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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 27 38 27
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 15 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.59% 0.81% 3.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.77% 0.85% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 8
Average daily rate
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£270 £300 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £300 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £280
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £12.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+156.47% -44.18%
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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
398 354 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 95.22% 95.93% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 242 218
Average daily rate £413 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% -17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.71 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 (48.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (44.00%) Finance
3 9 (36.00%) ISEB
4 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (24.00%) Banking
5 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
6 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
7 4 (16.00%) System Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Retail Banking
7 4 (16.00%) Retail
7 4 (16.00%) SQL
8 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (12.00%) V-Model
8 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
9 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (8.00%) FitNesse
9 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (8.00%) HP
9 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
9 2 (8.00%) QA
9 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
9 2 (8.00%) MySQL
9 2 (8.00%) Oracle
9 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
9 2 (8.00%) TestDirector
9 2 (8.00%) ETL

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (4.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (8.00%) MySQL
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) FitNesse
1 2 (8.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) Selenium IDE
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Banking
3 4 (16.00%) Retail Banking
3 4 (16.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) UNIX
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (16.00%) System Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.00%) V-Model
4 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (8.00%) ETL
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Data Transformation
6 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.00%) Investment Management
6 1 (4.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.00%) VBA
3 1 (4.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) ISEB
2 6 (24.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) HP
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft