The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 32 38 35
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 3 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.27% 1.90% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 2.03% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
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£313 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £295
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.53 £31.56 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-28.60% +46.76%
Test Analyst
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire 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
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
219 296 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 92.80% 93.97% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 131 119
Average daily rate £300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £60
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 40 65
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.51% -41.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.88 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Analyst across the Leicestershire region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst across the Leicestershire region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

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 Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 24 October 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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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
Leicester +10 1 £375 +25.00% 1
Loughborough - - - -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - - - -
Test Analyst
East Midlands

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (54.55%) UNIX
3 6 (54.55%) Windows
3 6 (54.55%) Linux
4 5 (45.45%) Oracle
4 5 (45.45%) ISO 9001
4 5 (45.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) ISEB
5 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
5 4 (36.36%) Degree
5 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
6 3 (27.27%) MS Office
6 3 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
6 3 (27.27%) TickIT
7 2 (18.18%) SAP
8 1 (9.09%) QA
8 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
8 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (9.09%) Retail
8 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (9.09%) C#
8 1 (9.09%) Advertising
8 1 (9.09%) .NET

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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.

Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (27.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Advertising
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) UNIX
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) ERP
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISEB
1 4 (36.36%) Degree
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) ISO 9001
2 3 (27.27%) TickIT
3 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) SAP