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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 67 53 72
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 82 96 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.56% 3.13% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.73% 3.36% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 73 21
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£300 £300 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £210 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £350 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £295 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £31.56 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-27.11% +174.39%
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
2999 2857 2004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.72% 93.12% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1911 1860 1233
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 172 140
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 -8 24 £275 -6.77% 7
Wiltshire -1 18 £296 +34.65% 2
Gloucestershire +4 12 £331 +0.37% 3
Devon +3 12 £323 -1.14%
Somerset -5 9 £340 +13.33% 3
Dorset -3 2 £275 -8.33% 2
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 52 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (35.38%) ISEB
3 37 (28.46%) ISTQB
4 33 (25.38%) SQL
5 31 (23.85%) Test Scripting
6 30 (23.08%) Software Testing
7 28 (21.54%) Finance
8 27 (20.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 26 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 24 (18.46%) Manual Testing
10 24 (18.46%) Selenium
11 23 (17.69%) QA
12 19 (14.62%) Scrum
13 18 (13.85%) Java
13 18 (13.85%) Integration Testing
14 17 (13.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 16 (12.31%) Microsoft
16 15 (11.54%) Test Automation
17 14 (10.77%) Test Management
17 14 (10.77%) DV Cleared
17 14 (10.77%) E-Commerce
17 14 (10.77%) Banking
18 13 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
18 13 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
19 12 (9.23%) Jenkins
19 12 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
19 12 (9.23%) SC Cleared
19 12 (9.23%) LoadRunner
19 12 (9.23%) C#
19 12 (9.23%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (3.85%) ATG Dynamo
2 3 (2.31%) CMS
3 1 (0.77%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Agresso
1 1 (0.77%) BASE24
1 1 (0.77%) Maximo
1 1 (0.77%) SAP PM
1 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.77%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.54%) Internet
2 1 (0.77%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.77%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.54%) DataStage
2 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.77%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.77%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 24 (18.46%) Selenium
2 13 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (9.23%) LoadRunner
3 12 (9.23%) Jenkins
4 10 (7.69%) SpecFlow
5 9 (6.92%) WebDriver
5 9 (6.92%) Cucumber
6 8 (6.15%) Visual Studio
7 6 (4.62%) Rational Functional Tester
8 5 (3.85%) JMeter
8 5 (3.85%) JIRA
9 4 (3.08%) HP UFT
9 4 (3.08%) JBehave
9 4 (3.08%) FitNesse
10 2 (1.54%) TestDirector
10 2 (1.54%) Capybara
11 1 (0.77%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.77%) MSTest
11 1 (0.77%) Behat
11 1 (0.77%) Selenium IDE
General
1 28 (21.54%) Finance
2 14 (10.77%) Banking
3 9 (6.92%) Retail
4 4 (3.08%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.54%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.54%) Back Office
6 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.77%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.77%) Publishing
6 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.77%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.23%) .NET
2 9 (6.92%) HTML
3 4 (3.08%) XML
4 3 (2.31%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.31%) CSS
4 3 (2.31%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.54%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.54%) SOAP
6 1 (0.77%) Web Services
6 1 (0.77%) Middleware
6 1 (0.77%) J2EE
6 1 (0.77%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.38%) User Experience
3 3 (2.31%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.31%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.31%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.54%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.54%) NHS
4 2 (1.54%) AS400
4 2 (1.54%) PKI
5 1 (0.77%) PDA
5 1 (0.77%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.62%) UNIX
2 2 (1.54%) Windows
3 1 (0.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (23.85%) Test Scripting
3 30 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 27 (20.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (18.46%) Manual Testing
6 19 (14.62%) Scrum
7 18 (13.85%) Integration Testing
8 15 (11.54%) Test Automation
9 14 (10.77%) Test Management
9 14 (10.77%) E-Commerce
10 13 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (8.46%) Functional Testing
11 11 (8.46%) SDLC
12 10 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
12 10 (7.69%) BDD
12 10 (7.69%) TDD
13 9 (6.92%) Automated Testing
13 9 (6.92%) Regression Testing
14 8 (6.15%) Project Management
14 8 (6.15%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.38%) SQL
2 18 (13.85%) Java
3 12 (9.23%) C#
4 10 (7.69%) Ruby
5 9 (6.92%) Python
5 9 (6.92%) C++
6 7 (5.38%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.62%) Perl
7 6 (4.62%) Bash Shell
8 5 (3.85%) C
9 1 (0.77%) PHP
9 1 (0.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (35.38%) ISEB
2 37 (28.46%) ISTQB
3 26 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 17 (13.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (10.77%) DV Cleared
6 12 (9.23%) SC Cleared
7 7 (5.38%) Degree
8 3 (2.31%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (1.54%) CISM
9 2 (1.54%) CISSP
9 2 (1.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.77%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (17.69%) QA
2 7 (5.38%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 7 (5.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.77%) Nessus
Vendors
1 16 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.15%) SAP
3 5 (3.85%) HP
3 5 (3.85%) ATG
3 5 (3.85%) Oracle
4 4 (3.08%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.31%) Teradata
5 3 (2.31%) OpenText
6 2 (1.54%) Murex
7 1 (0.77%) Cisco
7 1 (0.77%) IBM
7 1 (0.77%) VMware
7 1 (0.77%) Cerner
7 1 (0.77%) Informatica
7 1 (0.77%) Northgate
7 1 (0.77%) Talend
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
South West
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Rate: £150 - £200 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Bristol
Recruit121
Rate: £300 per day all inclusive.
Posted: 22 days ago