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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 21 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.80% 2.82% 3.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 2.99% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£328 £288 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.91% -32.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £280
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £19.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+63.92% -10.46%
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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
103 67 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 92.79% 94.37% 92.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 33 35
Average daily rate £380 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +28.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £28.44 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £45.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
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 20 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 5 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (20.00%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby
1 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB