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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 99 97 75
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 44 39 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.36% 1.33% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 1.45% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 46
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£294 £254 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.96% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £324 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £290
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Average hourly rate £31.56 £31.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £29.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.16% +37.20%
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
2949 2697 3072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.19% 91.67% 92.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1706 1339 1544
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £222 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 192 215
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 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -10 16 £288 +11.65% 7
Cheshire 0 15 £320 +28.00% 5
Lancashire -17 9 £244 - 1
Merseyside - 2 £290 -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (33.33%) SQL
2 29 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (28.89%) Software Testing
4 23 (25.56%) ISEB
5 22 (24.44%) HP Quality Center
6 21 (23.33%) Test Scripting
7 17 (18.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (15.56%) QA
9 13 (14.44%) Automated Testing
9 13 (14.44%) Windows
9 13 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (13.33%) System Testing
10 12 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (13.33%) Finance
10 12 (13.33%) Selenium
10 12 (13.33%) JIRA
10 12 (13.33%) Performance Testing
11 11 (12.22%) Integration Testing
11 11 (12.22%) ISTQB
12 10 (11.11%) IVR
12 10 (11.11%) Retail
12 10 (11.11%) Oracle
12 10 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
13 9 (10.00%) .NET
13 9 (10.00%) Manual Testing
13 9 (10.00%) Automation Testing
14 8 (8.89%) Test Strategy
14 8 (8.89%) Web Services
14 8 (8.89%) HP
14 8 (8.89%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (1.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.11%) CICS
1 1 (1.11%) CMS
1 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.56%) CSG Singleview
2 3 (3.33%) Maximo
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.33%) GSM
1 3 (3.33%) VoIP
1 3 (3.33%) HTTP
2 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.22%) PuTTY
2 2 (2.22%) FTP
2 2 (2.22%) SMS
3 1 (1.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.11%) Adabas
5 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (13.33%) JIRA
1 12 (13.33%) Selenium
1 12 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (6.67%) LoadRunner
4 4 (4.44%) TestComplete
4 4 (4.44%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.33%) MSTest
6 2 (2.22%) Zephyr
6 2 (2.22%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.22%) Toad
7 1 (1.11%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.11%) JMeter
7 1 (1.11%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.11%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.11%) LoadUI
7 1 (1.11%) Sahi
7 1 (1.11%) OpenSTA
7 1 (1.11%) RSpec
General
1 12 (13.33%) Finance
2 10 (11.11%) Retail
3 6 (6.67%) Banking
4 3 (3.33%) Billing
5 2 (2.22%) Local Government
5 2 (2.22%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.22%) Back Office
5 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.11%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.00%) .NET
2 8 (8.89%) Web Services
3 3 (3.33%) SOAP
4 2 (2.22%) HTML
4 2 (2.22%) XML
5 1 (1.11%) Flash
5 1 (1.11%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.11%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.11%) J2EE
5 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.11%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.11%) IVR
3 4 (4.44%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.11%) Mobile Games
4 1 (1.11%) NHS
4 1 (1.11%) Open Source
4 1 (1.11%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.11%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.44%) Windows
2 8 (8.89%) UNIX
3 3 (3.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.22%) Android
5 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.11%) Linux
5 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (32.22%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (28.89%) Software Testing
3 21 (23.33%) Test Scripting
4 17 (18.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (14.44%) Automated Testing
6 12 (13.33%) Performance Testing
6 12 (13.33%) System Testing
7 11 (12.22%) Integration Testing
8 9 (10.00%) Manual Testing
8 9 (10.00%) Automation Testing
9 8 (8.89%) Test Strategy
10 7 (7.78%) Test Automation
10 7 (7.78%) Security Testing
11 6 (6.67%) Load Testing
11 6 (6.67%) Waterfall
12 5 (5.56%) TDD
12 5 (5.56%) Scrum
12 5 (5.56%) Regression Testing
13 4 (4.44%) Release Management
13 4 (4.44%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 30 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (2.22%) VB
2 2 (2.22%) C#
2 2 (2.22%) Java
2 2 (2.22%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.11%) C
3 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.11%) C++
3 1 (1.11%) Ruby
3 1 (1.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (25.56%) ISEB
2 11 (12.22%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.56%) QA
2 1 (1.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (24.44%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (11.11%) Oracle
2 8 (8.89%) HP
3 5 (5.56%) Citrix
3 5 (5.56%) AppSense
4 4 (4.44%) VMware
5 3 (3.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.11%) SAP
6 1 (1.11%) IBM
6 1 (1.11%) Cerner
6 1 (1.11%) iSOFT
6 1 (1.11%) MEDITECH
6 1 (1.11%) hybris
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