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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 42 34 32
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 6 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.57% 2.82% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 2.94% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 4
Average daily rate £291 £313 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.80% -4.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £217 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £319 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £34.06
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.90%
Test Analyst
Wiltshire

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
353 408 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 92.17% 96.00% 84.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 293 209
Average daily rate £375 £430 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% +14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 10
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.72 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.23% -33.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016, 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 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) SC Cleared
3 8 (47.06%) Functional Testing
4 7 (41.18%) ITIL
5 6 (35.29%) ISTQB
6 4 (23.53%) Billing
6 4 (23.53%) QA
6 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
6 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (17.65%) Finance
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco
7 3 (17.65%) HP
7 3 (17.65%) Avaya
8 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Verint
8 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (11.76%) BMC
8 2 (11.76%) EMC
8 2 (11.76%) Value-Added Service
8 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
8 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
9 1 (5.88%) Performance Improvement
9 1 (5.88%) ISEB
9 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (5.88%) zOS
9 1 (5.88%) W3C
9 1 (5.88%) Genesys
9 1 (5.88%) IBM

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Value-Added Service
2 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) VoIP
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (23.53%) Billing
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) IVR
2 1 (5.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Functional Testing
2 7 (41.18%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
4 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
5 1 (5.88%) BDD
5 1 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Data Validation
5 1 (5.88%) Defect Management
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Supplier Management
5 1 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) System Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Test Planning
5 1 (5.88%) V-Model
5 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) SC Cleared
3 6 (35.29%) ISTQB
4 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (5.88%) ISEB
5 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Avaya
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco
1 3 (17.65%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) BMC
2 2 (11.76%) EMC
2 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
2 2 (11.76%) Verint
3 1 (5.88%) Genesys
3 1 (5.88%) IBM