The median contractor rate for a Senior Test Analyst was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 23 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.

Senior Test Analyst
England / South West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 140 137
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Test Analyst 1 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.037% 0.10% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.11% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 7
Median daily rate £300 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.71% +18.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2603 2852 2989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.80% 95.32% 95.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1631 1843 1914
Median daily rate £375 £365 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 141 198
Median hourly rate £39.50 £26.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.47% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.45 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Senior Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Senior Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Test Analyst in the South West

Senior Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Test Analyst in the South West

Senior 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 Senior Test Analyst within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Bristol -3 1 £300 -40.88%
Senior Test Analyst
England

Senior Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Senior 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 Senior Test Analyst in the job title.

1 9 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) ISEB
3 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Test Strategy
4 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 4 (33.33%) BDD
4 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
4 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 4 (33.33%) Selenium
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Spock
5 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Groovy
6 2 (16.67%) GitHub
6 2 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (16.67%) SAP
6 2 (16.67%) JMeter
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Java
6 2 (16.67%) Ruby
6 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (16.67%) QA
7 1 (8.33%) Umbraco
7 1 (8.33%) JSON
7 1 (8.33%) JIRA

Senior Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (8.33%) CMS
1 1 (8.33%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (8.33%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
1 4 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 3 (25.00%) Spock
3 2 (16.67%) JMeter
4 1 (8.33%) Calabash
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) JIRA
4 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (8.33%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Test Strategy
4 4 (33.33%) BDD
5 3 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 1 (8.33%) Agile Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Content Management
7 1 (8.33%) Issue Tracking
7 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Groovy
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ISEB
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Sitecore