The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 51 40 44
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 24 30 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.59% 3.48% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.75% 3.74% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 25 6
Average daily rate
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£275 £295 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% -10.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £269 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £313 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.56 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-20.77% +43.43%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
873 802 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 94.17% 92.93% 90.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 572 361
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 28 36
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.18 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Analyst across the Bristol region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst across the Bristol region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Test Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Analyst in their job title.

1 19 (46.34%) Finance
2 17 (41.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (31.71%) SQL
4 12 (29.27%) Banking
5 11 (26.83%) Test Scripting
6 10 (24.39%) ISEB
7 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (17.07%) ISTQB
7 7 (17.07%) Manual Testing
8 6 (14.63%) Integration Testing
8 6 (14.63%) Waterfall
8 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
9 5 (12.20%) Regression Testing
9 5 (12.20%) Retail Banking
9 5 (12.20%) Software Testing
9 5 (12.20%) Retail
9 5 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (12.20%) Test Management
9 5 (12.20%) Unit Testing
9 5 (12.20%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (9.76%) Selenium
10 4 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (9.76%) SAP
11 3 (7.32%) CSS
11 3 (7.32%) Java
11 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
11 3 (7.32%) .NET
11 3 (7.32%) HP
11 3 (7.32%) Data Management

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Test Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Agresso
2 1 (2.44%) SAP PM
2 1 (2.44%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.44%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.76%) Selenium
3 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.88%) HP UFT
3 2 (4.88%) JIRA
4 1 (2.44%) JUnit
4 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.44%) TestNG
4 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.44%) MSTest
4 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.44%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.44%) Behat
4 1 (2.44%) Selenium IDE
General
1 19 (46.34%) Finance
2 12 (29.27%) Banking
3 5 (12.20%) Retail
3 5 (12.20%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.44%) Marketing
5 1 (2.44%) Local Government
5 1 (2.44%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.44%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) .NET
1 3 (7.32%) CSS
2 2 (4.88%) SOAP
2 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.88%) HTML
3 1 (2.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) NHS
1 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (26.83%) Test Scripting
4 7 (17.07%) Manual Testing
4 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (14.63%) Waterfall
5 6 (14.63%) Integration Testing
6 5 (12.20%) Test Management
6 5 (12.20%) Unit Testing
6 5 (12.20%) Software Testing
6 5 (12.20%) Regression Testing
6 5 (12.20%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (7.32%) SDLC
7 3 (7.32%) Data Management
7 3 (7.32%) Test Strategy
7 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.88%) ITIL
8 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.88%) Functional Testing
8 2 (4.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) Java
2 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.44%) PHP
3 1 (2.44%) VB
3 1 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) ISEB
2 7 (17.07%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) SAP
3 3 (7.32%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle
4 2 (4.88%) OpenText
4 2 (4.88%) Teradata
5 1 (2.44%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com