The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 81 58 91
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 56 95 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.99% 3.01% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 3.14% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 74 48
Median daily rate £305 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.59% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £257 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.97 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+54.82% +33.33%
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
2674 3022 3145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.23% 95.81% 96.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1752 2033 2027
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 154 227
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 6 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the South West region over the 3 months to 6 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -2 17 £335 +13.08% 2
Gloucestershire +6 11 £303 -16.55% 5
Somerset +6 8 £225 -34.78%
Bristol -10 6 £260 -15.44% 6
Devon -18 6 £300 -14.28% 2
Dorset 0 2 £346 +109.84% 2
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 46 (38.66%) Test Scripting
2 44 (36.97%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (25.21%) User Acceptance Testing
4 28 (23.53%) Finance
5 22 (18.49%) Software Testing
5 22 (18.49%) Selenium
6 20 (16.81%) BDD
6 20 (16.81%) ISTQB
7 19 (15.97%) Java
7 19 (15.97%) ISEB
8 18 (15.13%) SQL
8 18 (15.13%) Scrum
9 17 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 16 (13.45%) Manual Testing
11 14 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
11 14 (11.76%) WebDriver
11 14 (11.76%) Functional Testing
11 14 (11.76%) SOAP
11 14 (11.76%) Exploratory Testing
12 13 (10.92%) Banking
13 12 (10.08%) Web Services
13 12 (10.08%) HP
13 12 (10.08%) QA
14 11 (9.24%) Microsoft
15 10 (8.40%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (8.40%) Cucumber
15 10 (8.40%) Defect Management
16 9 (7.56%) REST
16 9 (7.56%) Automation Testing
16 9 (7.56%) Performance Testing

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.04%) SAS
2 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.68%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.84%) CMS
3 1 (0.84%) Confluence
3 1 (0.84%) Drupal
3 1 (0.84%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.84%) IIS
3 1 (0.84%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) SAP CO
1 2 (1.68%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.68%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (1.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.20%) VoIP
2 3 (2.52%) Firewall
2 3 (2.52%) MPLS
3 2 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.68%) Internet
4 1 (0.84%) 3G
4 1 (0.84%) 4G
4 1 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.36%) Base SAS
2 4 (3.36%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.68%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.84%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.84%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.84%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (18.49%) Selenium
2 14 (11.76%) WebDriver
3 10 (8.40%) Cucumber
3 10 (8.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (6.72%) JIRA
5 6 (5.04%) SoapUI
6 5 (4.20%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.52%) HP UFT
7 3 (2.52%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.68%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.68%) Hudson
8 2 (1.68%) JMeter
8 2 (1.68%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.84%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.84%) Maven
9 1 (0.84%) SilkPerformer
9 1 (0.84%) Subversion
9 1 (0.84%) Toad
9 1 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.84%) WinRunner
General
1 28 (23.53%) Finance
2 13 (10.92%) Banking
3 7 (5.88%) Retail
4 3 (2.52%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.68%) Electronics
5 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.68%) Marketing
5 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.84%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.76%) SOAP
2 12 (10.08%) Web Services
3 9 (7.56%) .NET
3 9 (7.56%) REST
4 8 (6.72%) XML
5 4 (3.36%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.68%) HTML
7 1 (0.84%) AppFabric
7 1 (0.84%) jQuery
7 1 (0.84%) JSON
7 1 (0.84%) WCF
7 1 (0.84%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.20%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.36%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.68%) iPad
3 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.84%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.84%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.84%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (0.84%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.52%) Linux
1 3 (2.52%) Windows
2 2 (1.68%) Unix
3 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
3 1 (0.84%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (38.66%) Test Scripting
2 44 (36.97%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (25.21%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (18.49%) Software Testing
5 20 (16.81%) BDD
6 18 (15.13%) Scrum
7 16 (13.45%) Manual Testing
8 14 (11.76%) Exploratory Testing
8 14 (11.76%) Functional Testing
9 10 (8.40%) Defect Management
10 9 (7.56%) Automation Testing
10 9 (7.56%) Performance Testing
10 9 (7.56%) Regression Testing
10 9 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (6.72%) Automated Testing
11 8 (6.72%) Kanban
11 8 (6.72%) Test Planning
12 7 (5.88%) Migration
13 6 (5.04%) Configuration Management
13 6 (5.04%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.97%) Java
2 18 (15.13%) SQL
3 9 (7.56%) C#
4 4 (3.36%) Bash Shell
4 4 (3.36%) Python
5 2 (1.68%) Groovy
5 2 (1.68%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.84%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.84%) VB
6 1 (0.84%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (16.81%) ISTQB
2 19 (15.97%) ISEB
3 17 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.72%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.36%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.68%) Degree
8 1 (0.84%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.08%) QA
2 2 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.84%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.84%) SCCM
2 1 (0.84%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (10.08%) HP
2 11 (9.24%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.52%) SAP
4 2 (1.68%) Apple
4 2 (1.68%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.68%) Cisco
4 2 (1.68%) Guidewire
4 2 (1.68%) NETGEAR
4 2 (1.68%) Oracle
4 2 (1.68%) Teradata
5 1 (0.84%) Citrix
5 1 (0.84%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.84%) Forcepoint
5 1 (0.84%) Lotus
5 1 (0.84%) Murex
5 1 (0.84%) Talend
5 1 (0.84%) VMware
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