The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 43 47 39
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 63 49 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 3.74% 3.29% 4.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.04% 3.51% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 31 49
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£300 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £234 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £352 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £290
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.53 £31.56 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-28.60% +46.76%
Test Analyst
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire 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
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1561 1397 1695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 92.64% 93.88% 95.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 788 897
Average daily rate £339 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 60 76
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.18 £10.00 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £45.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +6 36 £294 +6.81% 12
Bradford -1 10 £255 +2.00% 2
Halifax -4 6 £300 +6.19% 2
Huddersfield - - - -
Brighouse - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Test Analyst
Yorkshire

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 40 (31.75%) Test Scripting
2 36 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 35 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (25.40%) SQL
5 31 (24.60%) ISEB
6 28 (22.22%) Finance
6 28 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
7 27 (21.43%) QA
8 19 (15.08%) Retail
9 18 (14.29%) ISTQB
10 16 (12.70%) Banking
11 15 (11.90%) Software Testing
11 15 (11.90%) Selenium
11 15 (11.90%) E-Commerce
11 15 (11.90%) Web Services
12 14 (11.11%) Functional Testing
13 13 (10.32%) Test Management
13 13 (10.32%) .NET
13 13 (10.32%) HP
14 12 (9.52%) Oracle
14 12 (9.52%) Manual Testing
15 11 (8.73%) SQL Server
15 11 (8.73%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (7.94%) QuickTest Pro
16 10 (7.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 9 (7.14%) Test Automation
17 9 (7.14%) Waterfall
17 9 (7.14%) Microsoft
17 9 (7.14%) PHP
17 9 (7.14%) ASP.NET

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 6 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.38%) CMS
3 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.79%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.59%) MS Office
1 2 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.59%) HTTP
1 2 (1.59%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.79%) Intranet
2 1 (0.79%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.73%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.17%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.59%) MySQL
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.59%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.79%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (11.90%) Selenium
2 10 (7.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (4.76%) Visual Studio
4 6 (4.76%) SoapUI
5 5 (3.97%) MSTest
6 4 (3.17%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.59%) Toad
7 2 (1.59%) TestDirector
7 2 (1.59%) JUnit
8 1 (0.79%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.79%) JIRA
8 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
General
1 28 (22.22%) Finance
2 19 (15.08%) Retail
3 16 (12.70%) Banking
4 7 (5.56%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.17%) Legal
6 2 (1.59%) Back Office
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.90%) Web Services
2 13 (10.32%) .NET
3 9 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 8 (6.35%) SOAP
4 8 (6.35%) XML
5 4 (3.17%) CSS
6 3 (2.38%) HTML
7 2 (1.59%) ODBC
7 2 (1.59%) Middleware
7 2 (1.59%) Ajax
7 2 (1.59%) WCF
7 2 (1.59%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.79%) WF
8 1 (0.79%) LAMP
8 1 (0.79%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.97%) NHS
3 4 (3.17%) STB
4 3 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.59%) User Experience
5 2 (1.59%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.59%) iSeries
5 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.59%) AS400
6 1 (0.79%) IPTV
6 1 (0.79%) Statistics
6 1 (0.79%) Open Source
6 1 (0.79%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.35%) Windows
2 3 (2.38%) Android
2 3 (2.38%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.59%) UNIX
4 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (31.75%) Test Scripting
2 36 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 35 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (11.90%) E-Commerce
4 15 (11.90%) Software Testing
5 14 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 13 (10.32%) Test Management
7 12 (9.52%) Manual Testing
8 9 (7.14%) Test Automation
8 9 (7.14%) Waterfall
9 8 (6.35%) Integration Testing
9 8 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (5.56%) Regression Testing
10 7 (5.56%) Automation Testing
11 6 (4.76%) Test Strategy
11 6 (4.76%) BDD
11 6 (4.76%) SOA
11 6 (4.76%) Web Testing
11 6 (4.76%) Performance Testing
12 5 (3.97%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (25.40%) SQL
2 9 (7.14%) PHP
3 7 (5.56%) C#
4 6 (4.76%) Java
5 2 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.59%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.59%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.79%) VBA
6 1 (0.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (24.60%) ISEB
2 18 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 10 (7.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.59%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (21.43%) QA
2 2 (1.59%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.59%) SLA
Systems Management
1 28 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.59%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.79%) MOM
Vendors
1 13 (10.32%) HP
2 12 (9.52%) Oracle
3 9 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.97%) VMware
5 2 (1.59%) Remedy
6 1 (0.79%) Kofax
6 1 (0.79%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.79%) Informatica
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