The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 26 28 20
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 6 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 2.50% 3.37% 5.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 3.64% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 9
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£245 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.61% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £205 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £425 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £300 £302
% change year-on-year
-0.83% -0.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £34.06 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-55.95% +46.47%
Test Analyst
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Suffolk 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
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
231 165 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 96.25% 92.70% 96.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 98 143
Average daily rate £401 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.23% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 14
Average hourly rate £12.75 £13.75 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% +30.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £9.00 £9.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £25.72 £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region over the 3 months to 18 December 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
Ipswich -5 6 £245 -21.66%
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Test Analyst
East of England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 6 (50.00%) SQL
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 6 (50.00%) Network Management
1 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 5 (41.67%) Splunk
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) UNIX
2 5 (41.67%) Solaris
2 5 (41.67%) LAN
2 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
2 5 (41.67%) VPN
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) IPsec
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 5 (41.67%) VLAN
3 4 (33.33%) PKI
3 4 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) Jython
5 2 (16.67%) QA
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) LAN
1 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
1 5 (41.67%) VPN
1 5 (41.67%) IPsec
1 5 (41.67%) VLAN
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) JRuby
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) UNIX
1 5 (41.67%) Solaris
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 6 (50.00%) Network Management
1 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 5 (41.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Jython
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) Splunk
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) HP