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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Test Analyst
Rank 526 488 445
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 82 81 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 45 53
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +3.85%
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
50785 47790 46152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.81% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32295 28808 26045
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.64 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -28 71 £350 -6.66% 15
London +14 27 £375 -18.91% 3
South West -28 14 £350 - 2
South East -33 14 £335 -4.28% 3
City of London +10 12 £445 -11.00% 1
Somerset 0 7 £325 -7.14%
Scotland -12 7 £325 -7.14%
West Yorkshire -8 6 £285 - 3
Taunton -10 6 £325 -7.14%
Yorkshire -12 6 £285 - 3
Leeds -6 5 £285 - 1
Hampshire -16 5 £330 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £449 -
Glasgow +2 4 - -
West Midlands -1 4 - -
East of England -10 4 £306 -12.50% 2
Surrey - 4 £375 - 2
Cambridgeshire -9 3 £363 +3.57% 1
Edinburgh -11 3 £325 -7.14%
Bristol -15 2 £363 +3.57%
Cardiff - 2 £363 -
Southampton - 2 £325 -
Leatherhead - 2 £375 -
Wales - 2 £363 -
South Wales - 2 £363 -
Reading +16 1 £310 - 1
East Midlands +8 1 - -
Berkshire 0 1 £310 - 1
Cambridge 0 1 £363 +3.57%
Essex -7 1 £250 -47.36%

Senior Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 66 (42.31%) SQL
2 59 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (30.13%) Finance
4 40 (25.64%) ISTQB
5 39 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 38 (24.36%) Test Scripting
6 38 (24.36%) Software Testing
7 35 (22.44%) ISEB
8 31 (19.87%) Test Automation
9 30 (19.23%) QA
10 28 (17.95%) Selenium
11 27 (17.31%) Java
12 26 (16.67%) Scrum
13 25 (16.03%) Automated Testing
13 25 (16.03%) HP Quality Center
14 24 (15.38%) Microsoft
15 23 (14.74%) XML
15 23 (14.74%) BDD
16 22 (14.10%) C#
17 20 (12.82%) Visual Studio
17 20 (12.82%) Banking
18 19 (12.18%) Team Foundation Server
18 19 (12.18%) Integration Testing
18 19 (12.18%) Manual Testing
18 19 (12.18%) Security Cleared
19 18 (11.54%) Test Strategy
19 18 (11.54%) .NET
20 17 (10.90%) SpecFlow
20 17 (10.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 16 (10.26%) Gherkin

Senior Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (1.28%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.64%) IIS
2 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.64%) IBM Notes
2 1 (0.64%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (0.64%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.64%) Mingle
2 1 (0.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.92%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.64%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.64%) Magento
3 1 (0.64%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.28%) Internet
1 2 (1.28%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.28%) DNS
1 2 (1.28%) tcpdump
1 2 (1.28%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.64%) HTTP
2 1 (0.64%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.28%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.28%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.64%) MySQL
5 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (17.95%) Selenium
2 20 (12.82%) Visual Studio
3 19 (12.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (10.90%) SpecFlow
5 16 (10.26%) Cucumber
6 12 (7.69%) SoapUI
6 12 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (5.13%) WebDriver
7 8 (5.13%) JIRA
8 7 (4.49%) LoadRunner
9 6 (3.85%) JMeter
9 6 (3.85%) JUnit
9 6 (3.85%) FitNesse
10 4 (2.56%) Jenkins
10 4 (2.56%) Git (software)
11 3 (1.92%) Rational Functional Tester
11 3 (1.92%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.92%) IntelliJ
11 3 (1.92%) Maven
12 2 (1.28%) Bugzilla
General
1 47 (30.13%) Finance
2 20 (12.82%) Banking
3 7 (4.49%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.21%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.92%) Retail
6 2 (1.28%) Back Office
6 2 (1.28%) Games
6 2 (1.28%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.64%) German Language
7 1 (0.64%) Local Government
7 1 (0.64%) Automotive
7 1 (0.64%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.74%) XML
2 18 (11.54%) .NET
3 16 (10.26%) Gherkin
4 11 (7.05%) SOAP
4 11 (7.05%) Web Services
5 6 (3.85%) HTML
6 3 (1.92%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.28%) Middleware
7 2 (1.28%) WSDL
7 2 (1.28%) RESTful
7 2 (1.28%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.64%) WCF
8 1 (0.64%) WPF
8 1 (0.64%) ODBC
8 1 (0.64%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.85%) Open Source
3 3 (1.92%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.28%) Credit Derivative
4 2 (1.28%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.28%) Spread Betting
4 2 (1.28%) Derivative
4 2 (1.28%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.64%) User Experience
5 1 (0.64%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.64%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.77%) Windows
2 6 (3.85%) Linux
2 6 (3.85%) UNIX
3 3 (1.92%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.28%) Android
5 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (37.82%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 38 (24.36%) Test Scripting
3 38 (24.36%) Software Testing
4 31 (19.87%) Test Automation
5 26 (16.67%) Scrum
6 25 (16.03%) Automated Testing
7 23 (14.74%) BDD
8 19 (12.18%) Integration Testing
8 19 (12.18%) Manual Testing
9 18 (11.54%) Test Strategy
10 15 (9.62%) Test Management
10 15 (9.62%) TDD
11 14 (8.97%) Migration
12 13 (8.33%) Test Planning
13 12 (7.69%) Waterfall
13 12 (7.69%) Performance Testing
13 12 (7.69%) System Testing
13 12 (7.69%) Regression Testing
14 10 (6.41%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 66 (42.31%) SQL
2 27 (17.31%) Java
3 22 (14.10%) C#
4 11 (7.05%) Ruby
5 5 (3.21%) C++
5 5 (3.21%) Python
6 4 (2.56%) Perl
6 4 (2.56%) Scala
7 3 (1.92%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.28%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.64%) Delphi
9 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (25.64%) ISTQB
2 35 (22.44%) ISEB
3 19 (12.18%) Security Cleared
4 17 (10.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.56%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.28%) Degree
7 2 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (19.23%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.64%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.64%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.64%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 25 (16.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 24 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.05%) Oracle
3 9 (5.77%) HP
4 3 (1.92%) Cognos
4 3 (1.92%) IBM
5 2 (1.28%) ESRI
6 1 (0.64%) Trayport
6 1 (0.64%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.64%) hybris
6 1 (0.64%) Demandware
6 1 (0.64%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.64%) BMC
6 1 (0.64%) Informatica
6 1 (0.64%) OpenLink
6 1 (0.64%) Nokia
6 1 (0.64%) Siemens
6 1 (0.64%) Lotus
6 1 (0.64%) Perforce
6 1 (0.64%) ATG
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