The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North East region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 33 37 22
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 31 2 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.80% 0.65% 5.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.20% 0.72% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 12
Average daily rate £290 £258 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £248 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £268 £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £286
% change year-on-year
- +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £110.00 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+450.00% -16.66%
Job Titles Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
596 279 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.26% 91.18% 91.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 112 189
Average daily rate £300 £300 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 33
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.54% +21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £23.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Test Analyst
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -3 26 £290 +12.62% 2
Durham - - - -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 19 (51.35%) SQL
2 16 (43.24%) Security Cleared
3 14 (37.84%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
5 11 (29.73%) SC Cleared
6 10 (27.03%) ISTQB
6 10 (27.03%) LoadRunner
7 9 (24.32%) UNIX
8 8 (21.62%) HP
8 8 (21.62%) ISEB
9 7 (18.92%) Knowledge Management
9 7 (18.92%) JIRA
9 7 (18.92%) Oracle
10 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
11 5 (13.51%) Solaris
11 5 (13.51%) ETL
11 5 (13.51%) LAN
11 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
11 5 (13.51%) Cisco
11 5 (13.51%) VLAN
11 5 (13.51%) Load Testing
11 5 (13.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 5 (13.51%) Finance
11 5 (13.51%) VMware
11 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (13.51%) Splunk
11 5 (13.51%) Test Management
12 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
12 4 (10.81%) Analytics
12 4 (10.81%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (8.11%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) LAN
1 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
1 5 (13.51%) VLAN
2 4 (10.81%) VPN
2 4 (10.81%) IPsec
3 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.70%) SQLPlus
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (27.03%) LoadRunner
2 7 (18.92%) JIRA
3 4 (10.81%) JMeter
4 3 (8.11%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (5.41%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.70%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (2.70%) Selenium
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) HTML
1 3 (8.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) PKI
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) UNIX
2 5 (13.51%) Solaris
3 3 (8.11%) Linux
3 3 (8.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
2 7 (18.92%) Knowledge Management
3 5 (13.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (13.51%) ETL
3 5 (13.51%) Load Testing
3 5 (13.51%) Test Management
4 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
4 4 (10.81%) Stress Testing
4 4 (10.81%) Volume Testing
4 4 (10.81%) Scalability Testing
4 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
4 4 (10.81%) Analytics
5 3 (8.11%) Quantitative Analysis
5 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.41%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Migration
6 2 (5.41%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.70%) Waterfall
7 1 (2.70%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (51.35%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.81%) C#
3 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (43.24%) Security Cleared
2 11 (29.73%) SC Cleared
3 10 (27.03%) ISTQB
4 8 (21.62%) ISEB
5 1 (2.70%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (37.84%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (8.11%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) HP
2 7 (18.92%) Oracle
3 5 (13.51%) Cisco
3 5 (13.51%) VMware
3 5 (13.51%) Splunk
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.41%) IBM
6 1 (2.70%) Business Objects