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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 37 28 30
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 1 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.34% 3.71% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 3.99% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 5
Median daily rate £325 £338 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +53.40%
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 £30.97 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+54.82% +33.33%
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
279 326 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 94.26% 93.14% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 157 158
Median daily rate £373 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £191 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 15
Median hourly rate £22.92 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.79% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £40.00 £162.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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
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 8 December 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 -3 1 £325 -3.70%
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
2 3 (33.33%) JIRA
2 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) Internet
3 2 (22.22%) Middleware
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 2 (22.22%) Server Monitoring
3 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (22.22%) Selenium
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Mingle
4 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
4 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
4 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test 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 (11.11%) ColdFusion
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) Rational Performance Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 1 (11.11%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) Server Monitoring
3 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Workflow
4 1 (11.11%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) IBM
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) Siebel
2 1 (11.11%) Sony