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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 43 50 44
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 9 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.83% 0.43% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.01% 0.47% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 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 £313 £280
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £12.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+156.47% -44.18%
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
447 424 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 91.04% 91.77% 97.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 209 252
Average daily rate £375 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 61 79
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £37.50 £38.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 August 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 August 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
Chelmsford - 2 £194 -
Colchester - 1 £325 -
Basildon - 1 - -
Brentwood - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Test Analyst
East of England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (40.00%) QA
2 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (26.67%) Finance
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) Oracle
4 3 (20.00%) RUP
4 3 (20.00%) FatWire
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Automotive
4 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (20.00%) User Stories
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (13.33%) AS400
5 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Security Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Content Management
5 2 (13.33%) TestDirector
5 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
5 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (13.33%) ETL
5 2 (13.33%) .NET
5 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (13.33%) ISEB
5 2 (13.33%) Business Objects

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (13.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) TestDirector
2 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
2 1 (6.67%) QADirector
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) AS400
2 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (20.00%) RUP
2 3 (20.00%) Scrum
2 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (20.00%) User Stories
3 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Security Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Content Management
3 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
3 2 (13.33%) ETL
3 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
4 1 (6.67%) Web Design
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) CISSP
2 1 (6.67%) CISM
2 1 (6.67%) CEH
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) CSSLP
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) HP
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) FatWire
3 2 (13.33%) Business Objects
3 2 (13.33%) SAP
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Progress