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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 130 55 96
Rank change year-on-year
-75 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 27 120 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 2.87% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 3.05% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 72 32
Median daily rate £304 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.41% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £226 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £350 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.16% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £34.22 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.97 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+54.82% +33.33%
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
3008 3931 3083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.50% 93.89% 94.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1973 2365 1804
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 187 178
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.77 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +17.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 December 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 -47 18 £240 -20.00% 10
Cheshire -3 3 £313 +4.16% 3
Lancashire -5 3 £348 +3.88% 4
Merseyside -10 1 £325 -3.70% 2
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 40 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (31.11%) SQL
3 24 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 22 (24.44%) ISEB
5 20 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (21.11%) Regression Testing
7 17 (18.89%) JIRA
7 17 (18.89%) Defect Management
8 15 (16.67%) Integration Testing
8 15 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 15 (16.67%) Functional Testing
9 14 (15.56%) Selenium
10 13 (14.44%) QA
10 13 (14.44%) Finance
10 13 (14.44%) Oracle
11 12 (13.33%) Software Testing
12 11 (12.22%) ISTQB
13 10 (11.11%) Java
13 10 (11.11%) Web Testing
14 9 (10.00%) System Testing
14 9 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
14 9 (10.00%) E-Commerce
14 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (8.89%) Scrum
15 8 (8.89%) Test Management
15 8 (8.89%) Performance Testing
15 8 (8.89%) Cucumber
15 8 (8.89%) Non-Functional Testing
15 8 (8.89%) Test Strategy
15 8 (8.89%) Exploratory Testing

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 4 (4.44%) WebSphere
1 4 (4.44%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (3.33%) SAS
3 2 (2.22%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.11%) Apache
4 1 (1.11%) CMS
4 1 (1.11%) JBoss
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.33%) MS Project
4 2 (2.22%) Mingle
5 1 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (4.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.22%) SAP BPC
4 1 (1.11%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.78%) Internet
2 5 (5.56%) HTTP
3 4 (4.44%) FTP
3 4 (4.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.11%) PuTTY
4 1 (1.11%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.11%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.22%) MySQL
4 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.11%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 17 (18.89%) JIRA
2 14 (15.56%) Selenium
3 8 (8.89%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.44%) JMeter
4 4 (4.44%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.33%) Gatling
5 3 (3.33%) LoadRunner
5 3 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.33%) TestComplete
6 2 (2.22%) Rational Performance Tester
6 2 (2.22%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.11%) ClearQuest
7 1 (1.11%) JBehave
7 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.11%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (1.11%) LoadUI
7 1 (1.11%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.11%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (1.11%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (14.44%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Retail
3 3 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.11%) Advertising
4 1 (1.11%) Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Games
4 1 (1.11%) Legal
4 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.11%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.78%) SOAP
2 6 (6.67%) .NET
3 5 (5.56%) XML
4 4 (4.44%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (3.33%) Middleware
5 3 (3.33%) Web Services
6 2 (2.22%) HTML
6 2 (2.22%) J2EE
7 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.11%) JSON
7 1 (1.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.78%) NHS
2 6 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.33%) EPoS
4 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.78%) Unix
2 5 (5.56%) Windows
3 2 (2.22%) Android
3 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.11%) Linux
4 1 (1.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 20 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (21.11%) Regression Testing
5 17 (18.89%) Defect Management
6 15 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 15 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 15 (16.67%) Manual Testing
7 12 (13.33%) Software Testing
8 10 (11.11%) Web Testing
9 9 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (10.00%) System Testing
10 8 (8.89%) Exploratory Testing
10 8 (8.89%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (8.89%) Performance Testing
10 8 (8.89%) Scrum
10 8 (8.89%) Test Management
10 8 (8.89%) Test Strategy
11 7 (7.78%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.11%) SQL
2 10 (11.11%) Java
3 5 (5.56%) Ruby
4 3 (3.33%) C#
4 3 (3.33%) VBScript
5 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.11%) PHP
6 1 (1.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (24.44%) ISEB
2 11 (12.22%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.67%) Degree
3 6 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.44%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (14.44%) Oracle
2 5 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.56%) SAP
3 4 (4.44%) VMware
4 2 (2.22%) IBM
4 2 (2.22%) Sony
4 2 (2.22%) Teradata
5 1 (1.11%) Cisco
5 1 (1.11%) Citrix
5 1 (1.11%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.11%) Siebel
5 1 (1.11%) Telerik