The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Buckinghamshire region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 57 58 60
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 20 31 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.16% 2.51% 2.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 2.60% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 20
Median daily rate £319 £310 £261
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.82% +18.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £373 £301
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £23.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+43.47% -25.27%
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
877 1193 1217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 94.81% 96.76% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 635 689
Median daily rate £390 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 62
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £44.00 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Buckinghamshire region that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 23 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -3 8 £298 -7.03% 4
High Wycombe - 5 £371 -
Test Analyst
South East

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 21 (43.75%) ISEB
2 18 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 17 (35.42%) Finance
4 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (22.92%) SQL
5 11 (22.92%) SAP
5 11 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (20.83%) ISTQB
6 10 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (20.83%) Test Strategy
6 10 (20.83%) HP
7 9 (18.75%) Test Planning
8 8 (16.67%) SDLC
8 8 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 8 (16.67%) QA
8 8 (16.67%) Banking
8 8 (16.67%) Validation
9 7 (14.58%) HP UFT
9 7 (14.58%) Selenium
9 7 (14.58%) Integration Testing
9 7 (14.58%) Data Validation
10 6 (12.50%) SAP FI
10 6 (12.50%) XML
10 6 (12.50%) Regression Testing
11 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (10.42%) Retail
11 5 (10.42%) HTML
11 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
11 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
11 5 (10.42%) JIRA

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (12.50%) SAP FI
2 4 (8.33%) Temenos T24
3 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.08%) DB2
2 1 (2.08%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) HP UFT
1 7 (14.58%) Selenium
2 5 (10.42%) JIRA
3 4 (8.33%) Maven
3 4 (8.33%) WebDriver
4 3 (6.25%) eggPlant
5 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.08%) TestComplete
General
1 17 (35.42%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Banking
3 5 (10.42%) Retail
4 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.08%) Automotive
6 1 (2.08%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.08%) Electronics
6 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) XML
2 5 (10.42%) HTML
3 4 (8.33%) Spring
4 3 (6.25%) JSP
5 1 (2.08%) .NET
5 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.08%) CSS
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.17%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (2.08%) Contactless
2 1 (2.08%) EPoS
2 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.08%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Linux
2 3 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (20.83%) Test Strategy
5 9 (18.75%) Test Planning
6 8 (16.67%) SDLC
6 8 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 8 (16.67%) Validation
7 7 (14.58%) Data Validation
7 7 (14.58%) Integration Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Regression Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Functional Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (8.33%) Data Analysis
10 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
10 4 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (8.33%) Waterfall
11 3 (6.25%) Defect Management
11 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) SQL
2 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (2.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (43.75%) ISEB
2 10 (20.83%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) SAP
2 10 (20.83%) HP
3 4 (8.33%) Oracle
3 4 (8.33%) Temenos
4 1 (2.08%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.08%) PeopleSoft