The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Test Analyst
Rank 573 539 525
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Business Test Analyst 10 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.029% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.031% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 12
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£450 £344 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% +3.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £498 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £308 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Business Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Business Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Test Analyst within the UK.

Business Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Business Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Test Analyst within the UK.

Business Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Test Analyst
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 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
England -22 7 £450 +42.85% 3
London -4 6 £450 +10.42% 2
Essex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Bradford - - - - 1

Business Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Business 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 Business Test Analyst in their job title.

1 13 (59.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (54.55%) Finance
3 6 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (22.73%) SQL
4 5 (22.73%) Banking
5 4 (18.18%) Business Analysis
5 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (18.18%) Service Management
5 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
6 3 (13.64%) Change Management
6 3 (13.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
6 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
6 3 (13.64%) Fixed Income
6 3 (13.64%) Asset Management
6 3 (13.64%) Data Management
6 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
6 3 (13.64%) System Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.09%) Retail
7 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
7 2 (9.09%) MS Office
7 2 (9.09%) Back Office
7 2 (9.09%) Validation
7 2 (9.09%) Project Management
8 1 (4.55%) BDD
8 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy

Business Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Business 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 Business Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.55%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
1 1 (4.55%) Selenium
General
1 12 (54.55%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
4 2 (9.09%) Retail
4 2 (9.09%) Back Office
5 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (13.64%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.55%) Health Informatics
3 1 (4.55%) NHS
3 1 (4.55%) Derivative
3 1 (4.55%) Equities
3 1 (4.55%) Informatics
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (18.18%) Business Analysis
2 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (18.18%) Service Management
3 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
3 3 (13.64%) Change Management
3 3 (13.64%) Asset Management
3 3 (13.64%) Data Management
3 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
3 3 (13.64%) System Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) Validation
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) BDD
5 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.55%) Functional Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Scrum
5 1 (4.55%) ITSM
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) EMIR
1 1 (4.55%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Business Objects
2 1 (4.55%) HP