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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 127 111 115
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 873 840 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.71% 1.74% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 1.88% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 514 502
Average daily rate
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£315 £315 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 3
Average hourly rate £26.25 £32.81 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.98% -0.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.85 £24.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £76.25 £46.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £32.81 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-19.98% -20.95%

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -5 793 £315 -0.47% 218
London +14 323 £350 -2.77% 62
South East +5 184 £295 +1.72% 32
City of London +22 93 £350 -12.50% 33
Scotland +1 71 £313 +4.16% 14
East of England +33 65 £290 -5.30% 13
Yorkshire -29 61 £310 +3.33% 34
South West +4 59 £313 -8.75% 28
Edinburgh -7 49 £300 - 5
Hampshire -15 48 £300 +11.11% 7
Berkshire -3 47 £287 -4.33% 7
Cambridgeshire +23 45 £290 +7.90% 3
West Yorkshire -35 41 £313 +4.16% 19
North West -26 39 £275 -9.83% 24
Buckinghamshire -10 25 £280 +2.75% 4
West Midlands -9 24 £310 +11.82% 10
Surrey +7 23 £300 -18.91% 6
East Midlands +2 20 £300 - 7
Milton Keynes -4 20 £280 -4.68% 3
Manchester -6 20 £275 -12.69% 14
Bristol +6 19 £315 -12.50% 9
South Yorkshire +10 15 £313 +73.61% 4
Bradford +2 15 £328 -6.42% 3
Wiltshire -1 15 £300 +23.71% 2
Leeds -37 15 £256 -14.58% 12
Cambridge - 15 £263 - 1
Glasgow +6 14 £350 +18.24% 3
Oxfordshire -5 14 £295 +38.82% 1
Bracknell -7 14 £253 -19.58%
Swindon -1 12 £313 +2.45% 2

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 566 (32.07%) Agile Software Development
2 540 (30.59%) Test Scripting
3 534 (30.25%) SQL
4 440 (24.93%) Finance
5 407 (23.06%) User Acceptance Testing
6 362 (20.51%) HP Quality Center
7 354 (20.06%) ISEB
8 316 (17.90%) Selenium
9 313 (17.73%) Software Testing
10 283 (16.03%) ISTQB
11 281 (15.92%) QA
12 246 (13.94%) HP
13 234 (13.26%) Java
14 222 (12.58%) .NET
15 218 (12.35%) Oracle
16 215 (12.18%) JIRA
17 213 (12.07%) Microsoft
18 190 (10.76%) Test Automation
19 188 (10.65%) Security Cleared
20 186 (10.54%) Manual Testing
21 185 (10.48%) Banking
22 162 (9.18%) Scrum
23 160 (9.07%) BDD
24 144 (8.16%) Integration Testing
25 143 (8.10%) C#
26 142 (8.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
27 139 (7.88%) Cucumber
27 139 (7.88%) QuickTest Pro
28 137 (7.76%) UNIX
29 135 (7.65%) XML

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 37 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 27 (1.53%) CMS
3 26 (1.47%) Confluence
4 16 (0.91%) WebSphere
5 7 (0.40%) SugarCRM
5 7 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (0.40%) IIS
6 6 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (0.28%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.28%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.23%) Documentum
9 3 (0.17%) CICS
9 3 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.17%) Drupal
10 2 (0.11%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.11%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.11%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.11%) JBoss
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.057%) LiveLink
Applications
1 85 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 47 (2.66%) MS Office
3 8 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 46 (2.61%) Oracle EBS
2 31 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.57%) Cognos TM1
5 9 (0.51%) Markit EDM
5 9 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 7 (0.40%) Summit
6 7 (0.40%) SAP HR
6 7 (0.40%) SAP SD
6 7 (0.40%) SAP PP
7 6 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.28%) SAP Retail
9 4 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.23%) SAP BCA
10 3 (0.17%) SAP Payroll
10 3 (0.17%) LatentZero
10 3 (0.17%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.68%) SaaS
2 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.11%) Office 365
3 2 (0.11%) GitHub
3 2 (0.11%) IaaS
4 1 (0.057%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.00%) TCP/IP
2 30 (1.70%) SAN
3 21 (1.19%) Firewall
4 17 (0.96%) Wireshark
5 16 (0.91%) HTTP
6 15 (0.85%) Internet
7 12 (0.68%) WAN
7 12 (0.68%) DNS
8 11 (0.62%) LAN
9 8 (0.45%) HTTPS
10 7 (0.40%) SSL
11 6 (0.34%) tcpdump
11 6 (0.34%) FTP
12 5 (0.28%) IP Telephony
13 4 (0.23%) Network Security
13 4 (0.23%) 4G
13 4 (0.23%) PuTTY
13 4 (0.23%) PBX
13 4 (0.23%) SMS
13 4 (0.23%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (5.55%) SQL Server
2 79 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
3 47 (2.66%) Oracle Reports
4 44 (2.49%) Oracle Database
5 29 (1.64%) Relational Database
6 18 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (0.68%) SAP BW
8 10 (0.57%) MySQL
9 9 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (0.51%) Big Data
10 8 (0.45%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.28%) DataStage
11 5 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.23%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.23%) Oracle ODI
12 4 (0.23%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 316 (17.90%) Selenium
2 215 (12.18%) JIRA
3 139 (7.88%) Cucumber
3 139 (7.88%) QuickTest Pro
4 122 (6.91%) WebDriver
5 84 (4.76%) SoapUI
6 80 (4.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 72 (4.08%) Visual Studio
8 63 (3.57%) LoadRunner
9 60 (3.40%) SpecFlow
10 57 (3.23%) JMeter
11 47 (2.66%) Jenkins
12 40 (2.27%) Maven
13 27 (1.53%) JUnit
14 23 (1.30%) TestDirector
15 20 (1.13%) Git (software)
15 20 (1.13%) Subversion
16 19 (1.08%) FitNesse
17 18 (1.02%) Bugzilla
18 17 (0.96%) Toad
General
1 440 (24.93%) Finance
2 185 (10.48%) Banking
3 93 (5.27%) Retail
4 52 (2.95%) Investment Banking
5 47 (2.66%) Telecoms
6 24 (1.36%) Retail Banking
7 23 (1.30%) Marketing
8 22 (1.25%) Back Office
9 17 (0.96%) Games
10 15 (0.85%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.79%) Automotive
12 13 (0.74%) Billing
13 9 (0.51%) General Ledger
14 8 (0.45%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.40%) Electronics
16 6 (0.34%) Legal
16 6 (0.34%) Publishing
17 4 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
17 4 (0.23%) Front Office
18 3 (0.17%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (12.58%) .NET
2 135 (7.65%) XML
3 99 (5.61%) Web Services
4 84 (4.76%) SOAP
5 83 (4.70%) HTML
6 70 (3.97%) ASP.NET
7 44 (2.49%) JSP
8 36 (2.04%) Gherkin
9 35 (1.98%) REST
10 30 (1.70%) .NET Framework
11 20 (1.13%) RESTful
12 19 (1.08%) JSON
12 19 (1.08%) CSS
12 19 (1.08%) Middleware
13 14 (0.79%) WCF
14 9 (0.51%) FIXML
14 9 (0.51%) FpML
15 6 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
15 6 (0.34%) WPF
15 6 (0.34%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 103 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (2.66%) Mobile App
3 38 (2.15%) Open Source
4 30 (1.70%) Client/Server
5 26 (1.47%) Derivative
5 26 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 25 (1.42%) Fixed Income
6 25 (1.42%) AS400
7 22 (1.25%) NHS
8 20 (1.13%) User Experience
8 20 (1.13%) Credit Risk
8 20 (1.13%) Management Information System
9 16 (0.91%) Smart Meter
10 15 (0.85%) Mainframe
11 11 (0.62%) Credit Derivative
11 11 (0.62%) Computer Science
11 11 (0.62%) iPhone
11 11 (0.62%) iPad
12 10 (0.57%) IVR
13 8 (0.45%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 137 (7.76%) UNIX
2 132 (7.48%) Windows
3 62 (3.51%) Linux
4 53 (3.00%) Android
5 52 (2.95%) Apple iOS
6 32 (1.81%) Windows 7
7 28 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (1.42%) Windows XP
9 22 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (0.62%) Solaris
11 10 (0.57%) Windows 2000
12 8 (0.45%) AIX
13 6 (0.34%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.23%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.17%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.17%) webOS
16 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.11%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 566 (32.07%) Agile Software Development
2 540 (30.59%) Test Scripting
3 407 (23.06%) User Acceptance Testing
4 313 (17.73%) Software Testing
5 190 (10.76%) Test Automation
6 186 (10.54%) Manual Testing
7 162 (9.18%) Scrum
8 160 (9.07%) BDD
9 144 (8.16%) Integration Testing
10 135 (7.65%) Automated Testing
11 133 (7.54%) Automation Testing
12 132 (7.48%) Test Strategy
13 129 (7.31%) System Testing
14 128 (7.25%) Regression Testing
15 124 (7.03%) Migration
16 122 (6.91%) Waterfall
17 109 (6.18%) Performance Testing
18 99 (5.61%) Test Management
19 86 (4.87%) E-Commerce
19 86 (4.87%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 534 (30.25%) SQL
2 234 (13.26%) Java
3 143 (8.10%) C#
4 81 (4.59%) JavaScript
5 51 (2.89%) Ruby
6 32 (1.81%) PL/SQL
7 23 (1.30%) Shell Script
8 21 (1.19%) C
9 19 (1.08%) PHP
9 19 (1.08%) Python
10 18 (1.02%) VB
11 17 (0.96%) T-SQL
11 17 (0.96%) Perl
11 17 (0.96%) C++
12 15 (0.85%) Bash Shell
13 12 (0.68%) VBA
14 8 (0.45%) VBScript
15 7 (0.40%) Scala
16 5 (0.28%) Groovy
17 3 (0.17%) JCL
Qualifications
1 354 (20.06%) ISEB
2 283 (16.03%) ISTQB
3 188 (10.65%) Security Cleared
4 142 (8.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 132 (7.48%) SC Cleared
6 42 (2.38%) DV Cleared
7 29 (1.64%) Degree
8 20 (1.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 14 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
11 11 (0.62%) MCSE
12 8 (0.45%) MCITP
13 7 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.34%) MCSA
14 6 (0.34%) MCTS
15 5 (0.28%) CCNP
15 5 (0.28%) CCNA
15 5 (0.28%) BC Cleared
16 2 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
17 1 (0.057%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 281 (15.92%) QA
2 13 (0.74%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.45%) Solvency II
3 8 (0.45%) EMIR
3 8 (0.45%) GAAP
4 7 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.17%) MiFID
6 3 (0.17%) SLA
6 3 (0.17%) FATCA
7 2 (0.11%) HL7
7 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.11%) Basel III
7 2 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.11%) Basel II
8 1 (0.057%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.057%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.057%) COREP
8 1 (0.057%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 19 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.51%) VMware ESX
2 9 (0.51%) Nmap
3 8 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.11%) KVM
6 2 (0.11%) Firmware
6 2 (0.11%) Snort
7 1 (0.057%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.057%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.057%) NFS
7 1 (0.057%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 362 (20.51%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (0.51%) Nessus
3 9 (0.51%) Netcool
4 4 (0.23%) Puppet
4 4 (0.23%) WebInspect
5 3 (0.17%) CA Endevor
6 2 (0.11%) SCCM
6 2 (0.11%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle EDQ
6 2 (0.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.11%) Control-M
7 1 (0.057%) CA SiteMinder
7 1 (0.057%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.057%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.057%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.057%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.057%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 246 (13.94%) HP
2 218 (12.35%) Oracle
3 213 (12.07%) Microsoft
4 91 (5.16%) SAP
5 42 (2.38%) Citrix
6 37 (2.10%) IBM
7 26 (1.47%) VMware
8 23 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (0.96%) Murex
10 15 (0.85%) Cognos
11 12 (0.68%) Cisco
11 12 (0.68%) Business Objects
12 10 (0.57%) McAfee
13 9 (0.51%) Siebel
14 8 (0.45%) Talend
14 8 (0.45%) Remedy
14 8 (0.45%) Informatica
15 7 (0.40%) Veritas
15 7 (0.40%) Red Hat
15 7 (0.40%) BMC
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: car plus bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Speke, Liverpool
ROQ IT Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 22 hours ago
UK
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £333.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Sanderson
Rate: £0.00 - £340.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + non-negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £150 - 210 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £275 - £300 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago