The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 13 16 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 1.75% 2.74% 3.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 2.94% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£200 £316 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £302
% change year-on-year
- -0.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £34.06 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-55.95% +46.47%
Test Analyst
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region. 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
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51 68 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 89.47% 93.15% 96.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 45 20
Average daily rate £290 £293 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.85% +27.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% -31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Analyst across the Bedford region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Test Analyst
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region that cited Test 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 Test Analyst in their job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (80.00%) HP
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region that cited Test 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 Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) System Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) HP