The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire 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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 22 - 17
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 6 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 3.68% - 3.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.11% - 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£240 - £268
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
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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
146 66 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 89.57% 92.96% 97.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 33 61
Average daily rate £330 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £120 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £435 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.11%
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 Shropshire

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

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 8 (80.00%) UNIX
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) Oracle
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (50.00%) Java
4 5 (50.00%) WebLogic
4 5 (50.00%) XML
5 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
6 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Information Assurance
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) Documentum
6 2 (20.00%) Toad
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) webMethods
7 1 (10.00%) Linux
7 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Electronics
7 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
7 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (10.00%) V-Model
7 1 (10.00%) Use Case
7 1 (10.00%) Release Management

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 5 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (20.00%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) UNIX
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Information Assurance
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) V-Model
4 1 (10.00%) Use Case
4 1 (10.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) webMethods