The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset 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 28 43 34
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 12 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.12% 0.33% 2.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.15% 0.35% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Average daily rate £294 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% -7.14%
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 Somerset 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
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
289 289 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 99.31% 96.33% 97.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 176 137
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 24 16
Average hourly rate £40.00 £21.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.04% -31.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset 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
Bath - 7 £300 -
Taunton +11 1 £275 -15.38%
Street - 1 £288 -
Test Analyst
South West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (45.95%) Software Testing
2 17 (45.95%) Security Cleared
3 16 (43.24%) QA
4 15 (40.54%) SC Cleared
5 12 (32.43%) Test Automation
5 12 (32.43%) Functional Testing
6 11 (29.73%) Security Testing
6 11 (29.73%) ISEB
6 11 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (29.73%) ISTQB
7 10 (27.03%) Test Management
7 10 (27.03%) Test Scripting
7 10 (27.03%) Selenium
7 10 (27.03%) Waterfall
7 10 (27.03%) Non-Functional Testing
7 10 (27.03%) SpecFlow
8 9 (24.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (21.62%) Scrum
10 7 (18.92%) Manual Testing
10 7 (18.92%) Performance Testing
10 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (18.92%) Load Testing
11 6 (16.22%) Integration Testing
11 6 (16.22%) User Stories
12 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
12 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (13.51%) Finance
13 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
14 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (2.70%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Selenium
1 10 (27.03%) SpecFlow
2 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.70%) FitNesse
3 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.70%) WATIR
3 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Electronics
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.70%) Marketing
2 1 (2.70%) Publishing
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.70%) NHS
2 1 (2.70%) User Experience
2 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Android
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (48.65%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (45.95%) Software Testing
3 12 (32.43%) Functional Testing
3 12 (32.43%) Test Automation
4 11 (29.73%) Security Testing
4 11 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Test Management
5 10 (27.03%) Test Scripting
5 10 (27.03%) Waterfall
6 8 (21.62%) Scrum
7 7 (18.92%) Load Testing
7 7 (18.92%) Manual Testing
7 7 (18.92%) Performance Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Integration Testing
8 6 (16.22%) User Stories
9 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (10.81%) Test Strategy
11 3 (8.11%) Project Management
11 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) C#
2 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (45.95%) Security Cleared
2 15 (40.54%) SC Cleared
3 11 (29.73%) ISEB
3 11 (29.73%) ISTQB
4 9 (24.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (43.24%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) SAP
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle