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 July 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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 92 89 80
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 40 39 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.31% 1.46% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.58% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 10 40
Average daily rate
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£300 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £257 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £318 £290
% change year-on-year
-5.51% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £31.56 £12.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.95% -46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £11.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+167.63% -42.50%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2858 2464 2981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.64% 92.46% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1563 1177 1516
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 187 225
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
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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 July 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 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +14 23 £300 -7.69% 6
Cheshire +3 13 £263 -17.96% 4
Merseyside - 6 £310 - 1
Lancashire -17 1 £238 - 2
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England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 28 (32.94%) SQL
2 19 (22.35%) ISEB
3 18 (21.18%) Finance
4 16 (18.82%) Software Testing
4 16 (18.82%) Test Scripting
5 15 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (15.29%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (14.12%) Integration Testing
7 12 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (12.94%) Automated Testing
8 11 (12.94%) QA
8 11 (12.94%) Selenium
9 10 (11.76%) ISTQB
9 10 (11.76%) Retail
9 10 (11.76%) Manual Testing
10 9 (10.59%) System Testing
10 9 (10.59%) Test Strategy
10 9 (10.59%) UNIX
11 8 (9.41%) .NET
11 8 (9.41%) Oracle
11 8 (9.41%) JIRA
11 8 (9.41%) Waterfall
12 7 (8.24%) Automation Testing
12 7 (8.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (8.24%) Windows
12 7 (8.24%) CSG Singleview
13 6 (7.06%) QuickTest Pro
13 6 (7.06%) SQL Server
13 6 (7.06%) Scrum
13 6 (7.06%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1 (1.18%) CICS
1 1 (1.18%) CMS
Business Applications
1 7 (8.24%) CSG Singleview
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (3.53%) Maximo
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) SMS
2 2 (2.35%) HTTP
3 1 (1.18%) PuTTY
3 1 (1.18%) Extranet
3 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.18%) DNS
3 1 (1.18%) VoIP
3 1 (1.18%) FTP
3 1 (1.18%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) SQL Server
1 6 (7.06%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.18%) Adabas
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (12.94%) Selenium
2 8 (9.41%) JIRA
3 6 (7.06%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (4.71%) TestComplete
5 3 (3.53%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.35%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.35%) Zephyr
6 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.18%) OpenSTA
7 1 (1.18%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.18%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.18%) LoadUI
7 1 (1.18%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.18%) Toad
7 1 (1.18%) JMeter
7 1 (1.18%) AdminStudio
7 1 (1.18%) JUnit
7 1 (1.18%) Bugzilla
General
1 18 (21.18%) Finance
2 10 (11.76%) Retail
3 5 (5.88%) Banking
4 4 (4.71%) Billing
5 3 (3.53%) Back Office
6 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.35%) Games
6 2 (2.35%) General Ledger
6 2 (2.35%) Local Government
6 2 (2.35%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.41%) .NET
2 4 (4.71%) Web Services
3 2 (2.35%) HTML
3 2 (2.35%) SOAP
4 1 (1.18%) Flash
4 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.18%) JSP
4 1 (1.18%) J2EE
4 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.88%) IVR
2 2 (2.35%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.35%) NHS
3 1 (1.18%) Telematics
3 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.18%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.18%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.59%) UNIX
2 7 (8.24%) Windows
3 3 (3.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.35%) Android
5 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.18%) Linux
5 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.82%) Software Testing
1 16 (18.82%) Test Scripting
2 15 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (14.12%) Integration Testing
3 12 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (12.94%) Automated Testing
5 10 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 9 (10.59%) System Testing
6 9 (10.59%) Test Strategy
7 8 (9.41%) Waterfall
8 7 (8.24%) Automation Testing
9 6 (7.06%) Scrum
9 6 (7.06%) TDD
9 6 (7.06%) Security Testing
9 6 (7.06%) V-Model
9 6 (7.06%) Test Automation
10 5 (5.88%) Load Testing
11 4 (4.71%) ETL
12 3 (3.53%) Regression Testing
12 3 (3.53%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.94%) SQL
2 4 (4.71%) Java
3 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.35%) VB
5 1 (1.18%) Scala
5 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.18%) C#
5 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (22.35%) ISEB
2 10 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 7 (8.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.94%) QA
2 3 (3.53%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.18%) XenApp
2 1 (1.18%) XenServer
2 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (15.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (9.41%) Oracle
2 4 (4.71%) Citrix
3 3 (3.53%) HP
4 2 (2.35%) VMware
4 2 (2.35%) AppSense
4 2 (2.35%) iSOFT
4 2 (2.35%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.35%) Cerner
5 1 (1.18%) MEDITECH
5 1 (1.18%) hybris
5 1 (1.18%) SAP
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