The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior 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 Senior Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Test Analyst
Rank 128 108 125
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 14 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.46% 0.14% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.15% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +29.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £375 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £363 £315
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +15.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2832 1998 2862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.13% 93.32% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1851 1220 1726
Average daily rate £363 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 134 198
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Senior Test Analyst
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Senior Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Senior Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Senior 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 Senior Test Analyst across the South West region.

Senior Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Senior Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 August 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Bristol - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Senior Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Senior 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 Senior Test Analyst in their job title.

1 22 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 21 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 21 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 19 (67.86%) Software Testing
4 18 (64.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (64.29%) Test Scripting
5 17 (60.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (53.57%) Test Management
6 15 (53.57%) ISEB
7 12 (42.86%) ISTQB
8 10 (35.71%) BDD
9 9 (32.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (28.57%) SpecFlow
10 8 (28.57%) Scrum
11 7 (25.00%) Gherkin
12 6 (21.43%) Selenium
12 6 (21.43%) SQL
12 6 (21.43%) SAP
12 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
13 5 (17.86%) C#
13 5 (17.86%) Visual Studio
13 5 (17.86%) Project Management
13 5 (17.86%) Test Strategy
14 4 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
14 4 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
14 4 (14.29%) ITIL
14 4 (14.29%) Service Management
14 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
15 3 (10.71%) Operations Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Senior 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 Senior Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) assyst
Development Applications
1 17 (60.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (28.57%) SpecFlow
3 6 (21.43%) Selenium
4 5 (17.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) CMDB
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Software Testing
2 18 (64.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (64.29%) Test Scripting
3 15 (53.57%) Test Management
4 10 (35.71%) BDD
5 8 (28.57%) Scrum
6 5 (17.86%) Project Management
6 5 (17.86%) Test Strategy
7 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
7 4 (14.29%) ITIL
7 4 (14.29%) Service Management
7 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
8 3 (10.71%) Operations Management
8 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
8 3 (10.71%) Security Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Capacity Management
8 3 (10.71%) User Stories
8 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 21 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (53.57%) ISEB
3 12 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 9 (32.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 22 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) SAP
3 3 (10.71%) SolarWinds