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 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 46 39 35
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 22 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.13% 4.10% 3.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.19% 4.25% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 16
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £230 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £348 £333
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
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
525 471 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 98.50% 96.52% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 337 330
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £497 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 16 24
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.35 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.60% -11.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £34.50 £25.00
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 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 18 £350 +16.66% 2
Newport +13 4 £337 +3.69% 1
Test Analyst
Wales

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 28 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (43.75%) SQL
3 20 (41.67%) ISTQB
3 20 (41.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 15 (31.25%) V-Model
4 15 (31.25%) Software Testing
5 14 (29.17%) Functional Testing
5 14 (29.17%) XML
5 14 (29.17%) Finance
6 13 (27.08%) HTML
7 12 (25.00%) PRINCE2
7 12 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 12 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 12 (25.00%) Manual Testing
8 11 (22.92%) Test Management
8 11 (22.92%) Project Management
8 11 (22.92%) ISEB
9 10 (20.83%) MS Visio
9 10 (20.83%) MS Project
9 10 (20.83%) Selenium
9 10 (20.83%) HL7
9 10 (20.83%) Test Scripting
9 10 (20.83%) Waterfall
10 9 (18.75%) SDLC
11 8 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 8 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
11 8 (16.67%) JIRA
12 7 (14.58%) Migration
12 7 (14.58%) Visual Studio

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 5 (10.42%) MQSeries
2 4 (8.33%) JBoss
2 4 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.17%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (20.83%) MS Project
2 10 (20.83%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) LAN
1 5 (10.42%) SAN
1 5 (10.42%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) MySQL
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Selenium
2 8 (16.67%) JIRA
3 7 (14.58%) Visual Studio
4 6 (12.50%) JMeter
5 4 (8.33%) Burp Suite
5 4 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 4 (8.33%) DbUnit
5 4 (8.33%) JUnit
5 4 (8.33%) Rational Functional Tester
5 4 (8.33%) Spock
6 3 (6.25%) Subversion
7 2 (4.17%) HP UFT
7 2 (4.17%) LoadRunner
7 2 (4.17%) QAComplete
7 2 (4.17%) SpecFlow
7 2 (4.17%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (29.17%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.17%) XML
2 13 (27.08%) HTML
3 7 (14.58%) .NET
4 5 (10.42%) SOAP
5 4 (8.33%) jQuery
5 4 (8.33%) JSTS
6 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) NHS
2 5 (10.42%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.17%) AS400
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Windows
1 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.17%) Linux
2 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (41.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 15 (31.25%) Software Testing
3 15 (31.25%) V-Model
4 14 (29.17%) Functional Testing
5 12 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 12 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 11 (22.92%) Project Management
6 11 (22.92%) Test Management
7 10 (20.83%) Test Scripting
7 10 (20.83%) Waterfall
8 9 (18.75%) SDLC
9 8 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 7 (14.58%) Migration
11 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (12.50%) Performance Testing
12 5 (10.42%) Scrum
12 5 (10.42%) Test Automation
12 5 (10.42%) Use Case
12 5 (10.42%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (43.75%) SQL
2 7 (14.58%) Java
3 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.25%) C
5 1 (2.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (41.67%) ISTQB
2 12 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (22.92%) ISEB
4 8 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.25%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.83%) HL7
2 4 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) Atlassian
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle
4 2 (4.17%) CA
4 2 (4.17%) Cisco
4 2 (4.17%) Citrix
4 2 (4.17%) Informatica
4 2 (4.17%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (4.17%) PlateSpin
4 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.17%) Teradata
4 2 (4.17%) VMware