The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire 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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 57 58 51
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 13 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.72% 1.55% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 1.66% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 4
Average daily rate
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£294 £308 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% -10.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £239 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £365 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £295 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.03% +39.00%
Test Analyst
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
709 664 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 93.78% 93.65% 90.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 325 227
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 71 70
Average hourly rate £13.50 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.30% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough 0 2 £275 -12.00%
Cambridge -3 2 £338 - 3
Test Analyst
East of England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 37 (67.27%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (63.64%) .NET
3 30 (54.55%) C#
4 29 (52.73%) QA
5 26 (47.27%) Manual Testing
5 26 (47.27%) SpecFlow
6 25 (45.45%) E-Commerce
7 20 (36.36%) BDD
8 17 (30.91%) WebDriver
8 17 (30.91%) Selenium
8 17 (30.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (29.09%) Software Testing
10 14 (25.45%) Visual Studio
11 13 (23.64%) Oracle
11 13 (23.64%) Oracle Database
12 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
12 10 (18.18%) Ruby
13 9 (16.36%) .NET Framework
14 5 (9.09%) SQL
15 4 (7.27%) TDD
15 4 (7.27%) Performance Testing
15 4 (7.27%) Finance
15 4 (7.27%) ISEB
15 4 (7.27%) Cucumber
15 4 (7.27%) Mentoring
15 4 (7.27%) Coaching
16 3 (5.45%) Test Scripting
16 3 (5.45%) HP Quality Center
16 3 (5.45%) JIRA
16 3 (5.45%) Release Management

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) Internet
2 1 (1.82%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (47.27%) SpecFlow
2 17 (30.91%) WebDriver
2 17 (30.91%) Selenium
3 14 (25.45%) Visual Studio
4 4 (7.27%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.45%) JIRA
6 1 (1.82%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.82%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (7.27%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Banking
2 1 (1.82%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (63.64%) .NET
2 9 (16.36%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.64%) HTML
3 2 (3.64%) XML
4 1 (1.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (1.82%) N-Tier
1 1 (1.82%) Mathematics
1 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) Linux
2 1 (1.82%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (67.27%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (47.27%) Manual Testing
3 25 (45.45%) E-Commerce
4 20 (36.36%) BDD
5 17 (30.91%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (29.09%) Software Testing
7 4 (7.27%) TDD
7 4 (7.27%) Performance Testing
7 4 (7.27%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.27%) Coaching
8 3 (5.45%) Test Scripting
8 3 (5.45%) Release Management
9 2 (3.64%) Integration Testing
9 2 (3.64%) Waterfall
9 2 (3.64%) Automation Testing
9 2 (3.64%) System Integration Testing
10 1 (1.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (1.82%) Functional Testing
10 1 (1.82%) Validation
10 1 (1.82%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (54.55%) C#
2 10 (18.18%) Ruby
3 5 (9.09%) SQL
4 2 (3.64%) Python
5 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) ISEB
2 3 (5.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (52.73%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (23.64%) Oracle
2 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.64%) Perforce
4 1 (1.82%) HP
4 1 (1.82%) Citrix