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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 107 103 121
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1004 982 800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.87% 1.89% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 2.05% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 631 519
Average daily rate
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£313 £314 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.47% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 5
Average hourly rate £39.61 £50.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.78% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £33.24 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £160.00 £86.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £132.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-71.69% +253.33%

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -7 880 £315 - 198
London -13 325 £350 -0.14% 57
South East -13 215 £300 - 42
Scotland +20 106 £300 - 16
City of London +23 96 £350 -6.66% 25
Yorkshire -15 91 £285 +3.63% 24
Edinburgh +12 67 £275 -8.33% 8
West Yorkshire -21 65 £300 - 12
East of England +17 61 £300 +1.69% 11
North West +3 58 £275 -11.29% 20
Hampshire -1 57 £300 +3.44% 7
South West +12 51 £309 -5.72% 18
Berkshire -23 49 £325 +18.18% 8
Surrey +7 38 £300 -14.28% 15
Buckinghamshire -11 33 £290 +7.40% 3
Manchester +2 32 £270 -4.00% 9
Milton Keynes +1 32 £290 -10.76% 3
West Midlands -7 32 £300 -7.69% 12
Bradford +1 28 £313 +4.16% 5
Leeds -34 27 £293 +6.36% 4
Cambridgeshire +17 25 £295 +14.56% 4
East Midlands -21 23 £290 +13.72% 10
Reading +2 22 £340 +29.52% 3
Glasgow +13 18 £325 +36.84% 3
Southampton -4 18 £300 +11.11% 1
Wiltshire +11 15 £311 -1.19% 2
South Yorkshire +11 13 £319 - 5
Gloucestershire -6 12 £406 -22.61% 4
North East -9 12 £329 +20.74% 4
West Lothian +3 11 £300 -0.16% 2

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 581 (31.52%) Test Scripting
2 575 (31.20%) SQL
3 556 (30.17%) Agile Software Development
4 503 (27.29%) Finance
5 460 (24.96%) User Acceptance Testing
6 423 (22.95%) ISEB
7 342 (18.56%) HP Quality Center
8 336 (18.23%) ISTQB
9 326 (17.69%) Software Testing
10 316 (17.15%) QA
11 298 (16.17%) Selenium
12 223 (12.10%) HP
12 223 (12.10%) Microsoft
13 222 (12.05%) Banking
14 216 (11.72%) Java
15 213 (11.56%) .NET
16 211 (11.45%) Oracle
17 205 (11.12%) Manual Testing
18 203 (11.01%) Security Cleared
19 188 (10.20%) Test Automation
20 186 (10.09%) JIRA
21 173 (9.39%) BDD
22 169 (9.17%) Integration Testing
23 160 (8.68%) Scrum
24 159 (8.63%) Test Strategy
25 157 (8.52%) UNIX
26 155 (8.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
27 144 (7.81%) XML
28 141 (7.65%) Regression Testing
29 139 (7.54%) Automated Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 25 (1.36%) CMS
2 23 (1.25%) Confluence
3 20 (1.09%) SharePoint
4 14 (0.76%) IIS
4 14 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (0.60%) WebSphere
6 9 (0.49%) SAS
7 6 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.22%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.22%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.22%) Documentum
8 4 (0.22%) Apache
9 3 (0.16%) JBoss
9 3 (0.16%) CICS
9 3 (0.16%) Node.js
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.11%) Drupal
10 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.11%) SugarCRM
11 1 (0.054%) Joomla!
Applications
1 95 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 46 (2.50%) MS Office
3 7 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.33%) MS Project
5 4 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 35 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.81%) Markit EDM
4 11 (0.60%) SAP HR
5 9 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 8 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
6 8 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.38%) Summit
7 7 (0.38%) SAP SD
7 7 (0.38%) SAP PP
8 6 (0.33%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.27%) SAP BCA
9 5 (0.27%) SAP Retail
9 5 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.22%) Magento
10 4 (0.22%) LatentZero
10 4 (0.22%) thinkFolio
10 4 (0.22%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.09%) SaaS
2 5 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.11%) GitHub
5 1 (0.054%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.054%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.06%) TCP/IP
2 25 (1.36%) SAN
3 16 (0.87%) Internet
4 12 (0.65%) HTTP
5 10 (0.54%) Wireshark
5 10 (0.54%) FTP
5 10 (0.54%) LAN
6 8 (0.43%) Firewall
7 6 (0.33%) ATM
7 6 (0.33%) WAN
8 5 (0.27%) DNS
9 4 (0.22%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.22%) SSL
9 4 (0.22%) UMTS
9 4 (0.22%) PBX
9 4 (0.22%) 2G
9 4 (0.22%) IP Telephony
9 4 (0.22%) 4G
10 3 (0.16%) VLAN
10 3 (0.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (6.24%) SQL Server
2 111 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (2.06%) Relational Database
4 37 (2.01%) Oracle Database
5 34 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
6 28 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (1.03%) SAP BW
8 15 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (0.54%) Data Mining
10 8 (0.43%) Big Data
11 7 (0.38%) MySQL
11 7 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (0.38%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 5 (0.27%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.27%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.27%) SAP BI
14 4 (0.22%) DataStage
14 4 (0.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 298 (16.17%) Selenium
2 186 (10.09%) JIRA
3 134 (7.27%) Cucumber
4 125 (6.78%) WebDriver
5 121 (6.57%) QuickTest Pro
6 82 (4.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 78 (4.23%) SoapUI
8 68 (3.69%) SpecFlow
9 63 (3.42%) LoadRunner
10 62 (3.36%) Visual Studio
11 52 (2.82%) Jenkins
12 42 (2.28%) JMeter
13 27 (1.47%) TestDirector
14 23 (1.25%) Git (software)
15 20 (1.09%) Maven
16 18 (0.98%) Subversion
16 18 (0.98%) Eclipse
16 18 (0.98%) Calabash
17 17 (0.92%) JUnit
18 15 (0.81%) FitNesse
General
1 503 (27.29%) Finance
2 222 (12.05%) Banking
3 120 (6.51%) Retail
4 53 (2.88%) Investment Banking
5 51 (2.77%) Telecoms
6 43 (2.33%) Retail Banking
7 25 (1.36%) Back Office
8 22 (1.19%) Marketing
9 21 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 19 (1.03%) Billing
10 19 (1.03%) General Ledger
11 14 (0.76%) Automotive
12 10 (0.54%) Legal
12 10 (0.54%) Games
13 8 (0.43%) Publishing
13 8 (0.43%) Electronics
14 7 (0.38%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.38%) Advertising
15 6 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.16%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (11.56%) .NET
2 144 (7.81%) XML
3 95 (5.15%) Web Services
4 79 (4.29%) SOAP
5 70 (3.80%) HTML
6 55 (2.98%) ASP.NET
7 34 (1.84%) Gherkin
8 30 (1.63%) JSP
9 27 (1.47%) .NET Framework
10 24 (1.30%) RESTful
11 22 (1.19%) CSS
12 19 (1.03%) Middleware
13 18 (0.98%) XML Messaging
14 16 (0.87%) REST
15 14 (0.76%) WCF
16 12 (0.65%) JSON
17 11 (0.60%) MSMQ
18 7 (0.38%) XSD
19 6 (0.33%) WSDL
20 5 (0.27%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 122 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (2.39%) Mobile App
3 32 (1.74%) NHS
4 28 (1.52%) Management Information System
4 28 (1.52%) Open Source
5 21 (1.14%) Client/Server
6 19 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 19 (1.03%) Fixed Income
6 19 (1.03%) User Experience
7 18 (0.98%) Computer Science
7 18 (0.98%) AS400
8 17 (0.92%) Credit Risk
8 17 (0.92%) Smart Meter
9 14 (0.76%) Derivative
10 12 (0.65%) Mainframe
11 10 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (0.49%) SWIFT
12 9 (0.49%) Data Extraction
13 8 (0.43%) Mathematics
13 8 (0.43%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 157 (8.52%) UNIX
2 118 (6.40%) Windows
3 71 (3.85%) Linux
4 45 (2.44%) Android
5 44 (2.39%) Apple iOS
6 27 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (1.36%) Windows 7
8 23 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (1.09%) Windows XP
10 11 (0.60%) Solaris
11 8 (0.43%) AIX
12 6 (0.33%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.27%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.16%) webOS
15 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
16 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.11%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.11%) zOS
17 1 (0.054%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 581 (31.52%) Test Scripting
2 556 (30.17%) Agile Software Development
3 460 (24.96%) User Acceptance Testing
4 326 (17.69%) Software Testing
5 205 (11.12%) Manual Testing
6 188 (10.20%) Test Automation
7 173 (9.39%) BDD
8 169 (9.17%) Integration Testing
9 160 (8.68%) Scrum
10 159 (8.63%) Test Strategy
11 141 (7.65%) Regression Testing
12 139 (7.54%) Automated Testing
13 137 (7.43%) System Testing
14 131 (7.11%) Waterfall
15 130 (7.05%) Migration
16 129 (7.00%) Automation Testing
17 119 (6.46%) Test Management
18 110 (5.97%) Performance Testing
19 96 (5.21%) E-Commerce
20 95 (5.15%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 575 (31.20%) SQL
2 216 (11.72%) Java
3 137 (7.43%) C#
4 70 (3.80%) JavaScript
5 61 (3.31%) Ruby
6 37 (2.01%) PL/SQL
7 32 (1.74%) Shell Script
8 26 (1.41%) T-SQL
9 24 (1.30%) Perl
10 21 (1.14%) Python
11 20 (1.09%) PHP
12 17 (0.92%) C
13 16 (0.87%) VBA
14 15 (0.81%) Bash Shell
15 13 (0.71%) C++
16 10 (0.54%) VB
17 7 (0.38%) Groovy
18 5 (0.27%) XPath
18 5 (0.27%) VBScript
19 4 (0.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 423 (22.95%) ISEB
2 336 (18.23%) ISTQB
3 203 (11.01%) Security Cleared
4 155 (8.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 134 (7.27%) SC Cleared
6 52 (2.82%) DV Cleared
7 48 (2.60%) Degree
8 17 (0.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 12 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
10 10 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.49%) MCSE
12 7 (0.38%) MCITP
13 6 (0.33%) BC Cleared
13 6 (0.33%) MCSA
13 6 (0.33%) MCTS
14 4 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
15 3 (0.16%) CCNP
15 3 (0.16%) CCNA
15 3 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 316 (17.15%) QA
2 10 (0.54%) Solvency II
3 9 (0.49%) GAAP
4 7 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (0.16%) Basel II
6 3 (0.16%) FATCA
6 3 (0.16%) HL7
7 2 (0.11%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.11%) Basel III
8 1 (0.054%) MiFID
8 1 (0.054%) SLA
8 1 (0.054%) DICOM
8 1 (0.054%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.054%) EMIR
8 1 (0.054%) COREP
System Software
1 21 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.49%) VMware ESX
3 8 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.11%) Snort
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.054%) NFS
6 1 (0.054%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.054%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.054%) Firmware
6 1 (0.054%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.054%) iptables
Systems Management
1 342 (18.56%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (0.49%) Netcool
4 7 (0.38%) Nessus
4 7 (0.38%) Nmap
5 3 (0.16%) Control-M
5 3 (0.16%) CA Endevor
6 2 (0.11%) SCCM
6 2 (0.11%) CORE IMPACT
6 2 (0.11%) Puppet
6 2 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.054%) nmon
7 1 (0.054%) Iperf
7 1 (0.054%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.054%) Nagios
7 1 (0.054%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.054%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.054%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.054%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.054%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 223 (12.10%) Microsoft
1 223 (12.10%) HP
2 211 (11.45%) Oracle
3 100 (5.43%) SAP
4 32 (1.74%) Citrix
5 30 (1.63%) IBM
6 29 (1.57%) VMware
7 17 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (0.81%) Sybase
9 14 (0.76%) Business Objects
9 14 (0.76%) Siebel
9 14 (0.76%) Cisco
10 13 (0.71%) Murex
11 12 (0.65%) Cognos
12 11 (0.60%) McAfee
13 10 (0.54%) Remedy
14 8 (0.43%) Teradata
14 8 (0.43%) Informatica
15 7 (0.38%) Veritas
16 6 (0.33%) Apple
Edinburgh
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £360 to £390 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
Austin Fraser
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Perth, Perthshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Up to £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Perth & Kinross
Sanderson
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
CHM Recruit
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Churchill Frank
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago