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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 25 45 39
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 10 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.97% 3.16% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.03% 3.23% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 8
Median daily rate £325 £325 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +52.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £280 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £385 £291
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £309 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £32.03
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -21.94%
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
248 434 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 98.41% 97.97% 98.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 357 288
Median daily rate £365 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £11.78 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.00 £7.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £20.00 £145.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
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 26 September 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (75.86%) Selenium
3 20 (68.97%) Finance
4 16 (55.17%) ISEB
5 13 (44.83%) Software Testing
6 12 (41.38%) ISTQB
6 12 (41.38%) JMeter
6 12 (41.38%) SQL
6 12 (41.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (37.93%) SDLC
7 11 (37.93%) Test Scripting
8 10 (34.48%) Test Strategy
9 9 (31.03%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (27.59%) Java
10 8 (27.59%) Cucumber
11 6 (20.69%) QA
12 5 (17.24%) Scrum
12 5 (17.24%) Gherkin
12 5 (17.24%) Waterfall
12 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
12 5 (17.24%) Automation Testing
13 4 (13.79%) BDD
13 4 (13.79%) Project Management
13 4 (13.79%) HP
13 4 (13.79%) AS400
13 4 (13.79%) WinRunner
13 4 (13.79%) HP UFT
13 4 (13.79%) Workflow
13 4 (13.79%) Web Testing
14 3 (10.34%) Manual Testing

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 2 (6.90%) CMS
1 2 (6.90%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (6.90%) Umbraco
2 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (75.86%) Selenium
2 12 (41.38%) JMeter
3 8 (27.59%) Cucumber
4 4 (13.79%) HP UFT
4 4 (13.79%) WinRunner
5 3 (10.34%) JUnit
6 2 (6.90%) SoapUI
6 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.45%) JIRA
7 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.45%) Subversion
7 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.45%) TestNG
7 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (68.97%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) RESTful
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) AS400
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Unix
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) Software Testing
3 11 (37.93%) SDLC
3 11 (37.93%) Test Scripting
4 10 (34.48%) Test Strategy
5 9 (31.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Automation Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Scrum
6 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
6 5 (17.24%) Waterfall
7 4 (13.79%) BDD
7 4 (13.79%) Project Management
7 4 (13.79%) Web Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Workflow
8 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (10.34%) Functional Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Manual Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
8 3 (10.34%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) Java
3 3 (10.34%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) ISEB
2 12 (41.38%) ISTQB
2 12 (41.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) HP
2 2 (6.90%) Alterian
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.45%) Citrix
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft