The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 55 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 5 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.76% 1.57% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.75% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
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£253 £260 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.88% +30.00%
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 £31.56 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-4.92% -23.96%
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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 North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
595 343 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 90.84% 90.03% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 167 118
Average daily rate £350 £312 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.08% -3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £196 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 50 61
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £31.68 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Analyst across the North East region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst across the North East region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the North East region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -12 3 £275 +7.84% 1
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 10 (50.00%) ISEB
2 9 (45.00%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (35.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (25.00%) HP
5 5 (25.00%) SQL
5 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
6 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (15.00%) System Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (15.00%) Finance
7 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (10.00%) Oracle
8 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (10.00%) Agile Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
8 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
8 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
8 2 (10.00%) JIRA
8 2 (10.00%) QA
8 2 (10.00%) Selenium

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) Adabas
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
1 2 (10.00%) Selenium
1 2 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.00%) JMeter
2 1 (5.00%) Fiddler
2 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Advertising
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) NHS
1 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.00%) System Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.00%) Agile Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
7 1 (5.00%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Security Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) ISEB
2 7 (35.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Business Objects
4 1 (5.00%) IBM