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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 78 97 76
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 83 44 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.19% 1.35% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 1.43% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 34 24
Average daily rate £285 £275 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £159 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £339 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £34.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £34.06
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.90%
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
3564 3084 2661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.04% 94.28% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2143 1714 1351
Average daily rate £386 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 186 201
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.50 £41.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 +16 56 £280 +1.81% 11
Merseyside +4 16 £338 +35.00% 1
Cheshire -8 5 £298 +8.18% 3
Lancashire +3 4 £300 +23.45% 3
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 76 (35.19%) SQL
2 59 (27.31%) Test Scripting
3 53 (24.54%) HP Quality Center
4 51 (23.61%) User Acceptance Testing
5 48 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (21.76%) QA
7 46 (21.30%) Software Testing
8 43 (19.91%) Finance
9 39 (18.06%) SQL Server
10 36 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 35 (16.20%) ISEB
12 34 (15.74%) Oracle
13 32 (14.81%) Performance Testing
14 30 (13.89%) Migration
15 29 (13.43%) ISTQB
16 28 (12.96%) Selenium
16 28 (12.96%) Security Cleared
16 28 (12.96%) Windows
16 28 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
17 25 (11.57%) Defect Management
17 25 (11.57%) Functional Testing
18 24 (11.11%) ETL
18 24 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
19 23 (10.65%) Waterfall
20 22 (10.19%) SC Cleared
20 22 (10.19%) Manual Testing
20 22 (10.19%) Automated Testing
20 22 (10.19%) Retail
21 21 (9.72%) Automation Testing
22 20 (9.26%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 (2.31%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.85%) SAS
2 4 (1.85%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.93%) LiveLink
5 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.46%) CICS
5 1 (0.46%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (6.48%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (3.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (2.31%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (2.31%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (2.31%) SAP HR
4 4 (1.85%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (1.85%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (1.39%) HFM
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.93%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.93%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.93%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.46%) Magento
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.46%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.93%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.39%) FTP
1 3 (1.39%) HTTP
1 3 (1.39%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.46%) 3G
2 1 (0.46%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.46%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (18.06%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.02%) Oracle Database
3 11 (5.09%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.31%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.85%) DB2
6 3 (1.39%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.93%) Base SAS
7 2 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.93%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.46%) DataStage
8 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.46%) QlikView
8 1 (0.46%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (12.96%) Selenium
2 24 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (9.26%) HP UFT
4 15 (6.94%) JIRA
5 13 (6.02%) Toad
6 12 (5.56%) Cucumber
7 10 (4.63%) Visual Studio
8 9 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (3.24%) Appium
9 7 (3.24%) LoadRunner
9 7 (3.24%) WebDriver
10 6 (2.78%) eggPlant
11 5 (2.31%) TestDirector
12 4 (1.85%) SoapUI
13 3 (1.39%) Git (software)
13 3 (1.39%) SpecFlow
14 2 (0.93%) Bugzilla
14 2 (0.93%) Jenkins
14 2 (0.93%) MSTest
14 2 (0.93%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 43 (19.91%) Finance
2 22 (10.19%) Retail
3 11 (5.09%) Banking
4 7 (3.24%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.31%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.85%) Billing
6 4 (1.85%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.39%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Electronics
8 1 (0.46%) Games
8 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Legal
8 1 (0.46%) Marketing
8 1 (0.46%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.48%) .NET
2 11 (5.09%) WebCenter
3 8 (3.70%) SOAP
4 2 (0.93%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.93%) WinForms
4 2 (0.93%) XML
5 1 (0.46%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.46%) COM
5 1 (0.46%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.46%) JSON
5 1 (0.46%) REST
5 1 (0.46%) Web Services
5 1 (0.46%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.63%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.31%) NHS
4 4 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.39%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.93%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.46%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.46%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.46%) iPad
7 1 (0.46%) Life Science
7 1 (0.46%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.46%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.46%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.46%) PKI
7 1 (0.46%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (12.96%) Windows
2 8 (3.70%) Unix
3 7 (3.24%) Android
3 7 (3.24%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.78%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.31%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.46%) Linux
6 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (27.31%) Test Scripting
2 51 (23.61%) User Acceptance Testing
3 48 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (21.30%) Software Testing
5 32 (14.81%) Performance Testing
6 30 (13.89%) Migration
7 25 (11.57%) Defect Management
7 25 (11.57%) Functional Testing
8 24 (11.11%) ETL
9 23 (10.65%) Waterfall
10 22 (10.19%) Automated Testing
10 22 (10.19%) Manual Testing
11 21 (9.72%) Automation Testing
12 19 (8.80%) Data Migration
12 19 (8.80%) System Testing
12 19 (8.80%) Test Automation
13 16 (7.41%) System Integration Testing
13 16 (7.41%) Test Strategy
14 15 (6.94%) Test Management
15 14 (6.48%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 76 (35.19%) SQL
2 14 (6.48%) Java
3 9 (4.17%) C#
4 8 (3.70%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.31%) C++
5 5 (2.31%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.93%) ANSI SQL
6 2 (0.93%) VB
7 1 (0.46%) Perl
7 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.46%) Python
7 1 (0.46%) R
7 1 (0.46%) Ruby
7 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (16.20%) ISEB
2 29 (13.43%) ISTQB
3 28 (12.96%) Security Cleared
4 22 (10.19%) SC Cleared
5 16 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.85%) Degree
7 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.46%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (21.76%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 53 (24.54%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.39%) SCCM
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 36 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 34 (15.74%) Oracle
3 20 (9.26%) HP
4 17 (7.87%) Citrix
5 11 (5.09%) IBM
5 11 (5.09%) SAP
6 10 (4.63%) VMware
7 3 (1.39%) Tableau
8 2 (0.93%) Baan
8 2 (0.93%) Infor
8 2 (0.93%) OpenText
8 2 (0.93%) Siebel
8 2 (0.93%) Talend
8 2 (0.93%) Telerik
9 1 (0.46%) Facebook
9 1 (0.46%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.46%) Informatica
9 1 (0.46%) MEDITECH
9 1 (0.46%) Metastorm
9 1 (0.46%) Twitter
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