The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Essex region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 41 51 47
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 14 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.17% 1.23% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.26% 1.28% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 6
Median daily rate £255 £345 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% +22.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £35.75 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.80% +9.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £25.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+42.00% -18.77%
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
429 624 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 97.06% 96.30% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 366 224
Median daily rate £324 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.73% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £245 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 71 59
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +15.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Essex region that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood +10 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Test Analyst
East of England

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 15 (57.69%) Finance
2 11 (42.31%) Regression Testing
2 11 (42.31%) QA
3 10 (38.46%) Release Management
4 9 (34.62%) Test Management
4 9 (34.62%) SQL
5 8 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (23.08%) Test Strategy
7 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 6 (23.08%) Test Planning
8 5 (19.23%) Degree
8 5 (19.23%) Validation
8 5 (19.23%) Migration
8 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
8 5 (19.23%) ETL
9 4 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (15.38%) Windows
9 4 (15.38%) Oracle
9 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (15.38%) Banking
9 4 (15.38%) Retail
9 4 (15.38%) Manual Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Performance Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
10 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
10 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
10 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
10 3 (11.54%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (11.54%) Selenium

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.85%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
1 1 (3.85%) Yammer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.85%) Essbase
4 1 (3.85%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Cucumber
1 3 (11.54%) Selenium
2 2 (7.69%) SoapUI
2 2 (7.69%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
General
1 15 (57.69%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
2 4 (15.38%) Retail
3 3 (11.54%) Retail Banking
4 2 (7.69%) Automotive
5 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
1 3 (11.54%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) HTML5
2 2 (7.69%) Silverlight
2 2 (7.69%) SOAP
3 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.85%) J2EE
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) AIX
2 3 (11.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Regression Testing
2 10 (38.46%) Release Management
3 9 (34.62%) Test Management
4 8 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (23.08%) Test Planning
6 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 6 (23.08%) Test Strategy
7 5 (19.23%) ETL
7 5 (19.23%) Migration
7 5 (19.23%) Validation
8 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Manual Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Performance Testing
9 3 (11.54%) BDD
9 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
9 3 (11.54%) TDD
10 2 (7.69%) ATDD
10 2 (7.69%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) C#
2 3 (11.54%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) COBOL
3 1 (3.85%) VB
3 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
1 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.69%) ISEB
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (42.31%) QA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Dell
3 1 (3.85%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Infor
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.85%) SAP