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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 42 43 27
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 5 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.27% 0.73% 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 0.78% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate £300 £275 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +37.50%
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 £30.00 £34.06
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.90%
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
373 384 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 94.91% 93.20% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 250 110
Average daily rate £400 £375 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +33.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 20 30
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.45 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.34% +64.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £19.08 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.00 £37.00 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Lytham St Annes - 2 £288 -
Preston - 1 £350 -
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (37.50%) HP
3 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Unix
4 4 (25.00%) Windows
4 4 (25.00%) SAP
4 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Validation
5 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
5 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
5 3 (18.75%) SOAP
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
5 3 (18.75%) DB2
5 3 (18.75%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (18.75%) FTP
5 3 (18.75%) HTTP
5 3 (18.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
6 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 2 (12.50%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (12.50%) Baan

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (18.75%) WebSphere
1 3 (18.75%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP HR
2 1 (6.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) FTP
1 3 (18.75%) HTTP
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) 3G
2 1 (6.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) DB2
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 2 (12.50%) HP UFT
1 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.25%) Facilita Forecast
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) JMeter
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Unix
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (25.00%) Defect Management
1 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (18.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Validation
3 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 2 (12.50%) ERP
3 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
1 1 (6.25%) Perl
1 1 (6.25%) Python
1 1 (6.25%) R
1 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) HP
2 4 (25.00%) SAP
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) Baan
4 2 (12.50%) Infor