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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Analyst
Rank 590 578 586
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 16 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.027% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.029% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 7
Average daily rate
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£263 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £269
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £238
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £24.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.25 -

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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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
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 30 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 16 September 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 10 £281 +40.62% 15
South West - 5 £288 - 3
Wales - 4 £213 -
South Wales - 4 £213 -
Cardiff - 4 £213 -
Bristol - 2 £275 - 2
London +14 1 £313 +38.88% 1
North West -3 1 £320 - 2
South East - 1 £250 - 5
West Yorkshire - 1 £235 -
Yorkshire - 1 £235 -
West Midlands - 1 £240 - 1
Berkshire - 1 £250 - 3
Cheshire - 1 £320 - 1
Devon - 1 £288 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £250 - 1
Exeter - 1 £288 -
Fareham - - - -
Farnham - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Ipswich - - - - 1
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Derby - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Altrincham - - - -

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 20 (54.05%) ISEB
2 17 (45.95%) Software Testing
3 16 (43.24%) SQL
4 13 (35.14%) ISTQB
5 11 (29.73%) Manual Testing
6 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (21.62%) Automated Testing
7 8 (21.62%) QA
7 8 (21.62%) Selenium
7 8 (21.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
8 6 (16.22%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Load Testing
9 5 (13.51%) TDD
9 5 (13.51%) Automation Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
10 4 (10.81%) TestComplete
10 4 (10.81%) Line Management
10 4 (10.81%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
10 4 (10.81%) Security Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Integration Testing
10 4 (10.81%) C#
10 4 (10.81%) Python
11 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
11 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
11 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
11 3 (8.11%) Oracle

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Selenium
2 6 (16.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (10.81%) TestComplete
4 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.70%) eggPlant
6 1 (2.70%) JMeter
6 1 (2.70%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 2 (5.41%) Electronics
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
3 1 (2.70%) Firmware
3 1 (2.70%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.70%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Android
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Software Testing
2 11 (29.73%) Manual Testing
3 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (21.62%) Automated Testing
5 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
6 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
6 5 (13.51%) Automation Testing
6 5 (13.51%) TDD
6 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Load Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Security Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Integration Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Line Management
8 3 (8.11%) Waterfall
8 3 (8.11%) System Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Migration
9 2 (5.41%) Regression Testing
9 2 (5.41%) Web Testing
9 2 (5.41%) Test Management
9 2 (5.41%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) Python
2 4 (10.81%) C#
3 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.41%) C++
4 2 (5.41%) Java
4 2 (5.41%) C
5 1 (2.70%) Perl
5 1 (2.70%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.70%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (54.05%) ISEB
2 13 (35.14%) ISTQB
3 8 (21.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) Remedy
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
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