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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 50 49 46
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 20 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.60% 1.76% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.75% 1.93% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 8
Average daily rate
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£280 £294 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% -5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £219 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £345 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.81 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-8.55% -20.95%
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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
728 672 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 94.67% 91.06% 93.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 363 188
Average daily rate £365 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 42 63
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £17.60 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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 20 (51.28%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (48.72%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (48.72%) SQL
2 19 (48.72%) ISEB
3 18 (46.15%) Waterfall
4 17 (43.59%) Test Scripting
5 16 (41.03%) Software Testing
5 16 (41.03%) SAP
5 16 (41.03%) Finance
6 13 (33.33%) QA
6 13 (33.33%) V-Model
7 12 (30.77%) Test Management
7 12 (30.77%) Relational Database
8 11 (28.21%) XML
9 10 (25.64%) Validation
10 9 (23.08%) HP
11 8 (20.51%) SAP BW
11 8 (20.51%) Manual Testing
12 7 (17.95%) ITIL
13 6 (15.38%) Migration
13 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (15.38%) System Testing
13 6 (15.38%) Data Migration
14 5 (12.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (12.82%) QuickTest Pro
14 5 (12.82%) Windows
14 5 (12.82%) Oracle
15 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
15 4 (10.26%) SAP BCA
15 4 (10.26%) Banking

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 4 (10.26%) CMS
2 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) SAP BCA
2 1 (2.56%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) DHCP
1 2 (5.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) Relational Database
2 8 (20.51%) SAP BW
3 3 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (5.13%) TestDirector
2 2 (5.13%) LoadRunner
2 2 (5.13%) Bugzilla
2 2 (5.13%) eggPlant
3 1 (2.56%) Selenium
3 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.56%) Ranorex
3 1 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (41.03%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Banking
2 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Automotive
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.21%) XML
2 1 (2.56%) Middleware
2 1 (2.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (5.13%) User Experience
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.56%) IVR
2 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (7.69%) UNIX
3 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (46.15%) Waterfall
3 17 (43.59%) Test Scripting
4 16 (41.03%) Software Testing
5 13 (33.33%) V-Model
6 12 (30.77%) Test Management
7 10 (25.64%) Validation
8 8 (20.51%) Manual Testing
9 7 (17.95%) ITIL
10 6 (15.38%) Migration
10 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (15.38%) System Testing
10 6 (15.38%) Data Migration
11 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (7.69%) Supplier Management
12 3 (7.69%) Performance Testing
12 3 (7.69%) Performance Improvement
12 3 (7.69%) Test Strategy
13 2 (5.13%) RAD
13 2 (5.13%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) VBScript
2 3 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (2.56%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (48.72%) ISEB
2 5 (12.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 20 (51.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) SAP
2 9 (23.08%) HP
3 5 (12.82%) Oracle
4 3 (7.69%) IBM
4 3 (7.69%) Business Objects
5 2 (5.13%) Apple
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft