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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 50 45 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 23 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.55% 2.06% 2.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.72% 2.22% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 10
Average daily rate
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£280 £285 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% -8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £333 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £302
% change year-on-year
- -0.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £34.06 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-55.95% +46.47%
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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
846 675 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 93.90% 92.85% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 345 231
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 65 44
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.65 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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 22 (59.46%) ISEB
2 21 (56.76%) SQL
3 20 (54.05%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (45.95%) Software Testing
4 17 (45.95%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (45.95%) SAP
4 17 (45.95%) Finance
5 16 (43.24%) Waterfall
6 15 (40.54%) QA
7 13 (35.14%) Test Scripting
8 11 (29.73%) HP
9 10 (27.03%) V-Model
9 10 (27.03%) Relational Database
10 9 (24.32%) Test Management
10 9 (24.32%) XML
11 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (18.92%) Validation
12 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
13 6 (16.22%) Data Migration
13 6 (16.22%) Manual Testing
13 6 (16.22%) Migration
13 6 (16.22%) Banking
13 6 (16.22%) Automotive
13 6 (16.22%) ITIL
13 6 (16.22%) Windows
13 6 (16.22%) Oracle
14 5 (13.51%) VBScript
14 5 (13.51%) C#
14 5 (13.51%) UNIX
14 5 (13.51%) System Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (10.81%) CMS
2 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) DHCP
1 2 (5.41%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.81%) SAP BW
3 3 (8.11%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (10.81%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (8.11%) LoadRunner
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.11%) Selenium
3 2 (5.41%) eggPlant
3 2 (5.41%) TestDirector
3 2 (5.41%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.70%) JMeter
4 1 (2.70%) Rational DOORS
General
1 17 (45.95%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Banking
2 6 (16.22%) Automotive
3 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) XML
2 3 (8.11%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) User Experience
1 2 (5.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.41%) IVR
2 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) UNIX
3 3 (8.11%) Windows NT
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Software Testing
1 17 (45.95%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (43.24%) Waterfall
3 13 (35.14%) Test Scripting
4 10 (27.03%) V-Model
5 9 (24.32%) Test Management
6 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (18.92%) Validation
8 6 (16.22%) Data Migration
8 6 (16.22%) Manual Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Migration
8 6 (16.22%) ITIL
9 5 (13.51%) System Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Web Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
11 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (8.11%) Performance Improvement
11 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 21 (56.76%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) VBScript
2 5 (13.51%) C#
3 3 (8.11%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (59.46%) ISEB
2 7 (18.92%) ISTQB
3 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (40.54%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 20 (54.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) SAP
2 11 (29.73%) HP
3 6 (16.22%) Oracle
4 3 (8.11%) IBM
4 3 (8.11%) Business Objects
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.41%) Apple