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 3 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 60 52 58
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 9 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.18% 1.20% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.34% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
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£295 £215 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.20% +13.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £215 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £373 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £33.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-1.49% +34.00%
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
679 599 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 88.99% 90.21% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 295 310
Average daily rate £381 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.96% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 45 35
Average hourly rate £14.93 £21.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.92% +31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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
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 3 June 2015. 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
Watford -7 4 - -
Waltham Cross - 2 £298 -
Welwyn Garden City -6 1 - -
Test Analyst
East of England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 7 (53.85%) HP
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) Retail
3 5 (38.46%) Automated Testing
3 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) UNIX
3 5 (38.46%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (30.77%) LoadRunner
4 4 (30.77%) HTML
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
4 4 (30.77%) JIRA
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 3 (23.08%) System Testing
5 3 (23.08%) QA
5 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
5 3 (23.08%) IBM
5 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
5 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (23.08%) DbVisualizer
5 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (23.08%) J2EE
5 3 (23.08%) XML
5 3 (23.08%) DB2
5 3 (23.08%) ISEB
5 3 (23.08%) Flash
5 3 (23.08%) MQSeries
5 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
5 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 3 (23.08%) MQSeries
1 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) DB2
1 3 (23.08%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (30.77%) LoadRunner
2 4 (30.77%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) Selenium
4 1 (7.69%) TestNG
4 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.69%) Hudson
4 1 (7.69%) Calabash
4 1 (7.69%) Appium
4 1 (7.69%) NUnit
4 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (46.15%) Retail
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (7.69%) Legal
4 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) HTML
2 3 (23.08%) J2EE
2 3 (23.08%) XML
2 3 (23.08%) Flash
3 2 (15.38%) .NET
4 1 (7.69%) ADO.NET
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.69%) WCF
4 1 (7.69%) WPF
4 1 (7.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) SWIFT
3 1 (7.69%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) UNIX
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Automated Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 3 (23.08%) System Testing
3 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
3 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
4 2 (15.38%) Test Management
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 4 (30.77%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
5 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) HP
2 3 (23.08%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle