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 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 90 63 59
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 19 25 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.41% 2.27% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 2.37% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 10
Median daily rate £310 £300 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £350 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+46.00% -23.07%
Test Analyst
England

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
1245 1053 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.50% 95.55% 93.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 670 423
Median daily rate £375 £430 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% +22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 51 48
Median hourly rate £26.50 £15.86 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.08% +17.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £31.80 £32.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -26 17 £330 +10.00% 2
Durham +5 1 £255 -21.53%
Teesside - 1 £283 -
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 19 (43.18%) Security Cleared
2 17 (38.64%) SC Cleared
3 13 (29.55%) Functional Testing
3 13 (29.55%) Test Scripting
4 12 (27.27%) QA
4 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (22.73%) Cisco IPCC
5 10 (22.73%) HP
5 10 (22.73%) ISTQB
5 10 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
6 9 (20.45%) Test Strategy
6 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
6 9 (20.45%) Software Testing
7 8 (18.18%) Selenium
7 8 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (18.18%) LoadRunner
8 7 (15.91%) ISEB
8 7 (15.91%) BDD
8 7 (15.91%) Automated Testing
9 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.64%) Cucumber
9 6 (13.64%) SQL
10 5 (11.36%) Java
10 5 (11.36%) Web Services
10 5 (11.36%) Regression Testing
10 5 (11.36%) Knowledge Management
10 5 (11.36%) SDLC
10 5 (11.36%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
11 4 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.27%) SAS
1 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.27%) GIS
2 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) LoadRunner
1 8 (18.18%) Selenium
2 6 (13.64%) Cucumber
3 4 (9.09%) HP UFT
3 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.82%) JMeter
4 3 (6.82%) WebDriver
5 2 (4.55%) Burp Suite
5 2 (4.55%) Sahi
5 2 (4.55%) WATIR
6 1 (2.27%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (2.27%) Hudson
6 1 (2.27%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.27%) JIRA
6 1 (2.27%) LoadUI
6 1 (2.27%) Protractor
6 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.27%) StarTeam
6 1 (2.27%) Subversion
General
1 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.55%) Banking
2 2 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) Web Services
2 4 (9.09%) XML
3 2 (4.55%) .NET
4 1 (2.27%) JSON
4 1 (2.27%) RESTful
4 1 (2.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Performance Metrics
1 2 (4.55%) Virtual Team
2 1 (2.27%) Clustering
2 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Unix
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) AIX
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) Functional Testing
1 13 (29.55%) Test Scripting
2 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
4 9 (20.45%) Software Testing
4 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
4 9 (20.45%) Test Strategy
5 7 (15.91%) Automated Testing
5 7 (15.91%) BDD
6 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (11.36%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (11.36%) Regression Testing
7 5 (11.36%) SDLC
8 4 (9.09%) Manual Testing
8 4 (9.09%) TDD
8 4 (9.09%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.82%) Automation Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Performance Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) SQL
2 5 (11.36%) Java
3 2 (4.55%) Ruby
4 1 (2.27%) COBOL
4 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (43.18%) Security Cleared
2 17 (38.64%) SC Cleared
3 10 (22.73%) ISTQB
4 7 (15.91%) ISEB
5 5 (11.36%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (2.27%) Degree
8 1 (2.27%) MCITP
8 1 (2.27%) MCSA
8 1 (2.27%) MCSE
8 1 (2.27%) MCTS
8 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.27%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.27%) WAI
3 1 (2.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) Cisco IPCC
2 8 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (6.82%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.27%) Netcool
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) HP
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle
3 1 (2.27%) Citrix
3 1 (2.27%) Informatica
3 1 (2.27%) Intel Security
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) Pega
3 1 (2.27%) Veritas