The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 24 36
Rank change year-on-year -13 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 4 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.90% 3.73% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 4.11% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
Median daily rate £325 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £313 £298
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £320 £311
% change year-on-year -2.34% +2.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.25 £25.25
% change year-on-year +79.77% -11.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset. 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
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 200 219 327
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 95.24% 90.87% 96.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 548 653
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £181 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £925 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 80 150
Median hourly rate £52.50 £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.53% -7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £12.00 £12.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £42.45 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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
Bath +2 2 £313 +4.16% 1
Taunton - 2 £400 - 1
Test Analyst
South West

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) C#
2 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 6 (35.29%) BDD
4 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (29.41%) .NET
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
5 4 (23.53%) Selenium
5 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
6 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
6 3 (17.65%) HP UFT
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.76%) ISEB
7 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
7 2 (11.76%) Java
7 2 (11.76%) SQL
7 2 (11.76%) VBScript
7 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
7 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) TestComplete
8 1 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (5.88%) Sitecore
8 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (5.88%) Umbraco
8 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) CMS
1 1 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (5.88%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (23.53%) Selenium
3 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
3 3 (17.65%) HP UFT
3 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
4 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
4 2 (11.76%) TestComplete
4 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
5 1 (5.88%) IntelliJ
5 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Front Office
2 1 (5.88%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) BDD
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
5 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.88%) Content Management
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Deployment
7 1 (5.88%) ETL
7 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Migration
7 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (5.88%) SDET
7 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.88%) TDD
7 1 (5.88%) User Stories
7 1 (5.88%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) VBScript
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Sitecore