The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire 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 29 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 42 30 24
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 5 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.23% 1.82% 3.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.93% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
-0.83% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £31.56 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-40.57% -4.37%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire 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
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
381 259 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.07% 94.53% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 158 153
Average daily rate £425 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £13.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £42.50 £47.50
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 Bedfordshire

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst across the Bedfordshire region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 12 (63.16%) Test Scripting
2 10 (52.63%) .NET
3 9 (47.37%) SQL
4 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (36.84%) Unica
5 7 (36.84%) SugarCRM
5 7 (36.84%) Campaign Management
5 7 (36.84%) Oracle Database
5 7 (36.84%) Neolane
5 7 (36.84%) Marketing
5 7 (36.84%) Oracle
5 7 (36.84%) PL/SQL
5 7 (36.84%) SAP
5 7 (36.84%) ETL
5 7 (36.84%) ISO 9001
5 7 (36.84%) IBM
5 7 (36.84%) CRM
5 7 (36.84%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
7 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
8 3 (15.79%) HP
8 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
9 2 (10.53%) Web Development
9 2 (10.53%) JIRA
9 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
9 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (10.53%) CSS

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (36.84%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle Database
2 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
General
1 7 (36.84%) Marketing
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.53%) CSS
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (10.53%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Test Scripting
2 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (36.84%) Campaign Management
3 7 (36.84%) CRM
3 7 (36.84%) ETL
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Web Development
5 2 (10.53%) MVC
5 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) Web Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
6 1 (5.26%) System Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.26%) BDD
6 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.26%) Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 7 (36.84%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle
1 7 (36.84%) SAP
1 7 (36.84%) IBM
1 7 (36.84%) Salesforce.com
1 7 (36.84%) Unica
1 7 (36.84%) Neolane
2 3 (15.79%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) VeriFone