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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 152 172 165
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 362 325 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.53% 1.36% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 1.47% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 193 235
Average daily rate
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£363 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.78 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-18.77% +156.47%
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
21943 22179 23245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.52% 92.65% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15426 15072 15942
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 416 451
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £45.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -11 71 £375 -6.25% 14
Kingston Upon Thames -1 3 £335 +36.73% 2
Feltham -8 2 £368 +13.07%
Croydon - 2 £325 - 1
Uxbridge +3 1 - - 1
Hammersmith -3 1 £500 -
Bromley -4 1 £425 -
Sidcup - 1 £380 -
Wimbledon - 1 £275 -
Docklands, London - 1 £280 -
Ealing - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 180 (29.80%) Finance
1 180 (29.80%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (29.64%) SQL
3 175 (28.97%) Test Scripting
4 147 (24.34%) User Acceptance Testing
5 137 (22.68%) QA
6 129 (21.36%) Banking
7 103 (17.05%) HP Quality Center
8 99 (16.39%) Software Testing
9 89 (14.74%) Selenium
9 89 (14.74%) ISEB
10 83 (13.74%) Java
10 83 (13.74%) JIRA
11 82 (13.58%) ISTQB
12 75 (12.42%) HP
13 67 (11.09%) Integration Testing
13 67 (11.09%) Test Automation
14 64 (10.60%) Automated Testing
15 61 (10.10%) Scrum
16 60 (9.93%) Manual Testing
17 59 (9.77%) System Integration Testing
18 55 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
19 54 (8.94%) Retail
20 53 (8.77%) Cucumber
21 52 (8.61%) BDD
21 52 (8.61%) Regression Testing
22 51 (8.44%) Data Warehouse
23 49 (8.11%) System Testing
24 48 (7.95%) .NET
25 47 (7.78%) Investment Banking

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 13 (2.15%) CMS
2 10 (1.66%) Confluence
3 6 (0.99%) LiveLink
4 5 (0.83%) WebSphere
4 5 (0.83%) JBoss
4 5 (0.83%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.66%) SAS
5 4 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (0.50%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.50%) IIS
7 2 (0.33%) Documentum
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.17%) CICS
8 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.17%) FileNet
8 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.17%) Apache
8 1 (0.17%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 33 (5.46%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.98%) MS Office
3 7 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.49%) Markit EDM
2 8 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.16%) Summit
4 6 (0.99%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.83%) Cerner Millennium
6 4 (0.66%) Temenos T24
6 4 (0.66%) Magento
6 4 (0.66%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.66%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.50%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.50%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.33%) LatentZero
8 2 (0.33%) Endur
8 2 (0.33%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.33%) Eagle PACE
9 1 (0.17%) Radian6
9 1 (0.17%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.17%) MultiFonds
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.66%) SaaS
2 5 (0.83%) GitHub
2 5 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.17%) Force.com
4 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.66%) Wireshark
2 5 (0.83%) LAN
2 5 (0.83%) WLAN
2 5 (0.83%) WAN
3 3 (0.50%) ATM
3 3 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.33%) Wireless
4 2 (0.33%) Firewall
4 2 (0.33%) HTTP
5 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.17%) DNS
5 1 (0.17%) Internet
5 1 (0.17%) 3G
5 1 (0.17%) DSL
5 1 (0.17%) SS7
5 1 (0.17%) FTP
5 1 (0.17%) VoIP
5 1 (0.17%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.17%) 4G
5 1 (0.17%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (8.44%) Data Warehouse
2 32 (5.30%) SQL Server
3 14 (2.32%) MySQL
4 12 (1.99%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.66%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.83%) Big Data
7 4 (0.66%) DB2
7 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.50%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.50%) Star Schema
8 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.33%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.33%) DbVisualizer
9 2 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.33%) QlikView
9 2 (0.33%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 89 (14.74%) Selenium
2 83 (13.74%) JIRA
3 53 (8.77%) Cucumber
4 35 (5.79%) LoadRunner
5 29 (4.80%) HP UFT
6 26 (4.30%) WebDriver
7 25 (4.14%) SoapUI
8 20 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (2.65%) SpecFlow
9 16 (2.65%) Jenkins
10 13 (2.15%) JMeter
11 11 (1.82%) Git (software)
12 9 (1.49%) Maven
12 9 (1.49%) JBehave
13 8 (1.32%) JUnit
14 7 (1.16%) Visual Studio
14 7 (1.16%) PowerBuilder
14 7 (1.16%) Bugzilla
14 7 (1.16%) FitNesse
15 6 (0.99%) Eclipse
General
1 180 (29.80%) Finance
2 129 (21.36%) Banking
3 54 (8.94%) Retail
4 47 (7.78%) Investment Banking
5 27 (4.47%) Telecoms
6 21 (3.48%) Back Office
7 17 (2.81%) Marketing
8 13 (2.15%) Front Office
9 11 (1.82%) Billing
10 10 (1.66%) Legal
11 8 (1.32%) General Ledger
12 7 (1.16%) Wholesale Banking
12 7 (1.16%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.83%) Publishing
14 4 (0.66%) Advertising
14 4 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.50%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.33%) Private Banking
16 2 (0.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (7.95%) .NET
2 46 (7.62%) XML
3 28 (4.64%) Web Services
4 18 (2.98%) SOAP
5 16 (2.65%) Gherkin
6 10 (1.66%) HTML
7 8 (1.32%) CSS
7 8 (1.32%) Ruby on Rails
8 7 (1.16%) Middleware
9 6 (0.99%) J2EE
10 5 (0.83%) LAMP
10 5 (0.83%) XML Messaging
10 5 (0.83%) JSON
11 4 (0.66%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (0.66%) RESTful
11 4 (0.66%) REST
12 3 (0.50%) AngularJS
12 3 (0.50%) FIXML
12 3 (0.50%) FpML
13 2 (0.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.15%) SWIFT
3 16 (2.65%) Mobile App
3 16 (2.65%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.48%) Derivative
5 13 (2.15%) Fixed Income
6 12 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (1.49%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.32%) NHS
9 7 (1.16%) Data Integration
9 7 (1.16%) Equities
10 6 (0.99%) Credit Risk
11 5 (0.83%) EPoS
11 5 (0.83%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.66%) New Media
12 4 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.66%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.66%) Market Risk
12 4 (0.66%) Wiki
12 4 (0.66%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 38 (6.29%) UNIX
2 30 (4.97%) Windows
3 16 (2.65%) Apple iOS
4 15 (2.48%) Linux
4 15 (2.48%) Android
5 2 (0.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.17%) webOS
6 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (29.80%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (28.97%) Test Scripting
3 147 (24.34%) User Acceptance Testing
4 99 (16.39%) Software Testing
5 67 (11.09%) Integration Testing
5 67 (11.09%) Test Automation
6 64 (10.60%) Automated Testing
7 61 (10.10%) Scrum
8 60 (9.93%) Manual Testing
9 59 (9.77%) System Integration Testing
10 52 (8.61%) BDD
10 52 (8.61%) Regression Testing
11 49 (8.11%) System Testing
12 45 (7.45%) Performance Testing
13 44 (7.28%) ETL
14 43 (7.12%) E-Commerce
14 43 (7.12%) Test Strategy
15 39 (6.46%) Migration
16 36 (5.96%) Automation Testing
17 31 (5.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 179 (29.64%) SQL
2 83 (13.74%) Java
3 44 (7.28%) C#
4 27 (4.47%) JavaScript
5 21 (3.48%) Ruby
6 10 (1.66%) T-SQL
6 10 (1.66%) Python
7 9 (1.49%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.16%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.16%) PHP
9 6 (0.99%) VBA
10 4 (0.66%) Perl
10 4 (0.66%) Groovy
11 3 (0.50%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.50%) XPath
11 3 (0.50%) C++
11 3 (0.50%) VB
12 2 (0.33%) COBOL
12 2 (0.33%) C
12 2 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 89 (14.74%) ISEB
2 82 (13.58%) ISTQB
3 43 (7.12%) Security Cleared
4 29 (4.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 24 (3.97%) Degree
6 23 (3.81%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.83%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.50%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.17%) CEH
11 1 (0.17%) OSCP
11 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.17%) CISSP
11 1 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (22.68%) QA
2 3 (0.50%) HL7
3 2 (0.33%) CDISC
3 2 (0.33%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.33%) GAAP
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) EMIR
4 1 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.17%) Basel III
System Software
1 6 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 103 (17.05%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.49%) Nessus
3 3 (0.50%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.17%) Control-M
4 1 (0.17%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.17%) Nmap
4 1 (0.17%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.17%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 75 (12.42%) HP
2 43 (7.12%) Oracle
3 37 (6.13%) Microsoft
4 22 (3.64%) SAP
5 15 (2.48%) Murex
6 13 (2.15%) Cognos
7 10 (1.66%) IBM
8 7 (1.16%) OpenText
9 6 (0.99%) VMware
9 6 (0.99%) Remedy
9 6 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (0.99%) Cerner
9 6 (0.99%) Sitecore
9 6 (0.99%) hybris
10 5 (0.83%) SOASTA, Inc
11 4 (0.66%) Vertica
11 4 (0.66%) ATG
11 4 (0.66%) Wall Street Systems
11 4 (0.66%) Bloomberg
11 4 (0.66%) Sybase
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