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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 23 21 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 10 5 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 5.68% 2.75% 9.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.02% 2.96% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 21
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£300 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £315 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £330 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £280
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £12.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+156.47% -44.18%
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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
166 169 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 94.32% 92.86% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 115 178
Average daily rate £425 £396 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.32% +4.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £24.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 2014.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 19 (76.00%) Finance
2 18 (72.00%) Banking
3 13 (52.00%) Test Scripting
4 10 (40.00%) Retail
4 10 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (32.00%) ISEB
6 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
6 7 (28.00%) Retail Banking
6 7 (28.00%) Software Testing
6 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (28.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (12.00%) Legal
7 3 (12.00%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (12.00%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
7 3 (12.00%) Business Transformation
7 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
8 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.00%) HP
8 2 (8.00%) QA
8 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner
8 2 (8.00%) SQL
8 2 (8.00%) Change Management
8 2 (8.00%) ATM
9 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
9 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
9 1 (4.00%) VBA
9 1 (4.00%) MS Office
9 1 (4.00%) Web Services

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (4.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) ATM
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 19 (76.00%) Finance
2 18 (72.00%) Banking
3 10 (40.00%) Retail
4 7 (28.00%) Retail Banking
5 3 (12.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
1 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Test Scripting
2 10 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (28.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (12.00%) Business Transformation
5 2 (8.00%) Change Management
5 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.00%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) ISEB
2 7 (28.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (28.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft