The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Merseyside 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 23 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 6 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.74% - 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.90% - 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£310 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £290
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £11.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+174.39% -42.50%
Job Titles Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
207 214 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 94.52% 92.64% 91.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 124 84
Average daily rate £350 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 39
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -30.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £9.70 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £13.30 £23.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Analyst
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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
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 25 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 £305 - 1
Birkenhead - - - -
Test Analyst
North West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 10 (62.50%) ISEB
1 10 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 9 (56.25%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
4 5 (31.25%) .NET
4 5 (31.25%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
4 5 (31.25%) V-Model
4 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (25.00%) TestComplete
5 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (25.00%) Finance
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) TDD
5 4 (25.00%) QA
5 4 (25.00%) Selenium
5 4 (25.00%) Load Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Solvency II
7 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
7 2 (12.50%) General Ledger
7 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Windows
8 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
8 1 (6.25%) CRM

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) TestComplete
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) General Ledger
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
2 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Software Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Security Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
2 5 (31.25%) V-Model
3 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 1 (6.25%) Release Management
6 1 (6.25%) CRM
6 1 (6.25%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Stress Testing
6 1 (6.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) ISEB
2 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 5 (31.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
2 3 (18.75%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) SAP
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) HP