The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South Wales region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 39 32 14
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 23 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.61% 3.41% 6.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.77% 3.69% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 20
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£294 £284 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -8.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £226 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £330 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £290
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £11.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+174.39% -42.50%
Job Titles Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
610 379 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 95.61% 92.21% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 226 235
Average daily rate £363 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 23
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Analyst
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -6 17 £288 +1.32% 2
Newport - 1 £210 -
Torfaen - - - -
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Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (44.19%) Test Scripting
2 15 (34.88%) ISEB
3 14 (32.56%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (27.91%) ISTQB
5 10 (23.26%) Selenium
5 10 (23.26%) Software Testing
6 9 (20.93%) Java
6 9 (20.93%) Performance Testing
6 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
6 9 (20.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (20.93%) Automation Testing
7 8 (18.60%) WebDriver
7 8 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (18.60%) QA
7 8 (18.60%) .NET
7 8 (18.60%) C#
7 8 (18.60%) Automated Testing
7 8 (18.60%) Scrum
8 7 (16.28%) Finance
8 7 (16.28%) Banking
8 7 (16.28%) LoadRunner
8 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
8 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
8 7 (16.28%) Test Management
8 7 (16.28%) Load Testing
8 7 (16.28%) Waterfall
9 6 (13.95%) Kanban
9 6 (13.95%) JIRA
9 6 (13.95%) SQL
9 6 (13.95%) Bugzilla

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) MS Office
3 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.65%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Selenium
2 9 (20.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (18.60%) WebDriver
4 7 (16.28%) LoadRunner
5 6 (13.95%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (13.95%) Bugzilla
5 6 (13.95%) JIRA
6 5 (11.63%) TestNG
6 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
6 5 (11.63%) TortoiseSVN
6 5 (11.63%) Subversion
6 5 (11.63%) Maven
6 5 (11.63%) JMeter
6 5 (11.63%) Ant
6 5 (11.63%) JUnit
7 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.33%) ClearQuest
7 1 (2.33%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
1 7 (16.28%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Billing
2 1 (2.33%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) .NET
2 5 (11.63%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.98%) Web Services
3 3 (6.98%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Client/Server
1 5 (11.63%) Open Source
2 4 (9.30%) Mainframe
2 4 (9.30%) AS400
3 2 (4.65%) Statistics
4 1 (2.33%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Test Scripting
2 10 (23.26%) Software Testing
3 9 (20.93%) Performance Testing
3 9 (20.93%) Automation Testing
4 8 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (18.60%) Automated Testing
4 8 (18.60%) Scrum
5 7 (16.28%) Test Management
5 7 (16.28%) Load Testing
5 7 (16.28%) Waterfall
6 6 (13.95%) Kanban
7 5 (11.63%) BDD
7 5 (11.63%) TDD
8 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (9.30%) Migration
8 4 (9.30%) Regression Testing
8 4 (9.30%) System Testing
9 3 (6.98%) V-Model
9 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.98%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) Java
2 8 (18.60%) C#
3 6 (13.95%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) ISEB
2 12 (27.91%) ISTQB
3 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
4 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
5 4 (9.30%) Degree
6 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (32.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.63%) HP
3 3 (6.98%) SAP
4 2 (4.65%) Citrix
5 1 (2.33%) IBM
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle
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