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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 100 122 61
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -61
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 184 120 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.91% 1.39% 2.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 1.50% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 82 154
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£300 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £248 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £407 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £290
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.53 £31.56 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-28.60% +46.76%
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
8831 8026 8874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.88% 92.84% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4988 4305 4177
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 493 616
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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 +27 79 £314 +12.05% 11
Buckinghamshire +8 31 £275 +2.80% 6
Surrey +3 27 £350 -3.44% 12
Berkshire +1 20 £281 -7.78% 8
Oxfordshire - 8 £285 - 3
West Sussex +2 7 £250 -28.57%
East Sussex -13 5 £200 -46.66% 3
Middlesex +4 4 £369 +1.72%
Kent -3 3 £350 -14.63%
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 148 (37.56%) Test Scripting
2 122 (30.96%) SQL
3 97 (24.62%) HP Quality Center
4 96 (24.37%) HP
5 91 (23.10%) Agile Software Development
5 91 (23.10%) ISTQB
6 88 (22.34%) Security Cleared
7 76 (19.29%) Oracle
8 74 (18.78%) ISEB
9 71 (18.02%) Microsoft
10 69 (17.51%) .NET
10 69 (17.51%) QA
11 67 (17.01%) SC Cleared
12 62 (15.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 62 (15.74%) UNIX
13 61 (15.48%) User Acceptance Testing
13 61 (15.48%) Software Testing
14 60 (15.23%) Finance
15 52 (13.20%) Selenium
16 49 (12.44%) Windows
17 48 (12.18%) Test Automation
18 47 (11.93%) HTML
18 47 (11.93%) Java
19 46 (11.68%) JavaScript
20 44 (11.17%) ASP.NET
20 44 (11.17%) JSP
21 43 (10.91%) QuickTest Pro
22 42 (10.66%) Test Strategy
23 40 (10.15%) Waterfall
24 39 (9.90%) Oracle EBS

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 (2.28%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.78%) Confluence
3 6 (1.52%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.02%) CMS
5 3 (0.76%) Apache
6 2 (0.51%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.25%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPEL
7 1 (0.25%) IIS
7 1 (0.25%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.25%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 27 (6.85%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.31%) MS Office
3 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.51%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 39 (9.90%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.51%) Magento
4 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.51%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.51%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.51%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.25%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.25%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.25%) Summit
5 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.25%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.25%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.25%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (9.64%) TCP/IP
2 18 (4.57%) SAN
3 10 (2.54%) HTTPS
4 9 (2.28%) DNS
5 8 (2.03%) HTTP
5 8 (2.03%) Wireshark
6 5 (1.27%) DAB
6 5 (1.27%) WAN
6 5 (1.27%) ZigBee
7 4 (1.02%) SSL
7 4 (1.02%) 3G
7 4 (1.02%) 2G
8 3 (0.76%) Wireless
8 3 (0.76%) IPsec
8 3 (0.76%) IP Telephony
8 3 (0.76%) Firewall
8 3 (0.76%) IPv6
8 3 (0.76%) DHCP
8 3 (0.76%) GPRS
8 3 (0.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.58%) Oracle Reports
2 13 (3.30%) SQL Server
3 12 (3.05%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.54%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.76%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.51%) QlikView
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.25%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.25%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 52 (13.20%) Selenium
2 43 (10.91%) QuickTest Pro
3 30 (7.61%) JIRA
4 24 (6.09%) Cucumber
5 23 (5.84%) JMeter
6 22 (5.58%) LoadRunner
7 18 (4.57%) JUnit
8 16 (4.06%) Visual Studio
9 15 (3.81%) SoapUI
9 15 (3.81%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (3.81%) WebDriver
10 13 (3.30%) Jenkins
11 11 (2.79%) TestDirector
12 10 (2.54%) SpecFlow
13 9 (2.28%) Subversion
14 6 (1.52%) Eclipse
15 5 (1.27%) Zephyr
16 4 (1.02%) Toad
16 4 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
16 4 (1.02%) Maven
General
1 60 (15.23%) Finance
2 29 (7.36%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.55%) Automotive
4 13 (3.30%) Billing
5 11 (2.79%) Marketing
5 11 (2.79%) Banking
5 11 (2.79%) Retail
6 9 (2.28%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.78%) Electronics
8 3 (0.76%) Publishing
8 3 (0.76%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.51%) Back Office
9 2 (0.51%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.25%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (17.51%) .NET
2 47 (11.93%) HTML
3 44 (11.17%) ASP.NET
3 44 (11.17%) JSP
4 37 (9.39%) XML
5 30 (7.61%) Web Services
6 17 (4.31%) SOAP
7 11 (2.79%) REST
8 9 (2.28%) RESTful
8 9 (2.28%) WCF
9 7 (1.78%) WPF
10 4 (1.02%) Middleware
10 4 (1.02%) Gherkin
11 3 (0.76%) XML Messaging
11 3 (0.76%) Spring
12 2 (0.51%) OLE
12 2 (0.51%) ODBC
12 2 (0.51%) JDBC
12 2 (0.51%) JSON
13 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.05%) Mobile App
3 10 (2.54%) Smart Meter
4 9 (2.28%) AS400
5 7 (1.78%) DTV
6 6 (1.52%) NHS
6 6 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.52%) iSeries
7 5 (1.27%) User Experience
7 5 (1.27%) GIS
7 5 (1.27%) IVR
8 3 (0.76%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.51%) iPad
9 2 (0.51%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.51%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.25%) EPoS
10 1 (0.25%) Replication
10 1 (0.25%) Clustering
10 1 (0.25%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.25%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 62 (15.74%) UNIX
2 49 (12.44%) Windows
3 23 (5.84%) Linux
4 21 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (4.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (3.05%) Windows 7
6 12 (3.05%) Windows XP
7 10 (2.54%) Windows 2000
8 6 (1.52%) Solaris
9 5 (1.27%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.27%) Android
10 3 (0.76%) Windows NT
10 3 (0.76%) AIX
10 3 (0.76%) HPUX
11 2 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (37.56%) Test Scripting
2 91 (23.10%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (15.48%) Software Testing
3 61 (15.48%) User Acceptance Testing
4 48 (12.18%) Test Automation
5 42 (10.66%) Test Strategy
6 40 (10.15%) Waterfall
7 34 (8.63%) Manual Testing
7 34 (8.63%) Knowledge Management
7 34 (8.63%) Scrum
8 29 (7.36%) CRM
9 27 (6.85%) System Testing
10 26 (6.60%) Regression Testing
10 26 (6.60%) BDD
11 24 (6.09%) Functional Testing
12 23 (5.84%) V-Model
12 23 (5.84%) Migration
12 23 (5.84%) Performance Testing
12 23 (5.84%) Automated Testing
13 20 (5.08%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 122 (30.96%) SQL
2 47 (11.93%) Java
3 46 (11.68%) JavaScript
4 31 (7.87%) C#
5 14 (3.55%) Shell Script
6 13 (3.30%) VB
7 10 (2.54%) VBScript
8 6 (1.52%) Ruby
8 6 (1.52%) Python
8 6 (1.52%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.27%) PHP
10 4 (1.02%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.02%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.02%) C++
10 4 (1.02%) Perl
11 3 (0.76%) VBA
12 2 (0.51%) C
12 2 (0.51%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.25%) F#
Qualifications
1 91 (23.10%) ISTQB
2 88 (22.34%) Security Cleared
3 74 (18.78%) ISEB
4 67 (17.01%) SC Cleared
5 62 (15.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 21 (5.33%) DV Cleared
7 13 (3.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 9 (2.28%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.02%) CCNA
12 3 (0.76%) MCSE
12 3 (0.76%) CCNP
13 2 (0.51%) MOS
13 2 (0.51%) MCITP
13 2 (0.51%) Degree
14 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (17.51%) QA
2 2 (0.51%) SLA
3 1 (0.25%) GMP
System Software
1 5 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.02%) Nmap
2 4 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.76%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.51%) Firmware
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 97 (24.62%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.27%) WebInspect
3 4 (1.02%) Nessus
3 4 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.76%) Puppet
4 3 (0.76%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.51%) nmon
5 2 (0.51%) Netcool
5 2 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 96 (24.37%) HP
2 76 (19.29%) Oracle
3 71 (18.02%) Microsoft
4 28 (7.11%) SAP
5 22 (5.58%) Citrix
6 6 (1.52%) Cisco
7 5 (1.27%) Siebel
8 4 (1.02%) IBM
8 4 (1.02%) VMware
9 3 (0.76%) F5
9 3 (0.76%) Business Objects
9 3 (0.76%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.51%) Netezza
10 2 (0.51%) hybris
10 2 (0.51%) McAfee
10 2 (0.51%) ESRI
10 2 (0.51%) ATG
10 2 (0.51%) Appcelerator
10 2 (0.51%) Demandware
11 1 (0.25%) Amdocs
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