The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £313 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.

Test Analyst
England / South West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 79 87
Rank change year-on-year +19 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 84 66 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.09% 2.21% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.23% 2.31% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 52 45
Median daily rate £313 £324 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.47% +4.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £449 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £315 £313
% change year-on-year - +0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +77.77% -18.18%  

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%  

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 23 June 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 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 +7 27 £300 +3.44% 9
Gloucestershire +19 22 £300 -20.00% 4
Wiltshire +9 21 £350 +5.26% 6
Devon -1 6 £338 -15.62% 1
Somerset -12 4 £325 +8.33% 1
Dorset +7 2 £345 +22.12% 1
Test Analyst
England

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

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

1 84 (48.55%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (42.77%) Test Automation
3 66 (38.15%) Test Scripting
4 44 (25.43%) Finance
5 36 (20.81%) Banking
5 36 (20.81%) ISTQB
6 33 (19.08%) ISEB
7 31 (17.92%) Functional Testing
8 30 (17.34%) Scenario Testing
9 29 (16.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 29 (16.76%) Selenium
10 28 (16.18%) Retail
11 25 (14.45%) Retail Banking
11 25 (14.45%) Migration
11 25 (14.45%) SQL
11 25 (14.45%) Security Cleared
12 23 (13.29%) Manual Testing
12 23 (13.29%) WebDriver
13 21 (12.14%) Software Testing
14 20 (11.56%) Java
15 19 (10.98%) C#
15 19 (10.98%) Defect Management
16 18 (10.40%) HP
17 17 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
17 17 (9.83%) Oracle
17 17 (9.83%) BDD
17 17 (9.83%) QA
18 16 (9.25%) HP Quality Center
18 16 (9.25%) Scrum
19 14 (8.09%) Regression Testing

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 7 (4.05%) CMS
2 2 (1.16%) SAS
2 2 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.58%) Confluence
3 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.47%) Maximo
2 4 (2.31%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (2.31%) SAP ERP
3 3 (1.73%) SAP CO
3 3 (1.73%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.73%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.16%) iTrent
4 2 (1.16%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.58%) BASE24
5 1 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.58%) Postilion
5 1 (0.58%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.73%) GitHub
1 3 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.47%) Internet
2 3 (1.73%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.73%) Data Mart
3 3 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.58%) Power BI
4 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (16.76%) Selenium
2 23 (13.29%) WebDriver
3 14 (8.09%) Cucumber
3 14 (8.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (7.51%) JIRA
5 11 (6.36%) SpecFlow
6 9 (5.20%) HP UFT
7 8 (4.62%) LoadRunner
8 7 (4.05%) SoapUI
8 7 (4.05%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.89%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.89%) Spock
10 3 (1.73%) Bugzilla
10 3 (1.73%) JMeter
10 3 (1.73%) Rational Functional Tester
10 3 (1.73%) Robot Framework
10 3 (1.73%) TestComplete
11 1 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.58%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.58%) IntelliJ
General
1 44 (25.43%) Finance
2 36 (20.81%) Banking
3 28 (16.18%) Retail
4 25 (14.45%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.73%) Billing
6 2 (1.16%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.16%) Legal
6 2 (1.16%) Local Government
7 1 (0.58%) Back Office
7 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.58%) Front Office
7 1 (0.58%) Marketing
7 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.20%) .NET
2 6 (3.47%) Gherkin
3 4 (2.31%) XML
4 3 (1.73%) SOAP
4 3 (1.73%) Web Services
5 2 (1.16%) HTML
5 2 (1.16%) REST
6 1 (0.58%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.58%) J2EE
6 1 (0.58%) JSON
6 1 (0.58%) Spring
6 1 (0.58%) WinForms
6 1 (0.58%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.16%) Credit Risk
2 2 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.58%) RIA
3 1 (0.58%) Tandem
3 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.20%) Windows
2 5 (2.89%) Android
2 5 (2.89%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.31%) Unix
4 1 (0.58%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (48.55%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (42.77%) Test Automation
3 66 (38.15%) Test Scripting
4 31 (17.92%) Functional Testing
5 30 (17.34%) Scenario Testing
6 29 (16.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 25 (14.45%) Migration
8 23 (13.29%) Manual Testing
9 21 (12.14%) Software Testing
10 19 (10.98%) Defect Management
11 17 (9.83%) BDD
11 17 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (9.25%) Scrum
13 14 (8.09%) Regression Testing
14 13 (7.51%) Test Management
14 13 (7.51%) Test Strategy
15 10 (5.78%) User Stories
16 9 (5.20%) ERP
17 8 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
17 8 (4.62%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.45%) SQL
2 20 (11.56%) Java
3 19 (10.98%) C#
4 6 (3.47%) Ruby
4 6 (3.47%) VBScript
5 5 (2.89%) Groovy
5 5 (2.89%) Python
6 4 (2.31%) F#
7 3 (1.73%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.73%) C
7 3 (1.73%) C++
7 3 (1.73%) Perl
7 3 (1.73%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.73%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.16%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (20.81%) ISTQB
2 33 (19.08%) ISEB
3 25 (14.45%) Security Cleared
4 14 (8.09%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.31%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.73%) Degree
7 3 (1.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.58%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.83%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) IFRS
2 2 (1.16%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.58%) Basel II
3 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (9.25%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.73%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (1.73%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.58%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.58%) Kibana
3 1 (0.58%) logstash
Vendors
1 18 (10.40%) HP
2 17 (9.83%) Oracle
3 12 (6.94%) SAP
4 5 (2.89%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.31%) IBM
6 3 (1.73%) Cisco
6 3 (1.73%) Google
6 3 (1.73%) Murex
7 2 (1.16%) IBM Sterling
7 2 (1.16%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.16%) Teradata
8 1 (0.58%) Amdocs
8 1 (0.58%) BT
8 1 (0.58%) Cognos
8 1 (0.58%) Concur
8 1 (0.58%) hybris
8 1 (0.58%) Unisys
8 1 (0.58%) VMware
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £235 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago