The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cambridge region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 40 41 43
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.02% 1.09% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.13% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £325 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.43 £35.50 £72.03
% change year-on-year
-62.18% -50.71%
Test Analyst
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
374 354 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.65% 96.20% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 226 200
Median daily rate £413 £360 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 35 39
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.38 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.43% -45.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.75 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 Cambridge region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
3 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Unix
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) TestDirector
4 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
4 2 (28.57%) Smartcard
4 2 (28.57%) ClearCase
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) iPad
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 2 (28.57%) System Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) Selenium
5 1 (14.29%) WPF
5 1 (14.29%) LINQ
5 1 (14.29%) jQuery
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) Test Management
5 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) TestDirector
2 2 (28.57%) ClearCase
2 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
3 1 (14.29%) Protractor
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
1 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Ajax
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) jQuery
2 1 (14.29%) LINQ
2 1 (14.29%) WPF
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) iPad
1 2 (28.57%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Unix
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) System Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Content Management
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) VB
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) SAP