The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheltenham region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 22 27 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.13% 0.73% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.57% 0.75% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £438 £363 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -39.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.60% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £27.50 £28.83
% change year-on-year
+0.90% -4.59%
Test Analyst
Gloucestershire

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
112 134 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 87.50% 97.81% 90.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 102 42
Median daily rate £325 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 18
Median hourly rate £13.23 £42.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.51% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.95 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £43.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

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 30 June 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 Cheltenham region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) DV Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) Python
2 5 (71.43%) ISTQB
3 4 (57.14%) Bash Shell
4 3 (42.86%) Ruby
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 3 (42.86%) ISEB
4 3 (42.86%) Unix
5 2 (28.57%) C++
5 2 (28.57%) Perl
5 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
5 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Test Management
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) Rational Functional Tester
5 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
5 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
6 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (14.29%) SDLC
6 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
1 2 (28.57%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
3 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Service Design
3 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) Python
3 4 (57.14%) Bash Shell
4 3 (42.86%) Ruby
5 2 (28.57%) C++
5 2 (28.57%) Perl
6 1 (14.29%) C#
6 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) DV Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) ISTQB
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) SAP