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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 48 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 9 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.53% - 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% - 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Average daily rate
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£300 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £290
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £29.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.16% +37.20%
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
563 453 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 95.59% 97.63% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 251 216
Average daily rate £350 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 37 49
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 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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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
Oxford - 3 £300 - 1
Thame - - - -
Test Analyst
South East

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 11 (52.38%) Test Scripting
2 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 9 (42.86%) Windows
3 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
4 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 6 (28.57%) ISEB
6 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (23.81%) QA
6 5 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (23.81%) Test Planning
6 5 (23.81%) Test Management
7 4 (19.05%) Business Analysis
7 4 (19.05%) Migration
7 4 (19.05%) WAN
8 3 (14.29%) Banking
8 3 (14.29%) Local Government
8 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
9 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
9 2 (9.52%) System Testing
9 2 (9.52%) User Stories
9 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (9.52%) Retail Banking
9 2 (9.52%) Retail
9 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (9.52%) Publishing
9 2 (9.52%) HP
9 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
9 2 (9.52%) SQL

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
1 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
2 3 (14.29%) Local Government
3 2 (9.52%) Retail Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 2 (9.52%) Publishing
4 1 (4.76%) Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.76%) Advertising
4 1 (4.76%) Electronics
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) DTV
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Test Scripting
2 7 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (23.81%) Test Management
3 5 (23.81%) Test Planning
4 4 (19.05%) Migration
4 4 (19.05%) Business Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 2 (9.52%) System Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) User Stories
7 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.76%) CRM
7 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.76%) Project Management
7 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) ISEB
1 6 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Symantec
2 1 (4.76%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft