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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Test Analyst
Rank 583 544 548
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Test Analyst 32 25 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.048% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.051% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 22
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£338 £356 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -4.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £343 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +0.71%
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
52098 48552 51706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.77% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32589 29303 29138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2082 2105 2549
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.78 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -22 31 £338 -5.26% 4
London +22 11 £450 -2.70% 2
South East -4 11 £290 -46.76%
Hampshire - 7 £283 -
North West - 3 - -
West Midlands -19 2 - -
South West -40 2 £306 -12.50% 2
City of London - 2 £438 - 1
East of England -23 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £338 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £275 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Glasgow - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Andover - - - -
Bath - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Poole - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -

Lead Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 24 (51.06%) SQL
2 21 (44.68%) Finance
3 18 (38.30%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (23.40%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (21.28%) Banking
6 10 (21.28%) Oracle
6 10 (21.28%) Test Scripting
6 10 (21.28%) Manual Testing
6 10 (21.28%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (19.15%) XML
8 8 (17.02%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
9 7 (14.89%) Credit Risk
9 7 (14.89%) Investment Banking
9 7 (14.89%) Automated Testing
10 6 (12.77%) Software Testing
10 6 (12.77%) Credit Derivative
10 6 (12.77%) Derivative
10 6 (12.77%) Risk Analytics
10 6 (12.77%) Analytics
10 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database
10 6 (12.77%) Data Migration
10 6 (12.77%) ETL
10 6 (12.77%) HP
10 6 (12.77%) TDD
10 6 (12.77%) Migration
10 6 (12.77%) Risk Management
10 6 (12.77%) Data Structures
10 6 (12.77%) Test Planning

Lead Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (4.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) FTP
1 2 (4.26%) HTTP
1 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.26%) PuTTY
2 1 (2.13%) DNS
2 1 (2.13%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database
3 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.13%) MySQL
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (6.38%) LoadRunner
2 2 (4.26%) Selenium
2 2 (4.26%) JMeter
2 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.26%) Toad
3 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 21 (44.68%) Finance
2 10 (21.28%) Banking
3 7 (14.89%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.13%) Automotive
5 1 (2.13%) Legal
5 1 (2.13%) Publishing
5 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) XML
2 4 (8.51%) Web Services
3 3 (6.38%) SOAP
4 2 (4.26%) .NET
5 1 (2.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.89%) Credit Risk
3 6 (12.77%) Credit Derivative
3 6 (12.77%) Derivative
3 6 (12.77%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.13%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.13%) GIS
4 1 (2.13%) Open Source
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) UNIX
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (25.53%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.28%) Test Scripting
3 10 (21.28%) Manual Testing
4 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
4 7 (14.89%) Automated Testing
5 6 (12.77%) Software Testing
5 6 (12.77%) Risk Analytics
5 6 (12.77%) Analytics
5 6 (12.77%) Data Migration
5 6 (12.77%) ETL
5 6 (12.77%) TDD
5 6 (12.77%) Migration
5 6 (12.77%) Risk Management
5 6 (12.77%) Test Planning
6 5 (10.64%) Test Strategy
7 4 (8.51%) System Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Regression Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.38%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 24 (51.06%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
2 4 (8.51%) ISEB
3 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Oracle
2 6 (12.77%) HP
3 4 (8.51%) Cognos
3 4 (8.51%) IBM
4 3 (6.38%) SAP
5 2 (4.26%) VMware
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.13%) Sun
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