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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Testing Analyst
Rank 584 558 563
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Testing Analyst 5 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.010% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.011% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £515 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.74% +51.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £355 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £563 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £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
50442 47321 53607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.54% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30616 27723 29887
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 2134 2724
Average hourly rate £16.56 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -7.89%
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 £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 29 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 29 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 -9 4 £300 -41.74% 2
London -6 3 £250 -51.45% 1
City of London +24 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 29 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 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Time Management
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Retail
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) ISEB
5 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
5 1 (6.67%) NHS
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (6.67%) Java
5 1 (6.67%) SQL

Testing Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (13.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (6.67%) JMeter
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
1 1 (6.67%) LoadUI
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Billing
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Learning Management System
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Time Management
3 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Web Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.67%) Amdocs