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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 64 61 60
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 3 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.39% 1.39% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 1.48% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
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£275 £325 £153
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +113.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £34.06 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £94.53 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-72.23% +186.44%
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
722 745 697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.40% 93.95% 93.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 369 336
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 72 52
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.69% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.49 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 February 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
Warrington -5 2 £275 -11.29% 3
Chester +11 1 £275 - 1
Crewe - - - - 1
Northwich - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) IVR
2 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (27.27%) System Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) ISEB
4 2 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) QA
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (18.18%) Dependency Management
5 1 (9.09%) Ranorex
5 1 (9.09%) iBeacon
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Big Data
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
5 1 (9.09%) MSTest

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) GSM
1 1 (9.09%) VoIP
1 1 (9.09%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium
3 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) Ranorex
3 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
3 1 (9.09%) MSTest
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) IVR
2 1 (9.09%) EMV
2 1 (9.09%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (9.09%) EFT
2 1 (9.09%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) System Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) Dependency Management
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Stress Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Management
5 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) SAP