The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 52 44 48
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 13 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.99% 1.71% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 1.86% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 2
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£350 £281 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £212 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £38.50 £28.83 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.56% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £30.19 £17.58
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +71.72%
Test Analyst
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
633 483 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 96.94% 91.83% 93.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 248 195
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 70 68
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -34.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £37.76 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 3 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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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
Colchester +9 2 £425 +30.76%
Basildon -8 2 - -
Chelmsford -12 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Test Analyst
East of England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 9 (37.50%) SOAP
2 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 6 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 5 (20.83%) Summit
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) Web Services
4 5 (20.83%) LoadRunner
4 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
5 4 (16.67%) HP
5 4 (16.67%) N-Tier
5 4 (16.67%) HP UFT
5 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Finance
5 4 (16.67%) Hedge funds
6 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 3 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (12.50%) Test Planning
6 3 (12.50%) Banking
6 3 (12.50%) Retail
6 3 (12.50%) Selenium
6 3 (12.50%) QA
6 3 (12.50%) IIS
6 3 (12.50%) UNIX
6 3 (12.50%) C#
6 3 (12.50%) .NET
7 2 (8.33%) Oracle

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 3 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
1 1 (4.17%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 5 (20.83%) LoadRunner
3 4 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 3 (12.50%) Selenium
5 2 (8.33%) JIRA
6 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.17%) eggPlant
6 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.17%) AccuRev
6 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.17%) Hudson
6 1 (4.17%) JMeter
6 1 (4.17%) Subversion
6 1 (4.17%) Maven
6 1 (4.17%) Ant
6 1 (4.17%) JUnit
6 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
6 1 (4.17%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
2 3 (12.50%) Retail
3 2 (8.33%) Retail Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Automotive
4 1 (4.17%) Legal
4 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) SOAP
2 5 (20.83%) Web Services
3 3 (12.50%) .NET
4 2 (8.33%) XML
5 1 (4.17%) Java SE
5 1 (4.17%) RESTful
5 1 (4.17%) CSS
5 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) N-Tier
1 4 (16.67%) Hedge funds
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) AS400
3 1 (4.17%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Solaris
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
5 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.33%) Quality Management
6 2 (8.33%) TDD
6 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.17%) BDD
7 1 (4.17%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (4.17%) SDLC
7 1 (4.17%) User Stories
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Email Management
7 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.17%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.17%) VBScript
4 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) webMethods