The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 32 54 30
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 16 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.61% 0.58% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.96% 0.62% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 2
Average daily rate
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£270 £263 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £263 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £263 £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.86 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.03% +39.00%
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
404 483 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 91.20% 93.60% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 302 87
Average daily rate £375 £388 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +35.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 43 36
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £19.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £18.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £34.90 £30.00
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 Lancashire

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
Blackpool +13 8 £268 -
Preston - 2 £425 - 3
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) QA
2 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
3 4 (21.05%) Validation
3 4 (21.05%) HP
3 4 (21.05%) ISEB
4 3 (15.79%) Citrix
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (15.79%) C
4 3 (15.79%) Windows
4 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
4 3 (15.79%) AppSense
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 3 (15.79%) V-Model
4 3 (15.79%) XenApp
4 3 (15.79%) Test Management
4 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
5 2 (10.53%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
5 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
5 2 (10.53%) SMS

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (15.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
1 1 (5.26%) Selenium
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
1 1 (5.26%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 1 (5.26%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
1 2 (10.53%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) RESTful
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) NHS
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
1 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) Validation
3 3 (15.79%) Test Management
3 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
3 3 (15.79%) V-Model
3 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
4 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) BDD
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
5 1 (5.26%) SDLC
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) C
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
1 4 (21.05%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) XenApp
2 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
2 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) Citrix
2 3 (15.79%) AppSense
3 2 (10.53%) SAP
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) IBM