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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 51 65 71
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 57 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.08% 1.68% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.32% 1.77% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 15 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £331 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.78 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-18.77% +156.47%
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
1718 1245 1129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.81% 95.11% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1024 741 579
Average daily rate £375 £326 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.03% -1.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £213 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 55 89
Average hourly rate £15.13 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Oldham - 1 - -
Salford - 1 £275 -
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 33 (38.82%) Test Scripting
2 22 (25.88%) Finance
3 20 (23.53%) SQL
4 19 (22.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (21.18%) HP Quality Center
6 15 (17.65%) QA
6 15 (17.65%) Oracle
6 15 (17.65%) ISEB
7 14 (16.47%) Microsoft
8 13 (15.29%) System Testing
9 12 (14.12%) Banking
9 12 (14.12%) Software Testing
10 11 (12.94%) HP
10 11 (12.94%) SAS
11 10 (11.76%) ETL
11 10 (11.76%) Windows
11 10 (11.76%) MS Excel
11 10 (11.76%) Validation
11 10 (11.76%) Migration
11 10 (11.76%) Manual Testing
11 10 (11.76%) Performance Testing
12 9 (10.59%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (10.59%) Test Strategy
12 9 (10.59%) System Integration Testing
13 8 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (9.41%) Selenium
14 7 (8.24%) Integration Testing
14 7 (8.24%) Data Migration
14 7 (8.24%) UNIX
14 7 (8.24%) TestDirector

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (12.94%) SAS
2 2 (2.35%) LiveLink
Applications
1 10 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (4.71%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (3.53%) HFM
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (2.35%) ResourceLink
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (2.35%) Agresso
5 1 (1.18%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.59%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (8.24%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 6 (7.06%) Base SAS
4 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.18%) MySQL
5 1 (1.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.18%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 8 (9.41%) Selenium
2 7 (8.24%) TestDirector
3 5 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.53%) Appium
4 3 (3.53%) Toad
4 3 (3.53%) JIRA
4 3 (3.53%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.35%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.18%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.18%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.18%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.18%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.18%) JMeter
6 1 (1.18%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.18%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.18%) Zephyr
General
1 22 (25.88%) Finance
2 12 (14.12%) Banking
3 6 (7.06%) Retail
4 5 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.53%) General Ledger
5 3 (3.53%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.53%) SOAP
2 2 (2.35%) .NET
2 2 (2.35%) J2EE
3 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.18%) Web Services
3 1 (1.18%) XML
3 1 (1.18%) REST
3 1 (1.18%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.53%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.35%) Statistics
4 1 (1.18%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.18%) IVR
4 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.76%) Windows
2 7 (8.24%) UNIX
3 3 (3.53%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.53%) AIX
3 3 (3.53%) Linux
3 3 (3.53%) Android
4 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (38.82%) Test Scripting
2 19 (22.35%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (15.29%) System Testing
4 12 (14.12%) Software Testing
5 10 (11.76%) ETL
5 10 (11.76%) Validation
5 10 (11.76%) Migration
5 10 (11.76%) Performance Testing
5 10 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 9 (10.59%) System Integration Testing
6 9 (10.59%) Test Strategy
7 8 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (8.24%) Integration Testing
8 7 (8.24%) Data Migration
8 7 (8.24%) SDLC
9 6 (7.06%) Automation Testing
10 5 (5.88%) Functional Testing
10 5 (5.88%) Test Management
10 5 (5.88%) Regression Testing
11 4 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.53%) SQL
2 4 (4.71%) C#
2 4 (4.71%) Java
3 3 (3.53%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (17.65%) ISEB
2 5 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 5 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.53%) Degree
5 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.65%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (21.18%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (17.65%) Oracle
2 14 (16.47%) Microsoft
3 11 (12.94%) HP
4 5 (5.88%) Teradata
5 3 (3.53%) VMware
5 3 (3.53%) Cisco
6 2 (2.35%) Siebel
6 2 (2.35%) OpenText
6 2 (2.35%) Telerik
7 1 (1.18%) Capita
7 1 (1.18%) hybris
7 1 (1.18%) IBM
7 1 (1.18%) SAP
7 1 (1.18%) Dell
7 1 (1.18%) Hyperion
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