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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Test Analyst
Rank 133 144 126
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 11 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.37% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 3
Average daily rate £319 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £276 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £314
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Senior Test Analyst
England

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
2846 3089 2451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.54% 95.81% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1906 1957 1481
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 174 162
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol +1 2 £324 +8.08%
Dorset - 2 £313 - 1
Gloucestershire +10 1 £170 -59.64%
Wiltshire -4 1 £325 +25.00%
Devon - 1 £440 -
Senior Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (48.39%) ISTQB
3 14 (45.16%) Software Testing
3 14 (45.16%) ISEB
4 13 (41.94%) Selenium
4 13 (41.94%) QA
5 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
5 12 (38.71%) Test Automation
6 11 (35.48%) Waterfall
6 11 (35.48%) Test Management
7 10 (32.26%) Security Testing
7 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
7 10 (32.26%) Scrum
7 10 (32.26%) Functional Testing
7 10 (32.26%) Non-Functional Testing
7 10 (32.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (29.03%) SpecFlow
9 8 (25.81%) User Stories
9 8 (25.81%) Manual Testing
10 7 (22.58%) Performance Testing
10 7 (22.58%) Load Testing
10 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
10 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
11 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (19.35%) BDD
11 6 (19.35%) WebDriver
12 5 (16.13%) SQL
12 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (12.90%) ITIL
13 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.68%) ATG Dynamo
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (41.94%) Selenium
2 9 (29.03%) SpecFlow
3 6 (19.35%) WebDriver
4 3 (9.68%) FitNesse
4 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
4 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (6.45%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.45%) JIRA
5 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.23%) Capybara
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
1 2 (6.45%) Law
2 1 (3.23%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) REST
3 1 (3.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
2 1 (3.23%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) Software Testing
3 12 (38.71%) Test Automation
4 11 (35.48%) Test Management
4 11 (35.48%) Waterfall
5 10 (32.26%) Functional Testing
5 10 (32.26%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (32.26%) Scrum
5 10 (32.26%) Security Testing
6 8 (25.81%) Manual Testing
6 8 (25.81%) User Stories
7 7 (22.58%) Load Testing
7 7 (22.58%) Performance Testing
7 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
8 6 (19.35%) BDD
9 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
10 4 (12.90%) ITIL
10 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (9.68%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) C#
3 2 (6.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) ISTQB
2 14 (45.16%) ISEB
3 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
4 10 (32.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (41.94%) QA
2 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
1 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) ATG
3 2 (6.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) Teradata
4 1 (3.23%) VMware