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 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Test Analyst
Rank 596 548 557
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Test Analyst 17 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.055% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.060% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 15
Average daily rate
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£300 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £165 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £370 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £275 £274
% change year-on-year
+8.18% +0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.00 -

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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Systems Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 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 24 October 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 -38 16 £299 -3.62% 2
London -10 10 £400 +29.03%
City of London +11 4 £275 -18.51%
East of England -16 2 £298 - 1
North West - 1 £294 -
Manchester - 1 £294 -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Ipswich - - - - 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -

Systems Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 11 (36.67%) SQL
2 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (26.67%) System Testing
5 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (23.33%) Finance
6 6 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Test Management
7 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Oracle
8 4 (13.33%) Windows
8 4 (13.33%) Asset Management
8 4 (13.33%) Banking
8 4 (13.33%) JIRA
8 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (10.00%) QA
9 3 (10.00%) Investment Management
9 3 (10.00%) EMIR
9 3 (10.00%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (10.00%) Retail
9 3 (10.00%) Migration
9 3 (10.00%) XML
9 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 3 (10.00%) Project Management
9 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
10 2 (6.67%) Flash
10 2 (6.67%) MS Excel

Systems Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.33%) Mingle
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP HR
1 1 (3.33%) Maximo
1 1 (3.33%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
1 1 (3.33%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) JIRA
2 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.33%) Zephyr
3 1 (3.33%) Selenium
3 1 (3.33%) Toad
3 1 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
3 3 (10.00%) Retail
4 2 (6.67%) Billing
4 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.33%) Advertising
5 1 (3.33%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) XML
2 2 (6.67%) Flash
2 2 (6.67%) HTML
2 2 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) FMCG
2 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (26.67%) System Testing
4 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Test Management
7 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Asset Management
8 3 (10.00%) Migration
8 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (10.00%) Project Management
8 3 (10.00%) Investment Management
8 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
9 2 (6.67%) Scrum
9 2 (6.67%) Use Case
9 2 (6.67%) Web Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) ISEB
1 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
1 3 (10.00%) EMIR
1 3 (10.00%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (3.33%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) thinkFolio
3 2 (6.67%) BI-SAM
4 1 (3.33%) VeriFone
4 1 (3.33%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) ION Trading
4 1 (3.33%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco