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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
UK / Wales
Rank 44 42 60
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 20 31 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.97% 4.63% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.08% 4.76% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 4
Median daily rate £235 £304 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.63% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.85 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-38.92% +8.33%

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
650 651 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 96.58% 97.31% 96.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 461 405
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 38 35
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £47.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +2 16 £235 -22.63% 1
West Wales - 1 £275 -
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 14 (50.00%) SQL
2 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (35.71%) ISTQB
3 10 (35.71%) System Integration Testing
4 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
4 9 (32.14%) Integration Testing
5 8 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 8 (28.57%) PRINCE2
6 7 (25.00%) ISEB
6 7 (25.00%) XML
6 7 (25.00%) Finance
6 7 (25.00%) Load Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 7 (25.00%) Selenium
6 7 (25.00%) QA
6 7 (25.00%) SoapUI
7 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
7 6 (21.43%) Degree
7 6 (21.43%) SOAP
7 6 (21.43%) Java
8 5 (17.86%) NHS
8 5 (17.86%) JMeter
8 5 (17.86%) Test Management
8 5 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (17.86%) SDLC
9 4 (14.29%) Functional Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
9 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing

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 1 (3.57%) Confluence
1 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) GIS
2 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Selenium
1 7 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 5 (17.86%) JMeter
3 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 4 (14.29%) LoadRunner
3 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
4 3 (10.71%) HP UFT
5 2 (7.14%) Capybara
5 2 (7.14%) JUnit
5 2 (7.14%) Rational Performance Tester
5 2 (7.14%) The Grinder
5 2 (7.14%) WinRunner
6 1 (3.57%) Gatling
6 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.57%) JIRA
6 1 (3.57%) Maven
6 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) XML
2 6 (21.43%) SOAP
3 3 (10.71%) .NET
3 3 (10.71%) CSS
3 3 (10.71%) HTML
4 2 (7.14%) Gherkin
4 2 (7.14%) J2EE
5 1 (3.57%) JSON
5 1 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (3.57%) REST
5 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) NHS
2 2 (7.14%) Fintech
2 2 (7.14%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (39.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (35.71%) System Integration Testing
3 9 (32.14%) Integration Testing
3 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
4 8 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 8 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Load Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
7 5 (17.86%) SDLC
7 5 (17.86%) Test Management
8 4 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (14.29%) Functional Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Project Management
8 4 (14.29%) Scrum
8 4 (14.29%) Service Management
9 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (10.71%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (21.43%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.71%) Ruby
4 2 (7.14%) C
4 2 (7.14%) Groovy
4 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 7 (25.00%) ISEB
3 6 (21.43%) Degree
4 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) HP
2 2 (7.14%) Siebel
3 1 (3.57%) Citrix
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
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