The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Southampton region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 37 29 26
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.04% 1.10% 2.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.15% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate £245 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
- +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £110.00 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+450.00% -16.66%
Job Titles Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
361 262 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 94.26% 96.32% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 163 124
Average daily rate £325 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 49 47
Average hourly rate £19.50 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.81% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.25 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Test Analyst
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Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Analyst across the Southampton region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst across the Southampton region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 6 (54.55%) Cucumber
2 5 (45.45%) Scrum
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) Selenium
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle
3 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
4 3 (27.27%) RSpec
4 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
4 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
4 3 (27.27%) JIRA
4 3 (27.27%) Ruby
5 2 (18.18%) .NET
5 2 (18.18%) QA
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) JMeter
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Python
5 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) BDD
6 1 (9.09%) Puppet
6 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (9.09%) Mockito
6 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Cucumber
2 5 (45.45%) Selenium
3 3 (27.27%) RSpec
3 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
3 3 (27.27%) JIRA
4 2 (18.18%) JMeter
5 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
5 1 (9.09%) Mockito
5 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
5 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
5 1 (9.09%) JUnit
5 1 (9.09%) Maven
5 1 (9.09%) FitNesse
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Linux
1 1 (9.09%) CentOS
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Scrum
2 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
5 1 (9.09%) System Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
5 1 (9.09%) User Stories
5 1 (9.09%) Data Transformation
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Ruby
3 2 (18.18%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat