Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 74 91
Rank change year-on-year -28 +17 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 123 159 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.10% 2.89% 2.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 3.02% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 107 96
South West median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.08% - -
10th Percentile £230 £225 £211
90th Percentile £388 £397 £425
England median daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +1.43% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South West median hourly rate - - £40.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -44.01% +4.17% +37.14%

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 5,583 5,265 5,579
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 95.73% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,431 3,280 3,619
South West median daily rate £413 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £225
90th Percentile £563 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 243 328
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +27.27% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.74 £11.72 £11.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.39% -1.58% +6.92%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -21 46 £295 -0.67% 10
Gloucestershire -12 30 £330 +11.86% 3
Wiltshire -8 28 £301 -7.54% 5
Somerset +2 8 £300 -7.69% 3
Cornwall - 3 £230 -
Devon -2 1 £325 -3.70% 1
Dorset -3 1 £370 -4.52% 1
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 61 (49.59%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (43.90%) Test Automation
3 40 (32.52%) ISTQB
4 39 (31.71%) ISEB
5 35 (28.46%) SQL
6 33 (26.83%) Selenium
7 26 (21.14%) Security Cleared
7 26 (21.14%) Finance
8 25 (20.33%) Functional Testing
9 24 (19.51%) Microsoft
10 23 (18.70%) User Acceptance Testing
11 20 (16.26%) Test Scripting
11 20 (16.26%) Defect Tracking
11 20 (16.26%) Retail
12 19 (15.45%) Scrum
12 19 (15.45%) C#
12 19 (15.45%) Cucumber
13 18 (14.63%) Test Strategy
14 16 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (12.20%) SpecFlow
16 14 (11.38%) Gherkin
16 14 (11.38%) SC Cleared
16 14 (11.38%) Software Testing
17 13 (10.57%) Git (software)
18 12 (9.76%) JIRA
18 12 (9.76%) Java
18 12 (9.76%) Windows
18 12 (9.76%) Regression Testing
18 12 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
19 11 (8.94%) CRM

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 5 (4.07%) Confluence
2 1 (0.81%) CMS
2 1 (0.81%) Drupal
2 1 (0.81%) SAS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.63%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.63%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.81%) Actimize
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.81%) SAP CRM for Utilities
3 1 (0.81%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.81%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.44%) Office 365
3 1 (0.81%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.81%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.44%) DNS
1 3 (2.44%) Firewall
1 3 (2.44%) VPN
1 3 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.81%) Internet
2 1 (0.81%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.81%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.81%) DataStage
3 1 (0.81%) DB2
3 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.81%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.81%) QualityStage
3 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.81%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (26.83%) Selenium
2 19 (15.45%) Cucumber
3 15 (12.20%) SpecFlow
4 13 (10.57%) Git (software)
5 12 (9.76%) JIRA
6 11 (8.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (7.32%) Jenkins
7 9 (7.32%) NUnit
8 8 (6.50%) JUnit
9 7 (5.69%) LoadRunner
9 7 (5.69%) TeamCity
10 6 (4.88%) CruiseControl
10 6 (4.88%) Hudson
10 6 (4.88%) TestRail
11 5 (4.07%) SoapUI
11 5 (4.07%) Toad
12 4 (3.25%) Visual Studio
13 3 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (2.44%) WebDriver
14 2 (1.63%) Subversion
General
1 26 (21.14%) Finance
2 20 (16.26%) Retail
3 11 (8.94%) Banking
4 7 (5.69%) Back Office
5 6 (4.88%) Advertising
6 4 (3.25%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.63%) Marketing
8 1 (0.81%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.38%) Gherkin
2 10 (8.13%) .NET
3 3 (2.44%) HTML
3 3 (2.44%) SOAP
3 3 (2.44%) Web Services
4 2 (1.63%) XML
5 1 (0.81%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.69%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.44%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.44%) Fintech
3 3 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.81%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.76%) Windows
2 7 (5.69%) Linux
3 6 (4.88%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.44%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.63%) Unix
6 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (49.59%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (43.90%) Test Automation
3 25 (20.33%) Functional Testing
4 23 (18.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (16.26%) Defect Tracking
5 20 (16.26%) Test Scripting
6 19 (15.45%) Scrum
7 18 (14.63%) Test Strategy
8 14 (11.38%) Software Testing
9 12 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (9.76%) Regression Testing
10 11 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (8.94%) CRM
10 11 (8.94%) Integration Testing
10 11 (8.94%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (8.13%) Acceptance Criteria
11 10 (8.13%) Exploratory Testing
11 10 (8.13%) Test Management
12 9 (7.32%) Migration
12 9 (7.32%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (28.46%) SQL
2 19 (15.45%) C#
3 12 (9.76%) Java
4 5 (4.07%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.44%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.44%) C
5 3 (2.44%) PHP
5 3 (2.44%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.63%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.63%) Python
7 1 (0.81%) C++
7 1 (0.81%) F#
7 1 (0.81%) Java 8
7 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.81%) Perl
7 1 (0.81%) Ruby
7 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (32.52%) ISTQB
2 39 (31.71%) ISEB
3 26 (21.14%) Security Cleared
4 14 (11.38%) SC Cleared
5 11 (8.94%) DV Cleared
6 9 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (5.69%) Degree
8 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.81%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.13%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.44%) Docker
2 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.88%) HP ALM
2 4 (3.25%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.44%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.81%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.81%) vMotion
4 1 (0.81%) WMI
Vendors
1 24 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.50%) HP
3 6 (4.88%) Cadence
3 6 (4.88%) Oracle
4 5 (4.07%) SAP
5 3 (2.44%) Capita
5 3 (2.44%) VMware
6 2 (1.63%) Cisco
6 2 (1.63%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.63%) Siemens
6 2 (1.63%) Teradata
7 1 (0.81%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.81%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 1 (0.81%) IBM
7 1 (0.81%) Netezza
7 1 (0.81%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.81%) Software AG
7 1 (0.81%) webMethods
7 1 (0.81%) Workday