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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 68 78 78
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 257 208 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.70% 2.26% 2.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.92% 2.46% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 118 126
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£326 £300 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% -10.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £214 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £295 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £31.56 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-27.11% +174.39%
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
8806 8448 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.37% 91.86% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5200 4616 4096
Average daily rate £375 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £205
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 408 400 542
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.48 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% -3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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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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 0 90 £316 +0.15% 11
Berkshire +11 45 £350 +33.33% 7
Surrey +17 42 £374 +25.63% 10
Buckinghamshire +6 33 £300 +12.67% 1
West Sussex +8 21 £275 -8.33% 1
Kent +7 15 £225 -30.76% 5
East Sussex -10 3 £338 +55.17%
Oxfordshire -24 2 £264 -20.07% 2
Middlesex +1 1 £275 -12.00%
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 233 (49.16%) Test Scripting
2 150 (31.65%) SQL
3 142 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
4 136 (28.69%) Security Cleared
5 112 (23.63%) SC Cleared
5 112 (23.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 109 (23.00%) ISEB
7 108 (22.78%) HP Quality Center
8 106 (22.36%) XML
9 100 (21.10%) ISTQB
10 98 (20.68%) Selenium
11 92 (19.41%) HP
12 75 (15.82%) Cucumber
13 74 (15.61%) Java
14 73 (15.40%) BDD
15 67 (14.14%) UNIX
16 66 (13.92%) Test Automation
17 65 (13.71%) Oracle
18 64 (13.50%) Waterfall
19 62 (13.08%) SoapUI
19 62 (13.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 61 (12.87%) Test Management
20 61 (12.87%) Software Testing
21 60 (12.66%) Microsoft
22 59 (12.45%) SOAP
22 59 (12.45%) Regression Testing
23 58 (12.24%) Finance
23 58 (12.24%) System Testing
23 58 (12.24%) QA
24 52 (10.97%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 (4.43%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (2.11%) WebSphere
3 9 (1.90%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.05%) MQSeries
5 4 (0.84%) Confluence
5 4 (0.84%) CMS
6 3 (0.63%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.63%) IIS
7 2 (0.42%) Apache
8 1 (0.21%) Documentum
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.21%) GroupWise
Applications
1 42 (8.86%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.16%) MS Office
3 3 (0.63%) MS Project
3 3 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (1.05%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.84%) Magento
5 3 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.63%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.42%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.21%) SAP BCA
7 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.21%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.32%) SaaS
2 5 (1.05%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.22%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.69%) SAN
2 8 (1.69%) DAB
3 5 (1.05%) Internet
4 4 (0.84%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.63%) Firewall
5 3 (0.63%) Wireless
5 3 (0.63%) IPv4
5 3 (0.63%) DNS
5 3 (0.63%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.63%) 3GPP
5 3 (0.63%) UMTS
5 3 (0.63%) SNMP
6 2 (0.42%) GPRS
6 2 (0.42%) HTTP
6 2 (0.42%) IPv6
6 2 (0.42%) 2G
6 2 (0.42%) 3G
6 2 (0.42%) 802.15
6 2 (0.42%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.12%) Oracle Database
2 22 (4.64%) SQL Server
3 16 (3.38%) DB2
4 13 (2.74%) BusinessObjects
5 12 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (2.32%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (1.69%) SAP BW
8 6 (1.27%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.05%) DbVisualizer
10 4 (0.84%) SAP BI
11 3 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.42%) Ingres
12 2 (0.42%) PowerCenter
12 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.42%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.42%) Xcelsius
12 2 (0.42%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 98 (20.68%) Selenium
2 75 (15.82%) Cucumber
3 62 (13.08%) SoapUI
4 43 (9.07%) WebDriver
5 38 (8.02%) JIRA
6 28 (5.91%) HP UFT
7 27 (5.70%) LoadRunner
8 26 (5.49%) Subversion
9 22 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (3.80%) Jenkins
10 18 (3.80%) JMeter
11 16 (3.38%) JUnit
12 15 (3.16%) SpecFlow
13 13 (2.74%) Git (software)
14 9 (1.90%) Eclipse
15 8 (1.69%) Visual Studio
16 6 (1.27%) Zephyr
17 5 (1.05%) TestDirector
17 5 (1.05%) Fiddler
17 5 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 58 (12.24%) Finance
2 41 (8.65%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.38%) Retail
4 12 (2.53%) Billing
5 10 (2.11%) Automotive
5 10 (2.11%) Banking
6 8 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.69%) Marketing
7 7 (1.48%) Legal
8 5 (1.05%) Electronics
9 4 (0.84%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.21%) French Language
11 1 (0.21%) German Language
11 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.21%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.21%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (22.36%) XML
2 59 (12.45%) SOAP
3 39 (8.23%) XML Messaging
4 35 (7.38%) .NET
5 30 (6.33%) HTML
6 29 (6.12%) Web Services
7 18 (3.80%) ASP.NET
7 18 (3.80%) Gherkin
8 11 (2.32%) JSP
9 10 (2.11%) JSON
10 9 (1.90%) Spring
11 8 (1.69%) XSD
11 8 (1.69%) WCF
12 7 (1.48%) J2EE
13 6 (1.27%) RESTful
14 5 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
14 5 (1.05%) Middleware
14 5 (1.05%) WebSphere Message Broker
14 5 (1.05%) Flash
15 4 (0.84%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (2.95%) Mobile App
3 13 (2.74%) Smart Meter
4 8 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.27%) NHS
5 6 (1.27%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.05%) DTV
7 4 (0.84%) GIS
7 4 (0.84%) iSeries
8 3 (0.63%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.63%) Data Extraction
8 3 (0.63%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.63%) AS400
8 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.42%) User Experience
9 2 (0.42%) CMDB
10 1 (0.21%) Wiki
10 1 (0.21%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.21%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.21%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 67 (14.14%) UNIX
2 30 (6.33%) Windows
2 30 (6.33%) Linux
3 13 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (2.32%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (2.32%) Android
5 6 (1.27%) AIX
6 3 (0.63%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.42%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.42%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.42%) Solaris
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (49.16%) Test Scripting
2 142 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (23.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 73 (15.40%) BDD
5 66 (13.92%) Test Automation
6 64 (13.50%) Waterfall
7 61 (12.87%) Test Management
7 61 (12.87%) Software Testing
8 59 (12.45%) Regression Testing
9 58 (12.24%) System Testing
10 52 (10.97%) Automated Testing
11 51 (10.76%) Scrum
12 50 (10.55%) Manual Testing
13 45 (9.49%) Integration Testing
14 37 (7.81%) TDD
15 35 (7.38%) Use Case
16 31 (6.54%) E-Commerce
17 30 (6.33%) Validation
18 29 (6.12%) Migration
19 27 (5.70%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 150 (31.65%) SQL
2 74 (15.61%) Java
3 45 (9.49%) C#
4 37 (7.81%) PL/SQL
5 27 (5.70%) Shell Script
6 24 (5.06%) Perl
7 21 (4.43%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.69%) Python
9 4 (0.84%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.84%) VBScript
9 4 (0.84%) VB
10 3 (0.63%) VBA
10 3 (0.63%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.63%) Ruby
11 2 (0.42%) Korn
11 2 (0.42%) C++
11 2 (0.42%) C
12 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 136 (28.69%) Security Cleared
2 112 (23.63%) SC Cleared
3 109 (23.00%) ISEB
4 100 (21.10%) ISTQB
5 62 (13.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (2.95%) Degree
7 12 (2.53%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (0.42%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.21%) MCTS
10 1 (0.21%) MCITP
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.21%) MCSE
10 1 (0.21%) MCSA
10 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (12.24%) QA
2 4 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.42%) Basel II
3 2 (0.42%) Solvency II
System Software
1 10 (2.11%) Active Directory
1 10 (2.11%) VMware ESX
2 9 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.42%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 108 (22.78%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (1.05%) Netcool
4 4 (0.84%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.21%) Nessus
5 1 (0.21%) Nmap
5 1 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 92 (19.41%) HP
2 65 (13.71%) Oracle
3 60 (12.66%) Microsoft
4 32 (6.75%) SAP
5 14 (2.95%) IBM
5 14 (2.95%) VMware
6 12 (2.53%) Citrix
7 6 (1.27%) McAfee
8 5 (1.05%) Ab Initio
8 5 (1.05%) Google
9 4 (0.84%) Coremetrics
9 4 (0.84%) WSO2
9 4 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.63%) BMC
10 3 (0.63%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (0.63%) Cisco
10 3 (0.63%) Splunk
10 3 (0.63%) Remedy
10 3 (0.63%) Endeca
11 2 (0.42%) webMethods
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