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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 66 33 45
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 29 52 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.24% 4.49% 2.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.49% 4.80% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 30 14
Average daily rate
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£300 £238 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -22.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £320 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £110.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £110.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-69.54% +450.00%
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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
1166 1084 750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 90.18% 93.69% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 701 386
Average daily rate £365 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 32 33
Average hourly rate £12.42 £16.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.72% +43.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £101.90 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 24 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (45.65%) SQL
3 17 (36.96%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (30.43%) ISEB
5 11 (23.91%) Java
5 11 (23.91%) QA
5 11 (23.91%) Software Testing
6 10 (21.74%) Finance
6 10 (21.74%) Test Management
7 9 (19.57%) Selenium
8 8 (17.39%) Automated Testing
8 8 (17.39%) TDD
8 8 (17.39%) Test Automation
9 7 (15.22%) BDD
9 7 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (15.22%) Manual Testing
9 7 (15.22%) ISTQB
9 7 (15.22%) Web Services
9 7 (15.22%) XML
10 6 (13.04%) Banking
10 6 (13.04%) Test Scripting
10 6 (13.04%) Web Testing
10 6 (13.04%) Open Source
10 6 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (10.87%) Waterfall
11 5 (10.87%) Cucumber
11 5 (10.87%) System Testing
11 5 (10.87%) Change Control
11 5 (10.87%) Integration Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (4.35%) SAS
1 2 (4.35%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) MongoDB
1 4 (8.70%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) DB2
3 1 (2.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Selenium
2 5 (10.87%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (10.87%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.70%) Sahi
3 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.70%) JIRA
3 4 (8.70%) WATIR
4 2 (4.35%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.35%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.17%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.17%) XMLSpy
5 1 (2.17%) Subversion
5 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.17%) Toad
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Retail
4 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.17%) Electronics
5 1 (2.17%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) Web Services
1 7 (15.22%) XML
2 5 (10.87%) .NET
3 4 (8.70%) RESTful
4 2 (4.35%) WSDL
4 2 (4.35%) SOAP
4 2 (4.35%) Mustache
4 2 (4.35%) Sass
5 1 (2.17%) XSD
5 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.17%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Open Source
2 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.52%) AS400
4 1 (2.17%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.96%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (23.91%) Software Testing
4 10 (21.74%) Test Management
5 8 (17.39%) Test Automation
5 8 (17.39%) TDD
5 8 (17.39%) Automated Testing
6 7 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (15.22%) Manual Testing
6 7 (15.22%) BDD
7 6 (13.04%) Test Scripting
7 6 (13.04%) Web Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Waterfall
8 5 (10.87%) System Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Change Control
8 5 (10.87%) Integration Testing
8 5 (10.87%) RAD
9 3 (6.52%) Project Management
9 3 (6.52%) Automation Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (45.65%) SQL
2 11 (23.91%) Java
3 4 (8.70%) Ruby
4 2 (4.35%) PHP
4 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) ISEB
2 7 (15.22%) ISTQB
3 6 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.91%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) HP
3 1 (2.17%) ION Trading
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