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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 27 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 10 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.39% 2.11% 3.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.55% 2.20% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Average daily rate £300 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £283 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £325 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £34.06
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.90%
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
282 410 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 95.59% 96.24% 92.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 249 156
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 22 18
Average hourly rate £8.50 £16.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.25% +15.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +14 3 £363 +11.53%
Test Analyst
East Midlands

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 10 (45.45%) Manual Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Retail
2 8 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 8 (36.36%) ISEB
3 7 (31.82%) Oracle
3 7 (31.82%) Web Testing
3 7 (31.82%) Functional Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 6 (27.27%) PL/SQL
4 6 (27.27%) SQL
4 6 (27.27%) Unix
5 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (22.73%) System Testing
6 4 (18.18%) SDLC
6 4 (18.18%) Issue Tracking
6 4 (18.18%) QA
6 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 4 (18.18%) CRM
6 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.64%) SSL
7 3 (13.64%) MVC
7 3 (13.64%) .NET
7 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
7 3 (13.64%) SOAP
7 3 (13.64%) Web Services
7 3 (13.64%) XML
7 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
7 3 (13.64%) WSDL
7 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.09%) Selenium
2 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
3 1 (4.55%) Toad
3 1 (4.55%) VersionOne
General
1 8 (36.36%) Retail
2 3 (13.64%) Billing
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
1 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
1 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
1 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 3 (13.64%) jQuery
1 3 (13.64%) RESTful
1 3 (13.64%) SOAP
1 3 (13.64%) Web Services
1 3 (13.64%) WSDL
1 3 (13.64%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Unix
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Manual Testing
2 7 (31.82%) Functional Testing
2 7 (31.82%) Web Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 5 (22.73%) System Testing
4 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (18.18%) CRM
5 4 (18.18%) Issue Tracking
5 4 (18.18%) SDLC
5 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
6 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
6 3 (13.64%) MVC
6 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
6 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
6 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
7 2 (9.09%) Data Management
7 2 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) PL/SQL
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) ISEB
1 8 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft