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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 71 83 75
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 76 46 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.09% 1.50% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 1.61% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 31 16
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£294 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £216 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £325 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £23.00 £31.56 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.11% +162.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £30.19 £17.58
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +71.72%
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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
3386 2864 2322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.30% 93.47% 93.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1974 1544 1102
Average daily rate £375 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £523 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 168 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 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
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 2 July 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 -11 28 £300 - 11
Lancashire +24 17 £270 - 4
Merseyside -5 15 £169 -44.67% 1
Cheshire -8 7 £313 +20.19% 5
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England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 52 (38.24%) Test Scripting
2 34 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 30 (22.06%) ISEB
4 29 (21.32%) Integration Testing
5 28 (20.59%) SQL
6 27 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (17.65%) ISTQB
8 23 (16.91%) Finance
9 22 (16.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 21 (15.44%) Software Testing
11 19 (13.97%) QA
11 19 (13.97%) Security Cleared
12 18 (13.24%) HP
13 17 (12.50%) Oracle
14 15 (11.03%) System Testing
14 15 (11.03%) Functional Testing
15 14 (10.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 13 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (9.56%) Windows
16 13 (9.56%) Banking
17 12 (8.82%) Migration
17 12 (8.82%) System Integration Testing
17 12 (8.82%) SDLC
18 11 (8.09%) Test Management
18 11 (8.09%) SC Cleared
18 11 (8.09%) Validation
18 11 (8.09%) Regression Testing
19 10 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
19 10 (7.35%) Manual Testing
20 9 (6.62%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 6 (4.41%) SAS
2 3 (2.21%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.68%) SAP HR
2 2 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.74%) Maximo
3 1 (0.74%) Magento
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.68%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.47%) SMS
2 1 (0.74%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.94%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.94%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 3 (2.21%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.21%) MySQL
3 3 (2.21%) Base SAS
4 2 (1.47%) Essbase
4 2 (1.47%) DB2
4 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.47%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.47%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.74%) Big Data
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (5.88%) SoapUI
2 6 (4.41%) Selenium
3 5 (3.68%) LoadRunner
3 5 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.94%) JIRA
4 4 (2.94%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (2.21%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.47%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.47%) Toad
6 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.74%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.74%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.74%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.74%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.74%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (0.74%) Selenium IDE
General
1 23 (16.91%) Finance
2 13 (9.56%) Banking
3 6 (4.41%) Retail
4 4 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.21%) Billing
6 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.74%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.15%) .NET
2 5 (3.68%) SOAP
2 5 (3.68%) XML
2 5 (3.68%) WebCenter
3 4 (2.94%) Web Services
4 3 (2.21%) Middleware
5 2 (1.47%) HTML
6 1 (0.74%) RESTful
6 1 (0.74%) J2EE
6 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.21%) NHS
3 2 (1.47%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.47%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (1.47%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.74%) IVR
4 1 (0.74%) Statistics
4 1 (0.74%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.56%) Windows
2 9 (6.62%) UNIX
3 6 (4.41%) Linux
4 5 (3.68%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.21%) AIX
5 3 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.47%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (38.24%) Test Scripting
2 29 (21.32%) Integration Testing
3 27 (19.85%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (16.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (15.44%) Software Testing
6 15 (11.03%) System Testing
6 15 (11.03%) Functional Testing
7 12 (8.82%) System Integration Testing
7 12 (8.82%) SDLC
7 12 (8.82%) Migration
8 11 (8.09%) Validation
8 11 (8.09%) Regression Testing
8 11 (8.09%) Test Management
9 10 (7.35%) Manual Testing
10 9 (6.62%) Test Strategy
11 8 (5.88%) Test Automation
11 8 (5.88%) Scrum
12 7 (5.15%) V-Model
12 7 (5.15%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 7 (5.15%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.59%) SQL
2 8 (5.88%) Java
3 7 (5.15%) C
4 3 (2.21%) C#
5 1 (0.74%) Ruby
5 1 (0.74%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 30 (22.06%) ISEB
2 24 (17.65%) ISTQB
3 19 (13.97%) Security Cleared
4 14 (10.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (8.09%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.21%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.47%) Degree
7 2 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.97%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.21%) XenApp
2 2 (1.47%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 34 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (13.24%) HP
2 17 (12.50%) Oracle
3 9 (6.62%) IBM
4 8 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 5 (3.68%) SAP
6 4 (2.94%) Cisco
7 3 (2.21%) Citrix
7 3 (2.21%) Hyperion
7 3 (2.21%) AppSense
7 3 (2.21%) Teradata
8 2 (1.47%) ATG
8 2 (1.47%) hybris
8 2 (1.47%) Siebel
8 2 (1.47%) Sybase
9 1 (0.74%) Dell
9 1 (0.74%) Capita
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