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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 75 77 62
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 13 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.18% 0.51% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 0.53% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Average daily rate £320 £293 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.40% -5.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £275 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £352 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £34.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.43 £35.50 £110.00
% change year-on-year
-62.18% -67.72%
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
1029 947 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.04% 95.66% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 574 370
Average daily rate £425 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 55 58
Average hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 10 £320 -
Chester -2 2 £313 +8.69% 3
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 9 (60.00%) ISEB
3 7 (46.67%) Regression Testing
3 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
3 7 (46.67%) System Testing
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (40.00%) Windows
4 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (33.33%) Defect Management
5 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 5 (33.33%) VMware
5 5 (33.33%) Integration Testing
6 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
6 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Finance
6 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
6 4 (26.67%) .NET
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (20.00%) SDLC
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (20.00%) Skype
7 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
7 3 (20.00%) SQL
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (20.00%) Skype for Business

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) MSTest
3 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.67%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Billing
2 3 (20.00%) Military
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.67%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (20.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Regression Testing
2 7 (46.67%) System Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 5 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
6 3 (20.00%) SDLC
6 3 (20.00%) Service Management
6 3 (20.00%) Stress Testing
6 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (13.33%) ETL
7 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Project Management
7 2 (13.33%) Test Management
7 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 2 (13.33%) Validation
8 1 (6.67%) OpenUP
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C#
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) ISEB
2 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
3 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Fujitsu
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
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