The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 45 43 39
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 8 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.51% 1.45% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.48% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 2
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£300 £325 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +62.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £280
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £19.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+63.92% -10.46%
Test Analyst
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire 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
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
510 472 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 96.05% 97.72% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 272 246
Average daily rate £350 £365 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +1.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 36 58
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.00 £23.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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
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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
Banbury - 5 £315 -
Oxford +5 2 £325 +3.17% 1
Thame - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Test Analyst
South East

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (52.63%) Test Scripting
2 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) Windows
3 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
4 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (26.32%) QA
5 5 (26.32%) Test Management
5 5 (26.32%) Test Planning
5 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (21.05%) ISEB
6 4 (21.05%) WAN
6 4 (21.05%) Migration
6 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
6 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
7 3 (15.79%) Local Government
7 3 (15.79%) Banking
7 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
8 2 (10.53%) SQL
8 2 (10.53%) Retail
8 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
8 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
8 2 (10.53%) System Testing
8 2 (10.53%) User Stories
8 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
9 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
9 1 (5.26%) Marketing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
1 1 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
2 3 (15.79%) Local Government
3 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Electronics
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.26%) Advertising
4 1 (5.26%) Publishing
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Test Scripting
2 6 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Test Management
3 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (26.32%) Test Planning
4 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) Migration
5 3 (15.79%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.53%) User Stories
6 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
6 2 (10.53%) System Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.26%) CRM
7 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.26%) Project Management
7 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ISEB
1 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) SAP
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.26%) HP
1 1 (5.26%) Symantec
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