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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 41 35 36
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 9 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.57% 0.93% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.75% 0.98% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +51.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £325 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £325 £233
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £26.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.85% +23.25%
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
327 204 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 93.43% 94.44% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 138 107
Average daily rate £350 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.61% +9.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 - 5 £325 - 1
Bath - 1 £325 -
Test Analyst
South West

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 30 (75.00%) ISEB
2 29 (72.50%) Security Cleared
2 29 (72.50%) SC Cleared
3 25 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 25 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 23 (57.50%) ISTQB
5 20 (50.00%) Software Testing
5 20 (50.00%) Test Scripting
6 18 (45.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (35.00%) SAP
7 14 (35.00%) Test Management
8 13 (32.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (25.00%) Project Management
10 10 (25.00%) BDD
11 9 (22.50%) Scrum
12 8 (20.00%) SpecFlow
13 7 (17.50%) SQL
14 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
14 6 (15.00%) Gherkin
15 5 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 5 (12.50%) ITIL
15 5 (12.50%) C#
15 5 (12.50%) Service Management
16 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
16 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio
16 4 (10.00%) Automation Testing
16 4 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
16 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
16 4 (10.00%) Selenium

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) assyst
Development Applications
1 13 (32.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (10.00%) Selenium
4 2 (5.00%) eggPlant
General
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) CMDB
2 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Android
1 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 20 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 14 (35.00%) Test Management
4 12 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (25.00%) Project Management
5 10 (25.00%) BDD
6 9 (22.50%) Scrum
7 5 (12.50%) ITIL
7 5 (12.50%) Service Management
8 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 4 (10.00%) Automation Testing
8 4 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
8 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
9 3 (7.50%) Integration Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Capacity Management
9 3 (7.50%) Asset Management
9 3 (7.50%) Operations Management
10 2 (5.00%) Automated Testing
10 2 (5.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (75.00%) ISEB
2 29 (72.50%) Security Cleared
2 29 (72.50%) SC Cleared
3 23 (57.50%) ISTQB
4 18 (45.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (35.00%) SAP
3 3 (7.50%) SolarWinds