The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 60 50 52
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 26 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.30% 2.45% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.43% 2.63% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 10
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£280 £288 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.60% -1.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £365 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.81 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-8.55% -20.95%
Test Analyst
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1070 949 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 94.52% 92.86% 92.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 501 293
Average daily rate £363 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 64 88
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £34.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Milton Keynes 0 21 £280 -4.68% 1
High Wycombe -2 1 - - 2
Aylesbury - - - -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Test Analyst
South East

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 30 (51.72%) User Acceptance Testing
2 25 (43.10%) Test Scripting
2 25 (43.10%) SQL
3 22 (37.93%) Finance
3 22 (37.93%) ISEB
4 21 (36.21%) HP Quality Center
5 20 (34.48%) QA
6 18 (31.03%) Waterfall
7 17 (29.31%) Software Testing
8 16 (27.59%) SAP
9 13 (22.41%) V-Model
9 13 (22.41%) Test Management
10 12 (20.69%) Relational Database
11 11 (18.97%) XML
12 10 (17.24%) Validation
12 10 (17.24%) Manual Testing
13 9 (15.52%) HP
13 9 (15.52%) QuickTest Pro
14 8 (13.79%) SAP BW
14 8 (13.79%) System Testing
15 7 (12.07%) ISTQB
15 7 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (12.07%) ITIL
15 7 (12.07%) CRM
15 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
16 6 (10.34%) Windows
16 6 (10.34%) Oracle
16 6 (10.34%) Migration
16 6 (10.34%) Dynamics CRM
16 6 (10.34%) Data Migration

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 4 (6.90%) CMS
2 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (6.90%) SAP BCA
3 1 (1.72%) Summit
3 1 (1.72%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) DHCP
1 2 (3.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) Relational Database
2 8 (13.79%) SAP BW
3 3 (5.17%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (15.52%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (8.62%) JIRA
3 4 (6.90%) Selenium
4 2 (3.45%) eggPlant
4 2 (3.45%) TestDirector
4 2 (3.45%) LoadRunner
4 2 (3.45%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.72%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.72%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.72%) Ranorex
General
1 22 (37.93%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Banking
2 4 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.72%) Automotive
3 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.97%) XML
2 2 (3.45%) .NET
3 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) User Experience
1 2 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.72%) Open Source
2 1 (1.72%) IVR
2 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.72%) NHS
2 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.34%) Windows
2 3 (5.17%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (5.17%) UNIX
2 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.72%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (51.72%) User Acceptance Testing
2 25 (43.10%) Test Scripting
3 18 (31.03%) Waterfall
4 17 (29.31%) Software Testing
5 13 (22.41%) V-Model
5 13 (22.41%) Test Management
6 10 (17.24%) Validation
6 10 (17.24%) Manual Testing
7 8 (13.79%) System Testing
8 7 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (12.07%) ITIL
8 7 (12.07%) CRM
9 6 (10.34%) Migration
9 6 (10.34%) Data Migration
10 4 (6.90%) Automation Testing
10 4 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (6.90%) Test Automation
11 3 (5.17%) Performance Testing
11 3 (5.17%) Supplier Management
11 3 (5.17%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.10%) SQL
2 4 (6.90%) C#
3 3 (5.17%) VBScript
4 2 (3.45%) Java
5 1 (1.72%) Python
5 1 (1.72%) Perl
5 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.72%) C++
5 1 (1.72%) C
5 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (37.93%) ISEB
2 7 (12.07%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (34.48%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 21 (36.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (27.59%) SAP
2 9 (15.52%) HP
3 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.34%) Oracle
5 3 (5.17%) IBM
5 3 (5.17%) Business Objects
6 2 (3.45%) Apple
7 1 (1.72%) VeriFone
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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