The first table below looks at the demand 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 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Test Analyst
Rank 499 501 418
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -83
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 81 68 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.14% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 40 100
Average daily rate
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£336 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
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
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
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 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
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 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

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 July 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 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 73 £348 -12.57% 20
London 0 31 £450 +7.14% 7
South West -17 14 £325 -13.33% 1
City of London +29 13 £525 +23.52% 2
South East -6 10 £300 -17.24% 4
East of England -13 7 £288 -
Yorkshire +6 4 £300 -14.28% 5
Manchester +2 3 £306 -5.76%
North West -4 3 £306 -5.76% 2
Scotland -22 3 £275 -15.38%
Edinburgh -24 3 £275 -21.42%
East Midlands +4 2 £238 - 1
Berkshire +4 2 £318 -
Leeds +3 2 £300 -14.28% 2
Cambridgeshire 0 2 £288 -
Milton Keynes -1 2 £275 -31.25%
West Yorkshire -1 2 £300 -14.28% 4
Buckinghamshire -7 2 £275 -31.25%
West Midlands -15 2 £328 -
Hampshire -16 2 £350 +9.80%
Wales -17 2 £325 +3.83%
South Wales -20 2 £325 +3.83%
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £250 - 1
Nottingham - 1 £225 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £225 -
Leicester - 1 £250 - 1
Reading - 1 £300 -
Birmingham - 1 £280 -
Cardiff - 1 - -

Senior Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 65 (40.37%) User Acceptance Testing
2 58 (36.02%) Test Scripting
3 47 (29.19%) Software Testing
3 47 (29.19%) SQL
4 46 (28.57%) ISEB
5 45 (27.95%) Microsoft
6 38 (23.60%) Selenium
7 35 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 34 (21.12%) Security Cleared
9 32 (19.88%) SC Cleared
9 32 (19.88%) Finance
10 31 (19.25%) QA
10 31 (19.25%) ISTQB
11 28 (17.39%) Test Management
12 27 (16.77%) Scrum
13 25 (15.53%) C#
14 23 (14.29%) Visual Studio
14 23 (14.29%) Test Automation
14 23 (14.29%) BDD
14 23 (14.29%) Test Strategy
15 22 (13.66%) Integration Testing
16 21 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
16 21 (13.04%) Java
17 20 (12.42%) Automated Testing
18 19 (11.80%) Automation Testing
18 19 (11.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 18 (11.18%) HP Quality Center
19 18 (11.18%) TDD
20 17 (10.56%) Oracle
21 14 (8.70%) Migration

Senior Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 4 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.24%) Apache
2 2 (1.24%) ColdFusion
2 2 (1.24%) Node.js
3 1 (0.62%) IIS
3 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.62%) SAS
3 1 (0.62%) CMS
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.62%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (6.21%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.48%) MS Office
3 2 (1.24%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.24%) Magento
2 2 (1.24%) assyst
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.62%) TRIRIGA
3 1 (0.62%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.62%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.86%) LAN
2 2 (1.24%) HTTP
3 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.62%) DNS
3 1 (0.62%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.62%) SAN
3 1 (0.62%) Firewall
3 1 (0.62%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.62%) Network Security
3 1 (0.62%) NAS
3 1 (0.62%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.73%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.86%) QlikView
5 3 (1.86%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.24%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.62%) MySQL
7 1 (0.62%) DB2
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.62%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.62%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.62%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.62%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.62%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 38 (23.60%) Selenium
2 35 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 14 (8.70%) Cucumber
5 12 (7.45%) QuickTest Pro
6 10 (6.21%) SpecFlow
6 10 (6.21%) WebDriver
7 8 (4.97%) JIRA
8 7 (4.35%) FitNesse
9 6 (3.73%) TestDirector
10 5 (3.11%) Jenkins
10 5 (3.11%) JUnit
11 4 (2.48%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (2.48%) Bugzilla
11 4 (2.48%) WATIR
12 3 (1.86%) TestNG
12 3 (1.86%) TeamCity
12 3 (1.86%) Sahi
12 3 (1.86%) SoapUI
12 3 (1.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (19.88%) Finance
2 14 (8.70%) Banking
3 12 (7.45%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.73%) Front Office
5 4 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.24%) Retail
7 1 (0.62%) Billing
7 1 (0.62%) Back Office
7 1 (0.62%) Advertising
7 1 (0.62%) Local Government
7 1 (0.62%) German Language
7 1 (0.62%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.07%) .NET
2 12 (7.45%) Gherkin
3 8 (4.97%) Web Services
3 8 (4.97%) XML
4 3 (1.86%) SOAP
4 3 (1.86%) JSF
4 3 (1.86%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.24%) Mustache
5 2 (1.24%) Sass
5 2 (1.24%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.24%) WCF
5 2 (1.24%) HTML
5 2 (1.24%) J2EE
6 1 (0.62%) CSS
6 1 (0.62%) XSLT
6 1 (0.62%) JMX
6 1 (0.62%) LAMP
6 1 (0.62%) WinForms
6 1 (0.62%) LINQ
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.11%) Derivative
2 4 (2.48%) Open Source
2 4 (2.48%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.86%) CMDB
4 2 (1.24%) Video on Demand
4 2 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (1.24%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.24%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.24%) Equities
4 2 (1.24%) Credit Derivative
4 2 (1.24%) IPTV
5 1 (0.62%) Clustering
5 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.62%) AS400
5 1 (0.62%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.62%) Replication
5 1 (0.62%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.62%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (0.62%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.62%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.21%) Windows
2 8 (4.97%) UNIX
3 7 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 5 (3.11%) Linux
5 4 (2.48%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.48%) Android
6 3 (1.86%) Windows 2000
6 3 (1.86%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.86%) Windows Vista
7 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.62%) AIX
8 1 (0.62%) Solaris
8 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (40.37%) User Acceptance Testing
2 58 (36.02%) Test Scripting
3 47 (29.19%) Software Testing
4 28 (17.39%) Test Management
5 27 (16.77%) Scrum
6 23 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 23 (14.29%) BDD
6 23 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 22 (13.66%) Integration Testing
8 21 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (12.42%) Automated Testing
10 19 (11.80%) Automation Testing
11 18 (11.18%) TDD
12 14 (8.70%) Migration
13 13 (8.07%) E-Commerce
14 10 (6.21%) User Stories
15 9 (5.59%) Waterfall
15 9 (5.59%) Regression Testing
16 8 (4.97%) Project Management
16 8 (4.97%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 47 (29.19%) SQL
2 25 (15.53%) C#
3 21 (13.04%) Java
4 11 (6.83%) Ruby
5 4 (2.48%) VB.NET
5 4 (2.48%) VBScript
6 3 (1.86%) VB
6 3 (1.86%) Perl
7 2 (1.24%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.24%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.24%) Python
8 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.62%) VBA
8 1 (0.62%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (28.57%) ISEB
2 34 (21.12%) Security Cleared
3 32 (19.88%) SC Cleared
4 31 (19.25%) ISTQB
5 19 (11.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.86%) Degree
7 3 (1.86%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.24%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (19.25%) QA
2 1 (0.62%) EMIR
2 1 (0.62%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (2.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (11.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.62%) Netcool
2 1 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.62%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (27.95%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.56%) Oracle
3 8 (4.97%) HP
4 7 (4.35%) SAP
5 3 (1.86%) VMware
5 3 (1.86%) Cisco
5 3 (1.86%) SolarWinds
5 3 (1.86%) hybris
6 2 (1.24%) IBM
6 2 (1.24%) Charles River
6 2 (1.24%) Sybase
6 2 (1.24%) Citrix
6 2 (1.24%) ATG
6 2 (1.24%) Demandware
7 1 (0.62%) Thunderhead
7 1 (0.62%) Nokia
7 1 (0.62%) Siemens
7 1 (0.62%) Veritas
7 1 (0.62%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
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