The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Merseyside region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 32 27 18
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 8 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.52% 4.31% 5.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.67% 4.66% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 5
Median daily rate £338 £235 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.61% -24.19%
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.43 £37.50 £110.00
% change year-on-year
-64.20% -65.90%
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 Merseyside 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
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
300 343 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 94.64% 92.45% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 158 107
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.42 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £19.00 £145.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Merseyside region that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Analyst across the Merseyside region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst across the Merseyside region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 3 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
Liverpool -4 8 £338 +46.73%
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 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 Merseyside region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 18 (72.00%) SC Cleared
1 18 (72.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (56.00%) Functional Testing
2 14 (56.00%) IBM
3 13 (52.00%) CRM
3 13 (52.00%) WebCenter
3 13 (52.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (20.00%) ERP
5 4 (16.00%) Oracle
5 4 (16.00%) Finance
5 4 (16.00%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (16.00%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (12.00%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.00%) Retail
7 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Automation Testing
8 1 (4.00%) eggPlant
8 1 (4.00%) Server Monitoring
8 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
8 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
8 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
8 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (4.00%) SDLC
8 1 (4.00%) Defect Management

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (4.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) eggPlant
1 1 (4.00%) Rational Performance Tester
1 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (52.00%) WebCenter
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Functional Testing
2 13 (52.00%) CRM
3 5 (20.00%) ERP
4 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.00%) Defect Management
6 1 (4.00%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (4.00%) Migration
6 1 (4.00%) SDLC
6 1 (4.00%) Test Management
6 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Volume Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C#
1 1 (4.00%) Java
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (72.00%) SC Cleared
1 18 (72.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) IBM
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Siebel