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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 37 34 27
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 17 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.97% 2.43% 4.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.05% 2.50% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 10
Average daily rate
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£325 £213 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.94% -20.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £199 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £300 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.78 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-18.77% +156.47%
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South Wales

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
420 360 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 98.13% 97.30% 95.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 277 186
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £199 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 10
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +26.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £132.30 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 9 (47.37%) Oracle
1 9 (47.37%) Performance Testing
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Java
2 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) Linux
3 7 (36.84%) JMeter
3 7 (36.84%) Selenium
4 6 (31.58%) Finance
4 6 (31.58%) Cucumber
4 6 (31.58%) Oracle Database
5 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
5 5 (26.32%) JBoss
6 4 (21.05%) Migration
6 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
6 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
7 3 (15.79%) Ruby
7 3 (15.79%) Maven
7 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Eclipse
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (15.79%) Web Services
7 3 (15.79%) HTML
7 3 (15.79%) UNIX
7 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 3 (15.79%) BeanShell
7 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
8 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (26.32%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.26%) DataStage
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) JMeter
1 7 (36.84%) Selenium
2 6 (31.58%) Cucumber
3 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
4 3 (15.79%) Maven
4 3 (15.79%) Eclipse
4 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
5 2 (10.53%) Subversion
6 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
6 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) HTML
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) XML
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) SOAP
3 1 (5.26%) XML Messaging
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Performance Testing
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Data Migration
4 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
4 4 (21.05%) Migration
5 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Automated Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
6 2 (10.53%) ETL
6 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Scrum
6 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Test Planning
7 1 (5.26%) V-Model
7 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.26%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Java
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Ruby
2 3 (15.79%) BeanShell
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
1 1 (5.26%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Informatica
3 1 (5.26%) OpenText
3 1 (5.26%) Teradata
3 1 (5.26%) Cognos