The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 100 114 84
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1120 828 1271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.99% 1.74% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 1.88% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 540 772
Average daily rate £315 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £286
% change year-on-year
- +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 16
Average hourly rate £110.00 £30.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+266.66% +22.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.66 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.00 £71.00 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £110.00 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+450.00% -16.66%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +14 1030 £319 -0.54% 179
London -8 400 £363 - 71
South East +18 228 £300 - 28
Yorkshire +32 118 £275 -3.50% 19
West Yorkshire +29 105 £275 -12.00% 13
City of London -45 95 £375 -6.25% 26
South West -4 68 £313 +3.73% 19
Hampshire +17 54 £308 -2.38% 9
Leeds +10 54 £238 -22.13% 12
Scotland -17 53 £300 -6.25% 13
Berkshire +9 52 £269 -6.52% 5
East of England +1 52 £308 -0.80% 9
East Midlands +20 49 £275 -8.33% 9
Surrey +14 47 £350 -6.66% 7
North West -3 46 £310 +10.41% 12
Buckinghamshire -5 43 £253 +1.00% 4
West Midlands -6 35 £325 +15.04% 9
Edinburgh -15 35 £288 -6.88% 6
Milton Keynes -7 33 £270 +8.00% 3
North East +2 31 £290 +12.62% 2
Somerset +10 29 £300 +7.14% 2
Tyne and Wear -4 26 £290 +12.62% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 25 £283 +9.70% 2
Manchester -1 24 £288 +5.21% 5
Reading +12 23 £269 -2.71% 1
Wales -14 22 £288 - 11
Halifax +9 21 £300 -4.76%
South Wales -13 19 £288 +4.07% 10
Leicestershire +3 16 £284 -15.92% 2
Suffolk +2 14 £333 +1.52% 2

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 641 (32.64%) Test Scripting
2 580 (29.53%) SQL
3 483 (24.59%) Finance
4 478 (24.34%) ISEB
5 425 (21.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 392 (19.96%) HP Quality Center
7 331 (16.85%) Selenium
8 324 (16.50%) Software Testing
9 314 (15.99%) ISTQB
10 310 (15.78%) Agile Software Development
11 294 (14.97%) QA
12 256 (13.03%) Oracle
13 243 (12.37%) Banking
14 237 (12.07%) Security Cleared
15 226 (11.51%) HP
16 220 (11.20%) Microsoft
17 215 (10.95%) Java
18 205 (10.44%) Test Automation
19 197 (10.03%) SC Cleared
20 192 (9.78%) Scrum
21 182 (9.27%) QuickTest Pro
22 179 (9.11%) .NET
23 173 (8.81%) C#
24 172 (8.76%) Automated Testing
25 169 (8.60%) BDD
26 162 (8.25%) Windows
27 151 (7.69%) SQL Server
27 151 (7.69%) Test Strategy
28 146 (7.43%) Web Services
29 140 (7.13%) Team Foundation Server

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 49 (2.49%) SharePoint
2 26 (1.32%) CMS
3 25 (1.27%) WebSphere
4 16 (0.81%) SAS
5 15 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
6 14 (0.71%) IIS
7 9 (0.46%) Alfresco
7 9 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (0.46%) WebLogic
8 8 (0.41%) Node.js
8 8 (0.41%) Confluence
8 8 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (0.36%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.36%) Apache
10 4 (0.20%) Adobe CQ
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle Spatial
11 3 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.15%) Drupal
11 3 (0.15%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 77 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 53 (2.70%) MS Office
3 21 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.25%) Mingle
4 5 (0.25%) MS Project
5 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.051%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.051%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
1 22 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.56%) Markit EDM
2 11 (0.56%) Sentinel
3 10 (0.51%) SAP HR
4 9 (0.46%) Tesseract
4 9 (0.46%) Minerva
4 9 (0.46%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
5 7 (0.36%) SAP CO
5 7 (0.36%) MultiFonds
6 6 (0.31%) CSG Singleview
6 6 (0.31%) SAP SD
6 6 (0.31%) LatentZero
6 6 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.31%) Maximo
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.25%) ION MarketView
7 5 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.25%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.31%) SaaS
1 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.25%) Office 365
3 3 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.10%) Force.com
4 2 (0.10%) PaaS
5 1 (0.051%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.051%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.051%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.58%) TCP/IP
2 27 (1.37%) HTTP
3 17 (0.87%) HTTPS
3 17 (0.87%) LAN
4 13 (0.66%) Internet
5 11 (0.56%) Wireshark
6 9 (0.46%) SSL
6 9 (0.46%) DNS
7 8 (0.41%) FTP
7 8 (0.41%) DHCP
7 8 (0.41%) VLAN
8 7 (0.36%) Unified Communications
8 7 (0.36%) Firewall
8 7 (0.36%) VPN
9 6 (0.31%) ATM
9 6 (0.31%) IPsec
10 5 (0.25%) SAN
10 5 (0.25%) WAN
11 4 (0.20%) SS7
11 4 (0.20%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 101 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
3 42 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (1.99%) Oracle Database
5 28 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 27 (1.37%) MySQL
7 26 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 23 (1.17%) Relational Database
9 17 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
10 13 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (0.61%) DB2
12 11 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (0.56%) Big Data
12 11 (0.56%) DataStage
13 8 (0.41%) RDBMS
13 8 (0.41%) QlikView
14 7 (0.36%) OLAP
15 6 (0.31%) SAP BI
15 6 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
16 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 331 (16.85%) Selenium
2 182 (9.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 140 (7.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 110 (5.60%) WebDriver
5 105 (5.35%) JIRA
6 101 (5.14%) Visual Studio
7 100 (5.09%) Cucumber
8 98 (4.99%) SoapUI
9 87 (4.43%) LoadRunner
10 45 (2.29%) JMeter
11 40 (2.04%) FitNesse
11 40 (2.04%) SpecFlow
12 38 (1.93%) Jenkins
13 37 (1.88%) TestDirector
14 23 (1.17%) Toad
15 21 (1.07%) WinRunner
16 20 (1.02%) JUnit
17 16 (0.81%) Sahi
18 15 (0.76%) Maven
18 15 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 483 (24.59%) Finance
2 243 (12.37%) Banking
3 128 (6.52%) Retail
4 84 (4.28%) Investment Banking
5 57 (2.90%) Telecoms
6 51 (2.60%) Retail Banking
7 38 (1.93%) Back Office
8 27 (1.37%) Billing
9 20 (1.02%) Front Office
10 16 (0.81%) Publishing
11 15 (0.76%) Local Government
11 15 (0.76%) Marketing
11 15 (0.76%) Advertising
12 14 (0.71%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.56%) Legal
14 8 (0.41%) Games
15 6 (0.31%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.31%) Automotive
16 5 (0.25%) French Language
16 5 (0.25%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (9.11%) .NET
2 146 (7.43%) Web Services
3 122 (6.21%) XML
4 117 (5.96%) SOAP
5 68 (3.46%) HTML
6 38 (1.93%) REST
7 35 (1.78%) ASP.NET
8 30 (1.53%) WCF
9 22 (1.12%) WPF
10 21 (1.07%) Gherkin
11 20 (1.02%) JSP
12 19 (0.97%) Java EE
13 17 (0.87%) CSS
14 16 (0.81%) JSON
15 14 (0.71%) Drools
16 12 (0.61%) J2EE
16 12 (0.61%) .NET Framework
17 10 (0.51%) Middleware
18 9 (0.46%) WSDL
19 8 (0.41%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 54 (2.75%) Mobile App
2 44 (2.24%) Derivative
3 39 (1.99%) NHS
4 36 (1.83%) Computer Science
5 32 (1.63%) Open Source
6 28 (1.43%) Mainframe
7 26 (1.32%) Credit Risk
8 23 (1.17%) Client/Server
9 18 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 18 (0.92%) Equities
10 17 (0.87%) SWIFT
10 17 (0.87%) Management Information System
11 13 (0.66%) Fixed Income
12 12 (0.61%) EPoS
12 12 (0.61%) Clustering
12 12 (0.61%) Market Risk
13 11 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
14 10 (0.51%) AS400
15 9 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.41%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 162 (8.25%) Windows
2 137 (6.98%) UNIX
3 72 (3.67%) Linux
4 54 (2.75%) Windows XP
5 48 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 48 (2.44%) Android
6 42 (2.14%) Windows 7
7 36 (1.83%) Apple iOS
8 34 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (1.12%) Windows 2000
10 12 (0.61%) Solaris
10 12 (0.61%) AIX
10 12 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.31%) VMS
12 4 (0.20%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.10%) HPUX
14 2 (0.10%) zOS
14 2 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.051%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 641 (32.64%) Test Scripting
2 425 (21.64%) User Acceptance Testing
3 324 (16.50%) Software Testing
4 310 (15.78%) Agile Software Development
5 205 (10.44%) Test Automation
6 192 (9.78%) Scrum
7 172 (8.76%) Automated Testing
8 169 (8.60%) BDD
9 151 (7.69%) Test Strategy
10 140 (7.13%) Manual Testing
11 136 (6.92%) Regression Testing
12 135 (6.87%) Integration Testing
13 129 (6.57%) E-Commerce
14 125 (6.36%) System Testing
15 117 (5.96%) Test Management
16 113 (5.75%) Performance Testing
17 109 (5.55%) Automation Testing
18 98 (4.99%) ETL
19 87 (4.43%) TDD
20 85 (4.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 580 (29.53%) SQL
2 215 (10.95%) Java
3 173 (8.81%) C#
4 66 (3.36%) JavaScript
5 47 (2.39%) Ruby
5 47 (2.39%) VB
6 35 (1.78%) VBScript
7 29 (1.48%) Python
8 27 (1.37%) PL/SQL
9 26 (1.32%) T-SQL
10 19 (0.97%) PowerShell
11 16 (0.81%) PHP
12 13 (0.66%) VBA
13 12 (0.61%) Perl
14 11 (0.56%) Shell Script
14 11 (0.56%) COBOL
15 9 (0.46%) C++
16 7 (0.36%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.36%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.31%) C
Qualifications
1 478 (24.34%) ISEB
2 314 (15.99%) ISTQB
3 237 (12.07%) Security Cleared
4 197 (10.03%) SC Cleared
5 64 (3.26%) Degree
6 23 (1.17%) DV Cleared
7 16 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.15%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.10%) MCSE
10 2 (0.10%) MCSA
10 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.10%) MCTS
10 2 (0.10%) MCITP
11 1 (0.051%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 294 (14.97%) QA
2 10 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.36%) TickIT
4 5 (0.25%) WAI
5 3 (0.15%) Solvency II
5 3 (0.15%) EMIR
5 3 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.15%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.10%) GMP
6 2 (0.10%) ISO 9002
6 2 (0.10%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.10%) Basel III
7 1 (0.051%) HL7
7 1 (0.051%) WCAG
7 1 (0.051%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.051%) Basel II
System Software
1 35 (1.78%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.56%) XenApp
4 9 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (0.36%) Nmap
6 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.10%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.10%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.051%) NFS
Systems Management
1 392 (19.96%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (0.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 13 (0.66%) Netcool
4 12 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
5 11 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 7 (0.36%) Nessus
7 5 (0.25%) OpenView
8 4 (0.20%) Control-M
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
8 4 (0.20%) SCCM
9 1 (0.051%) CA Endevor
9 1 (0.051%) Puppet
9 1 (0.051%) nmon
9 1 (0.051%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.051%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.051%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.051%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.051%) WebInspect
9 1 (0.051%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 256 (13.03%) Oracle
2 226 (11.51%) HP
3 220 (11.20%) Microsoft
4 109 (5.55%) SAP
5 57 (2.90%) IBM
6 35 (1.78%) Citrix
6 35 (1.78%) VMware
7 22 (1.12%) JBoss
7 22 (1.12%) Cisco
8 19 (0.97%) Business Objects
9 12 (0.61%) McAfee
9 12 (0.61%) Charles River
9 12 (0.61%) Veritas
10 11 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (0.56%) Cognos
10 11 (0.56%) Siebel
11 10 (0.51%) Informatica
12 8 (0.41%) TIBCO
12 8 (0.41%) Cerner
12 8 (0.41%) Ektron
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £310 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £295 - £305 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £275.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Recruit Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £330.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago