The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 28 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 17 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.23% 4.19% -
As % of the Job Titles category 4.87% 4.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 0
Average daily rate
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£240 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £110.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-69.54% +450.00%
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
349 169 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 86.82% 88.48% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 104 101
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £78 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +40.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £175.00 £100.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 17 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
Liverpool -6 14 £240 +3.22% 4
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (65.22%) ISTQB
2 12 (52.17%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 12 (52.17%) ISEB
3 10 (43.48%) Integration Testing
4 9 (39.13%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
7 4 (17.39%) Test Planning
7 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (13.04%) Oracle
8 3 (13.04%) UNIX
8 3 (13.04%) HP
8 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
8 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
8 3 (13.04%) System Testing
8 3 (13.04%) QA
9 2 (8.70%) Web Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
9 2 (8.70%) Java
9 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
9 2 (8.70%) C#
9 2 (8.70%) TDD
9 2 (8.70%) Scrum
9 2 (8.70%) Validation

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (4.35%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.35%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) XML
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (43.48%) Integration Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Regression Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
4 4 (17.39%) Test Planning
5 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
5 3 (13.04%) System Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
5 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) TDD
6 2 (8.70%) Validation
6 2 (8.70%) Scrum
6 2 (8.70%) Web Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Test Management
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.35%) ETL
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) ISTQB
2 12 (52.17%) ISEB
3 6 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
1 3 (13.04%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) Hyperion
2 1 (4.35%) ATG
2 1 (4.35%) Sybase