The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 117 123 76
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1003 903 1381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.77% 1.71% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 1.85% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 572 881
Average daily rate
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£310 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £280
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 19
Average hourly rate £30.78 £12.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+156.47% -44.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £11.00 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.24 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £12.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+156.47% -44.18%

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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

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 Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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 +12 917 £310 -6.69% 164
London +1 327 £368 -2.00% 43
South East +7 220 £300 -7.33% 40
Hampshire +30 103 £315 +6.77% 7
City of London -2 92 £400 +6.66% 16
Yorkshire +39 85 £300 +9.09% 21
South West -2 80 £300 -3.61% 16
West Yorkshire +32 70 £300 +4.34% 13
East of England -3 56 £294 -0.42% 11
Scotland -27 56 £300 -7.69% 7
North West +3 46 £297 +15.24% 15
East Midlands +23 44 £250 -6.97% 8
West Midlands -5 41 £300 -14.28% 4
Leeds +11 33 £280 -6.66% 9
Berkshire -15 30 £270 -16.92% 15
Bristol +1 28 £300 -7.69% 4
Edinburgh -22 27 £278 -15.26% 5
Buckinghamshire -16 25 £275 -14.06% 4
Surrey +5 23 £325 -13.33% 7
Manchester +1 22 £300 +12.67% 6
Wiltshire +2 21 £225 -25.00% 2
Gosport -2 21 £315 -
Glasgow -5 19 £338 +22.72% 1
Cheshire +1 18 £281 +17.18% 8
Wales -17 18 £256 -6.81% 8
Southampton +4 16 £303 +0.83% 4
Milton Keynes -24 15 £275 -14.06% 2
Swindon +4 14 £270 -10.00% 1
Northamptonshire +3 13 £175 -46.96% 4
Hertfordshire -6 13 £369 +63.88% 2

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Test Analyst in their job title.

1 670 (33.00%) Test Scripting
2 605 (29.80%) SQL
3 482 (23.74%) ISEB
4 456 (22.46%) Finance
4 456 (22.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 404 (19.90%) HP Quality Center
6 397 (19.56%) ISTQB
7 357 (17.59%) QA
7 357 (17.59%) Software Testing
8 290 (14.29%) Oracle
9 289 (14.24%) Selenium
10 288 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
11 267 (13.15%) HP
12 257 (12.66%) Security Cleared
13 246 (12.12%) Microsoft
14 220 (10.84%) .NET
14 220 (10.84%) Java
14 220 (10.84%) Test Automation
15 215 (10.59%) Banking
16 201 (9.90%) SC Cleared
17 199 (9.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 190 (9.36%) Scrum
19 175 (8.62%) C#
20 171 (8.42%) QuickTest Pro
21 170 (8.37%) Integration Testing
22 169 (8.33%) Test Management
22 169 (8.33%) Automated Testing
23 168 (8.28%) Windows
23 168 (8.28%) Manual Testing
24 164 (8.08%) UNIX

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 50 (2.46%) SharePoint
2 17 (0.84%) WebLogic
3 14 (0.69%) CMS
4 13 (0.64%) Node.js
5 9 (0.44%) WebSphere
6 8 (0.39%) IIS
7 7 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (0.34%) Confluence
7 7 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (0.25%) Apache
9 4 (0.20%) SAS
9 4 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.15%) Adobe CQ
10 3 (0.15%) CICS
10 3 (0.15%) Umbraco
10 3 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.099%) Drupal
11 2 (0.099%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.099%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 90 (4.43%) MS Excel
2 47 (2.32%) MS Office
3 12 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.20%) Mingle
6 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.049%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 61 (3.00%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (0.64%) Markit EDM
5 10 (0.49%) SAP HR
6 9 (0.44%) TRIRIGA
6 9 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.39%) CSG Singleview
7 8 (0.39%) Maximo
8 7 (0.34%) LatentZero
8 7 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.34%) ION MarketView
9 6 (0.30%) SAP CO
9 6 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (0.30%) SAP FI
9 6 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
10 5 (0.25%) SAP SD
10 5 (0.25%) Endur
10 5 (0.25%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.54%) Office 365
2 5 (0.25%) SaaS
3 4 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.099%) Force.com
4 2 (0.099%) PaaS
5 1 (0.049%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.049%) Trello
5 1 (0.049%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.15%) TCP/IP
2 29 (1.43%) HTTP
3 24 (1.18%) SAN
4 19 (0.94%) DNS
4 19 (0.94%) HTTPS
5 16 (0.79%) Wireshark
6 12 (0.59%) FTP
7 10 (0.49%) LAN
7 10 (0.49%) SSL
7 10 (0.49%) Internet
8 9 (0.44%) WAN
8 9 (0.44%) Firewall
9 8 (0.39%) Network Security
10 7 (0.34%) VLAN
11 6 (0.30%) IPsec
11 6 (0.30%) 2G
12 5 (0.25%) Wireless
12 5 (0.25%) ZigBee
13 4 (0.20%) LTE
13 4 (0.20%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 104 (5.12%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (2.51%) Oracle Database
4 42 (2.07%) Oracle Reports
5 35 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 34 (1.67%) Relational Database
7 27 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 26 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (0.89%) MySQL
10 14 (0.69%) Big Data
11 13 (0.64%) Star Schema
11 13 (0.64%) QlikView
11 13 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (0.44%) Data Mining
13 9 (0.44%) DB2
14 8 (0.39%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.30%) DataStage
15 6 (0.30%) MongoDB
15 6 (0.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 289 (14.24%) Selenium
2 171 (8.42%) QuickTest Pro
3 146 (7.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 137 (6.75%) JIRA
5 128 (6.31%) Cucumber
6 103 (5.07%) WebDriver
7 99 (4.88%) Visual Studio
8 80 (3.94%) LoadRunner
9 60 (2.96%) SoapUI
10 56 (2.76%) JMeter
11 49 (2.41%) SpecFlow
12 42 (2.07%) FitNesse
13 40 (1.97%) Jenkins
14 39 (1.92%) TestDirector
15 31 (1.53%) JUnit
16 22 (1.08%) Maven
17 19 (0.94%) Bugzilla
18 18 (0.89%) Toad
19 17 (0.84%) Git (software)
20 16 (0.79%) Sahi
General
1 456 (22.46%) Finance
2 215 (10.59%) Banking
3 117 (5.76%) Retail
4 70 (3.45%) Investment Banking
5 50 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 36 (1.77%) Retail Banking
7 25 (1.23%) Front Office
8 24 (1.18%) Back Office
9 23 (1.13%) Billing
10 17 (0.84%) Automotive
11 15 (0.74%) Legal
12 13 (0.64%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.59%) Marketing
14 11 (0.54%) Advertising
14 11 (0.54%) Publishing
14 11 (0.54%) Electronics
15 10 (0.49%) Games
16 9 (0.44%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.34%) Local Government
18 5 (0.25%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (10.84%) .NET
2 137 (6.75%) Web Services
3 132 (6.50%) XML
4 96 (4.73%) HTML
5 75 (3.69%) SOAP
6 74 (3.65%) ASP.NET
7 59 (2.91%) JSP
8 39 (1.92%) Gherkin
9 36 (1.77%) REST
10 23 (1.13%) WCF
11 17 (0.84%) WPF
12 15 (0.74%) CSS
12 15 (0.74%) Middleware
13 14 (0.69%) .NET Framework
14 12 (0.59%) Mustache
14 12 (0.59%) Sass
15 11 (0.54%) RESTful
16 10 (0.49%) JSON
17 7 (0.34%) J2EE
17 7 (0.34%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 71 (3.50%) Mobile App
2 52 (2.56%) Open Source
3 41 (2.02%) Derivative
4 26 (1.28%) NHS
5 25 (1.23%) Credit Risk
6 24 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 24 (1.18%) AS400
7 23 (1.13%) Client/Server
8 19 (0.94%) Fixed Income
9 18 (0.89%) Mainframe
9 18 (0.89%) iSeries
10 17 (0.84%) Credit Derivative
11 16 (0.79%) Management Information System
12 14 (0.69%) GIS
12 14 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 14 (0.69%) Equities
13 11 (0.54%) IVR
14 10 (0.49%) Market Risk
15 9 (0.44%) iPhone
15 9 (0.44%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 168 (8.28%) Windows
2 164 (8.08%) UNIX
3 81 (3.99%) Linux
4 59 (2.91%) Android
5 54 (2.66%) Apple iOS
6 41 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 38 (1.87%) Windows XP
7 38 (1.87%) Windows 7
8 35 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (1.03%) Windows 2000
10 17 (0.84%) Solaris
11 11 (0.54%) AIX
12 10 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.25%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.20%) HPUX
14 4 (0.20%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.20%) VMS
15 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.15%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.099%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 670 (33.00%) Test Scripting
2 456 (22.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 357 (17.59%) Software Testing
4 288 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
5 220 (10.84%) Test Automation
6 190 (9.36%) Scrum
7 170 (8.37%) Integration Testing
8 169 (8.33%) Test Management
8 169 (8.33%) Automated Testing
9 168 (8.28%) Manual Testing
10 162 (7.98%) Test Strategy
11 161 (7.93%) BDD
12 148 (7.29%) Regression Testing
13 127 (6.26%) Automation Testing
14 116 (5.71%) TDD
15 115 (5.67%) ETL
16 111 (5.47%) Performance Testing
17 109 (5.37%) System Testing
17 109 (5.37%) Waterfall
18 104 (5.12%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 605 (29.80%) SQL
2 220 (10.84%) Java
3 175 (8.62%) C#
4 87 (4.29%) JavaScript
5 52 (2.56%) Ruby
6 32 (1.58%) VB
7 28 (1.38%) T-SQL
7 28 (1.38%) PHP
8 26 (1.28%) VBScript
9 21 (1.03%) Python
9 21 (1.03%) Shell Script
10 20 (0.99%) PL/SQL
11 17 (0.84%) C++
12 16 (0.79%) VBA
13 11 (0.54%) Perl
14 10 (0.49%) PowerShell
15 9 (0.44%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.39%) C
17 4 (0.20%) RPG
18 3 (0.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 482 (23.74%) ISEB
2 397 (19.56%) ISTQB
3 257 (12.66%) Security Cleared
4 201 (9.90%) SC Cleared
5 199 (9.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 51 (2.51%) Degree
7 48 (2.36%) DV Cleared
8 20 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 13 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
10 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.30%) MCSE
11 6 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.25%) MCITP
13 4 (0.20%) CCNA
14 3 (0.15%) MCSA
14 3 (0.15%) CCNP
14 3 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.15%) MOS
14 3 (0.15%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 357 (17.59%) QA
2 12 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
3 11 (0.54%) EMIR
4 7 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.25%) SLA
6 3 (0.15%) TickIT
7 2 (0.099%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.099%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.099%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.049%) GMP
8 1 (0.049%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.049%) WCAG
8 1 (0.049%) MiFID
8 1 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.049%) Basel II
8 1 (0.049%) GAAP
System Software
1 15 (0.74%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.44%) Nmap
3 6 (0.30%) VMware ESX
3 6 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.20%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.099%) XenServer
7 1 (0.049%) NFS
7 1 (0.049%) Xen
Systems Management
1 404 (19.90%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
2 10 (0.49%) Netcool
3 9 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 9 (0.44%) Nessus
4 8 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (0.30%) SCCM
6 5 (0.25%) WebInspect
7 4 (0.20%) OpenView
8 3 (0.15%) nmon
9 2 (0.099%) Oracle EDQ
9 2 (0.099%) Puppet
9 2 (0.099%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.049%) CA LISA
10 1 (0.049%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.049%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.049%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.049%) MOM
10 1 (0.049%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.049%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 290 (14.29%) Oracle
2 267 (13.15%) HP
3 246 (12.12%) Microsoft
4 100 (4.93%) SAP
5 44 (2.17%) Citrix
6 34 (1.67%) IBM
7 24 (1.18%) VMware
8 18 (0.89%) Charles River
9 17 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (0.64%) Business Objects
11 12 (0.59%) Cognos
11 12 (0.59%) Siebel
11 12 (0.59%) Informatica
11 12 (0.59%) Remedy
12 10 (0.49%) McAfee
12 10 (0.49%) ATG
12 10 (0.49%) Cisco
12 10 (0.49%) hybris
13 9 (0.44%) Talend
13 9 (0.44%) Veritas
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