The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 100 76 86
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 65 73 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.73% 1.98% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 2.09% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 51 33
Median daily rate £325 £285 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £200 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £363 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.81% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 £23.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £31.16
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -11.75%
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
3552 3495 2972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.69% 94.66% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2205 2024 1614
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 197 177
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £43.43 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

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 26 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 June 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 -4 32 £320 +2.40% 16
Merseyside -5 11 £338 +100.00% 2
Cheshire -6 8 £325 +4.00% 4
Lancashire -13 8 £273 +0.92% 1
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 West region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 52 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (29.85%) Test Scripting
3 39 (29.10%) SQL
4 38 (28.36%) Software Testing
5 31 (23.13%) ISEB
6 29 (21.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 28 (20.90%) ISTQB
7 28 (20.90%) Finance
7 28 (20.90%) Defect Management
8 26 (19.40%) Regression Testing
8 26 (19.40%) Java
8 26 (19.40%) Functional Testing
9 25 (18.66%) Selenium
10 24 (17.91%) JIRA
10 24 (17.91%) Security Cleared
11 21 (15.67%) QA
11 21 (15.67%) Oracle
12 20 (14.93%) SC Cleared
13 19 (14.18%) Test Management
13 19 (14.18%) Waterfall
13 19 (14.18%) Integration Testing
13 19 (14.18%) Ruby
14 18 (13.43%) Cucumber
14 18 (13.43%) BDD
14 18 (13.43%) HP Quality Center
15 17 (12.69%) HP
16 16 (11.94%) C#
16 16 (11.94%) XML
16 16 (11.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 15 (11.19%) Microsoft

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 5 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.24%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.24%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (2.24%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.24%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.24%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.49%) CMS
3 2 (1.49%) ColdFusion
4 1 (0.75%) Apache
4 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.75%) Drupal
4 1 (0.75%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.24%) MS Office
3 2 (1.49%) Mingle
3 2 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.48%) Magento
1 6 (4.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.49%) SAP BPC
2 2 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.49%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.75%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.75%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.22%) HTTP
2 5 (3.73%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.99%) FTP
4 3 (2.24%) Skype
5 2 (1.49%) Internet
5 2 (1.49%) WinSCP
6 1 (0.75%) 802.15
6 1 (0.75%) DNS
6 1 (0.75%) Firewall
6 1 (0.75%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.75%) IPv6
6 1 (0.75%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.75%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.99%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.24%) DB2
3 3 (2.24%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.75%) MS Access
4 1 (0.75%) MySQL
4 1 (0.75%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (18.66%) Selenium
2 24 (17.91%) JIRA
3 18 (13.43%) Cucumber
4 11 (8.21%) WebDriver
5 9 (6.72%) Jenkins
6 8 (5.97%) HP UFT
7 6 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (3.73%) LoadRunner
9 4 (2.99%) JMeter
10 3 (2.24%) eggPlant
10 3 (2.24%) Rational Performance Tester
10 3 (2.24%) SoapUI
10 3 (2.24%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.24%) TestDirector
10 3 (2.24%) Toad
11 2 (1.49%) Appium
11 2 (1.49%) Gatling
11 2 (1.49%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.75%) Ant
12 1 (0.75%) ClearCase
General
1 28 (20.90%) Finance
2 12 (8.96%) Banking
3 10 (7.46%) Retail
4 5 (3.73%) Games
5 3 (2.24%) Billing
5 3 (2.24%) Military
5 3 (2.24%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.49%) Electronics
6 2 (1.49%) Legal
6 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.49%) Marketing
6 2 (1.49%) Online Betting
6 2 (1.49%) Welsh Language
7 1 (0.75%) Advertising
7 1 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.94%) XML
2 12 (8.96%) .NET
3 11 (8.21%) WebCenter
4 8 (5.97%) Web Services
5 7 (5.22%) SOAP
6 4 (2.99%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.24%) HTML
7 3 (2.24%) Middleware
8 2 (1.49%) J2EE
9 1 (0.75%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.75%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.75%) IBM Integration Bus
9 1 (0.75%) JSON
9 1 (0.75%) JSP
9 1 (0.75%) Node.js
9 1 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.75%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.97%) Algorithms
3 4 (2.99%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.24%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.24%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.49%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.49%) iPad
5 2 (1.49%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.75%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.75%) NHS
6 1 (0.75%) Psychology
6 1 (0.75%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.75%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.75%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.45%) Windows
2 11 (8.21%) Unix
3 4 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.24%) Linux
4 3 (2.24%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.24%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (38.81%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (29.85%) Test Scripting
3 38 (28.36%) Software Testing
4 29 (21.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 28 (20.90%) Defect Management
6 26 (19.40%) Functional Testing
6 26 (19.40%) Regression Testing
7 19 (14.18%) Integration Testing
7 19 (14.18%) Test Management
7 19 (14.18%) Waterfall
8 18 (13.43%) BDD
9 15 (11.19%) System Testing
10 14 (10.45%) CRM
11 13 (9.70%) Non-Functional Testing
11 13 (9.70%) Performance Testing
12 12 (8.96%) Project Management
12 12 (8.96%) Security Testing
13 11 (8.21%) Information Assurance
13 11 (8.21%) Manual Testing
13 11 (8.21%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (29.10%) SQL
2 26 (19.40%) Java
3 19 (14.18%) Ruby
4 16 (11.94%) C#
5 10 (7.46%) PL/SQL
6 8 (5.97%) JavaScript
6 8 (5.97%) PHP
7 2 (1.49%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.75%) C++
8 1 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (23.13%) ISEB
2 28 (20.90%) ISTQB
3 24 (17.91%) Security Cleared
4 20 (14.93%) SC Cleared
5 16 (11.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (6.72%) Degree
7 3 (2.24%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.75%) HND
8 1 (0.75%) MCP
8 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.75%) OCP
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.75%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.67%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.24%) vSphere
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (13.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.75%) DameWare
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.75%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 21 (15.67%) Oracle
2 17 (12.69%) HP
3 15 (11.19%) Microsoft
4 14 (10.45%) IBM
5 10 (7.46%) VMware
6 6 (4.48%) SAP
7 3 (2.24%) Citrix
7 3 (2.24%) Siebel
8 2 (1.49%) Sony
9 1 (0.75%) Facebook
9 1 (0.75%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.75%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.75%) hybris
9 1 (0.75%) Kony
9 1 (0.75%) LexisNexis
9 1 (0.75%) Pega
9 1 (0.75%) Telerik
9 1 (0.75%) Twitter
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