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 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Testing Analyst
Rank 639 611 613
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Testing Analyst 5 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.022% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.023% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 4
Median daily rate £350 £575 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.13% +64.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £160 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £600 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £160 £283
% change year-on-year
+118.75% -43.36%
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
50844 52173 51273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.70% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33234 32322 31697
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2070 2148
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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
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 5 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 30 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 0 5 £350 -39.13%
London -2 3 £375 -34.78%
South East -9 2 £350 -
East Sussex +3 1 £350 -
Hampshire - 1 £350 -

Testing Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (35.00%) Automated Testing
2 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Banking
5 4 (20.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) ISEB
5 4 (20.00%) ITIL
5 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Smart Meter
5 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (15.00%) System Testing
6 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Java
6 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (15.00%) SQL
6 3 (15.00%) ZigBee
6 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (15.00%) HP
6 3 (15.00%) LabVIEW
7 2 (10.00%) Retail
7 2 (10.00%) Workflow
7 2 (10.00%) Validation
7 2 (10.00%) Change Management
7 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery

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 (10.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (10.00%) MS Office
3 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) LabVIEW
2 2 (10.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.00%) PHPUnit
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (25.00%) Banking
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) Java EE
2 1 (5.00%) RESTful
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Online Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (35.00%) Automated Testing
2 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) ITIL
4 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.00%) Automation Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (15.00%) System Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.00%) BDD
6 2 (10.00%) Change Control
6 2 (10.00%) Change Management
6 2 (10.00%) Coaching
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) Project Management
6 2 (10.00%) Stress Testing
6 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Java
1 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) PHP
2 1 (5.00%) VBA
2 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Remedy
3 1 (5.00%) Informatica