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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 26 32 35
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 23 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 4.68% 3.20% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.04% 3.38% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 3
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£275 £270 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.78 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-18.77% +156.47%
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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
456 414 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 92.87% 94.52% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 311 224
Average daily rate £413 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 22
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +56.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.48 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015, 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 15 (53.57%) Security Cleared
2 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
3 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
4 8 (28.57%) QA
5 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
6 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (17.86%) Finance
6 5 (17.86%) Functional Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Test Planning
7 4 (14.29%) Validation
7 4 (14.29%) ITIL
7 4 (14.29%) Billing
8 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
8 3 (10.71%) SQL
8 3 (10.71%) .NET
8 3 (10.71%) Migration
8 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
8 3 (10.71%) Data Cleansing
8 3 (10.71%) Data Validation
9 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
9 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
9 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (7.14%) SDLC
9 2 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 2 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Retail
9 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 (3.57%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) SaaS
2 1 (3.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) VoIP
2 1 (3.57%) WLAN
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
2 1 (3.57%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.57%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Billing
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) PKI
2 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) UNIX
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
2 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.86%) Functional Testing
2 5 (17.86%) Test Planning
3 4 (14.29%) Validation
3 4 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Performance Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
4 3 (10.71%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (10.71%) Data Validation
5 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
5 2 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (7.14%) SDLC
5 2 (7.14%) Security Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
5 2 (7.14%) TDD
5 2 (7.14%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (53.57%) Security Cleared
2 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) ISTQB
4 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (7.14%) CISM
5 2 (7.14%) ISEB
5 2 (7.14%) CISSP
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (3.57%) Nessus
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco
1 1 (3.57%) IBM
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.57%) Murex
1 1 (3.57%) HP
1 1 (3.57%) EMC
1 1 (3.57%) Avaya
1 1 (3.57%) Genesys
1 1 (3.57%) Verint