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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Test Analyst
Rank 603 575 549
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 10 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.032% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.035% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 5
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£248 £248 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £198 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £305 £265
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £235 £213
% change year-on-year
+5.31% +10.58%
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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 15 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 3 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 -38 7 £248 +5.31% 12
London -11 3 - - 3
Wales - 3 - -
Winchester - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 - -
South East - 2 - - 1
South Wales - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £200 -
North East - 1 £200 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £200 -
Aberystwyth - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £295 -
West Midlands - 1 £295 - 1
Ceredigion - 1 - -
Mid Wales - 1 - -

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Software Testing
2 8 (38.10%) C#
3 7 (33.33%) .NET
4 5 (23.81%) SQL
4 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (19.05%) QA
5 4 (19.05%) Test Management
5 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
5 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
5 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
5 4 (19.05%) Java
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 3 (14.29%) HP
6 3 (14.29%) ISEB
6 3 (14.29%) UNIX
6 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 3 (14.29%) C++
6 3 (14.29%) MS Office
6 3 (14.29%) C
6 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
6 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (9.52%) User Stories
7 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
7 2 (9.52%) Smart Meter
7 2 (9.52%) Test Automation

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) LiveLink
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.52%) Selenium
2 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.76%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (4.76%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Legal
2 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) XML
2 2 (9.52%) Middleware
2 2 (9.52%) XML Messaging
2 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Smart Meter
3 1 (4.76%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.76%) GIS
3 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) UNIX
2 2 (9.52%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Android
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Software Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Test Management
3 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
4 3 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
5 2 (9.52%) User Stories
5 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
5 2 (9.52%) ERP
5 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
5 2 (9.52%) MVC
5 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Process Management
6 1 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Use Case
6 1 (4.76%) Release Management
6 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) C#
2 5 (23.81%) SQL
3 4 (19.05%) Java
4 3 (14.29%) C++
4 3 (14.29%) C
5 2 (9.52%) Korn
5 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
5 2 (9.52%) Perl
6 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.76%) VBScript
6 1 (4.76%) VB
6 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) ISEB
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) OpenText
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle