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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 137 129 107
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 856 847 913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.55% 1.64% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.77% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 510 558
Average daily rate
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£313 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £233 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £300 £302
% change year-on-year
-0.83% -0.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.81 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.27% +45.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £25.95 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £137.50 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £34.06 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-55.95% +46.47%

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
50785 47790 46152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.81% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32295 28808 26045
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.64 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -10 754 £310 -4.61% 166
London +3 285 £355 -2.73% 52
South East +10 175 £290 +7.40% 28
City of London 0 77 £375 -9.09% 27
Yorkshire -25 67 £300 - 29
Scotland -14 65 £314 -3.46% 15
South West -16 64 £315 -6.31% 14
East of England +10 54 £290 -10.76% 12
West Yorkshire -23 53 £300 - 16
Hampshire -8 51 £320 +21.90% 7
Edinburgh -13 48 £300 -4.00% 7
North West -32 45 £275 -11.29% 14
Surrey +13 31 £325 +8.33% 11
Berkshire +11 31 £250 -7.40% 4
Buckinghamshire -1 31 £280 - 4
Wales -5 29 £275 - 5
Manchester +1 27 £285 -9.52% 8
West Midlands -6 27 £256 -22.34% 7
Leeds -17 27 £285 +3.63% 11
Cambridgeshire +3 25 £290 -17.14% 4
Milton Keynes -7 23 £280 -1.75% 2
South Wales -6 21 £275 - 5
East Midlands 0 20 £300 +3.44% 4
Bristol -8 17 £300 -14.28% 3
Cardiff -5 15 £275 - 3
Oxfordshire -15 15 £300 +71.42% 1
Glasgow +9 13 £350 -12.06% 2
Bradford 0 13 £315 -10.00% 4
Wiltshire -11 12 £300 +18.81% 2
Tyne and Wear -14 12 £325 - 3

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 580 (31.75%) Test Scripting
2 561 (30.71%) SQL
3 545 (29.83%) Agile Software Development
4 438 (23.97%) Finance
5 401 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
6 400 (21.89%) HP Quality Center
7 399 (21.84%) ISEB
8 343 (18.77%) Software Testing
9 326 (17.84%) ISTQB
10 308 (16.86%) Selenium
11 306 (16.75%) QA
12 284 (15.54%) HP
13 251 (13.74%) Oracle
14 237 (12.97%) Java
15 235 (12.86%) Microsoft
16 216 (11.82%) .NET
17 205 (11.22%) Security Cleared
18 204 (11.17%) JIRA
19 193 (10.56%) Test Automation
20 188 (10.29%) Manual Testing
21 180 (9.85%) Banking
22 177 (9.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 174 (9.52%) Scrum
24 158 (8.65%) UNIX
24 158 (8.65%) Integration Testing
25 155 (8.48%) SC Cleared
26 154 (8.43%) Automated Testing
27 152 (8.32%) C#
28 149 (8.16%) Test Strategy
29 148 (8.10%) Windows

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (2.74%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.31%) CMS
3 23 (1.26%) Confluence
4 16 (0.88%) WebSphere
5 8 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
6 7 (0.38%) SugarCRM
7 5 (0.27%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.27%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.22%) IIS
8 4 (0.22%) Documentum
8 4 (0.22%) Drupal
9 3 (0.16%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.11%) JBoss
10 2 (0.11%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.11%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.11%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.055%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 94 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 55 (3.01%) MS Office
3 8 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.16%) MS Project
6 2 (0.11%) Mingle
7 1 (0.055%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 56 (3.07%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.55%) Markit EDM
5 9 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
5 9 (0.49%) SAP HR
6 6 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
6 6 (0.33%) Summit
6 6 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
7 5 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 5 (0.27%) TRIRIGA
7 5 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.22%) SAP Retail
8 4 (0.22%) LatentZero
8 4 (0.22%) SAP Payroll
8 4 (0.22%) SAP PP
9 3 (0.16%) Cerner Millennium
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.60%) SaaS
2 2 (0.11%) IaaS
2 2 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.11%) Office 365
2 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.055%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.055%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 61 (3.34%) TCP/IP
2 34 (1.86%) SAN
3 18 (0.99%) Firewall
4 16 (0.88%) Wireshark
5 14 (0.77%) DNS
5 14 (0.77%) Internet
6 11 (0.60%) HTTP
7 10 (0.55%) LAN
8 9 (0.49%) WAN
9 8 (0.44%) HTTPS
10 7 (0.38%) SSL
10 7 (0.38%) VLAN
11 6 (0.33%) IPsec
11 6 (0.33%) FTP
11 6 (0.33%) tcpdump
12 5 (0.27%) Network Security
12 5 (0.27%) VPN
13 4 (0.22%) Intranet
13 4 (0.22%) SMS
13 4 (0.22%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 91 (4.98%) Data Warehouse
3 50 (2.74%) Oracle Reports
4 42 (2.30%) Oracle Database
5 33 (1.81%) Relational Database
6 20 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (0.60%) MySQL
9 9 (0.49%) Big Data
10 8 (0.44%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (0.38%) DataStage
12 6 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.33%) SAP BW
12 6 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.27%) QlikView
13 5 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.27%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.22%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 308 (16.86%) Selenium
2 204 (11.17%) JIRA
3 146 (7.99%) QuickTest Pro
4 141 (7.72%) Cucumber
5 112 (6.13%) WebDriver
6 107 (5.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 77 (4.21%) SoapUI
8 76 (4.16%) Visual Studio
9 63 (3.45%) LoadRunner
10 62 (3.39%) SpecFlow
11 60 (3.28%) JMeter
12 46 (2.52%) Jenkins
13 41 (2.24%) Maven
14 30 (1.64%) JUnit
15 27 (1.48%) FitNesse
16 22 (1.20%) TestDirector
16 22 (1.20%) Bugzilla
17 19 (1.04%) Subversion
18 17 (0.93%) Git (software)
18 17 (0.93%) Toad
General
1 438 (23.97%) Finance
2 180 (9.85%) Banking
3 87 (4.76%) Retail
4 51 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 50 (2.74%) Investment Banking
6 25 (1.37%) Back Office
6 25 (1.37%) Retail Banking
7 24 (1.31%) Marketing
8 19 (1.04%) Automotive
9 16 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 16 (0.88%) Games
10 11 (0.60%) Billing
11 10 (0.55%) General Ledger
11 10 (0.55%) Legal
12 9 (0.49%) Electronics
13 7 (0.38%) Front Office
14 6 (0.33%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.33%) Advertising
14 6 (0.33%) Publishing
15 4 (0.22%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (11.82%) .NET
2 129 (7.06%) XML
3 110 (6.02%) Web Services
4 92 (5.04%) HTML
5 76 (4.16%) SOAP
6 71 (3.89%) ASP.NET
7 52 (2.85%) JSP
8 45 (2.46%) Gherkin
9 34 (1.86%) REST
10 23 (1.26%) .NET Framework
11 19 (1.04%) JSON
11 19 (1.04%) Middleware
12 16 (0.88%) CSS
12 16 (0.88%) RESTful
13 14 (0.77%) WCF
14 7 (0.38%) FIX Protocol
15 6 (0.33%) Ajax
15 6 (0.33%) FIXML
15 6 (0.33%) FpML
16 5 (0.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 111 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (2.85%) Mobile App
3 39 (2.13%) Open Source
4 30 (1.64%) Derivative
5 26 (1.42%) AS400
5 26 (1.42%) Client/Server
6 23 (1.26%) Fixed Income
7 22 (1.20%) User Experience
8 20 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 20 (1.09%) NHS
8 20 (1.09%) Credit Risk
9 16 (0.88%) Management Information System
9 16 (0.88%) Smart Meter
10 15 (0.82%) Credit Derivative
10 15 (0.82%) Mainframe
11 14 (0.77%) iPhone
12 13 (0.71%) Data Structures
13 11 (0.60%) iPad
13 11 (0.60%) Computer Science
13 11 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 158 (8.65%) UNIX
2 148 (8.10%) Windows
3 67 (3.67%) Linux
4 55 (3.01%) Apple iOS
5 53 (2.90%) Android
6 31 (1.70%) Windows 7
7 26 (1.42%) Windows XP
8 22 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.66%) Windows 2000
11 9 (0.49%) Solaris
12 6 (0.33%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.33%) AIX
13 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.27%) Windows Phone
13 5 (0.27%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.16%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.16%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.11%) webOS
15 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 580 (31.75%) Test Scripting
2 545 (29.83%) Agile Software Development
3 401 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
4 343 (18.77%) Software Testing
5 193 (10.56%) Test Automation
6 188 (10.29%) Manual Testing
7 174 (9.52%) Scrum
8 158 (8.65%) Integration Testing
9 154 (8.43%) Automated Testing
10 149 (8.16%) Test Strategy
11 147 (8.05%) BDD
12 140 (7.66%) Automation Testing
13 125 (6.84%) Regression Testing
14 124 (6.79%) Test Management
15 123 (6.73%) System Testing
16 119 (6.51%) Waterfall
16 119 (6.51%) Migration
17 110 (6.02%) Performance Testing
18 91 (4.98%) ETL
19 88 (4.82%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 561 (30.71%) SQL
2 237 (12.97%) Java
3 152 (8.32%) C#
4 81 (4.43%) JavaScript
5 45 (2.46%) Ruby
6 28 (1.53%) PL/SQL
7 23 (1.26%) Python
8 21 (1.15%) PHP
9 20 (1.09%) T-SQL
9 20 (1.09%) VB
9 20 (1.09%) Shell Script
10 18 (0.99%) C
11 17 (0.93%) C++
11 17 (0.93%) VBScript
12 16 (0.88%) Perl
13 12 (0.66%) Bash Shell
14 9 (0.49%) VBA
15 5 (0.27%) Groovy
16 4 (0.22%) Scala
16 4 (0.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 399 (21.84%) ISEB
2 326 (17.84%) ISTQB
3 205 (11.22%) Security Cleared
4 177 (9.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 155 (8.48%) SC Cleared
6 44 (2.41%) DV Cleared
7 34 (1.86%) Degree
8 20 (1.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 15 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
10 11 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.38%) MCSE
11 7 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.33%) MCITP
13 4 (0.22%) CCNP
13 4 (0.22%) CCNA
14 3 (0.16%) MCSA
14 3 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.16%) MCTS
15 2 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.11%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 306 (16.75%) QA
2 14 (0.77%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.49%) EMIR
4 8 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.27%) SLA
6 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.16%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.16%) FATCA
7 3 (0.16%) TickIT
8 2 (0.11%) GAAP
8 2 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.11%) MiFID
9 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 14443
9 1 (0.055%) HL7
9 1 (0.055%) DICOM
9 1 (0.055%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.055%) COREP
9 1 (0.055%) Basel II
System Software
1 10 (0.55%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.49%) Nmap
3 8 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.33%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.16%) Firmware
7 2 (0.11%) Snort
7 2 (0.11%) KVM
7 2 (0.11%) XenServer
8 1 (0.055%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.055%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.055%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.055%) Xen
Systems Management
1 400 (21.89%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.49%) Nessus
3 8 (0.44%) Netcool
4 5 (0.27%) Puppet
4 5 (0.27%) WebInspect
5 4 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.16%) SCCM
6 3 (0.16%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.11%) Control-M
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.055%) CORE IMPACT
8 1 (0.055%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.055%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.055%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.055%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.055%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.055%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.055%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.055%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.055%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 284 (15.54%) HP
2 251 (13.74%) Oracle
3 235 (12.86%) Microsoft
4 85 (4.65%) SAP
5 47 (2.57%) Citrix
6 41 (2.24%) IBM
7 26 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
8 22 (1.20%) VMware
9 14 (0.77%) Cognos
10 12 (0.66%) Cisco
10 12 (0.66%) Siebel
11 11 (0.60%) Murex
11 11 (0.60%) Remedy
12 10 (0.55%) BMC
12 10 (0.55%) Business Objects
12 10 (0.55%) Talend
13 8 (0.44%) Informatica
13 8 (0.44%) Sitecore
14 7 (0.38%) Unica
14 7 (0.38%) Neolane
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Wilson HCG
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 3 hours ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 per week
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Parity Resources
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £380 per annum 3 Months
Posted: 6 days ago
Cobham, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago