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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Test Analyst
Rank 507 527 520
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 123 81 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 48 48
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£365 £343 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.56% -14.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -5.38%
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
54988 52129 49569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.20% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35155 31640 29452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2023 2014 2146
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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 +17 96 £375 +7.91% 21
London +5 44 £388 -11.42% 8
Scotland +16 24 £325 - 1
South East -15 21 £400 +19.40% 3
Edinburgh +5 17 £325 - 1
South West +2 11 £344 +1.77% 3
Surrey - 11 £400 - 2
Leatherhead - 10 £400 -
City of London +5 7 £388 -26.19% 3
Yorkshire -25 7 £290 +5.45% 3
North West -26 6 £350 +7.27% 2
Glasgow - 6 £300 -
Hampshire +2 5 £338 -3.57%
Manchester -18 5 £356 +9.19% 1
West Yorkshire -27 5 £268 -3.60% 2
West Midlands +6 4 £330 +0.76%
Somerset +1 4 £344 +5.69% 1
Leeds -25 4 - - 1
Birmingham +10 3 £330 +17.85%
Taunton +9 3 £344 +5.69%
Berkshire +1 3 £438 +30.59% 1
Wiltshire - 3 £275 -
Reading - 3 £438 - 1
Swindon - 3 £275 -
East of England +3 2 £376 +36.54% 1
Bristol +3 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 £365 -
Cambridgeshire -4 1 - -
Gloucestershire -5 1 £438 +29.62%
East Midlands -6 1 £310 +12.72% 1

Senior Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 77 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (31.70%) Test Scripting
3 70 (31.25%) SQL
4 67 (29.91%) Finance
5 60 (26.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 46 (20.54%) Selenium
6 46 (20.54%) Banking
6 46 (20.54%) HP Quality Center
7 40 (17.86%) QA
8 39 (17.41%) ISTQB
9 38 (16.96%) ISEB
10 36 (16.07%) Test Automation
11 35 (15.63%) HP
11 35 (15.63%) Security Cleared
12 31 (13.84%) Software Testing
13 30 (13.39%) Test Management
13 30 (13.39%) Java
14 29 (12.95%) XML
15 27 (12.05%) SoapUI
16 26 (11.61%) Scrum
16 26 (11.61%) Retail
17 25 (11.16%) SC Cleared
17 25 (11.16%) .NET
17 25 (11.16%) Oracle
18 23 (10.27%) Microsoft
19 22 (9.82%) Cucumber
19 22 (9.82%) Integration Testing
19 22 (9.82%) Manual Testing
20 21 (9.38%) SOAP
20 21 (9.38%) Migration

Senior Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 8 (3.57%) SAS
2 3 (1.34%) Confluence
3 2 (0.89%) CMS
3 2 (0.89%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.89%) JBoss
3 2 (0.89%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.45%) Documentum
4 1 (0.45%) ATG Dynamo
4 1 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 13 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.34%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.34%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.34%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.34%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (1.34%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.45%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (0.45%) Maximo
3 1 (0.45%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.45%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.45%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.45%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.89%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.34%) Internet
3 2 (0.89%) SNMP
3 2 (0.89%) IPv4
4 1 (0.45%) SAN
4 1 (0.45%) ATM
4 1 (0.45%) HTTP
4 1 (0.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (5.80%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.46%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.13%) MySQL
5 5 (2.23%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.89%) DB2
7 2 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.89%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.89%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.45%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.45%) QlikView
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 46 (20.54%) Selenium
2 27 (12.05%) SoapUI
3 22 (9.82%) Cucumber
4 16 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (5.80%) JIRA
6 12 (5.36%) Visual Studio
7 11 (4.91%) HP UFT
7 11 (4.91%) LoadRunner
8 7 (3.13%) SpecFlow
9 6 (2.68%) Git (software)
9 6 (2.68%) WebDriver
10 5 (2.23%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.23%) JMeter
11 4 (1.79%) JBehave
12 3 (1.34%) Maven
12 3 (1.34%) JUnit
12 3 (1.34%) TestComplete
12 3 (1.34%) Zephyr
13 2 (0.89%) Spock
13 2 (0.89%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 67 (29.91%) Finance
2 46 (20.54%) Banking
3 26 (11.61%) Retail
4 19 (8.48%) Telecoms
5 11 (4.91%) Retail Banking
6 10 (4.46%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.34%) Marketing
7 3 (1.34%) Publishing
8 2 (0.89%) Billing
8 2 (0.89%) Front Office
8 2 (0.89%) Back Office
9 1 (0.45%) Legal
9 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.45%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (12.95%) XML
2 25 (11.16%) .NET
3 21 (9.38%) SOAP
4 19 (8.48%) Web Services
5 15 (6.70%) XML Messaging
6 9 (4.02%) Gherkin
7 5 (2.23%) HTML
8 4 (1.79%) Middleware
8 4 (1.79%) JSON
9 3 (1.34%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.34%) Ajax
9 3 (1.34%) REST
10 2 (0.89%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 2 (0.89%) Spring
10 2 (0.89%) JAXB
10 2 (0.89%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.89%) J2EE
10 2 (0.89%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.45%) CSS
11 1 (0.45%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.68%) Online Banking
3 5 (2.23%) Credit Risk
4 4 (1.79%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.34%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.89%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.89%) Wiki
6 2 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.89%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.89%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (0.89%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.89%) iSeries
7 1 (0.45%) AS400
7 1 (0.45%) Statistics
7 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.45%) Physics
7 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.45%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.04%) UNIX
2 13 (5.80%) Linux
3 7 (3.13%) Android
3 7 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.68%) Windows
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (31.70%) Test Scripting
3 60 (26.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 36 (16.07%) Test Automation
5 31 (13.84%) Software Testing
6 30 (13.39%) Test Management
7 26 (11.61%) Scrum
8 22 (9.82%) Integration Testing
8 22 (9.82%) Manual Testing
9 21 (9.38%) Migration
9 21 (9.38%) Test Planning
10 20 (8.93%) Test Strategy
11 19 (8.48%) Waterfall
11 19 (8.48%) BDD
11 19 (8.48%) System Integration Testing
11 19 (8.48%) E-Commerce
11 19 (8.48%) Performance Testing
12 18 (8.04%) Automated Testing
12 18 (8.04%) TDD
12 18 (8.04%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 70 (31.25%) SQL
2 30 (13.39%) Java
3 20 (8.93%) C#
4 19 (8.48%) PL/SQL
5 9 (4.02%) Perl
6 8 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.57%) Shell Script
7 7 (3.13%) VBA
8 5 (2.23%) Ruby
9 3 (1.34%) Python
10 2 (0.89%) C++
10 2 (0.89%) Groovy
10 2 (0.89%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (17.41%) ISTQB
2 38 (16.96%) ISEB
3 35 (15.63%) Security Cleared
4 25 (11.16%) SC Cleared
5 17 (7.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (2.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.34%) Degree
8 2 (0.89%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (17.86%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) HL7
2 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 46 (20.54%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.89%) Netcool
3 1 (0.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (15.63%) HP
2 25 (11.16%) Oracle
3 23 (10.27%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.79%) SAP
5 3 (1.34%) VMware
5 3 (1.34%) IBM
5 3 (1.34%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.89%) Talend
6 2 (0.89%) Splunk
6 2 (0.89%) Citrix
6 2 (0.89%) Google
6 2 (0.89%) Coremetrics
7 1 (0.45%) Veeam
7 1 (0.45%) TSYS
7 1 (0.45%) BMC
7 1 (0.45%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.45%) Remedy
7 1 (0.45%) ATG
7 1 (0.45%) Siebel
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