The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Test Analyst
Rank 573 558 557
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 20 10 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.020% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.021% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 11
Average daily rate
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£250 £225 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £175 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £265 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £175 £280
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
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% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -22 15 £240 +6.66% 16
South West - 6 £275 - 3
Yorkshire - 3 £235 -
North West 0 2 - - 2
Wales -15 2 £250 - 1
East of England -27 2 - - 3
West Yorkshire - 2 £235 -
South Wales - 2 £250 - 1
Devon - 2 £281 - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Somerset - 2 £280 -
Cardiff - 2 £250 - 1
Exeter - 2 £281 - 1
Taunton - 2 £280 -
London +2 1 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £240 - 2
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
South East - - - - 3
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -

Software Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 18 (51.43%) Software Testing
2 16 (45.71%) ISEB
3 13 (37.14%) SQL
4 12 (34.29%) Automated Testing
5 10 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 9 (25.71%) ISTQB
7 7 (20.00%) QA
7 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 5 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Selenium
8 5 (14.29%) Load Testing
8 5 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (11.43%) Python
9 4 (11.43%) Security Testing
9 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Finance
9 4 (11.43%) TDD
9 4 (11.43%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (11.43%) TestComplete
9 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
10 3 (8.57%) Android
10 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (8.57%) System Testing
10 3 (8.57%) Electronics
10 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
10 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
10 3 (8.57%) Oracle

Software Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (8.57%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) GSM
2 1 (2.86%) TETRA
2 1 (2.86%) ZigBee
2 1 (2.86%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.71%) QlikView
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (14.29%) Selenium
2 4 (11.43%) TestComplete
3 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.86%) eggPlant
4 1 (2.86%) JMeter
4 1 (2.86%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (5.71%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Android
2 2 (5.71%) Windows
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Software Testing
2 12 (34.29%) Automated Testing
3 10 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 7 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (14.29%) Load Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 4 (11.43%) Security Testing
6 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (11.43%) TDD
7 3 (8.57%) Migration
7 3 (8.57%) System Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Web Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Test Management
8 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
8 2 (5.71%) V-Model
8 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
8 2 (5.71%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) Python
3 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.71%) C
4 2 (5.71%) C#
4 2 (5.71%) C++
5 1 (2.86%) Java
5 1 (2.86%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.86%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.86%) VB6
5 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.86%) VB
5 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (45.71%) ISEB
2 9 (25.71%) ISTQB
3 7 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle
2 2 (5.71%) Remedy
2 2 (5.71%) Telerik
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
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