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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 43 33 16
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 3 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.77% 1.46% 5.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.55% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £32.81 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-19.98% -20.95%
Test Analyst
East of England

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
367 258 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.59% 94.16% 94.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 148 118
Average daily rate £425 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 25 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
Luton - 1 £325 -
Test Analyst
East of England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 10 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (55.56%) .NET
3 9 (50.00%) SAP
3 9 (50.00%) SQL
4 7 (38.89%) CRM
4 7 (38.89%) ETL
4 7 (38.89%) ISO 9001
4 7 (38.89%) IBM
4 7 (38.89%) Oracle
4 7 (38.89%) PL/SQL
4 7 (38.89%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (38.89%) Marketing
4 7 (38.89%) SugarCRM
4 7 (38.89%) Unica
4 7 (38.89%) Campaign Management
4 7 (38.89%) Oracle Database
4 7 (38.89%) Neolane
5 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
7 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
8 2 (11.11%) CSS
8 2 (11.11%) Windows
8 2 (11.11%) HTML
8 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (11.11%) SAP SD
8 2 (11.11%) MVC
8 2 (11.11%) Finance

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (38.89%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP SD
1 2 (11.11%) SAP PP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle Database
2 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 7 (38.89%) Marketing
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.11%) CSS
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 10 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (38.89%) CRM
3 7 (38.89%) ETL
3 7 (38.89%) Campaign Management
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.11%) MVC
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) Web Development
5 2 (11.11%) Stress Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.56%) System Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Web Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Use Case
6 1 (5.56%) BDD
6 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) SAP
2 7 (38.89%) IBM
2 7 (38.89%) Oracle
2 7 (38.89%) Salesforce.com
2 7 (38.89%) Unica
2 7 (38.89%) Neolane
3 1 (5.56%) VeriFone
3 1 (5.56%) HP