The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South Wales 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 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 33 51 42
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 22 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.33% 3.00% 3.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.38% 3.10% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 18
Median daily rate £300 £325 £219
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +48.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £260 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £383 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £25.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+42.00% -18.77%
Test Analyst
Wales

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
502 646 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 98.82% 97.00% 97.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 479 426
Median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 29 16
Median hourly rate £12.35 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.78% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.58 £9.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.95 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South Wales region that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 25 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +18 17 £300 -7.69% 2
Newport +2 3 £445 - 1
Bridgend - 2 £250 - 1
Test Analyst
Wales

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 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 South Wales region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 36 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (73.81%) Selenium
3 19 (45.24%) Finance
3 19 (45.24%) SQL
4 16 (38.10%) ISEB
5 15 (35.71%) JMeter
6 14 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 13 (30.95%) Test Automation
7 13 (30.95%) Cucumber
7 13 (30.95%) Java
8 12 (28.57%) SDLC
9 11 (26.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (26.19%) ISTQB
9 11 (26.19%) QA
9 11 (26.19%) Test Scripting
9 11 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (23.81%) Performance Testing
10 10 (23.81%) Test Strategy
11 9 (21.43%) BDD
11 9 (21.43%) .NET
11 9 (21.43%) Workflow
12 8 (19.05%) TDD
12 8 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
12 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
12 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
13 7 (16.67%) JIRA
13 7 (16.67%) V-Model
13 7 (16.67%) Waterfall
13 7 (16.67%) Scrum

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 5 (11.90%) MQSeries
2 4 (9.52%) JBoss
2 4 (9.52%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.76%) CMS
3 2 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (4.76%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) MySQL
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (73.81%) Selenium
2 15 (35.71%) JMeter
3 13 (30.95%) Cucumber
4 7 (16.67%) JIRA
4 7 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 6 (14.29%) JUnit
5 6 (14.29%) SpecFlow
6 4 (9.52%) Burp Suite
6 4 (9.52%) DbUnit
6 4 (9.52%) HP UFT
6 4 (9.52%) Spock
6 4 (9.52%) WebDriver
6 4 (9.52%) WinRunner
7 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.38%) MSTest
8 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.38%) Subversion
8 1 (2.38%) TestNG
8 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (45.24%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Publishing
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) .NET
2 6 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 6 (14.29%) HTML
3 5 (11.90%) SOAP
3 5 (11.90%) XML
4 4 (9.52%) jQuery
4 4 (9.52%) JSTS
5 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.38%) RESTful
6 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) AS400
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 13 (30.95%) Test Automation
4 12 (28.57%) SDLC
5 11 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (26.19%) Test Scripting
6 10 (23.81%) Performance Testing
6 10 (23.81%) Test Strategy
6 10 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (21.43%) BDD
7 9 (21.43%) Workflow
8 8 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (19.05%) TDD
9 7 (16.67%) Scrum
9 7 (16.67%) V-Model
9 7 (16.67%) Waterfall
10 6 (14.29%) Automation Testing
10 6 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
10 6 (14.29%) Use Case
11 5 (11.90%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (45.24%) SQL
2 13 (30.95%) Java
3 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.52%) C#
5 3 (7.14%) C
6 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (38.10%) ISEB
2 11 (26.19%) ISTQB
2 11 (26.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.19%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Atlassian
2 4 (9.52%) HP
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle
4 2 (4.76%) Alterian
4 2 (4.76%) Sitecore
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