The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 70 87 104
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 93 45 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.43% 1.50% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 1.60% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 30 9
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£303 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £228 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £323 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £295 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £23.00 £31.56 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.11% +162.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £31.56 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-27.11% +174.39%
Test Analyst
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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
3562 2812 2516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.05% 93.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2095 1521 1204
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £506 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 193 193
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.08 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.15% -8.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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 Test Analyst across the North West region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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 Test Analyst across the North West region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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 Test Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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 31 £325 +8.33% 21
Lancashire +33 25 £270 +10.76% 1
Cheshire -11 16 £313 +19.04% 4
Merseyside -5 12 £334 +7.66% 3
Cumbria - 1 £330 -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 52 (31.52%) Test Scripting
2 38 (23.03%) HP Quality Center
3 35 (21.21%) SQL
4 34 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (16.97%) ISEB
6 27 (16.36%) Integration Testing
7 25 (15.15%) QA
7 25 (15.15%) ISTQB
7 25 (15.15%) Finance
8 24 (14.55%) HP
9 23 (13.94%) Security Cleared
10 22 (13.33%) Performance Testing
11 21 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (12.73%) Oracle
11 21 (12.73%) Software Testing
12 19 (11.52%) Functional Testing
13 17 (10.30%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (9.70%) Manual Testing
14 16 (9.70%) System Testing
15 15 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 15 (9.09%) Test Strategy
15 15 (9.09%) Java
16 14 (8.48%) Selenium
17 13 (7.88%) Banking
18 12 (7.27%) Validation
18 12 (7.27%) Migration
18 12 (7.27%) Scrum
18 12 (7.27%) .NET
18 12 (7.27%) Windows
18 12 (7.27%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (4.24%) SAS
2 3 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.42%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (4.85%) SAP HR
2 3 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.21%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.61%) Magento
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.61%) Maximo
4 1 (0.61%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.61%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.85%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.21%) SMS
2 1 (0.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.03%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.03%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 4 (2.42%) Base SAS
4 3 (1.82%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.82%) MySQL
5 2 (1.21%) DB2
5 2 (1.21%) Essbase
5 2 (1.21%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.21%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.61%) Big Data
6 1 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.61%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.61%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 14 (8.48%) Selenium
2 12 (7.27%) SoapUI
3 11 (6.67%) LoadRunner
4 7 (4.24%) Cucumber
5 6 (3.64%) JIRA
5 6 (3.64%) HP UFT
6 4 (2.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.42%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.82%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.82%) eggPlant
8 2 (1.21%) Facilita Forecast
8 2 (1.21%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.21%) JUnit
8 2 (1.21%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.61%) Toad
9 1 (0.61%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.61%) Selenium IDE
General
1 25 (15.15%) Finance
2 13 (7.88%) Banking
3 5 (3.03%) Retail
4 4 (2.42%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.21%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Military
6 1 (0.61%) Billing
6 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.61%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.27%) .NET
2 10 (6.06%) SOAP
3 6 (3.64%) Middleware
3 6 (3.64%) WebCenter
4 5 (3.03%) XML
5 4 (2.42%) HTML
6 3 (1.82%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (1.82%) Web Services
7 2 (1.21%) J2EE
7 2 (1.21%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.21%) ODBC
8 1 (0.61%) RESTful
8 1 (0.61%) REST
8 1 (0.61%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.30%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.64%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.82%) NHS
4 2 (1.21%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.21%) Statistics
4 2 (1.21%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (1.21%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.61%) IVR
5 1 (0.61%) EMV
5 1 (0.61%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (0.61%) EFT
5 1 (0.61%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.27%) Windows
2 10 (6.06%) UNIX
3 6 (3.64%) Linux
4 5 (3.03%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.82%) AIX
6 2 (1.21%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.21%) Android
6 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.21%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (31.52%) Test Scripting
2 34 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (16.36%) Integration Testing
4 22 (13.33%) Performance Testing
5 21 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (12.73%) Software Testing
6 19 (11.52%) Functional Testing
7 16 (9.70%) Manual Testing
7 16 (9.70%) System Testing
8 15 (9.09%) Test Strategy
9 12 (7.27%) Automation Testing
9 12 (7.27%) Scrum
9 12 (7.27%) Validation
9 12 (7.27%) Migration
9 12 (7.27%) System Integration Testing
9 12 (7.27%) SDLC
10 11 (6.67%) Regression Testing
10 11 (6.67%) Test Automation
11 10 (6.06%) Test Management
11 10 (6.06%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 35 (21.21%) SQL
2 15 (9.09%) Java
3 9 (5.45%) C#
4 8 (4.85%) C
5 3 (1.82%) C++
6 2 (1.21%) Ruby
7 1 (0.61%) Groovy
7 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (16.97%) ISEB
2 25 (15.15%) ISTQB
3 23 (13.94%) Security Cleared
4 15 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (7.27%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.82%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.21%) Degree
7 2 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.61%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (15.15%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (1.82%) XenApp
2 2 (1.21%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 38 (23.03%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.21%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (14.55%) HP
2 21 (12.73%) Oracle
3 11 (6.67%) IBM
4 10 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 10 (6.06%) SAP
5 5 (3.03%) Teradata
6 4 (2.42%) Cisco
7 3 (1.82%) AppSense
7 3 (1.82%) Citrix
7 3 (1.82%) Hyperion
8 2 (1.21%) ATG
8 2 (1.21%) Telerik
8 2 (1.21%) hybris
8 2 (1.21%) Siebel
8 2 (1.21%) Sybase
9 1 (0.61%) Dell
9 1 (0.61%) Capita
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