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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 20 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 10 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.95% 3.88% -
As % of the Job Titles category 4.52% 4.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Average daily rate
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£253 £271 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% -
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 £35.50 £132.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-73.20% +253.33%
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
221 122 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 87.35% 94.57% 96.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 73 75
Average daily rate £325 £337 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.56% +3.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £150 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £175.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-92.57% +1358.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.49 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £175.00 £100.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 March 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 14 (87.50%) ISTQB
2 11 (68.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (62.50%) Finance
3 10 (62.50%) ISEB
4 7 (43.75%) SQL
5 6 (37.50%) Integration Testing
6 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
8 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
8 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 3 (18.75%) System Testing
8 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (18.75%) QA
8 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
8 3 (18.75%) HP
8 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
9 2 (12.50%) Oracle
9 2 (12.50%) Java
9 2 (12.50%) UNIX
9 2 (12.50%) Validation
9 2 (12.50%) TDD
9 2 (12.50%) Scrum
9 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
10 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
10 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
10 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
10 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
10 1 (6.25%) Test Management
10 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Integration Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 3 (18.75%) System Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
4 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Validation
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Test Management
6 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (87.50%) ISTQB
2 10 (62.50%) ISEB
3 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) ATG