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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 77 85 54
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 66 57 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.24% 1.83% 3.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.34% 1.91% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 86
Median daily rate £324 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £261 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £386 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.81% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £31.16
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -11.75%
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
2816 2984 2853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.39% 95.83% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1821 1927 1857
Median daily rate £365 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 200 179
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.65 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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
Bristol +5 17 £290 +3.57% 6
Wiltshire -11 17 £333 +5.47%
Gloucestershire +7 13 £375 -1.63% 1
Somerset +13 10 £300 +9.09%
Dorset -7 4 £283 +61.42% 1
Devon -1 2 £400 +29.03%
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 45 (34.35%) Finance
2 42 (32.06%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (28.24%) Security Cleared
4 32 (24.43%) ISTQB
5 29 (22.14%) Software Testing
6 28 (21.37%) ISEB
7 25 (19.08%) SQL
7 25 (19.08%) Test Scripting
8 24 (18.32%) Selenium
9 22 (16.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (15.27%) Microsoft
11 17 (12.98%) Ruby
11 17 (12.98%) Automated Testing
11 17 (12.98%) Banking
11 17 (12.98%) QA
11 17 (12.98%) SC Cleared
11 17 (12.98%) Cucumber
12 15 (11.45%) Scrum
12 15 (11.45%) Manual Testing
13 14 (10.69%) C#
13 14 (10.69%) MS Office
14 13 (9.92%) DV Cleared
14 13 (9.92%) JIRA
14 13 (9.92%) Functional Testing
14 13 (9.92%) Non-Functional Testing
14 13 (9.92%) HP Quality Center
15 12 (9.16%) Capybara
15 12 (9.16%) Java
15 12 (9.16%) ITIL
16 11 (8.40%) 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 (4.58%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.82%) SAS
3 4 (3.05%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.53%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.76%) ATG Dynamo
5 1 (0.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (10.69%) MS Office
2 9 (6.87%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.53%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.76%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.87%) Office 365
2 5 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.05%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (3.05%) Amazon S3
3 4 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.11%) VPN
2 4 (3.05%) HTTPS
2 4 (3.05%) LAN
2 4 (3.05%) SAN
2 4 (3.05%) SSL
2 4 (3.05%) WAN
3 1 (0.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.82%) Electronic Patient Records
3 3 (2.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.53%) Base SAS
4 2 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.76%) DB2
5 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.76%) MySQL
5 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (18.32%) Selenium
2 17 (12.98%) Cucumber
3 13 (9.92%) JIRA
4 12 (9.16%) Capybara
5 11 (8.40%) LoadRunner
6 10 (7.63%) WebDriver
7 8 (6.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (3.82%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.05%) Git (software)
9 4 (3.05%) SpecFlow
9 4 (3.05%) WATIR
10 3 (2.29%) Rational Functional Tester
11 2 (1.53%) FitNesse
11 2 (1.53%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.53%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.53%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.76%) JUnit
12 1 (0.76%) Maven
12 1 (0.76%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 45 (34.35%) Finance
2 17 (12.98%) Banking
3 10 (7.63%) Retail
4 9 (6.87%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.05%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.29%) Electronics
6 3 (2.29%) Games
6 3 (2.29%) Marketing
6 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.76%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.76%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.40%) Gherkin
2 4 (3.05%) SOAP
2 4 (3.05%) Web Services
3 3 (2.29%) Behat
3 3 (2.29%) Itk
4 2 (1.53%) REST
4 2 (1.53%) XML
5 1 (0.76%) .NET
5 1 (0.76%) HTML
5 1 (0.76%) JSON
5 1 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.34%) NHS
2 6 (4.58%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (3.82%) IPTV
4 3 (2.29%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.53%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.76%) EPoS
6 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.76%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.87%) Windows
2 4 (3.05%) Linux
2 4 (3.05%) Unix
3 3 (2.29%) Android
4 2 (1.53%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (32.06%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (22.14%) Software Testing
3 25 (19.08%) Test Scripting
4 22 (16.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (12.98%) Automated Testing
6 15 (11.45%) Manual Testing
6 15 (11.45%) Scrum
7 13 (9.92%) Functional Testing
7 13 (9.92%) Non-Functional Testing
8 12 (9.16%) ITIL
9 11 (8.40%) ERP
10 10 (7.63%) Performance Testing
10 10 (7.63%) Test Automation
11 9 (6.87%) Automation Testing
12 8 (6.11%) Defect Management
12 8 (6.11%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (6.11%) Load Testing
12 8 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (5.34%) Test Management
13 7 (5.34%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.08%) SQL
2 17 (12.98%) Ruby
3 14 (10.69%) C#
4 12 (9.16%) Java
5 6 (4.58%) Python
6 5 (3.82%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.29%) C
7 3 (2.29%) C++
7 3 (2.29%) Perl
8 2 (1.53%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (28.24%) Security Cleared
2 32 (24.43%) ISTQB
3 28 (21.37%) ISEB
4 17 (12.98%) SC Cleared
5 13 (9.92%) DV Cleared
6 7 (5.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (3.05%) CCNA
7 4 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.53%) Degree
10 1 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.98%) QA
2 3 (2.29%) HL7
3 2 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.53%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (9.92%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.29%) SCCM
3 2 (1.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (15.27%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.11%) Citrix
3 6 (4.58%) HP
3 6 (4.58%) SAP
4 5 (3.82%) Oracle
5 3 (2.29%) Rally
5 3 (2.29%) Teradata
5 3 (2.29%) VMware
6 2 (1.53%) Cisco
7 1 (0.76%) ATG
7 1 (0.76%) Talend
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