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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 22 20 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 6 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.28% 3.27% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.61% 3.65% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate
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£220 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £302
% change year-on-year
- -0.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £34.06 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-55.95% +46.47%
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Merseyside

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
166 137 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 90.71% 89.54% 90.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 85 75
Average daily rate £350 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £213 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +43.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014, 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 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (77.78%) ISEB
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
5 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 3 (33.33%) V-Model
5 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
6 2 (22.22%) System Testing
6 2 (22.22%) .NET
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 2 (22.22%) QA
7 1 (11.11%) Release Management
7 1 (11.11%) Information Assurance
7 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
7 1 (11.11%) Java
7 1 (11.11%) Validation
7 1 (11.11%) Oracle

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
1 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 3 (33.33%) V-Model
2 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) System Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Release Management
4 1 (11.11%) Information Assurance
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (77.78%) ISEB
3 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) HP