The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Northern Ireland region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 18 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.96% - 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% - 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £325 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £27.50 £31.16
% change year-on-year
-19.09% -11.75%
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
95 82 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 93.14% 95.35% 91.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 42 41
Median daily rate £395 £213 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.88% -39.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £104 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Median hourly rate £17.00 £32.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.87% +106.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £32.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £32.00 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Northern Ireland region that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim - 1 £325 -
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) C#
1 7 (77.78%) Java
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) VBScript
2 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (66.67%) Validation
2 6 (66.67%) Banking
2 6 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Data Validation
2 6 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (66.67%) Defect Management
3 4 (44.44%) QA
4 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 2 (22.22%) Trend Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) SpecFlow
5 1 (11.11%) JIRA
5 1 (11.11%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
1 2 (22.22%) SpecFlow
1 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
2 1 (11.11%) Appium
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (66.67%) Banking
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Data Validation
2 6 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 6 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Validation
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
1 7 (77.78%) Java
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft