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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 68 44 74
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 39 65 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.15% 3.53% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 3.72% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 39 10
Median daily rate £275 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £210 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £405 £316
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £309 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £98.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £32.03
% change year-on-year
+44.00% -21.94%
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
1717 1745 1308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.60% 94.84% 96.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1079 1010 800
Median daily rate £400 £377 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% +11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 71 57
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.25 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 September 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
Salford -10 2 £180 -34.54%
Stockport - 2 £175 -
Wigan - 2 £308 -
Bolton - 1 - - 1
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 35 (48.61%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 22 (30.56%) Regression Testing
4 21 (29.17%) ISEB
4 21 (29.17%) SQL
4 21 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (27.78%) Defect Management
6 16 (22.22%) JIRA
7 14 (19.44%) ISTQB
8 13 (18.06%) Manual Testing
9 12 (16.67%) Integration Testing
9 12 (16.67%) Web Testing
10 11 (15.28%) Test Management
10 11 (15.28%) Software Testing
10 11 (15.28%) QA
11 10 (13.89%) Selenium
11 10 (13.89%) .NET
11 10 (13.89%) Java
11 10 (13.89%) Oracle
11 10 (13.89%) E-Commerce
11 10 (13.89%) Functional Testing
12 9 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 9 (12.50%) Automated Testing
12 9 (12.50%) Finance
13 8 (11.11%) Ruby
13 8 (11.11%) System Testing
14 7 (9.72%) Test Strategy
15 6 (8.33%) BDD
15 6 (8.33%) Test Planning
15 6 (8.33%) Automation Testing

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 (2.78%) Apache
1 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.78%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.39%) CMS
2 1 (1.39%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (5.56%) Magento
2 4 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.78%) SAP BPC
4 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.39%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.78%) FTP
2 2 (2.78%) HTTP
2 2 (2.78%) Internet
3 1 (1.39%) Firewall
3 1 (1.39%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) DB2
2 1 (1.39%) MS Access
2 1 (1.39%) MySQL
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (22.22%) JIRA
2 10 (13.89%) Selenium
3 5 (6.94%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.17%) Gatling
4 3 (4.17%) HP UFT
4 3 (4.17%) JMeter
4 3 (4.17%) LoadRunner
4 3 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.17%) TestComplete
5 2 (2.78%) Appium
6 1 (1.39%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.39%) Burp Suite
6 1 (1.39%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (1.39%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.39%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.39%) Toad
6 1 (1.39%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (12.50%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Games
3 5 (6.94%) Banking
4 4 (5.56%) Retail
5 3 (4.17%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.78%) Legal
6 2 (2.78%) Online Betting
7 1 (1.39%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.39%) Law
7 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.89%) .NET
2 6 (8.33%) SOAP
3 4 (5.56%) XML
4 2 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.39%) HTML
5 1 (1.39%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.39%) JSON
5 1 (1.39%) JSP
5 1 (1.39%) Middleware
5 1 (1.39%) Node.js
5 1 (1.39%) REST
5 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) NHS
2 4 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.17%) EPoS
4 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.39%) iPad
4 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.39%) Psychology
4 1 (1.39%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.17%) Unix
1 3 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (1.39%) Android
2 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.39%) Linux
2 1 (1.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (48.61%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 22 (30.56%) Regression Testing
4 21 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (27.78%) Defect Management
6 13 (18.06%) Manual Testing
7 12 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 12 (16.67%) Web Testing
8 11 (15.28%) Software Testing
8 11 (15.28%) Test Management
9 10 (13.89%) E-Commerce
9 10 (13.89%) Functional Testing
10 9 (12.50%) Automated Testing
11 8 (11.11%) System Testing
12 7 (9.72%) Test Strategy
13 6 (8.33%) Automation Testing
13 6 (8.33%) BDD
13 6 (8.33%) Performance Testing
13 6 (8.33%) Test Planning
13 6 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.17%) SQL
2 10 (13.89%) Java
3 8 (11.11%) Ruby
4 4 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.56%) PHP
5 3 (4.17%) C#
5 3 (4.17%) VBScript
6 1 (1.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (29.17%) ISEB
2 14 (19.44%) ISTQB
3 9 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (6.94%) Degree
5 1 (1.39%) HND
5 1 (1.39%) MCP
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.39%) OCP
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.39%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.28%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.39%) DameWare
2 1 (1.39%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 10 (13.89%) Oracle
2 6 (8.33%) SAP
3 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.78%) HP
4 2 (2.78%) VMware
5 1 (1.39%) hybris
5 1 (1.39%) IBM
5 1 (1.39%) LexisNexis
5 1 (1.39%) Pega
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