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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 84 75 93
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 219 220 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.20% 2.36% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.40% 2.57% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 146 100
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £360 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £110.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-67.72% +450.00%
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
9125 8569 7745
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.48% 91.87% 92.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5036 4744 3880
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 448 606
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £11.63 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £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 27 April 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 27 April 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 0 62 £325 +5.69% 7
Berkshire +2 43 £330 +32.00% 6
Surrey -1 43 £325 -5.10% 15
Buckinghamshire -6 40 £295 +18.00% 1
West Sussex -19 9 £313 +4.16% 4
Kent +2 7 £300 - 3
Middlesex +12 5 £305 -35.10%
Oxfordshire -24 5 £283 -11.71% 5
East Sussex -6 3 £325 -1.51% 1
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 157 (39.55%) Test Scripting
2 116 (29.22%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (25.69%) SQL
4 99 (24.94%) Security Cleared
5 94 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
6 92 (23.17%) HP Quality Center
7 89 (22.42%) ISEB
8 82 (20.65%) Selenium
9 81 (20.40%) ISTQB
10 80 (20.15%) SC Cleared
11 66 (16.62%) HP
12 62 (15.62%) Finance
13 59 (14.86%) Software Testing
14 55 (13.85%) BDD
15 53 (13.35%) QA
15 53 (13.35%) Microsoft
16 51 (12.85%) Java
16 51 (12.85%) XML
17 50 (12.59%) Scrum
18 48 (12.09%) UNIX
18 48 (12.09%) Cucumber
19 46 (11.59%) Waterfall
20 44 (11.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 42 (10.58%) Oracle
22 39 (9.82%) Test Management
23 38 (9.57%) Manual Testing
23 38 (9.57%) Regression Testing
24 37 (9.32%) .NET
24 37 (9.32%) System Testing
24 37 (9.32%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (1.51%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.76%) CMS
4 3 (0.76%) IIS
4 3 (0.76%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.50%) Apache
5 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.50%) Confluence
5 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.25%) Documentum
6 1 (0.25%) GroupWise
Applications
1 31 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.77%) MS Office
3 2 (0.50%) MS Project
3 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (3.02%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (1.26%) SAP BCA
4 4 (1.01%) Magento
4 4 (1.01%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.50%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.50%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.53%) SaaS
2 2 (0.50%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.03%) TCP/IP
2 10 (2.52%) SAN
3 6 (1.51%) Wireshark
4 4 (1.01%) 2G
4 4 (1.01%) IP Telephony
4 4 (1.01%) DNS
4 4 (1.01%) PBX
5 3 (0.76%) UMTS
5 3 (0.76%) VoIP
5 3 (0.76%) 3G
5 3 (0.76%) HTTP
5 3 (0.76%) 4G
6 2 (0.50%) Wireless
6 2 (0.50%) RNC
6 2 (0.50%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.50%) SSL
6 2 (0.50%) 3GPP
6 2 (0.50%) DHCP
7 1 (0.25%) WAN
7 1 (0.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.28%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.02%) Oracle Reports
3 12 (3.02%) SAP BW
4 11 (2.77%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.26%) Data Mining
6 5 (1.26%) DB2
7 4 (1.01%) SAP BI
8 3 (0.76%) DbVisualizer
9 2 (0.50%) VoltDB
10 1 (0.25%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.25%) MySQL
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle OWB
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 82 (20.65%) Selenium
2 48 (12.09%) Cucumber
3 33 (8.31%) WebDriver
4 32 (8.06%) QuickTest Pro
5 30 (7.56%) JIRA
6 26 (6.55%) LoadRunner
7 19 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (4.53%) SoapUI
9 17 (4.28%) Jenkins
10 14 (3.53%) SpecFlow
11 13 (3.27%) JMeter
11 13 (3.27%) Visual Studio
11 13 (3.27%) Subversion
12 11 (2.77%) Eclipse
13 10 (2.52%) Git (software)
14 9 (2.27%) JUnit
15 8 (2.02%) TestDirector
16 5 (1.26%) Fiddler
17 4 (1.01%) NeoLoad
17 4 (1.01%) Zephyr
General
1 62 (15.62%) Finance
2 32 (8.06%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.27%) Marketing
4 11 (2.77%) Retail
5 10 (2.52%) Banking
6 9 (2.27%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.02%) Billing
8 6 (1.51%) Electronics
9 4 (1.01%) Automotive
10 2 (0.50%) Back Office
11 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.25%) Front Office
11 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Military
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (12.85%) XML
2 37 (9.32%) .NET
3 24 (6.05%) HTML
4 21 (5.29%) SOAP
5 17 (4.28%) Web Services
6 16 (4.03%) XML Messaging
7 13 (3.27%) ASP.NET
8 12 (3.02%) JSP
9 9 (2.27%) Gherkin
10 6 (1.51%) Middleware
11 5 (1.26%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.26%) WCF
11 5 (1.26%) XSD
12 4 (1.01%) RESTful
13 3 (0.76%) Flash
13 3 (0.76%) J2EE
14 2 (0.50%) CSS
14 2 (0.50%) Spring
14 2 (0.50%) Ajax
14 2 (0.50%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.02%) Management Information System
3 7 (1.76%) Mobile App
3 7 (1.76%) Smart Meter
4 6 (1.51%) DTV
5 4 (1.01%) GIS
5 4 (1.01%) IVR
6 3 (0.76%) N-Tier
6 3 (0.76%) User Experience
7 2 (0.50%) CMDB
7 2 (0.50%) Clustering
7 2 (0.50%) iSeries
7 2 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.50%) NHS
7 2 (0.50%) AS400
8 1 (0.25%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.25%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.25%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.25%) EPoS
8 1 (0.25%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 48 (12.09%) UNIX
2 31 (7.81%) Windows
3 19 (4.79%) Linux
4 11 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (2.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (2.52%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.02%) Android
7 7 (1.76%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.01%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.76%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.50%) AIX
10 2 (0.50%) Solaris
11 1 (0.25%) VMS
11 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (39.55%) Test Scripting
2 116 (29.22%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
4 59 (14.86%) Software Testing
5 55 (13.85%) BDD
6 50 (12.59%) Scrum
7 46 (11.59%) Waterfall
8 39 (9.82%) Test Management
9 38 (9.57%) Regression Testing
9 38 (9.57%) Manual Testing
10 37 (9.32%) System Testing
10 37 (9.32%) Test Automation
11 35 (8.82%) Automation Testing
12 33 (8.31%) Automated Testing
12 33 (8.31%) Migration
12 33 (8.31%) TDD
13 29 (7.30%) Integration Testing
13 29 (7.30%) Performance Testing
14 27 (6.80%) Test Strategy
15 21 (5.29%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 102 (25.69%) SQL
2 51 (12.85%) Java
3 31 (7.81%) C#
4 22 (5.54%) JavaScript
5 17 (4.28%) Shell Script
6 14 (3.53%) PL/SQL
7 7 (1.76%) Ruby
8 6 (1.51%) Perl
9 2 (0.50%) PHP
9 2 (0.50%) C++
9 2 (0.50%) VB
9 2 (0.50%) VBA
9 2 (0.50%) Python
10 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 99 (24.94%) Security Cleared
2 89 (22.42%) ISEB
3 81 (20.40%) ISTQB
4 80 (20.15%) SC Cleared
5 44 (11.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (3.53%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.76%) Degree
8 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.50%) MCSE
9 1 (0.25%) MCSA
9 1 (0.25%) CCNP
9 1 (0.25%) CCNA
9 1 (0.25%) MCTS
9 1 (0.25%) MCITP
9 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (13.35%) QA
2 2 (0.50%) Solvency II
2 2 (0.50%) Basel II
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (2.77%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.76%) VMware ESX
3 5 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.76%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 92 (23.17%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (1.26%) Netcool
3 2 (0.50%) Nessus
3 2 (0.50%) Nmap
4 1 (0.25%) Puppet
4 1 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 66 (16.62%) HP
2 53 (13.35%) Microsoft
3 42 (10.58%) Oracle
4 28 (7.05%) SAP
5 12 (3.02%) IBM
5 12 (3.02%) Citrix
6 8 (2.02%) VMware
7 5 (1.26%) McAfee
7 5 (1.26%) Cisco
8 4 (1.01%) Avaya
8 4 (1.01%) Infovista
8 4 (1.01%) Mitel
8 4 (1.01%) Verint
8 4 (1.01%) Cramer
9 3 (0.76%) Appcelerator
9 3 (0.76%) WSO2
9 3 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.50%) Veritas
10 2 (0.50%) Apple
10 2 (0.50%) BMC
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