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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 35 33 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 10 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.97% 2.74% 11.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.17% 2.90% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 13
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£338 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £282 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £300 £302
% change year-on-year
-0.83% -0.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £34.06 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-55.95% +46.47%
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
315 207 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 93.47% 94.52% 90.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 136 92
Average daily rate £325 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 19 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £12.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +140.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £15.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £33.44 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 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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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 -7 9 £350 -
Bath - - - - 1
Test Analyst
South West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 13 (68.42%) ISEB
1 13 (68.42%) BDD
1 13 (68.42%) SpecFlow
2 12 (63.16%) Integration Testing
2 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (57.89%) Software Testing
3 11 (57.89%) Scrum
3 11 (57.89%) Gherkin
4 10 (52.63%) ISTQB
5 9 (47.37%) SQL
5 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
6 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
6 8 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (42.11%) Automated Testing
6 8 (42.11%) C#
7 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
7 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
8 6 (31.58%) User Stories
8 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
8 6 (31.58%) Visual Studio
9 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
9 5 (26.32%) Selenium
9 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
9 5 (26.32%) Test Management
10 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (21.05%) TDD
11 3 (15.79%) Project Management
11 3 (15.79%) Web Services

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) SpecFlow
2 8 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (31.58%) Visual Studio
4 5 (26.32%) Selenium
5 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
6 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
7 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
7 1 (5.26%) eggPlant
7 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
7 1 (5.26%) Hudson
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) Gherkin
2 3 (15.79%) Web Services
3 2 (10.53%) SOAP
3 2 (10.53%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Replication
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Android
1 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) BDD
2 12 (63.16%) Integration Testing
2 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (63.16%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (57.89%) Software Testing
3 11 (57.89%) Scrum
4 8 (42.11%) Automated Testing
5 7 (36.84%) Test Scripting
5 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
6 6 (31.58%) User Stories
6 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
7 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Manual Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Test Management
8 4 (21.05%) TDD
9 3 (15.79%) Project Management
9 3 (15.79%) Security Testing
10 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
10 2 (10.53%) Compatibility Testing
10 2 (10.53%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) ISEB
2 10 (52.63%) ISTQB
3 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
4 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) SAP