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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 74 81 65
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 220 192 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.37% 2.20% 2.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.57% 2.36% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 127 156
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£300 £324 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +15.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £258 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £280
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £12.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+156.47% -44.18%
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
8556 8129 9031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.10% 92.93% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4780 4294 4211
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 497 624
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 +30 103 £315 +6.77% 7
Berkshire -15 30 £270 -16.92% 15
Buckinghamshire -16 25 £275 -14.06% 4
Surrey +5 23 £325 -13.33% 7
East Sussex -9 11 £216 -40.34% 3
West Sussex -5 10 £250 -22.48% 1
Oxfordshire -1 8 £300 -7.69%
Kent - 4 £325 - 1
Middlesex - 3 £288 - 1
Sussex - - - -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 140 (33.41%) SQL
2 136 (32.46%) Test Scripting
3 105 (25.06%) HP Quality Center
4 94 (22.43%) Security Cleared
4 94 (22.43%) HP
4 94 (22.43%) ISEB
5 92 (21.96%) ISTQB
6 85 (20.29%) .NET
7 81 (19.33%) Oracle
8 78 (18.62%) Software Testing
9 74 (17.66%) Finance
10 72 (17.18%) QA
11 71 (16.95%) SC Cleared
11 71 (16.95%) Windows
12 68 (16.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 66 (15.75%) Microsoft
14 65 (15.51%) UNIX
15 61 (14.56%) User Acceptance Testing
16 52 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
17 51 (12.17%) C#
17 51 (12.17%) HTML
17 51 (12.17%) QuickTest Pro
17 51 (12.17%) Selenium
18 48 (11.46%) Test Automation
18 48 (11.46%) JavaScript
18 48 (11.46%) Web Services
19 45 (10.74%) XML
19 45 (10.74%) Java
20 44 (10.50%) ASP.NET
20 44 (10.50%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 12 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
2 7 (1.67%) WebLogic
3 6 (1.43%) CMS
4 5 (1.19%) Confluence
4 5 (1.19%) IIS
5 4 (0.95%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.72%) Apache
7 2 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.48%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.24%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPEL
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 24 (5.73%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.58%) MS Office
3 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.48%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 39 (9.31%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.72%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.48%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.48%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.48%) Magento
5 1 (0.24%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.24%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.24%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.24%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.24%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.24%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.63%) Office 365
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (9.55%) TCP/IP
2 17 (4.06%) HTTP
3 15 (3.58%) HTTPS
4 14 (3.34%) SAN
5 12 (2.86%) DNS
6 10 (2.39%) Wireshark
7 6 (1.43%) 2G
7 6 (1.43%) SSL
8 4 (0.95%) 3G
8 4 (0.95%) IPv6
8 4 (0.95%) WAN
8 4 (0.95%) ZigBee
9 3 (0.72%) Network Security
9 3 (0.72%) SIGTRAN
9 3 (0.72%) DHCP
9 3 (0.72%) FTP
9 3 (0.72%) IP Telephony
9 3 (0.72%) Wireless
9 3 (0.72%) Firewall
9 3 (0.72%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.68%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.82%) Oracle Reports
3 12 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.19%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.95%) DB2
7 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.48%) QlikView
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Navigator
9 1 (0.24%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.24%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 51 (12.17%) QuickTest Pro
1 51 (12.17%) Selenium
2 41 (9.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (7.40%) Visual Studio
4 25 (5.97%) LoadRunner
5 21 (5.01%) Cucumber
5 21 (5.01%) SoapUI
5 21 (5.01%) JMeter
6 20 (4.77%) JIRA
7 19 (4.53%) WebDriver
8 17 (4.06%) TestDirector
9 16 (3.82%) SpecFlow
10 13 (3.10%) JUnit
11 12 (2.86%) Jenkins
12 7 (1.67%) WinRunner
13 5 (1.19%) PhantomJS
13 5 (1.19%) Toad
13 5 (1.19%) Subversion
14 4 (0.95%) Maven
14 4 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
General
1 74 (17.66%) Finance
2 28 (6.68%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.58%) Billing
4 13 (3.10%) Retail
4 13 (3.10%) Automotive
5 11 (2.63%) Banking
6 8 (1.91%) Marketing
7 7 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.43%) Electronics
9 5 (1.19%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.72%) Local Government
10 3 (0.72%) Publishing
11 2 (0.48%) Legal
11 2 (0.48%) Games
11 2 (0.48%) Back Office
12 1 (0.24%) Military
12 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
12 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (20.29%) .NET
2 51 (12.17%) HTML
3 48 (11.46%) Web Services
4 45 (10.74%) XML
5 44 (10.50%) ASP.NET
6 43 (10.26%) JSP
7 36 (8.59%) SOAP
8 21 (5.01%) REST
9 19 (4.53%) WCF
10 17 (4.06%) WPF
11 8 (1.91%) RESTful
12 5 (1.19%) Middleware
13 4 (0.95%) CSS
13 4 (0.95%) Gherkin
14 3 (0.72%) ODBC
14 3 (0.72%) JDBC
14 3 (0.72%) WebSphere MQ
14 3 (0.72%) XML Messaging
15 2 (0.48%) JSON
15 2 (0.48%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (2.15%) Mobile App
1 9 (2.15%) iSeries
2 7 (1.67%) Management Information System
2 7 (1.67%) AS400
3 6 (1.43%) DTV
3 6 (1.43%) Clustering
4 5 (1.19%) IVR
5 4 (0.95%) GIS
5 4 (0.95%) Smart Meter
6 3 (0.72%) NHS
7 2 (0.48%) Replication
7 2 (0.48%) Firmware
7 2 (0.48%) iPad
8 1 (0.24%) FMCG
8 1 (0.24%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.24%) Open Source
8 1 (0.24%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.24%) Statistics
8 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.24%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 71 (16.95%) Windows
2 65 (15.51%) UNIX
3 31 (7.40%) Linux
4 30 (7.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (5.49%) Windows XP
6 22 (5.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (4.06%) Windows 7
8 16 (3.82%) Windows 2000
9 9 (2.15%) Solaris
10 8 (1.91%) AIX
11 3 (0.72%) Android
11 3 (0.72%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.72%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.72%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.72%) HPUX
12 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (32.46%) Test Scripting
2 78 (18.62%) Software Testing
3 61 (14.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 52 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (11.46%) Test Automation
6 44 (10.50%) Scrum
7 42 (10.02%) Test Strategy
8 40 (9.55%) BDD
9 37 (8.83%) Automated Testing
10 36 (8.59%) Manual Testing
11 34 (8.11%) Waterfall
12 33 (7.88%) Regression Testing
13 29 (6.92%) System Testing
14 26 (6.21%) Knowledge Management
15 24 (5.73%) Integration Testing
16 23 (5.49%) CRM
17 22 (5.25%) Performance Testing
17 22 (5.25%) Test Management
18 19 (4.53%) V-Model
19 17 (4.06%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 140 (33.41%) SQL
2 51 (12.17%) C#
3 48 (11.46%) JavaScript
4 45 (10.74%) Java
5 15 (3.58%) VB
6 12 (2.86%) Shell Script
7 10 (2.39%) VBScript
8 8 (1.91%) Ruby
9 6 (1.43%) PHP
9 6 (1.43%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.19%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.19%) Python
10 5 (1.19%) VBA
11 4 (0.95%) Perl
11 4 (0.95%) C++
11 4 (0.95%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.48%) C
12 2 (0.48%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 94 (22.43%) Security Cleared
1 94 (22.43%) ISEB
2 92 (21.96%) ISTQB
3 71 (16.95%) SC Cleared
4 68 (16.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (4.53%) DV Cleared
6 11 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 10 (2.39%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.95%) CCNA
11 3 (0.72%) MCSE
11 3 (0.72%) CCNP
12 2 (0.48%) MOS
12 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.48%) MCITP
12 2 (0.48%) Degree
13 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (17.18%) QA
2 2 (0.48%) SLA
3 1 (0.24%) GMP
System Software
1 6 (1.43%) Nmap
2 5 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.72%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.24%) NFS
Systems Management
1 105 (25.06%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (1.67%) Netcool
2 7 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (1.43%) Nessus
3 6 (1.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (0.95%) WebInspect
5 3 (0.72%) nmon
6 2 (0.48%) Puppet
6 2 (0.48%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 94 (22.43%) HP
2 81 (19.33%) Oracle
3 66 (15.75%) Microsoft
4 24 (5.73%) SAP
5 22 (5.25%) Citrix
6 7 (1.67%) McAfee
7 6 (1.43%) Veritas
7 6 (1.43%) Cisco
7 6 (1.43%) IBM
8 5 (1.19%) Siebel
9 4 (0.95%) Ektron
10 3 (0.72%) Endeca
10 3 (0.72%) Google
10 3 (0.72%) Coremetrics
10 3 (0.72%) F5
10 3 (0.72%) Remedy
10 3 (0.72%) VMware
10 3 (0.72%) ESRI
11 2 (0.48%) ATG
11 2 (0.48%) BT
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