The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 163 161 101
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -60
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 331 347 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.35% 1.40% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.51% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 235 365
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £26.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.85% +23.25%
Test Analyst
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22577 23003 24025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.29% 92.96% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15594 15798 15792
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 435 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
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 London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in London

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Analyst across the London region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in London

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the London region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in London

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst across the London region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in London

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the London region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +5 91 £400 +6.66% 18
Hammersmith 0 1 - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 242 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (30.21%) SQL
3 205 (30.06%) Test Scripting
4 188 (27.57%) Finance
5 166 (24.34%) QA
6 160 (23.46%) User Acceptance Testing
7 142 (20.82%) Selenium
8 120 (17.60%) Banking
9 113 (16.57%) HP Quality Center
10 111 (16.28%) Software Testing
11 109 (15.98%) ISEB
12 108 (15.84%) Java
13 105 (15.40%) Oracle
14 90 (13.20%) Test Automation
15 84 (12.32%) ISTQB
16 82 (12.02%) Manual Testing
17 80 (11.73%) Scrum
18 77 (11.29%) C#
19 71 (10.41%) Microsoft
20 70 (10.26%) TDD
21 67 (9.82%) .NET
22 66 (9.68%) BDD
22 66 (9.68%) Automated Testing
23 64 (9.38%) JIRA
24 62 (9.09%) Cucumber
24 62 (9.09%) WebDriver
25 60 (8.80%) Automation Testing
26 59 (8.65%) Integration Testing
27 58 (8.50%) Investment Banking
27 58 (8.50%) HP

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 11 (1.61%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.32%) Node.js
3 4 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.44%) CMS
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.44%) Drupal
4 3 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.29%) Confluence
5 2 (0.29%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.29%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.29%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.29%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.15%) Apache
6 1 (0.15%) WordPress
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.15%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (2.64%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.47%) MS Office
3 5 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.29%) Mingle
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (1.76%) Markit EDM
4 7 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.88%) LatentZero
6 5 (0.73%) Endur
6 5 (0.73%) Sentinel
6 5 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.59%) Salerio
7 4 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.59%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.59%) Tesseract
7 4 (0.59%) Minerva
7 4 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.44%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.44%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.44%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.44%) Cerner Millennium
8 3 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.29%) IaaS
2 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.29%) SaaS
2 2 (0.29%) PaaS
3 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.15%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.20%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.32%) DNS
3 8 (1.17%) Wireshark
4 7 (1.03%) Internet
5 6 (0.88%) HTTP
5 6 (0.88%) SAN
6 4 (0.59%) tcpdump
6 4 (0.59%) Firewall
7 3 (0.44%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.44%) SSL
7 3 (0.44%) Network Security
8 2 (0.29%) LTE
8 2 (0.29%) FTP
8 2 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.29%) LAN
9 1 (0.15%) UMTS
9 1 (0.15%) VoIP
9 1 (0.15%) WLAN
9 1 (0.15%) WAN
9 1 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (6.60%) Data Warehouse
2 35 (5.13%) SQL Server
3 19 (2.79%) Oracle Database
4 16 (2.35%) Relational Database
4 16 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
5 10 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.47%) Big Data
6 9 (1.32%) QlikView
6 9 (1.32%) MySQL
7 8 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.03%) DataStage
9 6 (0.88%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.88%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.88%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.73%) Star Schema
11 4 (0.59%) DB2
11 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.44%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 142 (20.82%) Selenium
2 64 (9.38%) JIRA
3 62 (9.09%) WebDriver
3 62 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 44 (6.45%) QuickTest Pro
5 41 (6.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 35 (5.13%) Visual Studio
7 32 (4.69%) FitNesse
8 20 (2.93%) JMeter
8 20 (2.93%) SpecFlow
9 18 (2.64%) SoapUI
10 14 (2.05%) Jenkins
11 12 (1.76%) Calabash
11 12 (1.76%) WATIR
12 11 (1.61%) LoadRunner
12 11 (1.61%) Git (software)
12 11 (1.61%) Sahi
13 10 (1.47%) Eclipse
14 9 (1.32%) NUnit
15 8 (1.17%) TestDirector
General
1 188 (27.57%) Finance
2 120 (17.60%) Banking
3 58 (8.50%) Investment Banking
4 33 (4.84%) Retail
5 20 (2.93%) Front Office
6 10 (1.47%) Retail Banking
7 9 (1.32%) Back Office
7 9 (1.32%) Games
8 8 (1.17%) Legal
9 7 (1.03%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.03%) Advertising
9 7 (1.03%) Publishing
10 4 (0.59%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.44%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.44%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.44%) Online Betting
11 3 (0.44%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Marketing
13 1 (0.15%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (9.82%) .NET
2 57 (8.36%) XML
3 48 (7.04%) Web Services
4 24 (3.52%) HTML
5 23 (3.37%) Gherkin
6 19 (2.79%) SOAP
7 14 (2.05%) REST
8 10 (1.47%) ASP.NET
9 9 (1.32%) Middleware
9 9 (1.32%) JSON
9 9 (1.32%) FIX Protocol
10 8 (1.17%) JSP
10 8 (1.17%) Mustache
10 8 (1.17%) Sass
11 7 (1.03%) CSS
12 6 (0.88%) .NET Framework
13 4 (0.59%) Ajax
13 4 (0.59%) XSLT
13 4 (0.59%) XSD
14 3 (0.44%) FIXML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (5.87%) Derivative
3 36 (5.28%) Mobile App
4 31 (4.55%) Open Source
5 23 (3.37%) Fixed Income
6 19 (2.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 18 (2.64%) Credit Derivative
7 18 (2.64%) Credit Risk
8 16 (2.35%) Client/Server
8 16 (2.35%) Equities
9 14 (2.05%) Computer Science
10 12 (1.76%) iPhone
11 11 (1.61%) User Experience
12 10 (1.47%) NHS
13 7 (1.03%) GIS
13 7 (1.03%) Data Integration
13 7 (1.03%) Market Risk
13 7 (1.03%) Mobile Payment
13 7 (1.03%) iPad
14 6 (0.88%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 48 (7.04%) Windows
2 38 (5.57%) Apple iOS
3 34 (4.99%) UNIX
4 33 (4.84%) Android
5 23 (3.37%) Linux
6 9 (1.32%) Windows 7
6 9 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.88%) Solaris
7 6 (0.88%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.59%) VMS
8 4 (0.59%) Windows 2000
8 4 (0.59%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 242 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (30.06%) Test Scripting
3 160 (23.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 111 (16.28%) Software Testing
5 90 (13.20%) Test Automation
6 82 (12.02%) Manual Testing
7 80 (11.73%) Scrum
8 70 (10.26%) TDD
9 66 (9.68%) Automated Testing
9 66 (9.68%) BDD
10 60 (8.80%) Automation Testing
11 59 (8.65%) Integration Testing
12 56 (8.21%) E-Commerce
13 52 (7.62%) Regression Testing
14 50 (7.33%) Test Strategy
15 47 (6.89%) ETL
16 44 (6.45%) Performance Testing
17 35 (5.13%) Migration
18 34 (4.99%) CRM
18 34 (4.99%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 206 (30.21%) SQL
2 108 (15.84%) Java
3 77 (11.29%) C#
4 32 (4.69%) Ruby
5 25 (3.67%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.17%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.03%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.03%) VB
8 6 (0.88%) C++
9 5 (0.73%) PHP
9 5 (0.73%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.73%) VBA
10 4 (0.59%) C
10 4 (0.59%) Perl
11 3 (0.44%) RPG
11 3 (0.44%) VBScript
11 3 (0.44%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.44%) Python
12 2 (0.29%) Scala
12 2 (0.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 109 (15.98%) ISEB
2 84 (12.32%) ISTQB
3 42 (6.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 33 (4.84%) Security Cleared
5 26 (3.81%) SC Cleared
6 19 (2.79%) Degree
7 17 (2.49%) DV Cleared
8 6 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.29%) ACCA
9 2 (0.29%) CIMA
10 1 (0.15%) MOS
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.15%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (24.34%) QA
2 13 (1.91%) Dodd-Frank
3 12 (1.76%) EMIR
4 1 (0.15%) AIFMD
4 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 14443
4 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.15%) GAAP
4 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (0.59%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.44%) Nmap
3 2 (0.29%) KVM
4 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 113 (16.57%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.44%) Nessus
2 3 (0.44%) SCCM
3 2 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.29%) Puppet
4 1 (0.15%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.15%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.15%) OpenView
Vendors
1 105 (15.40%) Oracle
2 71 (10.41%) Microsoft
3 58 (8.50%) HP
4 20 (2.93%) SAP
5 16 (2.35%) Charles River
6 14 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (1.61%) Cognos
8 9 (1.32%) Calypso
8 9 (1.32%) IBM
8 9 (1.32%) Sophis
9 8 (1.17%) ATG
10 7 (1.03%) Remedy
10 7 (1.03%) Informatica
10 7 (1.03%) Murex
10 7 (1.03%) hybris
11 6 (0.88%) thinkFolio
11 6 (0.88%) Citrix
11 6 (0.88%) Siebel
12 5 (0.73%) Adobe
12 5 (0.73%) BMC
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