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 28 May 2016 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 53 53 57
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 17 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.00% 1.93% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 2.01% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 11
Median daily rate £280 £285 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £267 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.46% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.18 £33.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-57.04% -5.03%
Test Analyst
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
822 845 778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 96.82% 95.70% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 610 540
Median daily rate £363 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 35 52
Median hourly rate £32.50 £18.82 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.68% +7.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.87 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

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 28 May 2016.

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 28 May 2016, 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 15 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (33.33%) Banking
2 10 (33.33%) SQL
3 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 9 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (26.67%) ISEB
5 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
6 6 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (16.67%) Selenium
7 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
7 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 5 (16.67%) Retail Banking
7 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Retail
8 4 (13.33%) Scrum
8 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
8 4 (13.33%) MS Office
8 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (13.33%) JIRA
8 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
9 3 (10.00%) WebDriver
9 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 3 (10.00%) WATIR
9 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Time Management
9 3 (10.00%) Kanban
9 3 (10.00%) SpecFlow
9 3 (10.00%) Behat
9 3 (10.00%) Capybara

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 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) Confluence
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 4 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 5 (16.67%) Selenium
2 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (13.33%) JIRA
3 3 (10.00%) Capybara
3 3 (10.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (10.00%) WATIR
3 3 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.33%) JUnit
5 1 (3.33%) Maven
5 1 (3.33%) MSTest
5 1 (3.33%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 15 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (33.33%) Banking
3 5 (16.67%) Retail
3 5 (16.67%) Retail Banking
4 3 (10.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Behat
2 2 (6.67%) SOAP
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
3 1 (3.33%) Itk
3 1 (3.33%) JSON
3 1 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.33%) REST
3 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Android
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
3 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 4 (13.33%) Scrum
5 3 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (10.00%) Kanban
5 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (10.00%) OO
5 3 (10.00%) Software Delivery
5 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.00%) Test Planning
5 3 (10.00%) Time Management
6 2 (6.67%) Analytics
6 2 (6.67%) Data Analytics
6 2 (6.67%) Migration
6 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) C#
2 3 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (26.67%) ISEB
3 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) HL7
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Rally
2 3 (10.00%) SAP
3 2 (6.67%) HP
3 2 (6.67%) Teradata
3 2 (6.67%) VMware