The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 91 88 92
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 46 32 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.45% 1.33% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 1.42% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 22
Average daily rate £310 £281 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% -6.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £153 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £425 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £286
% change year-on-year
- +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £34.06 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £110.00 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+450.00% -16.66%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2915 2248 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.87% 93.36% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 1068 1362
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 183 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.47 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Analyst
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 24 £288 +5.21% 4
Cheshire -13 11 £310 +6.43% 3
Merseyside - 9 £310 - 2
Lancashire -21 5 £263 -8.69%
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 37 (34.91%) Test Scripting
2 32 (30.19%) SQL
3 30 (28.30%) ISEB
4 20 (18.87%) NHS
5 19 (17.92%) QA
6 18 (16.98%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (15.09%) Finance
8 15 (14.15%) Software Testing
9 13 (12.26%) Security Cleared
10 11 (10.38%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (10.38%) Selenium
10 11 (10.38%) Manual Testing
10 11 (10.38%) Migration
11 10 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (9.43%) Automated Testing
11 10 (9.43%) ISTQB
11 10 (9.43%) Windows
11 10 (9.43%) Test Strategy
12 9 (8.49%) SC Cleared
12 9 (8.49%) UNIX
12 9 (8.49%) SQL Server
12 9 (8.49%) SOAP
12 9 (8.49%) Mainframe
13 8 (7.55%) Citrix
13 8 (7.55%) IBM
13 8 (7.55%) Microsoft
13 8 (7.55%) Web Services
13 8 (7.55%) .NET
13 8 (7.55%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (7.55%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (1.89%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.94%) SAS
3 1 (0.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (6.60%) MS Office
2 3 (2.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) CSG Singleview
1 3 (2.83%) Maximo
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.89%) SMS
1 2 (1.89%) HTTP
2 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.94%) Extranet
2 1 (0.94%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.49%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.66%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.77%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.89%) MySQL
5 2 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.94%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 11 (10.38%) Selenium
2 6 (5.66%) AdminStudio
3 4 (3.77%) JUnit
3 4 (3.77%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.83%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.89%) JIRA
5 2 (1.89%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.89%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.94%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.94%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.94%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (0.94%) WebLOAD
6 1 (0.94%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.94%) Toad
6 1 (0.94%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.94%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.94%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.94%) StarTeam
General
1 16 (15.09%) Finance
2 7 (6.60%) Local Government
3 4 (3.77%) Banking
3 4 (3.77%) Retail
4 3 (2.83%) Billing
4 3 (2.83%) Back Office
5 2 (1.89%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.89%) Games
6 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.49%) SOAP
2 8 (7.55%) Web Services
2 8 (7.55%) .NET
3 3 (2.83%) WSDL
4 2 (1.89%) J2EE
4 2 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.87%) NHS
2 9 (8.49%) Mainframe
3 5 (4.72%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Telematics
5 1 (0.94%) LIMS
5 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.43%) Windows
2 9 (8.49%) UNIX
3 8 (7.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (34.91%) Test Scripting
2 18 (16.98%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (14.15%) Software Testing
4 11 (10.38%) Manual Testing
4 11 (10.38%) Migration
5 10 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (9.43%) Automated Testing
5 10 (9.43%) Test Strategy
6 8 (7.55%) Scrum
6 8 (7.55%) System Testing
7 7 (6.60%) Performance Testing
8 6 (5.66%) Compatibility Testing
8 6 (5.66%) TDD
8 6 (5.66%) Integration Testing
8 6 (5.66%) Web Testing
9 5 (4.72%) Test Automation
9 5 (4.72%) Unit Testing
9 5 (4.72%) Regression Testing
10 4 (3.77%) Validation
10 4 (3.77%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 32 (30.19%) SQL
2 7 (6.60%) Java
3 6 (5.66%) VBScript
3 6 (5.66%) VB
3 6 (5.66%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.77%) C#
5 3 (2.83%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (28.30%) ISEB
2 13 (12.26%) Security Cleared
3 10 (9.43%) ISTQB
4 9 (8.49%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.72%) Degree
6 3 (2.83%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.92%) QA
2 4 (3.77%) WAI
3 3 (2.83%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (7.55%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (5.66%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.66%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (10.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (7.55%) Citrix
1 8 (7.55%) IBM
1 8 (7.55%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.60%) Oracle
2 7 (6.60%) HP
3 6 (5.66%) AppSense
4 2 (1.89%) SAP
4 2 (1.89%) iSOFT
4 2 (1.89%) Cerner
5 1 (0.94%) MEDITECH
5 1 (0.94%) ATG
5 1 (0.94%) VMware
5 1 (0.94%) Kofax
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