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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 21 20 18
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 14 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 6.03% 4.83% 2.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.31% 5.26% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 0
Average daily rate £338 £245 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £34.06
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.90%
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
222 190 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 95.69% 91.79% 93.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 98 67
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.08 £11.00 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £162.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 2016, 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 16 (69.57%) SC Cleared
1 16 (69.57%) Security Cleared
2 12 (52.17%) Functional Testing
3 11 (47.83%) WebCenter
3 11 (47.83%) IBM
3 11 (47.83%) CRM
3 11 (47.83%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (26.09%) Finance
5 5 (21.74%) Oracle
5 5 (21.74%) ERP
5 5 (21.74%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (21.74%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
6 4 (17.39%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
8 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (8.70%) Automation Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
8 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
8 2 (8.70%) SQL
8 2 (8.70%) ISEB
8 2 (8.70%) Migration
8 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
9 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Banking
9 1 (4.35%) Retail
9 1 (4.35%) Scrum
9 1 (4.35%) NHS

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.35%) eggPlant
2 1 (4.35%) MSTest
2 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Functional Testing
2 11 (47.83%) CRM
3 5 (21.74%) ERP
3 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.70%) Automation Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (4.35%) Information Assurance
6 1 (4.35%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Scrum
6 1 (4.35%) Security Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Test Management
6 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.35%) V-Model
6 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) SC Cleared
1 16 (69.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) IBM
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) MEDITECH