The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Lancashire region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 42 40 47
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 4 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.91% 1.98% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 2.17% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Median daily rate £225 £270 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +2.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £27.86 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.43 £35.50 £72.03
% change year-on-year
-62.18% -50.71%
Test Analyst
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire 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
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
421 415 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 95.46% 91.21% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 249 262
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 46 45
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.18% -8.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.09 £32.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Lancashire region that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Skelmersdale - 3 - -
Blackpool -1 1 £225 -16.66%
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) FTP
3 3 (33.33%) HTTP
3 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) SOAP
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
4 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Validation
4 2 (22.22%) Banking
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) DB2
4 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
5 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 1 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) .NET
5 1 (11.11%) System Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) FTP
1 3 (33.33%) HTTP
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) DB2
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Unix
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) System Testing
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) HP
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
1 3 (33.33%) VMware