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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 41 40 45
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 7 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.56% 0.81% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 0.86% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Average daily rate
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£268 £339 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.03% +8.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £320 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £358 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £26.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.85% +23.25%
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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
419 349 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.11% 93.82% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 155 176
Average daily rate £370 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 36 88
Average hourly rate £24.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £57.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) Release Management
2 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 4 (40.00%) ISEB
3 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (20.00%) C++
4 2 (20.00%) VBA
4 2 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (20.00%) QA
4 2 (20.00%) Selenium
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) ATDD
5 1 (10.00%) User Stories
5 1 (10.00%) Kanban
5 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) SOAP
5 1 (10.00%) ERP

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics GP
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) Release Management
2 4 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) ATDD
5 1 (10.00%) User Stories
5 1 (10.00%) Kanban
5 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) ERP
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C++
1 2 (20.00%) VBA
1 2 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft