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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 46 50 31
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 28 23 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.38% 2.53% 5.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.51% 2.75% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 23
Average daily rate
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£320 £250 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £273 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.19 £17.58
% change year-on-year
-8.91% +71.72%
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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
797 836 580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 96.14% 91.87% 93.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 508 302
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 40 60
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.84 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 (54.10%) Test Scripting
2 30 (49.18%) Finance
3 26 (42.62%) HP Quality Center
4 25 (40.98%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (32.79%) SQL
6 18 (29.51%) ISEB
7 17 (27.87%) SAP
8 15 (24.59%) QA
8 15 (24.59%) Waterfall
9 14 (22.95%) XML
10 13 (21.31%) HP
10 13 (21.31%) SDLC
11 12 (19.67%) V-Model
11 12 (19.67%) Test Management
11 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (18.03%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (18.03%) SAP BW
13 10 (16.39%) Software Testing
14 9 (14.75%) Selenium
14 9 (14.75%) Validation
14 9 (14.75%) Regression Testing
14 9 (14.75%) Relational Database
15 7 (11.48%) HP UFT
15 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
15 7 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (11.48%) System Testing
15 7 (11.48%) Banking
16 6 (9.84%) Integration Testing
16 6 (9.84%) ISTQB
16 6 (9.84%) Oracle

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (3.28%) IIS
1 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.64%) MS Project
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) SAP BCA
2 4 (6.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (3.28%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) SAP BW
2 9 (14.75%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.20%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.20%) Data Mining
4 4 (6.56%) SAP BI
5 3 (4.92%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (3.28%) PowerCenter
6 2 (3.28%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (3.28%) Xcelsius
7 1 (1.64%) MS Access
7 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Selenium
2 7 (11.48%) HP UFT
3 6 (9.84%) WebDriver
3 6 (9.84%) SpecFlow
4 4 (6.56%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.56%) LoadRunner
4 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.92%) JMeter
6 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.28%) Ranorex
6 2 (3.28%) NeoLoad
7 1 (1.64%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
General
1 30 (49.18%) Finance
2 7 (11.48%) Banking
3 4 (6.56%) Marketing
3 4 (6.56%) Automotive
3 4 (6.56%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.56%) Electronics
3 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.92%) Spanish Language
5 2 (3.28%) Retail
6 1 (1.64%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.64%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.95%) XML
2 5 (8.20%) SOAP
3 4 (6.56%) HTML
4 3 (4.92%) .NET
4 3 (4.92%) JSON
5 2 (3.28%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.64%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) DTV
2 2 (3.28%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.64%) Biometrics
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) Replication
3 1 (1.64%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.92%) UNIX
2 2 (3.28%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (54.10%) Test Scripting
2 25 (40.98%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (24.59%) Waterfall
4 13 (21.31%) SDLC
5 12 (19.67%) Test Management
5 12 (19.67%) V-Model
5 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (18.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (16.39%) Software Testing
8 9 (14.75%) Regression Testing
8 9 (14.75%) Validation
9 7 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (11.48%) System Testing
10 6 (9.84%) Manual Testing
10 6 (9.84%) Integration Testing
10 6 (9.84%) BDD
10 6 (9.84%) Test Strategy
11 5 (8.20%) Test Planning
12 4 (6.56%) System Integration Testing
12 4 (6.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 20 (32.79%) SQL
2 6 (9.84%) C#
3 2 (3.28%) Java
3 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.28%) Ruby
4 1 (1.64%) VBScript
4 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (29.51%) ISEB
2 6 (9.84%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) Degree
5 1 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (24.59%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
Systems Management
1 26 (42.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (27.87%) SAP
2 13 (21.31%) HP
3 6 (9.84%) Oracle
4 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.92%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (3.28%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.64%) Compaq
7 1 (1.64%) webMethods
7 1 (1.64%) Wall Street Systems
7 1 (1.64%) Terracotta
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