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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 87 40 71
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 18 75 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.08% 3.90% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 4.15% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 47 19
Median daily rate £240 £300 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £212 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £350 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.43 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.97 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+54.82% +33.33%
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
1569 1808 1392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.12% 93.92% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1037 1019 851
Median daily rate £400 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 70 67
Median hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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
Wigan +1 2 £240 -
Bolton - 1 £365 -
Salford - 1 £180 -
Stockport - 1 £175 -
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 27 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.09%) Test Scripting
3 19 (33.33%) SQL
4 17 (29.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (28.07%) ISEB
6 12 (21.05%) Regression Testing
6 12 (21.05%) Defect Management
7 11 (19.30%) Manual Testing
8 9 (15.79%) JIRA
9 8 (14.04%) ISTQB
9 8 (14.04%) Exploratory Testing
10 7 (12.28%) Test Planning
10 7 (12.28%) Integration Testing
10 7 (12.28%) Web Testing
10 7 (12.28%) NHS
10 7 (12.28%) E-Commerce
11 6 (10.53%) .NET
11 6 (10.53%) Finance
11 6 (10.53%) Test Management
11 6 (10.53%) Selenium
11 6 (10.53%) Software Testing
11 6 (10.53%) QA
11 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
11 6 (10.53%) Functional Testing
12 5 (8.77%) Test Strategy
12 5 (8.77%) Cucumber
12 5 (8.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (8.77%) Performance Testing
12 5 (8.77%) System Testing
12 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management

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 (3.51%) SAS
2 1 (1.75%) Apache
2 1 (1.75%) CMS
2 1 (1.75%) JBoss
2 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.51%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.75%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) Internet
2 1 (1.75%) FTP
2 1 (1.75%) HTTP
2 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.51%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (1.75%) MySQL
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) JIRA
2 6 (10.53%) Selenium
3 5 (8.77%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.26%) Gatling
4 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.26%) TestComplete
4 3 (5.26%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.51%) JMeter
6 1 (1.75%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.75%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.75%) JBehave
6 1 (1.75%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (1.75%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Advertising
3 1 (1.75%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) .NET
2 4 (7.02%) SOAP
3 2 (3.51%) XML
4 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.75%) Middleware
4 1 (1.75%) REST
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) NHS
2 3 (5.26%) EPoS
3 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) Unix
1 2 (3.51%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) Android
2 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.75%) Linux
2 1 (1.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (35.09%) Test Scripting
3 17 (29.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (21.05%) Defect Management
4 12 (21.05%) Regression Testing
5 11 (19.30%) Manual Testing
6 8 (14.04%) Exploratory Testing
7 7 (12.28%) E-Commerce
7 7 (12.28%) Integration Testing
7 7 (12.28%) Test Planning
7 7 (12.28%) Web Testing
8 6 (10.53%) Functional Testing
8 6 (10.53%) Software Testing
8 6 (10.53%) Test Management
8 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
9 5 (8.77%) Performance Testing
9 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (8.77%) System Testing
9 5 (8.77%) Test Strategy
10 4 (7.02%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (8.77%) Java
3 4 (7.02%) Ruby
4 3 (5.26%) VBScript
5 2 (3.51%) C#
6 1 (1.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (28.07%) ISEB
2 8 (14.04%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.51%) Degree
5 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) Oracle
1 5 (8.77%) SAP
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.51%) Teradata
4 1 (1.75%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.75%) VMware