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 22 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 29 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 3 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.95% 2.42% 7.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 2.58% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 17
Average daily rate
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£300 £290 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £29.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.43% +34.88%
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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
144 155 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 93.51% 93.94% 97.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 110 192
Average daily rate £425 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £277 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £24.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +93.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 17 (80.95%) Finance
2 14 (66.67%) Banking
3 12 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 9 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (38.10%) Retail
5 8 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (38.10%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (33.33%) ISEB
7 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
7 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
7 6 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (23.81%) Retail Banking
9 4 (19.05%) Business Transformation
10 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
10 3 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (14.29%) Legal
10 3 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (9.52%) LoadRunner
11 2 (9.52%) Change Management
11 2 (9.52%) SQL
11 2 (9.52%) QA
11 2 (9.52%) HP
11 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
12 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (4.76%) Financial Modelling
12 1 (4.76%) Degree
12 1 (4.76%) Credit Risk
12 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
12 1 (4.76%) VBA
12 1 (4.76%) MS Office

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (4.76%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (9.52%) LoadRunner
General
1 17 (80.95%) Finance
2 14 (66.67%) Banking
3 8 (38.10%) Retail
4 5 (23.81%) Retail Banking
5 3 (14.29%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
1 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.76%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 9 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Business Transformation
6 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
7 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 2 (9.52%) Change Management
8 1 (4.76%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) ISEB
2 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 6 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft