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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 62 46 58
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 6 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.71% 2.25% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 2.38% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
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£275 £323 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% -7.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £280
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £26.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £12.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+156.47% -44.18%
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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 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
791 713 771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 93.94% 94.31% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 307 329
Average daily rate £350 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 57 138
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -34.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £50.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 2014. 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
Cambridge -6 6 £275 -12.69% 1
Peterborough - - - -
Test Analyst
East of England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 8 (47.06%) Finance
1 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
2 7 (41.18%) ISEB
3 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Migration
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) Release Management
4 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (17.65%) Python
4 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
4 3 (17.65%) Back Office
4 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
4 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
5 2 (11.76%) C#
5 2 (11.76%) C++
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) ERP
5 2 (11.76%) VBA
5 2 (11.76%) .NET
5 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Retail
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
5 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Data Migration

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (5.88%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (11.76%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (5.88%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) ZigBee
1 1 (5.88%) Bluetooth
1 1 (5.88%) GSM
1 1 (5.88%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
1 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.88%) JMeter
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Back Office
3 2 (11.76%) Retail
4 1 (5.88%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Wiki
1 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Test Scripting
2 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Migration
2 4 (23.53%) Release Management
3 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
3 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
4 2 (11.76%) ERP
4 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
4 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.88%) V-Model
5 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.88%) BDD
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Python
3 2 (11.76%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) C++
3 2 (11.76%) VBA
4 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) ISEB
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) Siebel
2 1 (5.88%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) JD Edwards