The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham 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 25 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.29% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.57% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£449 - -
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 Cheltenham 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
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
140 59 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 92.11% 100.00% 86.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 27 32
Average daily rate £450 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 21
Average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £30.50 £39.10
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 Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Analyst across the Cheltenham region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst across the Cheltenham region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 6 (85.71%) DV Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) Test Management
3 3 (42.86%) Ruby
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Rational Functional Tester
3 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) C++
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) Perl
3 3 (42.86%) UNIX
3 3 (42.86%) Python
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
3 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) LoadRunner
1 3 (42.86%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Functional Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C++
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) Perl
1 3 (42.86%) Python
1 3 (42.86%) Ruby
1 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) DV Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification