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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 77 95 90
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 71 55 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.36% 1.70% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 1.77% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 43 29
Average daily rate £325 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £201 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £396 £425
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 £26.25 £30.00 £34.06
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.90%
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
2868 3101 2350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.38% 95.89% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1943 1975 1414
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 177 161
Average hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Devon +9 17 £425 +314.63% 1
Bristol 0 15 £272 -13.73% 12
Gloucestershire +12 13 £363 -3.97% 6
Somerset +9 9 £300 -7.69% 3
Wiltshire -11 7 £300 -3.61% 4
Dorset +7 3 £313 +7.75% 1
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 73 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (35.26%) Security Cleared
3 44 (25.43%) ISTQB
4 43 (24.86%) SC Cleared
5 42 (24.28%) Test Scripting
6 39 (22.54%) QA
6 39 (22.54%) Software Testing
6 39 (22.54%) Microsoft
7 38 (21.97%) Test Automation
8 35 (20.23%) ISEB
9 33 (19.08%) Finance
10 31 (17.92%) User Acceptance Testing
11 30 (17.34%) Ruby
11 30 (17.34%) Gherkin
12 29 (16.76%) Cucumber
12 29 (16.76%) Selenium
12 29 (16.76%) ITIL
13 27 (15.61%) MS Office
13 27 (15.61%) Scrum
13 27 (15.61%) Functional Testing
14 25 (14.45%) Capybara
15 24 (13.87%) Office 365
15 24 (13.87%) Manual Testing
16 21 (12.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 20 (11.56%) Test Management
18 19 (10.98%) Automated Testing
18 19 (10.98%) Active Directory
19 18 (10.40%) SQL
20 16 (9.25%) Integration Testing
20 16 (9.25%) Waterfall

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (1.73%) ATG Dynamo
1 3 (1.73%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.16%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.58%) IIS
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.58%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (15.61%) MS Office
2 9 (5.20%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) MS Project
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.31%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.58%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.58%) Maximo
3 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.58%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.87%) Office 365
2 1 (0.58%) IaaS
2 1 (0.58%) SaaS
2 1 (0.58%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.16%) Value-Added Service
2 1 (0.58%) IP Telephony
2 1 (0.58%) LAN
2 1 (0.58%) VoIP
2 1 (0.58%) WAN
2 1 (0.58%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.16%) Big Data
3 2 (1.16%) MS Access
4 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.58%) DB2
4 1 (0.58%) MySQL
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (16.76%) Cucumber
1 29 (16.76%) Selenium
2 25 (14.45%) Capybara
3 14 (8.09%) SpecFlow
4 10 (5.78%) Jenkins
4 10 (5.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (5.20%) WebDriver
6 6 (3.47%) JIRA
7 5 (2.89%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.31%) FitNesse
8 4 (2.31%) HP UFT
8 4 (2.31%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.73%) Rational Functional Tester
10 2 (1.16%) JMeter
10 2 (1.16%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.58%) Ant
11 1 (0.58%) JUnit
11 1 (0.58%) MSTest
11 1 (0.58%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.58%) WATIR
General
1 33 (19.08%) Finance
2 12 (6.94%) Banking
3 6 (3.47%) Retail
4 5 (2.89%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.31%) Billing
6 3 (1.73%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.16%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.16%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.16%) Law
7 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.16%) Marketing
7 2 (1.16%) Military
8 1 (0.58%) Electronics
8 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (17.34%) Gherkin
2 7 (4.05%) .NET
3 1 (0.58%) HTML
3 1 (0.58%) Middleware
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.58%) REST
3 1 (0.58%) RESTful
3 1 (0.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.89%) NHS
3 3 (1.73%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.16%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.16%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.16%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.58%) CCTV
5 1 (0.58%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.58%) IVR
5 1 (0.58%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.58%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.58%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.58%) User Experience
5 1 (0.58%) VCE vBlock
5 1 (0.58%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.58%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.20%) Windows
2 5 (2.89%) Unix
3 4 (2.31%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.73%) Linux
5 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.58%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.58%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (42.20%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (24.28%) Test Scripting
3 39 (22.54%) Software Testing
4 38 (21.97%) Test Automation
5 31 (17.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 29 (16.76%) ITIL
7 27 (15.61%) Functional Testing
7 27 (15.61%) Scrum
8 24 (13.87%) Manual Testing
9 20 (11.56%) Test Management
10 19 (10.98%) Automated Testing
11 16 (9.25%) Integration Testing
11 16 (9.25%) Waterfall
12 14 (8.09%) Security Testing
12 14 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (7.51%) User Stories
14 12 (6.94%) Non-Functional Testing
15 11 (6.36%) Time Management
16 10 (5.78%) Mentoring
16 10 (5.78%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 30 (17.34%) Ruby
2 18 (10.40%) SQL
3 10 (5.78%) Java
4 7 (4.05%) C#
5 6 (3.47%) PHP
6 5 (2.89%) C++
6 5 (2.89%) Python
7 4 (2.31%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.16%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.16%) Perl
9 1 (0.58%) C
9 1 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (35.26%) Security Cleared
2 44 (25.43%) ISTQB
3 43 (24.86%) SC Cleared
4 35 (20.23%) ISEB
5 21 (12.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (6.94%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.31%) Degree
8 2 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (22.54%) QA
2 4 (2.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.73%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (10.98%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (7.51%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.58%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.58%) SCCM
2 1 (0.58%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (22.54%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.62%) SAP
3 6 (3.47%) HP
4 5 (2.89%) Oracle
5 4 (2.31%) Cisco
6 3 (1.73%) ATG
6 3 (1.73%) Avaya
6 3 (1.73%) EMC
6 3 (1.73%) IBM
7 2 (1.16%) BMC
7 2 (1.16%) Murex
7 2 (1.16%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.16%) Talend
7 2 (1.16%) Verint
7 2 (1.16%) VMware
8 1 (0.58%) Cerner
8 1 (0.58%) Citrix
8 1 (0.58%) Informatica
8 1 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.58%) Symantec
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