The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Testing Analyst
Rank 609 587 576
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Testing Analyst 8 3 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.006% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.006% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 18
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£425 £470 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.57% +24.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £434 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £506 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £180
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 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 7 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 1 October 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 -14 7 £425 -9.57%
London +12 6 £500 +6.38%
Manchester - - - -
North West - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -

Testing Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 3 (23.08%) Stress Testing
2 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Selenium
3 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) ISEB
4 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
4 1 (7.69%) NHS
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
4 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (7.69%) HTML
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) VBA
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.69%) MS Project
4 1 (7.69%) MS Office
4 1 (7.69%) CSS
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) CISA
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Management

Testing Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Google Analytics
1 1 (7.69%) SiteCatalyst
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
2 1 (7.69%) JMeter
2 1 (7.69%) LoadUI
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Publishing
3 1 (7.69%) Billing
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) NHS
1 1 (7.69%) Statistics
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
1 1 (7.69%) Market Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Stress Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.69%) Release Management
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Web Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VBA
2 1 (7.69%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Amdocs
2 1 (7.69%) Google