The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Analyst
Rank 616 595 566
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 12 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.037% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.040% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £211 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £296 £265
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £250 £175
% change year-on-year
+19.00% +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £26.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -25.71%

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
52752 50560 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.47% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33520 30690 27691
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1927 2009 2145
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Software Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Test Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Test Analyst within the UK.

Software Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Software Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Test Analyst within the UK.

Software Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software Test Analyst
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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 -33 11 £300 +25.00% 14
South East - 5 £400 - 3
London +3 4 £325 - 4
Milton Keynes - 2 £300 -
Winchester - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £300 -
Hampshire - 2 - - 2
Wales +1 1 - -
West Midlands +1 1 £295 +22.91%
Ceredigion - 1 - -
Mid Wales - 1 - -
North East - 1 £225 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £225 -
Berkshire - 1 £500 - 1
Aberystwyth - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £295 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £225 -
Reading - 1 £500 - 1

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software 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 Software Test Analyst in their job title.

1 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) .NET
3 8 (34.78%) C#
3 8 (34.78%) SQL
4 7 (30.43%) Software Testing
5 6 (26.09%) QA
6 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
6 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
6 5 (21.74%) ISEB
7 4 (17.39%) HP
7 4 (17.39%) MS Office
7 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
7 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
8 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
8 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
8 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
8 3 (13.04%) Selenium
8 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (13.04%) User Stories
8 3 (13.04%) Test Management
8 3 (13.04%) C++
8 3 (13.04%) C
8 3 (13.04%) UNIX
8 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
8 3 (13.04%) MVC
8 3 (13.04%) Telecoms

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software 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 Software Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 4 (17.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.04%) Selenium
3 2 (8.70%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) Middleware
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) LAMP
3 1 (4.35%) XML Messaging
3 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.35%) GIS
2 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.35%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) UNIX
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) Software Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
3 4 (17.39%) Automation Testing
4 3 (13.04%) User Stories
4 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Test Management
4 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Scrum
4 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
4 3 (13.04%) MVC
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) ERP
5 2 (8.70%) TDD
5 2 (8.70%) Release Management
5 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.70%) BDD
5 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) C#
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) C++
2 3 (13.04%) C
3 2 (8.70%) Perl
3 2 (8.70%) Korn
3 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.70%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) VBScript
4 1 (4.35%) VB
4 1 (4.35%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.35%) PHP
4 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) ISEB
2 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
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Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 days ago