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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 61 90 105
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 117 45 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.67% 1.45% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.85% 1.58% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 27 17
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£313 £294 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.47% +13.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £320 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.56 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-20.77% +162.95%
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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
4101 2852 2687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.54% 91.94% 92.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2473 1582 1330
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 182 206
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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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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 59 £300 +1.09% 16
Cheshire -10 22 £325 +15.55% 4
Lancashire +5 21 £350 +47.36% 7
Merseyside -4 9 £338 +8.87% 5
Cumbria - 1 £330 -
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Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 54 (29.19%) Test Scripting
2 46 (24.86%) HP Quality Center
3 44 (23.78%) SQL
4 37 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (16.76%) HP
6 30 (16.22%) Finance
7 29 (15.68%) User Acceptance Testing
8 28 (15.14%) ISEB
9 25 (13.51%) Oracle
9 25 (13.51%) Performance Testing
10 24 (12.97%) QA
10 24 (12.97%) Analytical Skills
11 23 (12.43%) Security Cleared
12 22 (11.89%) Integration Testing
12 22 (11.89%) ETL
13 20 (10.81%) System Integration Testing
14 18 (9.73%) Microsoft
14 18 (9.73%) Software Testing
14 18 (9.73%) ISTQB
14 18 (9.73%) Functional Testing
15 17 (9.19%) Manual Testing
15 17 (9.19%) System Testing
15 17 (9.19%) Selenium
16 16 (8.65%) Banking
16 16 (8.65%) Data Warehouse
16 16 (8.65%) Migration
16 16 (8.65%) Automation Testing
17 15 (8.11%) Test Strategy
18 14 (7.57%) Validation
19 13 (7.03%) SAP

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 10 (5.41%) SAS
2 3 (1.62%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.08%) LiveLink
Applications
1 9 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (4.86%) SAP HR
2 8 (4.32%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (2.16%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (1.62%) HFM
4 3 (1.62%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (1.62%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (1.08%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (1.08%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (1.08%) Agresso
5 2 (1.08%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.54%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.54%) Maximo
6 1 (0.54%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.54%) Primavera
6 1 (0.54%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.86%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.65%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (3.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.78%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.24%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 6 (3.24%) Base SAS
4 5 (2.70%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (2.16%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.62%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.62%) MySQL
7 2 (1.08%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.08%) DataStage
7 2 (1.08%) Essbase
7 2 (1.08%) DB2
7 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.08%) QlikView
8 1 (0.54%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (9.19%) Selenium
2 11 (5.95%) LoadRunner
2 11 (5.95%) SoapUI
3 8 (4.32%) Cucumber
4 7 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (3.78%) HP UFT
5 6 (3.24%) TestDirector
5 6 (3.24%) JIRA
6 5 (2.70%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.16%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (2.16%) Toad
8 3 (1.62%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.62%) eggPlant
8 3 (1.62%) Facilita Forecast
8 3 (1.62%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.62%) Appium
9 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (1.08%) JUnit
10 1 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
General
1 30 (16.22%) Finance
2 16 (8.65%) Banking
3 7 (3.78%) Retail
4 5 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.16%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.62%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.54%) Military
8 1 (0.54%) Billing
8 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.41%) SOAP
2 9 (4.86%) .NET
3 7 (3.78%) WebCenter
4 5 (2.70%) HTML
4 5 (2.70%) XML
4 5 (2.70%) Middleware
5 3 (1.62%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (1.62%) Web Services
6 2 (1.08%) J2EE
6 2 (1.08%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.08%) ODBC
7 1 (0.54%) RESTful
7 1 (0.54%) REST
7 1 (0.54%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.97%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.62%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.62%) Statistics
4 2 (1.08%) User Experience
5 1 (0.54%) IVR
5 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.54%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.54%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.54%) EMV
5 1 (0.54%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (0.54%) EFT
5 1 (0.54%) EFTPOS
5 1 (0.54%) NHS
5 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.03%) Windows
2 10 (5.41%) UNIX
3 5 (2.70%) Android
3 5 (2.70%) Windows 7
3 5 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.62%) AIX
4 3 (1.62%) Linux
5 2 (1.08%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (29.19%) Test Scripting
2 37 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (15.68%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (13.51%) Performance Testing
5 22 (11.89%) ETL
5 22 (11.89%) Integration Testing
6 20 (10.81%) System Integration Testing
7 18 (9.73%) Functional Testing
7 18 (9.73%) Software Testing
8 17 (9.19%) Manual Testing
8 17 (9.19%) System Testing
9 16 (8.65%) Automation Testing
9 16 (8.65%) Migration
10 15 (8.11%) Test Strategy
11 14 (7.57%) Validation
12 10 (5.41%) Scrum
12 10 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (5.41%) Test Automation
12 10 (5.41%) SDLC
13 9 (4.86%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 44 (23.78%) SQL
2 12 (6.49%) Java
3 9 (4.86%) C#
4 5 (2.70%) C
5 4 (2.16%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.62%) C++
7 2 (1.08%) Ruby
8 1 (0.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (15.14%) ISEB
2 23 (12.43%) Security Cleared
3 18 (9.73%) ISTQB
4 12 (6.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (5.95%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.62%) Degree
7 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.54%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.97%) QA
2 1 (0.54%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 3 (1.62%) XenApp
2 2 (1.08%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 46 (24.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (16.76%) HP
2 25 (13.51%) Oracle
3 18 (9.73%) Microsoft
4 13 (7.03%) SAP
5 11 (5.95%) IBM
6 5 (2.70%) Teradata
6 5 (2.70%) Tableau
7 4 (2.16%) Talend
7 4 (2.16%) Siebel
8 3 (1.62%) VMware
8 3 (1.62%) AppSense
8 3 (1.62%) Citrix
8 3 (1.62%) Hyperion
9 2 (1.08%) Informatica
9 2 (1.08%) Baan
9 2 (1.08%) Telerik
9 2 (1.08%) Sybase
9 2 (1.08%) OpenText
9 2 (1.08%) Infor
9 2 (1.08%) hybris
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