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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
England / South West
Rank 68 68 82
Rank change year-on-year
0 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 69 74 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.66% 2.56% 2.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.79% 2.68% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 55 53
Median daily rate £289 £345 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.30% +9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £260 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £436 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.97 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+26.38% -18.33%

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
2472 2764 2949
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.44% 95.64% 96.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1607 1872 1891
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £248 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 161 180
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.20 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +11 15 £325 +12.06% 1
Somerset +2 15 £225 -27.41% 3
Gloucestershire +3 12 £285 -24.00% 2
Bristol +5 11 £225 -16.66% 7
Devon -1 6 £306 -28.00% 2
Dorset +4 4 £363 +16.00% 2
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 55 (47.01%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (36.75%) Test Scripting
3 32 (27.35%) Finance
4 27 (23.08%) BDD
5 24 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (20.51%) Scrum
6 22 (18.80%) Selenium
7 20 (17.09%) Defect Management
7 20 (17.09%) SQL
8 19 (16.24%) Security Cleared
8 19 (16.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (15.38%) C#
10 17 (14.53%) Java
11 16 (13.68%) ISEB
11 16 (13.68%) ISTQB
12 15 (12.82%) Banking
12 15 (12.82%) WebDriver
13 14 (11.97%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (11.97%) Software Testing
14 13 (11.11%) Microsoft
14 13 (11.11%) HP
14 13 (11.11%) .NET
14 13 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
14 13 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
15 12 (10.26%) Functional Testing
15 12 (10.26%) Test Automation
15 12 (10.26%) Manual Testing
15 12 (10.26%) SOAP
16 11 (9.40%) XML
16 11 (9.40%) QA

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 4 (3.42%) SAS
2 1 (0.85%) CMS
2 1 (0.85%) Confluence
2 1 (0.85%) Drupal
2 1 (0.85%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.71%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.85%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.85%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.56%) Firewall
1 3 (2.56%) MPLS
2 2 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.27%) Data Mart
2 4 (3.42%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.71%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.85%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.85%) MySQL
4 1 (0.85%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 22 (18.80%) Selenium
2 19 (16.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (12.82%) WebDriver
4 9 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 8 (6.84%) SoapUI
5 8 (6.84%) SpecFlow
5 8 (6.84%) Visual Studio
6 7 (5.98%) HP UFT
7 5 (4.27%) JIRA
8 4 (3.42%) TestComplete
9 3 (2.56%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.56%) JMeter
10 2 (1.71%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.71%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.85%) Calabash
11 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.85%) Rational Functional Tester
11 1 (0.85%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (0.85%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.85%) Spock
General
1 32 (27.35%) Finance
2 15 (12.82%) Banking
3 7 (5.98%) Retail
4 5 (4.27%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.11%) .NET
2 12 (10.26%) SOAP
3 11 (9.40%) XML
4 10 (8.55%) Web Services
5 8 (6.84%) REST
6 4 (3.42%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.56%) HTML
8 2 (1.71%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.71%) JSON
8 2 (1.71%) XSD
9 1 (0.85%) AppFabric
9 1 (0.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.71%) iPad
3 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.85%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.85%) Fintech
4 1 (0.85%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (0.85%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.56%) Unix
2 1 (0.85%) Linux
2 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
2 1 (0.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (47.01%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (36.75%) Test Scripting
3 27 (23.08%) BDD
4 24 (20.51%) Scrum
4 24 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (17.09%) Defect Management
6 14 (11.97%) Software Testing
6 14 (11.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
8 12 (10.26%) Functional Testing
8 12 (10.26%) Manual Testing
8 12 (10.26%) Test Automation
9 9 (7.69%) Automated Testing
9 9 (7.69%) Kanban
9 9 (7.69%) Performance Testing
10 8 (6.84%) Migration
10 8 (6.84%) Test Management
10 8 (6.84%) Test Planning
11 7 (5.98%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (5.98%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.09%) SQL
2 18 (15.38%) C#
3 17 (14.53%) Java
4 6 (5.13%) VBScript
5 4 (3.42%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.42%) F#
5 4 (3.42%) Python
6 2 (1.71%) Groovy
6 2 (1.71%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.85%) C
7 1 (0.85%) C++
7 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.85%) Perl
7 1 (0.85%) Ruby
7 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (16.24%) Security Cleared
2 16 (13.68%) ISEB
2 16 (13.68%) ISTQB
3 9 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.42%) Degree
5 3 (2.56%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.85%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.40%) QA
2 2 (1.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.85%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.56%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.85%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 13 (11.11%) HP
1 13 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.13%) Oracle
3 5 (4.27%) Cisco
3 5 (4.27%) Murex
4 3 (2.56%) Guidewire
4 3 (2.56%) SAP
5 2 (1.71%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.71%) NETGEAR
5 2 (1.71%) Teradata
6 1 (0.85%) Apple
6 1 (0.85%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.85%) Forcepoint
Bristol, Avon
Oscar
Rate: £180 - £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago