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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 73 36 46
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 15 43 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.38% 4.52% 2.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 4.77% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 12
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£256 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.58% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £328 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £32.81 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-19.98% -20.95%
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
995 902 753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 91.79% 94.85% 93.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 554 394
Average daily rate £375 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 44
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.10 £9.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £27.00 £112.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 January 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 30 January 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 26 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.74%) SQL
3 19 (35.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (30.19%) ISEB
5 15 (28.30%) Test Scripting
6 13 (24.53%) Finance
7 11 (20.75%) Software Testing
8 9 (16.98%) Test Management
9 8 (15.09%) Manual Testing
9 8 (15.09%) QA
9 8 (15.09%) Functional Testing
10 7 (13.21%) Regression Testing
10 7 (13.21%) Waterfall
10 7 (13.21%) Web Testing
11 6 (11.32%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (11.32%) Selenium
11 6 (11.32%) ISTQB
11 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
12 5 (9.43%) Visual Studio
12 5 (9.43%) .NET
12 5 (9.43%) Oracle
12 5 (9.43%) SOAP
12 5 (9.43%) RAD
12 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce
12 5 (9.43%) Test Automation
12 5 (9.43%) SoapUI
12 5 (9.43%) Change Control
12 5 (9.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (9.43%) Automation Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.89%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Office
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.77%) DB2
4 1 (1.89%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Selenium
2 5 (9.43%) Visual Studio
2 5 (9.43%) SoapUI
3 3 (5.66%) MSTest
4 2 (3.77%) JIRA
4 2 (3.77%) TestDirector
4 2 (3.77%) Toad
5 1 (1.89%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.89%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Banking
3 3 (5.66%) Retail
4 2 (3.77%) Back Office
5 1 (1.89%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.89%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Marketing
5 1 (1.89%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) .NET
1 5 (9.43%) SOAP
2 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.77%) Web Services
3 2 (3.77%) WSDL
4 1 (1.89%) XML
4 1 (1.89%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.66%) AS400
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) NHS
3 1 (1.89%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Windows
2 1 (1.89%) UNIX
2 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (35.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (28.30%) Test Scripting
4 11 (20.75%) Software Testing
5 9 (16.98%) Test Management
6 8 (15.09%) Manual Testing
6 8 (15.09%) Functional Testing
7 7 (13.21%) Regression Testing
7 7 (13.21%) Waterfall
7 7 (13.21%) Web Testing
8 5 (9.43%) RAD
8 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce
8 5 (9.43%) Test Automation
8 5 (9.43%) Change Control
8 5 (9.43%) Automation Testing
9 4 (7.55%) BDD
9 4 (7.55%) Integration Testing
9 4 (7.55%) System Testing
10 3 (5.66%) Project Management
10 3 (5.66%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.74%) SQL
2 3 (5.66%) C#
3 1 (1.89%) Java
3 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (30.19%) ISEB
2 6 (11.32%) ISTQB
3 5 (9.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.09%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) SLA
3 1 (1.89%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.77%) HP
4 1 (1.89%) Informatica
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