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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 63 73 58
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 34 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.90% 1.57% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 1.64% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 23
Median daily rate £323 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.20% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £256 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £356 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.60% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £27.50 £28.83
% change year-on-year
+0.90% -4.59%
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
1700 1461 1239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.18% 95.68% 96.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 859 656
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 63 63
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.87 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.27% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £23.00 £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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
Bolton +3 2 £325 +30.00%
Salford - 1 - -
Stockport - 1 - -
Wigan - 1 £240 -
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 32 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 26 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (31.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (27.78%) SQL
5 18 (25.00%) ISEB
5 18 (25.00%) Defect Management
6 17 (23.61%) ISTQB
6 17 (23.61%) Finance
7 14 (19.44%) Software Testing
7 14 (19.44%) Regression Testing
7 14 (19.44%) Java
7 14 (19.44%) JIRA
8 13 (18.06%) Selenium
9 12 (16.67%) Oracle
9 12 (16.67%) Ruby
10 10 (13.89%) Cucumber
11 9 (12.50%) BDD
11 9 (12.50%) QA
11 9 (12.50%) Manual Testing
11 9 (12.50%) Test Management
11 9 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (11.11%) Integration Testing
12 8 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (11.11%) Automated Testing
12 8 (11.11%) .NET
13 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
13 7 (9.72%) HP UFT
13 7 (9.72%) Banking
13 7 (9.72%) Web Testing
14 6 (8.33%) System 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 1 (1.39%) Apache
1 1 (1.39%) CMS
1 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (5.56%) Magento
3 3 (4.17%) SAP BPC
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (2.78%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (1.39%) SAP HR
5 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.39%) Firewall
2 1 (1.39%) FTP
2 1 (1.39%) HTTP
2 1 (1.39%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.39%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.39%) DB2
2 1 (1.39%) MS Access
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.39%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 14 (19.44%) JIRA
2 13 (18.06%) Selenium
3 10 (13.89%) Cucumber
4 7 (9.72%) HP UFT
5 4 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 4 (5.56%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.17%) Gatling
6 3 (4.17%) JMeter
6 3 (4.17%) LoadRunner
6 3 (4.17%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.78%) Appium
7 2 (2.78%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.39%) Burp Suite
8 1 (1.39%) ClearCase
8 1 (1.39%) eggPlant
8 1 (1.39%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.39%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.39%) Subversion
8 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.39%) Toad
General
1 17 (23.61%) Finance
2 7 (9.72%) Banking
3 6 (8.33%) Retail
4 5 (6.94%) Games
5 3 (4.17%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.78%) Legal
6 2 (2.78%) Online Betting
7 1 (1.39%) Advertising
7 1 (1.39%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.39%) Electronics
7 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.39%) Law
7 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.39%) Marketing
7 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.11%) .NET
2 6 (8.33%) XML
3 2 (2.78%) SOAP
4 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.39%) HTML
4 1 (1.39%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.39%) JSON
4 1 (1.39%) JSP
4 1 (1.39%) Node.js
4 1 (1.39%) Web Services
4 1 (1.39%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.39%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Algorithms
1 4 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.78%) iPad
2 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.78%) NHS
3 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.39%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Psychology
3 1 (1.39%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.39%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) Windows
2 3 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 26 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (31.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 14 (19.44%) Regression Testing
5 14 (19.44%) Software Testing
6 9 (12.50%) BDD
6 9 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 9 (12.50%) Test Management
7 8 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 8 (11.11%) Integration Testing
8 7 (9.72%) Web Testing
9 6 (8.33%) System Testing
9 6 (8.33%) Test Strategy
9 6 (8.33%) Waterfall
10 5 (6.94%) E-Commerce
10 5 (6.94%) Functional Testing
10 5 (6.94%) Project Management
11 4 (5.56%) Scrum
11 4 (5.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (27.78%) SQL
2 14 (19.44%) Java
3 12 (16.67%) Ruby
4 6 (8.33%) C#
5 5 (6.94%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.56%) PHP
7 1 (1.39%) C++
7 1 (1.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (25.00%) ISEB
2 17 (23.61%) ISTQB
3 9 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.56%) Degree
6 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.39%) HND
7 1 (1.39%) MCP
7 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.39%) OCP
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.39%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.39%) DameWare
2 1 (1.39%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 12 (16.67%) Oracle
2 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.33%) HP
4 5 (6.94%) SAP
5 2 (2.78%) VMware
6 1 (1.39%) Facebook
6 1 (1.39%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.39%) hybris
6 1 (1.39%) IBM
6 1 (1.39%) LexisNexis
6 1 (1.39%) Pega
6 1 (1.39%) Twitter
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