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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 125 101 116
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 936 1041 784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.73% 1.98% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 2.14% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 701 506
Average daily rate
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£315 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £214 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 6
Average hourly rate £33.00 £41.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.95% +30.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £26.89 £17.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.92 £110.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.03% +39.00%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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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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 -43 776 £315 - 217
London -64 241 £350 -6.66% 73
South East -12 197 £320 +6.66% 30
Scotland +52 128 £300 - 20
Edinburgh +32 81 £290 +5.45% 13
Yorkshire -28 72 £285 +3.63% 29
North West +3 71 £270 -12.90% 17
Hampshire -7 63 £325 +7.43% 6
West Yorkshire -24 58 £285 +3.63% 19
South West -17 53 £310 +3.33% 28
East of England 0 47 £300 - 15
City of London -42 44 £408 +8.66% 32
Berkshire -2 40 £350 +45.83% 2
Surrey +8 36 £350 +7.69% 10
Buckinghamshire -3 36 £320 +25.49% 3
East Midlands -11 32 £310 +11.31% 10
West Midlands -9 30 £295 -21.33% 10
Glasgow +16 27 £275 -8.33% 5
Milton Keynes -7 27 £320 +21.32% 2
Manchester -9 27 £270 -6.73% 6
Leeds -28 26 £293 +6.36% 10
Reading +14 24 £350 +28.44% 2
Bradford +1 24 £273 +0.92% 6
Wales -4 23 £318 +8.08% 5
Bristol +4 18 £293 +6.36% 15
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 18 £365 +32.83% 1
Tyne and Wear -9 18 £365 +25.96% 1
North East -14 18 £365 +25.96% 1
South Wales -6 16 £318 +10.43% 5
Lancashire +19 15 £270 +2.85% 5

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 624 (32.67%) Test Scripting
2 602 (31.52%) SQL
3 591 (30.94%) Agile Software Development
4 483 (25.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 477 (24.97%) Finance
6 408 (21.36%) ISEB
7 336 (17.59%) HP Quality Center
8 319 (16.70%) QA
9 310 (16.23%) ISTQB
10 296 (15.50%) Software Testing
11 279 (14.61%) Selenium
12 245 (12.83%) Banking
13 223 (11.68%) Java
14 221 (11.57%) Microsoft
15 209 (10.94%) Oracle
16 202 (10.58%) Manual Testing
17 196 (10.26%) Security Cleared
18 195 (10.21%) .NET
19 192 (10.05%) HP
20 188 (9.84%) Integration Testing
21 184 (9.63%) Test Automation
22 182 (9.53%) XML
23 175 (9.16%) Regression Testing
23 175 (9.16%) BDD
24 172 (9.01%) UNIX
25 168 (8.80%) Scrum
26 166 (8.69%) JIRA
27 154 (8.06%) System Testing
28 147 (7.70%) Retail
29 139 (7.28%) Analytical Skills

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 36 (1.88%) CMS
2 22 (1.15%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
4 19 (0.99%) WebSphere
5 17 (0.89%) SAS
6 16 (0.84%) IIS
7 14 (0.73%) Confluence
8 9 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 9 (0.47%) MQSeries
9 6 (0.31%) Documentum
9 6 (0.31%) CICS
10 5 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.26%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.26%) Apache
11 4 (0.21%) ATG Dynamo
12 3 (0.16%) Node.js
12 3 (0.16%) JBoss
13 2 (0.10%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.052%) SAP Portal
14 1 (0.052%) Umbraco
Applications
1 107 (5.60%) MS Excel
2 39 (2.04%) MS Office
3 8 (0.42%) MS Project
4 6 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.68%) Markit EDM
3 13 (0.68%) SAP HR
4 10 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 8 (0.42%) Cognos TM1
6 8 (0.42%) Magento
7 7 (0.37%) Cerner Millennium
7 7 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.31%) SAP SD
9 5 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.26%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.26%) SAP PP
9 5 (0.26%) SAP BCA
10 4 (0.21%) Summit
10 4 (0.21%) LatentZero
10 4 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.21%) thinkFolio
10 4 (0.21%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.79%) SaaS
2 5 (0.26%) Google Analytics
2 5 (0.26%) GitHub
2 5 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.052%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.31%) TCP/IP
2 17 (0.89%) HTTP
3 16 (0.84%) Internet
4 13 (0.68%) FTP
5 11 (0.58%) SAN
5 11 (0.58%) Wireshark
6 10 (0.52%) LAN
7 8 (0.42%) ATM
7 8 (0.42%) Firewall
8 7 (0.37%) HTTPS
9 6 (0.31%) WAN
10 5 (0.26%) 4G
11 4 (0.21%) 2G
11 4 (0.21%) IP Telephony
11 4 (0.21%) UMTS
11 4 (0.21%) PBX
11 4 (0.21%) DNS
11 4 (0.21%) 3G
11 4 (0.21%) Diameter Protocol
12 3 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (6.75%) SQL Server
2 126 (6.60%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (2.41%) Oracle Database
4 40 (2.09%) Relational Database
5 36 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (1.05%) DB2
7 18 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
8 14 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (0.73%) SAP BW
8 14 (0.73%) MongoDB
9 13 (0.68%) NoSQL
10 9 (0.47%) DbVisualizer
10 9 (0.47%) Data Mining
10 9 (0.47%) MySQL
11 8 (0.42%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.31%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 5 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.26%) QlikView
14 5 (0.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 279 (14.61%) Selenium
2 166 (8.69%) JIRA
3 137 (7.17%) Cucumber
4 120 (6.28%) WebDriver
4 120 (6.28%) QuickTest Pro
5 83 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 81 (4.24%) SoapUI
7 74 (3.87%) LoadRunner
8 65 (3.40%) SpecFlow
9 61 (3.19%) Visual Studio
10 51 (2.67%) Jenkins
11 34 (1.78%) JMeter
12 28 (1.47%) Git (software)
13 24 (1.26%) TestDirector
14 22 (1.15%) JUnit
15 19 (0.99%) Subversion
16 17 (0.89%) Eclipse
16 17 (0.89%) Maven
17 16 (0.84%) Calabash
18 13 (0.68%) FitNesse
General
1 477 (24.97%) Finance
2 245 (12.83%) Banking
3 147 (7.70%) Retail
4 59 (3.09%) Telecoms
5 54 (2.83%) Investment Banking
6 50 (2.62%) Retail Banking
7 28 (1.47%) Billing
8 24 (1.26%) Marketing
9 21 (1.10%) Back Office
9 21 (1.10%) Legal
10 19 (0.99%) General Ledger
11 16 (0.84%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.68%) Automotive
13 11 (0.58%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
15 7 (0.37%) Publishing
15 7 (0.37%) Front Office
16 6 (0.31%) Electronics
16 6 (0.31%) Advertising
17 5 (0.26%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (10.21%) .NET
2 182 (9.53%) XML
3 99 (5.18%) Web Services
4 92 (4.82%) SOAP
5 66 (3.46%) HTML
6 43 (2.25%) Gherkin
7 40 (2.09%) ASP.NET
8 30 (1.57%) RESTful
9 27 (1.41%) XML Messaging
10 26 (1.36%) .NET Framework
11 23 (1.20%) Middleware
12 22 (1.15%) CSS
13 18 (0.94%) JSON
14 17 (0.89%) REST
15 16 (0.84%) J2EE
16 15 (0.79%) JSP
17 12 (0.63%) WCF
18 11 (0.58%) XSD
18 11 (0.58%) MSMQ
19 9 (0.47%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 139 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (2.09%) Mobile App
3 31 (1.62%) NHS
4 29 (1.52%) Open Source
5 28 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 20 (1.05%) Computer Science
7 19 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 17 (0.89%) Smart Meter
8 17 (0.89%) Credit Risk
8 17 (0.89%) Client/Server
9 16 (0.84%) Fixed Income
9 16 (0.84%) User Experience
10 14 (0.73%) SWIFT
11 13 (0.68%) W3C
12 11 (0.58%) Data Extraction
12 11 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (0.58%) Mainframe
12 11 (0.58%) AS400
13 10 (0.52%) Derivative
13 10 (0.52%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 172 (9.01%) UNIX
2 111 (5.81%) Windows
3 70 (3.66%) Linux
4 42 (2.20%) Apple iOS
5 41 (2.15%) Android
6 30 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (1.10%) Windows 7
9 14 (0.73%) Windows XP
9 14 (0.73%) Solaris
10 8 (0.42%) AIX
11 4 (0.21%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.16%) webOS
12 3 (0.16%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.10%) zOS
13 2 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.10%) VME
14 1 (0.052%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 624 (32.67%) Test Scripting
2 591 (30.94%) Agile Software Development
3 483 (25.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 296 (15.50%) Software Testing
5 202 (10.58%) Manual Testing
6 188 (9.84%) Integration Testing
7 184 (9.63%) Test Automation
8 175 (9.16%) Regression Testing
8 175 (9.16%) BDD
9 168 (8.80%) Scrum
10 154 (8.06%) System Testing
11 138 (7.23%) Test Strategy
12 136 (7.12%) Automated Testing
13 134 (7.02%) Migration
14 129 (6.75%) Waterfall
15 126 (6.60%) E-Commerce
16 120 (6.28%) Performance Testing
17 116 (6.07%) Test Management
18 104 (5.45%) Automation Testing
19 101 (5.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 602 (31.52%) SQL
2 223 (11.68%) Java
3 130 (6.81%) C#
4 67 (3.51%) JavaScript
5 50 (2.62%) Ruby
6 43 (2.25%) PL/SQL
7 35 (1.83%) Shell Script
8 34 (1.78%) T-SQL
9 21 (1.10%) C
10 19 (0.99%) Perl
10 19 (0.99%) Python
11 15 (0.79%) Bash Shell
12 13 (0.68%) VBA
12 13 (0.68%) PHP
12 13 (0.68%) C++
13 11 (0.58%) VB
14 8 (0.42%) Groovy
15 7 (0.37%) XPath
16 6 (0.31%) VBScript
16 6 (0.31%) JCL
Qualifications
1 408 (21.36%) ISEB
2 310 (16.23%) ISTQB
3 196 (10.26%) Security Cleared
4 127 (6.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 125 (6.54%) SC Cleared
6 63 (3.30%) Degree
7 42 (2.20%) DV Cleared
8 18 (0.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 9 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.42%) MCSE
11 7 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
11 7 (0.37%) MCITP
11 7 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
12 6 (0.31%) MCTS
12 6 (0.31%) MCSA
13 4 (0.21%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.16%) CISSP
14 3 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
15 2 (0.10%) CCNP
15 2 (0.10%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 319 (16.70%) QA
2 10 (0.52%) GAAP
3 9 (0.47%) Solvency II
4 6 (0.31%) HL7
4 6 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.16%) FATCA
8 2 (0.10%) Basel II
8 2 (0.10%) Basel III
9 1 (0.052%) DICOM
9 1 (0.052%) EMIR
9 1 (0.052%) COREP
9 1 (0.052%) SLA
9 1 (0.052%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.052%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.052%) MiFID
System Software
1 25 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.63%) VMware ESX
3 10 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.42%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.16%) XenApp
5 3 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.10%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.052%) iptables
7 1 (0.052%) zsh
7 1 (0.052%) Firmware
7 1 (0.052%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.052%) NFS
7 1 (0.052%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.052%) Snort
Systems Management
1 336 (17.59%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (0.37%) Nessus
4 6 (0.31%) Nmap
4 6 (0.31%) Netcool
5 4 (0.21%) CA Endevor
5 4 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.10%) SCCM
7 2 (0.10%) Puppet
7 2 (0.10%) CORE IMPACT
8 1 (0.052%) nmon
8 1 (0.052%) Iperf
8 1 (0.052%) Control-M
8 1 (0.052%) Nagios
8 1 (0.052%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.052%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.052%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.052%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 221 (11.57%) Microsoft
2 209 (10.94%) Oracle
3 192 (10.05%) HP
4 90 (4.71%) SAP
5 37 (1.94%) IBM
6 32 (1.68%) VMware
7 28 (1.47%) Citrix
8 19 (0.99%) Business Objects
9 15 (0.79%) Sybase
9 15 (0.79%) Cognos
9 15 (0.79%) Teradata
10 14 (0.73%) Cisco
11 13 (0.68%) Remedy
12 12 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (0.63%) McAfee
13 11 (0.58%) Murex
13 11 (0.58%) Adobe
14 10 (0.52%) Siebel
14 10 (0.52%) Informatica
15 9 (0.47%) ATG
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