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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 92 98 96
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 182 190 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.13% 1.99% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.26% 2.12% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 120 94
Average daily rate £301 £298 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.00% +2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £208 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £185.00 £33.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+448.14% -
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 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
8053 8945 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.06% 93.74% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4786 4155
Average daily rate £385 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 436 470
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 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
Hampshire -9 41 £333 +10.83% 8
Buckinghamshire +24 33 £295 +5.35%
Berkshire -14 24 £364 +26.74% 9
Kent +8 23 £180 -40.00%
Surrey -15 23 £387 +29.08% 11
Oxfordshire +15 22 £380 +27.73% 10
West Sussex +7 8 £313 +13.63% 4
East Sussex +12 5 £285 -18.57%
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 136 (34.52%) Test Scripting
2 133 (33.76%) SQL
3 122 (30.96%) Agile Software Development
4 109 (27.66%) Finance
5 87 (22.08%) Oracle
6 83 (21.07%) HP
6 83 (21.07%) ISTQB
7 81 (20.56%) HP Quality Center
8 80 (20.30%) ISEB
9 73 (18.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 72 (18.27%) Software Testing
11 66 (16.75%) Selenium
11 66 (16.75%) Security Cleared
12 57 (14.47%) Functional Testing
13 56 (14.21%) Test Management
13 56 (14.21%) Manual Testing
13 56 (14.21%) SC Cleared
14 55 (13.96%) Test Automation
15 54 (13.71%) Defect Management
16 51 (12.94%) QA
17 49 (12.44%) BDD
17 49 (12.44%) SoapUI
18 48 (12.18%) XML
19 47 (11.93%) Java
20 46 (11.68%) Microsoft
20 46 (11.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 45 (11.42%) Oracle Database
22 44 (11.17%) Test Strategy
23 43 (10.91%) Non-Functional Testing
23 43 (10.91%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 13 (3.30%) Node.js
2 10 (2.54%) WebLogic
3 6 (1.52%) JBoss
4 5 (1.27%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.02%) Confluence
6 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (5.33%) MS Office
2 19 (4.82%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.51%) MS Project
5 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (3.55%) Magento
2 10 (2.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.52%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (1.02%) SAP ERP
5 4 (1.02%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.51%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.25%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.55%) GitHub
3 2 (0.51%) SaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.54%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.03%) SAN
3 4 (1.02%) FTP
3 4 (1.02%) Internet
4 3 (0.76%) Firewall
5 2 (0.51%) H.323
5 2 (0.51%) HTTP
5 2 (0.51%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.51%) Intranet
5 2 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.51%) LAN
5 2 (0.51%) Telepresence
5 2 (0.51%) WAN
5 2 (0.51%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.25%) IPv4
6 1 (0.25%) IPv6
6 1 (0.25%) ISUP
6 1 (0.25%) SCCP
6 1 (0.25%) SIGTRAN
6 1 (0.25%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (11.42%) Oracle Database
2 20 (5.08%) Data Mining
3 14 (3.55%) SQL Server
4 13 (3.30%) Oracle Reports
5 10 (2.54%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.54%) SAP BI
6 7 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.78%) SAP BW
7 6 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.02%) DB2
9 3 (0.76%) GIS
9 3 (0.76%) MySQL
9 3 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.25%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 66 (16.75%) Selenium
2 49 (12.44%) SoapUI
3 38 (9.64%) HP UFT
4 37 (9.39%) Cucumber
5 32 (8.12%) WebDriver
6 28 (7.11%) JIRA
7 27 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (3.55%) LoadRunner
8 14 (3.55%) SpecFlow
9 9 (2.28%) JMeter
9 9 (2.28%) Subversion
9 9 (2.28%) Toad
9 9 (2.28%) WatiN
10 8 (2.03%) Visual Studio
11 7 (1.78%) FitNesse
11 7 (1.78%) NCrunch
12 6 (1.52%) Zephyr
13 5 (1.27%) Appium
13 5 (1.27%) Jenkins
13 5 (1.27%) MSTest
General
1 109 (27.66%) Finance
2 28 (7.11%) Telecoms
3 21 (5.33%) Banking
4 16 (4.06%) Retail
5 11 (2.79%) Electronics
5 11 (2.79%) Marketing
6 10 (2.54%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.28%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.78%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.02%) Legal
10 3 (0.76%) Automotive
10 3 (0.76%) Billing
11 2 (0.51%) Games
11 2 (0.51%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.25%) Advertising
12 1 (0.25%) Military
12 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (12.18%) XML
2 40 (10.15%) Web Services
3 32 (8.12%) .NET
4 30 (7.61%) SOAP
5 21 (5.33%) XML Messaging
6 18 (4.57%) HTML
7 15 (3.81%) Middleware
8 12 (3.05%) ASP.NET
9 8 (2.03%) Gherkin
10 4 (1.02%) SAP PI
11 3 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (0.51%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.51%) CSS
12 2 (0.51%) HTML5
12 2 (0.51%) JDBC
12 2 (0.51%) ODBC
12 2 (0.51%) REST
13 1 (0.25%) J2EE
13 1 (0.25%) WebSphere MQ
13 1 (0.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.28%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.03%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.03%) Smart Meter
4 7 (1.78%) AS400
4 7 (1.78%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.27%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.27%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (1.27%) NHS
6 3 (0.76%) Data Integration
6 3 (0.76%) Mathematics
6 3 (0.76%) N-Tier
6 3 (0.76%) PKI
6 3 (0.76%) SCADA
7 2 (0.51%) EPoS
7 2 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.51%) IVR
7 2 (0.51%) STB
7 2 (0.51%) User Experience
8 1 (0.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 35 (8.88%) Linux
2 30 (7.61%) Windows
3 28 (7.11%) Unix
4 4 (1.02%) Android
4 4 (1.02%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.02%) Solaris
5 3 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.51%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.25%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (34.52%) Test Scripting
2 122 (30.96%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (18.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 72 (18.27%) Software Testing
5 57 (14.47%) Functional Testing
6 56 (14.21%) Manual Testing
6 56 (14.21%) Test Management
7 55 (13.96%) Test Automation
8 54 (13.71%) Defect Management
9 49 (12.44%) BDD
10 44 (11.17%) Test Strategy
11 43 (10.91%) Automated Testing
11 43 (10.91%) Non-Functional Testing
12 42 (10.66%) Waterfall
13 40 (10.15%) SDLC
14 37 (9.39%) Integration Testing
15 35 (8.88%) Regression Testing
16 31 (7.87%) Automation Testing
16 31 (7.87%) System Testing
17 28 (7.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 133 (33.76%) SQL
2 47 (11.93%) Java
3 34 (8.63%) C#
4 32 (8.12%) JavaScript
5 30 (7.61%) PL/SQL
6 17 (4.31%) VB
7 7 (1.78%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.52%) Perl
8 6 (1.52%) Ruby
9 5 (1.27%) VBScript
10 4 (1.02%) C++
10 4 (1.02%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.76%) AWK
11 3 (0.76%) Python
11 3 (0.76%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.51%) C
12 2 (0.51%) Groovy
13 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 83 (21.07%) ISTQB
2 80 (20.30%) ISEB
3 66 (16.75%) Security Cleared
4 56 (14.21%) SC Cleared
5 46 (11.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (2.79%) DV Cleared
7 10 (2.54%) Degree
8 8 (2.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.25%) MCITP
11 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (12.94%) QA
2 2 (0.51%) FedRAMP
2 2 (0.51%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.25%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (3.05%) Docker
2 7 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.51%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.51%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 81 (20.56%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.02%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (1.02%) nmon
3 3 (0.76%) ArcSight ESM
3 3 (0.76%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.25%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.25%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.25%) Netcool
Vendors
1 87 (22.08%) Oracle
2 83 (21.07%) HP
3 46 (11.68%) Microsoft
4 34 (8.63%) SAP
5 10 (2.54%) VMware
6 9 (2.28%) Remedy
7 8 (2.03%) Citrix
8 6 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
9 5 (1.27%) IBM
10 4 (1.02%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.76%) ArcSight
11 3 (0.76%) Cisco
12 2 (0.51%) BMC
12 2 (0.51%) CA
12 2 (0.51%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.51%) Teradata
13 1 (0.25%) ATG
13 1 (0.25%) Coremetrics
13 1 (0.25%) Endeca
13 1 (0.25%) Google
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £320 - £451 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Stott & May
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £280.00 - £320.00 per day + Circa £300 per day
Posted: 18 days ago