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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 63 75 86
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 286 221 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.85% 2.38% 2.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.08% 2.58% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 115 128
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£325 £300 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £216 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.25 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.56 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-20.77% +162.95%
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
9275 8573 8245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.51% 92.20% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5602 4800 4366
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
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 424 427 503
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 September 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
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 September 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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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 +3 93 £325 +3.17% 11
Berkshire +20 52 £355 +30.27% 5
Buckinghamshire +11 49 £300 +9.09% 2
Surrey +13 42 £373 +6.42% 11
West Sussex -3 21 £275 +10.00% 1
Kent +10 12 £200 -38.46% 3
East Sussex -2 9 £270 +24.85% 1
Oxfordshire -22 4 £264 -12.08% 3
Sussex - 2 - -
Middlesex +2 1 £275 -4.34%
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 226 (47.38%) Test Scripting
2 155 (32.49%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (30.61%) SQL
4 129 (27.04%) Security Cleared
5 108 (22.64%) SC Cleared
6 104 (21.80%) XML
7 101 (21.17%) Selenium
8 100 (20.96%) HP Quality Center
8 100 (20.96%) HP
9 95 (19.92%) ISTQB
10 94 (19.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 91 (19.08%) ISEB
12 79 (16.56%) Java
13 75 (15.72%) Oracle
14 70 (14.68%) Microsoft
15 68 (14.26%) Cucumber
16 67 (14.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 67 (14.05%) SOAP
17 65 (13.63%) Finance
17 65 (13.63%) SoapUI
17 65 (13.63%) Waterfall
18 64 (13.42%) BDD
18 64 (13.42%) Test Automation
18 64 (13.42%) Manual Testing
18 64 (13.42%) Software Testing
19 61 (12.79%) System Testing
20 60 (12.58%) C#
21 59 (12.37%) UNIX
21 59 (12.37%) Automated Testing
22 58 (12.16%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (4.40%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (2.31%) WebSphere
3 8 (1.68%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.05%) MQSeries
5 4 (0.84%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.84%) Confluence
6 3 (0.63%) CMS
6 3 (0.63%) IIS
7 2 (0.42%) JBoss
Applications
1 39 (8.18%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.98%) MS Office
3 3 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.42%) MS Project
5 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.52%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (1.05%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.63%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.63%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.63%) Magento
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.21%) Agresso
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.10%) SaaS
2 6 (1.26%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.40%) TCP/IP
2 13 (2.73%) SAN
3 8 (1.68%) DAB
4 6 (1.26%) Internet
5 4 (0.84%) IPv4
5 4 (0.84%) UMTS
5 4 (0.84%) SNMP
5 4 (0.84%) Firewall
5 4 (0.84%) Wireless
6 3 (0.63%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.63%) ZigBee
6 3 (0.63%) HSPA
6 3 (0.63%) 802.15
6 3 (0.63%) HTTP
6 3 (0.63%) GPRS
6 3 (0.63%) 3GPP
6 3 (0.63%) IPv6
6 3 (0.63%) DNS
6 3 (0.63%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.42%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.13%) Oracle Database
2 25 (5.24%) SQL Server
3 17 (3.56%) DB2
4 14 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
5 13 (2.73%) BusinessObjects
6 12 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.26%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (1.05%) DbVisualizer
9 4 (0.84%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.63%) MySQL
11 2 (0.42%) QlikView
11 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.42%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 2 (0.42%) Xcelsius
11 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.42%) PowerCenter
11 2 (0.42%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 101 (21.17%) Selenium
2 68 (14.26%) Cucumber
3 65 (13.63%) SoapUI
4 41 (8.60%) WebDriver
5 38 (7.97%) JIRA
6 34 (7.13%) HP UFT
7 23 (4.82%) LoadRunner
8 21 (4.40%) Subversion
8 21 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (3.77%) SpecFlow
10 14 (2.94%) Visual Studio
11 13 (2.73%) JMeter
12 11 (2.31%) Git (software)
13 10 (2.10%) Jenkins
13 10 (2.10%) JUnit
14 6 (1.26%) TestDirector
14 6 (1.26%) TestComplete
15 5 (1.05%) Fiddler
15 5 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (1.05%) Zephyr
General
1 65 (13.63%) Finance
2 44 (9.22%) Telecoms
3 20 (4.19%) Retail
4 17 (3.56%) Banking
5 10 (2.10%) Automotive
6 9 (1.89%) Legal
6 9 (1.89%) Billing
7 7 (1.47%) Marketing
7 7 (1.47%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.05%) Electronics
8 5 (1.05%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.05%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.21%) Games
10 1 (0.21%) Military
10 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.21%) French Language
10 1 (0.21%) German Language
10 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (21.80%) XML
2 67 (14.05%) SOAP
3 42 (8.81%) .NET
4 40 (8.39%) HTML
5 34 (7.13%) XML Messaging
6 26 (5.45%) Web Services
7 22 (4.61%) ASP.NET
8 18 (3.77%) Gherkin
9 15 (3.14%) JSON
9 15 (3.14%) JSP
10 9 (1.89%) Spring
11 8 (1.68%) WCF
11 8 (1.68%) Middleware
11 8 (1.68%) XSD
12 7 (1.47%) J2EE
12 7 (1.47%) REST
13 6 (1.26%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 6 (1.26%) WebSphere MQ
14 5 (1.05%) Flash
15 4 (0.84%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.14%) Smart Meter
3 14 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 8 (1.68%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.26%) NHS
6 5 (1.05%) DTV
6 5 (1.05%) iSeries
7 4 (0.84%) Data Centre
7 4 (0.84%) AS400
7 4 (0.84%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.63%) CMDB
8 3 (0.63%) User Experience
9 2 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.42%) IVR
9 2 (0.42%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.42%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.42%) GIS
10 1 (0.21%) Replication
10 1 (0.21%) Biometrics
10 1 (0.21%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 59 (12.37%) UNIX
2 30 (6.29%) Windows
3 29 (6.08%) Linux
4 11 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (2.31%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.31%) Android
5 10 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.05%) AIX
7 3 (0.63%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.42%) Solaris
8 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (47.38%) Test Scripting
2 155 (32.49%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (19.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 65 (13.63%) Waterfall
5 64 (13.42%) BDD
5 64 (13.42%) Test Automation
5 64 (13.42%) Manual Testing
5 64 (13.42%) Software Testing
6 61 (12.79%) System Testing
7 59 (12.37%) Automated Testing
8 58 (12.16%) Regression Testing
9 53 (11.11%) Test Management
10 51 (10.69%) Integration Testing
11 45 (9.43%) Scrum
12 37 (7.76%) TDD
13 35 (7.34%) Use Case
14 31 (6.50%) Migration
15 30 (6.29%) E-Commerce
16 29 (6.08%) Automation Testing
17 28 (5.87%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 146 (30.61%) SQL
2 79 (16.56%) Java
3 60 (12.58%) C#
4 37 (7.76%) PL/SQL
5 26 (5.45%) JavaScript
6 24 (5.03%) Shell Script
7 23 (4.82%) Perl
8 8 (1.68%) Python
9 7 (1.47%) VB
10 5 (1.05%) VBScript
11 4 (0.84%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.63%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.63%) C++
13 2 (0.42%) C
13 2 (0.42%) Ruby
13 2 (0.42%) Korn
13 2 (0.42%) VBA
14 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 129 (27.04%) Security Cleared
2 108 (22.64%) SC Cleared
3 95 (19.92%) ISTQB
4 91 (19.08%) ISEB
5 67 (14.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (2.73%) DV Cleared
7 12 (2.52%) Degree
8 9 (1.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.21%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (11.32%) QA
2 4 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.21%) Basel II
System Software
1 10 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (1.89%) VMware ESX
2 9 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 100 (20.96%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.26%) Netcool
3 5 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (0.84%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.42%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.21%) nmon
6 1 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 100 (20.96%) HP
2 75 (15.72%) Oracle
3 70 (14.68%) Microsoft
4 27 (5.66%) SAP
5 16 (3.35%) IBM
5 16 (3.35%) Citrix
6 14 (2.94%) VMware
7 6 (1.26%) Remedy
7 6 (1.26%) Google
8 5 (1.05%) Coremetrics
8 5 (1.05%) McAfee
8 5 (1.05%) Ab Initio
9 4 (0.84%) Splunk
9 4 (0.84%) Endeca
9 4 (0.84%) Cisco
10 3 (0.63%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (0.63%) BMC
10 3 (0.63%) WSO2
11 2 (0.42%) Kenexa
11 2 (0.42%) Talend
Milton Keynes
People Source
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £200 - £240 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £360 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago