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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Analyst
Rank 579 560 545
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 13 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.020% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.021% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 4
Average daily rate
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£363 £263 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £212 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £263 £278
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £263 £225
% change year-on-year
+15.23% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 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 24 December 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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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 -24 13 £363 +38.09% 8
South East -26 9 £303 +15.23% 2
Surrey 0 5 - - 1
London +16 4 £363 -
Buckinghamshire -16 1 £230 - 1
High Wycombe - 1 £230 -
Ilkley - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Leicester - - - -
Lincoln - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 3
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 3
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (43.33%) Selenium
2 11 (36.67%) Java
3 10 (33.33%) SQL
4 9 (30.00%) ISEB
4 9 (30.00%) ISTQB
5 8 (26.67%) Performance Testing
5 8 (26.67%) Manual Testing
5 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
5 8 (26.67%) Test Automation
6 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
6 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (23.33%) C#
7 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (20.00%) Smart Meter
8 5 (16.67%) BDD
8 5 (16.67%) Automation Testing
8 5 (16.67%) .NET
9 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
9 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
9 4 (13.33%) SpecFlow
9 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
9 4 (13.33%) WebDriver
10 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
10 3 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
10 3 (10.00%) System Testing
11 2 (6.67%) Web Testing
11 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
11 2 (6.67%) Ruby

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (43.33%) Selenium
2 4 (13.33%) WebDriver
2 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
2 4 (13.33%) SpecFlow
3 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.33%) JMeter
4 1 (3.33%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) Appium
General
1 1 (3.33%) Electronics
1 1 (3.33%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) SOAP
3 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.33%) WPF
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) NHS
3 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.33%) IVR
3 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Performance Testing
1 8 (26.67%) Manual Testing
1 8 (26.67%) Test Automation
2 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (16.67%) BDD
4 5 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (10.00%) System Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Web Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.67%) Coaching
7 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
7 2 (6.67%) Scrum
7 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.67%) TDD
7 2 (6.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) Java
2 10 (33.33%) SQL
3 7 (23.33%) C#
4 2 (6.67%) Ruby
5 1 (3.33%) F#
5 1 (3.33%) Python
5 1 (3.33%) C
5 1 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) ISEB
1 9 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (3.33%) Remedy
2 1 (3.33%) Telerik
2 1 (3.33%) SOASTA, Inc
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle