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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 96 93 113
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 178 153 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.93% 1.82% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 1.99% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 84 57
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£290 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £33.75 - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-4.92% -23.96%
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
8448 7688 7065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.49% 91.46% 91.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4577 4024 3406
Average daily rate £375 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 459 609
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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
Berkshire -6 46 £268 -12.86% 10
Hampshire -18 44 £300 +11.11% 6
Buckinghamshire -13 26 £280 -2.60% 3
Surrey +10 25 £300 -7.69% 5
Oxfordshire -9 14 £295 +38.82% 1
West Sussex -4 9 £275 -8.33% 1
Kent -6 7 £350 - 5
East Sussex -6 3 £350 - 2
Middlesex - - - -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 137 (37.64%) Test Scripting
2 98 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (25.00%) SQL
4 86 (23.63%) HP Quality Center
5 76 (20.88%) ISTQB
6 74 (20.33%) Security Cleared
7 72 (19.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 67 (18.41%) Software Testing
9 66 (18.13%) HP
10 62 (17.03%) ISEB
11 61 (16.76%) Selenium
11 61 (16.76%) SC Cleared
12 54 (14.84%) Finance
13 53 (14.56%) Microsoft
14 52 (14.29%) .NET
15 51 (14.01%) QA
15 51 (14.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 49 (13.46%) Java
17 47 (12.91%) Oracle
18 40 (10.99%) JIRA
19 39 (10.71%) UNIX
20 38 (10.44%) Waterfall
21 37 (10.16%) Scrum
22 34 (9.34%) HTML
22 34 (9.34%) QuickTest Pro
23 33 (9.07%) JavaScript
24 32 (8.79%) Migration
24 32 (8.79%) Test Automation
24 32 (8.79%) Manual Testing
25 30 (8.24%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 9 (2.47%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.92%) CMS
2 7 (1.92%) Confluence
3 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (0.55%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (6.32%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.20%) MS Office
3 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (7.42%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.10%) SAP BCA
3 4 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.55%) Magento
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.27%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.27%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.27%) Summit
5 1 (0.27%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.47%) SaaS
2 2 (0.55%) Office 365
3 1 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.87%) TCP/IP
2 20 (5.49%) SAN
3 7 (1.92%) Wireshark
4 6 (1.65%) WAN
5 5 (1.37%) DNS
5 5 (1.37%) IP Telephony
6 4 (1.10%) HTTP
6 4 (1.10%) 2G
6 4 (1.10%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.10%) PBX
6 4 (1.10%) 3G
7 3 (0.82%) DAB
7 3 (0.82%) UMTS
7 3 (0.82%) SSL
7 3 (0.82%) DHCP
7 3 (0.82%) 4G
8 2 (0.55%) RNC
8 2 (0.55%) VoIP
8 2 (0.55%) SMS
9 1 (0.27%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.87%) Oracle Reports
2 16 (4.40%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.20%) SAP BW
3 8 (2.20%) SQL Server
4 7 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.65%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.27%) IBM InfoSphere
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Navigator
9 1 (0.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 61 (16.76%) Selenium
2 40 (10.99%) JIRA
3 34 (9.34%) QuickTest Pro
4 28 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 19 (5.22%) LoadRunner
6 18 (4.95%) JMeter
7 15 (4.12%) Visual Studio
8 13 (3.57%) SoapUI
9 12 (3.30%) WebDriver
10 10 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (2.47%) SpecFlow
11 9 (2.47%) Jenkins
11 9 (2.47%) TestDirector
11 9 (2.47%) Subversion
12 8 (2.20%) JUnit
13 7 (1.92%) Eclipse
14 5 (1.37%) Bugzilla
14 5 (1.37%) Appcelerator Titanium
15 3 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 3 (0.82%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 54 (14.84%) Finance
2 29 (7.97%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.02%) Marketing
4 9 (2.47%) Banking
5 8 (2.20%) Retail
6 7 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.65%) Billing
8 5 (1.37%) Automotive
9 4 (1.10%) Electronics
10 2 (0.55%) Back Office
10 2 (0.55%) Publishing
11 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.27%) Front Office
11 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (14.29%) .NET
2 34 (9.34%) HTML
3 30 (8.24%) XML
3 30 (8.24%) ASP.NET
3 30 (8.24%) JSP
4 20 (5.49%) Web Services
5 9 (2.47%) SOAP
6 7 (1.92%) RESTful
7 6 (1.65%) Middleware
8 5 (1.37%) WCF
8 5 (1.37%) REST
9 4 (1.10%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.82%) WPF
10 3 (0.82%) XML Messaging
10 3 (0.82%) Spring
11 2 (0.55%) CSS
11 2 (0.55%) Gherkin
12 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (0.27%) HTML5
12 1 (0.27%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.02%) AS400
3 9 (2.47%) Smart Meter
4 6 (1.65%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.37%) User Experience
5 5 (1.37%) iSeries
5 5 (1.37%) NHS
5 5 (1.37%) DTV
5 5 (1.37%) IVR
6 4 (1.10%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.82%) GIS
8 2 (0.55%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.27%) EPoS
9 1 (0.27%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.27%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.27%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.27%) Clustering
9 1 (0.27%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.27%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 39 (10.71%) UNIX
2 30 (8.24%) Windows
3 11 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (3.02%) Windows 7
4 10 (2.75%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.20%) Android
6 7 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.65%) Linux
8 5 (1.37%) Windows 2000
8 5 (1.37%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.27%) VMS
10 1 (0.27%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.27%) AIX
10 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (37.64%) Test Scripting
2 98 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (19.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 67 (18.41%) Software Testing
5 38 (10.44%) Waterfall
6 37 (10.16%) Scrum
7 32 (8.79%) Migration
7 32 (8.79%) Manual Testing
7 32 (8.79%) Test Automation
8 29 (7.97%) Test Strategy
9 28 (7.69%) System Testing
9 28 (7.69%) BDD
9 28 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
10 26 (7.14%) Automated Testing
10 26 (7.14%) Automation Testing
11 24 (6.59%) Test Management
12 22 (6.04%) V-Model
12 22 (6.04%) CRM
13 21 (5.77%) Project Management
14 20 (5.49%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 91 (25.00%) SQL
2 49 (13.46%) Java
3 33 (9.07%) JavaScript
4 23 (6.32%) C#
5 12 (3.30%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.65%) Ruby
7 5 (1.37%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.10%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.10%) VB
8 4 (1.10%) PHP
9 3 (0.82%) VBScript
9 3 (0.82%) C++
10 2 (0.55%) Perl
10 2 (0.55%) Python
11 1 (0.27%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.27%) F#
11 1 (0.27%) C
Qualifications
1 76 (20.88%) ISTQB
2 74 (20.33%) Security Cleared
3 62 (17.03%) ISEB
4 61 (16.76%) SC Cleared
5 51 (14.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (4.67%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.82%) MCSE
9 3 (0.82%) CCNP
9 3 (0.82%) CCNA
10 1 (0.27%) MCITP
10 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (14.01%) QA
2 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.82%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.82%) Nmap
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 86 (23.63%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.37%) Netcool
3 4 (1.10%) WebInspect
4 3 (0.82%) Nessus
5 2 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.55%) Puppet
5 2 (0.55%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 66 (18.13%) HP
2 53 (14.56%) Microsoft
3 47 (12.91%) Oracle
4 22 (6.04%) SAP
4 22 (6.04%) Citrix
5 7 (1.92%) Cisco
6 6 (1.65%) IBM
7 5 (1.37%) Appcelerator
8 4 (1.10%) Verint
8 4 (1.10%) Cramer
8 4 (1.10%) VMware
8 4 (1.10%) Mitel
8 4 (1.10%) Business Objects
8 4 (1.10%) Avaya
8 4 (1.10%) Infovista
9 2 (0.55%) McAfee
9 2 (0.55%) Apple
9 2 (0.55%) Symantec
9 2 (0.55%) Adobe
9 2 (0.55%) Aprimo
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £380 to £430 per day £competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Dover, Kent
LA International
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 175 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: Up to £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £185 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Gerrard White
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Crimson Ltd
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 7 days ago
Reigate
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 10 days ago