The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 52 76 50
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 45 23 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.87% 1.41% 2.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.06% 1.51% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 10
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£250 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £244 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £349 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £311 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £31.25 £162.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.76% +400.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £29.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.43% +34.88%
Test Analyst
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1472 1519 1470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 93.82% 92.85% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 756 761 651
Average daily rate £350 £316 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.67% -4.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 103 135
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £50.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
Northamptonshire +5 13 £175 -44.22% 1
Derbyshire +13 10 £338 +29.80% 1
Leicestershire +11 10 £238 -11.62% 1
Nottinghamshire +16 9 £250 +2.56% 1
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 19 (23.75%) Test Scripting
2 18 (22.50%) ISEB
2 18 (22.50%) SQL
2 18 (22.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (18.75%) Selenium
4 15 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (18.75%) UNIX
5 14 (17.50%) Software Testing
5 14 (17.50%) HP
6 13 (16.25%) QA
6 13 (16.25%) ISTQB
6 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
6 13 (16.25%) Test Management
7 12 (15.00%) Linux
7 12 (15.00%) SAP
8 11 (13.75%) Oracle
9 10 (12.50%) E-Commerce
9 10 (12.50%) Retail
10 9 (11.25%) Manual Testing
10 9 (11.25%) Open Source
10 9 (11.25%) Test Automation
10 9 (11.25%) BDD
11 8 (10.00%) Cucumber
11 8 (10.00%) Scrum
11 8 (10.00%) TDD
11 8 (10.00%) MS Office
12 7 (8.75%) Automated Testing
12 7 (8.75%) Performance Testing
12 7 (8.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 6 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (10.00%) MS Office
2 5 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (3.75%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.50%) BASE24
2 2 (2.50%) SAP SD
2 2 (2.50%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.25%) SAP PP
3 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) LAN
1 2 (2.50%) PBX
1 2 (2.50%) WAN
1 2 (2.50%) Ethernet
1 2 (2.50%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.50%) DVB
1 2 (2.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.25%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (18.75%) Selenium
2 8 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (7.50%) JIRA
3 6 (7.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (5.00%) LoadRunner
5 4 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.75%) Maven
6 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.50%) Toad
7 2 (2.50%) Sahi
7 2 (2.50%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.25%) JUnit
8 1 (1.25%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.25%) TestComplete
General
1 10 (12.50%) Retail
2 4 (5.00%) Finance
3 3 (3.75%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Advertising
5 1 (1.25%) Electronics
5 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) .NET
2 1 (1.25%) J2EE
2 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.25%) SOAP
2 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Open Source
2 5 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.50%) Video on Demand
4 2 (2.50%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.50%) Data Extraction
4 2 (2.50%) STB
4 2 (2.50%) IPTV
4 2 (2.50%) MPEG
5 1 (1.25%) DTV
5 1 (1.25%) IVR
5 1 (1.25%) iPhone
5 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.75%) UNIX
2 12 (15.00%) Linux
3 6 (7.50%) Windows
4 2 (2.50%) Android
5 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.75%) Test Scripting
2 18 (22.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (17.50%) Software Testing
5 13 (16.25%) Test Management
6 10 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 9 (11.25%) Manual Testing
7 9 (11.25%) Test Automation
7 9 (11.25%) BDD
8 8 (10.00%) TDD
8 8 (10.00%) Scrum
9 7 (8.75%) Automated Testing
9 7 (8.75%) Performance Testing
10 6 (7.50%) Integration Testing
11 5 (6.25%) Regression Testing
12 4 (5.00%) ERP
12 4 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (5.00%) Web Testing
12 4 (5.00%) Waterfall
12 4 (5.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.50%) SQL
2 4 (5.00%) Java
3 2 (2.50%) C#
3 2 (2.50%) Perl
3 2 (2.50%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.50%) Python
3 2 (2.50%) Tcl
3 2 (2.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.25%) VBScript
4 1 (1.25%) C++
4 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (22.50%) ISEB
2 13 (16.25%) ISTQB
3 7 (8.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.25%) QA
2 5 (6.25%) ISO 9001
3 3 (3.75%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 16 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (17.50%) HP
2 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
3 12 (15.00%) SAP
4 11 (13.75%) Oracle
5 5 (6.25%) IBM
6 1 (1.25%) JDA
6 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.25%) VMware
6 1 (1.25%) RedPrairie
6 1 (1.25%) T-Plan