The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior 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 West 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
Senior Test Analyst
Rank 129 126 135
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 2 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.066% 0.11% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.12% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
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£338 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2819 2504 2951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.53% 92.40% 91.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1533 1193 1497
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 192 230
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Senior Test Analyst
England

Senior Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Test Analyst in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst within the North West 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
Manchester -1 2 £338 +3.84%
Cheshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
Senior Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Senior 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 Senior Test Analyst in their job title.

1 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) J2EE
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
3 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 1 (14.29%) hybris
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Retail

Senior Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Senior 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 Senior Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JUnit
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
1 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) J2EE
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) hybris