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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 94 115 82
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1098 808 1269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.01% 1.69% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 1.83% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 536 779
Average daily rate £313 £315 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 13
Average hourly rate £110.00 £30.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+266.66% +71.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.66 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.00 £71.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £110.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+450.00% +14.28%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50313 44084 56073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.17% 92.43% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30713 25214 30795
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
Number of hourly rates quoted 1990 2177 2578
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 +28 1009 £315 - 104
London -7 387 £363 +3.57% 32
South East +18 220 £300 - 20
Yorkshire +39 120 £275 - 14
West Yorkshire +34 108 £275 -11.29% 8
City of London -29 92 £375 -6.25% 10
South West +10 70 £300 - 11
Leeds +23 58 £256 -13.13% 5
Hampshire +21 53 £308 -3.14% 7
East of England +2 53 £300 -3.22% 5
Scotland -18 51 £300 -7.69% 8
Berkshire -3 47 £250 -14.52% 6
East Midlands +14 46 £275 -8.33% 8
Surrey +12 46 £343 -6.80% 2
North West -12 45 £310 +10.71% 7
Buckinghamshire -1 42 £250 - 1
Milton Keynes -7 35 £255 +2.00% 1
West Midlands -11 33 £325 +12.06% 4
Edinburgh -14 32 £250 -22.48% 1
North East +7 31 £290 +12.62% 3
Somerset +9 29 £288 +2.67% 3
Tyne and Wear -3 26 £290 +12.62% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 25 £283 +9.70% 3
Wales -19 24 £300 +8.59% 6
Reading +3 23 £269 -7.32% 2
Manchester -2 23 £289 +5.58% 3
Halifax +5 20 £300 -4.76% 2
South Wales -12 20 £294 +10.84% 6
Leicestershire +1 15 £284 -15.92%
Suffolk +5 14 £333 +1.52% 1

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 642 (32.99%) Test Scripting
2 574 (29.50%) SQL
3 479 (24.61%) Finance
4 473 (24.31%) ISEB
5 424 (21.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 388 (19.94%) HP Quality Center
7 327 (16.80%) Selenium
8 322 (16.55%) Software Testing
9 310 (15.93%) ISTQB
10 307 (15.78%) Agile Software Development
11 292 (15.01%) QA
12 257 (13.21%) Oracle
13 240 (12.33%) Banking
13 240 (12.33%) Security Cleared
14 223 (11.46%) HP
15 219 (11.25%) Microsoft
16 214 (11.00%) Java
17 203 (10.43%) Test Automation
18 197 (10.12%) SC Cleared
19 190 (9.76%) Scrum
20 182 (9.35%) .NET
21 180 (9.25%) QuickTest Pro
22 173 (8.89%) C#
23 172 (8.84%) Automated Testing
24 170 (8.74%) BDD
25 160 (8.22%) Windows
26 151 (7.76%) Test Strategy
27 146 (7.50%) SQL Server
28 141 (7.25%) Web Services
29 140 (7.19%) Team Foundation Server

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 50 (2.57%) SharePoint
2 27 (1.39%) CMS
3 24 (1.23%) WebSphere
4 16 (0.82%) SAS
5 15 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
6 14 (0.72%) IIS
7 9 (0.46%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (0.46%) Alfresco
8 8 (0.41%) Confluence
8 8 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (0.41%) Node.js
9 7 (0.36%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.31%) Apache
11 4 (0.21%) Oracle Spatial
11 4 (0.21%) Adobe CQ
12 3 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.15%) Drupal
12 3 (0.15%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 76 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 52 (2.67%) MS Office
3 21 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.21%) Mingle
4 4 (0.21%) MS Project
5 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.051%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.051%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
1 22 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.57%) Sentinel
2 11 (0.57%) Markit EDM
3 10 (0.51%) SAP HR
4 9 (0.46%) SAP FI
4 9 (0.46%) Tesseract
4 9 (0.46%) Minerva
5 7 (0.36%) MultiFonds
5 7 (0.36%) SAP CO
5 7 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.31%) Maximo
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%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.26%) Retail-J
7 5 (0.26%) ION MarketView
7 5 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (0.31%) SaaS
2 5 (0.26%) 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%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.051%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.051%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.59%) TCP/IP
2 28 (1.44%) HTTP
3 17 (0.87%) LAN
3 17 (0.87%) HTTPS
4 13 (0.67%) Internet
5 11 (0.57%) Wireshark
6 9 (0.46%) DNS
6 9 (0.46%) SSL
7 8 (0.41%) DHCP
7 8 (0.41%) VLAN
8 7 (0.36%) Unified Communications
8 7 (0.36%) FTP
8 7 (0.36%) VPN
8 7 (0.36%) Firewall
9 6 (0.31%) IPsec
9 6 (0.31%) ATM
10 5 (0.26%) WAN
10 5 (0.26%) SAN
11 4 (0.21%) SS7
11 4 (0.21%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 105 (5.40%) Data Warehouse
3 42 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (2.00%) Oracle Database
5 27 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 27 (1.39%) MySQL
6 26 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (1.18%) Relational Database
8 19 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
9 13 (0.67%) DataStage
9 13 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (0.62%) DB2
11 11 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (0.57%) Big Data
12 8 (0.41%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.36%) OLAP
13 7 (0.36%) QlikView
14 6 (0.31%) SAP BI
15 5 (0.26%) Star Schema
15 5 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 327 (16.80%) Selenium
2 180 (9.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 140 (7.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 113 (5.81%) WebDriver
5 111 (5.70%) JIRA
6 98 (5.04%) Cucumber
7 96 (4.93%) Visual Studio
8 94 (4.83%) SoapUI
9 88 (4.52%) LoadRunner
10 51 (2.62%) JMeter
11 40 (2.06%) FitNesse
11 40 (2.06%) SpecFlow
11 40 (2.06%) Jenkins
12 36 (1.85%) TestDirector
13 23 (1.18%) Toad
13 23 (1.18%) JUnit
14 21 (1.08%) WinRunner
15 19 (0.98%) Maven
16 15 (0.77%) Sahi
17 14 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 479 (24.61%) Finance
2 240 (12.33%) Banking
3 123 (6.32%) Retail
4 82 (4.21%) Investment Banking
5 57 (2.93%) Telecoms
6 51 (2.62%) Retail Banking
7 38 (1.95%) Back Office
8 28 (1.44%) Billing
9 20 (1.03%) Front Office
10 15 (0.77%) Marketing
11 14 (0.72%) Local Government
11 14 (0.72%) Advertising
11 14 (0.72%) Publishing
12 13 (0.67%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.57%) Legal
14 8 (0.41%) Games
15 6 (0.31%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.31%) Automotive
16 5 (0.26%) Law
16 5 (0.26%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (9.35%) .NET
2 141 (7.25%) Web Services
3 121 (6.22%) XML
4 112 (5.76%) SOAP
5 68 (3.49%) HTML
6 37 (1.90%) REST
7 35 (1.80%) ASP.NET
8 29 (1.49%) WCF
9 21 (1.08%) Gherkin
10 20 (1.03%) WPF
11 19 (0.98%) JSP
12 18 (0.92%) CSS
12 18 (0.92%) Java EE
13 16 (0.82%) JSON
14 14 (0.72%) .NET Framework
14 14 (0.72%) Drools
15 12 (0.62%) J2EE
16 10 (0.51%) Middleware
17 9 (0.46%) WSDL
18 8 (0.41%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 54 (2.77%) Mobile App
2 42 (2.16%) Derivative
3 37 (1.90%) NHS
4 36 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 34 (1.75%) Open Source
6 28 (1.44%) Mainframe
7 27 (1.39%) Client/Server
8 25 (1.28%) Credit Risk
9 18 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 17 (0.87%) Management Information System
10 17 (0.87%) Equities
10 17 (0.87%) SWIFT
11 13 (0.67%) Market Risk
11 13 (0.67%) Fixed Income
12 12 (0.62%) Clustering
12 12 (0.62%) EPoS
13 11 (0.57%) IBM Mainframe
14 10 (0.51%) AS400
15 9 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.41%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 160 (8.22%) Windows
2 135 (6.94%) UNIX
3 69 (3.55%) Linux
4 53 (2.72%) Windows XP
5 48 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 47 (2.42%) Android
7 41 (2.11%) Windows 7
8 36 (1.85%) Apple iOS
9 34 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (1.13%) Windows 2000
11 12 (0.62%) Solaris
11 12 (0.62%) AIX
11 12 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.31%) VMS
13 4 (0.21%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.10%) zOS
15 2 (0.10%) HPUX
16 1 (0.051%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 642 (32.99%) Test Scripting
2 424 (21.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 322 (16.55%) Software Testing
4 307 (15.78%) Agile Software Development
5 203 (10.43%) Test Automation
6 190 (9.76%) Scrum
7 172 (8.84%) Automated Testing
8 170 (8.74%) BDD
9 151 (7.76%) Test Strategy
10 140 (7.19%) Manual Testing
11 135 (6.94%) Integration Testing
11 135 (6.94%) Regression Testing
12 126 (6.47%) E-Commerce
13 124 (6.37%) System Testing
14 119 (6.12%) Test Management
15 115 (5.91%) Performance Testing
16 110 (5.65%) Automation Testing
17 100 (5.14%) ETL
18 89 (4.57%) TDD
19 85 (4.37%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 574 (29.50%) SQL
2 214 (11.00%) Java
3 173 (8.89%) C#
4 65 (3.34%) JavaScript
5 46 (2.36%) Ruby
6 44 (2.26%) VB
7 33 (1.70%) VBScript
8 28 (1.44%) Python
9 27 (1.39%) PL/SQL
10 26 (1.34%) T-SQL
11 19 (0.98%) PHP
12 18 (0.92%) PowerShell
13 13 (0.67%) VBA
14 12 (0.62%) Perl
15 11 (0.57%) COBOL
15 11 (0.57%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.51%) C++
17 7 (0.36%) VB.NET
17 7 (0.36%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.26%) C
Qualifications
1 473 (24.31%) ISEB
2 310 (15.93%) ISTQB
3 240 (12.33%) Security Cleared
4 197 (10.12%) SC Cleared
5 62 (3.19%) Degree
6 24 (1.23%) DV Cleared
7 15 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.15%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.10%) MCTS
10 2 (0.10%) MCITP
10 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.10%) MCSE
10 2 (0.10%) MCSA
11 1 (0.051%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 292 (15.01%) QA
2 10 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.36%) TickIT
4 5 (0.26%) 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%) ISO 9002
6 2 (0.10%) GMP
7 1 (0.051%) HL7
7 1 (0.051%) Basel III
7 1 (0.051%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.051%) Basel II
7 1 (0.051%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.051%) WCAG
System Software
1 35 (1.80%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.57%) XenApp
4 9 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (0.36%) Nmap
6 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.10%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.10%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.051%) NFS
Systems Management
1 388 (19.94%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (0.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 13 (0.67%) Netcool
4 12 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
5 11 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 7 (0.36%) Nessus
7 5 (0.26%) OpenView
8 4 (0.21%) Control-M
8 4 (0.21%) SCCM
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.051%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.051%) nmon
10 1 (0.051%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.051%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.051%) WebInspect
10 1 (0.051%) CA Endevor
10 1 (0.051%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.051%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.051%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 257 (13.21%) Oracle
2 223 (11.46%) HP
3 219 (11.25%) Microsoft
4 106 (5.45%) SAP
5 57 (2.93%) IBM
6 36 (1.85%) Citrix
7 35 (1.80%) VMware
8 22 (1.13%) Cisco
9 21 (1.08%) JBoss
10 19 (0.98%) Business Objects
11 13 (0.67%) Cognos
11 13 (0.67%) Siebel
12 12 (0.62%) Veritas
12 12 (0.62%) McAfee
12 12 (0.62%) Charles River
13 11 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (0.51%) Informatica
15 8 (0.41%) Cerner
15 8 (0.41%) TIBCO
15 8 (0.41%) Ektron
Reading, Berkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ARM Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £375.00 - £410.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Experis IT
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
QUANTICA
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 280 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £340 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £290 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Experis IT
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago