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 23 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 61 51 39
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 9 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.68% 0.74% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 0.82% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £245 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.53 £31.56 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-28.60% +46.76%
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
499 490 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 93.27% 90.57% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 265 215
Average daily rate £425 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £216 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 75 48
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% +1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £32.50 £35.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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
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 23 October 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
Southend-on-Sea - 3 £325 -
Chelmsford - 1 £200 -
Colchester - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Test Analyst
East of England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (38.89%) QA
2 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) ISEB
2 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
3 5 (27.78%) HP
3 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Finance
4 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 3 (16.67%) FatWire
5 3 (16.67%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) Automotive
5 3 (16.67%) MS Project
5 3 (16.67%) Internet
5 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 3 (16.67%) Windows
5 3 (16.67%) RUP
5 3 (16.67%) Client/Server
5 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 3 (16.67%) User Stories
6 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 3 (16.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
1 1 (5.56%) QADirector
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) Cryptography
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
1 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
2 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 3 (16.67%) RUP
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 3 (16.67%) User Stories
5 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.11%) Content Management
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
6 1 (5.56%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (5.56%) CISSP
3 1 (5.56%) CISM
3 1 (5.56%) CEH
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.56%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) HP
2 3 (16.67%) FatWire
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Progress