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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 38 34 43
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 3 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.95% 4.31% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 4.61% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 16 3
Median daily rate - £325 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £25.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+42.00% -18.77%
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
303 434 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 95.58% 93.53% 88.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 311 206
Median daily rate £375 £442 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.06% +32.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 31
Median hourly rate £36.50 £37.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +68.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.73 £15.00 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £59.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 29 August 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 0 3 - -
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (81.82%) Unix
2 7 (63.64%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (54.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Windows
3 6 (54.55%) FTP
3 6 (54.55%) HTTP
3 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
3 6 (54.55%) Oracle
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
3 6 (54.55%) VMware
3 6 (54.55%) SOAP
4 5 (45.45%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (45.45%) WebSphere
5 4 (36.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (36.36%) SDLC
5 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
5 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
5 4 (36.36%) HP
5 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (27.27%) ISEB
6 3 (27.27%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (27.27%) MS Project
6 3 (27.27%) SQL
6 3 (27.27%) Degree
7 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
7 2 (18.18%) QA
7 2 (18.18%) Banking
7 2 (18.18%) Validation

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 5 (45.45%) WebSphere
1 5 (45.45%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (9.09%) Drupal
2 1 (9.09%) Joomla!
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
1 4 (36.36%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (27.27%) MS Project
3 1 (9.09%) MS Office
3 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) OpenCart
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) FTP
1 6 (54.55%) HTTP
1 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) SOAP
2 3 (27.27%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Unix
2 6 (54.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Non-Functional Testing
1 6 (54.55%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
2 4 (36.36%) SDLC
2 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
1 6 (54.55%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) SAP
4 1 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft