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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 77 80 75
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 71 48 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.93% 1.59% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 1.72% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 31 19
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£270 £310 £287
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.03% +39.00%
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
3418 2788 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.13% 92.20% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1934 1515 1046
Average daily rate £388 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £205 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 176 174
Average hourly rate £16.16 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.61 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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 -9 27 £270 -6.73% 6
Lancashire +19 15 £270 +2.85% 5
Merseyside -12 11 £73 -76.22% 2
Cheshire -13 8 £313 +0.80% 4
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 40 (34.48%) Test Scripting
2 31 (26.72%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (23.28%) ISEB
4 26 (22.41%) Integration Testing
5 25 (21.55%) HP Quality Center
6 24 (20.69%) SQL
7 21 (18.10%) ISTQB
7 21 (18.10%) QA
8 20 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
8 20 (17.24%) Finance
9 17 (14.66%) Software Testing
9 17 (14.66%) System Testing
10 13 (11.21%) Security Cleared
10 13 (11.21%) Oracle
11 12 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (9.48%) Validation
13 10 (8.62%) Banking
13 10 (8.62%) HP
13 10 (8.62%) Manual Testing
14 9 (7.76%) Test Management
14 9 (7.76%) SoapUI
14 9 (7.76%) Java
15 8 (6.90%) UNIX
15 8 (6.90%) Windows
15 8 (6.90%) Microsoft
15 8 (6.90%) Regression Testing
15 8 (6.90%) Retail
15 8 (6.90%) Test Strategy
15 8 (6.90%) Test Automation
16 7 (6.03%) V-Model

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 (3.45%) SAS
2 3 (2.59%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.72%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.86%) Maximo
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.86%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.86%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.86%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.72%) SMS
2 1 (0.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 4 (3.45%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 4 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.59%) Base SAS
2 3 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.59%) MySQL
2 3 (2.59%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.72%) DB2
3 2 (1.72%) Essbase
3 2 (1.72%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.72%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.86%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.86%) Big Data
4 1 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (7.76%) SoapUI
2 6 (5.17%) Selenium
2 6 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.31%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.45%) LoadRunner
5 3 (2.59%) JIRA
5 3 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (2.59%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (1.72%) Toad
6 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.86%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (0.86%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.86%) Hudson
7 1 (0.86%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.86%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.86%) TestDirector
General
1 20 (17.24%) Finance
2 10 (8.62%) Banking
3 8 (6.90%) Retail
4 5 (4.31%) Billing
5 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.86%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.86%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.86%) Military
6 1 (0.86%) Games
6 1 (0.86%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.03%) SOAP
2 6 (5.17%) .NET
3 4 (3.45%) XML
4 3 (2.59%) Web Services
4 3 (2.59%) Middleware
5 2 (1.72%) HTML
6 1 (0.86%) RESTful
6 1 (0.86%) J2EE
6 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.59%) NHS
2 3 (2.59%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.72%) Data Extraction
3 2 (1.72%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.86%) IVR
4 1 (0.86%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.86%) Online Games
4 1 (0.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.90%) UNIX
1 8 (6.90%) Windows
2 3 (2.59%) Windows 7
2 3 (2.59%) Linux
2 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.72%) Windows XP
3 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.86%) Android
4 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (34.48%) Test Scripting
2 31 (26.72%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (22.41%) Integration Testing
4 20 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (14.66%) Software Testing
5 17 (14.66%) System Testing
6 11 (9.48%) Validation
7 10 (8.62%) Manual Testing
8 9 (7.76%) Test Management
9 8 (6.90%) Regression Testing
9 8 (6.90%) Test Strategy
9 8 (6.90%) Test Automation
10 7 (6.03%) V-Model
10 7 (6.03%) Functional Testing
10 7 (6.03%) Project Management
11 6 (5.17%) Scrum
12 5 (4.31%) Automation Testing
12 5 (4.31%) Waterfall
13 4 (3.45%) Risk Management
13 4 (3.45%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.69%) SQL
2 9 (7.76%) Java
3 7 (6.03%) C
4 4 (3.45%) C#
5 1 (0.86%) Groovy
5 1 (0.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (23.28%) ISEB
2 21 (18.10%) ISTQB
3 13 (11.21%) Security Cleared
4 12 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.31%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.59%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (18.10%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.59%) XenApp
2 2 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (21.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (11.21%) Oracle
2 10 (8.62%) HP
3 8 (6.90%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.45%) Cisco
4 4 (3.45%) IBM
5 3 (2.59%) AppSense
5 3 (2.59%) Citrix
6 2 (1.72%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.72%) SAP
6 2 (1.72%) Sybase
7 1 (0.86%) ATG
7 1 (0.86%) Capita
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