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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Analyst
Rank 39 44 38
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 45 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.79% 1.38% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.06% 1.49% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 4 11
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£275 £273 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.91% -14.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £317 £330
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 £14.25 £31.56 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-54.84% -2.90%
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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
743 470 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 95.62% 92.70% 91.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 237 237
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 35 36
Average hourly rate £12.46 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.93% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £22.50 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -5 24 £275 +0.91% 5
West Wales - 21 £350 -
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Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 39 (55.71%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (51.43%) Test Scripting
3 35 (50.00%) Selenium
4 26 (37.14%) HP Quality Center
5 25 (35.71%) Scrum
5 25 (35.71%) HP
6 22 (31.43%) ISEB
7 21 (30.00%) Maven
8 20 (28.57%) Security Cleared
8 20 (28.57%) Waterfall
9 19 (27.14%) WebDriver
9 19 (27.14%) C#
10 18 (25.71%) Automation Testing
11 17 (24.29%) Open Source
11 17 (24.29%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (22.86%) JIRA
12 16 (22.86%) Software Testing
13 15 (21.43%) SC Cleared
13 15 (21.43%) Kanban
14 14 (20.00%) Cucumber
15 13 (18.57%) QA
15 13 (18.57%) ISTQB
15 13 (18.57%) Finance
15 13 (18.57%) Java
15 13 (18.57%) XML
16 12 (17.14%) .NET
16 12 (17.14%) Test Management
16 12 (17.14%) Jenkins
17 11 (15.71%) User Stories
17 11 (15.71%) SoapUI

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 11 (15.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.71%) Firewall
2 1 (1.43%) Intranet
2 1 (1.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 35 (50.00%) Selenium
2 21 (30.00%) Maven
3 19 (27.14%) WebDriver
4 16 (22.86%) JIRA
5 14 (20.00%) Cucumber
6 12 (17.14%) Jenkins
7 11 (15.71%) SoapUI
7 11 (15.71%) Bugzilla
8 10 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (12.86%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (11.43%) Subversion
10 8 (11.43%) TortoiseSVN
10 8 (11.43%) JMeter
11 7 (10.00%) TestNG
11 7 (10.00%) Ant
11 7 (10.00%) JUnit
12 3 (4.29%) LoadRunner
13 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
13 1 (1.43%) RubyMine
General
1 13 (18.57%) Finance
2 8 (11.43%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.57%) XML
2 12 (17.14%) .NET
3 10 (14.29%) SOAP
3 10 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 10 (14.29%) JSON
3 10 (14.29%) REST
4 3 (4.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.29%) Open Source
2 11 (15.71%) AS400
3 8 (11.43%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.29%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.86%) Statistics
6 1 (1.43%) NHS
6 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.29%) UNIX
2 2 (2.86%) Windows
3 1 (1.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (55.71%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (51.43%) Test Scripting
3 25 (35.71%) Scrum
4 20 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 18 (25.71%) Automation Testing
6 17 (24.29%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (22.86%) Software Testing
8 15 (21.43%) Kanban
9 12 (17.14%) Test Management
10 11 (15.71%) Load Balancing
10 11 (15.71%) User Stories
11 10 (14.29%) Project Management
11 10 (14.29%) Test Strategy
11 10 (14.29%) Load Testing
12 9 (12.86%) BDD
12 9 (12.86%) Performance Testing
13 8 (11.43%) TDD
13 8 (11.43%) Workflow
13 8 (11.43%) Manual Testing
14 7 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.14%) C#
2 13 (18.57%) Java
3 3 (4.29%) SQL
4 2 (2.86%) C
5 1 (1.43%) Ruby
5 1 (1.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (31.43%) ISEB
2 20 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 15 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 13 (18.57%) ISTQB
5 5 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.43%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 26 (37.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (35.71%) HP
2 6 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle
4 1 (1.43%) Sitecore