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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 42 29 31
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 5 29 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.42% 6.50% 4.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 6.71% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 24 4
Average daily rate
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£244 £288 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.21% +2.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £346 £296
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £72.03 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-53.48% +260.13%
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
344 432 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 97.73% 96.86% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 312 83
Average daily rate £340 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 16 26
Average hourly rate £24.59 £15.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.95% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.18 £33.84 £17.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 May 2015. 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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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
Taunton -4 3 £275 -15.38% 1
Bath - 1 £213 -
Test Analyst
South West

Test Analyst
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 3 (50.00%) SAP
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Selenium
3 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) C#

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) SAP
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft