The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems 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 Systems Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Test Analyst
Rank 559 529 521
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Test Analyst 12 30 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.061% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.066% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 8
Average daily rate
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£297 £289 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -34.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £275 £225
% change year-on-year
+6.72% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Systems Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Test Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Test Analyst within the UK.

Systems Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Test Analyst within the UK.

Systems Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Test Analyst
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 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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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 -35 11 £294 +6.72% 2
London +2 6 £320 -6.90% 1
South East -13 2 £275 +10.00% 1
City of London +5 1 - -
Guildford - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -

Systems Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems 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 Systems Test Analyst in their job title.

1 13 (48.15%) SQL
2 12 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 8 (29.63%) System Testing
4 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (25.93%) Finance
6 6 (22.22%) Integration Testing
6 6 (22.22%) QA
6 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (18.52%) Retail
8 4 (14.81%) Asset Management
8 4 (14.81%) Banking
9 3 (11.11%) Billing
9 3 (11.11%) Validation
9 3 (11.11%) ISEB
9 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 3 (11.11%) Investment Management
9 3 (11.11%) EMIR
9 3 (11.11%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (11.11%) Test Planning
10 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (7.41%) Automation Testing
10 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
10 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
10 2 (7.41%) V-Model
10 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
10 2 (7.41%) BI-SAM
10 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
10 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence

Systems Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems 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 Systems Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) LiveLink
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Selenium
2 1 (3.70%) TestDirector
2 1 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (3.70%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (3.70%) Toad
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Retail
3 4 (14.81%) Banking
4 3 (11.11%) Billing
5 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.41%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 8 (29.63%) System Testing
3 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Asset Management
6 3 (11.11%) Validation
6 3 (11.11%) Investment Management
6 3 (11.11%) Test Planning
7 2 (7.41%) Automation Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
7 2 (7.41%) V-Model
7 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
7 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (7.41%) ETL
7 2 (7.41%) Migration
7 2 (7.41%) Use Case
7 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) C#
2 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
2 3 (11.11%) EMIR
2 3 (11.11%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (3.70%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) BI-SAM
2 2 (7.41%) thinkFolio
3 1 (3.70%) Open Text
3 1 (3.70%) CODA
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) VeriFone
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