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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 78 63 58
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 27 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.45% 1.84% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 1.92% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 21
Median daily rate £300 £273 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.09% -6.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £221 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £333 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.46% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.18 £33.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-57.04% -5.03%
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
1753 1455 1193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.45% 95.60% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 794 617
Median daily rate £383 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 68 65
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £21.10 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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
Oldham - 1 - -
Salford - 1 - -
Stockport - 1 - - 2
Wigan - 1 £240 - 1
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 31 (40.26%) Test Scripting
2 23 (29.87%) User Acceptance Testing
2 23 (29.87%) SQL
2 23 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (24.68%) Defect Management
4 17 (22.08%) Software Testing
5 16 (20.78%) QA
6 15 (19.48%) ISTQB
7 14 (18.18%) JIRA
8 13 (16.88%) ISEB
8 13 (16.88%) Selenium
8 13 (16.88%) Manual Testing
9 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
9 12 (15.58%) Regression Testing
9 12 (15.58%) Finance
10 10 (12.99%) Automated Testing
10 10 (12.99%) Java
10 10 (12.99%) .NET
10 10 (12.99%) Oracle
10 10 (12.99%) Test Management
10 10 (12.99%) Cucumber
11 9 (11.69%) BDD
11 9 (11.69%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (11.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (11.69%) Ruby
12 8 (10.39%) Migration
12 8 (10.39%) Retail
12 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
12 8 (10.39%) HP UFT
13 6 (7.79%) Waterfall

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 (1.30%) CMS
1 1 (1.30%) Node.js
1 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Magento
2 3 (3.90%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (3.90%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.60%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (1.30%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (1.30%) SAP BPC
4 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) Firewall
1 1 (1.30%) FTP
1 1 (1.30%) HTTP
1 1 (1.30%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.30%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.30%) DB2
3 1 (1.30%) MS Access
3 1 (1.30%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 14 (18.18%) JIRA
2 13 (16.88%) Selenium
3 10 (12.99%) Cucumber
4 8 (10.39%) HP UFT
5 5 (6.49%) WebDriver
6 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.90%) JMeter
7 3 (3.90%) LoadRunner
7 3 (3.90%) SpecFlow
7 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.90%) Toad
8 2 (2.60%) Appium
8 2 (2.60%) eggPlant
8 2 (2.60%) TestDirector
9 1 (1.30%) ClearCase
9 1 (1.30%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (1.30%) Subversion
9 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (15.58%) Finance
2 8 (10.39%) Retail
3 6 (7.79%) Banking
4 4 (5.19%) Games
5 3 (3.90%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.60%) Legal
6 2 (2.60%) Online Betting
7 1 (1.30%) Advertising
7 1 (1.30%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.30%) Electronics
7 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.30%) Law
7 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.30%) Marketing
7 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.99%) .NET
2 6 (7.79%) XML
3 2 (2.60%) SOAP
3 2 (2.60%) WinForms
4 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.30%) COM
4 1 (1.30%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.30%) JSON
4 1 (1.30%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) Algorithms
2 3 (3.90%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.90%) NHS
3 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.30%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.30%) iPad
4 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Psychology
4 1 (1.30%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.30%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.79%) Windows
2 3 (3.90%) Unix
3 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (40.26%) Test Scripting
2 23 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.87%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (24.68%) Defect Management
4 17 (22.08%) Software Testing
5 13 (16.88%) Manual Testing
6 12 (15.58%) Regression Testing
7 10 (12.99%) Automated Testing
7 10 (12.99%) Test Management
8 9 (11.69%) BDD
9 8 (10.39%) Migration
10 6 (7.79%) Data Migration
10 6 (7.79%) E-Commerce
10 6 (7.79%) Integration Testing
10 6 (7.79%) Test Strategy
10 6 (7.79%) Waterfall
10 6 (7.79%) Web Testing
11 5 (6.49%) Scrum
11 5 (6.49%) System Integration Testing
11 5 (6.49%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.87%) SQL
2 10 (12.99%) Java
3 9 (11.69%) Ruby
4 6 (7.79%) C#
5 5 (6.49%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.19%) PHP
7 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.30%) C++
8 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (19.48%) ISTQB
2 13 (16.88%) ISEB
3 9 (11.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (6.49%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.19%) Degree
6 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.30%) HND
7 1 (1.30%) MCP
7 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.30%) OCP
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (1.30%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.30%) DameWare
2 1 (1.30%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.99%) Oracle
3 6 (7.79%) HP
4 3 (3.90%) SAP
5 2 (2.60%) VMware
6 1 (1.30%) Citrix
6 1 (1.30%) Facebook
6 1 (1.30%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.30%) IBM
6 1 (1.30%) LexisNexis
6 1 (1.30%) Pega
6 1 (1.30%) Twitter
Manchester, Lancashire
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