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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 50 58 36
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 38 30 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 3.15% 2.31% 4.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.30% 2.48% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 28
Average daily rate
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£320 £258 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.27% -19.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £300 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £30.19 £17.58
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +71.72%
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
1151 1208 869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 95.52% 93.21% 93.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 686 430
Average daily rate £363 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 59 78
Average hourly rate £16.14 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.60% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.90 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 July 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 +3 28 £320 +24.27% 3
Beaconsfield 0 1 £283 -
Test Analyst
South East

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 41 (54.67%) Test Scripting
2 33 (44.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 32 (42.67%) Finance
4 26 (34.67%) HP Quality Center
5 23 (30.67%) ISEB
5 23 (30.67%) SQL
6 17 (22.67%) SAP
6 17 (22.67%) XML
7 16 (21.33%) QA
7 16 (21.33%) Waterfall
8 15 (20.00%) HP
8 15 (20.00%) Regression Testing
9 14 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (17.33%) V-Model
10 13 (17.33%) SDLC
11 12 (16.00%) Software Testing
11 12 (16.00%) Test Management
11 12 (16.00%) Validation
12 11 (14.67%) SAP BW
12 11 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (13.33%) Selenium
13 10 (13.33%) MS Excel
14 9 (12.00%) HP UFT
14 9 (12.00%) System Testing
14 9 (12.00%) ISTQB
14 9 (12.00%) Relational Database
15 7 (9.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (9.33%) Manual Testing
15 7 (9.33%) Banking
15 7 (9.33%) Microsoft

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2 (2.67%) IIS
1 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.33%) MS Project
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) SAP BCA
2 4 (5.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.67%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (2.67%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.67%) SAP BW
2 9 (12.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 5 (6.67%) Data Mining
4 4 (5.33%) SAP BI
5 3 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.67%) PowerCenter
6 2 (2.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (2.67%) Xcelsius
7 1 (1.33%) MS Access
7 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (13.33%) Selenium
2 9 (12.00%) HP UFT
3 6 (8.00%) WebDriver
3 6 (8.00%) SpecFlow
4 4 (5.33%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.33%) LoadRunner
4 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.00%) JMeter
6 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.67%) Ranorex
6 2 (2.67%) NeoLoad
7 1 (1.33%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.33%) SoapUI
General
1 32 (42.67%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Banking
3 4 (5.33%) Marketing
3 4 (5.33%) Automotive
3 4 (5.33%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.33%) Electronics
3 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.00%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.67%) Retail
6 1 (1.33%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.33%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.67%) XML
2 5 (6.67%) SOAP
3 4 (5.33%) HTML
4 3 (4.00%) .NET
4 3 (4.00%) JSON
5 2 (2.67%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.33%) DTV
2 2 (2.67%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.33%) Biometrics
3 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.33%) Replication
3 1 (1.33%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.33%) UNIX
2 2 (2.67%) Windows
2 2 (2.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (54.67%) Test Scripting
2 33 (44.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (21.33%) Waterfall
4 15 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 14 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (17.33%) V-Model
6 13 (17.33%) SDLC
7 12 (16.00%) Test Management
7 12 (16.00%) Validation
7 12 (16.00%) Software Testing
8 11 (14.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (12.00%) System Testing
10 7 (9.33%) Manual Testing
10 7 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (8.00%) Integration Testing
11 6 (8.00%) Test Automation
11 6 (8.00%) BDD
11 6 (8.00%) Test Strategy
12 5 (6.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 5 (6.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 23 (30.67%) SQL
2 6 (8.00%) C#
3 2 (2.67%) Java
3 2 (2.67%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.67%) Ruby
4 1 (1.33%) VBScript
4 1 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (30.67%) ISEB
2 9 (12.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (9.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.33%) DV Cleared
4 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.67%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.33%) Degree
6 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.33%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 26 (34.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (22.67%) SAP
2 15 (20.00%) HP
3 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.00%) Oracle
5 3 (4.00%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (2.67%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.33%) Compaq
7 1 (1.33%) webMethods
7 1 (1.33%) Wall Street Systems
7 1 (1.33%) Terracotta