The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 91 79 84
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 45 36 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.46% 1.49% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.60% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 23
Average daily rate £310 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £250 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £425 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.06 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £110.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+450.00% +14.28%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2818 2256 2857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.73% 93.34% 91.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1505 1067 1396
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 181 178
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.66 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.23 £55.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Test Analyst
England

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 23 £289 +5.58% 6
Merseyside +14 10 £310 +10.71% 2
Cheshire -8 10 £310 -3.87% 3
Lancashire -21 5 £263 -4.54% 2
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England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 33 (32.35%) Test Scripting
2 31 (30.39%) SQL
3 29 (28.43%) ISEB
4 19 (18.63%) QA
5 18 (17.65%) NHS
5 18 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (15.69%) Finance
7 14 (13.73%) Software Testing
8 12 (11.76%) Selenium
8 12 (11.76%) Manual Testing
9 11 (10.78%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (10.78%) Test Strategy
9 11 (10.78%) Automated Testing
9 11 (10.78%) Migration
10 10 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (9.80%) Windows
10 10 (9.80%) Security Cleared
11 9 (8.82%) .NET
11 9 (8.82%) SQL Server
11 9 (8.82%) SOAP
11 9 (8.82%) Mainframe
11 9 (8.82%) UNIX
11 9 (8.82%) Scrum
12 8 (7.84%) ISTQB
12 8 (7.84%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (7.84%) Citrix
12 8 (7.84%) Microsoft
12 8 (7.84%) Web Services
12 8 (7.84%) System Testing
12 8 (7.84%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 4 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.96%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.98%) SAS
3 1 (0.98%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (6.86%) MS Office
2 3 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) CSG Singleview
1 3 (2.94%) Maximo
2 2 (1.96%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.96%) SMS
1 2 (1.96%) HTTP
2 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.98%) Extranet
2 1 (0.98%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.86%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.92%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.96%) MySQL
7 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.98%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 12 (11.76%) Selenium
2 6 (5.88%) AdminStudio
3 4 (3.92%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (3.92%) JUnit
3 4 (3.92%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.94%) JIRA
5 2 (1.96%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.96%) TestComplete
5 2 (1.96%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.98%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.98%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.98%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.98%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.98%) Toad
6 1 (0.98%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.98%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (0.98%) WebLOAD
6 1 (0.98%) LoadUI
General
1 16 (15.69%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Local Government
3 4 (3.92%) Banking
3 4 (3.92%) Retail
4 3 (2.94%) Billing
4 3 (2.94%) Back Office
5 2 (1.96%) Games
5 2 (1.96%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.82%) .NET
1 9 (8.82%) SOAP
2 8 (7.84%) Web Services
3 3 (2.94%) WSDL
4 2 (1.96%) XML
4 2 (1.96%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.65%) NHS
2 9 (8.82%) Mainframe
3 5 (4.90%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.98%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.98%) LIMS
5 1 (0.98%) Telematics
5 1 (0.98%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.80%) Windows
2 9 (8.82%) UNIX
3 8 (7.84%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (32.35%) Test Scripting
2 18 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (13.73%) Software Testing
4 12 (11.76%) Manual Testing
5 11 (10.78%) Test Strategy
5 11 (10.78%) Migration
5 11 (10.78%) Automated Testing
6 10 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (8.82%) Scrum
8 8 (7.84%) System Testing
9 7 (6.86%) Integration Testing
9 7 (6.86%) Performance Testing
9 7 (6.86%) TDD
10 6 (5.88%) Compatibility Testing
10 6 (5.88%) Web Testing
11 5 (4.90%) Unit Testing
11 5 (4.90%) Test Automation
11 5 (4.90%) Automation Testing
12 4 (3.92%) Waterfall
12 4 (3.92%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 31 (30.39%) SQL
2 7 (6.86%) Java
3 6 (5.88%) VBScript
3 6 (5.88%) VB
3 6 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.92%) C#
5 3 (2.94%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (28.43%) ISEB
2 10 (9.80%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.84%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.90%) Degree
6 3 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (18.63%) QA
2 4 (3.92%) WAI
3 3 (2.94%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (7.84%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (5.88%) XenApp
2 6 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (10.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (7.84%) Microsoft
1 8 (7.84%) Citrix
2 7 (6.86%) HP
2 7 (6.86%) Oracle
3 6 (5.88%) AppSense
3 6 (5.88%) IBM
4 2 (1.96%) Cerner
4 2 (1.96%) iSOFT
5 1 (0.98%) Kofax
5 1 (0.98%) ATG
5 1 (0.98%) VMware
5 1 (0.98%) SAP
5 1 (0.98%) MEDITECH
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