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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 90 79 90
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 191 198 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.10% 2.24% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 2.44% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 125 97
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £214 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £357 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £33.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-1.49% +34.00%
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
8376 8106 7337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.92% 91.80% 92.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4762 4436 3725
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £207 £210
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 391 422 571
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 2 June 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 June 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
Hampshire +7 69 £319 +5.80% 7
Berkshire +6 38 £350 +42.85% 7
Buckinghamshire +3 34 £320 +28.00% 5
Surrey -4 29 £350 +6.87% 11
West Sussex -19 6 £313 +4.16% 1
Middlesex +8 4 £296 -1.25% 1
Kent - 4 £343 -
East Sussex -10 2 £325 -1.51% 3
Oxfordshire -29 1 - - 3
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 173 (43.47%) Test Scripting
2 112 (28.14%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (27.89%) SQL
4 103 (25.88%) Security Cleared
5 96 (24.12%) HP Quality Center
6 94 (23.62%) User Acceptance Testing
7 89 (22.36%) ISEB
8 80 (20.10%) SC Cleared
9 79 (19.85%) Selenium
10 72 (18.09%) XML
11 68 (17.09%) ISTQB
12 62 (15.58%) HP
13 56 (14.07%) QA
14 54 (13.57%) System Testing
14 54 (13.57%) Waterfall
14 54 (13.57%) BDD
14 54 (13.57%) Finance
15 51 (12.81%) Java
15 51 (12.81%) Cucumber
16 49 (12.31%) Microsoft
16 49 (12.31%) Regression Testing
16 49 (12.31%) Software Testing
17 44 (11.06%) Scrum
18 42 (10.55%) UNIX
19 41 (10.30%) Oracle
19 41 (10.30%) Manual Testing
20 40 (10.05%) Test Automation
21 39 (9.80%) Integration Testing
21 39 (9.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 39 (9.80%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 18 (4.52%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (2.51%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.51%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.26%) MQSeries
3 5 (1.26%) CMS
4 3 (0.75%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.75%) IIS
5 2 (0.50%) Apache
5 2 (0.50%) Confluence
5 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.25%) GroupWise
6 1 (0.25%) Documentum
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 28 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.27%) MS Office
3 2 (0.50%) MS Project
4 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (1.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.26%) SAP BCA
3 4 (1.01%) SAP HR
3 4 (1.01%) Magento
4 3 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.75%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.50%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.26%) SaaS
2 4 (1.01%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.51%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.26%) Wireshark
2 5 (1.26%) SAN
2 5 (1.26%) HTTP
3 4 (1.01%) 2G
3 4 (1.01%) IP Telephony
3 4 (1.01%) PBX
3 4 (1.01%) UMTS
3 4 (1.01%) 3G
3 4 (1.01%) 4G
4 3 (0.75%) VoIP
4 3 (0.75%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.50%) Wireless
5 2 (0.50%) RNC
5 2 (0.50%) 3GPP
5 2 (0.50%) DNS
5 2 (0.50%) Internet
5 2 (0.50%) LTE
5 2 (0.50%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (0.25%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.77%) Relational Database
3 14 (3.52%) Oracle Database
4 12 (3.02%) SAP BW
5 10 (2.51%) DB2
6 8 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.26%) DbVisualizer
8 5 (1.26%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.01%) SAP BI
10 3 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.50%) Xcelsius
11 2 (0.50%) VoltDB
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.25%) IBM InfoSphere
12 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 79 (19.85%) Selenium
2 51 (12.81%) Cucumber
3 34 (8.54%) WebDriver
4 31 (7.79%) QuickTest Pro
5 25 (6.28%) SoapUI
5 25 (6.28%) JIRA
5 25 (6.28%) LoadRunner
6 24 (6.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (4.27%) Jenkins
8 14 (3.52%) Subversion
9 12 (3.02%) SpecFlow
10 11 (2.76%) Git (software)
10 11 (2.76%) JMeter
10 11 (2.76%) JUnit
11 10 (2.51%) Visual Studio
12 9 (2.26%) Eclipse
13 5 (1.26%) Fiddler
14 4 (1.01%) TestDirector
14 4 (1.01%) TestComplete
14 4 (1.01%) Appium
General
1 54 (13.57%) Finance
2 24 (6.03%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.52%) Retail
4 12 (3.02%) Billing
5 9 (2.26%) Marketing
6 8 (2.01%) Banking
6 8 (2.01%) Automotive
6 8 (2.01%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.51%) Legal
8 5 (1.26%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) German Language
9 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Military
9 1 (0.25%) Games
9 1 (0.25%) Front Office
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (18.09%) XML
2 28 (7.04%) SOAP
3 24 (6.03%) .NET
4 23 (5.78%) HTML
4 23 (5.78%) Web Services
5 18 (4.52%) Gherkin
6 17 (4.27%) XML Messaging
7 8 (2.01%) XSD
7 8 (2.01%) ASP.NET
7 8 (2.01%) WCF
8 6 (1.51%) J2EE
8 6 (1.51%) JSP
8 6 (1.51%) Middleware
8 6 (1.51%) JSON
8 6 (1.51%) RESTful
9 5 (1.26%) Flash
10 4 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (1.01%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 3 (0.75%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.50%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (1.76%) Mobile App
2 7 (1.76%) Management Information System
3 6 (1.51%) Smart Meter
3 6 (1.51%) Data Centre
4 5 (1.26%) DTV
5 4 (1.01%) GIS
5 4 (1.01%) IVR
6 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.75%) iSeries
6 3 (0.75%) Data Extraction
6 3 (0.75%) N-Tier
6 3 (0.75%) AS400
7 2 (0.50%) Clustering
7 2 (0.50%) CMDB
8 1 (0.25%) User Experience
8 1 (0.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.25%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.25%) Robotics
8 1 (0.25%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 42 (10.55%) UNIX
2 28 (7.04%) Windows
3 22 (5.53%) Linux
4 12 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (2.51%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.01%) Android
7 3 (0.75%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.75%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.75%) AIX
8 2 (0.50%) Solaris
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (43.47%) Test Scripting
2 112 (28.14%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (23.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 54 (13.57%) System Testing
4 54 (13.57%) Waterfall
4 54 (13.57%) BDD
5 49 (12.31%) Regression Testing
5 49 (12.31%) Software Testing
6 44 (11.06%) Scrum
7 41 (10.30%) Manual Testing
8 40 (10.05%) Test Automation
9 39 (9.80%) Integration Testing
9 39 (9.80%) Automated Testing
10 35 (8.79%) Test Management
11 33 (8.29%) Migration
11 33 (8.29%) TDD
12 26 (6.53%) SDLC
13 25 (6.28%) Performance Testing
14 24 (6.03%) E-Commerce
14 24 (6.03%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 111 (27.89%) SQL
2 51 (12.81%) Java
3 30 (7.54%) C#
4 17 (4.27%) JavaScript
5 16 (4.02%) PL/SQL
6 15 (3.77%) Shell Script
7 8 (2.01%) Perl
8 4 (1.01%) Python
8 4 (1.01%) C++
9 3 (0.75%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.75%) Ruby
10 2 (0.50%) Korn
10 2 (0.50%) C
10 2 (0.50%) VBA
10 2 (0.50%) VB
11 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.25%) VBScript
11 1 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 103 (25.88%) Security Cleared
2 89 (22.36%) ISEB
3 80 (20.10%) SC Cleared
4 68 (17.09%) ISTQB
5 39 (9.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (3.02%) DV Cleared
7 10 (2.51%) Degree
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.25%) MCSE
8 1 (0.25%) MCSA
8 1 (0.25%) MCTS
8 1 (0.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (14.07%) QA
2 2 (0.50%) Basel II
2 2 (0.50%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (3.02%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.26%) VMware ESX
3 7 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 96 (24.12%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.51%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (1.01%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.50%) Netcool
5 1 (0.25%) Puppet
5 1 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.25%) Nmap
5 1 (0.25%) Nessus
Vendors
1 62 (15.58%) HP
2 49 (12.31%) Microsoft
3 41 (10.30%) Oracle
4 31 (7.79%) SAP
5 13 (3.27%) IBM
6 11 (2.76%) VMware
7 10 (2.51%) Business Objects
7 10 (2.51%) Citrix
8 6 (1.51%) Cisco
8 6 (1.51%) McAfee
9 4 (1.01%) Mitel
9 4 (1.01%) Google
9 4 (1.01%) Avaya
9 4 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.01%) Verint
10 3 (0.75%) WSO2
10 3 (0.75%) Remedy
10 3 (0.75%) BMC
10 3 (0.75%) Coremetrics
11 2 (0.50%) Endeca
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