The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 53 49 69
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 16 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.04% 0.75% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 0.79% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 6
Average daily rate
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£369 £225 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.88% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £332 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £280
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +11.60%
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%
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 Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
745 504 907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.15% 95.09% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 253 437
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £189 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 43 65
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.35 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.84% -6.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £50.00 £37.50
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 Hertfordshire

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst across the Hertfordshire region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire 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
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £369 -
Watford - 2 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £215 -
Hitchin - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Test Analyst
East of England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 9 (45.00%) ISEB
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
4 6 (30.00%) Finance
4 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Banking
6 4 (20.00%) HP
6 4 (20.00%) Oracle
6 4 (20.00%) JIRA
6 4 (20.00%) QA
6 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (15.00%) Selenium
7 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
7 3 (15.00%) Migration
8 2 (10.00%) ETL
8 2 (10.00%) Java
8 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
8 2 (10.00%) Windows
8 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
9 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (5.00%) Confluence
1 1 (5.00%) Lotus Domino
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) JIRA
2 3 (15.00%) Selenium
2 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.00%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Life Science
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (15.00%) Migration
6 2 (10.00%) ETL
7 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.00%) Scrum
7 1 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) ISEB
2 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) XenMobile
2 1 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) HP
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix
2 1 (5.00%) Informatica
2 1 (5.00%) VMware