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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 65 57 46
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 7 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.77% 1.53% 2.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 1.65% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 4
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£313 £260 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.19% -38.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £217 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £311 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £30.78 £17.58
% change year-on-year
-17.95% +75.07%
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
845 727 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.76% 92.85% 92.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 402 290
Average daily rate £400 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 43 39
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -52.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram 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 7 July 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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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
Warrington +1 2 £313 +0.80%
Chester -11 2 £309 +27.05%
Wilmslow - 1 £350 -
Crewe - 1 £200 - 1
Runcorn - 1 - -
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) ISEB
4 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 2 (16.67%) System Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Dependency Management
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
1 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (16.67%) System Testing
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 2 (16.67%) Dependency Management
5 1 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
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