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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 85 101 73
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 47 32 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.48% 1.12% 2.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.21% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 16 50
Average daily rate
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£300 £249 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.60% -11.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £208 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £280
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £31.56 £31.56 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £12.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+156.47% -44.18%
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
2938 2655 3025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.36% 92.54% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1634 1303 1553
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 198 219
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +4 23 £300 +10.09% 7
Cheshire +7 18 £281 +17.80% 3
Lancashire -9 6 £238 - 1
Merseyside - 3 £310 - 1
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 30 (31.58%) SQL
2 24 (25.26%) ISEB
3 23 (24.21%) Software Testing
3 23 (24.21%) Test Scripting
4 17 (17.89%) Finance
5 16 (16.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (13.68%) QA
8 12 (12.63%) .NET
8 12 (12.63%) Automated Testing
8 12 (12.63%) ISTQB
8 12 (12.63%) JIRA
8 12 (12.63%) Selenium
8 12 (12.63%) Integration Testing
9 11 (11.58%) Manual Testing
10 10 (10.53%) Windows
10 10 (10.53%) Retail
11 9 (9.47%) UNIX
11 9 (9.47%) System Testing
12 8 (8.42%) QuickTest Pro
12 8 (8.42%) Performance Testing
12 8 (8.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (8.42%) Test Strategy
12 8 (8.42%) Automation Testing
13 7 (7.37%) Oracle
13 7 (7.37%) CSG Singleview
13 7 (7.37%) Security Testing
13 7 (7.37%) Waterfall
13 7 (7.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (1.05%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.05%) CICS
1 1 (1.05%) CMS
Business Applications
1 7 (7.37%) CSG Singleview
2 3 (3.16%) Maximo
2 3 (3.16%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.21%) SMS
2 2 (2.11%) VoIP
2 2 (2.11%) GSM
2 2 (2.11%) HTTP
3 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.05%) DNS
3 1 (1.05%) PuTTY
3 1 (1.05%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.32%) SQL Server
1 6 (6.32%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.05%) Adabas
4 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (12.63%) JIRA
1 12 (12.63%) Selenium
2 8 (8.42%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (8.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.21%) Cucumber
3 4 (4.21%) LoadRunner
3 4 (4.21%) TestComplete
4 2 (2.11%) MSTest
4 2 (2.11%) Zephyr
5 1 (1.05%) LoadUI
5 1 (1.05%) Sahi
5 1 (1.05%) OpenSTA
5 1 (1.05%) RSpec
5 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.05%) Toad
5 1 (1.05%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.05%) JMeter
5 1 (1.05%) Bugzilla
General
1 17 (17.89%) Finance
2 10 (10.53%) Retail
3 6 (6.32%) Banking
4 5 (5.26%) Billing
5 3 (3.16%) Back Office
5 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.11%) Local Government
6 2 (2.11%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.05%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.05%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.63%) .NET
2 5 (5.26%) Web Services
3 2 (2.11%) HTML
4 1 (1.05%) XML
4 1 (1.05%) Flash
4 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.05%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.05%) J2EE
4 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.05%) JSP
4 1 (1.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.32%) IVR
2 4 (4.21%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.11%) NHS
4 1 (1.05%) Mobile Games
4 1 (1.05%) Telematics
4 1 (1.05%) Open Source
4 1 (1.05%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.05%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.53%) Windows
2 9 (9.47%) UNIX
3 3 (3.16%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.11%) Android
5 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.05%) Linux
5 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.21%) Software Testing
1 23 (24.21%) Test Scripting
2 16 (16.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (12.63%) Automated Testing
4 12 (12.63%) Integration Testing
5 11 (11.58%) Manual Testing
6 9 (9.47%) System Testing
7 8 (8.42%) Test Strategy
7 8 (8.42%) Automation Testing
7 8 (8.42%) Performance Testing
8 7 (7.37%) Waterfall
8 7 (7.37%) Security Testing
9 6 (6.32%) V-Model
9 6 (6.32%) Test Automation
9 6 (6.32%) Load Testing
9 6 (6.32%) TDD
10 5 (5.26%) Project Planning
10 5 (5.26%) Scrum
11 4 (4.21%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (31.58%) SQL
2 4 (4.21%) Java
3 3 (3.16%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.05%) VB
4 1 (1.05%) Ruby
4 1 (1.05%) Scala
4 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.05%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (25.26%) ISEB
2 12 (12.63%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.21%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.68%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.05%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (6.32%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (7.37%) Oracle
2 6 (6.32%) Citrix
3 4 (4.21%) AppSense
4 3 (3.16%) HP
4 3 (3.16%) VMware
5 2 (2.11%) Cerner
5 2 (2.11%) iSOFT
5 2 (2.11%) SAP
5 2 (2.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.05%) MEDITECH
6 1 (1.05%) hybris
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