The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 24 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 Milton Keynes 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 47 34 41
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 22 36 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.46% 5.24% 2.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.70% 5.50% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 16
Average daily rate
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£266 £340 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.69% +32.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £259 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £435 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £318 £290
% change year-on-year
-5.51% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £11.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+167.63% -42.50%
Job Titles Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
814 654 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 91.15% 95.20% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 311 306
Average daily rate £350 £354 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.12% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 55 46
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.91 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.97 £22.50 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
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Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 31 (54.39%) SQL
2 26 (45.61%) Finance
3 22 (38.60%) Software Testing
4 21 (36.84%) C#
5 20 (35.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (29.82%) BDD
6 17 (29.82%) Selenium
7 16 (28.07%) Visual Studio
7 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (26.32%) ISEB
8 15 (26.32%) Test Scripting
8 15 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
9 14 (24.56%) WebDriver
9 14 (24.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (19.30%) SoapUI
10 11 (19.30%) PhantomJS
10 11 (19.30%) JMeter
10 11 (19.30%) SOAP
10 11 (19.30%) .NET
11 10 (17.54%) SAP
11 10 (17.54%) OO
12 9 (15.79%) Waterfall
12 9 (15.79%) Manual Testing
12 9 (15.79%) Scrum
13 8 (14.04%) Automotive
13 8 (14.04%) QA
14 7 (12.28%) ISTQB
14 7 (12.28%) System Testing
14 7 (12.28%) Automation Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 2 (3.51%) ColdFusion
1 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) CMS
2 1 (1.75%) Kentico
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
1 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (35.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (29.82%) Selenium
3 16 (28.07%) Visual Studio
4 14 (24.56%) WebDriver
5 11 (19.30%) SoapUI
5 11 (19.30%) PhantomJS
5 11 (19.30%) JMeter
6 3 (5.26%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.51%) JIRA
7 2 (3.51%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (3.51%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.75%) Ranorex
General
1 26 (45.61%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Automotive
3 6 (10.53%) Banking
4 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.51%) Marketing
5 2 (3.51%) Retail
5 2 (3.51%) Electronics
5 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.30%) SOAP
1 11 (19.30%) .NET
2 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.51%) DTV
3 1 (1.75%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.51%) Windows NT
2 2 (3.51%) Windows XP
2 2 (3.51%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (38.60%) Software Testing
2 17 (29.82%) BDD
3 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (26.32%) Test Scripting
5 14 (24.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (17.54%) OO
8 9 (15.79%) Waterfall
8 9 (15.79%) Manual Testing
8 9 (15.79%) Scrum
9 7 (12.28%) System Testing
9 7 (12.28%) Automation Testing
10 5 (8.77%) Performance Testing
10 5 (8.77%) Web Testing
11 4 (7.02%) Service Delivery
12 3 (5.26%) TDD
12 3 (5.26%) V-Model
13 2 (3.51%) Test Strategy
13 2 (3.51%) Test Automation
13 2 (3.51%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (54.39%) SQL
2 21 (36.84%) C#
3 4 (7.02%) VBScript
4 3 (5.26%) Java
5 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (26.32%) ISEB
2 7 (12.28%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.04%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) SLA
Systems Management
1 15 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) SAP
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.53%) HP
4 4 (7.02%) Oracle
5 2 (3.51%) Capita
6 1 (1.75%) Symantec