The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool 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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 23 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 11 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.70% 1.57% -
As % of the Job Titles category 4.01% 1.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 0
Average daily rate
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£338 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.78 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-18.77% +156.47%
Test Analyst
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool 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
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
274 173 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 92.26% 90.58% 89.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 93 101
Average daily rate £325 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £20.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 9 (47.37%) Functional Testing
1 9 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (31.58%) WebCenter
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) CRM
2 6 (31.58%) IBM
3 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
3 5 (26.32%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
4 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
4 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
4 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (21.05%) ETL
4 4 (21.05%) C#
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle
4 4 (21.05%) ISEB
4 4 (21.05%) Middleware
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) Selenium
5 3 (15.79%) UNIX
5 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.79%) Web Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.79%) Relational Database

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) DB2
2 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
2 3 (15.79%) Selenium
3 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 2 (10.53%) JUnit
3 2 (10.53%) JIRA
3 2 (10.53%) eggPlant
4 1 (5.26%) Selenium IDE
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) WebCenter
2 4 (21.05%) Middleware
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) .NET
3 2 (10.53%) SOAP
3 2 (10.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Functional Testing
2 6 (31.58%) CRM
3 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
3 5 (26.32%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
4 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (21.05%) ETL
5 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.79%) Web Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.53%) Open Source
6 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) SDLC
6 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery
6 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) C++
3 2 (10.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (21.05%) ISEB
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) IBM
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Sybase
4 1 (5.26%) HP