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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 65 66 60
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 83 44 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.62% 1.97% 2.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.80% 2.12% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 24 61
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£300 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £284 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £348 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £280
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £12.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+156.47% -44.18%
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
2964 2072 2911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.41% 92.83% 93.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1912 1282 1706
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 157 234
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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
Bristol +3 28 £300 -9.43% 3
Wiltshire +8 22 £248 -17.50% 5
Somerset -7 11 £325 +4.00% 6
Devon -12 10 £326 -7.44% 1
Gloucestershire -20 5 £334 +2.69% 2
Dorset -8 2 £375 +28.20% 1
Avon - - - -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 73 (43.98%) User Acceptance Testing
2 69 (41.57%) Test Scripting
3 66 (39.76%) ISEB
4 54 (32.53%) ISTQB
5 53 (31.93%) Security Cleared
6 45 (27.11%) Microsoft
7 44 (26.51%) Software Testing
7 44 (26.51%) SC Cleared
8 43 (25.90%) Test Management
9 38 (22.89%) Finance
10 34 (20.48%) SQL
10 34 (20.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 27 (16.27%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (13.25%) HP Quality Center
13 18 (10.84%) Scrum
14 17 (10.24%) SAP
15 15 (9.04%) C#
15 15 (9.04%) BDD
16 14 (8.43%) Banking
17 13 (7.83%) Project Management
17 13 (7.83%) SpecFlow
18 12 (7.23%) Automation Testing
18 12 (7.23%) Test Automation
19 11 (6.63%) MS Excel
19 11 (6.63%) Retail
19 11 (6.63%) Agile Software Development
19 11 (6.63%) Selenium
20 10 (6.02%) QA
20 10 (6.02%) HP
20 10 (6.02%) Integration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (6.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.20%) MS Office
2 2 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) assyst
2 1 (0.60%) Maximo
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.60%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (0.60%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.81%) MySQL
3 3 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.60%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 27 (16.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (7.83%) SpecFlow
3 11 (6.63%) Selenium
4 8 (4.82%) LoadRunner
4 8 (4.82%) Visual Studio
5 7 (4.22%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (3.61%) SoapUI
7 5 (3.01%) JIRA
8 2 (1.20%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (1.20%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (1.20%) eggPlant
8 2 (1.20%) LoadUI
8 2 (1.20%) TestDirector
8 2 (1.20%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.60%) JMeter
9 1 (0.60%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.60%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.60%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (22.89%) Finance
2 14 (8.43%) Banking
3 11 (6.63%) Retail
4 7 (4.22%) Retail Banking
5 5 (3.01%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.20%) Legal
7 1 (0.60%) Billing
7 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.42%) Gherkin
2 7 (4.22%) .NET
2 7 (4.22%) Web Services
3 6 (3.61%) SOAP
4 1 (0.60%) LAMP
4 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.60%) XML
4 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.01%) Mobile App
2 4 (2.41%) CMDB
3 3 (1.81%) Replication
4 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.20%) GIS
5 1 (0.60%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.01%) Android
1 5 (3.01%) Apple iOS
2 3 (1.81%) UNIX
2 3 (1.81%) Windows
3 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (43.98%) User Acceptance Testing
2 69 (41.57%) Test Scripting
3 44 (26.51%) Software Testing
4 43 (25.90%) Test Management
5 18 (10.84%) Scrum
6 15 (9.04%) BDD
7 13 (7.83%) Project Management
8 12 (7.23%) Automation Testing
8 12 (7.23%) Test Automation
9 11 (6.63%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (6.02%) Integration Testing
10 10 (6.02%) Test Strategy
11 8 (4.82%) Manual Testing
11 8 (4.82%) System Testing
11 8 (4.82%) Functional Testing
11 8 (4.82%) Migration
12 7 (4.22%) ETL
12 7 (4.22%) Waterfall
13 6 (3.61%) V-Model
13 6 (3.61%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.48%) SQL
2 15 (9.04%) C#
3 8 (4.82%) Java
4 4 (2.41%) PHP
5 2 (1.20%) C
5 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.20%) Ruby
6 1 (0.60%) VBScript
6 1 (0.60%) VB
6 1 (0.60%) VBA
6 1 (0.60%) Perl
6 1 (0.60%) C++
6 1 (0.60%) Python
6 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 66 (39.76%) ISEB
2 54 (32.53%) ISTQB
3 53 (31.93%) Security Cleared
4 44 (26.51%) SC Cleared
5 34 (20.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (5.42%) DV Cleared
7 5 (3.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.60%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.02%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) Basel II
System Software
1 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 22 (13.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (27.11%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.24%) SAP
3 10 (6.02%) HP
4 4 (2.41%) SolarWinds
5 2 (1.20%) IBM
5 2 (1.20%) Informatica
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle
6 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.60%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.60%) Talend
6 1 (0.60%) RedPrairie
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Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + DOE
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