The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland 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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 15 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 6.67% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 6.80% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate £275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -1.66%
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
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland 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
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103 93 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 98.10% 89.42% 97.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 49 28
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £105 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £355 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £10.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+280.95% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 13 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
County Antrim - 7 £275 -
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 6 (85.71%) Validation
1 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) VBScript
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Banking
1 6 (85.71%) Manual Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Data Validation
1 6 (85.71%) Non-Functional Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Enterprise Software
1 6 (85.71%) Defect Management
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) Trend Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 6 (85.71%) Banking
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Data Validation
1 6 (85.71%) Defect Management
1 6 (85.71%) Manual Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Non-Functional Testing
1 6 (85.71%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Trend Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center