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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Test Analyst
Rank 598 554 571
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Test Analyst 14 32 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.061% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.065% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 17
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£292 £310 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £389 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £283 £269
% change year-on-year
+2.65% +5.01%
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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 12 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 19 September 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 -24 14 £292 -5.88% 1
London +8 7 £320 +3.22%
City of London +26 4 £275 -18.51%
South West -45 2 £283 -15.98%
West Midlands - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Systems Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 9 (31.03%) SQL
1 9 (31.03%) Test Scripting
1 9 (31.03%) System Testing
2 8 (27.59%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (27.59%) Software Testing
3 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (20.69%) Oracle
4 6 (20.69%) Integration Testing
4 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Test Management
5 5 (17.24%) Windows
5 5 (17.24%) Finance
6 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
6 4 (13.79%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (13.79%) UNIX
6 4 (13.79%) HTML
6 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
6 4 (13.79%) JIRA
6 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
7 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (10.34%) QA
7 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
7 3 (10.34%) Investment Management
7 3 (10.34%) Manual Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
7 3 (10.34%) Java
7 3 (10.34%) .NET
7 3 (10.34%) XML
7 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
7 3 (10.34%) DNS

Systems Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (3.45%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.45%) ION MarketView
2 1 (3.45%) Capstone
2 1 (3.45%) Tesseract
2 1 (3.45%) Minerva
2 1 (3.45%) Sentinel
2 1 (3.45%) Maximo
2 1 (3.45%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.34%) DNS
2 3 (10.34%) HTTP
3 2 (6.90%) SAN
3 2 (6.90%) HTTPS
4 1 (3.45%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.45%) SMS
4 1 (3.45%) LDAP
4 1 (3.45%) Internet
4 1 (3.45%) SS7
4 1 (3.45%) ISUP
4 1 (3.45%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (13.79%) JIRA
2 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.45%) Toad
4 1 (3.45%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Billing
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Military
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) HTML
2 3 (10.34%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) XML
2 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.90%) Flash
3 2 (6.90%) JSP
3 2 (6.90%) JPA
4 1 (3.45%) SOAP
4 1 (3.45%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) SWIFT
3 1 (3.45%) FMCG
3 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.45%) IVR
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) UNIX
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000
3 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.45%) Solaris
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Test Scripting
1 9 (31.03%) System Testing
2 8 (27.59%) Software Testing
3 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (20.69%) Integration Testing
4 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Test Management
6 3 (10.34%) Investment Management
6 3 (10.34%) Manual Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
6 3 (10.34%) Project Management
7 2 (6.90%) Performance Engineering
7 2 (6.90%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (6.90%) Migration
7 2 (6.90%) Scrum
7 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.90%) Content Management
7 2 (6.90%) Web Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.34%) Java
4 2 (6.90%) C#
4 2 (6.90%) VB
5 1 (3.45%) Perl
5 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) EMIR
2 2 (6.90%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) HP
3 2 (6.90%) thinkFolio
3 2 (6.90%) BI-SAM
4 1 (3.45%) ION Trading
4 1 (3.45%) Redknee
4 1 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) Fidessa
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.45%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
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