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 30 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Test Analyst
Rank 558 560 524
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Test Analyst 20 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.029% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.031% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 8
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£438 £363 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £264 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £275 £345
% change year-on-year
+59.09% -20.28%
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
50025 48432 42510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.39% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30372 29064 24408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2003 2177
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 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 -11 16 £400 +45.45% 10
London +9 8 £369 -26.25% 3
South West - 4 £438 - 1
City of London +22 3 £325 -35.00% 1
South East -18 3 £280 +1.81% 3
Gloucestershire - 3 £438 - 1
Berkshire -2 2 - -
Scotland -8 2 £450 -7.69%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £375 -
Glasgow - 1 £450 -
Gloucester - - - - 1
Guildford - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Bradford - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Wakefield - - - - 1
York - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -

Lead Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 15 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (39.39%) Software Testing
3 10 (30.30%) ISEB
4 9 (27.27%) SQL
4 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 9 (27.27%) Finance
4 9 (27.27%) Test Strategy
5 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (24.24%) ISTQB
5 8 (24.24%) Test Management
5 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
6 7 (21.21%) Migration
7 6 (18.18%) XML
7 6 (18.18%) UNIX
7 6 (18.18%) QA
7 6 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (15.15%) SAP
8 5 (15.15%) Windows
8 5 (15.15%) Banking
8 5 (15.15%) Retail
8 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
8 5 (15.15%) Data Migration
8 5 (15.15%) Functional Testing
9 4 (12.12%) C++
9 4 (12.12%) Java
9 4 (12.12%) Perl
9 4 (12.12%) Python
9 4 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
9 4 (12.12%) ERP

Lead Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 3 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Project
3 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (3.03%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.03%) SAP BW
4 1 (3.03%) DataStage
4 1 (3.03%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) LoadRunner
1 4 (12.12%) Rational Functional Tester
2 3 (9.09%) JIRA
3 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.03%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.03%) JMeter
4 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.03%) Selenium
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
2 5 (15.15%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Games
4 1 (3.03%) Back Office
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) XML
2 3 (9.09%) .NET
3 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.06%) Web Services
4 1 (3.03%) REST
4 1 (3.03%) SOAP
4 1 (3.03%) XSD
4 1 (3.03%) XSLT
4 1 (3.03%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) NHS
2 1 (3.03%) Fixed Income
2 1 (3.03%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) UNIX
2 5 (15.15%) Windows
3 2 (6.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (39.39%) Software Testing
3 9 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 8 (24.24%) Test Management
4 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (21.21%) Migration
6 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Data Migration
6 5 (15.15%) Functional Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
7 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
7 4 (12.12%) Test Scripting
7 4 (12.12%) Integration Testing
7 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
7 4 (12.12%) ERP
7 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
8 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
8 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) C++
2 4 (12.12%) Java
2 4 (12.12%) Perl
2 4 (12.12%) Python
2 4 (12.12%) Ruby
2 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.06%) PL/SQL
3 2 (6.06%) VBA
4 1 (3.03%) C
4 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) ISEB
2 8 (24.24%) ISTQB
2 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.06%) Degree
4 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) SAP
3 3 (9.09%) Cognos
4 2 (6.06%) IBM
4 2 (6.06%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) Demandware
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle
5 1 (3.03%) Sun