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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 20 21 25
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.17% 1.67% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.55% 1.77% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Median daily rate £330 £400 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +22.13%
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £32.03
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -21.94%
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
110 113 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 91.67% 94.17% 98.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 67 80
Median daily rate £360 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 6
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 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 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
1 6 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 5 (55.56%) Performance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) Data Protection
2 5 (55.56%) Defect Management
2 5 (55.56%) Defect Tracking
2 5 (55.56%) XML
3 3 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (22.22%) Ruby
4 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) ISEB
5 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
5 1 (11.11%) OO
5 1 (11.11%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) Electronics
5 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum

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 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
1 1 (11.11%) Rational Functional Tester
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (66.67%) 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 5 (55.56%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Test Planning
1 6 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Data Protection
2 5 (55.56%) Defect Management
2 5 (55.56%) Defect Tracking
2 5 (55.56%) Performance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) OOD
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
3 2 (22.22%) Ruby
4 1 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) SAP