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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 124 129 77
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 971 887 1343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.69% 1.68% 2.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 1.81% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 555 863
Average daily rate
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£315 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £238 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £449 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 18
Average hourly rate £32.03 £26.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.85% +20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.78 £11.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £26.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.85% +23.25%

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 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 +10 878 £315 -6.66% 162
London +5 332 £375 - 42
South East +31 203 £300 -6.25% 37
Hampshire +38 95 £315 +8.62% 6
City of London +4 91 £400 +6.66% 21
South West -10 74 £300 -7.69% 16
Yorkshire +14 71 £300 +14.28% 23
West Yorkshire +18 57 £300 +20.00% 16
Scotland -33 48 £300 -4.00% 9
East Midlands +24 46 £250 -9.09% 6
North West +7 46 £300 +20.60% 14
East of England 0 45 £325 +3.17% 15
West Midlands -19 38 £350 - 5
Wales -1 33 £275 +14.58% 10
Leeds +7 30 £280 +1.81% 13
Bristol +8 29 £298 -8.46% 5
Buckinghamshire -1 27 £271 -2.25% 5
Berkshire -19 25 £259 -17.85% 10
Wiltshire +9 21 £270 -1.81% 2
Surrey -7 21 £350 -7.89% 10
Glasgow -3 20 £319 +10.86% 5
Cheshire +11 18 £310 +29.16% 4
Manchester -6 18 £291 +12.81% 8
Southampton - 18 £313 - 2
Swansea - 18 £290 - 4
West Wales - 18 £290 - 4
Swindon +7 15 £273 -0.90% 1
Edinburgh -25 15 £300 - 2
South Wales -7 14 £219 -7.89% 6
Milton Keynes -15 14 £275 -0.90% 2

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 674 (33.30%) Test Scripting
2 596 (29.45%) Agile Software Development
3 594 (29.35%) SQL
4 478 (23.62%) ISEB
5 445 (21.99%) User Acceptance Testing
6 436 (21.54%) Finance
7 426 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
8 391 (19.32%) ISTQB
9 359 (17.74%) QA
10 349 (17.24%) Software Testing
11 305 (15.07%) Selenium
12 288 (14.23%) Oracle
13 283 (13.98%) HP
14 247 (12.20%) Security Cleared
15 236 (11.66%) Microsoft
16 228 (11.26%) Java
17 225 (11.12%) .NET
18 224 (11.07%) Test Automation
19 209 (10.33%) Banking
20 198 (9.78%) Scrum
21 196 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 195 (9.63%) Manual Testing
23 191 (9.44%) SC Cleared
24 179 (8.84%) C#
25 178 (8.79%) QuickTest Pro
26 173 (8.55%) Windows
27 171 (8.45%) UNIX
28 168 (8.30%) Test Management
29 164 (8.10%) Automated Testing
30 160 (7.91%) Test Strategy

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 51 (2.52%) SharePoint
2 18 (0.89%) WebLogic
3 14 (0.69%) CMS
4 9 (0.44%) Node.js
4 9 (0.44%) Confluence
5 8 (0.40%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (0.35%) IIS
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (0.20%) Documentum
8 4 (0.20%) Apache
8 4 (0.20%) SAS
8 4 (0.20%) SugarCRM
9 3 (0.15%) Drupal
9 3 (0.15%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.15%) CICS
10 2 (0.099%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.099%) Tomcat
Applications
1 91 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 47 (2.32%) MS Office
3 11 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.20%) Mingle
6 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.049%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 60 (2.96%) Oracle EBS
2 30 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.64%) Markit EDM
4 12 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 11 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.44%) TRIRIGA
7 8 (0.40%) CSG Singleview
7 8 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.40%) Maximo
8 6 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.30%) SAP HR
8 6 (0.30%) LatentZero
8 6 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
9 5 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.25%) Sentinel
9 5 (0.25%) Endur
9 5 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
10 4 (0.20%) SAP SD
10 4 (0.20%) SAP FI
10 4 (0.20%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.54%) Office 365
2 4 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.20%) SaaS
3 3 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.099%) PaaS
4 2 (0.099%) IaaS
5 1 (0.049%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.049%) Trello
5 1 (0.049%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 68 (3.36%) TCP/IP
2 26 (1.28%) HTTP
3 24 (1.19%) DNS
3 24 (1.19%) SAN
4 20 (0.99%) Firewall
5 19 (0.94%) Wireshark
5 19 (0.94%) HTTPS
6 14 (0.69%) FTP
7 12 (0.59%) Internet
8 10 (0.49%) LAN
9 9 (0.44%) Network Security
9 9 (0.44%) WAN
9 9 (0.44%) SSL
10 7 (0.35%) 2G
10 7 (0.35%) IPsec
11 6 (0.30%) VLAN
11 6 (0.30%) tcpdump
12 5 (0.25%) ZigBee
12 5 (0.25%) Wireless
12 5 (0.25%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 98 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (2.52%) Oracle Database
4 40 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
5 31 (1.53%) Relational Database
6 25 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (0.74%) MySQL
10 11 (0.54%) QlikView
10 11 (0.54%) Star Schema
11 10 (0.49%) Big Data
12 8 (0.40%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.40%) DataStage
12 8 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (0.35%) Oracle BI EE
14 6 (0.30%) Data Mining
14 6 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (0.30%) MongoDB
14 6 (0.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 305 (15.07%) Selenium
2 178 (8.79%) QuickTest Pro
3 156 (7.71%) JIRA
4 139 (6.87%) Cucumber
5 135 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 100 (4.94%) WebDriver
7 91 (4.50%) Visual Studio
8 79 (3.90%) LoadRunner
9 62 (3.06%) JMeter
10 61 (3.01%) SoapUI
11 51 (2.52%) SpecFlow
12 40 (1.98%) Jenkins
13 39 (1.93%) Maven
14 38 (1.88%) FitNesse
14 38 (1.88%) JUnit
15 34 (1.68%) TestDirector
16 24 (1.19%) Bugzilla
17 20 (0.99%) Toad
17 20 (0.99%) Subversion
18 16 (0.79%) Eclipse
General
1 436 (21.54%) Finance
2 209 (10.33%) Banking
3 115 (5.68%) Retail
4 64 (3.16%) Investment Banking
5 50 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 35 (1.73%) Retail Banking
7 21 (1.04%) Front Office
8 20 (0.99%) Billing
9 18 (0.89%) Back Office
10 16 (0.79%) Automotive
11 15 (0.74%) Marketing
11 15 (0.74%) Legal
11 15 (0.74%) Manufacturing
12 12 (0.59%) Electronics
13 11 (0.54%) Games
14 10 (0.49%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.49%) Publishing
15 9 (0.44%) Advertising
16 7 (0.35%) Local Government
17 4 (0.20%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (11.12%) .NET
2 143 (7.07%) XML
3 130 (6.42%) Web Services
4 86 (4.25%) HTML
5 81 (4.00%) SOAP
6 71 (3.51%) ASP.NET
7 58 (2.87%) JSP
8 44 (2.17%) REST
9 41 (2.03%) Gherkin
10 22 (1.09%) WCF
11 20 (0.99%) JSON
12 19 (0.94%) .NET Framework
13 17 (0.84%) Middleware
14 16 (0.79%) WPF
15 13 (0.64%) CSS
16 11 (0.54%) RESTful
17 9 (0.44%) FIX Protocol
18 8 (0.40%) Mustache
18 8 (0.40%) Sass
19 7 (0.35%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 138 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (3.61%) Mobile App
3 62 (3.06%) Open Source
4 40 (1.98%) Derivative
5 29 (1.43%) Client/Server
6 26 (1.28%) AS400
6 26 (1.28%) NHS
7 24 (1.19%) Credit Risk
7 24 (1.19%) User Experience
8 23 (1.14%) Fixed Income
9 20 (0.99%) Mainframe
9 20 (0.99%) Computer Science
10 19 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 18 (0.89%) Credit Derivative
12 17 (0.84%) Management Information System
13 16 (0.79%) IVR
13 16 (0.79%) Equities
14 15 (0.74%) iSeries
14 15 (0.74%) GIS
15 13 (0.64%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 173 (8.55%) Windows
2 171 (8.45%) UNIX
3 73 (3.61%) Linux
4 59 (2.92%) Android
5 55 (2.72%) Apple iOS
6 34 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (1.68%) Windows 7
7 32 (1.58%) Windows XP
8 29 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (1.04%) Windows 2000
10 17 (0.84%) Solaris
11 9 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.44%) AIX
12 5 (0.25%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.20%) Windows NT
13 4 (0.20%) VMS
13 4 (0.20%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.15%) HPUX
15 2 (0.099%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.099%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 674 (33.30%) Test Scripting
2 596 (29.45%) Agile Software Development
3 445 (21.99%) User Acceptance Testing
4 349 (17.24%) Software Testing
5 224 (11.07%) Test Automation
6 198 (9.78%) Scrum
7 195 (9.63%) Manual Testing
8 168 (8.30%) Test Management
9 164 (8.10%) Automated Testing
10 160 (7.91%) Test Strategy
11 158 (7.81%) Integration Testing
12 151 (7.46%) BDD
13 137 (6.77%) Automation Testing
14 136 (6.72%) Regression Testing
15 124 (6.13%) Waterfall
16 123 (6.08%) Performance Testing
17 116 (5.73%) TDD
18 113 (5.58%) System Testing
19 109 (5.39%) ETL
20 105 (5.19%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 594 (29.35%) SQL
2 228 (11.26%) Java
3 179 (8.84%) C#
4 83 (4.10%) JavaScript
5 46 (2.27%) Ruby
6 34 (1.68%) VB
7 26 (1.28%) VBScript
7 26 (1.28%) PHP
8 25 (1.24%) T-SQL
9 23 (1.14%) PL/SQL
10 21 (1.04%) Python
10 21 (1.04%) Shell Script
11 19 (0.94%) C++
12 16 (0.79%) VBA
13 13 (0.64%) C
14 12 (0.59%) Perl
14 12 (0.59%) Bash Shell
15 9 (0.44%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.25%) Scala
17 4 (0.20%) RPG
Qualifications
1 478 (23.62%) ISEB
2 391 (19.32%) ISTQB
3 247 (12.20%) Security Cleared
4 196 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 191 (9.44%) SC Cleared
6 48 (2.37%) DV Cleared
7 42 (2.08%) Degree
8 22 (1.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 11 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
10 8 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.25%) MCSE
13 4 (0.20%) CCNA
13 4 (0.20%) MCITP
14 3 (0.15%) MOS
14 3 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.15%) CCNP
15 2 (0.099%) MCSA
15 2 (0.099%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 359 (17.74%) QA
2 13 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
3 12 (0.59%) EMIR
4 10 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.25%) SLA
6 3 (0.15%) TickIT
7 2 (0.099%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.099%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.049%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.049%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.049%) HL7
8 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.049%) MiFID
8 1 (0.049%) WCAG
8 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 14443
8 1 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.049%) GAAP
8 1 (0.049%) GMP
System Software
1 14 (0.69%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.44%) Nmap
3 7 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.25%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.15%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.099%) XenServer
7 2 (0.099%) KVM
8 1 (0.049%) Xen
8 1 (0.049%) NFS
Systems Management
1 426 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.44%) Nessus
2 9 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 8 (0.40%) Netcool
3 8 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (0.30%) WebInspect
4 6 (0.30%) SCCM
5 4 (0.20%) OpenView
5 4 (0.20%) Puppet
6 3 (0.15%) nmon
7 2 (0.099%) Oracle EDQ
7 2 (0.099%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.049%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.049%) CA LISA
8 1 (0.049%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.049%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.049%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.049%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.049%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 288 (14.23%) Oracle
2 283 (13.98%) HP
3 236 (11.66%) Microsoft
4 92 (4.55%) SAP
5 40 (1.98%) Citrix
6 39 (1.93%) IBM
7 24 (1.19%) VMware
8 20 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (0.84%) Charles River
10 15 (0.74%) Siebel
11 14 (0.69%) Cognos
12 12 (0.59%) Remedy
13 11 (0.54%) Informatica
14 10 (0.49%) Cisco
14 10 (0.49%) ATG
14 10 (0.49%) hybris
15 9 (0.44%) Sophis
15 9 (0.44%) Business Objects
15 9 (0.44%) Calypso
15 9 (0.44%) Cerner
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
AMsource Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Sanderson
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: 220-270
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Standard Life
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £130.00 - £135.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £200pd
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Executive Resource Group
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £0 per day £competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago