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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 20 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 5 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 3.21% 7.59% 5.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.42% 7.97% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 9
Average daily rate
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£270 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £30.19 £17.58
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +71.72%
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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
146 138 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 93.59% 95.17% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 120 114
Average daily rate £370 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £295 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £505 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -56.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 17 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
3 4 (57.14%) Banking
4 3 (42.86%) IVR
5 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (28.57%) QA
5 2 (28.57%) Retail
5 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
5 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) MS Office
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) ISEB
6 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) IDMS

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) IDMS
General
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft