The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 73 88 86
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 227 163 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.34% 1.94% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 2.11% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 95 105
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £380 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £286
% change year-on-year
- +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £110.00 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+450.00% -16.66%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8914 7726 9792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.86% 92.18% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4911 3836 4443
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 475 609 705
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.60 £41.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Test Analyst
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +11 54 £308 -2.38% 8
Berkshire +5 52 £273 -5.21% 5
Surrey +13 47 £350 -6.66% 8
Buckinghamshire -8 43 £253 +1.00% 5
Oxfordshire +7 10 £320 -3.03% 1
West Sussex -6 10 £300 -1.63%
East Sussex -9 3 £330 +10.00% 4
Kent +3 2 £350 +27.27%
Middlesex -2 1 £470 +34.28%
Thames Valley - - - -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 138 (37.10%) SQL
2 110 (29.57%) Test Scripting
3 96 (25.81%) Security Cleared
4 90 (24.19%) ISEB
5 87 (23.39%) HP Quality Center
6 85 (22.85%) SC Cleared
7 84 (22.58%) Finance
8 78 (20.97%) Software Testing
9 72 (19.35%) .NET
10 69 (18.55%) Windows
11 65 (17.47%) C#
11 65 (17.47%) Team Foundation Server
12 64 (17.20%) ISTQB
12 64 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
13 60 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
13 60 (16.13%) Oracle
14 55 (14.78%) HP
14 55 (14.78%) Selenium
14 55 (14.78%) BDD
15 52 (13.98%) QA
15 52 (13.98%) Scrum
16 50 (13.44%) QuickTest Pro
17 46 (12.37%) SOAP
18 44 (11.83%) Visual Studio
19 42 (11.29%) Web Services
20 41 (11.02%) Microsoft
20 41 (11.02%) Test Automation
21 40 (10.75%) Windows Server 2003
21 40 (10.75%) Windows XP
22 39 (10.48%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 19 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.49%) SharePoint Server
3 12 (3.23%) CMS
4 11 (2.96%) IIS
5 9 (2.42%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.54%) Kentico
7 2 (0.54%) SAS
8 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.27%) Lync
8 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (2.15%) MS Office
2 5 (1.34%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (4.57%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.81%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.81%) Lawson
2 3 (0.81%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.27%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.34%) Office 365
2 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.27%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.30%) HTTP
2 15 (4.03%) TCP/IP
3 14 (3.76%) HTTPS
4 7 (1.88%) SSL
4 7 (1.88%) LAN
4 7 (1.88%) Wireshark
5 6 (1.61%) Unified Communications
5 6 (1.61%) DHCP
5 6 (1.61%) DNS
6 3 (0.81%) SAN
6 3 (0.81%) SIGTRAN
6 3 (0.81%) SS7
7 2 (0.54%) 2G
8 1 (0.27%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.27%) Internet
8 1 (0.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.69%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (2.42%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.08%) DB2
6 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.54%) Data Mart
7 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.54%) QlikView
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 65 (17.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 55 (14.78%) Selenium
3 50 (13.44%) QuickTest Pro
4 44 (11.83%) Visual Studio
5 30 (8.06%) SoapUI
6 22 (5.91%) WebDriver
7 20 (5.38%) SpecFlow
8 19 (5.11%) Cucumber
8 19 (5.11%) TestDirector
9 17 (4.57%) LoadRunner
10 12 (3.23%) JMeter
11 11 (2.96%) JIRA
11 11 (2.96%) PhantomJS
12 10 (2.69%) WinRunner
13 6 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 6 (1.61%) Jenkins
14 5 (1.34%) RSpec
14 5 (1.34%) Oracle Forms
15 4 (1.08%) Toad
15 4 (1.08%) TeamCity
General
1 84 (22.58%) Finance
2 17 (4.57%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.49%) Retail
3 13 (3.49%) Billing
4 12 (3.23%) Banking
5 11 (2.96%) Marketing
6 8 (2.15%) Publishing
7 5 (1.34%) Local Government
7 5 (1.34%) Automotive
8 2 (0.54%) Advertising
8 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.54%) Games
8 2 (0.54%) French Language
9 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.27%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Law
9 1 (0.27%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (19.35%) .NET
2 46 (12.37%) SOAP
3 42 (11.29%) Web Services
4 34 (9.14%) XML
5 32 (8.60%) HTML
6 26 (6.99%) ASP.NET
7 25 (6.72%) WCF
8 20 (5.38%) WPF
8 20 (5.38%) JSP
9 19 (5.11%) REST
10 8 (2.15%) CSS
11 6 (1.61%) .NET Framework
12 5 (1.34%) Middleware
12 5 (1.34%) Gherkin
13 3 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
14 2 (0.54%) JPA
14 2 (0.54%) Spring
15 1 (0.27%) Ajax
15 1 (0.27%) Java EE
15 1 (0.27%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (2.69%) Clustering
2 7 (1.88%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.08%) Computer Science
4 3 (0.81%) iSeries
4 3 (0.81%) EPoS
4 3 (0.81%) Management Information System
4 3 (0.81%) Smart Meter
5 2 (0.54%) Replication
5 2 (0.54%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.54%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.27%) AS400
6 1 (0.27%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.27%) EFT
6 1 (0.27%) NHS
6 1 (0.27%) Firmware
6 1 (0.27%) DTV
6 1 (0.27%) Telematics
6 1 (0.27%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.27%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 69 (18.55%) Windows
2 40 (10.75%) Windows XP
2 40 (10.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 33 (8.87%) UNIX
4 25 (6.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (5.38%) Windows 2000
6 15 (4.03%) Windows 7
7 14 (3.76%) Linux
8 10 (2.69%) AIX
9 6 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.08%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.08%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.54%) Android
11 2 (0.54%) Solaris
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.27%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.27%) CentOS
12 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (29.57%) Test Scripting
2 78 (20.97%) Software Testing
3 64 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 55 (14.78%) BDD
6 52 (13.98%) Scrum
7 41 (11.02%) Test Automation
8 35 (9.41%) Automated Testing
9 34 (9.14%) Test Strategy
10 27 (7.26%) Validation
10 27 (7.26%) Manual Testing
11 22 (5.91%) System Testing
11 22 (5.91%) Test Management
11 22 (5.91%) Regression Testing
12 21 (5.65%) Automation Testing
13 19 (5.11%) Waterfall
13 19 (5.11%) Integration Testing
14 16 (4.30%) Performance Testing
14 16 (4.30%) E-Commerce
15 13 (3.49%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 138 (37.10%) SQL
2 65 (17.47%) C#
3 33 (8.87%) JavaScript
4 19 (5.11%) Java
5 16 (4.30%) VB
6 15 (4.03%) PL/SQL
7 6 (1.61%) Ruby
8 5 (1.34%) VBScript
9 4 (1.08%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.81%) C
11 2 (0.54%) PHP
11 2 (0.54%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.54%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.54%) VBA
11 2 (0.54%) Python
12 1 (0.27%) C++
12 1 (0.27%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 96 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 90 (24.19%) ISEB
3 85 (22.85%) SC Cleared
4 64 (17.20%) ISTQB
5 11 (2.96%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.61%) Degree
7 3 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (13.98%) QA
2 2 (0.54%) GMP
System Software
1 18 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.88%) Nmap
4 5 (1.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 87 (23.39%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (4.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (2.96%) Netcool
4 10 (2.69%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (1.88%) Nessus
6 6 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.81%) SCCM
8 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.27%) Puppet
8 1 (0.27%) nmon
8 1 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 60 (16.13%) Oracle
2 55 (14.78%) HP
3 41 (11.02%) Microsoft
4 17 (4.57%) Citrix
5 11 (2.96%) SAP
5 11 (2.96%) Cisco
5 11 (2.96%) VMware
6 10 (2.69%) Veritas
6 10 (2.69%) McAfee
7 8 (2.15%) Ektron
8 6 (1.61%) IBM
9 5 (1.34%) Becrypt
10 3 (0.81%) Infor
10 3 (0.81%) Capita
10 3 (0.81%) Endeca
10 3 (0.81%) Google
10 3 (0.81%) Coremetrics
10 3 (0.81%) Ericsson
10 3 (0.81%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.81%) JD Edwards
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