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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 111 100 113
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1017 1106 853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.82% 1.96% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 2.12% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 749 553
Average daily rate
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£313 £314 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.47% -0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 7
Average hourly rate £37.61 £110.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.81% +266.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £30.00 £15.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £155.00 £71.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £110.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-69.54% +450.00%

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
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 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -28 857 £313 -0.79% 198
London -30 296 £350 -3.44% 62
South East -19 214 £300 - 41
Scotland +46 131 £300 -0.08% 17
Yorkshire -24 88 £275 - 19
Edinburgh +22 81 £290 -3.33% 9
City of London +12 81 £350 -6.66% 30
North West +9 71 £275 -11.29% 18
West Yorkshire -23 69 £300 +7.14% 12
Hampshire -3 58 £300 - 5
East of England +19 52 £300 -2.43% 11
South West -15 45 £308 -3.90% 25
Berkshire -5 44 £344 +26.14% 8
Surrey -2 42 £325 -7.14% 18
Buckinghamshire -2 37 £293 +15.84% 1
Manchester +3 35 £268 -7.27% 8
Bradford +2 35 £293 +2.63% 4
West Midlands -17 34 £285 -12.30% 8
Milton Keynes -2 33 £295 +9.25% 1
East Midlands -15 29 £300 +9.09% 6
Leeds -33 29 £300 +26.31% 6
Reading +7 24 £350 +32.07% 5
Wales -1 22 £300 +4.34% 1
Southampton +5 21 £300 +22.44%
South Wales +4 20 £300 +4.34% 1
Glasgow +13 19 £300 - 4
Cambridgeshire +11 17 £300 +15.38% 2
Merseyside -9 17 £240 -22.58% 4
Wiltshire +11 16 £313 -0.79% 2
Liverpool -6 14 £240 +3.22% 4

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 595 (32.41%) Test Scripting
2 589 (32.08%) SQL
3 576 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
4 486 (26.47%) Finance
5 454 (24.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 418 (22.77%) ISEB
7 328 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
8 323 (17.59%) ISTQB
9 317 (17.27%) QA
10 297 (16.18%) Software Testing
11 291 (15.85%) Selenium
12 232 (12.64%) Microsoft
13 227 (12.36%) Java
14 218 (11.87%) Banking
15 214 (11.66%) .NET
16 209 (11.38%) Oracle
17 203 (11.06%) HP
18 194 (10.57%) Manual Testing
19 193 (10.51%) Security Cleared
20 184 (10.02%) Test Automation
21 180 (9.80%) BDD
22 177 (9.64%) Scrum
22 177 (9.64%) JIRA
23 174 (9.48%) Integration Testing
24 158 (8.61%) Regression Testing
24 158 (8.61%) UNIX
25 150 (8.17%) Test Strategy
26 147 (8.01%) XML
27 140 (7.63%) C#
27 140 (7.63%) Cucumber

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 24 (1.31%) CMS
2 23 (1.25%) Confluence
3 18 (0.98%) SharePoint
4 15 (0.82%) IIS
5 14 (0.76%) WebSphere
6 13 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (0.49%) SAS
8 7 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.27%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.22%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.22%) JBoss
10 4 (0.22%) Apache
10 4 (0.22%) Documentum
11 3 (0.16%) Node.js
11 3 (0.16%) Adobe CQ
11 3 (0.16%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.16%) CICS
12 2 (0.11%) ATG Dynamo
12 2 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.11%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 102 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 39 (2.12%) MS Office
3 7 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 30 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
1 30 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.82%) Markit EDM
3 12 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.60%) SAP HR
5 9 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 8 (0.44%) Cognos TM1
6 8 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 7 (0.38%) SAP SD
8 6 (0.33%) SAP PP
8 6 (0.33%) Magento
9 5 (0.27%) Cerner Millennium
9 5 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
9 5 (0.27%) SAP BCA
9 5 (0.27%) SAP FI
9 5 (0.27%) SAP Retail
10 4 (0.22%) LatentZero
10 4 (0.22%) thinkFolio
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
11 3 (0.16%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.09%) SaaS
2 5 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.22%) GitHub
4 3 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.11%) FinancialForce.com
6 1 (0.054%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.054%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 36 (1.96%) TCP/IP
2 20 (1.09%) SAN
3 14 (0.76%) HTTP
4 13 (0.71%) Internet
4 13 (0.71%) FTP
5 10 (0.54%) Wireshark
6 9 (0.49%) LAN
7 8 (0.44%) Firewall
8 6 (0.33%) ATM
8 6 (0.33%) WAN
9 5 (0.27%) DNS
9 5 (0.27%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.22%) SSL
10 4 (0.22%) UMTS
10 4 (0.22%) PBX
10 4 (0.22%) 2G
10 4 (0.22%) IP Telephony
10 4 (0.22%) 4G
11 3 (0.16%) VLAN
11 3 (0.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (6.75%) SQL Server
2 119 (6.48%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (2.23%) Oracle Database
4 37 (2.02%) Relational Database
5 33 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (0.76%) SAP BW
9 11 (0.60%) DB2
10 8 (0.44%) Data Mining
10 8 (0.44%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.44%) Big Data
11 7 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (0.38%) NoSQL
11 7 (0.38%) MySQL
12 6 (0.33%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 5 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.27%) DataStage
13 5 (0.27%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 291 (15.85%) Selenium
2 177 (9.64%) JIRA
3 140 (7.63%) Cucumber
4 127 (6.92%) WebDriver
5 113 (6.15%) QuickTest Pro
6 79 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 75 (4.08%) SoapUI
8 72 (3.92%) SpecFlow
8 72 (3.92%) LoadRunner
9 60 (3.27%) Visual Studio
10 49 (2.67%) Jenkins
11 45 (2.45%) JMeter
12 27 (1.47%) TestDirector
13 26 (1.42%) Git (software)
14 20 (1.09%) JUnit
15 19 (1.03%) Subversion
16 18 (0.98%) Maven
16 18 (0.98%) Eclipse
17 16 (0.87%) Calabash
18 13 (0.71%) Bugzilla
General
1 486 (26.47%) Finance
2 218 (11.87%) Banking
3 124 (6.75%) Retail
4 53 (2.89%) Investment Banking
5 51 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 43 (2.34%) Retail Banking
7 22 (1.20%) Marketing
7 22 (1.20%) Back Office
8 20 (1.09%) General Ledger
9 18 (0.98%) Manufacturing
10 17 (0.93%) Billing
11 11 (0.60%) Automotive
11 11 (0.60%) Legal
12 10 (0.54%) Games
13 9 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
14 8 (0.44%) Electronics
15 7 (0.38%) Advertising
15 7 (0.38%) Publishing
16 3 (0.16%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (11.66%) .NET
2 147 (8.01%) XML
3 101 (5.50%) Web Services
4 81 (4.41%) SOAP
5 70 (3.81%) HTML
6 52 (2.83%) ASP.NET
7 36 (1.96%) Gherkin
8 26 (1.42%) JSP
8 26 (1.42%) .NET Framework
9 24 (1.31%) RESTful
10 22 (1.20%) XML Messaging
11 18 (0.98%) Middleware
11 18 (0.98%) CSS
12 16 (0.87%) REST
13 14 (0.76%) WCF
14 13 (0.71%) JSON
15 11 (0.60%) MSMQ
16 8 (0.44%) XSD
16 8 (0.44%) J2EE
17 5 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 118 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (2.51%) Mobile App
3 30 (1.63%) NHS
3 30 (1.63%) Management Information System
4 26 (1.42%) Open Source
5 18 (0.98%) User Experience
5 18 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 17 (0.93%) Credit Risk
7 16 (0.87%) Computer Science
7 16 (0.87%) Client/Server
7 16 (0.87%) Fixed Income
8 15 (0.82%) Smart Meter
9 13 (0.71%) Derivative
10 11 (0.60%) AS400
11 10 (0.54%) Mainframe
12 9 (0.49%) Data Extraction
12 9 (0.49%) SWIFT
13 8 (0.44%) N-Tier
13 8 (0.44%) PDA
14 7 (0.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 158 (8.61%) UNIX
2 113 (6.15%) Windows
3 70 (3.81%) Linux
4 48 (2.61%) Android
5 47 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 28 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (1.31%) Windows 7
8 17 (0.93%) Windows XP
9 10 (0.54%) Solaris
10 8 (0.44%) AIX
11 7 (0.38%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.27%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.22%) webOS
14 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.11%) zOS
15 1 (0.054%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 595 (32.41%) Test Scripting
2 576 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
3 454 (24.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 297 (16.18%) Software Testing
5 194 (10.57%) Manual Testing
6 184 (10.02%) Test Automation
7 180 (9.80%) BDD
8 177 (9.64%) Scrum
9 174 (9.48%) Integration Testing
10 158 (8.61%) Regression Testing
11 150 (8.17%) Test Strategy
12 137 (7.46%) System Testing
13 136 (7.41%) Automated Testing
14 125 (6.81%) Waterfall
15 122 (6.64%) Migration
16 121 (6.59%) Automation Testing
17 118 (6.43%) Test Management
18 111 (6.05%) Performance Testing
19 103 (5.61%) TDD
19 103 (5.61%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 589 (32.08%) SQL
2 227 (12.36%) Java
3 140 (7.63%) C#
4 68 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 56 (3.05%) Ruby
6 42 (2.29%) PL/SQL
7 33 (1.80%) T-SQL
7 33 (1.80%) Shell Script
8 22 (1.20%) Perl
9 21 (1.14%) Python
10 19 (1.03%) PHP
11 16 (0.87%) C
11 16 (0.87%) VBA
12 14 (0.76%) Bash Shell
13 12 (0.65%) C++
14 11 (0.60%) VB
15 8 (0.44%) Groovy
16 6 (0.33%) VBScript
17 5 (0.27%) XPath
18 4 (0.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 418 (22.77%) ISEB
2 323 (17.59%) ISTQB
3 193 (10.51%) Security Cleared
4 139 (7.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 128 (6.97%) SC Cleared
6 49 (2.67%) Degree
7 46 (2.51%) DV Cleared
8 15 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 10 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.49%) MCSE
11 7 (0.38%) MCITP
12 6 (0.33%) MCSA
12 6 (0.33%) MCTS
13 5 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
13 5 (0.27%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
14 4 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.16%) CCNP
15 3 (0.16%) CCNA
15 3 (0.16%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 317 (17.27%) QA
2 11 (0.60%) Solvency II
2 11 (0.60%) GAAP
3 5 (0.27%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.27%) HL7
4 4 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.16%) FATCA
6 2 (0.11%) Basel III
6 2 (0.11%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.11%) Basel II
7 1 (0.054%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.054%) SLA
7 1 (0.054%) MiFID
7 1 (0.054%) EMIR
7 1 (0.054%) COREP
System Software
1 22 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.54%) VMware ESX
3 8 (0.44%) 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%) Firmware
6 1 (0.054%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.054%) iptables
Systems Management
1 328 (17.86%) 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%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.054%) nmon
7 1 (0.054%) Iperf
7 1 (0.054%) Puppet
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
7 1 (0.054%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 232 (12.64%) Microsoft
2 209 (11.38%) Oracle
3 203 (11.06%) HP
4 86 (4.68%) SAP
5 32 (1.74%) IBM
6 29 (1.58%) Citrix
7 28 (1.53%) VMware
8 17 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
9 15 (0.82%) Sybase
10 13 (0.71%) Cisco
10 13 (0.71%) Teradata
11 12 (0.65%) Business Objects
11 12 (0.65%) Siebel
12 11 (0.60%) Cognos
12 11 (0.60%) Informatica
12 11 (0.60%) McAfee
13 9 (0.49%) Remedy
13 9 (0.49%) Murex
14 7 (0.38%) Veritas
14 7 (0.38%) Sun
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