The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead 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 Lead Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Test Analyst
Rank 575 572 573
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Test Analyst 31 20 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.038% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.041% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 19
Average daily rate
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£321 £363 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.37% +4.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £545 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £356 £348
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +2.51%
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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Lead Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Lead Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

Lead Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Lead Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Lead Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Lead Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Lead Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Lead Test Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 16 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
England +8 30 £321 -11.37% 5
London +16 10 £425 +6.25%
South East +2 10 £310 -37.96% 1
Hampshire - 6 £275 - 1
South West -22 3 £310 -4.61%
City of London +22 2 £413 +19.56%
North West -2 2 - - 1
West Midlands -19 2 - - 2
Bristol -18 1 £310 -11.42%
East of England -33 1 £358 -1.37%
Scotland - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £250 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £250 - 1
Leicester - 1 £250 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £338 -
Suffolk - 1 £358 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Wiltshire - 1 £275 -
Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £295 -
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Poole - - - -
Slough - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Halifax - - - -

Lead Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Lead 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 Lead Test Analyst in their job title.

1 23 (52.27%) SQL
2 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (31.82%) Finance
4 11 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 10 (22.73%) Manual Testing
5 10 (22.73%) Oracle
6 9 (20.45%) Banking
6 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 8 (18.18%) Automated Testing
8 7 (15.91%) Investment Banking
8 7 (15.91%) XML
8 7 (15.91%) QA
9 6 (13.64%) Derivative
9 6 (13.64%) Credit Risk
9 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database
9 6 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (13.64%) Risk Analytics
9 6 (13.64%) Analytics
9 6 (13.64%) Visual Studio
9 6 (13.64%) HP
9 6 (13.64%) ETL
9 6 (13.64%) Credit Derivative
9 6 (13.64%) TDD
9 6 (13.64%) Risk Management
10 5 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (11.36%) Test Planning
11 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy

Lead Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Lead 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 Lead Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) FTP
1 2 (4.55%) HTTP
1 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.55%) PuTTY
2 1 (2.27%) DNS
2 1 (2.27%) Firewall
2 1 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database
2 5 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.27%) MySQL
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.82%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.55%) Toad
4 2 (4.55%) Selenium
5 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.27%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.27%) JMeter
5 1 (2.27%) JIRA
General
1 14 (31.82%) Finance
2 9 (20.45%) Banking
3 7 (15.91%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.55%) Retail
5 1 (2.27%) Automotive
5 1 (2.27%) Publishing
5 1 (2.27%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) XML
2 4 (9.09%) Web Services
3 3 (6.82%) SOAP
4 2 (4.55%) .NET
5 1 (2.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.64%) Credit Derivative
2 6 (13.64%) Derivative
2 6 (13.64%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.27%) Open Source
3 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.27%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Windows
1 4 (9.09%) VMS
2 3 (6.82%) UNIX
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (22.73%) Manual Testing
4 8 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 8 (18.18%) Automated Testing
5 6 (13.64%) TDD
5 6 (13.64%) Risk Management
5 6 (13.64%) ETL
5 6 (13.64%) Risk Analytics
5 6 (13.64%) Analytics
6 5 (11.36%) Test Planning
7 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 4 (9.09%) ETRM
7 4 (9.09%) System Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Performance Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Software Testing
9 2 (4.55%) Validation
9 2 (4.55%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 23 (52.27%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.82%) ISEB
3 1 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Oracle
2 6 (13.64%) HP
3 2 (4.55%) VMware
3 2 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.27%) SAP
4 1 (2.27%) Cognos