Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £306 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 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
England > South West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 94 65
Rank change year-on-year +30 -29 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 183 118 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.23% 2.06% 2.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.40% 2.17% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 82 144
South West median daily rate £306 £300 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.08% -6.61% +2.80%
10th Percentile £225 £207 £222
90th Percentile £394 £400 £399
England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South West median hourly rate - - £25.00
England median hourly rate £28.25 £35.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -20.98% +43.00% -3.85%

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 5382 5430 6216
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 94.95% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3391 3535 4043
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £206 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 345 395
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £49.75 £46.15 £46.20
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 23 November 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 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 23 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
Bristol +39 70 £300 +8.89% 11
Gloucestershire +43 57 £300 +0.84% 2
Wiltshire -10 30 £315 -3.08% 1
Dorset +3 9 £413 +35.25% 2
Somerset -16 8 £350 +55.56% 1
Devon -2 6 £390 +30.00%
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 South West region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 89 (48.63%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (46.99%) Banking
3 76 (41.53%) Test Scripting
4 54 (29.51%) Finance
5 52 (28.42%) Retail Banking
5 52 (28.42%) Scenario Testing
6 45 (24.59%) User Acceptance Testing
7 40 (21.86%) Test Automation
8 39 (21.31%) Migration
9 32 (17.49%) Defect Management
10 31 (16.94%) ISTQB
11 27 (14.75%) SQL
12 26 (14.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (14.21%) Selenium
13 24 (13.11%) ISEB
14 19 (10.38%) Manual Testing
15 18 (9.84%) Java
16 17 (9.29%) QA
16 17 (9.29%) HP Quality Center
16 17 (9.29%) BDD
17 16 (8.74%) Retail
18 15 (8.20%) JIRA
19 14 (7.65%) Software Testing
19 14 (7.65%) Test Management
19 14 (7.65%) Test Strategy
19 14 (7.65%) HP
20 13 (7.10%) Functional Testing
21 12 (6.56%) Security Cleared
21 12 (6.56%) Regulatory Compliance
22 11 (6.01%) SC Cleared

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 (1.64%) Confluence
2 2 (1.09%) IIS
3 1 (0.55%) Apache
3 1 (0.55%) CMS
3 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.64%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.09%) Maximo
2 2 (1.09%) Sonata
3 1 (0.55%) BASE24
3 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.55%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.09%) Office 365
3 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.19%) HTTP
1 4 (2.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.19%) Power BI
3 3 (1.64%) Blockchain
3 3 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.64%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.09%) MS Access
4 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 26 (14.21%) Selenium
2 15 (8.20%) JIRA
3 9 (4.92%) SoapUI
4 8 (4.37%) Cucumber
4 8 (4.37%) TestRail
5 6 (3.28%) WebDriver
6 5 (2.73%) Bugzilla
6 5 (2.73%) LoadRunner
6 5 (2.73%) Maven
6 5 (2.73%) SpecFlow
6 5 (2.73%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.19%) HP UFT
8 3 (1.64%) IntelliJ
8 3 (1.64%) JMeter
8 3 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.64%) Toad
9 2 (1.09%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.09%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.09%) Zephyr
General
1 86 (46.99%) Banking
2 54 (29.51%) Finance
3 52 (28.42%) Retail Banking
4 16 (8.74%) Retail
5 3 (1.64%) Billing
5 3 (1.64%) General Ledger
5 3 (1.64%) Legal
6 2 (1.09%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.09%) Marketing
7 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.55%) Back Office
7 1 (0.55%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.37%) REST
2 7 (3.83%) JSON
3 6 (3.28%) SOAP
4 5 (2.73%) .NET
5 4 (2.19%) Ajax
5 4 (2.19%) XML
6 3 (1.64%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.09%) CSS
7 2 (1.09%) HTML
7 2 (1.09%) Web Services
8 1 (0.55%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.55%) J2EE
8 1 (0.55%) jQuery
8 1 (0.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.28%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.64%) Credit Risk
3 3 (1.64%) SWIFT
4 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.09%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (1.09%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.09%) User Experience
5 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.55%) Fintech
5 1 (0.55%) iPad
5 1 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.37%) Unix
2 7 (3.83%) Windows
3 4 (2.19%) Linux
3 4 (2.19%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.55%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (48.63%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (41.53%) Test Scripting
3 52 (28.42%) Scenario Testing
4 45 (24.59%) User Acceptance Testing
5 40 (21.86%) Test Automation
6 39 (21.31%) Migration
7 32 (17.49%) Defect Management
8 26 (14.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (10.38%) Manual Testing
10 17 (9.29%) BDD
11 14 (7.65%) Software Testing
11 14 (7.65%) Test Management
11 14 (7.65%) Test Strategy
12 13 (7.10%) Functional Testing
13 12 (6.56%) Regulatory Compliance
14 10 (5.46%) SDLC
14 10 (5.46%) System Integration Testing
14 10 (5.46%) Waterfall
15 9 (4.92%) Data Migration
15 9 (4.92%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.75%) SQL
2 18 (9.84%) Java
3 7 (3.83%) C#
4 5 (2.73%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.09%) PHP
5 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.09%) Python
5 2 (1.09%) Scala
6 1 (0.55%) C++
6 1 (0.55%) Groovy
6 1 (0.55%) Jython
6 1 (0.55%) Perl
6 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.55%) Ruby
6 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.55%) VBA
6 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (16.94%) ISTQB
2 24 (13.11%) ISEB
3 12 (6.56%) Security Cleared
4 11 (6.01%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.09%) Degree
7 1 (0.55%) CEH
7 1 (0.55%) MCSA
7 1 (0.55%) MCSE
7 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.29%) QA
2 2 (1.09%) IFRS
3 1 (0.55%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.55%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (9.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.55%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.55%) Kibana
2 1 (0.55%) logstash
Vendors
1 14 (7.65%) HP
2 10 (5.46%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.46%) Oracle
3 7 (3.83%) SAP
4 3 (1.64%) Google
4 3 (1.64%) IBM
5 2 (1.09%) BT
5 2 (1.09%) Guidewire
6 1 (0.55%) CA
6 1 (0.55%) Capita
6 1 (0.55%) Teradata
6 1 (0.55%) VMware