The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 64 73 73
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 22 7 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.79% 0.62% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 0.66% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 16
Average daily rate
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£300 £306 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £267 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £325 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £315 £288
% change year-on-year
-6.34% +9.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £11.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+168.55% -46.59%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1170 1064 1264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.12% 93.50% 90.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 530 618
Average daily rate £330 £333 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% +10.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 85 103
Average hourly rate £15.13 £15.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.96% -19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £10.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £41.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Analyst
North West

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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
Bolton +1 1 £310 +7.82%
Stockport - 1 - -
Wigan - - - -
Salford - - - -
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 15 (32.61%) SQL
2 11 (23.91%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (17.39%) Test Strategy
4 7 (15.22%) Manual Testing
4 7 (15.22%) System Testing
4 7 (15.22%) Retail
4 7 (15.22%) Software Testing
4 7 (15.22%) JIRA
4 7 (15.22%) UNIX
4 7 (15.22%) ISEB
4 7 (15.22%) CSG Singleview
4 7 (15.22%) Finance
5 6 (13.04%) Oracle
5 6 (13.04%) QA
5 6 (13.04%) Selenium
5 6 (13.04%) Integration Testing
5 6 (13.04%) Test Scripting
5 6 (13.04%) Waterfall
6 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
6 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
6 5 (10.87%) Scrum
7 4 (8.70%) .NET
7 4 (8.70%) Billing
7 4 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (8.70%) V-Model
8 3 (6.52%) Cucumber
8 3 (6.52%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (6.52%) Automation Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Maximo

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 1 (2.17%) CMS
Business Applications
1 7 (15.22%) CSG Singleview
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (6.52%) Maximo
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) JIRA
2 6 (13.04%) Selenium
3 3 (6.52%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.35%) Zephyr
5 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.17%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.17%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.17%) JUnit
5 1 (2.17%) Bugzilla
General
1 7 (15.22%) Retail
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Billing
3 2 (4.35%) Games
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) J2EE
2 1 (2.17%) HTML
2 1 (2.17%) SOAP
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) NHS
2 1 (2.17%) Telematics
2 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.17%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) UNIX
2 2 (4.35%) Android
3 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.39%) Test Strategy
3 7 (15.22%) Manual Testing
3 7 (15.22%) System Testing
3 7 (15.22%) Software Testing
4 6 (13.04%) Integration Testing
4 6 (13.04%) Test Scripting
4 6 (13.04%) Waterfall
5 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
5 5 (10.87%) Scrum
6 4 (8.70%) V-Model
7 3 (6.52%) Automation Testing
8 2 (4.35%) Project Planning
8 2 (4.35%) Change Management
8 2 (4.35%) Asset Management
8 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.35%) Change Control
9 1 (2.17%) Information Assurance
9 1 (2.17%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 15 (32.61%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) Scala
2 1 (2.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) ISEB
2 5 (10.87%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle
2 2 (4.35%) iSOFT
2 2 (4.35%) Citrix
2 2 (4.35%) Cerner
3 1 (2.17%) hybris
3 1 (2.17%) MEDITECH
3 1 (2.17%) HP