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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 76 66 68
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 74 39 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.22% 1.74% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.38% 1.88% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 24 60
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £352 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £26.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.85% +23.25%
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
3111 2078 2873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.48% 92.93% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2018 1324 1678
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 166 244
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Bristol +8 29 £298 -8.46% 5
Wiltshire +9 21 £270 -1.81% 2
Somerset -6 9 £325 - 1
Gloucestershire -15 7 £334 +16.08% 3
Devon -26 4 £288 -18.14% 1
Dorset - - - - 1
Avon - - - -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 71 (41.76%) ISEB
2 67 (39.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 66 (38.82%) Test Scripting
4 57 (33.53%) ISTQB
5 51 (30.00%) Security Cleared
6 45 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (25.88%) Software Testing
8 41 (24.12%) Microsoft
9 40 (23.53%) Finance
9 40 (23.53%) SC Cleared
10 37 (21.76%) Test Management
11 36 (21.18%) SQL
12 35 (20.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 26 (15.29%) HP Quality Center
14 24 (14.12%) Team Foundation Server
15 19 (11.18%) Scrum
16 18 (10.59%) C#
17 17 (10.00%) SAP
18 16 (9.41%) Banking
19 15 (8.82%) BDD
20 14 (8.24%) SpecFlow
20 14 (8.24%) Retail
21 13 (7.65%) Project Management
21 13 (7.65%) HP
21 13 (7.65%) Test Automation
21 13 (7.65%) Selenium
22 12 (7.06%) Automation Testing
23 11 (6.47%) Functional Testing
23 11 (6.47%) Manual Testing
23 11 (6.47%) DV Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (1.18%) CMS
2 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.18%) MS Office
2 2 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) assyst
2 1 (0.59%) Maximo
2 1 (0.59%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.59%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (0.59%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.18%) MySQL
4 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.59%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 24 (14.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (8.24%) SpecFlow
3 13 (7.65%) Selenium
4 9 (5.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (5.29%) LoadRunner
5 8 (4.71%) Visual Studio
6 6 (3.53%) SoapUI
7 5 (2.94%) JIRA
8 3 (1.76%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (1.18%) TestDirector
9 2 (1.18%) eggPlant
9 2 (1.18%) LoadUI
9 2 (1.18%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.18%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.18%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (0.59%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.59%) Rational Functional Tester
10 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.59%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.59%) Cucumber
General
1 40 (23.53%) Finance
2 16 (9.41%) Banking
3 14 (8.24%) Retail
4 10 (5.88%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.35%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.18%) Legal
7 1 (0.59%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.47%) .NET
2 9 (5.29%) Gherkin
3 7 (4.12%) Web Services
4 6 (3.53%) SOAP
5 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.59%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.59%) XML
5 1 (0.59%) HTML
5 1 (0.59%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.59%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.94%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.35%) CMDB
3 4 (2.35%) User Experience
4 2 (1.18%) GIS
4 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.59%) Open Source
5 1 (0.59%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.94%) Android
1 5 (2.94%) Apple iOS
2 3 (1.76%) UNIX
3 2 (1.18%) Windows
3 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (39.41%) User Acceptance Testing
2 66 (38.82%) Test Scripting
3 45 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (25.88%) Software Testing
5 37 (21.76%) Test Management
6 19 (11.18%) Scrum
7 15 (8.82%) BDD
8 13 (7.65%) Project Management
8 13 (7.65%) Test Automation
9 12 (7.06%) Automation Testing
10 11 (6.47%) Functional Testing
10 11 (6.47%) Manual Testing
11 10 (5.88%) Integration Testing
12 9 (5.29%) Test Strategy
13 7 (4.12%) Migration
13 7 (4.12%) ETL
14 6 (3.53%) Service Delivery
14 6 (3.53%) Asset Management
14 6 (3.53%) Automated Testing
14 6 (3.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.18%) SQL
2 18 (10.59%) C#
3 8 (4.71%) Java
4 3 (1.76%) PHP
5 2 (1.18%) C
5 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.18%) Ruby
6 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.59%) Python
6 1 (0.59%) VBScript
6 1 (0.59%) VB
6 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.59%) Perl
6 1 (0.59%) C++
Qualifications
1 71 (41.76%) ISEB
2 57 (33.53%) ISTQB
3 51 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 40 (23.53%) SC Cleared
5 35 (20.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (6.47%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.59%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) HL7
2 1 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 26 (15.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (24.12%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.00%) SAP
3 13 (7.65%) HP
4 4 (2.35%) SolarWinds
5 3 (1.76%) IBM
6 2 (1.18%) Cerner
6 2 (1.18%) Informatica
6 2 (1.18%) Oracle
7 1 (0.59%) Talend
7 1 (0.59%) Open Text
7 1 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.59%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.59%) Murex
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