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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 57 66 64
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 101 80 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.98% 2.48% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.18% 2.65% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 60 26
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£296 £300 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.78 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-18.77% +156.47%
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
3180 3016 2056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.78% 93.37% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2024 1937 1262
Average daily rate £375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 172 164
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 September 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 September 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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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 +6 30 £275 +22.22% 1
Bristol -7 24 £275 -8.33% 2
Devon +7 15 £325 -10.95%
Gloucestershire +3 12 £363 +8.61% 4
Somerset +3 10 £300 -7.69% 1
Dorset +4 6 £375 - 5
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 57 (37.01%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (29.87%) ISTQB
3 45 (29.22%) ISEB
4 39 (25.32%) SQL
4 39 (25.32%) Test Scripting
5 36 (23.38%) Security Cleared
5 36 (23.38%) Software Testing
6 34 (22.08%) Finance
7 29 (18.83%) User Acceptance Testing
8 27 (17.53%) QA
8 27 (17.53%) Manual Testing
9 24 (15.58%) Selenium
9 24 (15.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 20 (12.99%) Integration Testing
10 20 (12.99%) Scrum
10 20 (12.99%) Microsoft
11 18 (11.69%) Java
11 18 (11.69%) Test Management
11 18 (11.69%) SC Cleared
11 18 (11.69%) Test Automation
12 17 (11.04%) Banking
13 16 (10.39%) Jenkins
14 15 (9.74%) Functional Testing
14 15 (9.74%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (9.74%) Ruby
15 14 (9.09%) E-Commerce
15 14 (9.09%) DV Cleared
15 14 (9.09%) Cucumber
16 13 (8.44%) C#
16 13 (8.44%) LoadRunner

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 4 (2.60%) ATG Dynamo
2 3 (1.95%) CMS
3 2 (1.30%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Agresso
1 2 (1.30%) Maximo
2 1 (0.65%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.65%) SaaS
2 1 (0.65%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.30%) VoIP
1 2 (1.30%) Internet
2 1 (0.65%) Wireshark
2 1 (0.65%) WLAN
2 1 (0.65%) WAN
2 1 (0.65%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.30%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.30%) MS Access
1 2 (1.30%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.65%) DataStage
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (15.58%) Selenium
2 16 (10.39%) Jenkins
3 15 (9.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 13 (8.44%) LoadRunner
6 11 (7.14%) SpecFlow
7 8 (5.19%) Visual Studio
7 8 (5.19%) WebDriver
8 7 (4.55%) Rational Functional Tester
9 5 (3.25%) JMeter
9 5 (3.25%) JIRA
10 4 (2.60%) FitNesse
10 4 (2.60%) JBehave
10 4 (2.60%) Capybara
11 3 (1.95%) Talend Open Studio
11 3 (1.95%) HP UFT
12 2 (1.30%) WebLOAD
12 2 (1.30%) JUnit
12 2 (1.30%) Rational Performance Tester
13 1 (0.65%) TestNG
General
1 34 (22.08%) Finance
2 17 (11.04%) Banking
3 9 (5.84%) Retail
4 5 (3.25%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.60%) Billing
5 4 (2.60%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.95%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.30%) Military
7 2 (1.30%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Local Government
8 1 (0.65%) Back Office
8 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.65%) Publishing
8 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.79%) .NET
2 10 (6.49%) HTML
3 8 (5.19%) Gherkin
4 4 (2.60%) XML
5 3 (1.95%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.95%) CSS
5 3 (1.95%) SOAP
6 2 (1.30%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.65%) HTML5
7 1 (0.65%) REST
7 1 (0.65%) Web Services
7 1 (0.65%) DOM
7 1 (0.65%) Middleware
7 1 (0.65%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.55%) User Experience
3 4 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.95%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.95%) NHS
4 3 (1.95%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.30%) PKI
5 2 (1.30%) PDA
5 2 (1.30%) AS400
6 1 (0.65%) IVR
6 1 (0.65%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.65%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.19%) UNIX
2 4 (2.60%) Windows
3 1 (0.65%) Linux
3 1 (0.65%) Windows CE
3 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (37.01%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (25.32%) Test Scripting
3 36 (23.38%) Software Testing
4 29 (18.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 27 (17.53%) Manual Testing
6 20 (12.99%) Integration Testing
6 20 (12.99%) Scrum
7 18 (11.69%) Test Management
7 18 (11.69%) Test Automation
8 15 (9.74%) Functional Testing
9 14 (9.09%) E-Commerce
10 13 (8.44%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (7.79%) TDD
11 12 (7.79%) Test Planning
11 12 (7.79%) System Integration Testing
12 11 (7.14%) SDLC
13 10 (6.49%) Waterfall
13 10 (6.49%) BDD
14 9 (5.84%) User Stories
14 9 (5.84%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (25.32%) SQL
2 18 (11.69%) Java
3 15 (9.74%) Ruby
4 13 (8.44%) C#
5 11 (7.14%) C++
6 10 (6.49%) Python
7 7 (4.55%) Bash Shell
7 7 (4.55%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.55%) Perl
8 4 (2.60%) C
9 1 (0.65%) PHP
9 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (29.87%) ISTQB
2 45 (29.22%) ISEB
3 36 (23.38%) Security Cleared
4 24 (15.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (11.69%) SC Cleared
6 14 (9.09%) DV Cleared
7 7 (4.55%) Degree
8 2 (1.30%) CISM
8 2 (1.30%) CISSP
8 2 (1.30%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (1.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.65%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (17.53%) QA
2 6 (3.90%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (5.84%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.65%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (0.65%) Nessus
Vendors
1 20 (12.99%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.84%) SAP
3 5 (3.25%) HP
4 4 (2.60%) Murex
4 4 (2.60%) ATG
4 4 (2.60%) Atlassian
4 4 (2.60%) Oracle
5 3 (1.95%) Talend
5 3 (1.95%) OpenText
6 2 (1.30%) Teradata
6 2 (1.30%) Northgate
7 1 (0.65%) VMware
7 1 (0.65%) Verint
7 1 (0.65%) Cisco
7 1 (0.65%) IBM
7 1 (0.65%) EMC
7 1 (0.65%) Avaya
7 1 (0.65%) Genesys
7 1 (0.65%) Cerner
7 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
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