The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Liverpool region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 20 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 7 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 4.00% 0.63% 2.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.24% 0.68% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£305 £263 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.19% -4.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £318 £290
% change year-on-year
-5.51% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £11.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+167.63% -41.02%
Job Titles Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
165 147 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 94.29% 93.04% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 82 87
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £203 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -30.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £13.85 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
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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 22 July 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 8 (57.14%) ISEB
1 8 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Security Testing
3 5 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
4 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 4 (28.57%) TestComplete
4 4 (28.57%) QA
4 4 (28.57%) Selenium
4 4 (28.57%) Load Testing
4 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 4 (28.57%) TDD
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) .NET
5 3 (21.43%) V-Model
5 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Solvency II
6 2 (14.29%) Windows
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 2 (14.29%) General Ledger
6 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Stress Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Release Management
7 1 (7.14%) Banking

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (28.57%) TestComplete
2 4 (28.57%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) General Ledger
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
2 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Automated Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Security Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Automation Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 4 (28.57%) Load Testing
3 4 (28.57%) TDD
4 3 (21.43%) V-Model
4 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Stress Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Release Management
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
6 1 (7.14%) CRM
6 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) ISEB
2 5 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
2 3 (21.43%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) HP
1 1 (7.14%) SAP