The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 40 40 38
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.80% 0.30% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.32% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Average daily rate
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£338 - £345
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 - £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £72.03 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-53.48% +260.13%
Test Analyst
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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
350 314 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.58% 94.01% 86.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 193 142
Average daily rate £350 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 38 51
Average hourly rate £20.50 £39.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.10% +21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 12 (63.16%) C#
2 11 (57.89%) .NET
2 11 (57.89%) E-Commerce
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) QA
2 11 (57.89%) SpecFlow
3 10 (52.63%) BDD
4 8 (42.11%) WebDriver
4 8 (42.11%) Selenium
4 8 (42.11%) .NET Framework
4 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
5 7 (36.84%) Ruby
6 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
7 4 (21.05%) SQL
8 3 (15.79%) Finance
8 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
8 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
8 3 (15.79%) Coaching
9 2 (10.53%) Perforce
9 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (10.53%) JIRA
9 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Internet
9 2 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (10.53%) VB
9 2 (10.53%) HTML
9 2 (10.53%) XML
9 2 (10.53%) Linux
9 2 (10.53%) Python
10 1 (5.26%) IIS

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 1 (5.26%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Internet
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) SpecFlow
2 8 (42.11%) Selenium
2 8 (42.11%) WebDriver
3 2 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (10.53%) JIRA
4 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) .NET
2 8 (42.11%) .NET Framework
3 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) XML
4 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
1 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) E-Commerce
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) BDD
3 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
4 3 (15.79%) Coaching
4 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Load Testing
6 1 (5.26%) System Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Release Management
6 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) C#
2 7 (36.84%) Ruby
3 4 (21.05%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) VB
4 2 (10.53%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (57.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Perforce