The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cardiff region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 37 42 33
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 4 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.26% 3.46% 4.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 3.57% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 12
Median daily rate £413 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £362 £298
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.16% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.97 £20.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+54.82% +33.33%
Test Analyst
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
306 420 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 96.23% 97.00% 97.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 341 261
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £434 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 18
Median hourly rate £12.38 £16.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.62% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £22.65 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cardiff region that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (72.73%) Selenium
2 16 (72.73%) Finance
3 12 (54.55%) JMeter
4 11 (50.00%) ISEB
5 9 (40.91%) Java
5 9 (40.91%) Software Testing
6 8 (36.36%) SQL
6 8 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (31.82%) SDLC
7 7 (31.82%) Cucumber
8 6 (27.27%) Waterfall
8 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
8 6 (27.27%) WinRunner
8 6 (27.27%) HP UFT
8 6 (27.27%) HP
8 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (22.73%) QA
9 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
9 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
9 5 (22.73%) Gherkin
9 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
10 4 (18.18%) Web Testing
10 4 (18.18%) SoapUI
10 4 (18.18%) Workflow
10 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
10 4 (18.18%) AS400
10 4 (18.18%) LoadRunner
10 4 (18.18%) Project Management
11 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (72.73%) Selenium
2 12 (54.55%) JMeter
3 7 (31.82%) Cucumber
4 6 (27.27%) HP UFT
4 6 (27.27%) WinRunner
5 4 (18.18%) LoadRunner
5 4 (18.18%) SoapUI
6 3 (13.64%) JUnit
7 2 (9.09%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (9.09%) The Grinder
8 1 (4.55%) JIRA
8 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
8 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (4.55%) TestNG
8 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (72.73%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Gherkin
2 2 (9.09%) J2EE
2 2 (9.09%) SOAP
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) AS400
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Software Testing
3 7 (31.82%) SDLC
4 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (27.27%) Waterfall
5 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Test Strategy
6 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Project Management
6 4 (18.18%) Web Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Workflow
7 3 (13.64%) Analytics
7 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (13.64%) Migration
7 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
8 2 (9.09%) BDD
8 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
8 2 (9.09%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) Java
2 8 (36.36%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) C
3 2 (9.09%) Groovy
3 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) ISEB
2 8 (36.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Siebel
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle