The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff 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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 38 23 23
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 5 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.60% 4.68% 5.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 4.93% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £259 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £330 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.81 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-8.55% -20.95%
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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 Cardiff 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
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
306 223 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 98.08% 94.89% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 155 125
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £218 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 18
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.87 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £190.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 13 (56.52%) ISEB
2 11 (47.83%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (39.13%) Finance
3 9 (39.13%) HP
4 8 (34.78%) AS400
4 8 (34.78%) Workflow
4 8 (34.78%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (30.43%) Software Testing
5 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (26.09%) QA
6 6 (26.09%) Selenium
6 6 (26.09%) Project Management
6 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
6 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
7 5 (21.74%) Analytics
7 5 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (21.74%) Test Management
7 5 (21.74%) MS Office
7 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (17.39%) Banking
8 4 (17.39%) SQL
8 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
8 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
8 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
9 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
9 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
10 2 (8.70%) C#
10 2 (8.70%) MySQL

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (26.09%) Selenium
3 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
3 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (8.70%) JMeter
4 2 (8.70%) Maven
4 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.35%) TestNG
5 1 (4.35%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.35%) RubyMine
5 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.35%) JIRA
5 1 (4.35%) Subversion
5 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
5 1 (4.35%) Ant
5 1 (4.35%) JUnit
5 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) REST
1 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.35%) JSON
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) SOAP
1 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) AS400
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Open Source
3 1 (4.35%) NHS
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) UNIX
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Workflow
2 7 (30.43%) Software Testing
2 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (26.09%) Project Management
3 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
4 5 (21.74%) Analytics
4 5 (21.74%) Test Management
4 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (17.39%) Test Strategy
6 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
6 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
7 2 (8.70%) Validation
7 2 (8.70%) Migration
7 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Scrum
7 2 (8.70%) Automation Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
7 2 (8.70%) Load Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) Ruby
3 1 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) ISEB
2 5 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (47.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) HP
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Sitecore