The first table below looks at the demand for the Testing 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 Testing Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Testing Analyst
Rank 566 562 586
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Testing Analyst 6 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.008% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.008% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £445 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.82% +33.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £341 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £549 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 - £340
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49052 47059 53535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.53% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29837 27513 29708
Average daily rate £399 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1952 2140 2686
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
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 £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%

Testing Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Testing Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Testing Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Testing Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Testing Analyst within the UK.

Testing Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Testing Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Testing Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Testing Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Testing Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Testing Analyst within the UK.

Testing Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Testing Analyst
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Testing Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 -6 5 £250 -43.82% 2
London +15 3 £250 -43.82% 1
City of London +23 1 £375 -34.78%
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Leicester - - - -

Testing Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Testing 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 Testing Analyst in their job title.

1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) Windows
4 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
5 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 2 (12.50%) Retail
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Stress Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Time Management
6 1 (6.25%) Java
6 1 (6.25%) SQL
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.25%) ISEB
6 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
6 1 (6.25%) NHS
6 1 (6.25%) Project Management

Testing Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Testing 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 Testing Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
1 1 (6.25%) JMeter
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
1 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
1 1 (6.25%) LoadUI
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Billing
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Learning Management System
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
1 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
2 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
2 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Time Management
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Stress Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Web Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) Amdocs