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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 46 64 41
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 16 19 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.54% 2.20% 4.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.59% 2.29% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 24
Median daily rate £375 £325 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £383 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £309 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £32.03
% change year-on-year
+44.00% -21.94%
Test Analyst
UK

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
618 829 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 98.10% 96.06% 96.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 594 507
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 51 26
Median hourly rate £12.38 £11.89 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% -25.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £21.85 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +19 16 £375 +15.38% 8
Test Analyst
UK

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 32 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (72.22%) Selenium
3 20 (55.56%) Finance
4 19 (52.78%) ISEB
5 15 (41.67%) SQL
5 15 (41.67%) Software Testing
6 13 (36.11%) ISTQB
7 12 (33.33%) JMeter
7 12 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 12 (33.33%) Cucumber
7 12 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (30.56%) SDLC
9 10 (27.78%) Test Strategy
9 10 (27.78%) QA
10 9 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (25.00%) Java
11 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
12 7 (19.44%) BDD
12 7 (19.44%) Scrum
13 6 (16.67%) TDD
13 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (16.67%) Gherkin
13 6 (16.67%) Waterfall
14 5 (13.89%) Exploratory Testing
14 5 (13.89%) User Stories
14 5 (13.89%) Automation Testing
14 5 (13.89%) API Testing
14 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
14 5 (13.89%) HP UFT
14 5 (13.89%) HP

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 2 (5.56%) CMS
1 2 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (5.56%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.78%) Confluence
2 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 26 (72.22%) Selenium
2 12 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 12 (33.33%) JMeter
3 5 (13.89%) HP UFT
4 4 (11.11%) JUnit
4 4 (11.11%) SpecFlow
4 4 (11.11%) WinRunner
5 3 (8.33%) SoapUI
5 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.56%) JIRA
6 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
6 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.78%) Maven
7 1 (2.78%) MSTest
7 1 (2.78%) Subversion
7 1 (2.78%) TestNG
7 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (55.56%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Publishing
3 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.78%) JSON
3 1 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.78%) REST
3 1 (2.78%) RESTful
3 1 (2.78%) SOAP
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) AS400
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Unix
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 12 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 11 (30.56%) SDLC
5 10 (27.78%) Test Strategy
6 9 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (22.22%) Test Automation
8 7 (19.44%) BDD
8 7 (19.44%) Scrum
9 6 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (16.67%) TDD
9 6 (16.67%) Waterfall
10 5 (13.89%) API Testing
10 5 (13.89%) Automation Testing
10 5 (13.89%) Exploratory Testing
10 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
10 5 (13.89%) User Stories
11 4 (11.11%) Functional Testing
11 4 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (11.11%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) SQL
2 9 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (2.78%) Ruby
4 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (52.78%) ISEB
2 13 (36.11%) ISTQB
3 12 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.78%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) HP
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.56%) Alterian
4 2 (5.56%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.78%) Citrix