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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 56 61 39
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 33 26 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.66% 1.98% 4.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.80% 2.13% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 25
Average daily rate
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£300 £268 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -17.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £302 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £31.56 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-27.11% +174.39%
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
1178 1218 956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 94.92% 92.62% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 692 470
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 57 79
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £20.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 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 30 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 +5 27 £310 +16.43%
Test Analyst
South East

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 (55.41%) Test Scripting
2 33 (44.59%) User Acceptance Testing
3 31 (41.89%) Finance
4 25 (33.78%) ISEB
5 24 (32.43%) HP Quality Center
6 22 (29.73%) SQL
7 18 (24.32%) Regression Testing
8 17 (22.97%) HP
9 16 (21.62%) QA
10 15 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (20.27%) MS Excel
11 14 (18.92%) XML
12 12 (16.22%) SAP
12 12 (16.22%) ISTQB
12 12 (16.22%) Waterfall
13 11 (14.86%) V-Model
13 11 (14.86%) Software Testing
13 11 (14.86%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (13.51%) Selenium
14 10 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (12.16%) SDLC
15 9 (12.16%) Test Management
15 9 (12.16%) Validation
15 9 (12.16%) Microsoft
16 8 (10.81%) C#
16 8 (10.81%) Relational Database
17 7 (9.46%) Test Automation
17 7 (9.46%) Oracle
17 7 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
17 7 (9.46%) HP UFT

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (2.70%) IIS
1 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (20.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) MS Project
3 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.70%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (2.70%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.35%) SAP BCA
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) Internet
2 1 (1.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) Relational Database
2 7 (9.46%) SAP BW
3 5 (6.76%) Data Mining
3 5 (6.76%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.41%) SAP BI
5 3 (4.05%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (2.70%) Xcelsius
6 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.70%) PowerCenter
7 1 (1.35%) MS Access
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (13.51%) Selenium
2 7 (9.46%) HP UFT
3 6 (8.11%) WebDriver
3 6 (8.11%) SpecFlow
4 4 (5.41%) Cucumber
4 4 (5.41%) LoadRunner
4 4 (5.41%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.05%) JMeter
6 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.70%) eggPlant
6 2 (2.70%) NeoLoad
7 1 (1.35%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.35%) Ranorex
General
1 31 (41.89%) Finance
2 7 (9.46%) Banking
3 4 (5.41%) Marketing
3 4 (5.41%) Automotive
3 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.41%) Electronics
3 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.05%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.70%) Retail
6 1 (1.35%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.35%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.92%) XML
2 5 (6.76%) .NET
2 5 (6.76%) SOAP
3 4 (5.41%) HTML
4 3 (4.05%) JSON
5 2 (2.70%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.35%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) DTV
2 3 (4.05%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.70%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.35%) Biometrics
4 1 (1.35%) Replication
4 1 (1.35%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.41%) UNIX
2 2 (2.70%) Windows
2 2 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (55.41%) Test Scripting
2 33 (44.59%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (24.32%) Regression Testing
4 15 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (16.22%) Waterfall
6 11 (14.86%) V-Model
6 11 (14.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (14.86%) Software Testing
7 9 (12.16%) Test Management
7 9 (12.16%) Validation
7 9 (12.16%) SDLC
8 7 (9.46%) Test Automation
8 7 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (8.11%) BDD
9 6 (8.11%) Test Strategy
10 5 (6.76%) System Testing
10 5 (6.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 5 (6.76%) Test Planning
10 5 (6.76%) Integration Testing
10 5 (6.76%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (29.73%) SQL
2 8 (10.81%) C#
3 3 (4.05%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.70%) Ruby
4 2 (2.70%) Java
5 1 (1.35%) VBScript
5 1 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (33.78%) ISEB
2 12 (16.22%) ISTQB
3 10 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.41%) DV Cleared
4 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.35%) Degree
6 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 24 (32.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (22.97%) HP
2 12 (16.22%) SAP
3 9 (12.16%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.46%) Oracle
5 3 (4.05%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (2.70%) Wall Street Systems
7 1 (1.35%) Terracotta
7 1 (1.35%) Compaq
7 1 (1.35%) webMethods