The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 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 Northamptonshire 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 24 33 25
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 12 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.33% 1.85% 4.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.43% 1.99% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 8
Average daily rate
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£233 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.45% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £319 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £318 £290
% change year-on-year
-5.51% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £11.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+167.63% -42.50%
Job Titles Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
350 251 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 97.22% 92.62% 95.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 144 240
Average daily rate £400 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +5.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £532 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 16
Average hourly rate £12.00 £30.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +122.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £16.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.78 £35.00 £18.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
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East Midlands

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 July 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 July 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
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Job
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Northampton +5 10 £238 -13.63% 2
Kettering - - - -
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East Midlands

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 7 (33.33%) Retail
1 7 (33.33%) Selenium
2 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 6 (28.57%) Test Management
2 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 6 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 5 (23.81%) ISEB
3 5 (23.81%) TDD
3 5 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
3 5 (23.81%) BDD
3 5 (23.81%) Open Source
4 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
5 3 (14.29%) Banking
5 3 (14.29%) Finance
5 3 (14.29%) UNIX
5 3 (14.29%) CRM
5 3 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle
5 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 3 (14.29%) System Testing
5 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Data Extraction
6 2 (9.52%) QA
6 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
6 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP SD
1 1 (4.76%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Selenium
2 5 (23.81%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.52%) Toad
3 2 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (33.33%) Retail
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Open Source
2 2 (9.52%) Data Extraction
3 1 (4.76%) iPhone
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.76%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 6 (28.57%) Test Management
1 6 (28.57%) Test Scripting
1 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 5 (23.81%) BDD
2 5 (23.81%) TDD
3 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 3 (14.29%) System Testing
4 3 (14.29%) CRM
5 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
5 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
5 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
5 2 (9.52%) ERP
5 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.76%) Project Management
6 1 (4.76%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) ISEB
2 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) SAP