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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 29 46 39
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 54 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.84% 1.59% 2.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.25% 1.71% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 8 7
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£275 £255 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £228 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £295 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.53 £31.56 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-28.60% +46.76%
Test Analyst
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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
745 527 465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 94.30% 93.11% 91.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 307 252
Average daily rate £350 £333 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 30 28
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.16 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% +11.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £19.17 £25.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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
South Wales +9 29 £275 +14.58% 7
West Wales - 24 £350 - 1
Test Analyst
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Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 42 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (46.34%) Test Scripting
3 35 (42.68%) Selenium
4 28 (34.15%) HP Quality Center
5 27 (32.93%) Scrum
6 25 (30.49%) HP
6 25 (30.49%) ISEB
7 23 (28.05%) Waterfall
8 22 (26.83%) Security Cleared
9 21 (25.61%) Maven
10 20 (24.39%) Automation Testing
11 19 (23.17%) C#
11 19 (23.17%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (23.17%) WebDriver
12 18 (21.95%) Software Testing
13 17 (20.73%) Open Source
13 17 (20.73%) SC Cleared
14 16 (19.51%) JIRA
14 16 (19.51%) QA
15 15 (18.29%) ISTQB
15 15 (18.29%) Kanban
16 14 (17.07%) Cucumber
16 14 (17.07%) Test Management
17 13 (15.85%) SoapUI
17 13 (15.85%) Team Foundation Server
17 13 (15.85%) Java
17 13 (15.85%) .NET
17 13 (15.85%) XML
17 13 (15.85%) Finance
17 13 (15.85%) User Stories

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 12 (14.63%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.44%) CICS
3 1 (1.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) MS Office
2 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.41%) Firewall
2 1 (1.22%) Intranet
2 1 (1.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.44%) Adabas
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 35 (42.68%) Selenium
2 21 (25.61%) Maven
3 19 (23.17%) WebDriver
4 16 (19.51%) JIRA
5 14 (17.07%) Cucumber
6 13 (15.85%) SoapUI
6 13 (15.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (14.63%) Jenkins
7 12 (14.63%) QuickTest Pro
8 11 (13.41%) Bugzilla
9 9 (10.98%) JMeter
10 8 (9.76%) Subversion
10 8 (9.76%) TortoiseSVN
11 7 (8.54%) TestNG
11 7 (8.54%) Ant
11 7 (8.54%) JUnit
12 5 (6.10%) LoadRunner
13 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
14 1 (1.22%) RubyMine
General
1 13 (15.85%) Finance
2 8 (9.76%) Banking
3 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.85%) XML
1 13 (15.85%) .NET
2 12 (14.63%) SOAP
3 10 (12.20%) .NET Framework
3 10 (12.20%) JSON
3 10 (12.20%) REST
4 3 (3.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.73%) Open Source
2 12 (14.63%) AS400
3 8 (9.76%) Client/Server
4 6 (7.32%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.44%) Statistics
6 1 (1.22%) NHS
6 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.10%) UNIX
2 2 (2.44%) Windows
2 2 (2.44%) Android
3 1 (1.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (46.34%) Test Scripting
3 27 (32.93%) Scrum
4 23 (28.05%) Waterfall
5 20 (24.39%) Automation Testing
6 19 (23.17%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (21.95%) Software Testing
8 15 (18.29%) Kanban
9 14 (17.07%) Test Management
10 13 (15.85%) User Stories
11 12 (14.63%) Load Testing
12 11 (13.41%) Load Balancing
12 11 (13.41%) Performance Testing
12 11 (13.41%) Test Strategy
13 10 (12.20%) Manual Testing
13 10 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (12.20%) Project Management
14 9 (10.98%) Automated Testing
14 9 (10.98%) BDD
15 8 (9.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.17%) C#
2 13 (15.85%) Java
3 7 (8.54%) SQL
4 2 (2.44%) VB
4 2 (2.44%) C
5 1 (1.22%) Ruby
5 1 (1.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (30.49%) ISEB
2 22 (26.83%) Security Cleared
3 17 (20.73%) SC Cleared
4 15 (18.29%) ISTQB
5 7 (8.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.44%) Degree
7 1 (1.22%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (19.51%) QA
Systems Management
1 28 (34.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (30.49%) HP
2 9 (10.98%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.88%) Oracle
4 1 (1.22%) Sitecore
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