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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 100 90 98
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 68 68 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.69% 1.75% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 1.86% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 42 29
Average daily rate £325 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £158 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £32.36 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.43 £35.50 £110.00
% change year-on-year
-62.18% -67.72%
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
3792 3653 2908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.30% 94.10% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2284 1933 1536
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 223 208
Average hourly rate £18.80 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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
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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -9 33 £300 +11.11% 18
Cheshire +2 13 £320 +9.40% 4
Merseyside -5 8 £338 +43.61%
Lancashire -2 4 £225 -16.04%
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 54 (34.39%) SQL
2 52 (33.12%) Software Testing
3 46 (29.30%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (28.03%) Test Scripting
5 33 (21.02%) HP Quality Center
6 32 (20.38%) QA
6 32 (20.38%) SQL Server
7 29 (18.47%) User Acceptance Testing
8 27 (17.20%) Security Cleared
8 27 (17.20%) Defect Management
9 25 (15.92%) Performance Testing
9 25 (15.92%) ISTQB
10 24 (15.29%) Waterfall
11 23 (14.65%) SC Cleared
11 23 (14.65%) Oracle
11 23 (14.65%) ISEB
11 23 (14.65%) Finance
12 22 (14.01%) HP UFT
13 21 (13.38%) Java
13 21 (13.38%) JIRA
14 20 (12.74%) Selenium
14 20 (12.74%) Functional Testing
14 20 (12.74%) Regression Testing
14 20 (12.74%) Microsoft
15 17 (10.83%) CRM
15 17 (10.83%) BDD
15 17 (10.83%) Test Management
15 17 (10.83%) Manual Testing
16 16 (10.19%) Cucumber
16 16 (10.19%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 5 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.91%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (1.91%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (3.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.27%) MS Office
2 2 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.46%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (3.82%) Magento
3 5 (3.18%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (2.55%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (1.91%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (1.91%) SAP BPC
6 2 (1.27%) SAP HR
6 2 (1.27%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.64%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.91%) FTP
1 3 (1.91%) HTTP
1 3 (1.91%) Skype
1 3 (1.91%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.64%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (20.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.10%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.27%) DB2
4 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.64%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (14.01%) HP UFT
2 21 (13.38%) JIRA
3 20 (12.74%) Selenium
4 16 (10.19%) Cucumber
5 12 (7.64%) WebDriver
6 10 (6.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (5.73%) Jenkins
8 7 (4.46%) Toad
9 6 (3.82%) eggPlant
10 5 (3.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (2.55%) LoadRunner
11 4 (2.55%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.91%) SoapUI
12 3 (1.91%) TestDirector
13 2 (1.27%) JMeter
13 2 (1.27%) SpecFlow
14 1 (0.64%) ClearCase
14 1 (0.64%) FitNesse
14 1 (0.64%) MSTest
14 1 (0.64%) Subversion
General
1 23 (14.65%) Finance
2 16 (10.19%) Retail
3 8 (5.10%) Banking
4 4 (2.55%) Billing
5 3 (1.91%) Military
6 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.27%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.64%) Advertising
7 1 (0.64%) Electronics
7 1 (0.64%) Games
7 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Law
7 1 (0.64%) Legal
7 1 (0.64%) Marketing
7 1 (0.64%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.28%) WebCenter
1 13 (8.28%) XML
2 11 (7.01%) .NET
3 6 (3.82%) SOAP
4 3 (1.91%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.27%) Web Services
5 2 (1.27%) WinForms
6 1 (0.64%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.64%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.10%) Algorithms
3 3 (1.91%) Fat Client
3 3 (1.91%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.91%) NHS
3 3 (1.91%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.27%) Data Extraction
4 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.64%) iPad
5 1 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.64%) Psychology
5 1 (0.64%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.19%) Windows
2 6 (3.82%) Unix
2 6 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.91%) Linux
3 3 (1.91%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.91%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.64%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (33.12%) Software Testing
2 46 (29.30%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (28.03%) Test Scripting
4 29 (18.47%) User Acceptance Testing
5 27 (17.20%) Defect Management
6 25 (15.92%) Performance Testing
7 24 (15.29%) Waterfall
8 20 (12.74%) Functional Testing
8 20 (12.74%) Regression Testing
9 17 (10.83%) BDD
9 17 (10.83%) CRM
9 17 (10.83%) Manual Testing
9 17 (10.83%) Test Management
10 13 (8.28%) Automated Testing
11 12 (7.64%) Information Assurance
11 12 (7.64%) Integration Testing
11 12 (7.64%) Migration
11 12 (7.64%) Security Testing
11 12 (7.64%) Test Automation
12 11 (7.01%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (34.39%) SQL
2 21 (13.38%) Java
3 15 (9.55%) C#
3 15 (9.55%) Ruby
4 10 (6.37%) PL/SQL
5 8 (5.10%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.18%) PHP
7 4 (2.55%) C++
7 4 (2.55%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (17.20%) Security Cleared
2 25 (15.92%) ISTQB
3 23 (14.65%) ISEB
3 23 (14.65%) SC Cleared
4 15 (9.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.55%) Degree
6 3 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.64%) MCP
7 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.64%) OCP
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.64%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (20.38%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.91%) vSphere
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 33 (21.02%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 23 (14.65%) Oracle
2 20 (12.74%) Microsoft
3 15 (9.55%) Citrix
3 15 (9.55%) HP
4 13 (8.28%) IBM
5 9 (5.73%) VMware
6 8 (5.10%) SAP
7 1 (0.64%) Facebook
7 1 (0.64%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.64%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.64%) Kony
7 1 (0.64%) Pega
7 1 (0.64%) Telerik
7 1 (0.64%) Twitter
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