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 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
Software Test Analyst
Rank 601 577 544
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 11 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.032% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.034% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 5
Average daily rate
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£294 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £343 £269
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £241 £250
% change year-on-year
+14.10% -3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +87.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +87.50%

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% -

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 6 May 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 13 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 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 -25 9 £294 -2.08% 15
London -7 5 £325 -3.70% 1
East of England +7 2 £300 - 2
Wales - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire +4 1 £300 -
Essex - 1 - - 1
North East - 1 £200 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £200 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £200 -
Cambridge - 1 £300 -
Coventry - 1 £275 -
West Midlands - 1 £275 -

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Software Testing
3 7 (36.84%) C#
4 6 (31.58%) .NET
5 5 (26.32%) SQL
5 5 (26.32%) Java
5 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
6 4 (21.05%) Test Management
6 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
6 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
6 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
6 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (21.05%) HP
7 3 (15.79%) ISEB
7 3 (15.79%) Scrum
7 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
7 3 (15.79%) Selenium
7 3 (15.79%) Smart Meter
7 3 (15.79%) QA
7 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
7 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
8 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
8 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
8 2 (10.53%) User Stories
8 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
8 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
8 2 (10.53%) BDD
8 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) LiveLink
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (15.79%) Selenium
3 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
3 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
3 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
3 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.26%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (5.26%) JMeter
4 1 (5.26%) Subversion
4 1 (5.26%) JIRA
4 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) SOAP
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) XML
2 2 (10.53%) XML Messaging
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Smart Meter
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
2 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Software Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Test Management
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.53%) User Stories
6 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
6 2 (10.53%) BDD
6 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.26%) Web Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Use Case
7 1 (5.26%) Release Management
7 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) C#
2 5 (26.32%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) VBScript
3 1 (5.26%) VB
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
3 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.26%) C++
3 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) OpenText
3 1 (5.26%) SOASTA, Inc