The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Swindon region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 31 39 26
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 15 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.50% 0.99% 3.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.79% 1.03% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 10
Average daily rate
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£270 £300 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £302 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £318 £290
% change year-on-year
-5.51% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £11.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+167.63% -42.50%
Job Titles Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
396 387 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 92.31% 95.56% 91.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 269 199
Average daily rate £400 £413 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £245 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram 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 July 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 12 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (38.46%) Finance
3 9 (34.62%) ISEB
4 7 (26.92%) SQL
4 7 (26.92%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
6 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
6 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (19.23%) FitNesse
6 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (19.23%) Functional Testing
6 5 (19.23%) T-SQL
6 5 (19.23%) MySQL
6 5 (19.23%) Oracle
6 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
6 5 (19.23%) ETL
6 5 (19.23%) Banking
7 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
7 4 (15.38%) System Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
8 3 (11.54%) V-Model
8 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
8 3 (11.54%) Retail Banking
8 3 (11.54%) Retail
8 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
9 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
9 2 (7.69%) HP
9 2 (7.69%) TestDirector
9 2 (7.69%) QA

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
1 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (19.23%) MySQL
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) FitNesse
2 2 (7.69%) TestDirector
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Retail Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Retail
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.85%) UNIX
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
2 5 (19.23%) Functional Testing
2 5 (19.23%) ETL
3 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
3 4 (15.38%) System Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
4 3 (11.54%) V-Model
4 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Investment Management
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Data Transformation
6 1 (3.85%) Manual Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Stress Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.85%) TDD
6 1 (3.85%) Scrum
6 1 (3.85%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.85%) VBA
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) ISEB
2 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) HP