The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cardiff region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 27 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 17 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.47% 4.62% 3.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.57% 4.95% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 6
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£300 £295 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +0.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £334 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £318 £290
% change year-on-year
-5.51% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £11.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+167.63% -41.02%
Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
372 222 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.89% 93.28% 96.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 143 123
Average daily rate £350 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.87 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.94% -0.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Test Analyst
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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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 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 11 (40.74%) Test Scripting
2 8 (29.63%) Performance Testing
3 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (25.93%) ISEB
3 7 (25.93%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (25.93%) Waterfall
4 6 (22.22%) LoadRunner
4 6 (22.22%) Finance
4 6 (22.22%) QA
5 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
5 5 (18.52%) Banking
5 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
5 5 (18.52%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 5 (18.52%) HP
6 4 (14.81%) SQL
6 4 (14.81%) Mainframe
6 4 (14.81%) Migration
6 4 (14.81%) AS400
6 4 (14.81%) Degree
7 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Web Services
7 3 (11.11%) XML
7 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 3 (11.11%) V-Model
8 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
8 2 (7.41%) User Stories

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SAP SRM
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) LoadRunner
2 5 (18.52%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.41%) Selenium
4 1 (3.70%) ClearQuest
4 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Billing
3 1 (3.70%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Web Services
1 3 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Mainframe
1 4 (14.81%) AS400
2 2 (7.41%) Statistics
3 1 (3.70%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Test Scripting
2 8 (29.63%) Performance Testing
3 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (25.93%) Waterfall
4 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
4 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Migration
6 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 3 (11.11%) V-Model
7 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
7 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
7 2 (7.41%) User Stories
7 2 (7.41%) Test Management
7 2 (7.41%) CRM
7 2 (7.41%) ERP
7 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.41%) Scrum
7 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.41%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) C#
2 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) ISEB
2 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
3 4 (14.81%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
1 5 (18.52%) HP
2 2 (7.41%) SAP
2 2 (7.41%) Citrix
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