The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Senior Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Test Analyst
Rank 155 167 136
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 5 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.16% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £315 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +3.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £355 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +18.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 - -
Senior 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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3322 4256 3007
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.16% 95.06% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2111 2603 1713
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 217 198
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.33 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.98% +8.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Senior Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Senior Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Senior Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Test Analyst across the North West region.

Senior Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Senior Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Test Analyst across the North West region.

Senior Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Senior Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Manchester -11 4 £315 -10.00%
Cheshire +2 1 - -
Senior Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, Senior 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 West region featuring Senior Test Analyst in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) JIRA
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) ISEB
4 2 (25.00%) SAP
5 1 (12.50%) SOAP
5 1 (12.50%) XML
5 1 (12.50%) MCP
5 1 (12.50%) HND
5 1 (12.50%) Unix
5 1 (12.50%) Solaris
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) JBoss
5 1 (12.50%) Apache
5 1 (12.50%) Tomcat

Senior Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) JBoss
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) Appium
3 1 (12.50%) Bugzilla
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Games
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) EPoS
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 1 (12.50%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Open Source
5 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) System Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) User Stories
5 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (12.50%) HND
3 1 (12.50%) MCP
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) OCP
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle