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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 89 73 102
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 39 56 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.27% 2.08% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 2.23% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 9
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£275 £305 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% +12.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £205 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £351 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £32.81 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.81 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-8.55% -20.95%
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
2867 2506 2401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.99% 92.92% 91.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1641 1286 1243
Average daily rate £350 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 181 180
Average hourly rate £18.13 £17.15 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.67 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -5 20 £275 -12.69% 15
Merseyside -7 8 £240 -20.00% 2
Cheshire -3 7 £275 -15.38% 4
Lancashire -18 3 £275 +37.50% 2
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 23 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (22.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 17 (20.24%) SQL
6 16 (19.05%) System Testing
7 15 (17.86%) Integration Testing
7 15 (17.86%) ISEB
8 13 (15.48%) QA
9 12 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 12 (14.29%) Finance
10 11 (13.10%) Windows
10 11 (13.10%) ISTQB
10 11 (13.10%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (11.90%) Selenium
11 10 (11.90%) Performance Testing
11 10 (11.90%) Oracle
12 9 (10.71%) Manual Testing
13 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
13 8 (9.52%) Web Services
13 8 (9.52%) HP
14 7 (8.33%) Microsoft
14 7 (8.33%) SOAP
14 7 (8.33%) Java
14 7 (8.33%) Retail
15 6 (7.14%) Billing
15 6 (7.14%) Web Testing
15 6 (7.14%) SQL Server
15 6 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
15 6 (7.14%) LoadRunner

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.19%) CMS
1 1 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.19%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) MS Office
2 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.19%) Agresso
2 1 (1.19%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) PuTTY
1 2 (2.38%) FTP
1 2 (2.38%) HTTP
1 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.19%) GSM
2 1 (1.19%) SMS
2 1 (1.19%) VoIP
2 1 (1.19%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.38%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.19%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (13.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (11.90%) Selenium
3 6 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (7.14%) LoadRunner
4 5 (5.95%) JIRA
4 5 (5.95%) SoapUI
5 4 (4.76%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.76%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.57%) Toad
6 3 (3.57%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.57%) MSTest
7 2 (2.38%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.19%) Sahi
8 1 (1.19%) RSpec
8 1 (1.19%) Hudson
8 1 (1.19%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.19%) Zephyr
General
1 12 (14.29%) Finance
2 7 (8.33%) Retail
3 6 (7.14%) Billing
4 5 (5.95%) Games
5 4 (4.76%) Banking
6 3 (3.57%) Back Office
6 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.19%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.52%) Web Services
2 7 (8.33%) SOAP
3 4 (4.76%) XML
4 3 (3.57%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.38%) .NET
5 2 (2.38%) J2EE
6 1 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) Mainframe
2 4 (4.76%) IVR
3 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.38%) Open Source
5 1 (1.19%) EMV
5 1 (1.19%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.19%) EFT
5 1 (1.19%) EFTPOS
5 1 (1.19%) NHS
5 1 (1.19%) Life Science
5 1 (1.19%) Online Games
5 1 (1.19%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.10%) Windows
2 4 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.76%) Android
3 3 (3.57%) UNIX
4 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (22.62%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 16 (19.05%) System Testing
5 15 (17.86%) Integration Testing
6 12 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 10 (11.90%) Performance Testing
8 9 (10.71%) Manual Testing
9 6 (7.14%) Web Testing
9 6 (7.14%) Regression Testing
10 5 (5.95%) Test Management
10 5 (5.95%) Test Automation
10 5 (5.95%) Automated Testing
10 5 (5.95%) TDD
10 5 (5.95%) Test Strategy
10 5 (5.95%) Automation Testing
11 4 (4.76%) BDD
11 4 (4.76%) E-Commerce
12 3 (3.57%) Validation
12 3 (3.57%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.24%) SQL
2 7 (8.33%) Java
3 3 (3.57%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.38%) Ruby
4 2 (2.38%) C#
5 1 (1.19%) C
5 1 (1.19%) VB
5 1 (1.19%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (17.86%) ISEB
2 11 (13.10%) ISTQB
3 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.19%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.48%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (11.90%) Oracle
2 8 (9.52%) HP
3 7 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.76%) AppSense
5 3 (3.57%) Citrix
5 3 (3.57%) VMware
6 2 (2.38%) SAP
7 1 (1.19%) Siebel
7 1 (1.19%) IBM
7 1 (1.19%) Sitecore
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