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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 111 111 113
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 993 915 823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.89% 1.80% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 1.95% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 571 513
Average daily rate
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£313 £314 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.47% -3.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £432 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £38.28 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.62% +15.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £27.44 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £123.00 £162.50 £46.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £94.53 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-72.23% +186.44%

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
48597 46888 42182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.39% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29825 27690 24082
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1851 1997 2274
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 -3 877 £315 - 203
London +15 345 £350 - 53
South East -15 204 £300 -2.04% 30
City of London +27 103 £360 -4.00% 16
Scotland +23 100 £300 - 14
Yorkshire -14 85 £300 - 33
East of England +36 70 £290 +2.65% 16
West Yorkshire -29 61 £325 +8.33% 17
Edinburgh +7 60 £300 - 3
South West +9 53 £305 -7.22% 15
Hampshire -12 53 £295 +1.72% 5
North West -15 50 £275 -8.33% 25
Berkshire -17 46 £300 +3.44% 9
Cambridgeshire +31 41 £290 +7.90% 2
Surrey +4 39 £300 -16.66% 9
Buckinghamshire -9 31 £295 +9.25% 2
Manchester -7 30 £275 -2.22% 15
Milton Keynes +1 28 £295 -9.23% 2
West Midlands -10 27 £305 -6.15% 12
Leeds -37 27 £269 -2.27% 10
East Midlands -22 24 £300 +5.72% 14
Bradford +6 22 £325 +2.52% 3
Glasgow +14 21 £350 +31.20% 7
Reading -1 17 £321 -1.15% 2
Bristol -3 16 £315 -1.56% 8
Southampton -10 16 £300 +11.11% 2
Wiltshire +4 15 £311 +5.50%
Cambridge - 15 £263 - 2
South Yorkshire +11 14 £313 +73.61% 6
Merseyside -4 12 £268 -1.38% 3

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 594 (31.63%) Test Scripting
2 588 (31.31%) Agile Software Development
3 581 (30.94%) SQL
4 481 (25.61%) Finance
5 453 (24.12%) User Acceptance Testing
6 399 (21.25%) ISEB
7 374 (19.91%) HP Quality Center
8 331 (17.63%) Selenium
9 319 (16.99%) Software Testing
10 313 (16.67%) ISTQB
11 305 (16.24%) QA
12 253 (13.47%) HP
13 243 (12.94%) Java
14 223 (11.87%) Oracle
15 216 (11.50%) .NET
16 215 (11.45%) Microsoft
16 215 (11.45%) JIRA
17 214 (11.40%) Banking
18 205 (10.92%) Security Cleared
19 201 (10.70%) Test Automation
20 199 (10.60%) Manual Testing
21 177 (9.42%) Scrum
22 174 (9.27%) BDD
23 158 (8.41%) Test Strategy
24 155 (8.25%) UNIX
25 154 (8.20%) Integration Testing
26 152 (8.09%) Cucumber
27 148 (7.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
28 146 (7.77%) Automated Testing
29 145 (7.72%) XML

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 27 (1.44%) Confluence
2 26 (1.38%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.17%) CMS
4 13 (0.69%) WebSphere
5 9 (0.48%) IIS
6 8 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (0.27%) SugarCRM
8 5 (0.27%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.27%) SAS
9 4 (0.21%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.21%) Documentum
9 4 (0.21%) Apache
10 3 (0.16%) JBoss
10 3 (0.16%) CICS
10 3 (0.16%) Node.js
10 3 (0.16%) Drupal
11 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.11%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.053%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 90 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 46 (2.45%) MS Office
3 7 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.32%) MS Project
5 4 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 39 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
2 33 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 9 (0.48%) Cognos TM1
5 9 (0.48%) Summit
5 9 (0.48%) Markit EDM
6 8 (0.43%) SAP PP
7 6 (0.32%) SAP HR
7 6 (0.32%) SAP SD
7 6 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.27%) SAP BCA
8 5 (0.27%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.21%) Magento
9 4 (0.21%) SAP Retail
9 4 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.21%) Cerner Millennium
10 3 (0.16%) thinkFolio
10 3 (0.16%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.75%) SaaS
2 5 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.11%) GitHub
4 2 (0.11%) IaaS
5 1 (0.053%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.053%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.45%) TCP/IP
2 27 (1.44%) SAN
3 21 (1.12%) Firewall
4 16 (0.85%) HTTP
4 16 (0.85%) Internet
5 14 (0.75%) Wireshark
6 11 (0.59%) DNS
6 11 (0.59%) LAN
7 10 (0.53%) FTP
8 7 (0.37%) WAN
9 5 (0.27%) ATM
9 5 (0.27%) 2G
10 4 (0.21%) IP Telephony
10 4 (0.21%) DAB
10 4 (0.21%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.21%) SSL
10 4 (0.21%) 3G
10 4 (0.21%) PBX
10 4 (0.21%) UMTS
10 4 (0.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (5.59%) SQL Server
2 91 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (2.18%) Oracle Database
4 38 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
5 34 (1.81%) Relational Database
6 22 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (0.96%) SAP BW
8 12 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (0.43%) Data Mining
10 7 (0.37%) DataStage
10 7 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (0.37%) Big Data
11 6 (0.32%) MySQL
11 6 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (0.32%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.27%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.27%) QlikView
13 4 (0.21%) Data Mart
13 4 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
13 4 (0.21%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 331 (17.63%) Selenium
2 215 (11.45%) JIRA
3 152 (8.09%) Cucumber
4 144 (7.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 127 (6.76%) WebDriver
6 87 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 80 (4.26%) SoapUI
8 67 (3.57%) Visual Studio
9 64 (3.41%) LoadRunner
10 60 (3.19%) SpecFlow
11 57 (3.04%) Jenkins
12 54 (2.88%) JMeter
13 41 (2.18%) Maven
14 28 (1.49%) JUnit
15 27 (1.44%) Subversion
16 25 (1.33%) TestDirector
17 21 (1.12%) Git (software)
18 20 (1.06%) Eclipse
19 18 (0.96%) Bugzilla
20 16 (0.85%) FitNesse
General
1 481 (25.61%) Finance
2 214 (11.40%) Banking
3 111 (5.91%) Retail
4 56 (2.98%) Investment Banking
5 49 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 37 (1.97%) Retail Banking
7 25 (1.33%) Marketing
8 21 (1.12%) Back Office
9 20 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 19 (1.01%) Billing
11 14 (0.75%) Games
11 14 (0.75%) Automotive
12 9 (0.48%) Electronics
12 9 (0.48%) Legal
12 9 (0.48%) General Ledger
13 8 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.37%) Advertising
14 7 (0.37%) Publishing
15 4 (0.21%) Front Office
16 3 (0.16%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (11.50%) .NET
2 145 (7.72%) XML
3 96 (5.11%) Web Services
4 77 (4.10%) SOAP
5 73 (3.89%) HTML
6 52 (2.77%) ASP.NET
7 35 (1.86%) Gherkin
8 33 (1.76%) JSP
9 32 (1.70%) .NET Framework
10 26 (1.38%) REST
11 25 (1.33%) RESTful
12 23 (1.22%) JSON
13 20 (1.06%) CSS
14 17 (0.91%) Middleware
15 14 (0.75%) XML Messaging
16 10 (0.53%) MSMQ
17 9 (0.48%) FIXML
17 9 (0.48%) FpML
17 9 (0.48%) WCF
18 6 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 113 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 46 (2.45%) Open Source
4 30 (1.60%) Client/Server
4 30 (1.60%) NHS
5 25 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 25 (1.33%) Fixed Income
6 21 (1.12%) AS400
7 20 (1.06%) Management Information System
8 18 (0.96%) Derivative
8 18 (0.96%) Smart Meter
9 17 (0.91%) Computer Science
9 17 (0.91%) Credit Risk
10 15 (0.80%) User Experience
11 13 (0.69%) Mainframe
12 11 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.53%) IVR
14 9 (0.48%) PDA
14 9 (0.48%) iPad
15 8 (0.43%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 155 (8.25%) UNIX
2 132 (7.03%) Windows
3 70 (3.73%) Linux
4 53 (2.82%) Android
5 52 (2.77%) Apple iOS
6 28 (1.49%) Windows 7
7 27 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (1.17%) Windows XP
10 12 (0.64%) Solaris
11 9 (0.48%) AIX
12 6 (0.32%) Windows 2000
12 6 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.16%) webOS
14 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.11%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.11%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 594 (31.63%) Test Scripting
2 588 (31.31%) Agile Software Development
3 453 (24.12%) User Acceptance Testing
4 319 (16.99%) Software Testing
5 201 (10.70%) Test Automation
6 199 (10.60%) Manual Testing
7 177 (9.42%) Scrum
8 174 (9.27%) BDD
9 158 (8.41%) Test Strategy
10 154 (8.20%) Integration Testing
11 146 (7.77%) Automated Testing
12 141 (7.51%) Regression Testing
13 140 (7.45%) System Testing
14 139 (7.40%) Automation Testing
15 135 (7.19%) Waterfall
16 126 (6.71%) Migration
17 118 (6.28%) Test Management
17 118 (6.28%) Performance Testing
18 99 (5.27%) TDD
19 95 (5.06%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 581 (30.94%) SQL
2 243 (12.94%) Java
3 133 (7.08%) C#
4 73 (3.89%) JavaScript
5 57 (3.04%) Ruby
6 38 (2.02%) PL/SQL
7 28 (1.49%) Shell Script
8 24 (1.28%) C
9 20 (1.06%) Perl
9 20 (1.06%) PHP
10 19 (1.01%) T-SQL
11 18 (0.96%) Python
12 16 (0.85%) VB
12 16 (0.85%) C++
13 15 (0.80%) VBA
14 14 (0.75%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.37%) Scala
16 6 (0.32%) Groovy
16 6 (0.32%) VBScript
17 4 (0.21%) XPath
Qualifications
1 399 (21.25%) ISEB
2 313 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 205 (10.92%) Security Cleared
4 148 (7.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 137 (7.29%) SC Cleared
6 51 (2.72%) DV Cleared
7 40 (2.13%) Degree
8 18 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 11 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
9 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.53%) MCSE
10 10 (0.53%) VCP4
11 8 (0.43%) MCITP
12 7 (0.37%) MCTS
12 7 (0.37%) MCSA
13 5 (0.27%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.16%) CCNP
15 3 (0.16%) CCNA
15 3 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 305 (16.24%) QA
2 11 (0.59%) Solvency II
2 11 (0.59%) ISO 9001
3 9 (0.48%) GAAP
4 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.21%) EMIR
5 3 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.16%) MiFID
5 3 (0.16%) FATCA
5 3 (0.16%) Basel II
6 2 (0.11%) Basel III
6 2 (0.11%) HL7
6 2 (0.11%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.053%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.053%) SLA
7 1 (0.053%) DICOM
7 1 (0.053%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 14443
7 1 (0.053%) COREP
System Software
1 19 (1.01%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.48%) VMware ESX
2 9 (0.48%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.32%) Nmap
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.11%) Snort
4 2 (0.11%) KVM
5 1 (0.053%) NFS
5 1 (0.053%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.053%) Firmware
5 1 (0.053%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 374 (19.91%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (0.53%) Netcool
4 6 (0.32%) Nessus
5 3 (0.16%) Puppet
5 3 (0.16%) CA Endevor
6 2 (0.11%) SCCM
6 2 (0.11%) WebInspect
6 2 (0.11%) Control-M
6 2 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.053%) nmon
7 1 (0.053%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.053%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.053%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.053%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.053%) CORE IMPACT
7 1 (0.053%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.053%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 253 (13.47%) HP
2 223 (11.87%) Oracle
3 215 (11.45%) Microsoft
4 96 (5.11%) SAP
5 36 (1.92%) Citrix
6 34 (1.81%) IBM
7 27 (1.44%) VMware
8 24 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
9 18 (0.96%) Murex
10 17 (0.91%) Siebel
11 15 (0.80%) Cognos
11 15 (0.80%) Sybase
12 14 (0.75%) Business Objects
13 12 (0.64%) Cisco
13 12 (0.64%) McAfee
14 10 (0.53%) Remedy
15 8 (0.43%) Veritas
16 7 (0.37%) Red Hat
16 7 (0.37%) Apple
16 7 (0.37%) Informatica
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200 - £270 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita ITPS
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Scott-Merrick LLP
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Network ITR
Rate: 275 to 300 per day GBP
Posted: 4 days ago
Wembley, Middlesex
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
BrightPool
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Robert Walters
Rate: competitive daily rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: 6 days ago