The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Shropshire region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 36 33 27
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 9 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 2.81% 3.15% 2.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.08% 3.36% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £275 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.16% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.97 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+54.82% +33.33%
Test Analyst
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Shropshire 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
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
292 238 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 91.25% 93.70% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 70 68
Median daily rate £400 £368 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +33.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Median hourly rate £21.47 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.14% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

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 Shropshire region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
Telford -7 9 £275 -15.38%
Test Analyst
West Midlands

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 Shropshire region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 14 (73.68%) ISTQB
2 13 (68.42%) ISEB
2 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 13 (68.42%) Oracle
2 13 (68.42%) Unix
2 13 (68.42%) Test Scripting
3 12 (63.16%) Windows
3 12 (63.16%) XML
4 11 (57.89%) Java
4 11 (57.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (52.63%) webMethods
6 9 (47.37%) Toad
6 9 (47.37%) WebLogic
7 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
8 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (21.05%) JIRA
9 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
9 4 (21.05%) COBOL
10 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
10 3 (15.79%) Selenium
10 3 (15.79%) Gatling
10 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
10 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
10 3 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
11 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
11 2 (10.53%) Open Source
11 2 (10.53%) Confluence
11 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (10.53%) QA
11 2 (10.53%) Mainframe

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (47.37%) WebLogic
2 2 (10.53%) Confluence
3 1 (5.26%) Documentum
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Toad
2 4 (21.05%) JIRA
3 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
3 3 (15.79%) Gatling
3 3 (15.79%) Selenium
4 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.26%) StarTeam
5 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) XML
2 2 (10.53%) JSON
2 2 (10.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Unix
2 12 (63.16%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) AIX
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Test Scripting
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Open Source
4 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Coaching
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (5.26%) Smoke Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 11 (57.89%) Java
3 4 (21.05%) COBOL
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) ISTQB
2 13 (68.42%) ISEB
3 11 (57.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) MCITP
6 1 (5.26%) MCSA
6 1 (5.26%) MCSE
6 1 (5.26%) MCTS
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (5.26%) Netcool
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Oracle
2 10 (52.63%) webMethods
3 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) SAP
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) Intel Security
5 1 (5.26%) Pega
5 1 (5.26%) Veritas