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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 63 57 69
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 22 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.56% 2.08% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 2.24% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 2
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£265 £315 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.87% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £350 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-4.92% -23.96%
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
1324 1029 939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.03% 93.12% 90.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 543 501
Average daily rate £338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £493 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 52 69
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.33% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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
Altrincham - - - - 2
Bolton - - - - 2
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.58%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
3 10 (23.26%) System Testing
4 9 (20.93%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (18.60%) Selenium
6 7 (16.28%) QA
6 7 (16.28%) Retail
6 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
7 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
8 5 (11.63%) Mainframe
8 5 (11.63%) Oracle
8 5 (11.63%) Billing
8 5 (11.63%) Finance
8 5 (11.63%) Games
9 4 (9.30%) Regression Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Java
9 4 (9.30%) SQL
9 4 (9.30%) Windows
9 4 (9.30%) SOAP
9 4 (9.30%) Web Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Manual Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Automation Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
10 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
10 3 (6.98%) SoapUI
10 3 (6.98%) Gherkin
10 3 (6.98%) Test Management
10 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (2.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Office
2 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (2.33%) Agresso
2 1 (2.33%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Selenium
2 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.98%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.65%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.33%) Sahi
4 1 (2.33%) RSpec
4 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.33%) JIRA
4 1 (2.33%) Toad
4 1 (2.33%) Hudson
4 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.33%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.33%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (16.28%) Retail
2 5 (11.63%) Billing
2 5 (11.63%) Games
2 5 (11.63%) Finance
3 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.98%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Back Office
4 1 (2.33%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) SOAP
2 3 (6.98%) Web Services
2 3 (6.98%) XML
2 3 (6.98%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.65%) J2EE
4 1 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.65%) Open Source
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Life Science
3 1 (2.33%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Android
2 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.58%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
3 10 (23.26%) System Testing
4 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
5 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
6 4 (9.30%) Manual Testing
6 4 (9.30%) Automation Testing
6 4 (9.30%) Web Testing
6 4 (9.30%) Regression Testing
7 3 (6.98%) Test Management
8 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.65%) SOA
8 2 (4.65%) TDD
8 2 (4.65%) Automated Testing
8 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
8 2 (4.65%) Test Strategy
8 2 (4.65%) BDD
9 1 (2.33%) Change Control
9 1 (2.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) Java
1 4 (9.30%) SQL
2 2 (4.65%) Ruby
3 1 (2.33%) C#
3 1 (2.33%) VB
3 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) ISEB
1 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.63%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) Siebel
4 1 (2.33%) IBM