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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 80 83 72
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 62 41 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.99% 1.67% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 1.82% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 30 39
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£315 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £425 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-4.92% -23.96%
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
2920 2258 2320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.92% 92.09% 93.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1898 1393 1378
Average daily rate £380 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £476 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 168 196
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £35.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Bristol +7 18 £315 -21.25% 7
Wiltshire -1 15 £300 +3.44% 1
Gloucestershire -10 11 £378 +0.66% 6
Somerset -7 5 £325 - 1
Devon -14 4 £103 -69.62% 2
Dorset - 1 £290 - 1
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 46 (40.35%) Test Scripting
2 44 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (28.07%) ISEB
3 32 (28.07%) User Acceptance Testing
4 31 (27.19%) Security Cleared
4 31 (27.19%) Finance
5 26 (22.81%) Software Testing
5 26 (22.81%) ISTQB
6 23 (20.18%) SQL
7 21 (18.42%) Microsoft
7 21 (18.42%) Automated Testing
8 20 (17.54%) Selenium
9 17 (14.91%) JIRA
9 17 (14.91%) Test Management
9 17 (14.91%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (14.04%) Scrum
10 16 (14.04%) HP
10 16 (14.04%) Integration Testing
10 16 (14.04%) SC Cleared
11 14 (12.28%) User Stories
12 13 (11.40%) Manual Testing
12 13 (11.40%) Test Automation
12 13 (11.40%) C#
13 11 (9.65%) .NET
13 11 (9.65%) QuickTest Pro
13 11 (9.65%) Cucumber
13 11 (9.65%) BDD
13 11 (9.65%) Test Strategy
14 10 (8.77%) SpecFlow
14 10 (8.77%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 2 (1.75%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (6.14%) MS Office
2 2 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Maximo
2 1 (0.88%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.88%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.63%) Firewall
2 2 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.75%) Big Data
3 1 (0.88%) DataStage
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (17.54%) Selenium
2 17 (14.91%) JIRA
3 11 (9.65%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (9.65%) Cucumber
4 10 (8.77%) SpecFlow
5 8 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (5.26%) WebDriver
6 6 (5.26%) LoadRunner
7 5 (4.39%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.63%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.63%) Maven
8 3 (2.63%) Rational Functional Tester
9 2 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.88%) JUnit
10 1 (0.88%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.88%) Hudson
10 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.88%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
General
1 31 (27.19%) Finance
2 10 (8.77%) Banking
3 5 (4.39%) Retail Banking
3 5 (4.39%) Retail
4 4 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Legal
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.65%) .NET
2 7 (6.14%) Gherkin
3 5 (4.39%) SOAP
4 4 (3.51%) Web Services
5 3 (2.63%) XML
5 3 (2.63%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.63%) REST
6 2 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.75%) JSON
6 2 (1.75%) Middleware
7 1 (0.88%) POSIX
7 1 (0.88%) HTML
7 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.88%) CSS
7 1 (0.88%) WCF
7 1 (0.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.39%) NHS
1 5 (4.39%) User Experience
2 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.63%) Open Source
4 2 (1.75%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.75%) Replication
5 1 (0.88%) NPfIT
5 1 (0.88%) GIS
5 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.88%) DTV
5 1 (0.88%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.26%) UNIX
2 3 (2.63%) Windows
2 3 (2.63%) Linux
3 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.88%) Android
3 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (40.35%) Test Scripting
2 44 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (28.07%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (22.81%) Software Testing
5 21 (18.42%) Automated Testing
6 17 (14.91%) Test Management
7 16 (14.04%) Scrum
7 16 (14.04%) Integration Testing
8 14 (12.28%) User Stories
9 13 (11.40%) Manual Testing
9 13 (11.40%) Test Automation
10 11 (9.65%) BDD
10 11 (9.65%) Test Strategy
11 9 (7.89%) Functional Testing
12 8 (7.02%) Automation Testing
12 8 (7.02%) TDD
12 8 (7.02%) Regression Testing
13 7 (6.14%) Project Management
13 7 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (6.14%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.18%) SQL
2 13 (11.40%) C#
3 8 (7.02%) Java
4 6 (5.26%) Ruby
5 4 (3.51%) C++
5 4 (3.51%) Python
6 3 (2.63%) Perl
6 3 (2.63%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.75%) PHP
7 2 (1.75%) C
8 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.88%) Lua
Qualifications
1 32 (28.07%) ISEB
2 31 (27.19%) Security Cleared
3 26 (22.81%) ISTQB
4 16 (14.04%) SC Cleared
5 8 (7.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (7.02%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.63%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.75%) Degree
8 1 (0.88%) OCA
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.77%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.88%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (1.75%) Snort
Systems Management
1 17 (14.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.04%) HP
3 4 (3.51%) Informatica
4 3 (2.63%) Oracle
4 3 (2.63%) Cerner
4 3 (2.63%) Open Text
5 2 (1.75%) Sourcefire
5 2 (1.75%) IBM
5 2 (1.75%) SAP
6 1 (0.88%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.88%) Murex
6 1 (0.88%) Juniper
6 1 (0.88%) Teradata
6 1 (0.88%) F5
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