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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 48 31 20
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 18 22 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.55% 3.81% 5.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 4.09% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 21
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£256 £275 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £234 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £333 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £280
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £12.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+156.47% -44.18%
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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
669 538 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 94.76% 93.08% 91.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 334 269
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £201 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 35
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £18.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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
South Wales -12 13 £213 -19.04% 6
West Wales -1 4 £420 +35.48% 1
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Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 21 (36.84%) Test Scripting
2 17 (29.82%) ISEB
3 16 (28.07%) Security Cleared
4 14 (24.56%) ISTQB
5 13 (22.81%) Selenium
5 13 (22.81%) Automation Testing
6 12 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (19.30%) QA
7 11 (19.30%) SC Cleared
7 11 (19.30%) C#
7 11 (19.30%) Java
8 10 (17.54%) SharePoint
8 10 (17.54%) Software Testing
8 10 (17.54%) Performance Testing
8 10 (17.54%) WebDriver
9 9 (15.79%) Automated Testing
9 9 (15.79%) Scrum
10 8 (14.04%) Bugzilla
10 8 (14.04%) JMeter
10 8 (14.04%) .NET
10 8 (14.04%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (14.04%) Load Testing
10 8 (14.04%) JIRA
10 8 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (12.28%) Test Management
11 7 (12.28%) Kanban
11 7 (12.28%) Waterfall
11 7 (12.28%) SQL
11 7 (12.28%) Finance
12 6 (10.53%) Banking

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 10 (17.54%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.51%) CICS
3 1 (1.75%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Office
3 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.75%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.51%) Adabas
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (22.81%) Selenium
2 10 (17.54%) WebDriver
3 8 (14.04%) Bugzilla
3 8 (14.04%) JMeter
3 8 (14.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (14.04%) JIRA
4 6 (10.53%) Maven
4 6 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (10.53%) LoadRunner
5 5 (8.77%) TortoiseSVN
5 5 (8.77%) TestNG
5 5 (8.77%) Jenkins
5 5 (8.77%) Ant
5 5 (8.77%) JUnit
5 5 (8.77%) Subversion
6 4 (7.02%) SoapUI
7 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.75%) RubyMine
8 1 (1.75%) ClearQuest
General
1 7 (12.28%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Welsh Language
4 1 (1.75%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) .NET
2 5 (8.77%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.26%) SOAP
3 3 (5.26%) Web Services
3 3 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Client/Server
1 6 (10.53%) Mainframe
2 5 (8.77%) Open Source
3 4 (7.02%) AS400
4 3 (5.26%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.51%) Statistics
6 1 (1.75%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Android
1 3 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) Test Scripting
2 13 (22.81%) Automation Testing
3 10 (17.54%) Software Testing
3 10 (17.54%) Performance Testing
4 9 (15.79%) Automated Testing
4 9 (15.79%) Scrum
5 8 (14.04%) Load Testing
5 8 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (12.28%) Test Management
6 7 (12.28%) Kanban
6 7 (12.28%) Waterfall
7 6 (10.53%) Manual Testing
8 5 (8.77%) BDD
8 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (8.77%) TDD
9 4 (7.02%) Migration
9 4 (7.02%) Regression Testing
9 4 (7.02%) System Testing
10 3 (5.26%) Integration Testing
10 3 (5.26%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.30%) C#
1 11 (19.30%) Java
2 7 (12.28%) SQL
3 2 (3.51%) VB
4 1 (1.75%) Scala
4 1 (1.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (29.82%) ISEB
2 16 (28.07%) Security Cleared
3 14 (24.56%) ISTQB
4 11 (19.30%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.26%) Degree
6 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle
2 4 (7.02%) HP
3 2 (3.51%) SAP
4 1 (1.75%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.75%) Citrix
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