Period
to 17 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £298 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Analyst
South West > Bristol
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 55 81
Rank change year-on-year -8 +26 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 62 57 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.91% 3.01% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.04% 3.17% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 47 13
Bristol median daily rate £298 £300 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.83% +15.38% -5.45%
10th Percentile £240 £216 £185
90th Percentile £391 £377 £428
South West median daily rate £304 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -6.54% +8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £42.50 - -
South West median hourly rate £42.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 2,042 1,798 1,484
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 94.93% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,442 1,190 1,016
Bristol median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -
10th Percentile £263 £225 £228
90th Percentile £575 £525 £550
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 62 78
Bristol median hourly rate £36.28 £17.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.29% -28.57% +40.00%
10th Percentile £14.13 £11.75 £12.73
90th Percentile £61.04 £57.88 £49.20
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% -10.91% -11.29%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Bristol

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Analyst in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Bristol

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Bristol over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in Bristol

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Bristol

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 29 (46.77%) Test Automation
2 27 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (38.71%) Test Strategy
4 21 (33.87%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (30.65%) ISEB
6 18 (29.03%) SQL
6 18 (29.03%) ISTQB
6 18 (29.03%) Functional Testing
7 13 (20.97%) Defect Management
7 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
8 12 (19.35%) Selenium
9 11 (17.74%) Test Scripting
10 10 (16.13%) SAP
10 10 (16.13%) Scrum
10 10 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (16.13%) Gherkin
11 9 (14.52%) C#
11 9 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (14.52%) Manual Testing
11 9 (14.52%) Cucumber
12 8 (12.90%) SoapUI
12 8 (12.90%) SOAP
12 8 (12.90%) Windows
12 8 (12.90%) Linux
12 8 (12.90%) CRM
12 8 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
12 8 (12.90%) Defect Tracking
13 7 (11.29%) Windows Server
13 7 (11.29%) SpecFlow
13 7 (11.29%) DevOps

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.61%) CMS
Business Applications
1 5 (8.06%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (3.23%) Teamcenter
3 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.61%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (1.61%) SAP CRM for Utilities
3 1 (1.61%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) DNS
1 5 (8.06%) Firewall
1 5 (8.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) Big Data
1 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 12 (19.35%) Selenium
2 9 (14.52%) Cucumber
3 8 (12.90%) SoapUI
4 7 (11.29%) SpecFlow
5 6 (9.68%) Git (software)
5 6 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (9.68%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 5 (8.06%) JIRA
6 5 (8.06%) JUnit
6 5 (8.06%) NUnit
6 5 (8.06%) TestRail
7 4 (6.45%) TeamCity
8 3 (4.84%) CruiseControl
8 3 (4.84%) HP UFT
8 3 (4.84%) Hudson
8 3 (4.84%) Jenkins
8 3 (4.84%) TestComplete
8 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
8 3 (4.84%) WebDriver
9 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (9.68%) Finance
1 6 (9.68%) Retail
2 3 (4.84%) Advertising
2 3 (4.84%) Back Office
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.13%) Gherkin
2 8 (12.90%) SOAP
3 4 (6.45%) Web Services
4 3 (4.84%) .NET
5 2 (3.23%) REST
5 2 (3.23%) XML
6 1 (1.61%) HTML
6 1 (1.61%) HTML5
6 1 (1.61%) LAMP
6 1 (1.61%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.06%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.23%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.61%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.90%) Linux
1 8 (12.90%) Windows
2 7 (11.29%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.61%) Android
4 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.77%) Test Automation
2 27 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (38.71%) Test Strategy
4 21 (33.87%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (29.03%) Functional Testing
6 13 (20.97%) Defect Management
7 11 (17.74%) Test Scripting
8 10 (16.13%) Scrum
9 9 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (14.52%) Manual Testing
10 8 (12.90%) CRM
10 8 (12.90%) Defect Tracking
10 8 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (11.29%) DevOps
12 6 (9.68%) Microservices
12 6 (9.68%) Migration
12 6 (9.68%) Software Testing
13 5 (8.06%) Kalman Filter
13 5 (8.06%) Load Balancing
13 5 (8.06%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.03%) SQL
2 9 (14.52%) C#
3 6 (9.68%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.84%) Java
5 1 (1.61%) Apple Swift
5 1 (1.61%) C
5 1 (1.61%) Kotlin
5 1 (1.61%) PHP
5 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.61%) Python
5 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (30.65%) ISEB
2 18 (29.03%) ISTQB
3 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
4 6 (9.68%) Degree
5 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.61%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) HP ALM
1 5 (8.06%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.61%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.13%) SAP
3 6 (9.68%) HP
4 5 (8.06%) hybris
5 3 (4.84%) Cadence
5 3 (4.84%) Oracle
5 3 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.23%) Siemens
6 2 (3.23%) VMware
7 1 (1.61%) Citrix
7 1 (1.61%) IBM
7 1 (1.61%) MuleSoft