The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North East region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
England / North East
Rank 79 63 52
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 10 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.02% 1.57% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.66% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 7
Median daily rate £270 £306 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.83% +2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £231 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £350 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.97 £25.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+23.86% -4.76%

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
921 844 645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 94.17% 94.41% 93.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 501 406
Median daily rate £375 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 47 30
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.29 £10.58 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £28.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North East region that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the North East region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -18 9 £270 -11.83% 2
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 14 (48.28%) Test Scripting
2 11 (37.93%) HP
3 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (34.48%) ISTQB
4 9 (31.03%) Cisco IPCC
4 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
4 9 (31.03%) Selenium
5 8 (27.59%) Functional Testing
6 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
6 7 (24.14%) Test Automation
6 7 (24.14%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (24.14%) Cucumber
6 7 (24.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (20.69%) BDD
7 6 (20.69%) QA
7 6 (20.69%) TDD
7 6 (20.69%) Java
8 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
9 4 (13.79%) User Stories
9 4 (13.79%) Automation Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
9 4 (13.79%) SQL
9 4 (13.79%) HP UFT
9 4 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (10.34%) Project Management
10 3 (10.34%) Web Services
10 3 (10.34%) XML
10 3 (10.34%) Ruby
10 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (3.45%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) GIS
1 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Selenium
2 7 (24.14%) Cucumber
3 4 (13.79%) HP UFT
3 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
4 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
4 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.90%) Burp Suite
5 2 (6.90%) JMeter
5 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
5 2 (6.90%) Sahi
5 2 (6.90%) WATIR
6 1 (3.45%) Hudson
6 1 (3.45%) Jasmine
6 1 (3.45%) JUnit
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (3.45%) Protractor
6 1 (3.45%) RSpec
6 1 (3.45%) StarTeam
6 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Web Services
1 3 (10.34%) XML
2 2 (6.90%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.45%) JSON
3 1 (3.45%) RESTful
3 1 (3.45%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Clustering
1 1 (3.45%) IVR
1 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) AIX
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
1 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Test Scripting
2 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (27.59%) Functional Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Test Automation
5 6 (20.69%) BDD
5 6 (20.69%) TDD
6 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (13.79%) Automation Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
7 4 (13.79%) User Stories
8 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Defect Management
8 3 (10.34%) Open Source
8 3 (10.34%) Project Management
8 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
8 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
9 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
9 2 (6.90%) Manual Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) Java
2 4 (13.79%) SQL
3 3 (10.34%) Ruby
4 1 (3.45%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) Python
4 1 (3.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) ISTQB
2 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
3 7 (24.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.45%) ISEB
5 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.45%) MCITP
5 1 (3.45%) MCSA
5 1 (3.45%) MCSE
5 1 (3.45%) MCTS
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) WCAG
3 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.45%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) Cisco IPCC
2 7 (24.14%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.45%) Netcool
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) HP
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (3.45%) Citrix
3 1 (3.45%) Intel Security
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) Veritas