The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bristol region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
South West / Bristol
Rank 62 57 59
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 10 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.21% 1.72% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.78% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 15
Median daily rate £218 £274 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.47% -13.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £260 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £369 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.85 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-38.92% +8.33%

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
789 844 851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 95.75% 96.68% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 604 609
Median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 27
Median hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.54% +113.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £49.50 £90.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Bristol region that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 20 February 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 Bristol region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Defect Management
3 5 (31.25%) TDD
3 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 5 (31.25%) Manual Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
3 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Selenium
5 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 3 (18.75%) QA
5 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
5 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
5 3 (18.75%) SAP
5 3 (18.75%) XML
6 2 (12.50%) Java
6 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) HP
6 2 (12.50%) ISEB
6 2 (12.50%) SAP HR
6 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Finance
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 2 (12.50%) Test Management
6 2 (12.50%) JIRA

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP HR
2 1 (6.25%) SAP CO
2 1 (6.25%) SAP FI
2 1 (6.25%) SAP FI/CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
3 2 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
4 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
4 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.25%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) XML
2 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 1 (6.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Defect Management
3 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Manual Testing
3 5 (31.25%) TDD
3 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
4 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 2 (12.50%) Test Management
7 1 (6.25%) API Testing
7 1 (6.25%) BDD
7 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
7 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) ISEB
3 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) SAP
2 2 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Teradata