The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 42 41 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 33 14 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.28% 2.54% 6.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.53% 2.72% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 22
Average daily rate
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£275 £240 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -23.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £327 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £26.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.85% +23.25%
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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
729 514 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 94.55% 93.12% 92.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 326 278
Average daily rate £350 £325 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 33
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.87 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.77% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.23 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £18.00 £22.00
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 Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Wales region over the 3 months to 19 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
West Wales - 18 £290 - 4
South Wales -7 14 £219 -7.89% 6
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Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 38 (50.67%) Test Scripting
2 35 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (42.67%) Selenium
4 23 (30.67%) Maven
5 22 (29.33%) Scrum
6 21 (28.00%) Security Cleared
7 20 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
8 19 (25.33%) Waterfall
8 19 (25.33%) ISEB
9 18 (24.00%) Automation Testing
10 17 (22.67%) Open Source
10 17 (22.67%) QA
11 16 (21.33%) WebDriver
11 16 (21.33%) HP
11 16 (21.33%) C#
11 16 (21.33%) Java
11 16 (21.33%) ISTQB
12 15 (20.00%) SC Cleared
12 15 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (18.67%) JIRA
13 14 (18.67%) Software Testing
13 14 (18.67%) SharePoint
14 13 (17.33%) Bugzilla
14 13 (17.33%) Team Foundation Server
14 13 (17.33%) SoapUI
14 13 (17.33%) Cucumber
15 12 (16.00%) Test Management
15 12 (16.00%) Load Testing
15 12 (16.00%) Kanban
15 12 (16.00%) JMeter

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 14 (18.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.67%) CICS
3 1 (1.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.67%) Adabas
1 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 32 (42.67%) Selenium
2 23 (30.67%) Maven
3 16 (21.33%) WebDriver
4 14 (18.67%) JIRA
5 13 (17.33%) Bugzilla
5 13 (17.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (17.33%) SoapUI
5 13 (17.33%) Cucumber
6 12 (16.00%) JMeter
7 9 (12.00%) Subversion
7 9 (12.00%) Ant
7 9 (12.00%) JUnit
7 9 (12.00%) TestNG
7 9 (12.00%) TortoiseSVN
7 9 (12.00%) Jenkins
8 6 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (6.67%) LoadRunner
10 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.33%) RubyMine
General
1 6 (8.00%) Banking
1 6 (8.00%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.33%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.00%) .NET
1 12 (16.00%) SOAP
1 12 (16.00%) XML
2 9 (12.00%) .NET Framework
2 9 (12.00%) JSON
2 9 (12.00%) REST
3 3 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.67%) Open Source
2 10 (13.33%) Client/Server
3 6 (8.00%) Mainframe
4 4 (5.33%) AS400
5 3 (4.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.67%) Statistics
7 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.33%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.00%) UNIX
1 3 (4.00%) Android
2 1 (1.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (50.67%) Test Scripting
2 35 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (29.33%) Scrum
4 19 (25.33%) Waterfall
5 18 (24.00%) Automation Testing
6 15 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (18.67%) Software Testing
8 12 (16.00%) Test Management
8 12 (16.00%) Load Testing
8 12 (16.00%) Kanban
9 11 (14.67%) User Stories
10 10 (13.33%) BDD
10 10 (13.33%) Performance Testing
10 10 (13.33%) Load Balancing
10 10 (13.33%) Automated Testing
11 9 (12.00%) TDD
11 9 (12.00%) Manual Testing
12 8 (10.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (8.00%) Test Strategy
14 5 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.33%) C#
1 16 (21.33%) Java
2 6 (8.00%) SQL
3 2 (2.67%) VB
4 1 (1.33%) Ruby
4 1 (1.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (25.33%) ISEB
3 16 (21.33%) ISTQB
4 15 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.00%) Degree
6 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (22.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (21.33%) HP
2 4 (5.33%) Oracle
3 3 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.33%) SAP
4 1 (1.33%) Sitecore
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