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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 61 68 70
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 22 9 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.66% 0.74% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 0.79% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 19
Average daily rate
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£300 £273 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.09% +9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £325 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £280
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £12.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+156.47% -44.18%
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
1259 1145 1297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.88% 94.24% 90.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 745 585 633
Average daily rate £335 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £214 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 93 105
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £23.75 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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
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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
Bolton +1 1 £310 +7.82% 1
Stockport - 1 - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Salford - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 14 (29.17%) SQL
2 12 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 8 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (16.67%) Finance
5 7 (14.58%) ISEB
5 7 (14.58%) CSG Singleview
5 7 (14.58%) UNIX
5 7 (14.58%) Retail
5 7 (14.58%) JIRA
5 7 (14.58%) QA
5 7 (14.58%) Selenium
5 7 (14.58%) System Testing
6 6 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 6 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 6 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 5 (10.42%) Billing
7 5 (10.42%) ISTQB
7 5 (10.42%) Oracle
8 4 (8.33%) .NET
8 4 (8.33%) Automated Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Scrum
8 4 (8.33%) Automation Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Cucumber
8 4 (8.33%) V-Model
9 3 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (6.25%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (6.25%) Maximo

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.08%) CMS
Business Applications
1 7 (14.58%) CSG Singleview
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (6.25%) Maximo
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) JIRA
1 7 (14.58%) Selenium
2 4 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.17%) Zephyr
4 1 (2.08%) RSpec
4 1 (2.08%) Sahi
4 1 (2.08%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.08%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.08%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (14.58%) Retail
3 5 (10.42%) Billing
4 2 (4.17%) Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.08%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) XML
2 1 (2.08%) J2EE
2 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Mainframe
1 2 (4.17%) NHS
2 1 (2.08%) Telematics
2 1 (2.08%) Open Source
2 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.08%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.58%) UNIX
2 2 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (18.75%) Test Scripting
3 8 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.58%) System Testing
5 6 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 6 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 6 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 4 (8.33%) Automated Testing
6 4 (8.33%) Scrum
6 4 (8.33%) Automation Testing
6 4 (8.33%) V-Model
7 2 (4.17%) Project Planning
7 2 (4.17%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.17%) SOA
7 2 (4.17%) Change Management
7 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.17%) Change Control
7 2 (4.17%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) SQL
2 1 (2.08%) Scala
2 1 (2.08%) Java
2 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) ISEB
2 5 (10.42%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle
2 2 (4.17%) iSOFT
2 2 (4.17%) Citrix
2 2 (4.17%) Cerner
3 1 (2.08%) MEDITECH
3 1 (2.08%) hybris
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) HP
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