The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Test Analyst
Rank 573 555 555
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Test Analyst 21 15 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.029% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.032% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 16
Average daily rate
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£310 £380 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +29.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £322 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £575 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £353 £288
% change year-on-year
-13.47% +22.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50521 47308 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.54% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30608 27726 29859
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2123 2716
Average hourly rate £16.58 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.25% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -21 20 £310 -18.42% 3
South East -4 6 £321 -35.71% 1
London +15 5 £400 -3.03%
South West - 3 £310 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £250 -
City of London +21 1 £400 +15.94%
Scotland -20 1 - -
West Midlands -21 1 - -
East of England - 1 £358 -
Leicester - 1 £250 -
Leicestershire - 1 £250 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £300 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £225 -
Suffolk - 1 £358 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £300 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £275 -
Yorkshire - 1 £300 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £300 -
Nottingham - 1 £225 -
Berkshire - 1 £295 -
Cheshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Poole - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Halifax - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Manchester - - - -

Lead Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (37.50%) SQL
3 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
4 9 (22.50%) QA
5 8 (20.00%) ISEB
6 7 (17.50%) Finance
6 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
7 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
8 5 (12.50%) Banking
8 5 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (12.50%) Manual Testing
9 4 (10.00%) ETRM
9 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
9 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (10.00%) SAP
9 4 (10.00%) XML
9 4 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (10.00%) VMS
10 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
10 3 (7.50%) Oracle
10 3 (7.50%) Regression Testing
10 3 (7.50%) HP
10 3 (7.50%) Investment Banking
10 3 (7.50%) Automated Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Software Testing
10 3 (7.50%) System Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Security Testing

Lead Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) SAP HR
1 2 (5.00%) MultiFonds
1 2 (5.00%) SAP HCM
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.50%) HiPortfolio
2 1 (2.50%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.50%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) DNS
1 1 (2.50%) SS7
1 1 (2.50%) Firewall
1 1 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (2.50%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.00%) JIRA
3 2 (5.00%) Selenium
4 1 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Local Government
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Billing
4 1 (2.50%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) XML
2 2 (5.00%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (2.50%) SOAP
3 1 (2.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (2.50%) GIS
1 1 (2.50%) Credit Derivative
1 1 (2.50%) Derivative
1 1 (2.50%) Credit Risk
1 1 (2.50%) Market Risk
1 1 (2.50%) Smart Meter
1 1 (2.50%) Open Source
1 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) VMS
2 2 (5.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) UNIX
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
3 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (10.00%) ETRM
6 3 (7.50%) SAP Implementation
6 3 (7.50%) Regression Testing
6 3 (7.50%) System Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Security Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Automated Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Software Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Scrum
7 2 (5.00%) CRM
7 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Fund Accounting
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) ISEB
2 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) SAP
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) HP
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Ericsson
3 1 (2.50%) IBM