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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Test Analyst
Rank 595 601 574
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 29 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.029% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.031% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 7
Average daily rate £315 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £199 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £386 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £264 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.74% -12.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -

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
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 28 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 9 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -15 29 £315 +8.62% 26
London +12 10 £320 -15.23% 5
East Midlands -2 6 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 5 - -
South East -10 3 £360 +24.13% 5
Yorkshire - 3 £325 - 2
North West - 3 £150 - 6
Manchester - 3 £150 - 3
Berkshire +7 2 £360 -10.00% 2
South Yorkshire - 2 £325 -
Northampton - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 £325 -
South West - 2 £210 - 3
West Midlands - 2 £188 - 3
Buckinghamshire +12 1 £300 +39.53%
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £210 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £130 -
Midlands - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £130 -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 £360 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £300 -
Poole - 1 £210 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 - -

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 25 (39.06%) ISEB
2 24 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 23 (35.94%) Test Scripting
3 23 (35.94%) SQL
4 21 (32.81%) Microsoft
5 19 (29.69%) SQL Server
5 19 (29.69%) Software Testing
6 17 (26.56%) Finance
7 16 (25.00%) MS Office
7 16 (25.00%) Oracle
7 16 (25.00%) Manual Testing
8 15 (23.44%) HP
9 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
10 13 (20.31%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (20.31%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
11 12 (18.75%) Toad
11 12 (18.75%) Cognos
11 12 (18.75%) SharePoint
11 12 (18.75%) IBM
11 12 (18.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 12 (18.75%) QA
12 11 (17.19%) Integration Testing
13 10 (15.63%) Data Protection
13 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (14.06%) Selenium
15 8 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
15 8 (12.50%) Retail
16 7 (10.94%) User Acceptance Testing

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 12 (18.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (25.00%) MS Office
2 5 (7.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (18.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) SSL
2 1 (1.56%) Internet
2 1 (1.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (29.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (1.56%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.56%) MySQL
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.56%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 12 (18.75%) Toad
2 9 (14.06%) Selenium
3 7 (10.94%) WebDriver
4 5 (7.81%) Cucumber
5 4 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.69%) JIRA
6 3 (4.69%) SpecFlow
7 2 (3.13%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.13%) YouTrack
8 1 (1.56%) Appium
8 1 (1.56%) Calabash
8 1 (1.56%) JMeter
8 1 (1.56%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (26.56%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (1.56%) Advertising
3 1 (1.56%) Back Office
3 1 (1.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Legal
3 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) .NET
2 4 (6.25%) XML
3 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (3.13%) jQuery
3 2 (3.13%) RESTful
3 2 (3.13%) SOAP
3 2 (3.13%) WinForms
3 2 (3.13%) WSDL
3 2 (3.13%) XML Messaging
4 1 (1.56%) COM
4 1 (1.56%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.13%) VLE
2 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.56%) Data Conversion
2 1 (1.56%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.56%) Reference Data
2 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.81%) Windows
2 2 (3.13%) Unix
3 1 (1.56%) Android
3 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.56%) Linux
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.94%) Test Scripting
2 19 (29.69%) Software Testing
3 16 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 13 (20.31%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
6 11 (17.19%) Integration Testing
7 10 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (15.63%) Data Protection
8 8 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
9 7 (10.94%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (9.38%) Automated Testing
10 6 (9.38%) Web Testing
11 5 (7.81%) Test Planning
12 4 (6.25%) BDD
12 4 (6.25%) Functional Testing
12 4 (6.25%) MVC
12 4 (6.25%) SDLC
13 3 (4.69%) Automation Testing
13 3 (4.69%) Mentoring
13 3 (4.69%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.94%) SQL
2 5 (7.81%) C#
3 4 (6.25%) Java
4 2 (3.13%) Ruby
5 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (39.06%) ISEB
2 24 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 14 (21.88%) Security Cleared
4 12 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (10.94%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.75%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 13 (20.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (32.81%) Microsoft
2 16 (25.00%) Oracle
3 15 (23.44%) HP
4 12 (18.75%) Cognos
4 12 (18.75%) IBM
5 1 (1.56%) MKS
5 1 (1.56%) SAP
5 1 (1.56%) Telerik
5 1 (1.56%) VMware