The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Test Analyst
Rank 133 113 112
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 14 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.43% 0.30% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.32% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Senior Test Analyst
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South West 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3070 2161 2484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.97% 91.61% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1999 1348 1407
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 184 197
Average hourly rate £23.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.51% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £34.43 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Test Analyst across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Senior Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 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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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
Somerset -2 7 £325 -7.14%
Gloucestershire - 5 £449 -
Bristol -18 2 £363 +3.57% 1
Devon - - - - 2
Senior Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Scrum
2 9 (52.94%) ISTQB
2 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) ISEB
3 8 (47.06%) Integration Testing
3 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
4 7 (41.18%) Automated Testing
4 7 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (41.18%) Manual Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
5 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
5 6 (35.29%) TDD
5 6 (35.29%) C#
5 6 (35.29%) SQL
5 6 (35.29%) BDD
5 6 (35.29%) SpecFlow
5 6 (35.29%) Gherkin
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 5 (29.41%) Test Management
7 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
7 4 (23.53%) DV Cleared
7 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (23.53%) Selenium
7 4 (23.53%) Finance
7 4 (23.53%) Java
7 4 (23.53%) User Stories
7 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
8 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Perl

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) SpecFlow
2 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (23.53%) Selenium
3 3 (17.65%) Rational Functional Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
3 3 (17.65%) LoadRunner
3 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) WCF
2 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) UNIX
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Scrum
3 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
3 8 (47.06%) Integration Testing
4 7 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (41.18%) Automated Testing
4 7 (41.18%) Manual Testing
5 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
5 6 (35.29%) BDD
5 6 (35.29%) TDD
5 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
6 5 (29.41%) Test Management
7 4 (23.53%) User Stories
7 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
8 3 (17.65%) Security Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
8 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
9 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
10 1 (5.88%) Validation
10 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) C#
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) Perl
3 3 (17.65%) C++
3 3 (17.65%) Python
3 3 (17.65%) Ruby
3 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) ISEB
1 9 (52.94%) ISTQB
1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Informatica