The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £306 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
England / South West
Rank 56 75 95
Rank change year-on-year +19 +20  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 88 66 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.42% 2.28% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.59% 2.36% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 54 43
Median daily rate £306 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +4.66% -  
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 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 2453 2798 2981
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.30% 96.45% 95.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1561 1806 1862
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 186 144
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in the South West

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 Test Analyst in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in the South West

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in the South West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in the South West

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in the South West

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 Test Analyst within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Gloucestershire +14 21 £300 -9.09% 3
Wiltshire +6 19 £301 +4.78% 2
Devon +2 15 £350 -20.45%
Somerset +4 13 £295 -1.66% 3
Bristol +1 12 £372 +37.77% 7
Dorset +5 1 - -
Test Analyst
England

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 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 South West region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 75 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (33.10%) Test Scripting
3 32 (22.07%) Finance
3 32 (22.07%) ISEB
4 31 (21.38%) ISTQB
5 29 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 28 (19.31%) Selenium
6 28 (19.31%) Security Cleared
7 27 (18.62%) Banking
8 22 (15.17%) Scrum
8 22 (15.17%) Java
8 22 (15.17%) BDD
8 22 (15.17%) Functional Testing
9 21 (14.48%) Defect Management
9 21 (14.48%) C#
9 21 (14.48%) Automated Testing
10 20 (13.79%) Test Automation
11 19 (13.10%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (13.10%) WebDriver
11 19 (13.10%) Software Testing
11 19 (13.10%) SQL
12 18 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (12.41%) QA
12 18 (12.41%) Manual Testing
13 16 (11.03%) SC Cleared
14 15 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
15 14 (9.66%) Cucumber
15 14 (9.66%) Migration
15 14 (9.66%) .NET
15 14 (9.66%) HP

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (3.45%) CMS
2 3 (2.07%) SAS
3 1 (0.69%) Confluence
3 1 (0.69%) IIS
3 1 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.69%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (1.38%) MS Office
2 1 (0.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (2.76%) SAP CO
2 4 (2.76%) SAP FI
2 4 (2.76%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.38%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.07%) GitHub
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.45%) Data Mart
2 4 (2.76%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.38%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.69%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.69%) MySQL
5 1 (0.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (19.31%) Selenium
2 19 (13.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (13.10%) WebDriver
3 14 (9.66%) Cucumber
4 11 (7.59%) JIRA
5 10 (6.90%) SpecFlow
6 9 (6.21%) HP UFT
7 8 (5.52%) SoapUI
8 6 (4.14%) Visual Studio
9 5 (3.45%) Jenkins
9 5 (3.45%) JMeter
9 5 (3.45%) Spock
10 4 (2.76%) LoadRunner
10 4 (2.76%) TestComplete
11 3 (2.07%) Rational Functional Tester
12 2 (1.38%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.69%) Calabash
13 1 (0.69%) Robot Framework
13 1 (0.69%) Selenium IDE
13 1 (0.69%) Vagrant
General
1 32 (22.07%) Finance
2 27 (18.62%) Banking
3 13 (8.97%) Retail
4 12 (8.28%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.38%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.38%) Local Government
6 1 (0.69%) Billing
6 1 (0.69%) Publishing
6 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.66%) .NET
2 8 (5.52%) XML
3 7 (4.83%) SOAP
3 7 (4.83%) Web Services
4 5 (3.45%) Gherkin
5 4 (2.76%) REST
6 2 (1.38%) HTML
6 2 (1.38%) JSON
6 2 (1.38%) XSD
7 1 (0.69%) AppFabric
7 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.69%) J2EE
7 1 (0.69%) Spring
7 1 (0.69%) WCF
7 1 (0.69%) WinForms
7 1 (0.69%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.38%) iPad
2 2 (1.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (0.69%) Fintech
3 1 (0.69%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.14%) Windows
2 5 (3.45%) Unix
3 4 (2.76%) Android
3 4 (2.76%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (33.10%) Test Scripting
3 29 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (15.17%) BDD
4 22 (15.17%) Functional Testing
4 22 (15.17%) Scrum
5 21 (14.48%) Automated Testing
5 21 (14.48%) Defect Management
6 20 (13.79%) Test Automation
7 19 (13.10%) Software Testing
8 18 (12.41%) Manual Testing
8 18 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (9.66%) Migration
10 12 (8.28%) Regression Testing
11 11 (7.59%) Regulatory Compliance
12 10 (6.90%) Test Management
13 8 (5.52%) Non-Functional Testing
13 8 (5.52%) Test Planning
13 8 (5.52%) Test Strategy
13 8 (5.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.17%) Java
2 21 (14.48%) C#
3 19 (13.10%) SQL
4 7 (4.83%) VBScript
5 6 (4.14%) Bash Shell
5 6 (4.14%) Python
5 6 (4.14%) Ruby
6 5 (3.45%) F#
6 5 (3.45%) Groovy
7 3 (2.07%) C
7 3 (2.07%) C++
7 3 (2.07%) Perl
8 2 (1.38%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.38%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (22.07%) ISEB
2 31 (21.38%) ISTQB
3 28 (19.31%) Security Cleared
4 16 (11.03%) SC Cleared
5 8 (5.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (4.14%) DV Cleared
7 5 (3.45%) Degree
8 3 (2.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.69%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.41%) QA
2 2 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.69%) Basel II
3 1 (0.69%) IFRS
3 1 (0.69%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.07%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.07%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.69%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 14 (9.66%) HP
2 10 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.90%) SAP
3 7 (4.83%) Oracle
4 5 (3.45%) Murex
5 3 (2.07%) Cisco
5 3 (2.07%) Guidewire
5 3 (2.07%) IBM
6 2 (1.38%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.38%) IBM Sterling
6 2 (1.38%) Teradata
7 1 (0.69%) Amdocs
7 1 (0.69%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.69%) Cognos
7 1 (0.69%) Concur
7 1 (0.69%) Sitecore
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