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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 30 27 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 11 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.91% 3.60% 6.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.15% 3.79% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 4
Average daily rate
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£175 £316 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.66% +12.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.53 £31.56 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-28.60% +46.76%
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
349 264 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 92.33% 94.96% 96.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 131 153
Average daily rate £400 £301 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.11% -19.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 27
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.24 £30.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 October 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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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
Northampton -9 1 - - 1
Test Analyst
East Midlands

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (34.78%) Retail
1 8 (34.78%) Selenium
1 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
1 8 (34.78%) BDD
2 7 (30.43%) Test Management
2 7 (30.43%) TDD
3 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
4 5 (21.74%) Open Source
4 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
4 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
4 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
4 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
4 5 (21.74%) Scrum
4 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
5 4 (17.39%) ISEB
5 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.04%) JIRA
6 3 (13.04%) Banking
7 2 (8.70%) Finance
7 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (8.70%) Maven
7 2 (8.70%) BASE24
7 2 (8.70%) Project Management
7 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (8.70%) IBM
7 2 (8.70%) ERP
7 2 (8.70%) SOA

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 (8.70%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) BASE24
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Selenium
2 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
3 3 (13.04%) JIRA
4 2 (8.70%) Maven
4 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.35%) Toad
General
1 8 (34.78%) Retail
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
1 8 (34.78%) BDD
2 7 (30.43%) Test Management
2 7 (30.43%) TDD
3 5 (21.74%) Waterfall
3 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
3 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
3 5 (21.74%) Scrum
3 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
4 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.70%) ERP
5 2 (8.70%) SOA
5 2 (8.70%) Load Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.70%) Web Testing
5 2 (8.70%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) ISTQB
2 4 (17.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) IBM
1 2 (8.70%) SAP
2 1 (4.35%) RedPrairie
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) JDA