The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Milton Keynes region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 51 44 37
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 17 27 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.44% 3.32% 4.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.54% 3.47% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 20
Median daily rate £300 £320 £264
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +21.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £336 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £306 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.18 £33.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-57.04% -5.03%
Test Analyst
Buckinghamshire

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
670 779 850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 96.26% 95.70% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 397 490
Median daily rate £400 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 45
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.14 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.65% +15.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.04 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £40.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Milton Keynes region that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 25 May 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 25 (59.52%) Finance
2 24 (57.14%) SAP
3 23 (54.76%) SQL
4 22 (52.38%) ISEB
5 16 (38.10%) Oracle
5 16 (38.10%) QA
6 14 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (30.95%) PL/SQL
7 13 (30.95%) Software Testing
8 12 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
8 12 (28.57%) Oracle Database
8 12 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (26.19%) Data Mining
10 10 (23.81%) SDLC
10 10 (23.81%) Test Scripting
11 9 (21.43%) Waterfall
12 8 (19.05%) V-Model
12 8 (19.05%) Relational Database
12 8 (19.05%) SAP BI
12 8 (19.05%) XML
12 8 (19.05%) Manufacturing
13 7 (16.67%) Electronics
13 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
13 7 (16.67%) Programme Management
13 7 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
13 7 (16.67%) Integration Testing
13 7 (16.67%) Marketing
13 7 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Office
2 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (11.90%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.38%) Temenos T24
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 11 (26.19%) Data Mining
3 8 (19.05%) Relational Database
3 8 (19.05%) SAP BI
4 6 (14.29%) SAP BW
5 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.38%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.38%) Data Mart
6 1 (2.38%) DB2
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.52%) HP UFT
2 4 (9.52%) Selenium
3 3 (7.14%) Toad
3 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.76%) JIRA
5 1 (2.38%) eggPlant
5 1 (2.38%) TestComplete
General
1 25 (59.52%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Manufacturing
3 7 (16.67%) Electronics
3 7 (16.67%) Marketing
3 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 4 (9.52%) Banking
5 2 (4.76%) Retail
6 1 (2.38%) Automotive
6 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) XML
2 3 (7.14%) .NET
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.38%) Contactless
1 1 (2.38%) Data Integration
1 1 (2.38%) EPoS
1 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.38%) Mobile Banking
1 1 (2.38%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Unix
2 1 (2.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 14 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (30.95%) Software Testing
3 12 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (23.81%) SDLC
4 10 (23.81%) Test Scripting
5 9 (21.43%) Waterfall
6 8 (19.05%) V-Model
7 7 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
7 7 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 7 (16.67%) Programme Management
8 5 (11.90%) Regression Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Data Modelling
9 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy
9 4 (9.52%) Web Testing
10 3 (7.14%) Data Reconciliation
10 3 (7.14%) Functional Testing
10 3 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (7.14%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (54.76%) SQL
2 13 (30.95%) PL/SQL
3 4 (9.52%) C#
4 1 (2.38%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (52.38%) ISEB
2 6 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (38.10%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (57.14%) SAP
2 16 (38.10%) Oracle
3 6 (14.29%) HP
3 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.38%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.38%) Temenos