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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 75 106 69
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 203 159 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.19% 1.82% 2.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.38% 1.96% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 105 152
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£300 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £26.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.85% +23.25%
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
8534 8116 9138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.96% 92.91% 91.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4759 4311 4248
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 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 505 599
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +38 95 £315 +8.62% 6
Buckinghamshire -1 27 £271 -2.25% 5
Berkshire -19 25 £259 -17.85% 10
Surrey -7 21 £350 -7.89% 10
Oxfordshire +3 10 £300 -2.43% 3
West Sussex 0 9 £250 -22.17%
East Sussex -14 8 £193 -46.89% 3
Middlesex +7 4 £440 +21.37%
Kent -1 3 £338 -15.62%
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (33.49%) Test Scripting
2 133 (31.82%) SQL
3 103 (24.64%) HP Quality Center
4 102 (24.40%) Agile Software Development
5 94 (22.49%) HP
6 92 (22.01%) ISEB
7 90 (21.53%) ISTQB
8 89 (21.29%) Security Cleared
9 80 (19.14%) .NET
10 77 (18.42%) Oracle
11 72 (17.22%) Software Testing
11 72 (17.22%) QA
12 66 (15.79%) SC Cleared
12 66 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 65 (15.55%) Windows
13 65 (15.55%) Microsoft
14 64 (15.31%) Finance
15 62 (14.83%) UNIX
15 62 (14.83%) User Acceptance Testing
16 52 (12.44%) QuickTest Pro
17 49 (11.72%) Java
17 49 (11.72%) Selenium
17 49 (11.72%) Test Automation
18 45 (10.77%) HTML
18 45 (10.77%) XML
19 44 (10.53%) Web Services
19 44 (10.53%) JavaScript
19 44 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
20 43 (10.29%) C#
20 43 (10.29%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (2.39%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.67%) WebLogic
3 6 (1.44%) Confluence
4 5 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (0.96%) IIS
6 3 (0.72%) Apache
7 2 (0.48%) CMS
7 2 (0.48%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.24%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.24%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.24%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPEL
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 25 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.59%) MS Office
3 2 (0.48%) Mingle
3 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 38 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.48%) Magento
4 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.48%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.48%) SAP SD
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 FI/CO
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.24%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.24%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.24%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.24%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.63%) Office 365
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (9.57%) TCP/IP
2 15 (3.59%) HTTPS
3 14 (3.35%) SAN
4 13 (3.11%) DNS
4 13 (3.11%) HTTP
5 11 (2.63%) Wireshark
6 7 (1.67%) 2G
7 6 (1.44%) SSL
8 5 (1.20%) WAN
8 5 (1.20%) 3G
9 4 (0.96%) Network Security
9 4 (0.96%) ZigBee
9 4 (0.96%) DAB
9 4 (0.96%) Firewall
9 4 (0.96%) IPsec
9 4 (0.96%) DHCP
9 4 (0.96%) IPv6
10 3 (0.72%) FTP
10 3 (0.72%) IP Telephony
10 3 (0.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.59%) Oracle Reports
3 11 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.20%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.48%) QlikView
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.24%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Navigator
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.24%) DB2
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.24%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 52 (12.44%) QuickTest Pro
2 49 (11.72%) Selenium
3 27 (6.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (6.22%) LoadRunner
5 25 (5.98%) JIRA
6 24 (5.74%) Visual Studio
7 23 (5.50%) Cucumber
8 21 (5.02%) JMeter
9 16 (3.83%) SpecFlow
9 16 (3.83%) JUnit
10 15 (3.59%) SoapUI
11 14 (3.35%) TestDirector
12 13 (3.11%) WebDriver
12 13 (3.11%) Jenkins
13 8 (1.91%) Subversion
14 6 (1.44%) Eclipse
14 6 (1.44%) WinRunner
15 5 (1.20%) Toad
16 4 (0.96%) Maven
16 4 (0.96%) Zephyr
General
1 64 (15.31%) Finance
2 29 (6.94%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.35%) Billing
4 11 (2.63%) Banking
4 11 (2.63%) Retail
4 11 (2.63%) Automotive
5 9 (2.15%) Marketing
6 8 (1.91%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.67%) Electronics
8 5 (1.20%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.72%) Publishing
9 3 (0.72%) Local Government
10 2 (0.48%) Back Office
10 2 (0.48%) Legal
11 1 (0.24%) Military
11 1 (0.24%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (19.14%) .NET
2 45 (10.77%) HTML
2 45 (10.77%) XML
3 44 (10.53%) Web Services
4 42 (10.05%) JSP
5 41 (9.81%) ASP.NET
6 30 (7.18%) SOAP
7 20 (4.78%) REST
8 18 (4.31%) WCF
9 16 (3.83%) WPF
10 9 (2.15%) RESTful
11 5 (1.20%) Middleware
12 4 (0.96%) Gherkin
13 3 (0.72%) JDBC
13 3 (0.72%) ODBC
13 3 (0.72%) XML Messaging
14 2 (0.48%) JPA
14 2 (0.48%) JSON
14 2 (0.48%) .NET Framework
14 2 (0.48%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.87%) Mobile App
3 9 (2.15%) AS400
4 7 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.67%) DTV
5 6 (1.44%) iSeries
5 6 (1.44%) IVR
6 5 (1.20%) Clustering
6 5 (1.20%) GIS
6 5 (1.20%) User Experience
6 5 (1.20%) Smart Meter
7 4 (0.96%) NHS
8 2 (0.48%) iPad
8 2 (0.48%) Firmware
9 1 (0.24%) EPoS
9 1 (0.24%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.24%) Replication
9 1 (0.24%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.24%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 65 (15.55%) Windows
2 62 (14.83%) UNIX
3 27 (6.46%) Linux
3 27 (6.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (4.78%) Windows XP
4 20 (4.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (4.07%) Windows 7
6 15 (3.59%) Windows 2000
7 8 (1.91%) Solaris
8 7 (1.67%) AIX
9 5 (1.20%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.20%) Android
10 3 (0.72%) HPUX
10 3 (0.72%) Windows NT
10 3 (0.72%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (33.49%) Test Scripting
2 102 (24.40%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (17.22%) Software Testing
4 62 (14.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 49 (11.72%) Test Automation
6 43 (10.29%) Scrum
7 39 (9.33%) Test Strategy
8 38 (9.09%) Manual Testing
9 36 (8.61%) Waterfall
10 34 (8.13%) BDD
11 32 (7.66%) Automated Testing
12 28 (6.70%) Regression Testing
12 28 (6.70%) System Testing
13 26 (6.22%) Knowledge Management
14 25 (5.98%) Functional Testing
14 25 (5.98%) CRM
15 24 (5.74%) Integration Testing
15 24 (5.74%) Performance Testing
16 22 (5.26%) Test Management
17 19 (4.55%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 133 (31.82%) SQL
2 49 (11.72%) Java
3 44 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 43 (10.29%) C#
5 16 (3.83%) VB
6 13 (3.11%) Shell Script
7 10 (2.39%) VBScript
8 8 (1.91%) Ruby
9 6 (1.44%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.44%) PHP
10 5 (1.20%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.20%) VBA
10 5 (1.20%) Python
11 4 (0.96%) Perl
11 4 (0.96%) C++
11 4 (0.96%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.48%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.48%) C
13 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 92 (22.01%) ISEB
2 90 (21.53%) ISTQB
3 89 (21.29%) Security Cleared
4 66 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 66 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (4.07%) DV Cleared
6 11 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 10 (2.39%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.96%) CCNA
11 3 (0.72%) CCNP
11 3 (0.72%) MCSE
12 2 (0.48%) MCITP
12 2 (0.48%) Degree
12 2 (0.48%) MOS
12 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (17.22%) QA
2 2 (0.48%) SLA
3 1 (0.24%) GMP
System Software
1 6 (1.44%) Nmap
2 5 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.72%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.24%) NFS
Systems Management
1 103 (24.64%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (1.44%) Nessus
2 6 (1.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 6 (1.44%) Netcool
2 6 (1.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (1.20%) WebInspect
4 3 (0.72%) nmon
5 2 (0.48%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.48%) Puppet
6 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 94 (22.49%) HP
2 77 (18.42%) Oracle
3 65 (15.55%) Microsoft
4 24 (5.74%) SAP
5 21 (5.02%) Citrix
6 6 (1.44%) McAfee
6 6 (1.44%) Cisco
7 5 (1.20%) Veritas
7 5 (1.20%) Siebel
8 4 (0.96%) F5
8 4 (0.96%) VMware
8 4 (0.96%) IBM
9 3 (0.72%) ESRI
9 3 (0.72%) Remedy
10 2 (0.48%) Netezza
10 2 (0.48%) Appcelerator
10 2 (0.48%) Demandware
10 2 (0.48%) hybris
10 2 (0.48%) Symantec
10 2 (0.48%) BT
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