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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 85 89 78
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 71 46 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.83% 1.48% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 1.62% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 28 22
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£270 £310 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +9.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £329 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £23.00 £34.06 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £72.03 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-50.71% +260.13%
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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
3590 2847 2282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.45% 91.60% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1937 1520 1068
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 183 183
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.69 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 4 May 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
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 4 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 May 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 33 £265 -8.14% 9
Merseyside -6 15 £235 -24.19% 1
Lancashire +6 10 £270 +2.85% 3
Cheshire -9 6 £298 -4.03% 6
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England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 37 (32.46%) Test Scripting
2 29 (25.44%) ISEB
3 26 (22.81%) Finance
3 26 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (21.93%) Integration Testing
5 24 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
5 24 (21.05%) ISTQB
6 23 (20.18%) SQL
7 22 (19.30%) QA
8 15 (13.16%) Software Testing
8 15 (13.16%) System Testing
9 14 (12.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 14 (12.28%) Oracle
10 12 (10.53%) Security Cleared
11 11 (9.65%) Banking
12 10 (8.77%) Validation
12 10 (8.77%) Manual Testing
12 10 (8.77%) Test Management
12 10 (8.77%) Test Strategy
13 9 (7.89%) Retail
13 9 (7.89%) Java
13 9 (7.89%) Regression Testing
14 8 (7.02%) HP
14 8 (7.02%) Microsoft
14 8 (7.02%) UNIX
14 8 (7.02%) Windows
14 8 (7.02%) Selenium
15 7 (6.14%) C
15 7 (6.14%) Functional Testing

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 4 (3.51%) SAS
2 3 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.88%) CMS
3 1 (0.88%) Drupal
3 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.75%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.88%) Maximo
3 1 (0.88%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.75%) SMS
2 1 (0.88%) HTTP
2 1 (0.88%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.51%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 4 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.63%) Base SAS
3 2 (1.75%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.75%) Big Data
3 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.75%) Essbase
4 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.88%) MySQL
4 1 (0.88%) DB2
4 1 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (7.02%) Selenium
2 7 (6.14%) SoapUI
2 7 (6.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.39%) JIRA
3 5 (4.39%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.63%) WebDriver
4 3 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.75%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.75%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.75%) Toad
5 2 (1.75%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.88%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.88%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.88%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.88%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.88%) Hudson
6 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (22.81%) Finance
2 11 (9.65%) Banking
3 9 (7.89%) Retail
4 5 (4.39%) Billing
5 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.75%) Games
7 1 (0.88%) Military
7 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.88%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.26%) SOAP
2 5 (4.39%) .NET
3 3 (2.63%) XML
4 2 (1.75%) Web Services
4 2 (1.75%) Middleware
5 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.88%) HTML
5 1 (0.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.51%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.63%) NHS
4 2 (1.75%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (1.75%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.88%) IVR
5 1 (0.88%) Statistics
5 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.88%) Online Games
5 1 (0.88%) EMV
5 1 (0.88%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (0.88%) EFT
5 1 (0.88%) EFTPOS
5 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.02%) UNIX
1 8 (7.02%) Windows
2 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (2.63%) Linux
2 3 (2.63%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.75%) Android
3 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (32.46%) Test Scripting
2 26 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (21.93%) Integration Testing
4 24 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (13.16%) Software Testing
5 15 (13.16%) System Testing
6 10 (8.77%) Validation
6 10 (8.77%) Manual Testing
6 10 (8.77%) Test Management
6 10 (8.77%) Test Strategy
7 9 (7.89%) Regression Testing
8 7 (6.14%) Functional Testing
9 6 (5.26%) Test Automation
9 6 (5.26%) Web Testing
9 6 (5.26%) Automation Testing
9 6 (5.26%) Scrum
10 5 (4.39%) TDD
10 5 (4.39%) Test Planning
11 4 (3.51%) BDD
11 4 (3.51%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.18%) SQL
2 9 (7.89%) Java
3 7 (6.14%) C
4 3 (2.63%) C#
5 1 (0.88%) Ruby
5 1 (0.88%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 29 (25.44%) ISEB
2 24 (21.05%) ISTQB
3 14 (12.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (10.53%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.39%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.63%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (19.30%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (2.63%) XenApp
2 2 (1.75%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 24 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (12.28%) Oracle
2 8 (7.02%) HP
2 8 (7.02%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.51%) Cisco
3 4 (3.51%) IBM
4 3 (2.63%) AppSense
4 3 (2.63%) Citrix
5 2 (1.75%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.88%) ATG
6 1 (0.88%) Capita
6 1 (0.88%) SAP
6 1 (0.88%) Sybase
6 1 (0.88%) Sitecore
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