The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Testing Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Testing Analyst
Rank 630 622 606
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Testing Analyst 11 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.018% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.019% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 6
Median daily rate £406 £575 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.34% +39.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £571 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 - £283
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
52739 52999 51576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.88% 94.73% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 34376 32174 31581
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1514 2137 2130
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.28% -0.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

Testing Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Testing Analyst in the job title.

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 6 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Testing Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 11 £406 -29.34% 1
London -17 6 £438 -23.91%
South East - 5 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £305 -
Bromley - 2 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £260 -
Leatherhead - 1 £450 -
Surrey - 1 £450 -

Testing Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, Testing Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Testing Analyst in the job title.

1 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
2 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
2 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Finance
3 6 (27.27%) Banking
3 6 (27.27%) Automated Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (22.73%) ISEB
4 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
4 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
5 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
5 4 (18.18%) ITIL
5 4 (18.18%) Smart Meter
6 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
6 3 (13.64%) SQL
6 3 (13.64%) HP
6 3 (13.64%) HP UFT
6 3 (13.64%) LabVIEW
6 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
6 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
6 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
6 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
6 3 (13.64%) System Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
6 3 (13.64%) ZigBee
6 3 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (9.09%) JIRA
7 2 (9.09%) Stress Testing

Testing Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) Node.js
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (9.09%) MS Office
3 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.09%) GitHub
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) ZigBee
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) HP UFT
1 3 (13.64%) LabVIEW
2 2 (9.09%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) PHPUnit
3 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (27.27%) Banking
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) Java EE
2 1 (4.55%) SOAP
2 1 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Smart Meter
2 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Derivative
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.55%) Online Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
2 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Automated Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
5 4 (18.18%) Automation Testing
5 4 (18.18%) ITIL
5 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
6 3 (13.64%) System Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
6 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
7 2 (9.09%) BDD
7 2 (9.09%) Change Control
7 2 (9.09%) Change Management
7 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 2 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Project Management
7 2 (9.09%) Stress Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) PHP
3 1 (4.55%) VBA
3 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
2 5 (22.73%) ISEB
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) CGEIT
4 1 (4.55%) CISA
4 1 (4.55%) CISM
4 1 (4.55%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) COBIT
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Remedy
3 1 (4.55%) Informatica