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 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 20 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.54% 2.26% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.80% 2.34% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £330 £363 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.96% +9.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £25.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+42.00% -18.77%
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
107 128 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 90.68% 96.24% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 87 55
Median daily rate £375 £399 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% +7.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £258 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £491 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 12
Median hourly rate £42.50 £13.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+226.92% -67.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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
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 28 August 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 5 (55.56%) Java
1 5 (55.56%) Python
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
1 5 (55.56%) DV Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Bash Shell
2 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Test Planning
3 3 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 3 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) ISEB
3 3 (33.33%) XML
3 3 (33.33%) Ruby
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner

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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
1 2 (22.22%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Test Planning
1 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 3 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 3 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) Service Design
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
1 5 (55.56%) Python
2 4 (44.44%) Bash Shell
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) Ruby
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) Perl
5 1 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) DV Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) SAP