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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Test Analyst
Rank 542 492 483
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 81 101 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.21% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 63 59
Average daily rate £363 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £290 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £314
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -1.27%
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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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 -17 66 £365 +4.28% 22
London -18 27 £400 +4.91% 11
South East +20 19 £408 +1.87% 4
Scotland +2 15 £350 +5.66% 3
South West +4 11 £319 -1.92% 1
Edinburgh -6 7 £325 -1.88% 1
Hampshire - 7 £350 -
Berkshire +13 6 £480 +26.31% 1
City of London +36 5 £400 -9.09% 3
Surrey 0 5 £420 +8.38%
Reading 0 4 £480 +54.83% 1
Leatherhead -14 4 £428 +6.87%
Andover - 4 £350 -
East Midlands -4 3 £335 -
Bristol +2 2 £324 +8.08%
North West -10 2 - - 2
West Yorkshire -10 2 £300 - 1
Yorkshire -13 2 £300 - 2
West Midlands -18 2 £290 - 1
Dorset - 2 £313 - 1
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - - 2
Bournemouth - 2 £313 - 1
Croydon - 2 £368 -
Winchester - 2 £350 -
Stirling - 2 £435 -
Glasgow +7 1 £313 - 1
Warwickshire +3 1 £300 -
Gloucestershire +2 1 £170 -59.64%
Swindon 0 1 £325 +25.00%

Senior Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 98 (43.95%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (31.84%) Test Scripting
3 69 (30.94%) SQL
4 60 (26.91%) ISTQB
5 58 (26.01%) Selenium
6 56 (25.11%) Finance
7 48 (21.52%) ISEB
8 46 (20.63%) QA
9 43 (19.28%) Test Automation
9 43 (19.28%) HP Quality Center
10 41 (18.39%) Non-Functional Testing
10 41 (18.39%) Banking
11 38 (17.04%) Defect Management
12 36 (16.14%) Scrum
13 35 (15.70%) Software Testing
13 35 (15.70%) Functional Testing
14 34 (15.25%) Manual Testing
15 33 (14.80%) User Acceptance Testing
16 32 (14.35%) Test Management
17 30 (13.45%) SoapUI
17 30 (13.45%) Security Cleared
17 30 (13.45%) Java
17 30 (13.45%) Oracle
18 28 (12.56%) JIRA
19 27 (12.11%) Performance Testing
19 27 (12.11%) SDLC
20 26 (11.66%) Cucumber
20 26 (11.66%) SpecFlow
21 25 (11.21%) Test Strategy
21 25 (11.21%) Analytical Skills

Senior Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 7 (3.14%) Confluence
2 3 (1.35%) ATG Dynamo
3 2 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.45%) CMS
4 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (1.79%) MS Office
2 1 (0.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) OpenText Process Suite
1 2 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.45%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.45%) Magento
2 1 (0.45%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.45%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.45%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.45%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.90%) Office 365
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.79%) Internet
1 4 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.90%) DSL
3 1 (0.45%) 802.15
3 1 (0.45%) DNS
3 1 (0.45%) H.323
3 1 (0.45%) IPv6
3 1 (0.45%) SAN
3 1 (0.45%) SNMP
3 1 (0.45%) Telepresence
3 1 (0.45%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.45%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.62%) Data Warehouse
1 17 (7.62%) Oracle Database
2 12 (5.38%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.59%) Data Mart
4 7 (3.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.90%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.90%) MySQL
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 58 (26.01%) Selenium
2 30 (13.45%) SoapUI
3 28 (12.56%) JIRA
4 26 (11.66%) Cucumber
4 26 (11.66%) SpecFlow
5 17 (7.62%) Jenkins
5 17 (7.62%) WebDriver
6 15 (6.73%) Git (software)
7 14 (6.28%) FitNesse
7 14 (6.28%) HP UFT
7 14 (6.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (6.28%) Visual Studio
8 10 (4.48%) JMeter
9 9 (4.04%) JBehave
9 9 (4.04%) LoadRunner
10 7 (3.14%) Protractor
11 6 (2.69%) Gerrit
12 4 (1.79%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.35%) Concordion
13 3 (1.35%) Mercurial
General
1 56 (25.11%) Finance
2 41 (18.39%) Banking
3 23 (10.31%) Retail
4 16 (7.17%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.14%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.79%) Back Office
6 4 (1.79%) Private Banking
7 3 (1.35%) Law
7 3 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.35%) Publishing
8 2 (0.90%) Billing
8 2 (0.90%) Front Office
8 2 (0.90%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.90%) International Banking
8 2 (0.90%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.76%) XML
2 21 (9.42%) .NET
3 19 (8.52%) SOAP
3 19 (8.52%) Web Services
4 12 (5.38%) Gherkin
5 10 (4.48%) REST
5 10 (4.48%) XML Messaging
6 8 (3.59%) AngularJS
6 8 (3.59%) ASP.NET
7 7 (3.14%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (2.24%) RESTful
9 4 (1.79%) EDI
9 4 (1.79%) JSON
10 1 (0.45%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.45%) HTML
10 1 (0.45%) J2EE
10 1 (0.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (2.24%) Mathematics
3 4 (1.79%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.79%) Derivative
3 4 (1.79%) EPoS
3 4 (1.79%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.79%) SCADA
4 3 (1.35%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.35%) Fixed Income
4 3 (1.35%) PKI
5 2 (0.90%) Equities
5 2 (0.90%) Wiki
6 1 (0.45%) BBC
6 1 (0.45%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.45%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.45%) Handset
6 1 (0.45%) IPTV
6 1 (0.45%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.45%) STB
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.07%) Linux
2 13 (5.83%) Windows
3 11 (4.93%) Unix
4 6 (2.69%) Android
5 5 (2.24%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.45%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (43.95%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (31.84%) Test Scripting
3 43 (19.28%) Test Automation
4 41 (18.39%) Non-Functional Testing
5 38 (17.04%) Defect Management
6 36 (16.14%) Scrum
7 35 (15.70%) Functional Testing
7 35 (15.70%) Software Testing
8 34 (15.25%) Manual Testing
9 33 (14.80%) User Acceptance Testing
10 32 (14.35%) Test Management
11 27 (12.11%) Performance Testing
11 27 (12.11%) SDLC
12 25 (11.21%) Automation Testing
12 25 (11.21%) Test Strategy
13 23 (10.31%) Automated Testing
13 23 (10.31%) BDD
13 23 (10.31%) Security Testing
14 22 (9.87%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (9.42%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (30.94%) SQL
2 30 (13.45%) Java
3 10 (4.48%) C#
3 10 (4.48%) Ruby
4 8 (3.59%) VB
5 6 (2.69%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.69%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.24%) Perl
7 4 (1.79%) AWK
8 3 (1.35%) Groovy
8 3 (1.35%) Python
8 3 (1.35%) VBA
9 2 (0.90%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.90%) Scala
10 1 (0.45%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.45%) C
10 1 (0.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 60 (26.91%) ISTQB
2 48 (21.52%) ISEB
3 30 (13.45%) Security Cleared
4 23 (10.31%) SC Cleared
5 19 (8.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (4.48%) Degree
7 3 (1.35%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (20.63%) QA
2 3 (1.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.45%) FATCA
3 1 (0.45%) FedRAMP
3 1 (0.45%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (0.90%) Varnish
1 2 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 43 (19.28%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.45%) CA Wily
2 1 (0.45%) SCCM
2 1 (0.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (13.45%) Oracle
2 25 (11.21%) HP
3 23 (10.31%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.04%) ATG
5 7 (3.14%) MuleSoft
6 5 (2.24%) hybris
7 4 (1.79%) SAP
7 4 (1.79%) VMware
8 3 (1.35%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.35%) Citrix
9 2 (0.90%) Teradata
10 1 (0.45%) Adobe
10 1 (0.45%) CA
10 1 (0.45%) Charles River
10 1 (0.45%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.45%) Juniper
10 1 (0.45%) Murex
10 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.45%) StatPro
10 1 (0.45%) webMethods
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