The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the 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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 43 49 41
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 21 24 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.86% 3.11% 4.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.01% 3.23% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 17
Median daily rate £325 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £350 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.18 £33.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-57.04% -5.03%
Test Analyst
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
524 743 775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 96.32% 96.24% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 484 483
Median daily rate £375 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.09% -3.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 40 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% +10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £8.50 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £17.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Wales region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
South Wales +5 20 £325 +4.83% 3
West Wales +9 1 £290 -10.76%
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 Wales region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 30 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (47.06%) ISTQB
3 22 (43.14%) Non-Functional Testing
4 21 (41.18%) SQL
5 17 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 16 (31.37%) ISEB
6 16 (31.37%) Functional Testing
7 15 (29.41%) Finance
7 15 (29.41%) Selenium
8 14 (27.45%) Test Scripting
8 14 (27.45%) Manual Testing
9 13 (25.49%) V-Model
9 13 (25.49%) HTML
9 13 (25.49%) XML
10 12 (23.53%) PRINCE2
10 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
10 12 (23.53%) SDLC
11 11 (21.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (21.57%) Test Management
11 11 (21.57%) MS Excel
11 11 (21.57%) Project Management
12 10 (19.61%) MS Visio
12 10 (19.61%) MS Project
12 10 (19.61%) HL7
13 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
13 8 (15.69%) Test Strategy
13 8 (15.69%) Waterfall
13 8 (15.69%) JMeter
13 8 (15.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 7 (13.73%) Migration

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 (9.80%) MQSeries
2 4 (7.84%) JBoss
2 4 (7.84%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.92%) CMS
3 2 (3.92%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.92%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.96%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (21.57%) MS Excel
2 10 (19.61%) MS Project
2 10 (19.61%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) LAN
1 5 (9.80%) SAN
1 5 (9.80%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (29.41%) Selenium
2 8 (15.69%) JMeter
3 7 (13.73%) JIRA
3 7 (13.73%) Visual Studio
4 4 (7.84%) Burp Suite
4 4 (7.84%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.84%) DbUnit
4 4 (7.84%) JUnit
4 4 (7.84%) Rational Functional Tester
4 4 (7.84%) Spock
4 4 (7.84%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.92%) HP UFT
5 2 (3.92%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.92%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.92%) Subversion
6 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.96%) QAComplete
6 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.92%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.49%) HTML
1 13 (25.49%) XML
2 7 (13.73%) .NET
3 5 (9.80%) SOAP
4 4 (7.84%) jQuery
4 4 (7.84%) JSTS
5 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) NHS
2 5 (9.80%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) AS400
3 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) Windows
1 3 (5.88%) Windows Server
2 2 (3.92%) Linux
2 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (43.14%) Non-Functional Testing
3 17 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 16 (31.37%) Functional Testing
5 14 (27.45%) Manual Testing
5 14 (27.45%) Test Scripting
6 13 (25.49%) V-Model
7 12 (23.53%) PRINCE2
7 12 (23.53%) SDLC
8 11 (21.57%) Project Management
8 11 (21.57%) Test Management
9 8 (15.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 8 (15.69%) Test Strategy
9 8 (15.69%) Waterfall
10 7 (13.73%) Migration
10 7 (13.73%) Scrum
10 7 (13.73%) Test Automation
10 7 (13.73%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (11.76%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (41.18%) SQL
2 7 (13.73%) Java
3 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.88%) C
4 3 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (47.06%) ISTQB
2 16 (31.37%) ISEB
3 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
4 11 (21.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.88%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.61%) HL7
2 5 (9.80%) QA
3 4 (7.84%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.80%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.92%) Alterian
3 2 (3.92%) CA
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco
3 2 (3.92%) Citrix
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle
3 2 (3.92%) PlateSpin
3 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.92%) Sitecore
3 2 (3.92%) VMware
4 1 (1.96%) Informatica
4 1 (1.96%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.96%) Teradata
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