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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 38 27 22
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 9 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.40% 2.95% 3.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.47% 3.15% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 5
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£213 £251 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.42% -8.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £225 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £292 £312
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 £32.03 £26.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.85% +23.25%
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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
365 254 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.33% 93.73% 93.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 184 107
Average daily rate £350 £330 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -10.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.87 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.48% -15.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.75 £12.60 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £106.90 £18.00 £25.00
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 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
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 19 September 2014, 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 (30.00%) QA
1 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (23.33%) Performance Testing
3 7 (23.33%) Waterfall
4 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Banking
5 5 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (16.67%) Finance
5 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 4 (13.33%) ISEB
6 4 (13.33%) LoadRunner
6 4 (13.33%) Mainframe
6 4 (13.33%) AS400
6 4 (13.33%) Test Management
6 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (10.00%) V-Model
7 3 (10.00%) System Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Load Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Selenium
7 3 (10.00%) Degree
7 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Migration
7 3 (10.00%) Scrum

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (13.33%) LoadRunner
2 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (10.00%) Selenium
4 2 (6.67%) JMeter
4 2 (6.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.33%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (3.33%) TestNG
5 1 (3.33%) RubyMine
5 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.33%) JIRA
5 1 (3.33%) Maven
5 1 (3.33%) Subversion
5 1 (3.33%) Bugzilla
5 1 (3.33%) Ant
5 1 (3.33%) JUnit
5 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (16.67%) Banking
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
1 3 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Mainframe
1 4 (13.33%) AS400
2 2 (6.67%) Statistics
3 1 (3.33%) Open Source
3 1 (3.33%) Data Extraction
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (23.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (23.33%) Performance Testing
3 7 (23.33%) Waterfall
4 6 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Test Management
6 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (10.00%) V-Model
7 3 (10.00%) System Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Load Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Migration
7 3 (10.00%) Scrum
8 2 (6.67%) CRM
8 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
8 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) C#
2 2 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) ISEB
2 3 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) HP
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Sitecore