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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 45 39 15
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 14 11 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.47% 2.46% 6.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 2.63% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 18
Average daily rate
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£219 £238 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -21.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £225 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £275 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £311 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £29.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.43% +34.88%
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
539 419 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 95.06% 93.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 279 232
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.30 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £19.17 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
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 23 September 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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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 -5 9 £213 -15.42% 3
Newport - 3 £340 - 1
Torfaen - - - - 2
Test Analyst
Wales

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 20 (43.48%) Test Scripting
2 18 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (30.43%) Software Testing
3 14 (30.43%) ISEB
3 14 (30.43%) Selenium
3 14 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (30.43%) Automation Testing
4 13 (28.26%) WebDriver
4 13 (28.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
4 13 (28.26%) C#
4 13 (28.26%) Java
4 13 (28.26%) SharePoint
4 13 (28.26%) Scrum
5 12 (26.09%) Test Management
6 11 (23.91%) Load Testing
6 11 (23.91%) JIRA
6 11 (23.91%) Kanban
6 11 (23.91%) Bugzilla
6 11 (23.91%) ISTQB
7 10 (21.74%) .NET
7 10 (21.74%) JMeter
7 10 (21.74%) QA
8 9 (19.57%) .NET Framework
8 9 (19.57%) Performance Testing
8 9 (19.57%) SC Cleared
8 9 (19.57%) TestNG
8 9 (19.57%) TortoiseSVN
8 9 (19.57%) BDD
8 9 (19.57%) Open Source

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 13 (28.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (30.43%) Selenium
2 13 (28.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (28.26%) WebDriver
3 11 (23.91%) Bugzilla
3 11 (23.91%) JIRA
4 10 (21.74%) JMeter
5 9 (19.57%) Subversion
5 9 (19.57%) Maven
5 9 (19.57%) Ant
5 9 (19.57%) JUnit
5 9 (19.57%) Jenkins
5 9 (19.57%) TortoiseSVN
5 9 (19.57%) TestNG
6 6 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (10.87%) LoadRunner
8 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.17%) RubyMine
8 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
1 6 (13.04%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) .NET
2 9 (19.57%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.52%) Web Services
3 3 (6.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Client/Server
1 9 (19.57%) Open Source
2 4 (8.70%) Mainframe
2 4 (8.70%) AS400
3 2 (4.35%) Statistics
4 1 (2.17%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) Test Scripting
2 18 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (30.43%) Software Testing
3 14 (30.43%) Automation Testing
4 13 (28.26%) Scrum
5 12 (26.09%) Test Management
6 11 (23.91%) Kanban
6 11 (23.91%) Load Testing
7 9 (19.57%) TDD
7 9 (19.57%) Performance Testing
7 9 (19.57%) BDD
8 8 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (17.39%) Automated Testing
9 7 (15.22%) Waterfall
10 6 (13.04%) Manual Testing
11 5 (10.87%) System Testing
12 4 (8.70%) Regression Testing
13 3 (6.52%) Project Management
13 3 (6.52%) Migration
13 3 (6.52%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) C#
1 13 (28.26%) Java
2 4 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) ISEB
2 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
3 11 (23.91%) ISTQB
4 9 (19.57%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.52%) HP
2 1 (2.17%) Sitecore
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle
2 1 (2.17%) SAP