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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 126 124 107
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1064 982 1097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.90% 1.76% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 1.86% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 619 744
Average daily rate £325 £313 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 11
Average hourly rate £13.43 £37.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.20% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £21.40 £28.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £160.00 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.43 £35.50 £110.00
% change year-on-year
-62.18% -67.72%

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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 917 £330 +4.76% 185
London +32 353 £400 +6.66% 58
South East -17 199 £300 -3.92% 20
Scotland -16 108 £310 +3.33% 16
West Midlands +32 75 £305 +6.08% 14
City of London +44 70 £425 +4.29% 14
South West +30 70 £300 -4.00% 13
North West -7 68 £325 +18.18% 22
Edinburgh -27 46 £310 +11.71% 5
Yorkshire -37 45 £313 +13.63% 34
East Midlands +14 40 £300 -4.76% 7
Hampshire -24 37 £330 +5.17% 4
Kent +5 36 £195 -37.60%
East of England -9 35 £276 -7.91% 12
Manchester -10 33 £300 +11.11% 18
West Yorkshire -34 33 £300 +2.56% 19
Glasgow +15 32 £336 +13.02% 6
Buckinghamshire +2 31 £295 - 2
Surrey -22 31 £381 +17.23% 5
Leeds -11 26 £300 - 13
North East -23 26 £305 -10.29% 5
Berkshire -10 24 £325 - 2
Tyne and Wear -28 24 £303 -11.02% 4
Wales +4 23 £349 +16.33% 3
Wiltshire +7 22 £300 -4.83%
South Wales -7 22 £350 +16.50% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 22 £323 -5.14% 3
Bristol +8 19 £270 -10.00% 5
Cardiff -9 18 £350 +16.66% 2
Milton Keynes -12 18 £300 +1.69% 1

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 732 (34.50%) Test Scripting
2 697 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
3 665 (31.34%) SQL
4 617 (29.08%) Finance
5 479 (22.57%) ISTQB
6 474 (22.34%) ISEB
7 470 (22.15%) User Acceptance Testing
8 368 (17.34%) HP Quality Center
9 362 (17.06%) Software Testing
10 339 (15.98%) QA
11 330 (15.55%) Selenium
12 295 (13.90%) Banking
13 278 (13.10%) Functional Testing
14 274 (12.91%) Oracle
15 262 (12.35%) Microsoft
16 255 (12.02%) Java
17 253 (11.92%) Test Automation
18 247 (11.64%) HP
19 239 (11.26%) JIRA
20 237 (11.17%) Security Cleared
21 231 (10.89%) Manual Testing
22 219 (10.32%) Regression Testing
23 201 (9.47%) Defect Management
24 197 (9.28%) Non-Functional Testing
25 196 (9.24%) Integration Testing
26 195 (9.19%) Scrum
27 187 (8.81%) Cucumber
28 186 (8.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
29 184 (8.67%) BDD
30 183 (8.62%) Retail

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 59 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 32 (1.51%) Confluence
3 23 (1.08%) Node.js
4 20 (0.94%) JBoss
4 20 (0.94%) WebSphere
5 17 (0.80%) SAS
6 12 (0.57%) Tomcat
7 11 (0.52%) CMS
8 10 (0.47%) WebLogic
9 9 (0.42%) IIS
10 8 (0.38%) Apache
11 7 (0.33%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.33%) MQSeries
11 7 (0.33%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.24%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.24%) SAP Portal
13 4 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.14%) ATG Dynamo
14 3 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.14%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 122 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 90 (4.24%) MS Office
3 18 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.66%) MS Project
5 11 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.14%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 23 (1.08%) Magento
2 22 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
4 19 (0.90%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 19 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
5 13 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 11 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
6 11 (0.52%) SAP FI
7 10 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
8 9 (0.42%) SAP HCM
9 8 (0.38%) Markit EDM
9 8 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
9 8 (0.38%) SAP HR
9 8 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
10 5 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
10 5 (0.24%) SAP CRM
10 5 (0.24%) SAP Payroll
11 4 (0.19%) SAP CO
11 4 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
11 4 (0.19%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (0.99%) Office 365
3 16 (0.75%) GitHub
3 16 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.24%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.19%) SaaS
6 2 (0.094%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.047%) FinancialForce.com
7 1 (0.047%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 18 (0.85%) LAN
1 18 (0.85%) WAN
2 17 (0.80%) Internet
3 16 (0.75%) HTTP
3 16 (0.75%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.61%) SAN
5 11 (0.52%) VPN
6 10 (0.47%) FTP
7 6 (0.28%) DNS
7 6 (0.28%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.28%) Intranet
7 6 (0.28%) ZigBee
8 5 (0.24%) Firewall
8 5 (0.24%) Skype
8 5 (0.24%) SSL
9 4 (0.19%) IP Telephony
9 4 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.14%) 802.15
10 3 (0.14%) H.323
10 3 (0.14%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (7.16%) SQL Server
2 102 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
3 67 (3.16%) Oracle Database
4 26 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
4 26 (1.23%) Relational Database
5 24 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
6 23 (1.08%) Data Mining
7 19 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (0.80%) MongoDB
9 14 (0.66%) Hadoop
10 12 (0.57%) MySQL
11 11 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
11 11 (0.52%) SAP BI
11 11 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (0.47%) Pentaho
13 9 (0.42%) Big Data
13 9 (0.42%) DB2
13 9 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.38%) SAP BW
15 7 (0.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 330 (15.55%) Selenium
2 239 (11.26%) JIRA
3 187 (8.81%) Cucumber
4 171 (8.06%) HP UFT
5 139 (6.55%) SoapUI
6 129 (6.08%) WebDriver
7 128 (6.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 105 (4.95%) LoadRunner
9 71 (3.35%) SpecFlow
10 70 (3.30%) Visual Studio
11 62 (2.92%) Jenkins
12 58 (2.73%) JMeter
13 40 (1.89%) Toad
14 38 (1.79%) TestDirector
15 37 (1.74%) WinRunner
16 28 (1.32%) Git (software)
16 28 (1.32%) Maven
17 27 (1.27%) Capybara
18 26 (1.23%) JUnit
19 24 (1.13%) Protractor
General
1 617 (29.08%) Finance
2 295 (13.90%) Banking
3 183 (8.62%) Retail
4 75 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 52 (2.45%) Investment Banking
6 49 (2.31%) Retail Banking
7 24 (1.13%) Front Office
8 22 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 21 (0.99%) Billing
10 17 (0.80%) Marketing
11 16 (0.75%) Electronics
12 13 (0.61%) Back Office
13 12 (0.57%) Legal
13 12 (0.57%) Publishing
14 10 (0.47%) Advertising
14 10 (0.47%) Law
15 8 (0.38%) Games
16 7 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
16 7 (0.33%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.33%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (7.54%) XML
2 139 (6.55%) .NET
3 105 (4.95%) Web Services
4 90 (4.24%) Gherkin
4 90 (4.24%) SOAP
5 73 (3.44%) HTML
6 39 (1.84%) ASP.NET
7 27 (1.27%) AngularJS
8 22 (1.04%) REST
9 21 (0.99%) XML Messaging
10 20 (0.94%) CSS
11 18 (0.85%) Middleware
12 17 (0.80%) Java EE
13 16 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web API
14 14 (0.66%) RESTful
14 14 (0.66%) Spring
14 14 (0.66%) Spring Boot
15 13 (0.61%) WebCenter
16 11 (0.52%) Hibernate
17 10 (0.47%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 146 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 29 (1.37%) Mobile App
4 24 (1.13%) Derivative
4 24 (1.13%) PDA
5 23 (1.08%) Clustering
5 23 (1.08%) Credit Risk
5 23 (1.08%) Data Centre
5 23 (1.08%) Management Information System
6 22 (1.04%) Smart Meter
7 21 (0.99%) NHS
8 20 (0.94%) Equities
9 19 (0.90%) Computer Science
9 19 (0.90%) Fixed Income
10 14 (0.66%) AS400
11 13 (0.61%) IVR
11 13 (0.61%) SWIFT
11 13 (0.61%) User Experience
12 12 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (0.52%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 150 (7.07%) Windows
2 140 (6.60%) Unix
3 81 (3.82%) Linux
4 41 (1.93%) Windows 7
5 36 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (1.41%) Windows XP
8 23 (1.08%) AIX
9 20 (0.94%) Android
10 17 (0.80%) Windows Server
11 14 (0.66%) Apple iOS
12 12 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.33%) Windows 10
14 6 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.19%) Solaris
16 3 (0.14%) VMS
17 2 (0.094%) CentOS
18 1 (0.047%) Mac OS X
18 1 (0.047%) Windows NT
18 1 (0.047%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 732 (34.50%) Test Scripting
2 697 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
3 470 (22.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 362 (17.06%) Software Testing
5 278 (13.10%) Functional Testing
6 253 (11.92%) Test Automation
7 231 (10.89%) Manual Testing
8 219 (10.32%) Regression Testing
9 201 (9.47%) Defect Management
10 197 (9.28%) Non-Functional Testing
11 196 (9.24%) Integration Testing
12 195 (9.19%) Scrum
13 184 (8.67%) BDD
14 173 (8.15%) Automated Testing
15 163 (7.68%) Test Management
16 159 (7.49%) Test Strategy
17 158 (7.45%) System Integration Testing
18 155 (7.30%) Automation Testing
19 153 (7.21%) Waterfall
20 151 (7.12%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 665 (31.34%) SQL
2 255 (12.02%) Java
3 139 (6.55%) C#
4 110 (5.18%) JavaScript
5 88 (4.15%) Ruby
6 71 (3.35%) PL/SQL
7 41 (1.93%) VB
8 39 (1.84%) VBScript
9 36 (1.70%) Python
10 21 (0.99%) VBA
11 19 (0.90%) T-SQL
12 18 (0.85%) PowerShell
13 16 (0.75%) Perl
14 15 (0.71%) C
14 15 (0.71%) Shell Script
15 14 (0.66%) Bash Shell
15 14 (0.66%) C++
16 11 (0.52%) Groovy
16 11 (0.52%) PHP
17 10 (0.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 479 (22.57%) ISTQB
2 474 (22.34%) ISEB
3 237 (11.17%) Security Cleared
4 186 (8.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 156 (7.35%) SC Cleared
6 58 (2.73%) Degree
7 36 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 34 (1.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 33 (1.56%) MCITP
10 30 (1.41%) DV Cleared
11 26 (1.23%) MCSA
11 26 (1.23%) MCSE
11 26 (1.23%) MCTS
12 17 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
13 14 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
14 8 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
15 6 (0.28%) CCNA
16 3 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 339 (15.98%) QA
2 14 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
2 14 (0.66%) HL7
3 12 (0.57%) SEPA
4 11 (0.52%) Solvency II
5 7 (0.33%) SDET
6 5 (0.24%) SLA
7 4 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.14%) FedRAMP
8 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.094%) EMIR
9 2 (0.094%) FATCA
9 2 (0.094%) GPG13
9 2 (0.094%) ISO22301
9 2 (0.094%) WAI
9 2 (0.094%) WCAG
10 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.047%) ISO20022
System Software
1 54 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.27%) Hyper-V
2 27 (1.27%) VMware ESX
3 26 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.66%) Docker
5 7 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.24%) vSphere
7 4 (0.19%) Firmware
8 2 (0.094%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.094%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 368 (17.34%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
3 23 (1.08%) Netcool
4 4 (0.19%) ArcSight ESM
5 3 (0.14%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (0.14%) nmon
5 3 (0.14%) SCCM
6 2 (0.094%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.094%) Nagios
6 2 (0.094%) Opsview
6 2 (0.094%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.094%) SCOM
7 1 (0.047%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.047%) WMI
Vendors
1 274 (12.91%) Oracle
2 262 (12.35%) Microsoft
3 247 (11.64%) HP
4 108 (5.09%) SAP
5 63 (2.97%) IBM
6 60 (2.83%) VMware
7 57 (2.69%) Citrix
8 40 (1.89%) Cognos
9 27 (1.27%) Intel Security
9 27 (1.27%) Murex
10 25 (1.18%) Veritas
11 17 (0.80%) Cisco
12 14 (0.66%) Atlassian
12 14 (0.66%) Red Hat
13 13 (0.61%) Pega
14 12 (0.57%) Informatica
15 9 (0.42%) Rally
16 8 (0.38%) ATG
16 8 (0.38%) Kronos
16 8 (0.38%) Siebel
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stirlingshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Derbyshire
Integrity IT Solutions Limited
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, London - UK
Reed Business Information
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £30000 per annum + Pro rata
Posted: 3 days ago
Stirlingshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Excellent daily rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
West London
IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Darlington
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + some expenses
Posted: 23 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago