The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales 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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 39 33 35
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 21 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.90% 2.91% 3.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.05% 3.12% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 12
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £258 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £299 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £299 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
-0.41% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £32.81 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-54.27% -0.59%
Test Analyst
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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 South Wales 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
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
519 385 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 96.47% 93.22% 92.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 203 222
Average daily rate £350 £363 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 36 29
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £28.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Analyst across the South Wales region.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst across the South Wales region.

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +1 15 £275 +0.91% 2
Newport -4 5 £325 -
Torfaen - - - - 2
Test Analyst
Wales

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 19 (54.29%) ISEB
2 16 (45.71%) Selenium
2 16 (45.71%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 14 (40.00%) WebDriver
5 13 (37.14%) C#
5 13 (37.14%) Software Testing
5 13 (37.14%) Security Cleared
5 13 (37.14%) Automation Testing
6 12 (34.29%) Scrum
7 11 (31.43%) Finance
7 11 (31.43%) JIRA
7 11 (31.43%) Kanban
8 10 (28.57%) Project Management
8 10 (28.57%) Test Management
8 10 (28.57%) Jenkins
9 9 (25.71%) SharePoint
9 9 (25.71%) HP
9 9 (25.71%) ISTQB
9 9 (25.71%) SC Cleared
10 8 (22.86%) .NET
10 8 (22.86%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (22.86%) AS400
10 8 (22.86%) Workflow
10 8 (22.86%) .NET Framework
10 8 (22.86%) Load Testing
10 8 (22.86%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (20.00%) Java
11 7 (20.00%) Bugzilla

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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.

Application Platforms
1 9 (25.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) MySQL
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (45.71%) Selenium
2 14 (40.00%) WebDriver
3 11 (31.43%) JIRA
4 10 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 8 (22.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (22.86%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (20.00%) Bugzilla
7 6 (17.14%) Subversion
7 6 (17.14%) Maven
7 6 (17.14%) JMeter
7 6 (17.14%) TortoiseSVN
8 5 (14.29%) Ant
8 5 (14.29%) JUnit
8 5 (14.29%) TestNG
9 2 (5.71%) SoapUI
10 1 (2.86%) RubyMine
10 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
10 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) .NET
1 8 (22.86%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.86%) JSON
2 1 (2.86%) REST
2 1 (2.86%) SOAP
2 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) AS400
2 7 (20.00%) Open Source
3 6 (17.14%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) UNIX
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
1 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 13 (37.14%) Automation Testing
3 13 (37.14%) Software Testing
4 12 (34.29%) Scrum
5 11 (31.43%) Kanban
6 10 (28.57%) Test Management
6 10 (28.57%) Project Management
7 8 (22.86%) Workflow
7 8 (22.86%) Load Testing
8 7 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (17.14%) TDD
9 6 (17.14%) BDD
10 5 (14.29%) Manual Testing
10 5 (14.29%) Analytics
11 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
12 3 (8.57%) Test Planning
12 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
12 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
13 2 (5.71%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) C#
2 7 (20.00%) Java
3 4 (11.43%) SQL
4 1 (2.86%) Ruby
4 1 (2.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (54.29%) ISEB
2 13 (37.14%) Security Cleared
3 9 (25.71%) ISTQB
3 9 (25.71%) SC Cleared
4 5 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.86%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (45.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) HP
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.86%) Sitecore