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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 42 32 31
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 6 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.46% 2.36% 4.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 2.64% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 11
Average daily rate
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£238 - £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £280
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £12.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+156.47% -44.18%
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
346 265 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 84.18% 89.53% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 113 222
Average daily rate £333 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £210 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £388 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 24
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £31.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -52.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £37.50 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 2014. 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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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
Preston - 1 £238 - 1
Chorley - - - -
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 4 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (40.00%) AppSense
1 4 (40.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) XenServer
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (20.00%) Benchmarking
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) SMS
4 1 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (10.00%) Finance
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (20.00%) SMS
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (20.00%) Benchmarking
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (20.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) AppSense
1 4 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) SAP