The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford 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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 44 27 28
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 5 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.17% 0.58% 3.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 0.62% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Average daily rate
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£295 £175 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.57% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £300 £302
% change year-on-year
-0.83% -0.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £34.06 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-55.95% +46.47%
Test Analyst
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford 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
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
394 162 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 92.06% 94.74% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 95 135
Average daily rate £463 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.82% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 9 14
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.09 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.98% -19.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £39.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) JIRA
2 4 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) ISEB
3 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 3 (37.50%) Marketing
3 3 (37.50%) QA
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (25.00%) System Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (25.00%) Aprimo
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (25.00%) Adobe
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Marketo
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) User Stories
5 1 (12.50%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) .NET
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) IIS
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
General
1 3 (37.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Aprimo
2 2 (25.00%) Adobe
2 2 (25.00%) Marketo
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft