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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 35 42 33
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 37 34 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 4.13% 3.88% 3.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.51% 4.10% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 17 14
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£300 £270 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +13.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £221 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £350 £281
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £72.03 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-53.48% +260.13%
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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
821 830 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 91.73% 94.64% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 446 275
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 45 33
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £9.10 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 30 (52.63%) Finance
2 29 (50.88%) Test Scripting
3 25 (43.86%) HP Quality Center
4 22 (38.60%) SQL
5 21 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (35.09%) ISEB
7 19 (33.33%) SAP
8 17 (29.82%) QA
8 17 (29.82%) Waterfall
9 15 (26.32%) XML
10 14 (24.56%) V-Model
10 14 (24.56%) Software Testing
11 13 (22.81%) Test Management
11 13 (22.81%) HP
12 11 (19.30%) SAP BW
12 11 (19.30%) Validation
12 11 (19.30%) Relational Database
13 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (15.79%) Selenium
14 9 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (14.04%) System Testing
16 7 (12.28%) Manual Testing
16 7 (12.28%) Banking
16 7 (12.28%) Regression Testing
16 7 (12.28%) Oracle
16 7 (12.28%) Business Intelligence
17 6 (10.53%) C#
17 6 (10.53%) Integration Testing
17 6 (10.53%) Performance Testing
17 6 (10.53%) WebDriver

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (3.51%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.51%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (8.77%) SAP BCA
2 4 (7.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (3.51%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) DHCP
1 1 (1.75%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.30%) SAP BW
1 11 (19.30%) Relational Database
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.77%) Data Mining
3 4 (7.02%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.75%) MS Access
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Selenium
2 6 (10.53%) WebDriver
2 6 (10.53%) SpecFlow
3 4 (7.02%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (7.02%) LoadRunner
3 4 (7.02%) Visual Studio
3 4 (7.02%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.26%) JMeter
5 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.51%) Ranorex
5 2 (3.51%) eggPlant
5 2 (3.51%) NeoLoad
6 1 (1.75%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.75%) Bugzilla
General
1 30 (52.63%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Banking
3 5 (8.77%) Telecoms
4 4 (7.02%) Manufacturing
4 4 (7.02%) Electronics
4 4 (7.02%) Marketing
5 3 (5.26%) Automotive
6 1 (1.75%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Retail
6 1 (1.75%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.32%) XML
2 4 (7.02%) HTML
2 4 (7.02%) SOAP
3 3 (5.26%) JSON
3 3 (5.26%) .NET
4 2 (3.51%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) DTV
2 2 (3.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (3.51%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.75%) User Experience
3 1 (1.75%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) UNIX
1 3 (5.26%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) Linux
2 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.88%) Test Scripting
2 21 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (29.82%) Waterfall
4 14 (24.56%) V-Model
4 14 (24.56%) Software Testing
5 13 (22.81%) Test Management
6 11 (19.30%) Validation
7 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (14.04%) System Testing
10 7 (12.28%) Manual Testing
10 7 (12.28%) Regression Testing
10 7 (12.28%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (10.53%) Integration Testing
11 6 (10.53%) Performance Testing
11 6 (10.53%) BDD
11 6 (10.53%) Test Strategy
12 5 (8.77%) Test Planning
13 4 (7.02%) Migration
13 4 (7.02%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (38.60%) SQL
2 6 (10.53%) C#
3 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.51%) Ruby
4 1 (1.75%) VBScript
4 1 (1.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (35.09%) ISEB
2 4 (7.02%) ISTQB
2 4 (7.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.75%) Degree
3 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (29.82%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 25 (43.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (33.33%) SAP
2 13 (22.81%) HP
3 7 (12.28%) Oracle
4 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.51%) Apple
6 1 (1.75%) IBM