The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 107 127 77
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1009 852 1320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.85% 1.67% 2.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 1.80% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 528 864
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £238 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £288
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 11
Average hourly rate £31.56 £11.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+174.39% -46.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £11.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.15 £29.90 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £11.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+174.39% -46.51%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50442 47321 53607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.54% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30616 27723 29887
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 2134 2724
Average hourly rate £16.56 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +28 908 £300 -8.39% 208
London +18 325 £351 -6.53% 69
South East +4 211 £300 -10.44% 42
Hampshire +25 98 £315 +1.61% 12
South West +15 96 £300 -2.43% 27
City of London +7 93 £400 +5.26% 24
Yorkshire +34 76 £283 +2.72% 22
West Yorkshire +28 64 £285 +1.78% 13
East of England -1 64 £295 - 9
Scotland -29 60 £300 -4.76% 7
North West +8 44 £300 -6.25% 17
East Midlands +16 40 £240 -16.52% 11
Berkshire -6 37 £255 -32.00% 14
Edinburgh -22 36 £300 -4.76% 4
West Midlands -3 34 £280 -13.84% 7
Leeds +13 31 £275 -6.77% 8
Bristol +6 29 £295 -10.94% 7
Wales -8 28 £300 -0.82% 4
Buckinghamshire -19 27 £268 -17.69% 7
Manchester +12 22 £300 -7.69% 5
Surrey +10 22 £298 -20.66% 7
Gosport -2 22 £315 - 1
South Wales -7 22 £294 +3.52% 3
Milton Keynes -21 21 £266 -19.31%
Wiltshire +9 19 £220 -26.66% 7
Glasgow -5 18 £300 +4.34% 1
Cheshire +5 17 £263 -17.96% 5
Somerset -4 16 £300 +9.09% 2
Cardiff -5 16 £288 +1.32% 3
Northamptonshire +6 15 £225 -25.61% 5

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 695 (33.14%) Test Scripting
2 646 (30.81%) SQL
3 497 (23.70%) ISEB
4 484 (23.08%) Finance
5 475 (22.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 424 (20.22%) HP Quality Center
7 400 (19.07%) ISTQB
8 370 (17.64%) Software Testing
9 366 (17.45%) QA
10 314 (14.97%) Oracle
11 299 (14.26%) Agile Software Development
12 298 (14.21%) Selenium
13 283 (13.50%) HP
14 269 (12.83%) Security Cleared
15 268 (12.78%) Microsoft
16 233 (11.11%) .NET
17 226 (10.78%) Banking
18 216 (10.30%) Java
18 216 (10.30%) Test Automation
19 209 (9.97%) SC Cleared
20 208 (9.92%) Scrum
21 204 (9.73%) C#
22 203 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 193 (9.20%) Automated Testing
24 186 (8.87%) Test Strategy
25 179 (8.54%) UNIX
26 177 (8.44%) QuickTest Pro
26 177 (8.44%) Integration Testing
27 173 (8.25%) Team Foundation Server
28 168 (8.01%) BDD

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 44 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 17 (0.81%) WebLogic
3 14 (0.67%) Node.js
4 12 (0.57%) IIS
4 12 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (0.57%) CMS
5 10 (0.48%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
6 7 (0.33%) Confluence
7 6 (0.29%) SAS
8 5 (0.24%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.24%) Apache
9 4 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.14%) Adobe CQ
10 3 (0.14%) Drupal
10 3 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.14%) CICS
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.095%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.095%) Tomcat
Applications
1 95 (4.53%) MS Excel
2 48 (2.29%) MS Office
3 15 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.19%) Mingle
6 2 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.095%) MS Project
7 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.048%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 58 (2.77%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.81%) Markit EDM
4 15 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.48%) SAP HR
5 10 (0.48%) CSG Singleview
6 9 (0.43%) TRIRIGA
7 8 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.38%) SAP FI
7 8 (0.38%) Maximo
7 8 (0.38%) LatentZero
8 7 (0.33%) Sentinel
8 7 (0.33%) ION MarketView
9 6 (0.29%) SAP CO
9 6 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.24%) Agresso
10 5 (0.24%) MultiFonds
11 4 (0.19%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.43%) Office 365
2 6 (0.29%) SaaS
2 6 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.095%) Force.com
5 2 (0.095%) PaaS
6 1 (0.048%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.048%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.048%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.048%) Trello
6 1 (0.048%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 67 (3.20%) TCP/IP
2 31 (1.48%) HTTP
3 24 (1.14%) SAN
4 19 (0.91%) HTTPS
5 18 (0.86%) DNS
5 18 (0.86%) LAN
6 14 (0.67%) FTP
6 14 (0.67%) Wireshark
7 13 (0.62%) VLAN
8 11 (0.52%) Firewall
8 11 (0.52%) SSL
9 10 (0.48%) Internet
9 10 (0.48%) IPsec
10 8 (0.38%) VPN
10 8 (0.38%) WAN
11 6 (0.29%) 2G
11 6 (0.29%) SIGTRAN
11 6 (0.29%) Network Security
12 5 (0.24%) ZigBee
12 5 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 116 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
3 45 (2.15%) Oracle Database
4 37 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 36 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
6 32 (1.53%) Relational Database
7 31 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 25 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (0.91%) MySQL
10 17 (0.81%) QlikView
11 14 (0.67%) DataStage
12 13 (0.62%) Big Data
13 11 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (0.52%) Star Schema
14 10 (0.48%) Data Mining
14 10 (0.48%) DB2
14 10 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (0.38%) Data Mart
16 6 (0.29%) SAP BI
16 6 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 298 (14.21%) Selenium
2 177 (8.44%) QuickTest Pro
3 173 (8.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 136 (6.49%) JIRA
5 126 (6.01%) Cucumber
6 112 (5.34%) WebDriver
7 107 (5.10%) Visual Studio
8 78 (3.72%) LoadRunner
9 71 (3.39%) SoapUI
10 57 (2.72%) JMeter
11 52 (2.48%) FitNesse
12 48 (2.29%) SpecFlow
13 36 (1.72%) Jenkins
14 35 (1.67%) TestDirector
15 31 (1.48%) JUnit
16 22 (1.05%) Bugzilla
17 19 (0.91%) WinRunner
17 19 (0.91%) Sahi
18 18 (0.86%) Maven
18 18 (0.86%) WATIR
General
1 484 (23.08%) Finance
2 226 (10.78%) Banking
3 119 (5.67%) Retail
4 76 (3.62%) Investment Banking
5 51 (2.43%) Telecoms
6 39 (1.86%) Retail Banking
7 27 (1.29%) Billing
7 27 (1.29%) Front Office
8 26 (1.24%) Back Office
9 15 (0.72%) Automotive
9 15 (0.72%) Legal
9 15 (0.72%) Publishing
10 14 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.52%) Advertising
11 11 (0.52%) Electronics
12 10 (0.48%) Marketing
13 9 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.38%) Games
14 8 (0.38%) Local Government
15 6 (0.29%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (11.11%) .NET
2 139 (6.63%) Web Services
2 139 (6.63%) XML
3 93 (4.43%) HTML
4 88 (4.20%) SOAP
5 66 (3.15%) ASP.NET
6 53 (2.53%) JSP
7 39 (1.86%) Gherkin
8 35 (1.67%) REST
9 29 (1.38%) WCF
10 21 (1.00%) WPF
11 16 (0.76%) CSS
12 13 (0.62%) .NET Framework
12 13 (0.62%) Mustache
12 13 (0.62%) Sass
13 12 (0.57%) Middleware
14 11 (0.52%) JSON
14 11 (0.52%) J2EE
15 6 (0.29%) Flash
15 6 (0.29%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 66 (3.15%) Mobile App
2 50 (2.38%) Open Source
3 44 (2.10%) Derivative
4 32 (1.53%) Computer Science
5 27 (1.29%) Client/Server
6 24 (1.14%) Credit Risk
7 23 (1.10%) NHS
7 23 (1.10%) Management Information System
8 20 (0.95%) AS400
9 19 (0.91%) Fixed Income
10 18 (0.86%) Mainframe
10 18 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 15 (0.72%) iSeries
12 14 (0.67%) Equities
12 14 (0.67%) IVR
13 13 (0.62%) Market Risk
13 13 (0.62%) SWIFT
14 10 (0.48%) STB
15 9 (0.43%) Credit Derivative
15 9 (0.43%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 179 (8.54%) UNIX
2 168 (8.01%) Windows
3 90 (4.29%) Linux
4 51 (2.43%) Android
5 47 (2.24%) Apple iOS
6 43 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 42 (2.00%) Windows XP
8 37 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (1.57%) Windows 7
10 21 (1.00%) Solaris
10 21 (1.00%) Windows 2000
11 11 (0.52%) AIX
11 11 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.19%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.19%) HPUX
12 4 (0.19%) VMS
12 4 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.14%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.095%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.048%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 695 (33.14%) Test Scripting
2 475 (22.65%) User Acceptance Testing
3 370 (17.64%) Software Testing
4 299 (14.26%) Agile Software Development
5 216 (10.30%) Test Automation
6 208 (9.92%) Scrum
7 193 (9.20%) Automated Testing
8 186 (8.87%) Test Strategy
9 177 (8.44%) Integration Testing
10 168 (8.01%) BDD
11 167 (7.96%) Test Management
12 165 (7.87%) Manual Testing
13 129 (6.15%) Automation Testing
14 123 (5.87%) E-Commerce
15 119 (5.67%) ETL
16 116 (5.53%) TDD
17 114 (5.44%) System Testing
18 110 (5.25%) Regression Testing
19 109 (5.20%) Performance Testing
20 105 (5.01%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 646 (30.81%) SQL
2 216 (10.30%) Java
3 204 (9.73%) C#
4 86 (4.10%) JavaScript
5 52 (2.48%) Ruby
6 39 (1.86%) VB
7 30 (1.43%) T-SQL
8 28 (1.34%) VBScript
9 27 (1.29%) PHP
10 26 (1.24%) PL/SQL
11 19 (0.91%) Python
12 17 (0.81%) Shell Script
13 15 (0.72%) C++
14 14 (0.67%) VBA
15 13 (0.62%) Perl
16 11 (0.52%) PowerShell
17 8 (0.38%) C
18 7 (0.33%) Bash Shell
18 7 (0.33%) VB.NET
19 4 (0.19%) RPG
Qualifications
1 497 (23.70%) ISEB
2 400 (19.07%) ISTQB
3 269 (12.83%) Security Cleared
4 209 (9.97%) SC Cleared
5 203 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 63 (3.00%) Degree
7 51 (2.43%) DV Cleared
8 16 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 15 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.19%) MCSE
12 4 (0.19%) MCITP
13 3 (0.14%) MCSA
13 3 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.14%) MOS
13 3 (0.14%) MCTS
14 2 (0.095%) CCNA
14 2 (0.095%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.095%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 366 (17.45%) QA
2 10 (0.48%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.38%) TickIT
4 7 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.29%) EMIR
6 3 (0.14%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.14%) GMP
6 3 (0.14%) SLA
7 2 (0.095%) WCAG
8 1 (0.048%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.048%) Basel II
8 1 (0.048%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (1.24%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.43%) Nmap
4 5 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.19%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.095%) XenApp
7 1 (0.048%) XenServer
7 1 (0.048%) NFS
7 1 (0.048%) Xen
Systems Management
1 424 (20.22%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
2 10 (0.48%) Netcool
2 10 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 9 (0.43%) Nessus
4 6 (0.29%) SCCM
5 5 (0.24%) OpenView
6 3 (0.14%) nmon
7 2 (0.095%) Control-M
7 2 (0.095%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.048%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.048%) Puppet
8 1 (0.048%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.048%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.048%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.048%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.048%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.048%) MOM
8 1 (0.048%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 314 (14.97%) Oracle
2 283 (13.50%) HP
3 268 (12.78%) Microsoft
4 111 (5.29%) SAP
5 43 (2.05%) Citrix
5 43 (2.05%) IBM
6 32 (1.53%) VMware
7 22 (1.05%) Charles River
8 18 (0.86%) Siebel
9 16 (0.76%) Business Objects
9 16 (0.76%) Cisco
9 16 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (0.67%) Informatica
11 13 (0.62%) Cognos
12 11 (0.52%) ATG
13 10 (0.48%) Remedy
13 10 (0.48%) McAfee
14 9 (0.43%) Sophis
14 9 (0.43%) PeopleSoft
14 9 (0.43%) Veritas
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