The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 73 59 41
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 8 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.81% 1.25% 2.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.37% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 5
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£313 £310 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -27.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £309 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £342 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £295 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.03% +39.00%
Test Analyst
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
920 729 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.69% 91.13% 90.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 383 288
Average daily rate £425 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 44 44
Average hourly rate £16.16 £33.75 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.11% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £50.00
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 Cheshire

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire 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
Chester +2 5 £293 -13.97% 1
Warrington -12 2 £313 +0.80%
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) System Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
3 3 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (27.27%) Dependency Management
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 2 (18.18%) ISEB
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) Android
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) Time Management
5 1 (9.09%) Kanban
5 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
5 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 1 (9.09%) SAP

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (27.27%) LoadRunner
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
3 3 (27.27%) System Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (27.27%) Dependency Management
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Time Management
5 1 (9.09%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) SAP