The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 17 10 17
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 6 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 5.08% 9.84% 6.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.56% 10.53% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 12
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£300 £315 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £330 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £31.56 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-54.84% -2.90%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax 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
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108 171 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 91.53% 93.44% 96.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 136 132
Average daily rate £425 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £22.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +81.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 12 (75.00%) Finance
2 11 (68.75%) Banking
2 11 (68.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
4 7 (43.75%) Retail
5 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (31.25%) Retail Banking
7 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
7 3 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (18.75%) Legal
7 3 (18.75%) HP
7 3 (18.75%) Business Transformation
7 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (12.50%) ISEB
8 2 (12.50%) MS Office
8 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
8 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
9 1 (6.25%) Financial Modelling
9 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
9 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
9 1 (6.25%) SAS
9 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
9 1 (6.25%) SQL
9 1 (6.25%) VBA
9 1 (6.25%) Change Management

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 1 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 12 (75.00%) Finance
2 11 (68.75%) Banking
3 7 (43.75%) Retail
4 5 (31.25%) Retail Banking
5 3 (18.75%) Legal
6 1 (6.25%) General Ledger
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (56.25%) Test Scripting
3 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
4 3 (18.75%) Business Transformation
5 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Financial Modelling
6 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
1 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft