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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 15 26 20
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 4 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.44% 2.68% 2.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.65% 2.74% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate £330 £438 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.57% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.43 £35.50 £110.00
% change year-on-year
-62.18% -67.72%
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
86 146 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 95.56% 97.99% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 90 55
Average daily rate £325 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £325 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 13
Average hourly rate £12.25 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.17% +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 7 (87.50%) Java
1 7 (87.50%) DV Cleared
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (75.00%) Python
3 4 (50.00%) Unix
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Ruby
4 3 (37.50%) Rational Functional Tester
4 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) C++
4 3 (37.50%) Perl
4 3 (37.50%) ISEB
4 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
6 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
6 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) System Testing

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) LoadRunner
1 3 (37.50%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (75.00%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) C++
3 3 (37.50%) Perl
3 3 (37.50%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) DV Cleared
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (75.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (37.50%) ISEB
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
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