The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Devon during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Analyst
South West / Devon
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 25 30
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 15 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 5.79% 4.59% 2.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.07% 4.71% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 6
Median daily rate £350 £440 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +193.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £425 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £480 £200
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +4.83% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.96 £30.00
% change year-on-year -8.54% -23.45%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Devon. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Devon
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 247 191 250
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 95.37% 97.45% 97.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 138 116
Median daily rate £376 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.20% +12.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 12
Median hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +106.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.80 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Devon that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Devon

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Devon

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Devon over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in Devon

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Devon

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Devon

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 Devon region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Exeter - 12 £350 -
Plymouth -11 3 £380 -13.63%
Test Analyst
South West

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Devon region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) ISEB
2 11 (52.38%) ISTQB
3 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
4 8 (38.10%) Automated Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 6 (28.57%) WebDriver
6 6 (28.57%) Selenium
6 6 (28.57%) Java
6 6 (28.57%) Mentoring
7 5 (23.81%) Spock
7 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
7 5 (23.81%) QA
7 5 (23.81%) Groovy
8 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
8 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 3 (14.29%) BDD
9 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 3 (14.29%) GitHub
9 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (14.29%) Ruby
10 2 (9.52%) Local Government
10 2 (9.52%) HTML
10 2 (9.52%) MS Office
10 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
10 2 (9.52%) Kanban
10 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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:

Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) GitHub
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Selenium
1 6 (28.57%) WebDriver
2 5 (23.81%) Spock
3 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.76%) Calabash
4 1 (4.76%) JMeter
4 1 (4.76%) TestComplete
4 1 (4.76%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (9.52%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) JSON
2 1 (4.76%) WinForms
2 1 (4.76%) XHTML
2 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.76%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Automated Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 6 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
6 3 (14.29%) BDD
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 2 (9.52%) Kanban
7 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Microservices
7 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.76%) Refactoring
8 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.76%) System Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Time Management
8 1 (4.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) Groovy
3 3 (14.29%) Ruby
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) ISEB
1 11 (52.38%) ISTQB
2 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
3 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (9.52%) Degree
5 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (4.76%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft