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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
North West / Lancashire
Rank 40 42 47
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.78% 1.03% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.09% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £464 £320 £231
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.92% +38.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £296 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £344 £266
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.97 £25.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+23.86% -4.76%

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
239 367 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 92.64% 94.59% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 246 283
Median daily rate £350 £424 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.40% +5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £205 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £750 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 44 27
Median hourly rate £39.88 £37.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.33% +20.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.60 £16.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £69.07 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 19 January 2017. 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 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
Blackpool +6 2 £464 +59.91%
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 (62.50%) Oracle
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
1 5 (62.50%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (37.50%) Selenium
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (37.50%) MS Project
3 3 (37.50%) SOAP
3 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) FTP
3 3 (37.50%) HTTP
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (37.50%) VMware

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 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
1 3 (37.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (12.50%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (37.50%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) FTP
1 3 (37.50%) HTTP
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (12.50%) ClearCase
3 1 (12.50%) ClearQuest
3 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Rational Robot
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) SOAP
1 3 (37.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (37.50%) SDLC
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) VMware