The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Hertfordshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 48 57 61
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 14 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.07% 0.66% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 0.69% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £315 £288
% change year-on-year
-6.34% +9.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £11.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+168.55% -46.59%
Job Titles Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
634 577 880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 93.93% 95.37% 92.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 292 404
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £206 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 38 73
Average hourly rate £15.00 £25.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% -17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £86.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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East of England

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 1 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 1 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 2 £375 -
Watford - 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £215 -
Hitchin - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
Test Analyst
East of England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 10 (50.00%) ISEB
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (25.00%) HP
4 5 (25.00%) JIRA
4 5 (25.00%) Finance
4 5 (25.00%) SQL
4 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (20.00%) QA
5 4 (20.00%) Selenium
5 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Banking
6 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.00%) ETL
6 3 (15.00%) Migration
6 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
7 2 (10.00%) Scrum
7 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (10.00%) Oracle
7 2 (10.00%) SAP
7 2 (10.00%) Windows
7 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (5.00%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) JIRA
2 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (5.00%) Calabash
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Life Science
1 1 (5.00%) EPoS
1 1 (5.00%) EFT
1 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.00%) ETL
5 3 (15.00%) Migration
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (10.00%) Scrum
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Web Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
7 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.00%) Validation
7 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Ruby
2 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) ISEB
2 7 (35.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 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 5 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (5.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Netezza
3 1 (5.00%) Sybase
3 1 (5.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) Informatica