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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 93 79 83
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 47 55 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.45% 1.96% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 2.13% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 37
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£298 £256 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.09% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £214 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £295
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Average hourly rate £31.56 £31.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.53 £31.56 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-28.60% +46.76%
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
2962 2582 2869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.31% 91.79% 92.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1750 1253 1448
Average daily rate £360 £330 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 204 186
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.65 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 October 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 October 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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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 +7 21 £294 +26.23% 14
Cheshire -5 12 £320 +30.61% 6
Lancashire -14 9 £269 - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 27 (31.03%) SQL
2 26 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (26.44%) Software Testing
4 22 (25.29%) ISEB
4 22 (25.29%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (20.69%) Test Scripting
6 15 (17.24%) Windows
7 14 (16.09%) Selenium
8 13 (14.94%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (14.94%) System Testing
9 12 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (13.79%) Performance Testing
9 12 (13.79%) QA
9 12 (13.79%) Automated Testing
9 12 (13.79%) Finance
10 11 (12.64%) ISTQB
10 11 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (11.49%) Integration Testing
11 10 (11.49%) Manual Testing
11 10 (11.49%) JIRA
11 10 (11.49%) IVR
12 9 (10.34%) Web Services
12 9 (10.34%) QuickTest Pro
13 8 (9.20%) Oracle
13 8 (9.20%) .NET
13 8 (9.20%) Retail
13 8 (9.20%) Test Automation
14 7 (8.05%) UNIX
14 7 (8.05%) HP
15 6 (6.90%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (1.15%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.15%) CICS
1 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) MS Office
2 1 (1.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) CSG Singleview
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.15%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) GSM
1 3 (3.45%) VoIP
1 3 (3.45%) HTTP
2 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.30%) PuTTY
2 2 (2.30%) FTP
2 2 (2.30%) SMS
3 1 (1.15%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.75%) SQL Server
1 5 (5.75%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.30%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.15%) Adabas
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (16.09%) Selenium
2 12 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (11.49%) JIRA
4 9 (10.34%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (6.90%) LoadRunner
6 5 (5.75%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.45%) MSTest
8 2 (2.30%) TestComplete
8 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.30%) Toad
8 2 (2.30%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.15%) TestDirector
9 1 (1.15%) JMeter
9 1 (1.15%) Sahi
9 1 (1.15%) OpenSTA
9 1 (1.15%) RSpec
9 1 (1.15%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.15%) LoadUI
9 1 (1.15%) Selenium IDE
General
1 12 (13.79%) Finance
2 8 (9.20%) Retail
3 5 (5.75%) Banking
4 3 (3.45%) Billing
5 2 (2.30%) Local Government
5 2 (2.30%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.30%) Back Office
5 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.30%) Games
6 1 (1.15%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.34%) Web Services
2 8 (9.20%) .NET
3 3 (3.45%) SOAP
3 3 (3.45%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.30%) HTML
4 2 (2.30%) J2EE
4 2 (2.30%) XML
5 1 (1.15%) Flash
5 1 (1.15%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.15%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.15%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.49%) IVR
3 4 (4.60%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.30%) Open Source
5 1 (1.15%) iPad
5 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.15%) User Experience
5 1 (1.15%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.15%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.24%) Windows
2 7 (8.05%) UNIX
3 4 (4.60%) Android
3 4 (4.60%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.15%) Linux
5 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.15%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.89%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (26.44%) Software Testing
3 18 (20.69%) Test Scripting
4 13 (14.94%) System Testing
4 13 (14.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (13.79%) Performance Testing
5 12 (13.79%) Automated Testing
6 10 (11.49%) Integration Testing
6 10 (11.49%) Manual Testing
7 8 (9.20%) Test Automation
8 6 (6.90%) Automation Testing
8 6 (6.90%) Regression Testing
9 5 (5.75%) Security Testing
9 5 (5.75%) Waterfall
10 4 (4.60%) Test Strategy
10 4 (4.60%) Test Management
10 4 (4.60%) V-Model
10 4 (4.60%) Release Management
10 4 (4.60%) Load Testing
10 4 (4.60%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.03%) SQL
2 3 (3.45%) Java
3 2 (2.30%) C#
3 2 (2.30%) VB
3 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.15%) C
4 1 (1.15%) Ruby
4 1 (1.15%) Scala
4 1 (1.15%) C++
4 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (25.29%) ISEB
2 11 (12.64%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.75%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.60%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.79%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (25.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (9.20%) Oracle
2 7 (8.05%) HP
3 6 (6.90%) AppSense
4 5 (5.75%) Citrix
4 5 (5.75%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.60%) VMware
6 1 (1.15%) hybris
6 1 (1.15%) SAP
6 1 (1.15%) Siebel
6 1 (1.15%) IBM
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