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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 30 39 24
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 7 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.63% 2.90% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.75% 3.09% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £288 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +21.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £72.03 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-50.71% +260.13%
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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
255 356 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 95.86% 93.93% 93.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 238 95
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 13
Average hourly rate £11.50 £16.00 £16.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £16.16 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 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 8 (66.67%) ISEB
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 4 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (25.00%) QA
5 3 (25.00%) Selenium
5 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) Banking
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (25.00%) NHS
6 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 2 (16.67%) UNIX
6 2 (16.67%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) RUP
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (16.67%) HP
6 2 (16.67%) MS Project
6 2 (16.67%) MySQL
6 2 (16.67%) Validation
6 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 2 (16.67%) ISTQB

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (8.33%) Maven
4 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) REST
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Performance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (16.67%) RUP
5 2 (16.67%) Validation
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
6 1 (8.33%) User Stories
6 1 (8.33%) Test Management
6 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
6 1 (8.33%) V-Model
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) HP
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