The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Liverpool region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 26 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.52% 4.17% 2.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 4.51% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 5
Median daily rate £325 £338 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +53.40%
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.16% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.97 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+54.82% +33.33%
Test Analyst
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
181 266 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 94.27% 92.36% 92.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 143 116
Median daily rate £378 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.62% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £205 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 11
Median hourly rate £18.25 £15.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Liverpool region that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Liverpool region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (40.00%) JIRA
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 3 (30.00%) Internet
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Test Management
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Rational Performance Tester
4 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (20.00%) Mingle
4 2 (20.00%) Retail

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) ColdFusion
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
2 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (10.00%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) J2EE
2 2 (20.00%) Middleware
2 2 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) SDLC
3 2 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) Sony
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Siebel