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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 10 15 27
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 2 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.44% 4.30% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.88% 4.49% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £285 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.37% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £363 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £363 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.83% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.85 £36.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-45.61% +39.04%

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
41 89 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 91.11% 95.70% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 41 85
Median daily rate £370 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £101 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +8.97%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) CMS
3 2 (40.00%) Content Management
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Android
3 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (40.00%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Multichannel Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Cloudera
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Hadoop

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Ant
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Android
1 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Content Management
3 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (40.00%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Release Management
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (20.00%) Cloudera
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Sterling