The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon 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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 39 31 23
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 9 7 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.99% 2.17% 5.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 2.47% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 21
Average daily rate
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£266 £253 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.44% -16.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £211 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
-0.83% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £31.56 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-52.46% -4.37%
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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 Swindon 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
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
413 283 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 91.37% 87.62% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 211 285
Average daily rate £430 £377 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.14% -6.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £250 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £518 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
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 Swindon

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 12 (52.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (43.48%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (43.48%) ISEB
4 9 (39.13%) Banking
5 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
5 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
6 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Retail
6 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Retail Banking
6 4 (17.39%) HP
7 3 (13.04%) Firewall
7 3 (13.04%) TestDirector
7 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
7 3 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (8.70%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (8.70%) Business Transformation
8 2 (8.70%) Big Data
8 2 (8.70%) V-Model
8 2 (8.70%) Content Management
8 2 (8.70%) Sourcefire
8 2 (8.70%) Snort
8 2 (8.70%) CMS
8 2 (8.70%) Degree
8 2 (8.70%) QA
8 2 (8.70%) Project Management
9 1 (4.35%) Juniper

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 2 (8.70%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Firewall
1 3 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) TestDirector
2 1 (4.35%) Selenium
2 1 (4.35%) Selenium IDE
General
1 13 (56.52%) Finance
2 9 (39.13%) Banking
3 4 (17.39%) Retail
3 4 (17.39%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) UNIX
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
2 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
3 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.70%) Content Management
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) V-Model
5 2 (8.70%) Business Transformation
6 1 (4.35%) Data Transformation
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.35%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C#
1 1 (4.35%) Java
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) ISEB
2 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) Sourcefire
3 1 (4.35%) F5
3 1 (4.35%) Juniper