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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 46 27 23
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 11 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.07% 3.21% 4.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 3.49% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 17
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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 £265 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £341 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £288
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £11.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+174.39% -46.51%
Job Titles Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
491 315 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.47% 91.84% 91.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 143 234
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 46 41
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.60 £14.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +8.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -18 10 £375 +50.00% 4
Durham - - - -
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England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 20 (46.51%) Test Scripting
1 20 (46.51%) Security Cleared
2 19 (44.19%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (34.88%) SQL
3 15 (34.88%) ISTQB
4 14 (32.56%) SC Cleared
5 13 (30.23%) ISEB
6 12 (27.91%) HP
7 11 (25.58%) Knowledge Management
8 10 (23.26%) LoadRunner
9 8 (18.60%) UNIX
10 7 (16.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (13.95%) Oracle
12 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
12 5 (11.63%) C#
12 5 (11.63%) Solaris
12 5 (11.63%) LAN
12 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
12 5 (11.63%) Cisco
12 5 (11.63%) VMware
12 5 (11.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
12 5 (11.63%) Finance
12 5 (11.63%) VLAN
12 5 (11.63%) JIRA
12 5 (11.63%) Splunk
12 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (11.63%) Load Testing
13 4 (9.30%) Stress Testing

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (6.98%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) LAN
1 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
1 5 (11.63%) VLAN
2 4 (9.30%) VPN
2 4 (9.30%) IPsec
3 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) LoadRunner
2 5 (11.63%) JIRA
3 4 (9.30%) JMeter
4 3 (6.98%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (4.65%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.33%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (2.33%) JUnit
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (2.33%) Selenium
6 1 (2.33%) Fiddler
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.33%) Games
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) HTML
1 3 (6.98%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) UNIX
2 5 (11.63%) Solaris
3 3 (6.98%) Linux
3 3 (6.98%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (46.51%) Test Scripting
2 11 (25.58%) Knowledge Management
3 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (11.63%) Load Testing
4 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
5 4 (9.30%) Performance Testing
5 4 (9.30%) Test Strategy
5 4 (9.30%) Analytics
5 4 (9.30%) Stress Testing
5 4 (9.30%) Volume Testing
5 4 (9.30%) Scalability Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Quantitative Analysis
6 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
6 3 (6.98%) Test Management
7 2 (4.65%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.65%) ETL
7 2 (4.65%) Migration
7 2 (4.65%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) SQL
2 5 (11.63%) C#
3 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.98%) Java
5 1 (2.33%) Scala
5 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.33%) VBA
5 1 (2.33%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (46.51%) Security Cleared
2 15 (34.88%) ISTQB
3 14 (32.56%) SC Cleared
4 13 (30.23%) ISEB
5 7 (16.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (2.33%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (44.19%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.98%) OpenView
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) HP
2 6 (13.95%) Oracle
3 5 (11.63%) Cisco
3 5 (11.63%) VMware
3 5 (11.63%) Splunk
4 1 (2.33%) IBM
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.33%) Business Objects