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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 50 51 60
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 18 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.17% 1.82% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 1.99% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 13
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£281 £240 £322
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -25.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £363 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £280
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £31.56 £31.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £12.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+156.47% -44.18%
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
767 754 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.30% 91.39% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 353 470
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 51 43
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.46% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.45 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.93 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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
Chester +13 11 £252 -
Warrington - 5 £315 - 3
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Crewe - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 14 (50.00%) ISEB
1 14 (50.00%) SQL
2 13 (46.43%) Test Scripting
3 12 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 10 (35.71%) .NET
5 9 (32.14%) ISTQB
5 9 (32.14%) Integration Testing
5 9 (32.14%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (21.43%) IVR
7 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
8 5 (17.86%) Project Planning
8 5 (17.86%) JIRA
8 5 (17.86%) Windows
8 5 (17.86%) Finance
9 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
9 4 (14.29%) V-Model
10 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (10.71%) Workflow
10 3 (10.71%) Banking
10 3 (10.71%) Retail
10 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
10 3 (10.71%) Risk Analysis
10 3 (10.71%) Release Management
10 3 (10.71%) Data Security
10 3 (10.71%) Back Office
10 3 (10.71%) ETL
10 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
10 3 (10.71%) Web Services

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) CICS
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) GSM
1 2 (7.14%) VoIP
2 1 (3.57%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (17.86%) JIRA
3 2 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (7.14%) MSTest
4 1 (3.57%) LoadUI
4 1 (3.57%) OpenSTA
4 1 (3.57%) Selenium
4 1 (3.57%) JMeter
4 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
2 3 (10.71%) Retail
2 3 (10.71%) Back Office
3 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) JSP
3 1 (3.57%) Flash
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) IVR
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.57%) UNIX
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Test Scripting
2 12 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 9 (32.14%) Integration Testing
4 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Project Planning
7 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 4 (14.29%) V-Model
8 3 (10.71%) Workflow
8 3 (10.71%) Automated Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (10.71%) Release Management
8 3 (10.71%) Data Security
8 3 (10.71%) ETL
9 2 (7.14%) ITIL
9 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
9 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
9 2 (7.14%) Trend Analysis
9 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
2 3 (10.71%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) ISEB
2 9 (32.14%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle