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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Test Analyst
Rank 508 526 475
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -51
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 104 68 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 52 48
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£350 £325 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
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
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -2 80 £355 +9.23% 18
London -3 35 £470 -1.05% 4
Scotland +19 19 £325 +13.04% 1
Edinburgh +4 19 £325 +13.04%
South East -2 16 £325 +3.50% 4
City of London +23 8 £475 - 3
North West -14 7 £323 +3.61% 4
Hampshire - 6 £363 - 1
East of England +7 5 £290 -10.76% 1
South Wales +6 5 £378 +20.80%
South West +2 5 £350 +7.69% 1
Wales +2 5 £378 +20.80%
East Midlands -9 5 £325 +27.54%
Manchester -14 4 £350 +14.28% 2
Northamptonshire - 4 £341 -
West Yorkshire -1 3 £285 - 3
Yorkshire -9 3 £285 - 4
Surrey - 3 £465 - 2
West Sussex - 3 £313 - 1
Croydon - 3 - -
Basingstoke - 3 £400 -
Bristol - 3 £350 -
Cardiff +11 2 - -
Cambridgeshire +5 2 - -
Essex +5 2 - - 1
Liverpool -5 2 £295 -4.83%
Leeds -6 2 - - 1
Merseyside -13 2 £295 -4.83%
North East - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -

Senior Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 83 (42.35%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (34.18%) SQL
3 64 (32.65%) Finance
4 63 (32.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 49 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 45 (22.96%) Software Testing
7 39 (19.90%) Banking
8 38 (19.39%) ISEB
9 37 (18.88%) ISTQB
10 36 (18.37%) HP Quality Center
11 32 (16.33%) Selenium
11 32 (16.33%) .NET
12 30 (15.31%) Oracle
12 30 (15.31%) Manual Testing
13 28 (14.29%) Test Automation
13 28 (14.29%) QA
14 26 (13.27%) BDD
15 24 (12.24%) Cucumber
15 24 (12.24%) Migration
16 23 (11.73%) Scrum
17 22 (11.22%) Microsoft
18 19 (9.69%) Integration Testing
18 19 (9.69%) JIRA
18 19 (9.69%) Retail
19 18 (9.18%) E-Commerce
19 18 (9.18%) Java
19 18 (9.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 18 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
20 17 (8.67%) Visual Studio
21 16 (8.16%) XML

Senior Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 6 (3.06%) SAS
2 2 (1.02%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.02%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.51%) Confluence
3 1 (0.51%) CICS
3 1 (0.51%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (6.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.04%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.53%) Summit
2 3 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.51%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.51%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.51%) Magento
4 1 (0.51%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.51%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.53%) Internet
2 2 (1.02%) ATM
3 1 (0.51%) HTTP
3 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 12 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.08%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.55%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.53%) QlikView
6 2 (1.02%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (1.02%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.51%) DB2
7 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.51%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (16.33%) Selenium
2 24 (12.24%) Cucumber
3 19 (9.69%) JIRA
4 17 (8.67%) Visual Studio
5 11 (5.61%) WebDriver
5 11 (5.61%) SoapUI
5 11 (5.61%) SpecFlow
6 10 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (4.59%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (3.57%) Git (software)
8 7 (3.57%) Jenkins
9 6 (3.06%) LoadRunner
10 5 (2.55%) Maven
11 4 (2.04%) JUnit
12 3 (1.53%) Ant
12 3 (1.53%) Eclipse
12 3 (1.53%) Calabash
12 3 (1.53%) Geb
13 2 (1.02%) Gerrit
13 2 (1.02%) Zephyr
General
1 64 (32.65%) Finance
2 39 (19.90%) Banking
3 19 (9.69%) Retail
4 11 (5.61%) Investment Banking
5 9 (4.59%) Retail Banking
6 5 (2.55%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.02%) Back Office
8 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) Front Office
8 1 (0.51%) Legal
8 1 (0.51%) Advertising
8 1 (0.51%) Games
8 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (16.33%) .NET
2 16 (8.16%) XML
3 15 (7.65%) SOAP
4 13 (6.63%) Web Services
5 11 (5.61%) Gherkin
6 6 (3.06%) HTML
6 6 (3.06%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.55%) REST
8 4 (2.04%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.04%) XML Messaging
9 3 (1.53%) JSON
9 3 (1.53%) MSMQ
9 3 (1.53%) Ajax
10 2 (1.02%) Entity Framework
10 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (1.02%) WSDL
10 2 (1.02%) JAXB
10 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.02%) Spring
11 1 (0.51%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.08%) Credit Risk
3 4 (2.04%) Open Source
4 3 (1.53%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.53%) Market Risk
4 3 (1.53%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.02%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.02%) NHS
5 2 (1.02%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.51%) iSeries
6 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.51%) New Media
6 1 (0.51%) DTV
6 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.51%) VSAM
6 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.51%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.14%) UNIX
2 8 (4.08%) Linux
3 3 (1.53%) Windows
4 2 (1.02%) Android
4 2 (1.02%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.51%) zOS
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (42.35%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (32.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 49 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 45 (22.96%) Software Testing
5 30 (15.31%) Manual Testing
6 28 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 26 (13.27%) BDD
8 24 (12.24%) Migration
9 23 (11.73%) Scrum
10 19 (9.69%) Integration Testing
11 18 (9.18%) E-Commerce
12 16 (8.16%) Test Management
12 16 (8.16%) Waterfall
12 16 (8.16%) Test Strategy
13 12 (6.12%) TDD
14 11 (5.61%) Regression Testing
15 10 (5.10%) Data Migration
15 10 (5.10%) Mentoring
16 9 (4.59%) Test Planning
16 9 (4.59%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (34.18%) SQL
2 18 (9.18%) Java
3 15 (7.65%) C#
4 10 (5.10%) Ruby
5 8 (4.08%) PL/SQL
6 6 (3.06%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.53%) VBA
7 3 (1.53%) Python
8 2 (1.02%) Perl
8 2 (1.02%) C++
8 2 (1.02%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.51%) SELCOPY
9 1 (0.51%) Groovy
9 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.51%) COBOL
9 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.51%) JCL
Qualifications
1 38 (19.39%) ISEB
2 37 (18.88%) ISTQB
3 18 (9.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (7.65%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.59%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.04%) Degree
7 2 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) HL7
2 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
1 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 36 (18.37%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.51%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 30 (15.31%) Oracle
2 22 (11.22%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.63%) HP
4 7 (3.57%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.53%) Sybase
5 3 (1.53%) IBM
6 2 (1.02%) Informatica
7 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.51%) Remedy
7 1 (0.51%) ESRI
7 1 (0.51%) ATG
7 1 (0.51%) Perforce
7 1 (0.51%) VMware
7 1 (0.51%) Teradata
7 1 (0.51%) Google
7 1 (0.51%) Coremetrics
7 1 (0.51%) hybris
7 1 (0.51%) TSYS
7 1 (0.51%) BMC
7 1 (0.51%) SAP