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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 41 35 47
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 3 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.85% 2.62% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 2.82% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £315 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £359 £370
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 £14.25 £31.56 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-54.84% +57.77%
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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
322 319 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 90.70% 92.73% 94.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 158 197
Average daily rate £335 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 71
Average hourly rate £24.50 £39.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.17% +16.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.86 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 October 2014, 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 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Release Management
2 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 3 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (22.22%) C++
3 2 (22.22%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) QA
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) ATDD
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
4 1 (11.11%) Kanban
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (11.11%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics GP
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 3 (33.33%) Release Management
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Kanban
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) ATDD
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) ERP
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C++
1 2 (22.22%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft