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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 50 67 59
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 56 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.08% 1.55% 2.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.24% 1.62% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 19 14
Average daily rate £280 £275 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £152 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £342 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £34.06
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.90%
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
1729 1358 1101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.95% 95.77% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 998 789 586
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 58 52
Average hourly rate £17.30 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.31% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bolton - 2 £284 -
Oldham - 1 £213 -
Wigan - 1 £240 - 1
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 56 (39.44%) SQL
2 46 (32.39%) Test Scripting
3 41 (28.87%) User Acceptance Testing
4 40 (28.17%) HP Quality Center
4 40 (28.17%) Software Testing
5 39 (27.46%) QA
6 33 (23.24%) Microsoft
7 30 (21.13%) SQL Server
8 27 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (17.61%) Oracle
9 25 (17.61%) Finance
9 25 (17.61%) Performance Testing
10 24 (16.90%) Migration
11 23 (16.20%) ISEB
12 21 (14.79%) Windows
12 21 (14.79%) ISTQB
13 20 (14.08%) Defect Management
14 18 (12.68%) Retail
15 17 (11.97%) ETL
15 17 (11.97%) Citrix
15 17 (11.97%) HP UFT
15 17 (11.97%) Manual Testing
16 16 (11.27%) Selenium
16 16 (11.27%) Waterfall
17 15 (10.56%) System Integration Testing
17 15 (10.56%) Team Foundation Server
17 15 (10.56%) Data Migration
18 14 (9.86%) Test Management
18 14 (9.86%) Test Strategy
18 14 (9.86%) Automated Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 4 (2.82%) SAS
2 2 (1.41%) LiveLink
3 1 (0.70%) CICS
3 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (9.15%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.93%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (3.52%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (2.82%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (2.11%) HFM
5 2 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (1.41%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (1.41%) ResourceLink
5 2 (1.41%) SAP BPC
5 2 (1.41%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.70%) Magento
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.70%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (21.13%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.45%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.41%) Base SAS
4 2 (1.41%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.41%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.70%) DB2
5 1 (0.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 17 (11.97%) HP UFT
2 16 (11.27%) Selenium
3 15 (10.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (9.15%) Toad
5 12 (8.45%) JIRA
6 9 (6.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (4.93%) Appium
7 7 (4.93%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.52%) Cucumber
8 5 (3.52%) TestDirector
9 4 (2.82%) eggPlant
10 3 (2.11%) LoadRunner
10 3 (2.11%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.11%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.41%) Git (software)
12 1 (0.70%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.70%) PhantomJS
12 1 (0.70%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.70%) Zephyr
General
1 25 (17.61%) Finance
2 18 (12.68%) Retail
3 9 (6.34%) Banking
4 5 (3.52%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.82%) General Ledger
6 3 (2.11%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.41%) Billing
7 2 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.70%) Electronics
8 1 (0.70%) Games
8 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.70%) Legal
8 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.23%) .NET
2 2 (1.41%) WinForms
3 1 (0.70%) COM
3 1 (0.70%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.34%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.82%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.82%) NHS
4 3 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.41%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.70%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.70%) iPad
6 1 (0.70%) Life Science
6 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Mobile Games
6 1 (0.70%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.79%) Windows
2 7 (4.93%) Android
2 7 (4.93%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.23%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.52%) Windows 7
4 5 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (32.39%) Test Scripting
2 41 (28.87%) User Acceptance Testing
3 40 (28.17%) Software Testing
4 27 (19.01%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (17.61%) Performance Testing
6 24 (16.90%) Migration
7 20 (14.08%) Defect Management
8 17 (11.97%) ETL
8 17 (11.97%) Manual Testing
9 16 (11.27%) Waterfall
10 15 (10.56%) Data Migration
10 15 (10.56%) System Integration Testing
11 14 (9.86%) Automated Testing
11 14 (9.86%) Test Management
11 14 (9.86%) Test Strategy
12 13 (9.15%) Automation Testing
12 13 (9.15%) Test Automation
13 12 (8.45%) System Testing
14 10 (7.04%) SDLC
15 9 (6.34%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 56 (39.44%) SQL
2 10 (7.04%) Java
3 6 (4.23%) T-SQL
4 5 (3.52%) C++
5 4 (2.82%) C#
5 4 (2.82%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.41%) VB
7 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (16.20%) ISEB
2 21 (14.79%) ISTQB
3 11 (7.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (5.63%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.82%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.41%) Degree
7 1 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (27.46%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 40 (28.17%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (23.24%) Microsoft
2 25 (17.61%) Oracle
3 17 (11.97%) Citrix
4 12 (8.45%) HP
5 7 (4.93%) VMware
6 6 (4.23%) SAP
7 2 (1.41%) OpenText
7 2 (1.41%) Siebel
8 1 (0.70%) Facebook
8 1 (0.70%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.70%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.70%) Metastorm
8 1 (0.70%) Telerik
8 1 (0.70%) Twitter
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