The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 66 64 62
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 40 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.16% 1.98% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 2.09% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 18
Median daily rate £300 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £254 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £359 £329
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.45% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £23.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+43.47% -27.11%
Test Analyst
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1760 1534 1198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.19% 95.10% 96.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1070 920 669
Median daily rate £389 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.17% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 60 64
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.87 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.27% -13.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 £34.00 £29.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Analyst across the Manchester region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst across the Manchester region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton 0 3 £325 +30.00% 1
Salford - 2 - -
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 Manchester region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 32 (43.84%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (42.47%) Test Scripting
3 23 (31.51%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (27.40%) Defect Management
5 19 (26.03%) ISEB
6 18 (24.66%) Regression Testing
6 18 (24.66%) SQL
6 18 (24.66%) JIRA
7 15 (20.55%) Finance
8 14 (19.18%) Software Testing
8 14 (19.18%) ISTQB
9 13 (17.81%) Selenium
9 13 (17.81%) Java
10 12 (16.44%) Oracle
10 12 (16.44%) Ruby
11 11 (15.07%) Integration Testing
12 10 (13.70%) Manual Testing
12 10 (13.70%) QA
12 10 (13.70%) Cucumber
13 9 (12.33%) Waterfall
13 9 (12.33%) Web Testing
13 9 (12.33%) Test Management
14 8 (10.96%) System Testing
14 8 (10.96%) BDD
14 8 (10.96%) E-Commerce
15 7 (9.59%) C#
15 7 (9.59%) .NET
15 7 (9.59%) SAP
15 7 (9.59%) XML
15 7 (9.59%) HP UFT

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 (2.74%) Apache
1 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.37%) CMS
2 1 (1.37%) JBoss
2 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (5.48%) Magento
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (4.11%) SAP BPC
4 2 (2.74%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (1.37%) SAP HR
5 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.37%) Firewall
2 1 (1.37%) FTP
2 1 (1.37%) HTTP
2 1 (1.37%) Internet
2 1 (1.37%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.37%) DB2
2 1 (1.37%) MS Access
2 1 (1.37%) MySQL
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.37%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (24.66%) JIRA
2 13 (17.81%) Selenium
3 10 (13.70%) Cucumber
4 7 (9.59%) HP UFT
5 5 (6.85%) JMeter
6 4 (5.48%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.48%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.11%) Gatling
7 3 (4.11%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.74%) Appium
8 2 (2.74%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.37%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.37%) Burp Suite
9 1 (1.37%) eggPlant
9 1 (1.37%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (1.37%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.37%) Toad
General
1 15 (20.55%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Banking
2 6 (8.22%) Games
2 6 (8.22%) Retail
3 2 (2.74%) Legal
3 2 (2.74%) Online Betting
3 2 (2.74%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Advertising
4 1 (1.37%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Electronics
4 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Law
4 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.37%) Marketing
4 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.59%) .NET
1 7 (9.59%) XML
2 3 (4.11%) SOAP
3 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.37%) HTML
3 1 (1.37%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.37%) JSON
3 1 (1.37%) JSP
3 1 (1.37%) Middleware
3 1 (1.37%) Node.js
3 1 (1.37%) Web Services
3 1 (1.37%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) Algorithms
1 4 (5.48%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.11%) NHS
3 2 (2.74%) EPoS
3 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.37%) iPad
4 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.37%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Psychology
4 1 (1.37%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.74%) Unix
2 1 (1.37%) Linux
2 1 (1.37%) Solaris
2 1 (1.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (43.84%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (42.47%) Test Scripting
3 23 (31.51%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (27.40%) Defect Management
5 18 (24.66%) Regression Testing
6 14 (19.18%) Software Testing
7 11 (15.07%) Integration Testing
8 10 (13.70%) Manual Testing
9 9 (12.33%) Test Management
9 9 (12.33%) Waterfall
9 9 (12.33%) Web Testing
10 8 (10.96%) BDD
10 8 (10.96%) E-Commerce
10 8 (10.96%) System Testing
11 7 (9.59%) Automated Testing
11 7 (9.59%) Automation Testing
12 6 (8.22%) Test Strategy
13 5 (6.85%) Functional Testing
13 5 (6.85%) Performance Testing
13 5 (6.85%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.66%) SQL
2 13 (17.81%) Java
3 12 (16.44%) Ruby
4 7 (9.59%) C#
5 5 (6.85%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.48%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (26.03%) ISEB
2 14 (19.18%) ISTQB
3 7 (9.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (6.85%) Degree
5 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.37%) HND
6 1 (1.37%) MCP
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.37%) OCP
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.37%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (8.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.37%) DameWare
2 1 (1.37%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 12 (16.44%) Oracle
2 7 (9.59%) SAP
3 6 (8.22%) HP
3 6 (8.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.37%) Guidewire
4 1 (1.37%) hybris
4 1 (1.37%) IBM
4 1 (1.37%) LexisNexis
4 1 (1.37%) Pega
4 1 (1.37%) VMware
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