The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 46 50 33
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 26 21 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.01% 2.34% 5.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.12% 2.58% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 23
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£300 £266 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -19.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £300 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £295 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £31.56 £11.75
% change year-on-year
-19.98% +168.55%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes 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
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
833 814 673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 96.41% 90.85% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 495 335
Average daily rate £375 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £484 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 58
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £13.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £10.97 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 August 2015, 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 35 (56.45%) Test Scripting
2 30 (48.39%) Finance
3 26 (41.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (38.71%) HP Quality Center
5 22 (35.48%) ISEB
6 18 (29.03%) SQL
7 17 (27.42%) HP
8 15 (24.19%) QA
9 14 (22.58%) MS Excel
9 14 (22.58%) Regression Testing
10 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (19.35%) SAP
12 11 (17.74%) XML
12 11 (17.74%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (17.74%) ISTQB
12 11 (17.74%) Waterfall
13 10 (16.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (16.13%) V-Model
14 9 (14.52%) Test Management
14 9 (14.52%) Selenium
14 9 (14.52%) Software Testing
14 9 (14.52%) SDLC
15 8 (12.90%) Relational Database
15 8 (12.90%) C#
16 7 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
16 7 (11.29%) SAP BW
17 6 (9.68%) HP UFT
17 6 (9.68%) Validation
17 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
17 6 (9.68%) Oracle

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 (3.23%) IIS
1 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (22.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.23%) MS Office
3 1 (1.61%) MS Project
3 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.23%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.61%) SAP BCA
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) Relational Database
2 7 (11.29%) SAP BW
3 5 (8.06%) Data Mining
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.45%) SAP BI
5 3 (4.84%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (3.23%) PowerCenter
6 2 (3.23%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (3.23%) Xcelsius
7 1 (1.61%) MS Access
7 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (14.52%) Selenium
2 6 (9.68%) HP UFT
2 6 (9.68%) WebDriver
2 6 (9.68%) SpecFlow
3 4 (6.45%) Cucumber
3 4 (6.45%) LoadRunner
3 4 (6.45%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.84%) JMeter
5 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.23%) eggPlant
5 2 (3.23%) NeoLoad
6 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.61%) Ranorex
General
1 30 (48.39%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Banking
3 4 (6.45%) Marketing
3 4 (6.45%) Automotive
3 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.45%) Electronics
3 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.84%) Spanish Language
5 2 (3.23%) Retail
6 1 (1.61%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.61%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) XML
2 5 (8.06%) .NET
2 5 (8.06%) SOAP
3 4 (6.45%) HTML
4 3 (4.84%) JSON
5 2 (3.23%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.61%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) DTV
2 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.23%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.61%) Biometrics
4 1 (1.61%) Replication
4 1 (1.61%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.84%) UNIX
2 2 (3.23%) Windows
2 2 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (56.45%) Test Scripting
2 26 (41.94%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (22.58%) Regression Testing
4 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (17.74%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (17.74%) Waterfall
6 10 (16.13%) V-Model
7 9 (14.52%) Test Management
7 9 (14.52%) SDLC
7 9 (14.52%) Software Testing
8 7 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (9.68%) Validation
9 6 (9.68%) BDD
9 6 (9.68%) Test Strategy
10 5 (8.06%) Test Automation
10 5 (8.06%) Test Planning
10 5 (8.06%) Integration Testing
11 4 (6.45%) Programme Management
11 4 (6.45%) Digital Marketing
11 4 (6.45%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.03%) SQL
2 8 (12.90%) C#
3 2 (3.23%) Java
3 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.23%) Ruby
4 1 (1.61%) VBScript
4 1 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (35.48%) ISEB
2 11 (17.74%) ISTQB
3 10 (16.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.84%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) Degree
5 1 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (24.19%) QA
Systems Management
1 24 (38.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (27.42%) HP
2 12 (19.35%) SAP
3 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.68%) Oracle
4 3 (4.84%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (3.23%) Wall Street Systems
6 1 (1.61%) Terracotta
6 1 (1.61%) Compaq
6 1 (1.61%) webMethods
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