Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 17 November 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 > Somerset
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 26 45
Rank change year-on-year -22 +19 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 8 24 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.54% 5.25% 4.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 5.49% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 28
Somerset median daily rate £350 £225 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -34.78% +6.15%
10th Percentile £308 £194 £287
90th Percentile £393 £350 £390
South West median daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - £25.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Somerset
Contract vacancies in Somerset with a recognized job title 499 437 701
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 95.62% 97.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 226 399
Somerset median daily rate £360 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £150 £170 £254
90th Percentile £500 £488 £488
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 73 82
Somerset median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -36.31% +96.25%
10th Percentile £11.10 £11.25 £11.18
90th Percentile £52.63 £42.45 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +28.00% -9.09% +37.50%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings that featured Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Somerset

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Somerset

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Somerset

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath -17 6 £350 +16.67%
Taunton -9 1 £400 +77.78%
Ilminster - 1 - -
Test Analyst
South West

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Somerset region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (50.00%) Finance
1 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) QA
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) Wealth Management
3 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) General Ledger
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (25.00%) Blockchain
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) SDET
4 1 (12.50%) Sonata
4 1 (12.50%) Investment Management
4 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (12.50%) Front Office
4 1 (12.50%) JMeter
4 1 (12.50%) Process Management
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
4 1 (12.50%) IntelliJ

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

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Sonata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 1 (12.50%) IntelliJ
2 1 (12.50%) JMeter
2 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (12.50%) Front Office
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Wealth Management
3 1 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (12.50%) Investment Management
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Process Management
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) SDET
3 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center