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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 91 104 75
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 51 39 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.57% 1.27% 2.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.37% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 27 38
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£309 £325 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £206 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £405 £353
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 £132.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-73.20% +253.33%
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
3049 2837 2314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.79% 92.44% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1920 1689 1397
Average daily rate £375 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 167 168
Average hourly rate £20.19 £17.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.73% +7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -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 1 April 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 April 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
Wiltshire +5 15 £311 -1.19% 1
Gloucestershire -3 12 £406 -27.77% 3
Bristol +2 11 £308 -3.90% 6
Devon +2 6 £150 -
Dorset +4 1 £290 +215.21%
Somerset -14 1 - - 2
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 44 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (38.18%) Test Scripting
3 33 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 28 (25.45%) Finance
4 28 (25.45%) Security Cleared
5 27 (24.55%) ISEB
5 27 (24.55%) Software Testing
6 23 (20.91%) ISTQB
7 20 (18.18%) SQL
8 19 (17.27%) Test Management
9 18 (16.36%) QA
9 18 (16.36%) Automated Testing
10 17 (15.45%) Microsoft
10 17 (15.45%) Integration Testing
11 15 (13.64%) Scrum
11 15 (13.64%) JIRA
12 14 (12.73%) Selenium
13 13 (11.82%) Manual Testing
13 13 (11.82%) Functional Testing
13 13 (11.82%) User Stories
14 12 (10.91%) Test Automation
14 12 (10.91%) C#
15 11 (10.00%) DV Cleared
15 11 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
15 11 (10.00%) SC Cleared
15 11 (10.00%) BDD
16 10 (9.09%) Cucumber
16 10 (9.09%) Java
16 10 (9.09%) HP
16 10 (9.09%) LoadRunner

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 3 (2.73%) CMS
2 1 (0.91%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 7 (6.36%) MS Office
2 3 (2.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Maximo
2 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.91%) BASE24
2 1 (0.91%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.91%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.91%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.82%) Firewall
1 2 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.82%) Big Data
2 2 (1.82%) DataStage
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 15 (13.64%) JIRA
2 14 (12.73%) Selenium
3 10 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 10 (9.09%) LoadRunner
4 8 (7.27%) SpecFlow
5 7 (6.36%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (6.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (6.36%) Rational Functional Tester
6 5 (4.55%) SoapUI
6 5 (4.55%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.73%) TestDirector
7 3 (2.73%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.82%) Maven
9 1 (0.91%) JUnit
9 1 (0.91%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.91%) Hudson
9 1 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.91%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (25.45%) Finance
2 8 (7.27%) Banking
3 4 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.64%) Retail
4 2 (1.82%) Back Office
4 2 (1.82%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.91%) Marketing
5 1 (0.91%) Electronics
5 1 (0.91%) Legal
5 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.27%) .NET
2 6 (5.45%) Gherkin
3 5 (4.55%) SOAP
4 4 (3.64%) Web Services
4 4 (3.64%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.73%) HTML
5 3 (2.73%) XML
5 3 (2.73%) REST
6 2 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.82%) Middleware
6 2 (1.82%) JSON
7 1 (0.91%) WCF
7 1 (0.91%) WPF
7 1 (0.91%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.18%) User Experience
1 9 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.55%) NHS
3 4 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.73%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (2.73%) Open Source
5 2 (1.82%) Replication
6 1 (0.91%) NPfIT
6 1 (0.91%) DTV
6 1 (0.91%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.18%) UNIX
2 3 (2.73%) Linux
3 2 (1.82%) Windows
4 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.91%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (38.18%) Test Scripting
3 33 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 27 (24.55%) Software Testing
5 19 (17.27%) Test Management
6 18 (16.36%) Automated Testing
7 17 (15.45%) Integration Testing
8 15 (13.64%) Scrum
9 13 (11.82%) Manual Testing
9 13 (11.82%) Functional Testing
9 13 (11.82%) User Stories
10 12 (10.91%) Test Automation
11 11 (10.00%) BDD
12 10 (9.09%) Regression Testing
13 9 (8.18%) TDD
13 9 (8.18%) Test Strategy
14 8 (7.27%) Project Management
15 7 (6.36%) Automation Testing
15 7 (6.36%) System Testing
16 6 (5.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.18%) SQL
2 12 (10.91%) C#
3 10 (9.09%) Java
3 10 (9.09%) Ruby
4 8 (7.27%) Python
4 8 (7.27%) C++
5 7 (6.36%) Perl
5 7 (6.36%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.73%) C
7 1 (0.91%) Lua
7 1 (0.91%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (25.45%) Security Cleared
2 27 (24.55%) ISEB
3 23 (20.91%) ISTQB
4 11 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 11 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (3.64%) BC Cleared
6 4 (3.64%) Degree
7 2 (1.82%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.91%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.36%) QA
2 1 (0.91%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.91%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.82%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (15.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.09%) HP
3 4 (3.64%) Oracle
3 4 (3.64%) SAP
3 4 (3.64%) Informatica
4 3 (2.73%) Teradata
5 2 (1.82%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.82%) Sourcefire
6 1 (0.91%) ATG
6 1 (0.91%) Juniper
6 1 (0.91%) Cerner
6 1 (0.91%) IBM
6 1 (0.91%) Murex
6 1 (0.91%) F5
Taunton, Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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