The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Software Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Test Analyst
England / North West
Rank - 156 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Analyst 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.10% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £225 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%

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
2439 3669 2992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.24% 94.71% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1554 2179 1733
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 170 184
Median hourly rate £18.00 £23.35 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.91% +33.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.97 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Software Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Software Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Software 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 Software Test Analyst across the North West region.

Software Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Software 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 Software Test Analyst across the North West region.

Software Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, Software 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 Software Test Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (20.00%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (20.00%) Records Management
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) REST
4 1 (20.00%) Use Case
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (20.00%) System Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) Welsh Language
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum

Software 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (20.00%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (20.00%) ClearQuest
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Rational Robot
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) Records Management
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) System Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Use Case
4 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle