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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 35 25 25
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 12 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.11% 4.96% 2.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.31% 5.28% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 7
Average daily rate
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£330 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.77% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £165 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £301 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.03% +39.00%
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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
363 322 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 94.04% 93.88% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 190 137
Average daily rate £425 £395 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% -4.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 18
Average hourly rate £13.50 £11.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.94 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 11 (57.89%) SQL
1 11 (57.89%) ISEB
2 10 (52.63%) Oracle
3 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
4 6 (31.58%) UNIX
4 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
5 5 (26.32%) SAP
5 5 (26.32%) Degree
6 4 (21.05%) JIRA
6 4 (21.05%) Endeca
6 4 (21.05%) PL/SQL
6 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
6 4 (21.05%) User Stories
6 4 (21.05%) Test Management
6 4 (21.05%) System Testing
7 3 (15.79%) SAP Implementation
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
7 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
8 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Finance
9 1 (5.26%) Windows
9 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
9 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
9 1 (5.26%) SAP SD
9 1 (5.26%) SAP FI
9 1 (5.26%) SAP MM
9 1 (5.26%) Project Management

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP SD
1 1 (5.26%) SAP FI
1 1 (5.26%) SAP MM
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) JIRA
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Billing
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) UNIX
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
3 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
3 4 (21.05%) Test Management
3 4 (21.05%) System Testing
3 4 (21.05%) User Stories
4 3 (15.79%) SAP Implementation
4 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.26%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
6 1 (5.26%) SDLC
6 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) ISEB
2 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
3 5 (26.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Oracle
2 5 (26.32%) SAP
3 4 (21.05%) Endeca