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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
England / South West
Rank 62 80 90
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 80 71 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.95% 2.37% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.10% 2.47% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 52 44
Median daily rate £300 £311 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £238 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £439 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.85 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-38.92% +8.33%

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
2577 2878 3075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.02% 96.16% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1675 1912 1943
Median daily rate £385 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 167 157
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +10 18 £301 -3.60% 2
Gloucestershire +3 16 £285 -21.37% 5
Somerset +3 13 £295 +0.42%
Devon -1 12 £350 -20.45%
Bristol -4 9 £210 -22.72% 9
Dorset +7 5 £363 +16.00%
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 69 (51.49%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (33.58%) Test Scripting
3 31 (23.13%) Finance
4 29 (21.64%) ISEB
5 27 (20.15%) ISTQB
6 26 (19.40%) Selenium
6 26 (19.40%) Security Cleared
6 26 (19.40%) BDD
7 25 (18.66%) Scrum
8 24 (17.91%) Java
8 24 (17.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (14.93%) SQL
9 20 (14.93%) Software Testing
10 19 (14.18%) Banking
10 19 (14.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (14.18%) Defect Management
11 18 (13.43%) WebDriver
11 18 (13.43%) Manual Testing
11 18 (13.43%) C#
12 17 (12.69%) Functional Testing
13 16 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (11.19%) Automated Testing
14 15 (11.19%) QA
14 15 (11.19%) Test Automation
14 15 (11.19%) HP Quality Center
15 14 (10.45%) HP
16 13 (9.70%) Microsoft
16 13 (9.70%) .NET
16 13 (9.70%) SC Cleared
16 13 (9.70%) Cucumber

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 5 (3.73%) SAS
2 3 (2.24%) CMS
3 1 (0.75%) Confluence
3 1 (0.75%) Drupal
3 1 (0.75%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.49%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.75%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.75%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.24%) GitHub
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.73%) Data Mart
1 5 (3.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.24%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.75%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.75%) MySQL
4 1 (0.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 26 (19.40%) Selenium
2 19 (14.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (13.43%) WebDriver
4 13 (9.70%) Cucumber
5 9 (6.72%) JIRA
5 9 (6.72%) SoapUI
6 8 (5.97%) SpecFlow
6 8 (5.97%) Visual Studio
7 7 (5.22%) HP UFT
8 4 (2.99%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.99%) JMeter
8 4 (2.99%) LoadRunner
8 4 (2.99%) Spock
8 4 (2.99%) TestComplete
9 3 (2.24%) Rational Functional Tester
10 2 (1.49%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.75%) Calabash
11 1 (0.75%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (0.75%) Subversion
11 1 (0.75%) Vagrant
General
1 31 (23.13%) Finance
2 19 (14.18%) Banking
3 9 (6.72%) Retail
4 7 (5.22%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.49%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.75%) Local Government
6 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.70%) .NET
2 11 (8.21%) SOAP
3 10 (7.46%) Web Services
4 9 (6.72%) XML
5 8 (5.97%) REST
6 4 (2.99%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.49%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.49%) JSON
7 2 (1.49%) XSD
8 1 (0.75%) AppFabric
8 1 (0.75%) HTML
8 1 (0.75%) Spring
8 1 (0.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.24%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.49%) iPad
4 1 (0.75%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.75%) Fintech
4 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.75%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.48%) Unix
2 3 (2.24%) Windows
3 2 (1.49%) Android
3 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (51.49%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (33.58%) Test Scripting
3 26 (19.40%) BDD
4 25 (18.66%) Scrum
5 24 (17.91%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (14.93%) Software Testing
7 19 (14.18%) Defect Management
8 18 (13.43%) Manual Testing
9 17 (12.69%) Functional Testing
10 16 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (11.19%) Automated Testing
11 15 (11.19%) Test Automation
12 11 (8.21%) Exploratory Testing
13 10 (7.46%) Migration
13 10 (7.46%) Test Management
14 9 (6.72%) Kanban
14 9 (6.72%) Regression Testing
15 8 (5.97%) Test Planning
15 8 (5.97%) Waterfall
16 7 (5.22%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.91%) Java
2 20 (14.93%) SQL
3 18 (13.43%) C#
4 6 (4.48%) Bash Shell
4 6 (4.48%) Python
4 6 (4.48%) Ruby
4 6 (4.48%) VBScript
5 4 (2.99%) F#
5 4 (2.99%) Groovy
6 3 (2.24%) C
6 3 (2.24%) C++
6 3 (2.24%) Perl
6 3 (2.24%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.49%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (21.64%) ISEB
2 27 (20.15%) ISTQB
3 26 (19.40%) Security Cleared
4 13 (9.70%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (3.73%) Degree
6 5 (3.73%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.75%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.19%) QA
2 2 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.49%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.75%) Basel II
3 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (11.19%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.24%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.24%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.75%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 14 (10.45%) HP
2 13 (9.70%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.22%) Oracle
4 5 (3.73%) Murex
5 4 (2.99%) SAP
6 3 (2.24%) Cisco
6 3 (2.24%) Guidewire
6 3 (2.24%) Teradata
7 2 (1.49%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.49%) IBM
8 1 (0.75%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.75%) Cognos
8 1 (0.75%) Concur
8 1 (0.75%) IBM Sterling
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