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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 35 53 27
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 43 15 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 4.37% 1.82% 4.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.59% 1.97% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 10 27
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £264 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £319 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.78 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-18.77% +156.47%
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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
937 760 709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 95.22% 92.35% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 451 358
Average daily rate £375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 23 52
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £13.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £14.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 28 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 28 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 33 (48.53%) Test Scripting
2 32 (47.06%) Finance
3 27 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (33.82%) HP Quality Center
5 20 (29.41%) Selenium
5 20 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 17 (25.00%) C#
6 17 (25.00%) SQL
7 16 (23.53%) HP
7 16 (23.53%) ISEB
8 15 (22.06%) XML
9 13 (19.12%) QA
9 13 (19.12%) BDD
10 12 (17.65%) SpecFlow
10 12 (17.65%) WebDriver
10 12 (17.65%) MS Excel
10 12 (17.65%) Oracle
10 12 (17.65%) Regression Testing
11 11 (16.18%) Visual Studio
11 11 (16.18%) HTML
11 11 (16.18%) Oracle Database
12 10 (14.71%) Cucumber
12 10 (14.71%) SOAP
13 9 (13.24%) Microsoft
13 9 (13.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (11.76%) HP UFT
14 8 (11.76%) ISTQB
14 8 (11.76%) TDD
14 8 (11.76%) Software Testing
15 7 (10.29%) Banking

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (2.94%) IIS
1 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.47%) Confluence
2 1 (1.47%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.35%) MS Office
3 1 (1.47%) MS Project
3 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (4.41%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.47%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.47%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.18%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.35%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.41%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (4.41%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.94%) PowerCenter
5 2 (2.94%) SAP BI
5 2 (2.94%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (2.94%) Xcelsius
6 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.47%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 20 (29.41%) Selenium
2 12 (17.65%) WebDriver
2 12 (17.65%) SpecFlow
3 11 (16.18%) Visual Studio
4 10 (14.71%) Cucumber
5 8 (11.76%) HP UFT
6 4 (5.88%) LoadRunner
7 3 (4.41%) JMeter
8 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.94%) eggPlant
8 2 (2.94%) NeoLoad
9 1 (1.47%) Ranorex
9 1 (1.47%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.47%) JIRA
General
1 32 (47.06%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Banking
3 4 (5.88%) Marketing
3 4 (5.88%) Automotive
3 4 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.88%) Electronics
3 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.41%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.94%) Retail
6 1 (1.47%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.47%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.06%) XML
2 11 (16.18%) HTML
3 10 (14.71%) SOAP
4 7 (10.29%) .NET
4 7 (10.29%) JSON
5 2 (2.94%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.94%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.47%) Middleware
6 1 (1.47%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) DTV
1 4 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.94%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.47%) Biometrics
3 1 (1.47%) Replication
3 1 (1.47%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.47%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.41%) UNIX
1 3 (4.41%) Windows
2 2 (2.94%) Linux
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.47%) Android
3 1 (1.47%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (48.53%) Test Scripting
2 27 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (19.12%) BDD
5 12 (17.65%) Regression Testing
6 8 (11.76%) TDD
6 8 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 7 (10.29%) Test Strategy
7 7 (10.29%) Manual Testing
7 7 (10.29%) System Testing
8 6 (8.82%) Waterfall
8 6 (8.82%) Automation Testing
8 6 (8.82%) SDLC
9 5 (7.35%) V-Model
9 5 (7.35%) Integration Testing
9 5 (7.35%) Test Management
9 5 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.88%) Automated Testing
10 4 (5.88%) Migration
10 4 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.00%) C#
1 17 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (5.88%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.94%) Ruby
3 2 (2.94%) Java
4 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.47%) VBScript
4 1 (1.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (23.53%) ISEB
2 9 (13.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) Degree
5 1 (1.47%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.12%) QA
Systems Management
1 23 (33.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (23.53%) HP
2 12 (17.65%) Oracle
3 9 (13.24%) Microsoft
4 7 (10.29%) SAP
5 3 (4.41%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (2.94%) Wall Street Systems
7 1 (1.47%) Terracotta
7 1 (1.47%) Compaq
7 1 (1.47%) webMethods