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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 65 66 71
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 31 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.92% 1.79% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 1.88% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 5
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £257 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £329 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £295 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £23.00 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £31.56 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-27.11% +174.39%
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
1504 1173 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.01% 95.29% 93.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 657 538
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 60 84
Average hourly rate £13.60 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.36% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £34.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 31 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 31 (46.27%) Test Scripting
2 14 (20.90%) QA
2 14 (20.90%) SQL
3 13 (19.40%) Oracle
4 12 (17.91%) Finance
4 12 (17.91%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (17.91%) Software Testing
5 11 (16.42%) ISEB
5 11 (16.42%) Test Strategy
6 10 (14.93%) Banking
7 9 (13.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (13.43%) Windows
8 8 (11.94%) Migration
8 8 (11.94%) Performance Testing
8 8 (11.94%) Manual Testing
8 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
8 8 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (11.94%) SDLC
9 7 (10.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (10.45%) ISTQB
9 7 (10.45%) System Testing
9 7 (10.45%) Integration Testing
9 7 (10.45%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (8.96%) Linux
10 6 (8.96%) Java
10 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
10 6 (8.96%) Test Management
10 6 (8.96%) Selenium
10 6 (8.96%) Functional Testing
11 5 (7.46%) Test Automation

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (7.46%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.49%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.48%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.99%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.49%) MySQL
4 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.49%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Selenium
2 4 (5.97%) SoapUI
3 3 (4.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.48%) JIRA
4 2 (2.99%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.99%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.49%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.49%) Toad
5 1 (1.49%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (17.91%) Finance
2 10 (14.93%) Banking
3 4 (5.97%) Retail
3 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.99%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Billing
5 1 (1.49%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) .NET
2 4 (5.97%) SOAP
3 2 (2.99%) J2EE
4 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.49%) Web Services
4 1 (1.49%) XML
4 1 (1.49%) Middleware
4 1 (1.49%) REST
4 1 (1.49%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.99%) Statistics
3 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.49%) NHS
3 1 (1.49%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.43%) Windows
2 6 (8.96%) Linux
3 3 (4.48%) AIX
3 3 (4.48%) UNIX
4 2 (2.99%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (46.27%) Test Scripting
2 12 (17.91%) Software Testing
3 11 (16.42%) Test Strategy
4 9 (13.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (11.94%) Performance Testing
5 8 (11.94%) Manual Testing
5 8 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (11.94%) Migration
5 8 (11.94%) SDLC
6 7 (10.45%) System Testing
6 7 (10.45%) Integration Testing
7 6 (8.96%) Test Management
7 6 (8.96%) Functional Testing
8 5 (7.46%) Test Automation
8 5 (7.46%) Regression Testing
8 5 (7.46%) Validation
9 4 (5.97%) Scrum
9 4 (5.97%) ITIL
9 4 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (5.97%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.90%) SQL
2 6 (8.96%) Java
3 3 (4.48%) C
3 3 (4.48%) C#
4 1 (1.49%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (16.42%) ISEB
2 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (10.45%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.48%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.99%) Degree
6 1 (1.49%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.90%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
Systems Management
1 12 (17.91%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.99%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) Oracle
2 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.46%) HP
3 5 (7.46%) Teradata
4 3 (4.48%) Cisco
5 2 (2.99%) Telerik
6 1 (1.49%) Capita
6 1 (1.49%) hybris
6 1 (1.49%) IBM
6 1 (1.49%) SAP
6 1 (1.49%) Dell
6 1 (1.49%) Hyperion
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