selenium
2 4 (5.13%) SoapUI
3 3 (3.85%) MSTest
3 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.56%) TestDirector
4 2 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.56%) JUnit
5 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.28%) JBehave
5 1 (1.28%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.28%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.28%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.28%) Toad
General
1 15 (19.23%) Retail
2 6 (7.69%) Finance
3 2 (2.56%) Back Office
3 2 (2.56%) Retail Banking
3 2 (2.56%) Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Marketing
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.28%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) HTML
1 4 (5.13%) CSS
2 3 (3.85%) SOAP
2 3 (3.85%) .NET
2 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.85%) XML
3 2 (2.56%) Middleware
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.56%) Web Services
4 1 (1.28%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.85%) NHS
2 2 (2.56%) iSeries
2 2 (2.56%) AS400
3 1 (1.28%) STB
3 1 (1.28%) Statistics
3 1 (1.28%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.28%) Open Source
3 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.56%) Windows
2 1 (1.28%) Linux
2 1 (1.28%) Mac OS
2 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.28%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.74%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (37.18%) Test Scripting
3 25 (32.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (23.08%) E-Commerce
5 17 (21.79%) Functional Testing
6 10 (12.82%) Manual Testing
7 8 (10.26%) Test Automation
7 8 (10.26%) BDD
8 6 (7.69%) Test Management
9 5 (6.41%) Test Strategy
9 5 (6.41%) Web Testing
9 5 (6.41%) Automated Testing
9 5 (6.41%) Software Testing
9 5 (6.41%) Regression Testing
10 4 (5.13%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.13%) User Stories
11 3 (3.85%) Project Management
11 3 (3.85%) ETL
11 3 (3.85%) Performance Testing
11 3 (3.85%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.79%) SQL
2 12 (15.38%) PHP
3 5 (6.41%) C#
4 2 (2.56%) Java
5 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (10.26%) ISEB
2 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.23%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) SLA
3 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 20 (25.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 8 (10.26%) Oracle
2 6 (7.69%) HP
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.28%) Informatica