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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 30 27 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 15 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.52% 3.57% 4.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.66% 3.81% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 10
Average daily rate
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£275 £273 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.91% -16.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £256 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £275 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
-0.83% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £31.56 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-52.46% -4.37%
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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
322 236 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 96.99% 93.65% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 146 142
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% +5.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 16
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.17 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 13 (54.17%) ISEB
2 11 (45.83%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (37.50%) HP
3 9 (37.50%) Finance
4 8 (33.33%) Workflow
4 8 (33.33%) AS400
4 8 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 7 (29.17%) Software Testing
5 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (25.00%) Project Management
6 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (20.83%) Analytics
7 5 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (20.83%) Test Management
7 5 (20.83%) MS Office
7 5 (20.83%) QA
7 5 (20.83%) Selenium
7 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (16.67%) Banking
8 4 (16.67%) SQL
8 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 3 (12.50%) Test Planning
9 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
9 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
9 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
10 2 (8.33%) Maven

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (20.83%) Selenium
3 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 2 (8.33%) JMeter
4 2 (8.33%) Maven
5 1 (4.17%) JIRA
5 1 (4.17%) Ant
5 1 (4.17%) JUnit
5 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.17%) Bugzilla
5 1 (4.17%) Subversion
5 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.17%) RubyMine
5 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.17%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (4.17%) TestNG
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) SOAP
1 1 (4.17%) XML
1 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.17%) JSON
1 1 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) AS400
2 2 (8.33%) Open Source
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) UNIX
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Workflow
2 7 (29.17%) Software Testing
2 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Project Management
3 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (20.83%) Analytics
4 5 (20.83%) Test Management
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 3 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Test Planning
7 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
7 2 (8.33%) V-Model
7 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.33%) Load Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Web Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Automation Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) PHP
3 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) ISEB
2 5 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (45.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) HP
2 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Sitecore