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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 116 132 120
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1035 884 851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.01% 1.74% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.13% 1.85% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 576 524
Average daily rate £320 £315 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £426 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 9
Average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £18.00 £24.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £112.75 £36.90 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £34.06
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.90%

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 5 February 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 +15 900 £325 +3.17% 196
London -13 318 £375 +7.14% 63
South East +4 184 £300 +1.77% 21
Scotland +4 91 £300 -4.00% 8
North West +21 82 £285 +3.63% 25
Yorkshire -1 74 £291 +1.30% 20
South West +18 71 £325 +4.00% 28
West Midlands +29 70 £290 -6.45% 16
City of London +3 58 £400 +14.28% 18
Manchester +18 56 £280 -0.44% 14
West Yorkshire +2 52 £286 -4.83% 12
Edinburgh -10 52 £280 -7.43% 3
East Midlands +15 42 £296 -1.25% 10
Leeds +4 40 £300 +14.28% 12
Hampshire -1 38 £325 +8.33% 6
East of England -32 36 £275 -5.17% 9
Buckinghamshire +26 33 £295 +5.35% 1
Milton Keynes +18 28 £300 +7.14% 1
Wales +14 26 £293 -13.33% 11
South Wales +12 26 £293 -13.33% 10
Berkshire -17 25 £364 +26.74% 3
Oxfordshire +11 24 £380 +27.73% 1
Cardiff +5 24 £293 -13.33% 7
Surrey -5 24 £381 +29.15% 7
Kent +8 23 £180 -40.00%
North East -11 18 £320 +26.73% 3
Devon +9 17 £425 +314.63% 1
Plymouth - 17 £425 -
Oxford +12 16 £500 +69.49% 1
Merseyside +3 16 £338 +40.62% 5

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

1 789 (33.99%) Agile Software Development
2 773 (33.30%) Test Scripting
3 725 (31.24%) SQL
4 642 (27.66%) Finance
5 516 (22.23%) ISTQB
6 494 (21.28%) ISEB
7 482 (20.77%) User Acceptance Testing
8 409 (17.62%) Software Testing
9 407 (17.54%) HP Quality Center
10 391 (16.85%) QA
11 390 (16.80%) Selenium
12 321 (13.83%) Microsoft
13 317 (13.66%) Functional Testing
14 300 (12.93%) Test Automation
15 294 (12.67%) Manual Testing
16 285 (12.28%) Oracle
17 267 (11.50%) Banking
18 264 (11.37%) HP
19 257 (11.07%) Security Cleared
20 246 (10.60%) Java
21 236 (10.17%) JIRA
22 226 (9.74%) Automated Testing
23 225 (9.69%) Scrum
24 223 (9.61%) Cucumber
25 218 (9.39%) Defect Management
26 215 (9.26%) Non-Functional Testing
27 211 (9.09%) Integration Testing
28 203 (8.75%) SQL Server
28 203 (8.75%) HP UFT
29 202 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 47 (2.02%) SharePoint
2 21 (0.90%) Confluence
3 18 (0.78%) JBoss
4 16 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (0.65%) CMS
5 15 (0.65%) Node.js
6 14 (0.60%) SAS
7 13 (0.56%) WebSphere
8 12 (0.52%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.26%) IIS
9 6 (0.26%) LiveLink
10 4 (0.17%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.17%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.17%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.13%) ATG Dynamo
11 3 (0.13%) SAP Portal
11 3 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.086%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.086%) nginx
12 2 (0.086%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 104 (4.48%) MS Office
2 102 (4.39%) MS Excel
3 18 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.65%) MS Project
5 14 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.78%) Magento
2 18 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
4 16 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 15 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 13 (0.56%) SAP FI
7 12 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
7 12 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
7 12 (0.52%) SAP HR
8 9 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
8 9 (0.39%) SAP ERP
9 8 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
10 7 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
11 6 (0.26%) Markit EDM
11 6 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
11 6 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
11 6 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
11 6 (0.26%) SAP CO
11 6 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.29%) Office 365
2 26 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (0.95%) SaaS
4 17 (0.73%) GitHub
5 10 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.086%) IaaS
6 2 (0.086%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.043%) Force.com
7 1 (0.043%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.043%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.043%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (0.99%) Internet
2 20 (0.86%) TCP/IP
3 18 (0.78%) HTTP
4 12 (0.52%) FTP
5 11 (0.47%) SAN
6 9 (0.39%) LAN
6 9 (0.39%) WAN
7 7 (0.30%) Intranet
7 7 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (0.30%) Wireshark
8 6 (0.26%) Firewall
8 6 (0.26%) SNMP
9 5 (0.22%) WLAN
9 5 (0.22%) ZigBee
10 4 (0.17%) DSL
10 4 (0.17%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.17%) GSM
11 3 (0.13%) DNS
11 3 (0.13%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 145 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 86 (3.71%) Oracle Database
4 46 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (1.51%) Relational Database
6 26 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
6 26 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 23 (0.99%) Data Mining
8 18 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (0.69%) MySQL
10 15 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
10 15 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (0.60%) Data Mart
11 14 (0.60%) DB2
12 12 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (0.47%) SAP BI
14 9 (0.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (0.34%) SAP BW
16 7 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 390 (16.80%) Selenium
2 236 (10.17%) JIRA
3 223 (9.61%) Cucumber
4 203 (8.75%) HP UFT
5 158 (6.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 139 (5.99%) SoapUI
7 129 (5.56%) WebDriver
8 113 (4.87%) Visual Studio
9 103 (4.44%) LoadRunner
10 95 (4.09%) SpecFlow
11 61 (2.63%) Jenkins
12 53 (2.28%) JMeter
13 47 (2.02%) TestDirector
14 44 (1.90%) Toad
15 40 (1.72%) Appium
16 37 (1.59%) WinRunner
17 35 (1.51%) Capybara
17 35 (1.51%) FitNesse
17 35 (1.51%) Git (software)
18 20 (0.86%) Maven
General
1 642 (27.66%) Finance
2 267 (11.50%) Banking
3 171 (7.37%) Retail
4 74 (3.19%) Telecoms
5 66 (2.84%) Investment Banking
6 45 (1.94%) Retail Banking
7 30 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.03%) Billing
8 24 (1.03%) Marketing
9 22 (0.95%) Front Office
10 20 (0.86%) Legal
11 18 (0.78%) Back Office
11 18 (0.78%) Electronics
12 16 (0.69%) Publishing
13 10 (0.43%) General Ledger
14 8 (0.34%) Advertising
14 8 (0.34%) Aerospace
14 8 (0.34%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.34%) Law
15 7 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (7.50%) XML
2 169 (7.28%) .NET
3 118 (5.08%) Web Services
4 106 (4.57%) Gherkin
5 94 (4.05%) SOAP
6 62 (2.67%) HTML
7 46 (1.98%) ASP.NET
8 34 (1.46%) XML Messaging
9 22 (0.95%) CSS
9 22 (0.95%) Middleware
9 22 (0.95%) REST
10 20 (0.86%) AngularJS
10 20 (0.86%) JSON
10 20 (0.86%) RESTful
11 11 (0.47%) WebCenter
12 10 (0.43%) Java EE
13 9 (0.39%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (0.39%) FIXML
13 9 (0.39%) FpML
14 8 (0.34%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 189 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (1.90%) Mobile App
3 41 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 32 (1.38%) Management Information System
5 30 (1.29%) PDA
6 29 (1.25%) NHS
7 28 (1.21%) Clustering
7 28 (1.21%) Derivative
8 27 (1.16%) Data Centre
9 21 (0.90%) Smart Meter
10 18 (0.78%) User Experience
11 17 (0.73%) Fixed Income
12 16 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (0.69%) Equities
13 15 (0.65%) Computer Science
13 15 (0.65%) SWIFT
14 13 (0.56%) EPoS
15 12 (0.52%) Client/Server
15 12 (0.52%) Data Integration
15 12 (0.52%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 180 (7.76%) Windows
2 120 (5.17%) Unix
3 81 (3.49%) Linux
4 55 (2.37%) Windows 7
5 42 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 37 (1.59%) Windows XP
8 32 (1.38%) Android
9 30 (1.29%) Apple iOS
10 28 (1.21%) AIX
11 17 (0.73%) Windows Server
12 15 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.22%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.17%) Solaris
15 2 (0.086%) CentOS
15 2 (0.086%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.086%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.043%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.043%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 789 (33.99%) Agile Software Development
2 773 (33.30%) Test Scripting
3 482 (20.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 409 (17.62%) Software Testing
5 317 (13.66%) Functional Testing
6 300 (12.93%) Test Automation
7 294 (12.67%) Manual Testing
8 226 (9.74%) Automated Testing
9 225 (9.69%) Scrum
10 218 (9.39%) Defect Management
11 215 (9.26%) Non-Functional Testing
12 211 (9.09%) Integration Testing
13 199 (8.57%) Test Management
13 199 (8.57%) Test Strategy
14 197 (8.49%) BDD
15 194 (8.36%) Regression Testing
16 187 (8.06%) Waterfall
17 183 (7.88%) Automation Testing
18 170 (7.32%) System Testing
19 167 (7.20%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 725 (31.24%) SQL
2 246 (10.60%) Java
3 163 (7.02%) C#
4 94 (4.05%) Ruby
5 92 (3.96%) JavaScript
6 62 (2.67%) T-SQL
7 54 (2.33%) PL/SQL
8 37 (1.59%) VB
9 33 (1.42%) VBScript
10 32 (1.38%) Python
11 27 (1.16%) C++
12 18 (0.78%) Perl
12 18 (0.78%) VBA
13 15 (0.65%) PowerShell
14 14 (0.60%) Groovy
14 14 (0.60%) Shell Script
15 13 (0.56%) Bash Shell
16 12 (0.52%) PHP
17 11 (0.47%) Scala
18 9 (0.39%) C
Qualifications
1 516 (22.23%) ISTQB
2 494 (21.28%) ISEB
3 257 (11.07%) Security Cleared
4 202 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 170 (7.32%) SC Cleared
6 69 (2.97%) Degree
7 36 (1.55%) MCITP
7 36 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 33 (1.42%) DV Cleared
8 33 (1.42%) MCSA
8 33 (1.42%) MCSE
8 33 (1.42%) MCTS
9 25 (1.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 15 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
11 12 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
11 12 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.17%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 391 (16.85%) QA
2 20 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (0.65%) SEPA
4 11 (0.47%) HL7
5 8 (0.34%) SDET
6 4 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.13%) CDISC
7 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.13%) SLA
8 2 (0.086%) EMIR
8 2 (0.086%) FATCA
8 2 (0.086%) FedRAMP
8 2 (0.086%) GPG13
8 2 (0.086%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.086%) ISO22301
8 2 (0.086%) MiFID
8 2 (0.086%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.086%) WAI
8 2 (0.086%) WCAG
System Software
1 68 (2.93%) Active Directory
2 31 (1.34%) Hyper-V
3 29 (1.25%) VMware ESX
4 23 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (0.60%) Docker
6 7 (0.30%) Firmware
7 2 (0.086%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.086%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.086%) Varnish
7 2 (0.086%) vSphere
8 1 (0.043%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 407 (17.54%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
2 29 (1.25%) Netcool
3 6 (0.26%) SCCM
4 5 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (0.17%) ArcSight ESM
5 4 (0.17%) nmon
6 3 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.13%) Cisco IPCC
6 3 (0.13%) Nessus
7 2 (0.086%) CA LISA
7 2 (0.086%) Nagios
7 2 (0.086%) Opsview
7 2 (0.086%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.086%) SCOM
8 1 (0.043%) CA Wily
8 1 (0.043%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.043%) Puppet
Vendors
1 321 (13.83%) Microsoft
2 285 (12.28%) Oracle
3 264 (11.37%) HP
4 114 (4.91%) SAP
5 70 (3.02%) VMware
6 69 (2.97%) Citrix
7 58 (2.50%) IBM
8 47 (2.02%) Cognos
9 32 (1.38%) Murex
10 29 (1.25%) McAfee
11 28 (1.21%) Veritas
12 26 (1.12%) Informatica
13 21 (0.90%) Remedy
14 14 (0.60%) ServiceNow
15 12 (0.52%) CA
16 11 (0.47%) PeopleSoft
16 11 (0.47%) Siebel
17 10 (0.43%) Cisco
17 10 (0.43%) Tableau
18 9 (0.39%) Talend
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