The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 71 68 70
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 241 233 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.61% 2.56% 2.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.82% 2.77% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 142 129
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £360 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £15.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 - £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 - £19.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £30.19 £17.58
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +71.72%
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8543 8411 7767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.55% 92.57% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4930 4603 3970
Average daily rate £375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 424 575
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 2 July 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
Hampshire +2 93 £315 +0.39% 5
Berkshire +11 44 £350 +37.25% 6
Buckinghamshire +11 38 £320 +24.27% 8
Surrey +4 37 £383 +27.50% 12
West Sussex -8 11 £250 -16.66% 5
Kent +5 7 £269 -13.30% 2
East Sussex -12 4 £325 +43.64%
Oxfordshire -38 2 £264 -18.21% 4
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 224 (47.56%) Test Scripting
2 145 (30.79%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (30.79%) SQL
3 127 (26.96%) Security Cleared
4 112 (23.78%) HP Quality Center
5 108 (22.93%) User Acceptance Testing
6 103 (21.87%) SC Cleared
7 101 (21.44%) ISEB
8 99 (21.02%) XML
9 94 (19.96%) Selenium
10 90 (19.11%) ISTQB
11 81 (17.20%) HP
12 71 (15.07%) BDD
13 67 (14.23%) Waterfall
14 65 (13.80%) Java
15 64 (13.59%) Cucumber
16 63 (13.38%) Software Testing
17 61 (12.95%) System Testing
17 61 (12.95%) UNIX
18 59 (12.53%) QA
19 58 (12.31%) Finance
20 57 (12.10%) Regression Testing
20 57 (12.10%) Microsoft
20 57 (12.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 56 (11.89%) Scrum
22 55 (11.68%) Test Automation
23 54 (11.46%) Test Management
24 53 (11.25%) SoapUI
24 53 (11.25%) Oracle
25 51 (10.83%) SOAP

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 21 (4.46%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (2.34%) WebSphere
3 10 (2.12%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.06%) Confluence
4 5 (1.06%) MQSeries
5 4 (0.85%) CMS
6 3 (0.64%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.64%) IIS
7 2 (0.42%) Apache
8 1 (0.21%) Documentum
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.21%) GroupWise
Applications
1 40 (8.49%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.40%) MS Office
3 3 (0.64%) MS Project
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (1.06%) SAP BCA
3 5 (1.06%) Magento
4 4 (0.85%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.64%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.42%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.21%) Agresso
7 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.55%) SaaS
2 5 (1.06%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.40%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.70%) DAB
3 6 (1.27%) SAN
3 6 (1.27%) Wireshark
4 5 (1.06%) UMTS
5 4 (0.85%) 3GPP
5 4 (0.85%) Wireless
5 4 (0.85%) 2G
5 4 (0.85%) Internet
5 4 (0.85%) 3G
5 4 (0.85%) 4G
6 3 (0.64%) LTE
6 3 (0.64%) HTTP
6 3 (0.64%) DNS
6 3 (0.64%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.42%) IPv6
7 2 (0.42%) VoIP
7 2 (0.42%) PBX
7 2 (0.42%) GPRS
7 2 (0.42%) 802.15
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.67%) Oracle Database
3 15 (3.18%) DB2
4 12 (2.55%) SAP BW
4 12 (2.55%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.27%) Data Mining
8 5 (1.06%) DbVisualizer
9 4 (0.85%) SAP BI
10 3 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.42%) PowerCenter
11 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.42%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 2 (0.42%) Xcelsius
11 2 (0.42%) MySQL
11 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.42%) VoltDB
12 1 (0.21%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 94 (19.96%) Selenium
2 64 (13.59%) Cucumber
3 53 (11.25%) SoapUI
4 42 (8.92%) WebDriver
5 41 (8.70%) JIRA
6 32 (6.79%) HP UFT
7 27 (5.73%) LoadRunner
8 26 (5.52%) Subversion
9 25 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 21 (4.46%) Jenkins
11 19 (4.03%) JMeter
12 17 (3.61%) JUnit
13 15 (3.18%) SpecFlow
14 14 (2.97%) Git (software)
15 11 (2.34%) Eclipse
16 9 (1.91%) Visual Studio
17 6 (1.27%) TestDirector
17 6 (1.27%) Zephyr
18 5 (1.06%) Fiddler
18 5 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 58 (12.31%) Finance
2 39 (8.28%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.61%) Retail
4 12 (2.55%) Billing
5 10 (2.12%) Banking
6 9 (1.91%) Marketing
6 9 (1.91%) Automotive
6 9 (1.91%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.27%) Legal
7 6 (1.27%) Electronics
8 4 (0.85%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.21%) French Language
9 1 (0.21%) German Language
9 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.21%) Front Office
9 1 (0.21%) Back Office
9 1 (0.21%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (21.02%) XML
2 51 (10.83%) SOAP
3 33 (7.01%) XML Messaging
4 27 (5.73%) Web Services
4 27 (5.73%) .NET
5 23 (4.88%) HTML
6 18 (3.82%) Gherkin
7 12 (2.55%) ASP.NET
8 10 (2.12%) JSON
9 9 (1.91%) Spring
10 8 (1.70%) XSD
10 8 (1.70%) WCF
11 7 (1.49%) RESTful
11 7 (1.49%) JSP
12 6 (1.27%) J2EE
13 5 (1.06%) Flash
13 5 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
13 5 (1.06%) Middleware
13 5 (1.06%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 3 (0.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.34%) Smart Meter
3 10 (2.12%) Mobile App
4 6 (1.27%) Data Centre
4 6 (1.27%) DTV
5 5 (1.06%) Management Information System
6 4 (0.85%) AS400
6 4 (0.85%) NHS
6 4 (0.85%) GIS
6 4 (0.85%) iSeries
7 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.64%) User Experience
7 3 (0.64%) Data Extraction
7 3 (0.64%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.42%) CMDB
8 2 (0.42%) Clustering
8 2 (0.42%) IVR
8 2 (0.42%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.21%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 61 (12.95%) UNIX
2 32 (6.79%) Windows
3 27 (5.73%) Linux
4 14 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (1.91%) Android
6 9 (1.91%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.49%) AIX
8 3 (0.64%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.64%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.42%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.42%) Solaris
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (47.56%) Test Scripting
2 145 (30.79%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (22.93%) User Acceptance Testing
4 71 (15.07%) BDD
5 67 (14.23%) Waterfall
6 63 (13.38%) Software Testing
7 61 (12.95%) System Testing
8 57 (12.10%) Regression Testing
9 56 (11.89%) Scrum
10 55 (11.68%) Test Automation
11 54 (11.46%) Test Management
12 50 (10.62%) Automated Testing
12 50 (10.62%) Manual Testing
13 47 (9.98%) Integration Testing
14 38 (8.07%) TDD
15 31 (6.58%) Migration
16 30 (6.37%) E-Commerce
16 30 (6.37%) Validation
17 26 (5.52%) Performance Testing
18 25 (5.31%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 145 (30.79%) SQL
2 65 (13.80%) Java
3 38 (8.07%) C#
4 30 (6.37%) PL/SQL
5 22 (4.67%) Shell Script
6 19 (4.03%) Perl
7 16 (3.40%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.91%) Python
9 4 (0.85%) C++
10 3 (0.64%) Ruby
10 3 (0.64%) VB
10 3 (0.64%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.42%) VBScript
11 2 (0.42%) VBA
11 2 (0.42%) Korn
11 2 (0.42%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.42%) C
12 1 (0.21%) PHP
12 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 127 (26.96%) Security Cleared
2 103 (21.87%) SC Cleared
3 101 (21.44%) ISEB
4 90 (19.11%) ISTQB
5 57 (12.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (2.97%) DV Cleared
7 12 (2.55%) Degree
8 2 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.21%) MCTS
9 1 (0.21%) MCITP
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.21%) MCSE
9 1 (0.21%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (12.53%) QA
2 4 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.42%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.42%) Basel II
4 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (2.55%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.34%) VMware ESX
3 9 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.64%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.42%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 112 (23.78%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.70%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.85%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.64%) Netcool
5 1 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.21%) Nessus
5 1 (0.21%) Nmap
5 1 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 81 (17.20%) HP
2 57 (12.10%) Microsoft
3 53 (11.25%) Oracle
4 34 (7.22%) SAP
5 14 (2.97%) IBM
5 14 (2.97%) VMware
6 12 (2.55%) Business Objects
7 11 (2.34%) Citrix
8 8 (1.70%) McAfee
9 5 (1.06%) Ab Initio
9 5 (1.06%) Google
10 4 (0.85%) Coremetrics
10 4 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.85%) Cisco
10 4 (0.85%) WSO2
11 3 (0.64%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (0.64%) BMC
11 3 (0.64%) Endeca
11 3 (0.64%) Remedy
12 2 (0.42%) webMethods
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