The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 16 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 8 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.41% 1.36% -
As % of the Job Titles category 5.88% 1.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate £334 £285 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.10% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.43 £35.50 £110.00
% change year-on-year
-62.18% -67.72%
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 Staffordshire 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
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
136 208 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 91.89% 94.12% 97.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 127 71
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 15
Average hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £11.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.16 £20.50 £17.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Stoke-on-Trent - 7 £338 - 1
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £300 -
Test Analyst
West Midlands

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 7 (46.67%) JIRA
2 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (33.33%) Selenium
4 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) Appium
5 3 (20.00%) SDLC
5 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (20.00%) Android
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) QA
6 2 (13.33%) Billing
6 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
6 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (6.67%) Critical Success Factor
7 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 1 (6.67%) User Experience
7 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (6.67%) Android SDK
7 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
7 1 (6.67%) Open Source
7 1 (6.67%) iPad
7 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
7 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
7 1 (6.67%) iOS SDK

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Payment Gateway
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) JIRA
2 5 (33.33%) Selenium
3 4 (26.67%) Appium
4 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
6 1 (6.67%) AccuRev
6 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
6 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Billing
2 1 (6.67%) Back Office
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Android SDK
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
1 1 (6.67%) EDI
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) iOS SDK
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) EPoS
1 1 (6.67%) iPad
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
1 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.67%) ERP
5 1 (6.67%) ETL
5 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Open Source
5 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Test Management
5 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft