The first table below looks at the demand for the Agile Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Agile Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Test Analyst
Rank 142 119 146
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +27
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Test Analyst 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.060% 0.17% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.18% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £265 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £238
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- -3.61%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3057 2195 3363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 92.30% 94.37% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1307 1959
Average daily rate £350 £340 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 147 243
Average hourly rate £19.66 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Agile Test Analyst
England

Agile Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Agile Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Agile Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Agile Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Agile Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Agile 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 Agile Test Analyst in their job title.

1 5 (55.56%) Test Management
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) ISEB
3 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) System Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
4 2 (22.22%) User Stories
4 2 (22.22%) Back Office
4 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Information Management
5 1 (11.11%) PHP
5 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
5 1 (11.11%) LAMP
5 1 (11.11%) Maximo

Agile Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Agile 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 Agile Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
1 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Back Office
3 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) LAMP
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Test Management
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
2 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) System Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
4 2 (22.22%) User Stories
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Information Management
5 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Use Case
5 1 (11.11%) UML
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft