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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 81 64 85
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 53 81 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.78% 2.70% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 2.92% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 66 22
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£310 £300 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -0.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £256 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £34.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.03% +39.00%
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
2798 2771 1947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.80% 92.49% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1754 1789 1173
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 196 143
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £15.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +4 18 £293 +6.36% 15
Wiltshire +5 11 £333 +3.98% 1
Gloucestershire -5 8 £419 +25.00% 1
Somerset -11 6 £244 -11.36%
Devon +2 5 £300 -11.25% 4
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 42 (38.53%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (29.36%) Test Scripting
3 31 (28.44%) Finance
4 27 (24.77%) ISEB
5 26 (23.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 23 (21.10%) Software Testing
6 23 (21.10%) ISTQB
7 22 (20.18%) SQL
8 19 (17.43%) Security Cleared
9 16 (14.68%) Microsoft
9 16 (14.68%) QA
10 15 (13.76%) Selenium
11 14 (12.84%) Manual Testing
12 11 (10.09%) Test Management
12 11 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (10.09%) JIRA
12 11 (10.09%) E-Commerce
13 10 (9.17%) Java
13 10 (9.17%) Scrum
13 10 (9.17%) Integration Testing
13 10 (9.17%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (9.17%) Functional Testing
14 9 (8.26%) User Experience
14 9 (8.26%) Banking
15 8 (7.34%) User Stories
15 8 (7.34%) DV Cleared
16 7 (6.42%) WebDriver
16 7 (6.42%) Automated Testing
16 7 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
16 7 (6.42%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (3.67%) ATG Dynamo
2 3 (2.75%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (5.50%) MS Office
2 2 (1.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Cerner Millennium
1 1 (0.92%) BASE24
1 1 (0.92%) Maximo
1 1 (0.92%) SAP Payroll
1 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.92%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.92%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.83%) Internet
2 1 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.75%) DataStage
3 2 (1.83%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.92%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.92%) Big Data
4 1 (0.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (13.76%) Selenium
2 11 (10.09%) JIRA
3 7 (6.42%) WebDriver
4 6 (5.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (5.50%) LoadRunner
4 6 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (4.59%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.67%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.67%) Jenkins
6 4 (3.67%) Rational Functional Tester
7 3 (2.75%) SpecFlow
7 3 (2.75%) FitNesse
7 3 (2.75%) TestDirector
8 2 (1.83%) Maven
8 2 (1.83%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.92%) JBehave
9 1 (0.92%) TestNG
9 1 (0.92%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.92%) Selenium IDE
General
1 31 (28.44%) Finance
2 9 (8.26%) Banking
3 6 (5.50%) Retail
4 4 (3.67%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.83%) Back Office
5 2 (1.83%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.92%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.92%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.59%) .NET
2 4 (3.67%) HTML
2 4 (3.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.67%) XML
3 3 (2.75%) REST
3 3 (2.75%) SOAP
4 2 (1.83%) Middleware
4 2 (1.83%) JSON
4 2 (1.83%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.26%) User Experience
3 5 (4.59%) NHS
4 4 (3.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.83%) PKI
5 2 (1.83%) Open Source
5 2 (1.83%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.92%) NPfIT
6 1 (0.92%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.67%) UNIX
2 2 (1.83%) Linux
3 1 (0.92%) Android
3 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (38.53%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (29.36%) Test Scripting
3 26 (23.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 23 (21.10%) Software Testing
5 14 (12.84%) Manual Testing
6 11 (10.09%) Test Management
6 11 (10.09%) E-Commerce
7 10 (9.17%) Scrum
7 10 (9.17%) Integration Testing
7 10 (9.17%) Functional Testing
8 8 (7.34%) User Stories
9 7 (6.42%) Automated Testing
9 7 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (6.42%) Project Management
10 6 (5.50%) Waterfall
10 6 (5.50%) BDD
10 6 (5.50%) Test Automation
10 6 (5.50%) System Testing
10 6 (5.50%) Time Management
10 6 (5.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.18%) SQL
2 10 (9.17%) Java
3 7 (6.42%) C#
4 4 (3.67%) Python
4 4 (3.67%) C++
4 4 (3.67%) Perl
4 4 (3.67%) Ruby
4 4 (3.67%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.83%) C
6 1 (0.92%) PHP
6 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (24.77%) ISEB
2 23 (21.10%) ISTQB
3 19 (17.43%) Security Cleared
4 8 (7.34%) DV Cleared
5 6 (5.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (4.59%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.59%) Degree
7 4 (3.67%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (3.67%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.83%) CISM
8 2 (1.83%) CISSP
8 2 (1.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.92%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.68%) QA
2 6 (5.50%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.92%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (9.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (14.68%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.42%) SAP
2 7 (6.42%) HP
3 5 (4.59%) Oracle
4 4 (3.67%) ATG
4 4 (3.67%) Teradata
5 3 (2.75%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.75%) Informatica
6 2 (1.83%) Murex
7 1 (0.92%) F5
7 1 (0.92%) Sourcefire
7 1 (0.92%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.92%) Cerner