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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 74 69 56
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 76 80 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.50% 2.50% 3.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.63% 2.61% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 59 75
Median daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £378 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £23.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+43.47% -25.27%
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
2887 3062 2844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.84% 95.51% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1872 1948 1858
Median daily rate £365 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 203 170
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.03 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.50% -4.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.19 £38.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 22 £300 - 1
Somerset +22 15 £275 -19.11%
Gloucestershire +3 15 £305 +1.66% 5
Bristol -15 12 £300 +2.56% 6
Dorset +3 8 £298 +70.00%
Devon -1 1 £400 +24.03% 1
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 51 (34.46%) Finance
2 41 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (25.68%) Software Testing
4 36 (24.32%) Test Scripting
5 35 (23.65%) Security Cleared
6 33 (22.30%) ISTQB
7 29 (19.59%) User Acceptance Testing
7 29 (19.59%) ISEB
8 27 (18.24%) SQL
8 27 (18.24%) Selenium
9 25 (16.89%) Functional Testing
10 21 (14.19%) Manual Testing
11 19 (12.84%) Banking
12 18 (12.16%) HP Quality Center
13 16 (10.81%) SC Cleared
13 16 (10.81%) QA
13 16 (10.81%) Automated Testing
14 15 (10.14%) Java
15 14 (9.46%) JIRA
16 13 (8.78%) Non-Functional Testing
16 13 (8.78%) Automation Testing
16 13 (8.78%) C#
16 13 (8.78%) Retail
16 13 (8.78%) Scrum
17 12 (8.11%) DV Cleared
18 11 (7.43%) WebDriver
18 11 (7.43%) LoadRunner
18 11 (7.43%) Microsoft
18 11 (7.43%) MS Excel
18 11 (7.43%) ERP

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 (4.05%) SAS
2 5 (3.38%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.03%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.68%) Confluence
4 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (7.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.03%) MS Office
3 2 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.35%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.68%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.68%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.70%) Amazon S3
2 4 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.41%) VPN
2 5 (3.38%) VoIP
3 4 (2.70%) HTTPS
3 4 (2.70%) LAN
3 4 (2.70%) SAN
3 4 (2.70%) SSL
3 4 (2.70%) WAN
4 2 (1.35%) Internet
5 1 (0.68%) 3G
5 1 (0.68%) 4G
5 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.38%) Electronic Patient Records
3 3 (2.03%) Base SAS
3 3 (2.03%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 2 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (18.24%) Selenium
2 14 (9.46%) JIRA
3 11 (7.43%) LoadRunner
3 11 (7.43%) WebDriver
4 10 (6.76%) Cucumber
5 9 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (3.38%) HP UFT
7 4 (2.70%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.70%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.70%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.70%) WATIR
8 3 (2.03%) Capybara
8 3 (2.03%) Rational Functional Tester
8 3 (2.03%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.35%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.68%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.68%) Hudson
10 1 (0.68%) MSTest
10 1 (0.68%) Robot Framework
10 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 51 (34.46%) Finance
2 19 (12.84%) Banking
3 13 (8.78%) Retail
4 10 (6.76%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.70%) Electronics
5 4 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.70%) Marketing
5 4 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.03%) Games
7 1 (0.68%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.41%) SOAP
2 7 (4.73%) Web Services
3 3 (2.03%) Behat
3 3 (2.03%) Itk
3 3 (2.03%) REST
3 3 (2.03%) XML
4 2 (1.35%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.68%) HTML
5 1 (0.68%) jQuery
5 1 (0.68%) JSON
5 1 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.76%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (4.73%) NHS
3 5 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.38%) IPTV
4 3 (2.03%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.35%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.68%) EPoS
6 1 (0.68%) iPad
6 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.68%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.76%) Windows
2 6 (4.05%) Linux
3 3 (2.03%) Android
3 3 (2.03%) Unix
4 2 (1.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (25.68%) Software Testing
3 36 (24.32%) Test Scripting
4 29 (19.59%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (16.89%) Functional Testing
6 21 (14.19%) Manual Testing
7 16 (10.81%) Automated Testing
8 13 (8.78%) Automation Testing
8 13 (8.78%) Non-Functional Testing
8 13 (8.78%) Scrum
9 11 (7.43%) ERP
10 10 (6.76%) Performance Testing
11 9 (6.08%) Regression Testing
11 9 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (5.41%) Configuration Management
12 8 (5.41%) Defect Management
12 8 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (5.41%) Load Testing
13 7 (4.73%) Test Automation
13 7 (4.73%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.24%) SQL
2 15 (10.14%) Java
3 13 (8.78%) C#
4 7 (4.73%) Python
4 7 (4.73%) Ruby
5 6 (4.05%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.03%) C
6 3 (2.03%) C++
6 3 (2.03%) Perl
7 2 (1.35%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.35%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.68%) Groovy
8 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.68%) VB
8 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (23.65%) Security Cleared
2 33 (22.30%) ISTQB
3 29 (19.59%) ISEB
4 16 (10.81%) SC Cleared
5 12 (8.11%) DV Cleared
6 6 (4.05%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (3.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (2.70%) CCNA
8 4 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.81%) QA
2 3 (2.03%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (12.16%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.35%) SCCM
3 1 (0.68%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (7.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.08%) Citrix
2 9 (6.08%) HP
3 6 (4.05%) Oracle
4 5 (3.38%) SAP
5 3 (2.03%) Rally
6 2 (1.35%) Cisco
6 2 (1.35%) Teradata
6 2 (1.35%) VMware
7 1 (0.68%) Apple
7 1 (0.68%) Lotus
7 1 (0.68%) Talend
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