The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 90 96 70
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 52 31 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.64% 1.09% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 1.18% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 22 38
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£300 £329 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.74% +8.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £411 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £94.53 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-72.23% +186.44%
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
2962 2630 2365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.41% 92.12% 93.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1883 1570 1423
Average daily rate £380 £360 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £499 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 148 170
Average hourly rate £22.69 £17.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.65% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £37.15 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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 Test Analyst across the South West region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the South West region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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 Test Analyst within the South West region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. 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
Bristol 0 16 £315 -1.56% 8
Wiltshire +4 14 £310 +5.08%
Gloucestershire - 9 £375 - 4
Devon -2 5 £126 -66.33% 1
Dorset - 1 £290 -
Somerset - - - - 2
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 45 (39.82%) Agile Software Development
1 45 (39.82%) Test Scripting
2 32 (28.32%) User Acceptance Testing
2 32 (28.32%) ISEB
3 31 (27.43%) Finance
4 29 (25.66%) Security Cleared
5 25 (22.12%) Software Testing
6 24 (21.24%) ISTQB
7 21 (18.58%) Automated Testing
8 20 (17.70%) Microsoft
8 20 (17.70%) SQL
9 19 (16.81%) Selenium
10 16 (14.16%) Integration Testing
10 16 (14.16%) JIRA
10 16 (14.16%) Scrum
11 15 (13.27%) HP
11 15 (13.27%) Test Management
11 15 (13.27%) HP Quality Center
11 15 (13.27%) User Stories
12 14 (12.39%) SC Cleared
12 14 (12.39%) Manual Testing
13 13 (11.50%) Test Automation
14 12 (10.62%) C#
14 12 (10.62%) QA
15 11 (9.73%) Banking
15 11 (9.73%) .NET
15 11 (9.73%) QuickTest Pro
15 11 (9.73%) Cucumber
15 11 (9.73%) BDD
16 9 (7.96%) Test Strategy

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.77%) CMS
2 1 (0.88%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 7 (6.19%) MS Office
2 3 (2.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Maximo
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.88%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.88%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.65%) Firewall
2 2 (1.77%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.65%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.77%) Big Data
3 2 (1.77%) DataStage
4 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 19 (16.81%) Selenium
2 16 (14.16%) JIRA
3 11 (9.73%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (9.73%) Cucumber
4 9 (7.96%) SpecFlow
5 8 (7.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (5.31%) WebDriver
6 6 (5.31%) LoadRunner
7 5 (4.42%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.65%) Maven
8 3 (2.65%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.65%) TestDirector
8 3 (2.65%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.88%) JUnit
9 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.88%) Hudson
General
1 31 (27.43%) Finance
2 11 (9.73%) Banking
3 6 (5.31%) Retail
4 5 (4.42%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.88%) Marketing
6 1 (0.88%) Legal
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Back Office
6 1 (0.88%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.73%) .NET
2 6 (5.31%) Gherkin
3 5 (4.42%) SOAP
4 4 (3.54%) Web Services
5 3 (2.65%) XML
5 3 (2.65%) REST
5 3 (2.65%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.77%) JSON
6 2 (1.77%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.77%) Middleware
7 1 (0.88%) HTML
7 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.88%) CSS
7 1 (0.88%) POSIX
7 1 (0.88%) WCF
7 1 (0.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.31%) NHS
2 5 (4.42%) User Experience
3 4 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.54%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.65%) Open Source
4 3 (2.65%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.77%) Replication
6 1 (0.88%) DTV
6 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.88%) NPfIT
6 1 (0.88%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.42%) UNIX
2 3 (2.65%) Linux
3 2 (1.77%) Windows
4 1 (0.88%) Android
4 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (39.82%) Agile Software Development
1 45 (39.82%) Test Scripting
2 32 (28.32%) User Acceptance Testing
3 25 (22.12%) Software Testing
4 21 (18.58%) Automated Testing
5 16 (14.16%) Scrum
5 16 (14.16%) Integration Testing
6 15 (13.27%) Test Management
6 15 (13.27%) User Stories
7 14 (12.39%) Manual Testing
8 13 (11.50%) Test Automation
9 11 (9.73%) BDD
10 9 (7.96%) Test Strategy
10 9 (7.96%) Functional Testing
10 9 (7.96%) Project Management
11 8 (7.08%) Regression Testing
11 8 (7.08%) TDD
11 8 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (6.19%) Use Case
12 7 (6.19%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.70%) SQL
2 12 (10.62%) C#
3 7 (6.19%) Java
4 6 (5.31%) Ruby
5 4 (3.54%) C++
5 4 (3.54%) Python
6 3 (2.65%) Perl
6 3 (2.65%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.77%) C
8 1 (0.88%) Lua
8 1 (0.88%) PHP
8 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (28.32%) ISEB
2 29 (25.66%) Security Cleared
3 24 (21.24%) ISTQB
4 14 (12.39%) SC Cleared
5 8 (7.08%) DV Cleared
6 5 (4.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.65%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.77%) Degree
8 2 (1.77%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.88%) OCA
9 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.62%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) HL7
2 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.88%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (1.77%) Snort
Systems Management
1 15 (13.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (17.70%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.27%) HP
3 4 (3.54%) Oracle
3 4 (3.54%) Informatica
4 3 (2.65%) Cerner
4 3 (2.65%) Open Text
5 2 (1.77%) Teradata
5 2 (1.77%) Sourcefire
5 2 (1.77%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.77%) SAP
6 1 (0.88%) IBM
6 1 (0.88%) Juniper
6 1 (0.88%) Murex
6 1 (0.88%) F5
6 1 (0.88%) ATG
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