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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 83 61 97
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 67 112 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.92% 2.65% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 2.78% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 83 28
Median daily rate £300 £313 £297
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £230 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £423 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £22.75 - £31.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £25.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+42.00% -18.77%
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
3284 4032 3006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.31% 95.25% 94.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2081 2400 1662
Median daily rate £390 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 205 205
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.33 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.44% +3.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £11.50 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £47.71 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 August 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 26 August 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 26 August 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 -14 40 £300 - 14
Merseyside +8 12 £300 -11.11% 1
Cheshire +2 9 £325 -
Lancashire -4 4 £188 -42.30% 1
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 53 (42.06%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (26.98%) Test Scripting
3 33 (26.19%) SQL
4 32 (25.40%) Regression Testing
5 31 (24.60%) ISEB
6 29 (23.02%) Defect Management
7 27 (21.43%) Software Testing
7 27 (21.43%) JIRA
8 25 (19.84%) User Acceptance Testing
9 23 (18.25%) ISTQB
10 22 (17.46%) Integration Testing
10 22 (17.46%) Functional Testing
11 21 (16.67%) Oracle
12 20 (15.87%) Java
13 19 (15.08%) Test Management
13 19 (15.08%) Selenium
13 19 (15.08%) QA
14 17 (13.49%) Web Testing
14 17 (13.49%) Finance
15 16 (12.70%) System Testing
15 16 (12.70%) HP Quality Center
16 15 (11.90%) Security Cleared
16 15 (11.90%) Ruby
17 14 (11.11%) Unix
17 14 (11.11%) Windows
17 14 (11.11%) SC Cleared
17 14 (11.11%) Manual Testing
17 14 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
17 14 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 14 (11.11%) SDLC

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 7 (5.56%) WebSphere
1 7 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.38%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.59%) Apache
4 2 (1.59%) CMS
4 2 (1.59%) ColdFusion
4 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.79%) Drupal
5 1 (0.79%) JBoss
5 1 (0.79%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.38%) MS Office
3 3 (2.38%) MS Project
4 2 (1.59%) Mingle
5 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.76%) Magento
1 6 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (3.17%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.38%) SAP BPC
4 2 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.79%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.79%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.52%) HTTP
2 9 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 8 (6.35%) FTP
4 5 (3.97%) Internet
5 3 (2.38%) Skype
6 2 (1.59%) WinSCP
7 1 (0.79%) 802.15
7 1 (0.79%) DNS
7 1 (0.79%) Firewall
7 1 (0.79%) IPv6
7 1 (0.79%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.79%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.38%) DB2
3 2 (1.59%) MySQL
3 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.79%) MS Access
4 1 (0.79%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (21.43%) JIRA
2 19 (15.08%) Selenium
3 12 (9.52%) Cucumber
4 6 (4.76%) WebDriver
5 5 (3.97%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.97%) Rational Performance Tester
6 4 (3.17%) HP UFT
6 4 (3.17%) JMeter
6 4 (3.17%) LoadRunner
7 3 (2.38%) Gatling
8 2 (1.59%) Appium
8 2 (1.59%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.59%) TestComplete
9 1 (0.79%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.79%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.79%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (0.79%) WATIR
9 1 (0.79%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (13.49%) Finance
2 10 (7.94%) Banking
3 9 (7.14%) Retail
4 6 (4.76%) Games
5 3 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.38%) Military
5 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.59%) Legal
6 2 (1.59%) Online Betting
6 2 (1.59%) Welsh Language
7 1 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.79%) Electronics
7 1 (0.79%) Law
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.52%) XML
2 11 (8.73%) SOAP
3 9 (7.14%) .NET
4 8 (6.35%) Web Services
5 6 (4.76%) Middleware
6 5 (3.97%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (3.17%) WebCenter
8 3 (2.38%) HTML
9 2 (1.59%) J2EE
10 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.79%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.79%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.79%) IBM Integration Bus
10 1 (0.79%) JSON
10 1 (0.79%) JSP
10 1 (0.79%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.97%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.17%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.38%) EPoS
4 3 (2.38%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.38%) NHS
4 3 (2.38%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.59%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.79%) iPad
6 1 (0.79%) Psychology
6 1 (0.79%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.79%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.11%) Unix
1 14 (11.11%) Windows
2 4 (3.17%) Linux
3 3 (2.38%) Windows 10
3 3 (2.38%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.79%) Android
4 1 (0.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (42.06%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (26.98%) Test Scripting
3 32 (25.40%) Regression Testing
4 29 (23.02%) Defect Management
5 27 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 25 (19.84%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (17.46%) Functional Testing
7 22 (17.46%) Integration Testing
8 19 (15.08%) Test Management
9 17 (13.49%) Web Testing
10 16 (12.70%) System Testing
11 14 (11.11%) Manual Testing
11 14 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
11 14 (11.11%) SDLC
12 13 (10.32%) E-Commerce
12 13 (10.32%) Project Management
12 13 (10.32%) Test Strategy
12 13 (10.32%) Waterfall
13 11 (8.73%) BDD
13 11 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (26.19%) SQL
2 20 (15.87%) Java
3 15 (11.90%) Ruby
4 8 (6.35%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.35%) PHP
5 7 (5.56%) C#
6 4 (3.17%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (24.60%) ISEB
2 23 (18.25%) ISTQB
3 15 (11.90%) Security Cleared
4 14 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 13 (10.32%) Degree
6 3 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.79%) HND
7 1 (0.79%) MCP
7 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.79%) OCP
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.79%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.08%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (12.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) DameWare
2 1 (0.79%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 21 (16.67%) Oracle
2 13 (10.32%) VMware
3 12 (9.52%) HP
4 10 (7.94%) Microsoft
5 9 (7.14%) IBM
5 9 (7.14%) SAP
6 4 (3.17%) Citrix
6 4 (3.17%) Siebel
7 2 (1.59%) Sony
8 1 (0.79%) Cisco
8 1 (0.79%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.79%) hybris
8 1 (0.79%) Kony
8 1 (0.79%) LexisNexis
8 1 (0.79%) Pega
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