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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 50 43 28
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 11 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.56% 2.50% 4.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 2.64% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 13
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£320 £281 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.77% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £225 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £325 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £155.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-85.48% +416.66%
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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
665 530 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 94.06% 94.47% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 311 216
Average daily rate £363 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 29 29
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% -1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.87 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £105.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015. 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 -2 11 £320 +13.77% 2
West Wales - - - -
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Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 34 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (53.85%) Selenium
2 28 (53.85%) Test Scripting
3 24 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
3 24 (46.15%) HP
4 22 (42.31%) ISEB
5 19 (36.54%) Scrum
5 19 (36.54%) Waterfall
6 18 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (34.62%) Maven
7 15 (28.85%) Cucumber
8 14 (26.92%) Test Strategy
8 14 (26.92%) Open Source
8 14 (26.92%) Finance
9 12 (23.08%) Software Testing
9 12 (23.08%) Load Balancing
9 12 (23.08%) Firewall
9 12 (23.08%) User Stories
9 12 (23.08%) WebDriver
10 11 (21.15%) SoapUI
10 11 (21.15%) REST
10 11 (21.15%) SOAP
10 11 (21.15%) XML
10 11 (21.15%) JSON
11 10 (19.23%) Automation Testing
11 10 (19.23%) Security Cleared
12 9 (17.31%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (17.31%) JIRA
12 9 (17.31%) QA
12 9 (17.31%) Workflow

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) MS Office
2 2 (3.85%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.08%) Firewall
2 1 (1.92%) Intranet
2 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 28 (53.85%) Selenium
2 18 (34.62%) Maven
3 15 (28.85%) Cucumber
4 12 (23.08%) WebDriver
5 11 (21.15%) SoapUI
6 9 (17.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (17.31%) JIRA
6 9 (17.31%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (15.38%) Jenkins
8 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio
8 4 (7.69%) TortoiseSVN
8 4 (7.69%) Bugzilla
8 4 (7.69%) Subversion
9 3 (5.77%) JMeter
9 3 (5.77%) Ant
9 3 (5.77%) JUnit
9 3 (5.77%) TestNG
General
1 14 (26.92%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) SOAP
1 11 (21.15%) XML
1 11 (21.15%) JSON
1 11 (21.15%) REST
2 7 (13.46%) .NET
3 6 (11.54%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.92%) Open Source
2 9 (17.31%) AS400
3 4 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 4 (7.69%) NHS
4 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.69%) UNIX
1 4 (7.69%) Windows
2 3 (5.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (53.85%) Test Scripting
3 19 (36.54%) Scrum
3 19 (36.54%) Waterfall
4 18 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (26.92%) Test Strategy
6 12 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 12 (23.08%) Load Balancing
6 12 (23.08%) User Stories
7 10 (19.23%) Automation Testing
8 9 (17.31%) Project Management
8 9 (17.31%) Workflow
9 8 (15.38%) Kanban
9 8 (15.38%) Test Management
10 7 (13.46%) Service Management
11 6 (11.54%) Regression Testing
11 6 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (11.54%) Integration Testing
11 6 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (11.54%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) C#
2 6 (11.54%) SQL
3 3 (5.77%) C
3 3 (5.77%) Java
4 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (42.31%) ISEB
2 10 (19.23%) Security Cleared
3 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
5 5 (9.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (5.77%) Degree
7 1 (1.92%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.31%) QA
Systems Management
1 24 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (46.15%) HP
2 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle
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