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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 90 74 83
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 48 70 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.56% 2.20% 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 2.38% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 54 30
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£315 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.27% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £265 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £350 £375
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 £35.50 £72.03 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-50.71% +260.13%
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
2877 2942 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.71% 92.34% 94.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1767 1804 1280
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £499 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 181 148
Average hourly rate £20.09 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.46% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.07 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.63 £45.00 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 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 1 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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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
Wiltshire +8 15 £316 -2.17%
Bristol +3 10 £300 +9.09% 8
Gloucestershire -6 9 £438 -16.66% 3
Somerset -21 5 £244 -15.21% 2
Devon +6 4 £175 -48.14% 2
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 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 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (31.13%) Test Scripting
3 31 (29.25%) Finance
4 23 (21.70%) ISEB
5 22 (20.75%) Software Testing
5 22 (20.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 21 (19.81%) Security Cleared
7 20 (18.87%) ISTQB
7 20 (18.87%) SQL
8 16 (15.09%) QA
9 15 (14.15%) Manual Testing
10 14 (13.21%) Test Management
10 14 (13.21%) Selenium
11 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
12 12 (11.32%) Java
12 12 (11.32%) Scrum
12 12 (11.32%) Functional Testing
13 11 (10.38%) JIRA
13 11 (10.38%) Automated Testing
14 10 (9.43%) DV Cleared
14 10 (9.43%) HP Quality Center
14 10 (9.43%) Test Automation
14 10 (9.43%) User Stories
15 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (8.49%) LoadRunner
16 8 (7.55%) HP
16 8 (7.55%) E-Commerce
16 8 (7.55%) Ruby
16 8 (7.55%) Banking
16 8 (7.55%) User Experience

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 (3.77%) ATG Dynamo
2 3 (2.83%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (5.66%) MS Office
2 1 (0.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Maximo
2 1 (0.94%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.94%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.94%) Agresso
2 1 (0.94%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.94%) BASE24
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (1.89%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.83%) DataStage
3 2 (1.89%) Big Data
4 1 (0.94%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (13.21%) Selenium
2 11 (10.38%) JIRA
3 9 (8.49%) LoadRunner
4 8 (7.55%) WebDriver
5 7 (6.60%) Cucumber
6 6 (5.66%) Rational Functional Tester
7 5 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (4.72%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (3.77%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.83%) FitNesse
9 3 (2.83%) TestDirector
10 2 (1.89%) Maven
10 2 (1.89%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.89%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.94%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.94%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.94%) MSTest
11 1 (0.94%) JBehave
11 1 (0.94%) JUnit
11 1 (0.94%) JMeter
General
1 31 (29.25%) Finance
2 8 (7.55%) Banking
3 4 (3.77%) Retail
4 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.89%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.89%) Back Office
6 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.94%) Electronics
6 1 (0.94%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.94%) Legal
6 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.94%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.72%) .NET
2 4 (3.77%) HTML
2 4 (3.77%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.77%) XML
3 3 (2.83%) REST
3 3 (2.83%) SOAP
4 2 (1.89%) Middleware
4 2 (1.89%) JSON
4 2 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.94%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.55%) User Experience
3 5 (4.72%) NHS
4 4 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.83%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.89%) PKI
6 2 (1.89%) Open Source
7 1 (0.94%) DTV
7 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.94%) NPfIT
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.60%) UNIX
2 2 (1.89%) Linux
3 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.94%) Android
3 1 (0.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (31.13%) Test Scripting
3 22 (20.75%) Software Testing
3 22 (20.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (14.15%) Manual Testing
5 14 (13.21%) Test Management
6 12 (11.32%) Scrum
6 12 (11.32%) Functional Testing
7 11 (10.38%) Automated Testing
8 10 (9.43%) Test Automation
8 10 (9.43%) User Stories
9 8 (7.55%) E-Commerce
10 7 (6.60%) BDD
10 7 (6.60%) Integration Testing
10 7 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (6.60%) Project Management
11 6 (5.66%) Regression Testing
11 6 (5.66%) Time Management
11 6 (5.66%) Test Planning
12 5 (4.72%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.87%) SQL
2 12 (11.32%) Java
3 8 (7.55%) Ruby
4 7 (6.60%) C#
5 6 (5.66%) C++
5 6 (5.66%) Perl
5 6 (5.66%) Python
5 6 (5.66%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.89%) C
7 1 (0.94%) PHP
7 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (21.70%) ISEB
2 21 (19.81%) Security Cleared
3 20 (18.87%) ISTQB
4 10 (9.43%) DV Cleared
5 6 (5.66%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (4.72%) Degree
7 4 (3.77%) BC Cleared
8 3 (2.83%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (1.89%) CISSP
9 2 (1.89%) CISM
10 1 (0.94%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.09%) QA
2 6 (5.66%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.94%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (1.89%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (9.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.55%) HP
3 6 (5.66%) SAP
4 4 (3.77%) ATG
4 4 (3.77%) Teradata
4 4 (3.77%) Informatica
4 4 (3.77%) Oracle
5 2 (1.89%) Sourcefire
6 1 (0.94%) F5
6 1 (0.94%) IBM
6 1 (0.94%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.94%) Murex
6 1 (0.94%) Juniper
6 1 (0.94%) Cerner
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