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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 57 63 31
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 38 21 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.56% 1.84% 5.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.70% 1.96% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 31
Average daily rate £300 £263 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £309 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £34.06
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.90%
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
1407 1070 945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 94.68% 93.94% 96.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 761 570
Average daily rate £385 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 25
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.34 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.60% -1.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.84 £9.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.00 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 February 2016.

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 February 2016, 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 45 (45.92%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (40.82%) Test Scripting
3 35 (35.71%) SQL
4 25 (25.51%) Selenium
5 24 (24.49%) ISEB
6 22 (22.45%) ISTQB
7 21 (21.43%) Visual Studio
8 19 (19.39%) Microsoft
8 19 (19.39%) LoadRunner
9 18 (18.37%) JIRA
10 17 (17.35%) Manual Testing
10 17 (17.35%) Test Management
10 17 (17.35%) Cucumber
10 17 (17.35%) Functional Testing
10 17 (17.35%) Defect Tracking
11 16 (16.33%) QA
11 16 (16.33%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (15.31%) E-Commerce
12 15 (15.31%) .NET
12 15 (15.31%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (15.31%) Non-Functional Testing
13 14 (14.29%) SoapUI
13 14 (14.29%) Waterfall
13 14 (14.29%) SQL Server
13 14 (14.29%) Finance
14 13 (13.27%) Oracle
15 12 (12.24%) HP Quality Center
15 12 (12.24%) Performance Testing
15 12 (12.24%) Java
15 12 (12.24%) Scrum

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 5 (5.10%) Confluence
2 2 (2.04%) CMS
2 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.02%) Jadu
Applications
1 7 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.02%) MS Office
2 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) HTTP
1 3 (3.06%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.22%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (10.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (6.12%) Oracle Database
5 5 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (2.04%) MySQL
9 1 (1.02%) MS Access
9 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (25.51%) Selenium
2 21 (21.43%) Visual Studio
3 19 (19.39%) LoadRunner
4 18 (18.37%) JIRA
5 17 (17.35%) Cucumber
6 15 (15.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (14.29%) SoapUI
8 11 (11.22%) HP UFT
8 11 (11.22%) JMeter
9 8 (8.16%) Appium
10 6 (6.12%) Gatling
10 6 (6.12%) Git (software)
10 6 (6.12%) Maven
10 6 (6.12%) SilkPerformer
10 6 (6.12%) The Grinder
10 6 (6.12%) VisualVM
10 6 (6.12%) YourKit
11 5 (5.10%) eggPlant
12 4 (4.08%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (3.06%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (14.29%) Finance
2 8 (8.16%) Publishing
3 5 (5.10%) Retail
4 3 (3.06%) Legal
5 2 (2.04%) Back Office
5 2 (2.04%) Banking
5 2 (2.04%) Games
6 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.31%) .NET
2 9 (9.18%) Web Services
3 8 (8.16%) SOAP
4 6 (6.12%) AngularJS
4 6 (6.12%) Hibernate
4 6 (6.12%) Spring
5 4 (4.08%) REST
6 3 (3.06%) Gherkin
6 3 (3.06%) JSON
6 3 (3.06%) OAuth
6 3 (3.06%) OAuth2
6 3 (3.06%) RESTful
6 3 (3.06%) Swagger
6 3 (3.06%) XML
7 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.04%) XML Messaging
8 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.02%) WCF
8 1 (1.02%) WSDL
8 1 (1.02%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.06%) PKI
3 2 (2.04%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.04%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.02%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.02%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.02%) User Experience
4 1 (1.02%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.14%) Windows
2 4 (4.08%) Linux
3 3 (3.06%) Mac OS X
3 3 (3.06%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.02%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (45.92%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (40.82%) Test Scripting
3 17 (17.35%) Defect Tracking
3 17 (17.35%) Functional Testing
3 17 (17.35%) Manual Testing
3 17 (17.35%) Test Management
4 16 (16.33%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (15.31%) E-Commerce
5 15 (15.31%) Non-Functional Testing
6 14 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 12 (12.24%) Performance Testing
7 12 (12.24%) Scrum
8 11 (11.22%) Analytics
9 9 (9.18%) Automation Testing
9 9 (9.18%) ETL
9 9 (9.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (8.16%) Test Strategy
11 7 (7.14%) BDD
11 7 (7.14%) Load Testing
12 6 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (35.71%) SQL
2 12 (12.24%) Java
3 10 (10.20%) Ruby
4 8 (8.16%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.16%) Python
5 7 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 6 (6.12%) CoffeeScript
6 6 (6.12%) Scala
6 6 (6.12%) VBA
6 6 (6.12%) VBScript
7 4 (4.08%) C
7 4 (4.08%) C#
8 2 (2.04%) Perl
8 2 (2.04%) PHP
8 2 (2.04%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.02%) C++
9 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (24.49%) ISEB
2 22 (22.45%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.08%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.33%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.04%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 12 (12.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (19.39%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.27%) Oracle
3 10 (10.20%) HP
4 6 (6.12%) AppDynamics
4 6 (6.12%) Dynatrace
4 6 (6.12%) IBM
4 6 (6.12%) New Relic
5 4 (4.08%) Tableau
6 2 (2.04%) Citrix
7 1 (1.02%) Lotus
7 1 (1.02%) SAP