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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 159 151 170
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 314 335 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.48% 1.58% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.67% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 235 202
Average daily rate £380 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £34.06
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.90%
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
20052 20041 20862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.68% 94.50% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14187 14178 14151
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 344 401
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £37.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 58 £400 +14.28% 20
Croydon +4 15 £300 -18.36% 1
Brentford - 1 £290 -
Romford - 1 £375 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 232 (34.22%) Agile Software Development
1 232 (34.22%) Test Scripting
2 221 (32.60%) Finance
3 206 (30.38%) SQL
4 179 (26.40%) User Acceptance Testing
5 156 (23.01%) Banking
6 149 (21.98%) ISEB
7 144 (21.24%) HP Quality Center
8 137 (20.21%) ISTQB
9 136 (20.06%) QA
10 115 (16.96%) Selenium
11 106 (15.63%) JIRA
12 97 (14.31%) BDD
13 96 (14.16%) Test Automation
13 96 (14.16%) Java
14 95 (14.01%) Software Testing
15 94 (13.86%) HP
16 88 (12.98%) Functional Testing
17 83 (12.24%) Automated Testing
18 80 (11.80%) Microsoft
19 76 (11.21%) Scrum
20 75 (11.06%) Regression Testing
21 71 (10.47%) Manual Testing
22 70 (10.32%) Data Warehouse
23 67 (9.88%) TDD
23 67 (9.88%) Cucumber
24 64 (9.44%) Defect Management
25 62 (9.14%) Non-Functional Testing
26 61 (9.00%) Test Strategy
26 61 (9.00%) Integration Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 25 (3.69%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.62%) CMS
3 10 (1.47%) Confluence
4 8 (1.18%) SAS
5 4 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.59%) LiveLink
6 2 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.29%) JBoss
6 2 (0.29%) Node.js
6 2 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.15%) Apache
7 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.15%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (3.83%) MS Office
2 23 (3.39%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (2.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 7 (1.03%) SAP FI
3 6 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.74%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.59%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.59%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.44%) Magento
6 3 (0.44%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.29%) Endur
7 2 (0.29%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.29%) Minerva
7 2 (0.29%) OpenText Process Suite
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.29%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.29%) Tesseract
7 2 (0.29%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (1.47%) SaaS
2 4 (0.59%) Office 365
3 3 (0.44%) GitHub
3 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.15%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.77%) Internet
2 7 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (0.88%) Wireshark
4 5 (0.74%) HTTP
5 4 (0.59%) DSL
5 4 (0.59%) Intranet
5 4 (0.59%) LAN
5 4 (0.59%) WAN
5 4 (0.59%) WLAN
6 3 (0.44%) Firewall
6 3 (0.44%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.29%) FTP
7 2 (0.29%) Skype
7 2 (0.29%) VPN
7 2 (0.29%) Wireless
7 2 (0.29%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.15%) HSPA
8 1 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.15%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.15%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (10.32%) Data Warehouse
2 61 (9.00%) SQL Server
3 21 (3.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 19 (2.80%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (0.88%) RDBMS
7 5 (0.74%) Big Data
7 5 (0.74%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.59%) Data Mart
8 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.44%) MySQL
9 3 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.29%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 2 (0.29%) Cognos Report Studio
10 2 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.29%) QlikView
10 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 115 (16.96%) Selenium
2 106 (15.63%) JIRA
3 67 (9.88%) Cucumber
4 55 (8.11%) HP UFT
5 49 (7.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 46 (6.78%) SpecFlow
7 43 (6.34%) SoapUI
8 38 (5.60%) WebDriver
9 31 (4.57%) LoadRunner
10 27 (3.98%) Visual Studio
11 26 (3.83%) Jenkins
12 21 (3.10%) Git (software)
13 17 (2.51%) Toad
14 14 (2.06%) Appium
14 14 (2.06%) JMeter
15 13 (1.92%) Protractor
16 12 (1.77%) JUnit
17 11 (1.62%) Eclipse
17 11 (1.62%) FitNesse
18 9 (1.33%) Capybara
General
1 221 (32.60%) Finance
2 156 (23.01%) Banking
3 53 (7.82%) Retail
4 47 (6.93%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.65%) Front Office
6 16 (2.36%) Retail Banking
7 12 (1.77%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.62%) Back Office
9 8 (1.18%) Legal
10 6 (0.88%) Advertising
10 6 (0.88%) Law
10 6 (0.88%) Marketing
10 6 (0.88%) Publishing
11 5 (0.74%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.59%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.44%) Billing
13 3 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.44%) International Banking
13 3 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.44%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (7.96%) .NET
2 50 (7.37%) XML
3 40 (5.90%) Gherkin
4 30 (4.42%) Web Services
5 27 (3.98%) SOAP
6 12 (1.77%) REST
6 12 (1.77%) RESTful
7 11 (1.62%) ASP.NET
8 10 (1.47%) JSON
9 9 (1.33%) AngularJS
9 9 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 9 (1.33%) FIXML
9 9 (1.33%) FpML
10 8 (1.18%) HTML
11 5 (0.74%) Middleware
11 5 (0.74%) Ruby on Rails
12 4 (0.59%) FIX Protocol
13 3 (0.44%) CSS
13 3 (0.44%) Murex MxML
14 2 (0.29%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (5.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 24 (3.54%) Derivative
4 18 (2.65%) Fixed Income
5 15 (2.21%) Equities
6 14 (2.06%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.62%) SWIFT
8 10 (1.47%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.33%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.33%) User Experience
10 8 (1.18%) IVR
11 5 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.74%) NHS
11 5 (0.74%) Smart Meter
11 5 (0.74%) Smartcard
12 4 (0.59%) Credit Risk
12 4 (0.59%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.59%) Data Integration
12 4 (0.59%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.59%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 44 (6.49%) Windows
2 21 (3.10%) Unix
3 16 (2.36%) Linux
4 12 (1.77%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.62%) Android
6 7 (1.03%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.15%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (34.22%) Agile Software Development
1 232 (34.22%) Test Scripting
2 179 (26.40%) User Acceptance Testing
3 97 (14.31%) BDD
4 96 (14.16%) Test Automation
5 95 (14.01%) Software Testing
6 88 (12.98%) Functional Testing
7 83 (12.24%) Automated Testing
8 76 (11.21%) Scrum
9 75 (11.06%) Regression Testing
10 71 (10.47%) Manual Testing
11 67 (9.88%) TDD
12 64 (9.44%) Defect Management
13 62 (9.14%) Non-Functional Testing
14 61 (9.00%) Integration Testing
14 61 (9.00%) Test Strategy
15 58 (8.55%) ETL
16 55 (8.11%) Performance Testing
17 54 (7.96%) Automation Testing
18 51 (7.52%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 206 (30.38%) SQL
2 96 (14.16%) Java
3 56 (8.26%) C#
4 43 (6.34%) Ruby
5 16 (2.36%) JavaScript
6 14 (2.06%) Python
7 13 (1.92%) VB
8 12 (1.77%) VBScript
9 9 (1.33%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.18%) VBA
11 7 (1.03%) Groovy
12 6 (0.88%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.74%) Perl
13 5 (0.74%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.74%) Scala
14 4 (0.59%) PHP
14 4 (0.59%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.44%) MATLAB
16 2 (0.29%) C++
16 2 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 149 (21.98%) ISEB
2 137 (20.21%) ISTQB
3 59 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 46 (6.78%) Security Cleared
5 33 (4.87%) Degree
6 16 (2.36%) SC Cleared
7 12 (1.77%) CTC Cleared
8 9 (1.33%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.59%) BC Cleared
9 4 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.15%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (20.06%) QA
2 14 (2.06%) SEPA
3 4 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (0.59%) SDET
4 3 (0.44%) CDISC
4 3 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.29%) EMIR
5 2 (0.29%) MiFID
6 1 (0.15%) HL7
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (0.59%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.29%) Docker
2 2 (0.29%) Varnish
3 1 (0.15%) Firmware
3 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 144 (21.24%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.44%) Nessus
3 2 (0.29%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (0.29%) SCCM
4 1 (0.15%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (0.15%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.15%) Puppet
4 1 (0.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 94 (13.86%) HP
2 80 (11.80%) Microsoft
3 59 (8.70%) Oracle
4 47 (6.93%) Cognos
5 27 (3.98%) SAP
6 26 (3.83%) Murex
7 24 (3.54%) IBM
8 10 (1.47%) Citrix
9 8 (1.18%) Informatica
9 8 (1.18%) Siebel
10 6 (0.88%) Sybase
10 6 (0.88%) TIBCO
11 5 (0.74%) ATG
11 5 (0.74%) hybris
11 5 (0.74%) OpenText
12 4 (0.59%) Capita
12 4 (0.59%) Demandware
12 4 (0.59%) Fidessa
12 4 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.44%) Reuters
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