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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 53 38 39
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 14 27 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.68% 3.68% 3.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 3.93% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 19
Average daily rate
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£275 £279 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.34% +23.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £435 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £288
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +9.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £26.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+19.07% +20.45%
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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
769 687 678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 92.43% 93.60% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 329 339
Average daily rate £375 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 57 59
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £42.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 20 (52.63%) SQL
2 16 (42.11%) ISEB
3 14 (36.84%) Finance
3 14 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (28.95%) Test Scripting
4 11 (28.95%) Waterfall
5 10 (26.32%) Software Testing
5 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (26.32%) SAP
6 9 (23.68%) ISTQB
6 9 (23.68%) QA
7 8 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (21.05%) C#
8 7 (18.42%) Automotive
8 7 (18.42%) HP
8 7 (18.42%) System Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
9 6 (15.79%) .NET
9 6 (15.79%) VBScript
9 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
9 6 (15.79%) Windows
10 5 (13.16%) Oracle
10 5 (13.16%) Banking
10 5 (13.16%) Web Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Manual Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
11 4 (10.53%) V-Model
11 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (10.53%) Selenium

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (5.26%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Office
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
3 4 (10.53%) Selenium
3 4 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (10.53%) LoadRunner
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (5.26%) JMeter
5 2 (5.26%) JIRA
6 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.63%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.63%) PhantomJS
General
1 14 (36.84%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Automotive
3 5 (13.16%) Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.63%) Electronics
5 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) .NET
2 3 (7.89%) XML
3 1 (2.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.26%) IVR
2 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Windows NT
2 3 (7.89%) UNIX
3 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (28.95%) Test Scripting
2 11 (28.95%) Waterfall
3 10 (26.32%) Software Testing
3 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.42%) System Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Web Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Manual Testing
6 4 (10.53%) V-Model
6 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.26%) Regression Testing
7 2 (5.26%) ITIL
7 2 (5.26%) Time Management
8 1 (2.63%) BDD
8 1 (2.63%) Test Strategy
8 1 (2.63%) Functional Testing
8 1 (2.63%) Automation Testing
8 1 (2.63%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) SQL
2 8 (21.05%) C#
3 6 (15.79%) VBScript
4 3 (7.89%) Java
5 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (42.11%) ISEB
2 9 (23.68%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) SLA
Systems Management
1 14 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) SAP
2 7 (18.42%) HP
3 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 5 (13.16%) Oracle
5 1 (2.63%) IBM
5 1 (2.63%) Symantec
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