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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 107 121 76
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 983 873 1327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.83% 1.71% 2.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 1.85% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 543 861
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £318 £290
% change year-on-year
-5.51% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 9
Average hourly rate £30.78 £11.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+167.63% -42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £11.00 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.15 £29.90 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £11.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+167.63% -42.50%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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
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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 +19 882 £300 -7.69% 204
London +19 315 £363 -3.33% 72
South East +3 209 £300 -9.09% 42
Hampshire +19 100 £315 +1.61% 11
South West +15 94 £300 -2.43% 29
City of London +1 90 £400 -0.12% 26
Yorkshire +30 74 £280 +1.81% 23
East of England +9 65 £298 +8.18% 7
West Yorkshire +25 63 £280 - 17
Scotland -23 60 £300 -4.76% 8
North West -3 40 £300 -6.97% 13
East Midlands +20 38 £250 -9.09% 7
Edinburgh -20 38 £294 -8.91% 3
Berkshire -12 34 £255 -32.00% 14
Leeds +17 31 £275 -12.69% 9
Bristol 0 31 £295 -10.94% 6
West Midlands -14 29 £280 -13.84% 9
Wales -10 28 £300 -3.22% 5
Buckinghamshire -20 26 £266 -18.07% 5
Manchester +15 23 £300 -7.69% 6
South Wales -11 23 £300 +1.69% 4
Surrey +9 22 £298 -20.66% 8
Milton Keynes -14 22 £266 -21.69%
Gosport -3 21 £315 -10.00% 2
Wiltshire +15 18 £220 -26.66% 9
Glasgow +1 18 £300 - 3
Cardiff -1 17 £300 +1.69% 3
Southampton +4 16 £313 +4.16% 3
Somerset -4 15 £300 +9.09% 2
Swindon +6 14 £270 -10.00% 6

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 688 (32.72%) Test Scripting
2 649 (30.86%) SQL
3 503 (23.92%) ISEB
4 493 (23.44%) Finance
5 474 (22.54%) User Acceptance Testing
6 423 (20.11%) HP Quality Center
7 394 (18.74%) ISTQB
8 367 (17.45%) Software Testing
9 363 (17.26%) QA
10 317 (15.07%) Oracle
11 301 (14.31%) Agile Software Development
11 301 (14.31%) Selenium
12 283 (13.46%) HP
13 269 (12.79%) Security Cleared
14 268 (12.74%) Microsoft
15 235 (11.17%) .NET
16 231 (10.98%) Banking
17 222 (10.56%) Java
17 222 (10.56%) Test Automation
18 210 (9.99%) SC Cleared
19 206 (9.80%) C#
19 206 (9.80%) Scrum
20 202 (9.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 195 (9.27%) Automated Testing
22 188 (8.94%) Test Strategy
23 183 (8.70%) UNIX
24 180 (8.56%) Integration Testing
25 175 (8.32%) QuickTest Pro
26 174 (8.27%) Team Foundation Server
27 169 (8.04%) Windows

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 40 (1.90%) SharePoint
2 18 (0.86%) WebLogic
3 14 (0.67%) Node.js
4 13 (0.62%) IIS
5 12 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (0.57%) CMS
6 10 (0.48%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (0.33%) Confluence
9 6 (0.29%) Apache
10 5 (0.24%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.24%) SAS
11 4 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.14%) Adobe CQ
12 3 (0.14%) Drupal
12 3 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.14%) CICS
12 3 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.095%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.095%) MQSeries
Applications
1 93 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 50 (2.38%) MS Office
3 15 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.14%) MS Project
5 3 (0.14%) Mingle
6 2 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.048%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 56 (2.66%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.81%) Markit EDM
4 13 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (0.48%) SAP HR
5 10 (0.48%) CSG Singleview
6 9 (0.43%) TRIRIGA
6 9 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.38%) SAP FI
7 8 (0.38%) Maximo
7 8 (0.38%) LatentZero
8 7 (0.33%) Sentinel
8 7 (0.33%) ION MarketView
9 6 (0.29%) MultiFonds
9 6 (0.29%) SAP CO
9 6 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
9 6 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
10 5 (0.24%) Agresso
11 4 (0.19%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.43%) Office 365
2 6 (0.29%) SaaS
2 6 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.095%) Force.com
5 2 (0.095%) PaaS
6 1 (0.048%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.048%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.048%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.048%) Trello
6 1 (0.048%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 65 (3.09%) TCP/IP
2 31 (1.47%) HTTP
3 22 (1.05%) SAN
4 20 (0.95%) HTTPS
4 20 (0.95%) LAN
5 18 (0.86%) DNS
6 14 (0.67%) FTP
6 14 (0.67%) Wireshark
7 13 (0.62%) VLAN
8 11 (0.52%) Firewall
8 11 (0.52%) SSL
9 10 (0.48%) IPsec
10 9 (0.43%) Internet
11 8 (0.38%) VPN
11 8 (0.38%) WAN
12 6 (0.29%) 2G
12 6 (0.29%) SIGTRAN
12 6 (0.29%) Network Security
13 5 (0.24%) ZigBee
13 5 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (7.70%) SQL Server
2 115 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (2.19%) Oracle Database
4 36 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
4 36 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 33 (1.57%) Relational Database
6 32 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 24 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (1.05%) MySQL
9 17 (0.81%) QlikView
10 14 (0.67%) DataStage
11 13 (0.62%) Big Data
12 11 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (0.52%) Star Schema
13 10 (0.48%) Data Mining
13 10 (0.48%) DB2
13 10 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.38%) Data Mart
15 7 (0.33%) RDBMS
16 6 (0.29%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 301 (14.31%) Selenium
2 175 (8.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 174 (8.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 133 (6.32%) JIRA
5 127 (6.04%) Cucumber
6 112 (5.33%) WebDriver
7 107 (5.09%) Visual Studio
8 79 (3.76%) LoadRunner
9 75 (3.57%) SoapUI
10 59 (2.81%) JMeter
11 53 (2.52%) FitNesse
12 47 (2.23%) SpecFlow
13 36 (1.71%) TestDirector
13 36 (1.71%) Jenkins
14 32 (1.52%) JUnit
15 19 (0.90%) WinRunner
15 19 (0.90%) Bugzilla
15 19 (0.90%) Sahi
16 18 (0.86%) Maven
16 18 (0.86%) WATIR
General
1 493 (23.44%) Finance
2 231 (10.98%) Banking
3 121 (5.75%) Retail
4 75 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 49 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 42 (2.00%) Retail Banking
7 28 (1.33%) Front Office
8 27 (1.28%) Billing
9 25 (1.19%) Back Office
10 15 (0.71%) Automotive
10 15 (0.71%) Publishing
11 14 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.62%) Legal
13 10 (0.48%) Advertising
13 10 (0.48%) Electronics
13 10 (0.48%) Marketing
14 9 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.43%) Games
15 6 (0.29%) Local Government
15 6 (0.29%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (11.17%) .NET
2 141 (6.70%) Web Services
3 137 (6.51%) XML
4 90 (4.28%) SOAP
5 88 (4.18%) HTML
6 64 (3.04%) ASP.NET
7 51 (2.43%) JSP
8 39 (1.85%) Gherkin
9 33 (1.57%) REST
10 30 (1.43%) WCF
11 21 (1.00%) WPF
12 16 (0.76%) CSS
13 15 (0.71%) .NET Framework
14 13 (0.62%) Mustache
14 13 (0.62%) Sass
15 12 (0.57%) J2EE
15 12 (0.57%) Middleware
16 11 (0.52%) JSON
17 6 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
17 6 (0.29%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 67 (3.19%) Mobile App
2 49 (2.33%) Open Source
3 42 (2.00%) Derivative
4 33 (1.57%) Computer Science
5 27 (1.28%) Client/Server
6 23 (1.09%) Management Information System
7 22 (1.05%) NHS
7 22 (1.05%) Credit Risk
8 20 (0.95%) Mainframe
9 18 (0.86%) AS400
9 18 (0.86%) Fixed Income
10 17 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 14 (0.67%) Market Risk
12 13 (0.62%) iSeries
12 13 (0.62%) SWIFT
12 13 (0.62%) IVR
13 12 (0.57%) Equities
14 10 (0.48%) Clustering
14 10 (0.48%) STB
15 9 (0.43%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 183 (8.70%) UNIX
2 169 (8.04%) Windows
3 94 (4.47%) Linux
4 51 (2.43%) Android
5 48 (2.28%) Apple iOS
6 44 (2.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (2.04%) Windows XP
8 38 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (1.57%) Windows 7
10 22 (1.05%) Windows 2000
11 21 (1.00%) Solaris
12 12 (0.57%) AIX
13 11 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.24%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.19%) HPUX
15 4 (0.19%) VMS
15 4 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.14%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.095%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.048%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 688 (32.72%) Test Scripting
2 474 (22.54%) User Acceptance Testing
3 367 (17.45%) Software Testing
4 301 (14.31%) Agile Software Development
5 222 (10.56%) Test Automation
6 206 (9.80%) Scrum
7 195 (9.27%) Automated Testing
8 188 (8.94%) Test Strategy
9 180 (8.56%) Integration Testing
10 168 (7.99%) BDD
11 162 (7.70%) Test Management
11 162 (7.70%) Manual Testing
12 126 (5.99%) Automation Testing
13 125 (5.94%) E-Commerce
14 118 (5.61%) ETL
15 117 (5.56%) TDD
16 113 (5.37%) Regression Testing
17 111 (5.28%) System Testing
18 109 (5.18%) Performance Testing
19 108 (5.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 649 (30.86%) SQL
2 222 (10.56%) Java
3 206 (9.80%) C#
4 83 (3.95%) JavaScript
5 53 (2.52%) Ruby
6 39 (1.85%) VB
7 29 (1.38%) T-SQL
8 27 (1.28%) VBScript
8 27 (1.28%) PHP
8 27 (1.28%) PL/SQL
9 20 (0.95%) Python
10 17 (0.81%) Shell Script
11 15 (0.71%) C++
12 14 (0.67%) Perl
12 14 (0.67%) VBA
13 11 (0.52%) PowerShell
14 7 (0.33%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.33%) C
14 7 (0.33%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.19%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 503 (23.92%) ISEB
2 394 (18.74%) ISTQB
3 269 (12.79%) Security Cleared
4 210 (9.99%) SC Cleared
5 202 (9.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 66 (3.14%) Degree
7 48 (2.28%) DV Cleared
8 17 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 16 (0.76%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.19%) MCSE
12 4 (0.19%) MCITP
13 3 (0.14%) MCSA
13 3 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.14%) MOS
13 3 (0.14%) MCTS
14 2 (0.095%) CCNA
14 2 (0.095%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.095%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 363 (17.26%) QA
2 10 (0.48%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.38%) TickIT
4 6 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
5 5 (0.24%) EMIR
6 3 (0.14%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.14%) GMP
7 2 (0.095%) WCAG
7 2 (0.095%) SLA
8 1 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.048%) Basel II
8 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.048%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.048%) Basel III
System Software
1 28 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.43%) Nmap
4 4 (0.19%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.19%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.095%) XenApp
7 1 (0.048%) NFS
7 1 (0.048%) Xen
Systems Management
1 423 (20.11%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
2 11 (0.52%) Netcool
2 11 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 9 (0.43%) Nessus
4 6 (0.29%) SCCM
4 6 (0.29%) OpenView
5 3 (0.14%) nmon
6 2 (0.095%) Control-M
6 2 (0.095%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.048%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.048%) Puppet
7 1 (0.048%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.048%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.048%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.048%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.048%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.048%) MOM
7 1 (0.048%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 317 (15.07%) Oracle
2 283 (13.46%) HP
3 268 (12.74%) Microsoft
4 113 (5.37%) SAP
5 45 (2.14%) IBM
6 39 (1.85%) Citrix
7 33 (1.57%) VMware
8 22 (1.05%) Charles River
9 18 (0.86%) Siebel
9 18 (0.86%) Cisco
10 16 (0.76%) Business Objects
11 15 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (0.67%) Informatica
13 13 (0.62%) Cognos
14 11 (0.52%) McAfee
14 11 (0.52%) ATG
15 10 (0.48%) Veritas
16 9 (0.43%) PeopleSoft
16 9 (0.43%) Sophis
17 8 (0.38%) ION Trading
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