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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 49 39 52
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 26 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.72% 2.18% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.91% 2.39% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 15
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£300 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £350 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £29.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.16% +37.20%
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South West

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
892 586 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.21% 91.42% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 401 482
Average daily rate £375 £350 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 39 55
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014, 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 21 (42.00%) Finance
1 21 (42.00%) Test Scripting
2 16 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (28.00%) ISEB
4 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 8 (16.00%) Banking
6 8 (16.00%) SQL
6 8 (16.00%) Test Management
7 7 (14.00%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (14.00%) .NET
7 7 (14.00%) Retail
8 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (10.00%) HP
9 5 (10.00%) Migration
9 5 (10.00%) Selenium
10 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.00%) Software Testing
10 4 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (6.00%) LoadRunner
11 3 (6.00%) C#
11 3 (6.00%) SOA
11 3 (6.00%) ETL
11 3 (6.00%) IBM
11 3 (6.00%) Supplier Management
11 3 (6.00%) Scrum
11 3 (6.00%) Supply Chain Management
11 3 (6.00%) .NET Framework
11 3 (6.00%) Retail Banking
11 3 (6.00%) Open Text

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (4.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP HR
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Selenium
2 4 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (6.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (6.00%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.00%) JIRA
5 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.00%) Maven
5 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.00%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.00%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (42.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Banking
3 7 (14.00%) Retail
4 3 (6.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) .NET
2 3 (6.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.00%) CSS
3 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) User Experience
2 1 (2.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) Test Scripting
2 16 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (16.00%) Test Management
5 5 (10.00%) Migration
6 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (6.00%) SOA
7 3 (6.00%) ETL
7 3 (6.00%) Supplier Management
7 3 (6.00%) Scrum
7 3 (6.00%) Supply Chain Management
7 3 (6.00%) Automation Testing
7 3 (6.00%) Manual Testing
8 2 (4.00%) Time Management
8 2 (4.00%) Use Case
8 2 (4.00%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.00%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.00%) Validation
9 1 (2.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) SQL
2 3 (6.00%) C#
3 2 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) ISEB
2 10 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) HL7
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) HP
3 3 (6.00%) IBM
3 3 (6.00%) Open Text
4 2 (4.00%) SAP
4 2 (4.00%) Cerner
5 1 (2.00%) Informatica
5 1 (2.00%) Murex
5 1 (2.00%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.00%) Talend