The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Test Analyst
Rank 546 504 441
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -63
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 68 74 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.15% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 49 95
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£375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.83%
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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Senior Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Senior Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Senior Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior 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 Senior Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 -17 65 £375 -6.25% 21
London +5 31 £413 -1.78% 7
South East -2 13 £325 -9.72% 9
City of London +23 12 £450 +9.09% 3
Hampshire - 11 - - 1
Yorkshire +2 5 £281 -13.46% 1
West Yorkshire -7 4 £288 -17.85% 1
South West -24 4 £343 +5.38%
East Midlands - 4 £288 - 2
North West +2 3 £315 - 1
Leeds 0 3 £294 -16.07%
West Midlands -11 3 £375 -6.25%
Somerset -9 2 £324 -0.38%
East of England -25 2 £263 -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £288 -
Nottingham - 2 £288 -
Taunton - 2 £324 -
Warrington - 2 - -
Kent -5 1 £350 -12.50%
Edinburgh -6 1 - -
Manchester -10 1 £315 - 1
Bristol -15 1 £388 -
Scotland -19 1 - -
West Wales - 1 £420 -
Wales - 1 £420 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £338 -
Leicestershire - 1 £250 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
Suffolk - 1 £250 -

Senior Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Test Analyst in their job title.

1 60 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 55 (34.38%) Test Scripting
2 55 (34.38%) SQL
3 53 (33.13%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (26.25%) Microsoft
4 42 (26.25%) Software Testing
5 36 (22.50%) ISEB
6 35 (21.88%) Finance
7 34 (21.25%) Selenium
7 34 (21.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (20.63%) QA
9 31 (19.38%) Security Cleared
10 30 (18.75%) SC Cleared
10 30 (18.75%) ISTQB
11 28 (17.50%) Test Management
12 23 (14.38%) C#
13 22 (13.75%) Java
13 22 (13.75%) HP Quality Center
13 22 (13.75%) Automated Testing
14 21 (13.13%) BDD
14 21 (13.13%) Scrum
15 20 (12.50%) Visual Studio
16 19 (11.88%) Test Automation
16 19 (11.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 18 (11.25%) Test Strategy
18 17 (10.63%) Automation Testing
19 16 (10.00%) XML
19 16 (10.00%) Migration
20 15 (9.38%) TDD
20 15 (9.38%) Integration Testing

Senior Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.25%) ColdFusion
1 2 (1.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.63%) SAS
2 1 (0.63%) CMS
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.63%) IIS
2 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
2 1 (0.63%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (0.63%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.25%) Mingle
3 1 (0.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.25%) Magento
2 2 (1.25%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (1.25%) assyst
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.63%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.63%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.88%) TCP/IP
1 3 (1.88%) DNS
1 3 (1.88%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.25%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.63%) HTTP
3 1 (0.63%) Network Security
3 1 (0.63%) SAN
3 1 (0.63%) Internet
3 1 (0.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.88%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.88%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.25%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.25%) QlikView
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.63%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.63%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.63%) MySQL
5 1 (0.63%) Big Data
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 34 (21.25%) Selenium
1 34 (21.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 13 (8.13%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (6.88%) Cucumber
5 10 (6.25%) JIRA
6 9 (5.63%) SpecFlow
7 7 (4.38%) WebDriver
7 7 (4.38%) FitNesse
8 5 (3.13%) TestDirector
9 4 (2.50%) JUnit
9 4 (2.50%) Bugzilla
10 3 (1.88%) JMeter
10 3 (1.88%) LoadRunner
10 3 (1.88%) WATIR
10 3 (1.88%) TestNG
10 3 (1.88%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.88%) Hudson
10 3 (1.88%) Sahi
11 2 (1.25%) Selenium IDE
General
1 35 (21.88%) Finance
2 14 (8.75%) Banking
3 9 (5.63%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.13%) Front Office
5 3 (1.88%) Retail
5 3 (1.88%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.25%) Games
6 2 (1.25%) Local Government
7 1 (0.63%) German Language
7 1 (0.63%) Welsh Language
7 1 (0.63%) Back Office
7 1 (0.63%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.00%) XML
2 11 (6.88%) .NET
2 11 (6.88%) Gherkin
3 4 (2.50%) Web Services
4 2 (1.25%) HTML
4 2 (1.25%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.25%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (1.25%) RESTful
5 1 (0.63%) HTML5
5 1 (0.63%) REST
5 1 (0.63%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.63%) CSS
5 1 (0.63%) SOAP
5 1 (0.63%) ODBC
5 1 (0.63%) Middleware
5 1 (0.63%) JMX
5 1 (0.63%) Ajax
5 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.13%) Open Source
3 3 (1.88%) Derivative
3 3 (1.88%) CMDB
4 2 (1.25%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.25%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.25%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.25%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.25%) Credit Derivative
4 2 (1.25%) Spread Betting
4 2 (1.25%) User Experience
5 1 (0.63%) IPTV
5 1 (0.63%) Equities
5 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.63%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.63%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (0.63%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.13%) Windows
2 6 (3.75%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.13%) UNIX
4 3 (1.88%) Android
4 3 (1.88%) Linux
4 3 (1.88%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.25%) Windows 2000
5 2 (1.25%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.25%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.63%) Solaris
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 55 (34.38%) Test Scripting
3 53 (33.13%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (26.25%) Software Testing
5 28 (17.50%) Test Management
6 22 (13.75%) Automated Testing
7 21 (13.13%) Scrum
7 21 (13.13%) BDD
8 19 (11.88%) Test Automation
9 18 (11.25%) Test Strategy
10 17 (10.63%) Automation Testing
11 16 (10.00%) Migration
12 15 (9.38%) TDD
12 15 (9.38%) Integration Testing
12 15 (9.38%) Performance Testing
13 14 (8.75%) Regression Testing
14 12 (7.50%) Manual Testing
15 11 (6.88%) Data Migration
16 10 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 55 (34.38%) SQL
2 23 (14.38%) C#
3 22 (13.75%) Java
4 8 (5.00%) Ruby
5 3 (1.88%) Scala
5 3 (1.88%) Perl
6 2 (1.25%) Python
6 2 (1.25%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.25%) C++
6 2 (1.25%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.25%) VBScript
6 2 (1.25%) VB
7 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.63%) VBA
7 1 (0.63%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 36 (22.50%) ISEB
2 31 (19.38%) Security Cleared
3 30 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 30 (18.75%) ISTQB
4 19 (11.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.88%) Degree
6 3 (1.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.25%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (20.63%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (13.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 42 (26.25%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.13%) Oracle
3 9 (5.63%) HP
4 6 (3.75%) SAP
5 3 (1.88%) SolarWinds
5 3 (1.88%) hybris
6 2 (1.25%) Charles River
6 2 (1.25%) Demandware
6 2 (1.25%) Cognos
6 2 (1.25%) IBM
6 2 (1.25%) ATG
7 1 (0.63%) Thunderhead
7 1 (0.63%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.63%) Avaloq
7 1 (0.63%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.63%) Trayport
7 1 (0.63%) Nokia
7 1 (0.63%) Siemens
7 1 (0.63%) Lotus
7 1 (0.63%) Adobe
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