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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 41 47 57
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 31 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.94% 2.24% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.19% 2.40% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 7
Average daily rate
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£290 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £310 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
-0.83% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £31.56 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-52.46% -4.37%
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
740 541 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 94.03% 93.28% 93.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 240 361
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £195 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 70 103
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £45.00 £40.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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 +3 10 £263 -25.00%
Peterborough - 7 £290 -
Test Analyst
East of England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (55.26%) .NET
3 15 (39.47%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (34.21%) Manual Testing
4 13 (34.21%) C#
5 12 (31.58%) E-Commerce
5 12 (31.58%) QA
6 10 (26.32%) Test Scripting
6 10 (26.32%) Software Testing
6 10 (26.32%) Oracle
6 10 (26.32%) Visual Studio
7 9 (23.68%) Oracle Database
8 8 (21.05%) SpecFlow
8 8 (21.05%) BDD
9 7 (18.42%) ISEB
9 7 (18.42%) Finance
10 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
11 5 (13.16%) SQL
11 5 (13.16%) .NET Framework
11 5 (13.16%) Ruby
12 4 (10.53%) Selenium
12 4 (10.53%) Release Management
12 4 (10.53%) Python
12 4 (10.53%) Regression Testing
12 4 (10.53%) Migration
12 4 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
13 3 (7.89%) VBA
13 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
13 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
13 3 (7.89%) Automation Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Visual Studio
2 8 (21.05%) SpecFlow
3 4 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (10.53%) Selenium
4 2 (5.26%) JIRA
4 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (55.26%) .NET
2 5 (13.16%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.26%) HTML
3 2 (5.26%) XML
4 1 (2.63%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (34.21%) Manual Testing
4 12 (31.58%) E-Commerce
5 10 (26.32%) Software Testing
5 10 (26.32%) Test Scripting
6 8 (21.05%) BDD
7 4 (10.53%) Regression Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Migration
7 4 (10.53%) Release Management
8 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
8 3 (7.89%) Automation Testing
9 2 (5.26%) Waterfall
9 2 (5.26%) Scrum
9 2 (5.26%) TDD
10 1 (2.63%) Automated Testing
10 1 (2.63%) Resource Management
10 1 (2.63%) ERP
10 1 (2.63%) ITIL
10 1 (2.63%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) C#
2 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 5 (13.16%) Ruby
3 4 (10.53%) Python
4 3 (7.89%) VBA
5 2 (5.26%) VB
5 2 (5.26%) C++
6 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) ISEB
2 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (31.58%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Oracle
2 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) Perforce
4 1 (2.63%) BMC
4 1 (2.63%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.63%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) Siebel