The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 69 79 47
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 70 46 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.20% 2.00% 3.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.39% 2.12% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 33 80
Average daily rate £300 £300 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £230 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £372 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £16.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £110.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+450.00% +14.28%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2932 2168 3284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 92.09% 94.06% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1782 1286 1899
Average daily rate £350 £343 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 145 234
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -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 £42.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Test Analyst
England

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +9 29 £288 +2.67% 2
Wiltshire -16 13 £315 +4.13%
Bristol -10 12 £275 -8.33% 9
Gloucestershire +6 4 £525 +133.33% 1
Devon -3 3 £325 +21.49% 2
Dorset -7 2 £209 -46.67% 3
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Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 49 (44.14%) Test Scripting
2 47 (42.34%) User Acceptance Testing
3 41 (36.94%) ISEB
3 41 (36.94%) Security Cleared
4 38 (34.23%) SC Cleared
5 30 (27.03%) Software Testing
6 29 (26.13%) Test Management
6 29 (26.13%) Microsoft
7 28 (25.23%) ISTQB
8 24 (21.62%) Finance
9 22 (19.82%) SQL
10 18 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
11 17 (15.32%) Selenium
12 15 (13.51%) Scrum
13 14 (12.61%) QuickTest Pro
13 14 (12.61%) Automated Testing
13 14 (12.61%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (10.81%) MS Excel
15 11 (9.91%) Project Management
15 11 (9.91%) HP
16 10 (9.01%) SAP
17 9 (8.11%) System Testing
17 9 (8.11%) Test Automation
17 9 (8.11%) User Stories
18 8 (7.21%) Agile Software Development
19 7 (6.31%) Integration Testing
19 7 (6.31%) MySQL
19 7 (6.31%) Oracle
20 6 (5.41%) SQL Server
20 6 (5.41%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 1 (0.90%) ColdFusion
1 1 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Summit
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.90%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.90%) ATM
1 1 (0.90%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.31%) MySQL
2 6 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.90%) ProClarity
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (15.32%) Selenium
2 14 (12.61%) QuickTest Pro
2 14 (12.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.50%) LoadRunner
3 5 (4.50%) FitNesse
4 4 (3.60%) WebDriver
5 3 (2.70%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.70%) SpecFlow
5 3 (2.70%) JIRA
6 2 (1.80%) LoadUI
6 2 (1.80%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.80%) Toad
7 1 (0.90%) MSI
7 1 (0.90%) JMeter
7 1 (0.90%) Axure RP
General
1 24 (21.62%) Finance
2 6 (5.41%) Banking
3 4 (3.60%) Retail
4 3 (2.70%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.70%) Back Office
5 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.60%) HTML
1 4 (3.60%) XML
2 3 (2.70%) HTML5
3 2 (1.80%) XHTML
3 2 (1.80%) .NET
4 1 (0.90%) CSS
4 1 (0.90%) SOAP
4 1 (0.90%) Web Services
4 1 (0.90%) LAMP
4 1 (0.90%) XML Messaging
4 1 (0.90%) WinForms
4 1 (0.90%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.60%) CMDB
2 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.70%) Replication
2 3 (2.70%) iPad
3 2 (1.80%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.80%) NHS
4 1 (0.90%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.70%) Windows
2 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
2 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (44.14%) Test Scripting
2 47 (42.34%) User Acceptance Testing
3 30 (27.03%) Software Testing
4 29 (26.13%) Test Management
5 15 (13.51%) Scrum
6 14 (12.61%) Automated Testing
7 11 (9.91%) Project Management
8 9 (8.11%) System Testing
8 9 (8.11%) Test Automation
8 9 (8.11%) User Stories
9 8 (7.21%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (6.31%) Integration Testing
11 6 (5.41%) Migration
11 6 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (5.41%) Asset Management
11 6 (5.41%) Regression Testing
11 6 (5.41%) ETL
12 5 (4.50%) Service Delivery
12 5 (4.50%) Manual Testing
12 5 (4.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.82%) SQL
2 5 (4.50%) T-SQL
2 5 (4.50%) C#
3 4 (3.60%) Java
3 4 (3.60%) VBScript
4 3 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.70%) PHP
5 1 (0.90%) VBA
5 1 (0.90%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (36.94%) ISEB
1 41 (36.94%) Security Cleared
2 38 (34.23%) SC Cleared
3 28 (25.23%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.70%) Degree
4 3 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.90%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.50%) QA
2 3 (2.70%) ISO 14001
2 3 (2.70%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.90%) Basel II
System Software
1 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.90%) AppDNA
2 1 (0.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (26.13%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.91%) HP
3 10 (9.01%) SAP
4 7 (6.31%) Oracle
5 4 (3.60%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.80%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.90%) Progress
7 1 (0.90%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.90%) Capita
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