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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 44 22 53
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 10 46 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.69% 6.36% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 6.57% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 2
Average daily rate £270 £290 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +7.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £235 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £350 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £34.06
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.90%
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
573 700 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 96.79% 96.82% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 393 238
Average daily rate £400 £368 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +1.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 55 54
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -35.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.74 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram 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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 5 £248 -14.65%
Cambridge -17 5 £278 +5.71% 3
Test Analyst
East of England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) ISEB
3 11 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 9 (40.91%) Web Services
4 9 (40.91%) XML
4 9 (40.91%) SoapUI
5 8 (36.36%) Automated Testing
5 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
5 8 (36.36%) Manual Testing
6 7 (31.82%) Selenium
7 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
7 6 (27.27%) JIRA
7 6 (27.27%) QA
7 6 (27.27%) Defect Management
8 5 (22.73%) SDLC
8 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
8 5 (22.73%) Maven
8 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Groovy
8 5 (22.73%) C#
8 5 (22.73%) SQL
8 5 (22.73%) Ant
8 5 (22.73%) SOAP
8 5 (22.73%) Finance
8 5 (22.73%) Scrum
9 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
9 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
9 4 (18.18%) WSDL
9 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (18.18%) Test Automation

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) SoapUI
2 7 (31.82%) Selenium
3 6 (27.27%) JIRA
4 5 (22.73%) Ant
4 5 (22.73%) Jenkins
4 5 (22.73%) Maven
5 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
6 3 (13.64%) TestDirector
6 3 (13.64%) WebDriver
7 2 (9.09%) ClearCase
7 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
8 1 (4.55%) Protractor
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) Web Services
1 9 (40.91%) XML
2 5 (22.73%) SOAP
3 4 (18.18%) WSDL
4 2 (9.09%) .NET
5 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Mainframe
2 2 (9.09%) iPad
2 2 (9.09%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Unix
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Automated Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Manual Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 6 (27.27%) Defect Management
3 6 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Scrum
4 5 (22.73%) SDLC
4 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 3 (13.64%) Change Control
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
7 2 (9.09%) Process Improvement
7 2 (9.09%) System Testing
7 2 (9.09%) TDD
7 2 (9.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) C#
1 5 (22.73%) Groovy
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) ISEB
2 11 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) SDET
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) SAP
2 2 (9.09%) VMware