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 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 59 27 17
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 11 11 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.58% 3.12% 7.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 3.46% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 24
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£365 £250 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.00% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £345 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £26.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.85% +23.25%
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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
642 318 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.37% 90.08% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 142 187
Average daily rate £350 £325 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +11.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £178 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 54 32
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.10 £13.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +19.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.54 £12.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the North East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 September 2014. 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
Matching
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 -31 9 £375 +50.00% 2
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 16 (51.61%) ISTQB
2 14 (45.16%) Test Scripting
2 14 (45.16%) ISEB
3 13 (41.94%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
5 10 (32.26%) Knowledge Management
5 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (29.03%) SQL
7 8 (25.81%) HP
7 8 (25.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
9 5 (16.13%) JIRA
9 5 (16.13%) C#
9 5 (16.13%) Automated Testing
9 5 (16.13%) LoadRunner
10 4 (12.90%) JMeter
10 4 (12.90%) Finance
10 4 (12.90%) QA
10 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
10 4 (12.90%) Load Testing
10 4 (12.90%) Stress Testing
10 4 (12.90%) Volume Testing
10 4 (12.90%) Scalability Testing
10 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
10 4 (12.90%) Test Strategy
10 4 (12.90%) Analytics
11 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
11 3 (9.68%) Quantitative Analysis
11 3 (9.68%) WebLogic

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 3 (9.68%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.45%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.23%) SQLPlus
1 1 (3.23%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) JIRA
1 5 (16.13%) LoadRunner
2 4 (12.90%) JMeter
3 1 (3.23%) Selenium
3 1 (3.23%) Fiddler
3 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.23%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.23%) JUnit
3 1 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.23%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) J2EE
2 2 (6.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Windows
1 3 (9.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Test Scripting
2 10 (32.26%) Knowledge Management
2 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (16.13%) Automated Testing
4 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Load Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Stress Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Volume Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Scalability Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Test Strategy
4 4 (12.90%) Analytics
5 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
5 3 (9.68%) Quantitative Analysis
6 2 (6.45%) ETL
6 2 (6.45%) Migration
6 2 (6.45%) Scrum
6 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.23%) Test Planning
7 1 (3.23%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) C#
3 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
4 3 (9.68%) Java
5 1 (3.23%) Scala
5 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
5 1 (3.23%) NATURAL
5 1 (3.23%) VBA
5 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (51.61%) ISTQB
2 14 (45.16%) ISEB
3 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
4 8 (25.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (3.23%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (41.94%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (9.68%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) HP
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) IBM