Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 60 90
Rank change year-on-year -27 +30 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 159 179 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.45% 3.24% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.58% 3.41% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 127 85
South West median daily rate £300 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £230 £225 £208
90th Percentile £388 £394 £381
England median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South West median hourly rate £42.50 - -
England median hourly rate £39.50 £28.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year +39.82% -20.42% +57.78%

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 6,154 5,246 5,323
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 95.05% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,934 3,305 3,465
South West median daily rate £425 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £255 £210 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 255 364
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £25.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +6.28% -13.75%
10th Percentile £11.31 £11.18 £11.08
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £46.35
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +0.11%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -13 66 £298 -0.83% 15
Gloucestershire -12 45 £325 +8.33% 5
Wiltshire -30 20 £331 +6.85% 12
Somerset -12 7 £300 -11.11% 3
Cornwall - 7 £215 - 1
Devon -2 3 £300 -7.69% 1
Dorset -14 1 £370 -1.33% 2
Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 69 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (40.25%) Test Automation
3 50 (31.45%) SQL
4 43 (27.04%) ISEB
5 42 (26.42%) User Acceptance Testing
6 41 (25.79%) ISTQB
7 38 (23.90%) Finance
8 36 (22.64%) Selenium
9 34 (21.38%) Functional Testing
10 31 (19.50%) Test Scripting
11 29 (18.24%) Windows
12 27 (16.98%) C#
12 27 (16.98%) Test Strategy
13 25 (15.72%) Security Cleared
14 24 (15.09%) Defect Tracking
14 24 (15.09%) Microsoft
15 22 (13.84%) Linux
15 22 (13.84%) Migration
16 21 (13.21%) JIRA
16 21 (13.21%) Defect Management
16 21 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
17 20 (12.58%) SC Cleared
17 20 (12.58%) Regression Testing
18 18 (11.32%) Scrum
19 17 (10.69%) SOAP
19 17 (10.69%) Cucumber
20 16 (10.06%) Microsoft Azure
20 16 (10.06%) SpecFlow
20 16 (10.06%) Gherkin
20 16 (10.06%) System Integration 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 5 (3.14%) Confluence
2 2 (1.26%) CMS
2 2 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.63%) Drupal
3 1 (0.63%) SAS
Business Applications
1 6 (3.77%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.26%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.63%) Actimize
3 1 (0.63%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.63%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.63%) SAP CRM for Utilities
3 1 (0.63%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.03%) Office 365
3 1 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.63%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.03%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (3.14%) DNS
2 5 (3.14%) Firewall
2 5 (3.14%) VPN
3 1 (0.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.26%) Big Data
4 2 (1.26%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.63%) DataStage
5 1 (0.63%) DB2
5 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.63%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.63%) Power BI
5 1 (0.63%) QualityStage
5 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.63%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (22.64%) Selenium
2 21 (13.21%) JIRA
3 17 (10.69%) Cucumber
4 16 (10.06%) SpecFlow
5 13 (8.18%) Git (software)
6 12 (7.55%) SoapUI
7 11 (6.92%) Visual Studio
7 11 (6.92%) Visual Studio Coded UI
8 9 (5.66%) JUnit
8 9 (5.66%) NUnit
8 9 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (5.03%) WebDriver
10 6 (3.77%) CruiseControl
10 6 (3.77%) Hudson
10 6 (3.77%) Jenkins
10 6 (3.77%) LoadRunner
10 6 (3.77%) TeamCity
10 6 (3.77%) Toad
11 5 (3.14%) TestRail
12 3 (1.89%) JMeter
General
1 38 (23.90%) Finance
2 14 (8.81%) Banking
2 14 (8.81%) Retail
3 6 (3.77%) Advertising
3 6 (3.77%) Back Office
4 5 (3.14%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.89%) Marketing
6 1 (0.63%) Front Office
6 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
6 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.69%) SOAP
2 16 (10.06%) Gherkin
3 12 (7.55%) Web Services
4 9 (5.66%) .NET
5 2 (1.26%) HTML
5 2 (1.26%) LAMP
5 2 (1.26%) REST
5 2 (1.26%) XML
6 1 (0.63%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.14%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.89%) Fintech
5 3 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.26%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.63%) FMCG
7 1 (0.63%) iPad
7 1 (0.63%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.24%) Windows
2 22 (13.84%) Linux
3 9 (5.66%) Windows Server
4 8 (5.03%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.89%) Unix
6 2 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (40.25%) Test Automation
3 42 (26.42%) User Acceptance Testing
4 34 (21.38%) Functional Testing
5 31 (19.50%) Test Scripting
6 27 (16.98%) Test Strategy
7 24 (15.09%) Defect Tracking
8 22 (13.84%) Migration
9 21 (13.21%) Defect Management
10 20 (12.58%) Regression Testing
11 18 (11.32%) Scrum
12 16 (10.06%) System Integration Testing
13 15 (9.43%) CRM
14 14 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (8.18%) Test Management
15 13 (8.18%) Waterfall
16 12 (7.55%) Manual Testing
16 12 (7.55%) Software Testing
17 11 (6.92%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (31.45%) SQL
2 27 (16.98%) C#
3 13 (8.18%) Java
4 8 (5.03%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.40%) Bash Shell
5 7 (4.40%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.14%) PHP
7 4 (2.52%) Python
8 3 (1.89%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.26%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.63%) C
10 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (27.04%) ISEB
2 41 (25.79%) ISTQB
3 25 (15.72%) Security Cleared
4 20 (12.58%) SC Cleared
5 10 (6.29%) Degree
6 4 (2.52%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.29%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (3.14%) Docker
2 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (3.14%) HP ALM
1 5 (3.14%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.63%) vMotion
3 1 (0.63%) WMI
Vendors
1 24 (15.09%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.55%) Oracle
3 10 (6.29%) SAP
4 7 (4.40%) HP
5 6 (3.77%) Cadence
5 6 (3.77%) hybris
6 4 (2.52%) Siemens
7 3 (1.89%) VMware
8 2 (1.26%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.26%) IBM
8 2 (1.26%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.26%) Teradata
9 1 (0.63%) Cisco
9 1 (0.63%) Citrix
9 1 (0.63%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 1 (0.63%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.63%) Netezza
9 1 (0.63%) Veracode
9 1 (0.63%) Workday