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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 89 123 127
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1314 990 903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.24% 1.78% 1.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 1.93% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 577 572
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.78 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.77% +156.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £14.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £34.00 £32.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.78 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-18.77% +156.47%

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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +30 1155 £325 +4.83% 182
London +20 362 £363 +0.69% 43
South East +16 286 £325 +8.33% 35
Yorkshire +7 126 £295 -1.66% 24
Scotland +36 124 £300 - 12
North West +24 115 £313 +5.30% 26
South West +10 101 £300 - 13
West Yorkshire 0 100 £285 -5.00% 14
Hampshire -4 95 £325 +3.17% 9
City of London -11 71 £375 -6.25% 14
Edinburgh +20 66 £300 +8.10% 6
Leeds +4 64 £280 - 10
West Midlands +17 60 £300 - 12
Manchester +14 57 £300 - 14
Buckinghamshire +12 51 £300 +9.09% 2
Berkshire +15 50 £355 +31.48% 7
Glasgow +27 44 £300 -11.11% 6
Milton Keynes +18 43 £300 +9.09% 2
East of England -7 42 £325 +13.04% 19
Surrey +16 41 £374 +15.00% 7
Wiltshire +7 30 £275 +22.22% 3
Bradford +4 30 £350 +32.07% 3
East Midlands -19 28 £300 +20.00% 9
Reading +10 25 £358 +58.88% 3
Leatherhead -4 25 £375 +15.38%
Bristol -7 25 £275 -8.33% 2
Coventry +19 23 £300 +118.18% 3
Swindon +3 23 £275 +1.85%
Wales +1 23 £325 +26.82% 6
South Wales 0 22 £325 +52.94% 4

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 786 (35.10%) Test Scripting
2 699 (31.22%) SQL
3 686 (30.64%) Agile Software Development
4 548 (24.48%) Finance
5 520 (23.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 441 (19.70%) ISEB
7 373 (16.66%) HP Quality Center
8 366 (16.35%) ISTQB
9 342 (15.27%) QA
9 342 (15.27%) Selenium
10 335 (14.96%) Software Testing
11 291 (13.00%) Banking
12 275 (12.28%) Security Cleared
13 272 (12.15%) Java
14 270 (12.06%) HP
15 258 (11.52%) XML
15 258 (11.52%) Integration Testing
16 257 (11.48%) Microsoft
17 253 (11.30%) Manual Testing
18 227 (10.14%) Oracle
19 221 (9.87%) Test Automation
20 220 (9.83%) Regression Testing
21 212 (9.47%) System Testing
22 199 (8.89%) .NET
23 192 (8.58%) C#
24 190 (8.49%) SC Cleared
25 188 (8.40%) Automated Testing
26 185 (8.26%) Scrum
27 182 (8.13%) UNIX
28 181 (8.08%) JIRA

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 42 (1.88%) CMS
2 37 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
3 29 (1.30%) SAS
4 24 (1.07%) SharePoint
4 24 (1.07%) WebSphere
5 16 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 14 (0.63%) Confluence
6 14 (0.63%) MQSeries
6 14 (0.63%) IIS
7 13 (0.58%) JBoss
8 8 (0.36%) LiveLink
9 6 (0.27%) Documentum
10 5 (0.22%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.18%) ATG Dynamo
11 4 (0.18%) CICS
12 2 (0.089%) Apache
12 2 (0.089%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (0.089%) Oracle Service Bus
13 1 (0.045%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 140 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 49 (2.19%) MS Office
3 12 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.27%) MS Project
6 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.80%) SAP HR
2 18 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (0.71%) Markit EDM
4 12 (0.54%) SAP FI
4 12 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
5 10 (0.45%) Magento
6 9 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
6 9 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
6 9 (0.40%) Summit
7 8 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
8 7 (0.31%) Cerner Millennium
8 7 (0.31%) Agresso
9 6 (0.27%) Maximo
10 5 (0.22%) LatentZero
10 5 (0.22%) thinkFolio
10 5 (0.22%) Eagle PACE
10 5 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 22 (0.98%) SaaS
2 13 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
3 8 (0.36%) GitHub
4 6 (0.27%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.089%) IaaS
7 1 (0.045%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.045%) Taleo
7 1 (0.045%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.03%) TCP/IP
2 17 (0.76%) Wireshark
3 14 (0.63%) SAN
3 14 (0.63%) Internet
4 10 (0.45%) HTTP
5 8 (0.36%) DAB
5 8 (0.36%) FTP
6 7 (0.31%) WAN
6 7 (0.31%) LAN
6 7 (0.31%) Wireless
7 6 (0.27%) Firewall
7 6 (0.27%) WLAN
8 5 (0.22%) ATM
8 5 (0.22%) ZigBee
9 4 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.18%) SNMP
9 4 (0.18%) UMTS
9 4 (0.18%) DNS
9 4 (0.18%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.18%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 163 (7.28%) Data Warehouse
3 71 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 62 (2.77%) Oracle Database
5 31 (1.38%) Relational Database
6 29 (1.30%) DB2
7 25 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
7 25 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
8 24 (1.07%) MySQL
9 18 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (0.71%) MongoDB
11 14 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (0.58%) NoSQL
12 13 (0.58%) DbVisualizer
13 12 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (0.54%) Data Mining
14 10 (0.45%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 8 (0.36%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.36%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 342 (15.27%) Selenium
2 181 (8.08%) JIRA
3 179 (7.99%) Cucumber
4 139 (6.21%) SoapUI
5 121 (5.40%) WebDriver
6 115 (5.14%) HP UFT
7 109 (4.87%) LoadRunner
7 109 (4.87%) Team Foundation Server
8 81 (3.62%) Visual Studio
9 72 (3.22%) SpecFlow
10 65 (2.90%) JMeter
11 55 (2.46%) Jenkins
12 31 (1.38%) Git (software)
13 27 (1.21%) JUnit
14 26 (1.16%) Subversion
15 21 (0.94%) Maven
16 20 (0.89%) TestDirector
17 17 (0.76%) eggPlant
18 16 (0.71%) FitNesse
18 16 (0.71%) Appium
General
1 548 (24.48%) Finance
2 291 (13.00%) Banking
3 171 (7.64%) Retail
4 111 (4.96%) Telecoms
5 54 (2.41%) Investment Banking
6 52 (2.32%) Retail Banking
7 31 (1.38%) Marketing
7 31 (1.38%) Back Office
8 28 (1.25%) Billing
8 28 (1.25%) Legal
9 22 (0.98%) Manufacturing
10 21 (0.94%) General Ledger
11 19 (0.85%) Front Office
12 15 (0.67%) Automotive
13 12 (0.54%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.36%) Publishing
14 8 (0.36%) Wholesale Banking
15 7 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
16 6 (0.27%) Spanish Language
16 6 (0.27%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (11.52%) XML
2 199 (8.89%) .NET
3 133 (5.94%) SOAP
4 122 (5.45%) Web Services
5 82 (3.66%) HTML
6 56 (2.50%) Gherkin
7 55 (2.46%) ASP.NET
7 55 (2.46%) XML Messaging
8 39 (1.74%) CSS
9 26 (1.16%) Middleware
10 23 (1.03%) J2EE
11 21 (0.94%) JSON
12 19 (0.85%) RESTful
13 18 (0.80%) REST
14 15 (0.67%) JSP
15 14 (0.63%) .NET Framework
16 13 (0.58%) Flash
17 11 (0.49%) XSD
17 11 (0.49%) WCF
18 9 (0.40%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 179 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (2.10%) Mobile App
3 37 (1.65%) Management Information System
4 25 (1.12%) NHS
4 25 (1.12%) Data Integration
4 25 (1.12%) Smart Meter
5 24 (1.07%) Derivative
6 20 (0.89%) Credit Risk
7 19 (0.85%) SWIFT
8 16 (0.71%) User Experience
8 16 (0.71%) IVR
8 16 (0.71%) W3C
9 14 (0.63%) Computer Science
10 13 (0.58%) Client/Server
10 13 (0.58%) Fixed Income
11 12 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 12 (0.54%) Data Centre
12 11 (0.49%) EPoS
12 11 (0.49%) Mainframe
13 10 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 182 (8.13%) UNIX
2 111 (4.96%) Windows
3 72 (3.22%) Linux
4 38 (1.70%) Android
5 37 (1.65%) Apple iOS
6 19 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (0.67%) Windows 7
9 9 (0.40%) AIX
10 7 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.22%) Solaris
12 4 (0.18%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.13%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.089%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.089%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.089%) VME
15 1 (0.045%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.045%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.045%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.045%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 786 (35.10%) Test Scripting
2 686 (30.64%) Agile Software Development
3 520 (23.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 335 (14.96%) Software Testing
5 258 (11.52%) Integration Testing
6 253 (11.30%) Manual Testing
7 221 (9.87%) Test Automation
8 220 (9.83%) Regression Testing
9 212 (9.47%) System Testing
10 188 (8.40%) Automated Testing
11 185 (8.26%) Scrum
12 171 (7.64%) BDD
13 170 (7.59%) Waterfall
14 168 (7.50%) Performance Testing
14 168 (7.50%) System Integration Testing
15 163 (7.28%) Test Management
15 163 (7.28%) E-Commerce
16 152 (6.79%) Migration
17 146 (6.52%) ETL
18 134 (5.98%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 699 (31.22%) SQL
2 272 (12.15%) Java
3 192 (8.58%) C#
4 100 (4.47%) JavaScript
5 82 (3.66%) T-SQL
6 64 (2.86%) PL/SQL
7 49 (2.19%) Ruby
8 34 (1.52%) Perl
9 31 (1.38%) Shell Script
10 29 (1.30%) Python
11 27 (1.21%) C++
12 17 (0.76%) C
13 13 (0.58%) VB
13 13 (0.58%) Bash Shell
14 12 (0.54%) VBA
15 10 (0.45%) VBScript
16 9 (0.40%) PHP
16 9 (0.40%) PowerShell
17 7 (0.31%) Groovy
18 4 (0.18%) XPath
Qualifications
1 441 (19.70%) ISEB
2 366 (16.35%) ISTQB
3 275 (12.28%) Security Cleared
4 190 (8.49%) SC Cleared
5 169 (7.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 67 (2.99%) Degree
7 33 (1.47%) DV Cleared
8 23 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 13 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.22%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.13%) CISSP
14 2 (0.089%) CISM
15 1 (0.045%) HP AIS
15 1 (0.045%) OSCP
15 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.045%) MCSE
15 1 (0.045%) MCSA
15 1 (0.045%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 342 (15.27%) QA
2 7 (0.31%) HL7
3 6 (0.27%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.18%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.089%) GAAP
5 2 (0.089%) CDISC
6 1 (0.045%) DICOM
6 1 (0.045%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.045%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.045%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.045%) GxP
6 1 (0.045%) SLA
6 1 (0.045%) Basel II
6 1 (0.045%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.045%) Basel III
6 1 (0.045%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.045%) EMIR
6 1 (0.045%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 21 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (0.80%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.45%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.18%) Firmware
4 4 (0.18%) XenApp
5 3 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.089%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.089%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.045%) zsh
Systems Management
1 373 (16.66%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.58%) Nessus
3 6 (0.27%) Netcool
4 5 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.18%) Cisco IPCC
5 4 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.13%) SCCM
7 2 (0.089%) CA LISA
7 2 (0.089%) Puppet
7 2 (0.089%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.045%) CORE IMPACT
8 1 (0.045%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.045%) Control-M
8 1 (0.045%) Nagios
8 1 (0.045%) Nmap
8 1 (0.045%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.045%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 270 (12.06%) HP
2 257 (11.48%) Microsoft
3 227 (10.14%) Oracle
4 103 (4.60%) SAP
5 48 (2.14%) IBM
6 46 (2.05%) VMware
7 29 (1.30%) Citrix
8 24 (1.07%) Teradata
9 20 (0.89%) Informatica
10 18 (0.80%) Murex
11 16 (0.71%) Cognos
12 14 (0.63%) Endeca
13 13 (0.58%) OpenText
13 13 (0.58%) Tableau
13 13 (0.58%) Talend
14 12 (0.54%) Verint
14 12 (0.54%) Sybase
14 12 (0.54%) Adobe
15 11 (0.49%) PeopleSoft
15 11 (0.49%) Cerner
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Rate: £300.00 per day
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Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
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South East
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Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £275 - £325 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
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Rate: From £280 to £330 per annum
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