The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire 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 26 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 38 32 23
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 7 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.55% 2.30% 2.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 2.54% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £94.53 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-72.23% +186.44%
Test Analyst
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire 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
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
413 276 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 91.17% 90.49% 91.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 148 118
Average daily rate £425 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 16
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Analyst across the Northamptonshire region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst across the Northamptonshire region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -11 3 £325 +8.33% 1
Test Analyst
East Midlands

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 9 (75.00%) ISEB
2 8 (66.67%) SAP
2 8 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (41.67%) Degree
5 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) Retail
6 3 (25.00%) SAP Implementation
7 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
7 2 (16.67%) TDD
7 2 (16.67%) Web Services
7 2 (16.67%) SOA
7 2 (16.67%) IBM
7 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 2 (16.67%) BDD
7 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
7 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 1 (8.33%) System Testing
8 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
8 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
8 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
8 1 (8.33%) Finance
8 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP SD
1 1 (8.33%) SAP FI
1 1 (8.33%) SAP MM
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Retail
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (8.33%) Maven
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) SAP Implementation
4 2 (16.67%) SOA
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) Logistics
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) ISEB
2 8 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 5 (41.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) SAP
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle