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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Test Analyst
Rank 525 499 449
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 82 79 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 52 60
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
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
51736 48200 47778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.67% 92.73% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32633 29179 26851
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2090 2095 2514
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 21 November 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 21 November 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 74 £350 - 23
London -5 30 £378 -5.62% 5
South East -10 17 £335 +3.87% 4
City of London +9 13 £425 -10.52% 4
South West -25 13 £350 - 5
Hampshire -12 10 £330 - 1
West Yorkshire +5 7 £286 - 4
Yorkshire -3 7 £286 - 4
Somerset - 7 £325 -
Leeds -5 6 £285 - 2
Taunton - 6 £325 -
Scotland -12 5 £325 -7.14% 1
West Midlands -10 4 - -
Gloucestershire - 4 £450 - 3
Surrey -6 3 £375 +17.18% 1
Edinburgh -12 3 £325 -7.14%
Glasgow -2 2 - - 1
Bristol -20 2 £363 +3.57% 2
Southampton - 2 £325 -
Leatherhead - 2 £375 -
East Midlands - 2 £425 -
Reading +16 1 £310 -1.58% 1
Berkshire +2 1 £310 -1.58% 1
Kent -3 1 £375 -6.25% 1
Buckinghamshire -10 1 £320 -
Milton Keynes -10 1 £320 -
Nottingham - 1 £300 -
Manchester - 1 £275 - 1
Cardiff - 1 £350 -
Bradford - 1 - - 1

Senior Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (40.00%) SQL
2 65 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (29.09%) Finance
4 40 (24.24%) Test Scripting
5 38 (23.03%) Software Testing
5 38 (23.03%) ISTQB
5 38 (23.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 38 (23.03%) ISEB
6 37 (22.42%) Selenium
7 32 (19.39%) QA
7 32 (19.39%) Test Automation
7 32 (19.39%) Java
8 30 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 29 (17.58%) Scrum
10 28 (16.97%) Automated Testing
11 27 (16.36%) C#
12 26 (15.76%) BDD
13 25 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
14 24 (14.55%) Team Foundation Server
15 23 (13.94%) Security Cleared
15 23 (13.94%) Visual Studio
16 20 (12.12%) Banking
16 20 (12.12%) Integration Testing
16 20 (12.12%) Test Strategy
17 19 (11.52%) Test Management
17 19 (11.52%) XML
18 18 (10.91%) .NET
18 18 (10.91%) TDD
19 17 (10.30%) Manual Testing
19 17 (10.30%) SpecFlow

Senior Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (1.21%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.21%) ColdFusion
2 1 (0.61%) CMS
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.61%) IIS
2 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
2 1 (0.61%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 7 (4.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.21%) Mingle
3 1 (0.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Cognos TM1
1 3 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.21%) Magento
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.61%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.21%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.21%) DNS
1 2 (1.21%) Wireshark
1 2 (1.21%) tcpdump
2 1 (0.61%) Broadband
2 1 (0.61%) HTTP
2 1 (0.61%) SAN
2 1 (0.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.42%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.21%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.21%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.21%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.21%) QlikView
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.61%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.61%) Big Data
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 37 (22.42%) Selenium
2 24 (14.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (13.94%) Visual Studio
4 17 (10.30%) SpecFlow
5 16 (9.70%) Cucumber
6 15 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
7 12 (7.27%) SoapUI
8 11 (6.67%) WebDriver
9 10 (6.06%) JIRA
10 8 (4.85%) FitNesse
11 7 (4.24%) LoadRunner
11 7 (4.24%) JMeter
11 7 (4.24%) JUnit
12 5 (3.03%) Jenkins
13 4 (2.42%) Bugzilla
13 4 (2.42%) TestNG
14 3 (1.82%) Rational Functional Tester
14 3 (1.82%) Git (software)
14 3 (1.82%) Maven
14 3 (1.82%) Hudson
General
1 48 (29.09%) Finance
2 20 (12.12%) Banking
3 9 (5.45%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.03%) Retail
6 4 (2.42%) Front Office
7 2 (1.21%) Games
7 2 (1.21%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.61%) German Language
8 1 (0.61%) Local Government
8 1 (0.61%) Billing
8 1 (0.61%) Back Office
8 1 (0.61%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.52%) XML
2 18 (10.91%) .NET
3 17 (10.30%) Gherkin
4 10 (6.06%) SOAP
4 10 (6.06%) Web Services
5 5 (3.03%) HTML
6 3 (1.82%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.21%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (1.21%) RESTful
7 2 (1.21%) WSDL
7 2 (1.21%) Middleware
7 2 (1.21%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.61%) JMX
8 1 (0.61%) Ajax
8 1 (0.61%) CSS
8 1 (0.61%) HTML5
8 1 (0.61%) ODBC
8 1 (0.61%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.61%) WCF
8 1 (0.61%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.48%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.64%) Open Source
3 3 (1.82%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.82%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.21%) User Experience
4 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.21%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.21%) Derivative
4 2 (1.21%) Spread Betting
4 2 (1.21%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.21%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.21%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (0.61%) IPTV
5 1 (0.61%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.61%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.61%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.06%) Windows
2 8 (4.85%) UNIX
3 4 (2.42%) Linux
4 3 (1.82%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.82%) Android
5 2 (1.21%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (24.24%) Test Scripting
3 38 (23.03%) User Acceptance Testing
3 38 (23.03%) Software Testing
4 32 (19.39%) Test Automation
5 29 (17.58%) Scrum
6 28 (16.97%) Automated Testing
7 26 (15.76%) BDD
8 20 (12.12%) Test Strategy
8 20 (12.12%) Integration Testing
9 19 (11.52%) Test Management
10 18 (10.91%) TDD
11 17 (10.30%) Manual Testing
12 14 (8.48%) Performance Testing
12 14 (8.48%) Waterfall
12 14 (8.48%) Migration
13 13 (7.88%) Regression Testing
13 13 (7.88%) Automation Testing
14 12 (7.27%) Test Planning
14 12 (7.27%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 66 (40.00%) SQL
2 32 (19.39%) Java
3 27 (16.36%) C#
4 13 (7.88%) Ruby
5 6 (3.64%) Perl
6 5 (3.03%) Python
6 5 (3.03%) C++
7 4 (2.42%) Scala
8 3 (1.82%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.21%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.21%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.61%) VB
10 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.61%) Delphi
10 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (23.03%) ISEB
1 38 (23.03%) ISTQB
2 23 (13.94%) Security Cleared
3 16 (9.70%) SC Cleared
3 16 (9.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.03%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (1.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (1.21%) Degree
7 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (19.39%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.61%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.61%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (15.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 30 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.27%) Oracle
3 11 (6.67%) HP
4 3 (1.82%) Cognos
4 3 (1.82%) hybris
5 2 (1.21%) ESRI
5 2 (1.21%) ATG
5 2 (1.21%) IBM
5 2 (1.21%) Demandware
6 1 (0.61%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.61%) BMC
6 1 (0.61%) Informatica
6 1 (0.61%) Nokia
6 1 (0.61%) Siemens
6 1 (0.61%) Lotus
6 1 (0.61%) OpenLink
6 1 (0.61%) Thunderhead
6 1 (0.61%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.61%) Trayport
6 1 (0.61%) Comverse
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