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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 98 83 102
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 46 48 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.34% 1.76% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 1.87% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 24 10
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£275 £305 £274
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% +11.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £204 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £347 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £34.06 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £94.53 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-72.23% +186.44%
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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
3160 2562 2180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.10% 93.71% 91.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1718 1309 1069
Average daily rate £365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 204 182
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.49 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -4 29 £288 - 15
Merseyside -7 10 £268 -1.38% 2
Cheshire -5 3 £275 -15.38% 3
Lancashire -11 3 £186 -27.41% 1
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 26 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (27.47%) Test Scripting
3 23 (25.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (24.18%) Integration Testing
4 22 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (21.98%) SQL
6 18 (19.78%) Oracle
6 18 (19.78%) ISTQB
7 16 (17.58%) System Testing
8 15 (16.48%) QA
8 15 (16.48%) Finance
8 15 (16.48%) ISEB
9 13 (14.29%) Software Testing
10 12 (13.19%) HP
10 12 (13.19%) Windows
11 11 (12.09%) Security Cleared
12 10 (10.99%) Java
12 10 (10.99%) Test Strategy
13 9 (9.89%) Test Automation
13 9 (9.89%) Selenium
13 9 (9.89%) Retail
14 8 (8.79%) Test Management
14 8 (8.79%) Manual Testing
14 8 (8.79%) SOAP
14 8 (8.79%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (7.69%) Web Services
15 7 (7.69%) Microsoft
15 7 (7.69%) Regression Testing
16 6 (6.59%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.10%) CMS
1 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.10%) Drupal
1 1 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) MS Office
2 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.10%) Agresso
3 1 (1.10%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.30%) HTTP
2 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.20%) PuTTY
2 2 (2.20%) FTP
3 1 (1.10%) GSM
3 1 (1.10%) VoIP
3 1 (1.10%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.49%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.10%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (9.89%) Selenium
2 8 (8.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (6.59%) Visual Studio
3 6 (6.59%) JIRA
3 6 (6.59%) SoapUI
4 5 (5.49%) LoadRunner
5 4 (4.40%) Toad
5 4 (4.40%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (3.30%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (3.30%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.20%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.10%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.10%) Hudson
8 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.10%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.10%) MSTest
General
1 15 (16.48%) Finance
2 9 (9.89%) Retail
3 6 (6.59%) Billing
4 5 (5.49%) Games
4 5 (5.49%) Banking
5 3 (3.30%) Back Office
6 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.10%) Advertising
7 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.79%) SOAP
2 7 (7.69%) Web Services
3 3 (3.30%) XML
3 3 (3.30%) .NET
4 2 (2.20%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.10%) J2EE
5 1 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.10%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.40%) IVR
2 3 (3.30%) NHS
2 3 (3.30%) Mainframe
2 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.10%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.10%) Life Science
3 1 (1.10%) Online Games
3 1 (1.10%) Open Source
3 1 (1.10%) iPad
3 1 (1.10%) EMV
3 1 (1.10%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (1.10%) EFT
3 1 (1.10%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.19%) Windows
2 4 (4.40%) Android
2 4 (4.40%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.40%) UNIX
3 3 (3.30%) Linux
4 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.47%) Test Scripting
2 23 (25.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (24.18%) Integration Testing
4 16 (17.58%) System Testing
5 13 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 10 (10.99%) Test Strategy
7 9 (9.89%) Test Automation
8 8 (8.79%) Manual Testing
8 8 (8.79%) Test Management
9 7 (7.69%) Regression Testing
10 6 (6.59%) Performance Testing
10 6 (6.59%) Web Testing
11 5 (5.49%) TDD
11 5 (5.49%) Scrum
11 5 (5.49%) Functional Testing
11 5 (5.49%) Automation Testing
12 4 (4.40%) BDD
12 4 (4.40%) Test Planning
12 4 (4.40%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.98%) SQL
2 10 (10.99%) Java
3 3 (3.30%) PL/SQL
3 3 (3.30%) C#
4 1 (1.10%) C++
4 1 (1.10%) VB
4 1 (1.10%) Ruby
4 1 (1.10%) Groovy
4 1 (1.10%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (19.78%) ISTQB
2 15 (16.48%) ISEB
3 11 (12.09%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.30%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.30%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.10%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.48%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 26 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (19.78%) Oracle
2 12 (13.19%) HP
3 7 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.20%) VMware
4 2 (2.20%) AppSense
5 1 (1.10%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.10%) Citrix
5 1 (1.10%) ATG
5 1 (1.10%) SAP
5 1 (1.10%) Siebel
5 1 (1.10%) IBM
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