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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 51 43 44
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 24 29 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.67% 3.63% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.83% 3.88% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 25 4
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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 £269 £275 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £300 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £295 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £31.56 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-27.11% +174.39%
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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
849 747 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 94.33% 93.49% 90.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 549 317
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 36 21
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +4.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £35.00 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 15 (44.12%) Finance
2 14 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (32.35%) ISEB
5 10 (29.41%) SQL
6 9 (26.47%) Banking
7 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
8 7 (20.59%) Integration Testing
8 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
9 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
10 5 (14.71%) Unit Testing
10 5 (14.71%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (11.76%) Selenium
11 4 (11.76%) Manual Testing
11 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
11 4 (11.76%) Project Management
11 4 (11.76%) Retail Banking
11 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
11 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
11 4 (11.76%) Retail
12 3 (8.82%) Teradata
12 3 (8.82%) QA
12 3 (8.82%) HP
12 3 (8.82%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (8.82%) HP UFT
12 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
12 3 (8.82%) SAP

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Agresso
1 1 (2.94%) SAP PM
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.94%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.88%) DataStage
1 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Selenium
1 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.82%) HP UFT
3 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.94%) JUnit
4 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.94%) JIRA
4 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.94%) TestNG
4 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.94%) MSTest
4 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.94%) MSBuild
4 1 (2.94%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.94%) Behat
4 1 (2.94%) Selenium IDE
General
1 15 (44.12%) Finance
2 9 (26.47%) Banking
3 4 (11.76%) Retail
3 4 (11.76%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.94%) Local Government
5 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
1 3 (8.82%) CSS
2 2 (5.88%) SOAP
2 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (2.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 7 (20.59%) Integration Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (14.71%) Unit Testing
5 5 (14.71%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
6 4 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Project Management
6 4 (11.76%) Regression Testing
7 3 (8.82%) System Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.82%) Test Management
7 3 (8.82%) SDLC
8 2 (5.88%) Dependency Management
8 2 (5.88%) Test Planning
8 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) Java
2 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.94%) PHP
3 1 (2.94%) VB
3 1 (2.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) ISEB
2 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) HP
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle
2 3 (8.82%) SAP
2 3 (8.82%) Teradata
3 2 (5.88%) OpenText
4 1 (2.94%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.94%) Informatica
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