The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Essex region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 47 53 46
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 9 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.83% 0.64% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 0.70% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£263 £296 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £318 £290
% change year-on-year
-5.51% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £33.16 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £11.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+167.63% -41.02%
Job Titles Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
447 430 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 90.67% 92.08% 97.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 204 248
Average daily rate £388 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £173 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 74 90
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.66 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.18% -24.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £39.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Test Analyst
East of England

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 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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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
Basildon - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £188 -
Southend-on-Sea - - - - 1
Brentwood - - - -
Test Analyst
East of England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 7 (43.75%) QA
2 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (31.25%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (18.75%) Automotive
5 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
5 3 (18.75%) RUP
5 3 (18.75%) FatWire
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) User Stories
6 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (12.50%) TestDirector
6 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (12.50%) ETL
6 2 (12.50%) .NET
6 2 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (12.50%) ISEB
6 2 (12.50%) Business Objects
6 2 (12.50%) SAP
6 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) Degree
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) TestDirector
2 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
2 1 (6.25%) QADirector
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 2 (12.50%) AS400
2 1 (6.25%) Cryptography
2 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
2 3 (18.75%) RUP
2 3 (18.75%) Scrum
2 3 (18.75%) User Stories
3 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
3 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (12.50%) ETL
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Content Management
4 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Web Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Test Management
4 1 (6.25%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) CEH
2 1 (6.25%) CISSP
2 1 (6.25%) CISM
2 1 (6.25%) CSSLP
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) HP
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) FatWire
4 2 (12.50%) Business Objects
4 2 (12.50%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.25%) Progress