The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset 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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 20 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 1.60% 0.46% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £313 £290 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -1.66%
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
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Dorset 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
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
180 213 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 95.74% 97.26% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 124 94
Average daily rate £396 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.10% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £220 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 18
Average hourly rate £20.63 £32.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.54% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.89 £10.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

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 Dorset region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bournemouth +4 2 £313 +7.75% 1
Poole - 1 £210 -
Test Analyst
South West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 5 (83.33%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Law
4 2 (33.33%) Validation
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) MS Access
4 2 (33.33%) CRM
4 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) CRM
2 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft