The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey 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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 53 69 71
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 41 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 2.84% 1.72% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.09% 1.87% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 11
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£374 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £240 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £369 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.78 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-18.77% +156.47%
Test Analyst
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey 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
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1328 1177 1159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 92.09% 92.17% 91.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 780 707 675
Average daily rate £400 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 45 61
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £13.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Analyst across the Surrey region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst across the Surrey region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 31 August 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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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
Leatherhead -3 25 £375 +15.38%
Woking +4 3 - -
Epsom - 3 £351 -
Cobham -1 2 £324 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 1 £308 -
Test Analyst
South East

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 45 (65.22%) SC Cleared
1 45 (65.22%) Security Cleared
2 38 (55.07%) SQL
3 36 (52.17%) XML
4 35 (50.72%) Test Scripting
5 32 (46.38%) XML Messaging
6 31 (44.93%) Test Management
6 31 (44.93%) HP Quality Center
7 30 (43.48%) SoapUI
7 30 (43.48%) PL/SQL
8 29 (42.03%) SOAP
8 29 (42.03%) HP
9 26 (37.68%) Use Case
10 23 (33.33%) UNIX
11 21 (30.43%) Telecoms
12 20 (28.99%) Perl
13 19 (27.54%) ISTQB
14 17 (24.64%) Oracle
14 17 (24.64%) Shell Script
15 14 (20.29%) ISEB
15 14 (20.29%) Test Planning
16 11 (15.94%) Oracle Database
16 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
17 10 (14.49%) QA
18 9 (13.04%) TCP/IP
19 8 (11.59%) Java
19 8 (11.59%) Linux
19 8 (11.59%) Security Testing
19 8 (11.59%) Validation
19 8 (11.59%) System Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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.

Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.90%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.94%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.45%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 30 (43.48%) SoapUI
2 4 (5.80%) LoadRunner
2 4 (5.80%) JIRA
3 3 (4.35%) Selenium
3 3 (4.35%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.90%) JProfiler
4 2 (2.90%) JMeter
4 2 (2.90%) Subversion
4 2 (2.90%) JUnit
4 2 (2.90%) Sahi
5 1 (1.45%) LoadUI
5 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.45%) TestNG
General
1 21 (30.43%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.14%) Finance
3 3 (4.35%) Billing
4 2 (2.90%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.90%) Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (52.17%) XML
2 32 (46.38%) XML Messaging
3 29 (42.03%) SOAP
4 5 (7.25%) Web Services
5 2 (2.90%) JSON
5 2 (2.90%) RESTful
5 2 (2.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Smart Meter
2 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.35%) CMDB
3 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (33.33%) UNIX
2 8 (11.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (50.72%) Test Scripting
2 31 (44.93%) Test Management
3 26 (37.68%) Use Case
4 14 (20.29%) Test Planning
5 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (11.59%) Validation
6 8 (11.59%) Security Testing
6 8 (11.59%) System Testing
7 6 (8.70%) Integration Testing
8 5 (7.25%) Performance Testing
8 5 (7.25%) Regression Testing
8 5 (7.25%) Software Testing
8 5 (7.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (5.80%) TDD
9 4 (5.80%) Scrum
9 4 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (5.80%) Test Automation
9 4 (5.80%) Agile Testing
10 3 (4.35%) User Stories
10 3 (4.35%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (55.07%) SQL
2 30 (43.48%) PL/SQL
3 20 (28.99%) Perl
4 17 (24.64%) Shell Script
5 8 (11.59%) Java
6 1 (1.45%) VB
6 1 (1.45%) Python
6 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 45 (65.22%) SC Cleared
1 45 (65.22%) Security Cleared
2 19 (27.54%) ISTQB
3 14 (20.29%) ISEB
4 1 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.49%) QA
Systems Management
1 31 (44.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (42.03%) HP
2 17 (24.64%) Oracle
3 4 (5.80%) Remedy
4 3 (4.35%) BMC
5 1 (1.45%) Sybase
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft