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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 44 51 31
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 31 24 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.10% 2.71% 5.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.38% 2.86% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 37
Average daily rate
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£288 £275 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -5.98%
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 £311 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £29.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.43% +34.88%
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
918 838 1033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 91.89% 94.58% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 461 571
Average daily rate £325 £325 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 34
Average hourly rate £12.50 £28.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.75% +88.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.25 £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 23 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 23 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 30 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (38.16%) Test Scripting
3 22 (28.95%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (27.63%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (23.68%) Functional Testing
6 16 (21.05%) SQL
6 16 (21.05%) E-Commerce
7 14 (18.42%) Retail
7 14 (18.42%) QA
8 12 (15.79%) PHP
9 9 (11.84%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (11.84%) Manual Testing
10 8 (10.53%) Selenium
10 8 (10.53%) BDD
10 8 (10.53%) ISEB
10 8 (10.53%) Oracle
10 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
10 8 (10.53%) Test Automation
11 6 (7.89%) HP
11 6 (7.89%) Test Management
12 5 (6.58%) Automated Testing
12 5 (6.58%) Test Strategy
12 5 (6.58%) Regression Testing
12 5 (6.58%) Finance
12 5 (6.58%) C#
13 4 (5.26%) HTML
13 4 (5.26%) XML
13 4 (5.26%) ETL
13 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
13 4 (5.26%) CSS

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.32%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.63%) MySQL
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.32%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (10.53%) Selenium
2 4 (5.26%) SoapUI
3 3 (3.95%) MSTest
3 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.63%) TestDirector
4 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.63%) JUnit
5 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.32%) JBehave
5 1 (1.32%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.32%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.32%) Toad
General
1 14 (18.42%) Retail
2 5 (6.58%) Finance
3 2 (2.63%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Back Office
3 2 (2.63%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) HTML
1 4 (5.26%) CSS
1 4 (5.26%) XML
2 3 (3.95%) SOAP
2 3 (3.95%) .NET
2 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.63%) Web Services
3 2 (2.63%) Middleware
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.32%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.26%) NHS
2 2 (2.63%) AS400
2 2 (2.63%) Statistics
2 2 (2.63%) iSeries
3 1 (1.32%) Open Source
3 1 (1.32%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.32%) STB
3 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.32%) UNIX
1 1 (1.32%) Windows
1 1 (1.32%) Linux
1 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (38.16%) Test Scripting
3 22 (28.95%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (23.68%) Functional Testing
5 16 (21.05%) E-Commerce
6 9 (11.84%) Manual Testing
7 8 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 8 (10.53%) BDD
8 6 (7.89%) Test Management
9 5 (6.58%) Regression Testing
9 5 (6.58%) Automated Testing
9 5 (6.58%) Test Strategy
10 4 (5.26%) User Stories
10 4 (5.26%) ETL
10 4 (5.26%) Web Testing
10 4 (5.26%) Software Testing
10 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
11 3 (3.95%) Integration Testing
11 3 (3.95%) Performance Testing
11 3 (3.95%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.05%) SQL
2 12 (15.79%) PHP
3 5 (6.58%) C#
4 2 (2.63%) Java
5 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) ISEB
2 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.42%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) SLA
3 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 21 (27.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 8 (10.53%) Oracle
2 6 (7.89%) HP
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.32%) Informatica
4 1 (1.32%) Business Objects
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