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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Test Analyst
Rank 612 597 559
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Test Analyst 14 15 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.029% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.031% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 15
Average daily rate £270 £294 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +1.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £273 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £385 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £294 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +6.72%
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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 15 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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 14 £270 -8.00% 4
South East +17 4 £415 +44.34%
East of England - 4 £245 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £245 -
Peterborough - 4 £245 -
London +2 3 - -
West Midlands - 3 £300 - 1
Hampshire +6 2 - -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
City of London +33 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +14 1 £270 -
Milton Keynes +3 1 £270 -
Surrey - 1 £415 -
Redhill - 1 £415 -
Reigate - 1 £415 -

Systems Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 23 (56.10%) Finance
2 22 (53.66%) Test Scripting
3 16 (39.02%) SQL
4 15 (36.59%) System Testing
5 14 (34.15%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (34.15%) ISTQB
6 12 (29.27%) QA
6 12 (29.27%) ISEB
7 11 (26.83%) System Integration Testing
8 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (24.39%) Integration Testing
9 9 (21.95%) Software Testing
10 8 (19.51%) Banking
11 7 (17.07%) SWIFT
11 7 (17.07%) Oracle
11 7 (17.07%) SDLC
11 7 (17.07%) Defect Management
11 7 (17.07%) SEPA
11 7 (17.07%) Automation Testing
12 6 (14.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (14.63%) XML
12 6 (14.63%) HP UFT
12 6 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (12.20%) Web Testing
13 5 (12.20%) Manual Testing
13 5 (12.20%) SOA
14 4 (9.76%) HP
14 4 (9.76%) Degree
14 4 (9.76%) JIRA
14 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills

Systems Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Sage 50
1 2 (4.88%) Sentinel
1 2 (4.88%) thinkFolio
2 1 (2.44%) LatentZero
2 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Internet
1 1 (2.44%) Intranet
1 1 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) HP UFT
2 4 (9.76%) JIRA
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (4.88%) Toad
5 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.44%) Introscope
5 1 (2.44%) JMeter
5 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.44%) Selenium
5 1 (2.44%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.44%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.44%) WebLOAD
General
1 23 (56.10%) Finance
2 8 (19.51%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) XML
2 3 (7.32%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.44%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.44%) HTML
3 1 (2.44%) Web Services
3 1 (2.44%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) SWIFT
2 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.32%) Client/Server
3 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.32%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.44%) Equities
5 1 (2.44%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (53.66%) Test Scripting
2 15 (36.59%) System Testing
3 14 (34.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (26.83%) System Integration Testing
5 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (24.39%) Integration Testing
6 9 (21.95%) Software Testing
7 7 (17.07%) Automation Testing
7 7 (17.07%) Defect Management
7 7 (17.07%) SDLC
8 5 (12.20%) Manual Testing
8 5 (12.20%) SOA
8 5 (12.20%) Web Testing
9 3 (7.32%) Change Control
9 3 (7.32%) Data Analysis
9 3 (7.32%) Data Reconciliation
9 3 (7.32%) Data Validation
9 3 (7.32%) Migration
9 3 (7.32%) Validation
9 3 (7.32%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) C#
2 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.44%) C
3 1 (2.44%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) ISTQB
2 12 (29.27%) ISEB
3 6 (14.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (9.76%) Degree
5 3 (7.32%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (7.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (29.27%) QA
2 7 (17.07%) SEPA
3 1 (2.44%) ISO20022
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) CA Wily
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Oracle
2 4 (9.76%) HP
3 3 (7.32%) WorldPay
4 2 (4.88%) Sage
4 2 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.88%) Siebel
4 2 (4.88%) StatPro
4 2 (4.88%) webMethods
5 1 (2.44%) AppDynamics
5 1 (2.44%) BI-SAM
5 1 (2.44%) CA
5 1 (2.44%) Dynatrace
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.44%) SAP