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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 45 31 27
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.75% 1.15% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.22% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
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£186 £256 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.41% -18.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £94.53 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-72.23% +186.44%
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
365 246 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 91.48% 94.25% 92.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 129 134
Average daily rate £378 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £178 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £468 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 39 26
Average hourly rate £29.69 £15.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.90% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £13.65 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.21 £33.50 £31.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 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
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 4 March 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
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Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 3 (37.50%) SOAP
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) FTP
2 2 (25.00%) HTTP
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) Toad
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (25.00%) AppSense
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Validation
2 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (25.00%) NHS
2 2 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (25.00%) PuTTY
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) FTP
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (25.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Toad
1 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (12.50%) WebDriver
2 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) SOAP
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) NHS
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Validation
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) BDD
2 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) VMware
1 2 (25.00%) AppSense
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix