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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 99 110 128
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1167 1012 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.05% 1.85% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 2.00% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 611 529
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £218 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £295 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 7
Average hourly rate £23.00 £31.56 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.11% +174.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £14.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £36.15 £29.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £31.56 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-27.11% +174.39%

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +9 1004 £325 +8.33% 194
London +8 344 £364 +3.92% 58
South East +10 257 £326 +8.66% 38
Scotland +34 131 £293 -2.50% 11
North West +17 93 £303 +0.83% 28
Hampshire 0 90 £316 +0.15% 11
Yorkshire -14 82 £295 +4.42% 24
South West -14 82 £300 - 19
Edinburgh +25 81 £300 +2.12% 7
City of London -32 69 £400 - 19
West Yorkshire -21 61 £280 -1.75% 16
Leeds -6 50 £290 +5.45% 7
West Midlands +14 47 £300 +7.14% 7
Berkshire +11 45 £350 +33.33% 7
Surrey +17 42 £374 +25.63% 10
Glasgow +25 38 £283 -5.83% 3
East of England -26 38 £319 +9.44% 10
Buckinghamshire +6 33 £300 +12.67% 1
Manchester +1 31 £325 +8.33% 19
Milton Keynes 0 27 £310 +16.43%
Reading +13 26 £355 +57.77% 4
Lancashire +33 25 £270 +10.76% 1
Leatherhead -7 25 £400 +33.33% 1
Bristol -8 24 £275 -6.77% 7
East Midlands -17 23 £275 +14.58% 10
West Sussex +8 21 £275 -8.33% 1
Wales -10 21 £310 +3.33% 8
North East -18 19 £290 -20.54%
Wiltshire -1 18 £296 +34.65% 2
Cheshire -11 16 £313 +19.04% 4

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 770 (35.60%) Test Scripting
2 665 (30.74%) SQL
3 638 (29.50%) Agile Software Development
4 525 (24.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 508 (23.49%) Finance
6 469 (21.68%) ISEB
7 370 (17.11%) ISTQB
8 369 (17.06%) HP Quality Center
9 343 (15.86%) QA
10 337 (15.58%) Software Testing
11 329 (15.21%) Selenium
12 294 (13.59%) Banking
13 282 (13.04%) Java
14 262 (12.11%) Security Cleared
15 249 (11.51%) HP
16 234 (10.82%) Integration Testing
17 233 (10.77%) XML
18 230 (10.63%) Test Automation
19 226 (10.45%) Manual Testing
20 224 (10.36%) Oracle
21 223 (10.31%) Microsoft
22 203 (9.39%) Regression Testing
23 194 (8.97%) Scrum
24 192 (8.88%) BDD
25 190 (8.78%) .NET
26 188 (8.69%) UNIX
27 181 (8.37%) Automated Testing
27 181 (8.37%) SC Cleared
28 180 (8.32%) Cucumber
29 177 (8.18%) Retail

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 38 (1.76%) CMS
2 29 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
3 23 (1.06%) SAS
3 23 (1.06%) SharePoint
4 19 (0.88%) WebSphere
5 16 (0.74%) IIS
6 15 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 12 (0.55%) JBoss
8 11 (0.51%) MQSeries
8 11 (0.51%) Confluence
9 7 (0.32%) Documentum
10 6 (0.28%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.28%) LiveLink
11 5 (0.23%) ATG Dynamo
11 5 (0.23%) Apache
12 4 (0.18%) CICS
12 4 (0.18%) Node.js
12 4 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.092%) Oracle Coherence
14 1 (0.046%) Alfresco
Applications
1 139 (6.43%) MS Excel
2 40 (1.85%) MS Office
3 11 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.42%) MS Project
5 6 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.88%) SAP HR
3 17 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.60%) Markit EDM
5 12 (0.55%) Magento
6 11 (0.51%) Summit
7 10 (0.46%) SAP FI
8 8 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 8 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
9 6 (0.28%) Cerner Millennium
10 5 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
10 5 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 5 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
11 4 (0.18%) LatentZero
11 4 (0.18%) Maximo
11 4 (0.18%) thinkFolio
11 4 (0.18%) Temenos T24
11 4 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 20 (0.92%) SaaS
2 13 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
3 6 (0.28%) GitHub
3 6 (0.28%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.092%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.092%) Force.com
7 1 (0.046%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.06%) TCP/IP
2 16 (0.74%) Internet
3 14 (0.65%) Wireshark
4 12 (0.55%) FTP
5 9 (0.42%) HTTP
6 8 (0.37%) SAN
6 8 (0.37%) DAB
7 7 (0.32%) ATM
8 6 (0.28%) Wireless
9 5 (0.23%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.18%) DNS
10 4 (0.18%) ZigBee
10 4 (0.18%) Firewall
11 3 (0.14%) 3G
11 3 (0.14%) 4G
11 3 (0.14%) SNMP
11 3 (0.14%) IPv4
11 3 (0.14%) LAN
11 3 (0.14%) 3GPP
11 3 (0.14%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (6.75%) Data Warehouse
2 139 (6.43%) SQL Server
3 59 (2.73%) Oracle Database
4 41 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (1.62%) Relational Database
6 26 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
6 26 (1.20%) DB2
7 19 (0.88%) MySQL
8 18 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
8 18 (0.83%) MongoDB
9 17 (0.79%) NoSQL
9 17 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (0.60%) Data Mining
11 10 (0.46%) DbVisualizer
12 9 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (0.37%) SAP BW
13 8 (0.37%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 7 (0.32%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 329 (15.21%) Selenium
2 180 (8.32%) Cucumber
3 164 (7.58%) JIRA
4 122 (5.64%) HP UFT
5 121 (5.59%) SoapUI
6 119 (5.50%) WebDriver
7 101 (4.67%) LoadRunner
8 99 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
9 65 (3.01%) SpecFlow
10 62 (2.87%) Jenkins
10 62 (2.87%) Visual Studio
11 55 (2.54%) JMeter
12 34 (1.57%) Subversion
13 31 (1.43%) JUnit
13 31 (1.43%) Git (software)
14 22 (1.02%) Eclipse
15 21 (0.97%) Maven
16 20 (0.92%) TestDirector
17 17 (0.79%) FitNesse
18 16 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 508 (23.49%) Finance
2 294 (13.59%) Banking
3 177 (8.18%) Retail
4 99 (4.58%) Telecoms
5 59 (2.73%) Retail Banking
6 57 (2.64%) Investment Banking
7 34 (1.57%) Back Office
8 30 (1.39%) Marketing
9 27 (1.25%) Legal
10 26 (1.20%) Billing
11 25 (1.16%) Manufacturing
12 20 (0.92%) General Ledger
13 17 (0.79%) Front Office
14 16 (0.74%) Automotive
15 10 (0.46%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.42%) Advertising
17 8 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
17 8 (0.37%) Wholesale Banking
18 7 (0.32%) Electronics
19 6 (0.28%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (10.77%) XML
2 190 (8.78%) .NET
3 118 (5.46%) SOAP
4 112 (5.18%) Web Services
5 68 (3.14%) HTML
6 57 (2.64%) XML Messaging
7 49 (2.27%) Gherkin
8 30 (1.39%) ASP.NET
9 29 (1.34%) RESTful
10 27 (1.25%) CSS
11 25 (1.16%) Middleware
12 20 (0.92%) JSON
13 19 (0.88%) J2EE
14 16 (0.74%) .NET Framework
15 14 (0.65%) REST
16 11 (0.51%) JSP
16 11 (0.51%) XSD
17 10 (0.46%) Flash
17 10 (0.46%) WCF
18 9 (0.42%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 171 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (2.31%) Mobile App
3 32 (1.48%) NHS
3 32 (1.48%) Management Information System
4 22 (1.02%) Smart Meter
5 19 (0.88%) Credit Risk
5 19 (0.88%) Data Integration
6 18 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 18 (0.83%) Derivative
7 17 (0.79%) SWIFT
8 16 (0.74%) W3C
9 15 (0.69%) Fixed Income
10 14 (0.65%) Client/Server
11 13 (0.60%) User Experience
12 12 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (0.51%) Mathematics
13 11 (0.51%) EPoS
14 10 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (0.46%) Data Centre
15 9 (0.42%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 188 (8.69%) UNIX
2 114 (5.27%) Windows
3 78 (3.61%) Linux
4 37 (1.71%) Android
4 37 (1.71%) Apple iOS
5 21 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (0.88%) Windows 7
7 11 (0.51%) AIX
8 8 (0.37%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.32%) Solaris
10 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.092%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.092%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.092%) VME
12 1 (0.046%) webOS
12 1 (0.046%) CentOS
12 1 (0.046%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.046%) Debian
12 1 (0.046%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 770 (35.60%) Test Scripting
2 638 (29.50%) Agile Software Development
3 525 (24.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 337 (15.58%) Software Testing
5 234 (10.82%) Integration Testing
6 230 (10.63%) Test Automation
7 226 (10.45%) Manual Testing
8 203 (9.39%) Regression Testing
9 194 (8.97%) Scrum
10 192 (8.88%) BDD
11 181 (8.37%) Automated Testing
12 176 (8.14%) System Testing
13 166 (7.67%) Performance Testing
14 160 (7.40%) Test Management
15 156 (7.21%) Waterfall
16 149 (6.89%) System Integration Testing
17 146 (6.75%) Migration
18 145 (6.70%) E-Commerce
19 141 (6.52%) Test Strategy
20 127 (5.87%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 665 (30.74%) SQL
2 282 (13.04%) Java
3 154 (7.12%) C#
4 75 (3.47%) JavaScript
5 61 (2.82%) PL/SQL
6 51 (2.36%) Ruby
7 42 (1.94%) T-SQL
8 39 (1.80%) Shell Script
9 36 (1.66%) Perl
10 29 (1.34%) Python
11 20 (0.92%) C++
12 19 (0.88%) C
13 16 (0.74%) VBA
14 13 (0.60%) Bash Shell
15 12 (0.55%) PHP
16 10 (0.46%) VB
17 9 (0.42%) VBScript
18 7 (0.32%) PowerShell
18 7 (0.32%) XPath
19 6 (0.28%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 469 (21.68%) ISEB
2 370 (17.11%) ISTQB
3 262 (12.11%) Security Cleared
4 181 (8.37%) SC Cleared
5 164 (7.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 69 (3.19%) Degree
7 39 (1.80%) DV Cleared
8 20 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 12 (0.55%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.14%) CISSP
11 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.14%) MCSE
11 3 (0.14%) MCSA
11 3 (0.14%) MCTS
11 3 (0.14%) MCITP
12 2 (0.092%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.092%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.092%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 343 (15.86%) QA
2 9 (0.42%) Solvency II
3 7 (0.32%) HL7
3 7 (0.32%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.28%) GAAP
4 6 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.092%) Basel II
5 2 (0.092%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.046%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.046%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.046%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.046%) GxP
6 1 (0.046%) SLA
6 1 (0.046%) Basel III
6 1 (0.046%) DICOM
6 1 (0.046%) EMIR
6 1 (0.046%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 18 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.55%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.18%) XenApp
5 4 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.092%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.092%) Firmware
6 2 (0.092%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.046%) zsh
7 1 (0.046%) iptables
Systems Management
1 369 (17.06%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.46%) Nessus
3 7 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (0.28%) Netcool
5 4 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.14%) SCCM
7 2 (0.092%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.092%) Puppet
7 2 (0.092%) Nmap
8 1 (0.046%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.046%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.046%) Control-M
8 1 (0.046%) Nagios
8 1 (0.046%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.046%) nmon
8 1 (0.046%) Iperf
8 1 (0.046%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 249 (11.51%) HP
2 224 (10.36%) Oracle
3 223 (10.31%) Microsoft
4 105 (4.85%) SAP
5 42 (1.94%) IBM
6 34 (1.57%) VMware
7 25 (1.16%) Citrix
8 24 (1.11%) Teradata
9 17 (0.79%) Sybase
10 16 (0.74%) Informatica
11 15 (0.69%) Murex
12 14 (0.65%) Siebel
12 14 (0.65%) Endeca
13 13 (0.60%) ATG
13 13 (0.60%) Cognos
14 12 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (0.51%) Remedy
15 11 (0.51%) PeopleSoft
15 11 (0.51%) Adobe
15 11 (0.51%) OpenText
West Yorkshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £360 Per Day
Posted: 55 minutes ago
United Kingdom
Assurant Solutions Careers
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £325 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £425 per day + D.O.E.
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Search Consultancy
Rate: £0.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Rate: DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £150 - £200 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 5 days ago