Period
to 25 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

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
England > South West
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 63 87
Rank change year-on-year -36 +24 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 101 177 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.99% 3.35% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 3.50% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 127 106
South West median daily rate £313 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - -
10th Percentile £242 £225 £236
90th Percentile £430 £400 £458
England median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South West median hourly rate £29.50 - £40.00
10th Percentile £28.25 - £37.50
90th Percentile £30.75 - £42.50
England median hourly rate £107.50 £37.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year +186.67% +9.49% +11.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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
South West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 4,825 5,052 5,617
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 95.59% 95.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,880 3,184 3,627
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £237
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 276 324
South West median hourly rate £29.00 £38.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.68% +3.36% +84.54%
10th Percentile £11.80 £12.38 £11.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £49.78
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.69 £19.61
% change year-on-year +0.04% -4.68% +12.06%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 25 June 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 25 June 2018. 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
Bristol -12 28 £290 -5.31% 16
Wiltshire -8 27 £306 -5.77% 8
Gloucestershire -7 25 £325 +8.33% 6
Somerset -5 8 £363 +20.83% 6
Devon -18 3 £375 +7.14%
Cornwall - 2 £319 - 5
Dorset -11 1 £375 +8.70% 4
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2018, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 52 (51.49%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (47.52%) Test Automation
3 43 (42.57%) ISTQB
4 39 (38.61%) ISEB
5 31 (30.69%) Selenium
6 27 (26.73%) Security Cleared
7 21 (20.79%) Java
8 20 (19.80%) Test Scripting
8 20 (19.80%) Retail
8 20 (19.80%) Functional Testing
9 18 (17.82%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (16.83%) DV Cleared
11 15 (14.85%) Cucumber
11 15 (14.85%) QA
11 15 (14.85%) Banking
12 13 (12.87%) Manual Testing
12 13 (12.87%) Finance
12 13 (12.87%) Cybersecurity
13 12 (11.88%) SC Cleared
13 12 (11.88%) Defect Tracking
13 12 (11.88%) Software Testing
14 11 (10.89%) Microsoft
14 11 (10.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (8.91%) Test Strategy
15 9 (8.91%) Acceptance Criteria
15 9 (8.91%) C#
15 9 (8.91%) SQL
15 9 (8.91%) Scrum
15 9 (8.91%) JIRA
16 8 (7.92%) HP

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 3 (2.97%) Confluence
2 1 (0.99%) CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.98%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.99%) Actimize
3 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.98%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.99%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.97%) Internet
2 1 (0.99%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.99%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.97%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 31 (30.69%) Selenium
2 15 (14.85%) Cucumber
3 9 (8.91%) JIRA
4 7 (6.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (4.95%) SpecFlow
5 5 (4.95%) WebDriver
6 4 (3.96%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.96%) LoadRunner
6 4 (3.96%) TeamCity
6 4 (3.96%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (2.97%) IntelliJ
7 3 (2.97%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.97%) Maven
7 3 (2.97%) NUnit
7 3 (2.97%) TestRail
7 3 (2.97%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.98%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (1.98%) JMeter
9 1 (0.99%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.99%) HP UFT
General
1 20 (19.80%) Retail
2 15 (14.85%) Banking
3 13 (12.87%) Finance
4 3 (2.97%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.99%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.93%) .NET
2 5 (4.95%) XML
3 4 (3.96%) Gherkin
4 2 (1.98%) Ajax
4 2 (1.98%) JSON
4 2 (1.98%) REST
4 2 (1.98%) Web Services
5 1 (0.99%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.99%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.98%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.98%) Windows
2 1 (0.99%) Android
2 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.99%) Linux
2 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.99%) Unix
2 1 (0.99%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (51.49%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (47.52%) Test Automation
3 20 (19.80%) Functional Testing
3 20 (19.80%) Test Scripting
4 18 (17.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (12.87%) Cybersecurity
5 13 (12.87%) Manual Testing
6 12 (11.88%) Defect Tracking
6 12 (11.88%) Software Testing
7 9 (8.91%) Acceptance Criteria
7 9 (8.91%) Scrum
7 9 (8.91%) Test Strategy
8 8 (7.92%) BDD
8 8 (7.92%) CRM
8 8 (7.92%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (6.93%) E-Commerce
9 7 (6.93%) Integration Testing
9 7 (6.93%) Regression Testing
9 7 (6.93%) Waterfall
10 6 (5.94%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.79%) Java
2 9 (8.91%) C#
2 9 (8.91%) SQL
3 3 (2.97%) PHP
4 2 (1.98%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.98%) C
4 2 (1.98%) Python
4 2 (1.98%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.99%) C++
5 1 (0.99%) F#
5 1 (0.99%) Java 8
5 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.99%) Perl
5 1 (0.99%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.99%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (42.57%) ISTQB
2 39 (38.61%) ISEB
3 27 (26.73%) Security Cleared
4 17 (16.83%) DV Cleared
5 12 (11.88%) SC Cleared
6 11 (10.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.99%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.99%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (7.92%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (5.94%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.99%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 11 (10.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.92%) HP
3 5 (4.95%) MuleSoft
4 4 (3.96%) SAP
5 3 (2.97%) Oracle
6 2 (1.98%) Capita
6 2 (1.98%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.98%) VMware
7 1 (0.99%) Cisco
7 1 (0.99%) hybris
7 1 (0.99%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.99%) Software AG
7 1 (0.99%) webMethods