The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 71 62 65
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 33 35 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.82% 2.11% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 2.22% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 19
Average daily rate £300 £270 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £600 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.43 £35.50 £110.00
% change year-on-year
-62.18% -67.72%
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
1714 1576 1299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.64% 95.05% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 824 680
Average daily rate £395 £350 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 61 64
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £10.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oldham - 1 - -
Stockport - 1 - - 1
Wigan - 1 £240 - 1
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 40 (40.82%) SQL
2 35 (35.71%) Software Testing
3 34 (34.69%) Test Scripting
4 26 (26.53%) QA
5 25 (25.51%) SQL Server
6 24 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (24.49%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (24.49%) HP Quality Center
7 21 (21.43%) HP UFT
8 19 (19.39%) Performance Testing
8 19 (19.39%) Defect Management
9 15 (15.31%) Citrix
9 15 (15.31%) ISTQB
10 14 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 14 (14.29%) Oracle
11 13 (13.27%) JIRA
11 13 (13.27%) Manual Testing
12 12 (12.24%) Test Management
12 12 (12.24%) Waterfall
12 12 (12.24%) Retail
12 12 (12.24%) Java
12 12 (12.24%) Finance
13 11 (11.22%) Regression Testing
13 11 (11.22%) ISEB
13 11 (11.22%) Automated Testing
13 11 (11.22%) Selenium
13 11 (11.22%) Test Automation
14 10 (10.20%) Migration
15 9 (9.18%) Cucumber
16 8 (8.16%) BDD

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Applications
1 5 (5.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (4.08%) Magento
3 3 (3.06%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (3.06%) SAP BPC
4 2 (2.04%) SAP HR
4 2 (2.04%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (1.02%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.02%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.02%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 21 (21.43%) HP UFT
2 13 (13.27%) JIRA
3 11 (11.22%) Selenium
4 9 (9.18%) Cucumber
5 7 (7.14%) Toad
6 6 (6.12%) WebDriver
7 5 (5.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (4.08%) eggPlant
8 4 (4.08%) Jenkins
9 3 (3.06%) LoadRunner
9 3 (3.06%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.04%) JMeter
10 2 (2.04%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.04%) TestDirector
11 1 (1.02%) ClearCase
11 1 (1.02%) FitNesse
11 1 (1.02%) Subversion
General
1 12 (12.24%) Finance
1 12 (12.24%) Retail
2 5 (5.10%) Banking
3 2 (2.04%) Retail Banking
3 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.02%) Advertising
4 1 (1.02%) Billing
4 1 (1.02%) Electronics
4 1 (1.02%) Games
4 1 (1.02%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Law
4 1 (1.02%) Legal
4 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.02%) Marketing
4 1 (1.02%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.12%) .NET
2 5 (5.10%) XML
3 2 (2.04%) WinForms
4 1 (1.02%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.08%) Algorithms
2 3 (3.06%) NHS
3 2 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.04%) Data Extraction
3 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.02%) iPad
4 1 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Psychology
4 1 (1.02%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.14%) Windows
2 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (35.71%) Software Testing
2 34 (34.69%) Test Scripting
3 24 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (24.49%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (19.39%) Defect Management
4 19 (19.39%) Performance Testing
5 13 (13.27%) Manual Testing
6 12 (12.24%) Test Management
6 12 (12.24%) Waterfall
7 11 (11.22%) Automated Testing
7 11 (11.22%) Regression Testing
7 11 (11.22%) Test Automation
8 10 (10.20%) Migration
9 8 (8.16%) BDD
9 8 (8.16%) Data Migration
10 7 (7.14%) ETL
11 6 (6.12%) Automation Testing
11 6 (6.12%) Test Strategy
11 6 (6.12%) Validation
12 5 (5.10%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 40 (40.82%) SQL
2 12 (12.24%) Java
3 8 (8.16%) Ruby
4 6 (6.12%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.10%) C#
5 5 (5.10%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.08%) C++
6 4 (4.08%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.06%) PHP
8 1 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (15.31%) ISTQB
2 11 (11.22%) ISEB
3 8 (8.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.04%) Degree
5 2 (2.04%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.02%) MCP
6 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.02%) OCP
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.02%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (26.53%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 24 (24.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (15.31%) Citrix
2 14 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.29%) Oracle
3 8 (8.16%) SAP
4 6 (6.12%) HP
5 1 (1.02%) Facebook
5 1 (1.02%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.02%) Pega
5 1 (1.02%) Twitter
5 1 (1.02%) VMware
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