Period
to 19 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 80 58
Rank change year-on-year +1 -22 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 37 45 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.92% 2.25% 3.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 2.36% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 45
Bristol median daily rate £310 £295 £297
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.08% -0.67% +2.41%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £214
90th Percentile £435 £388 £385
South West median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +8.24% +0.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £34.50 - -
South West median hourly rate £34.50 - -

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 1,830 1,909 1,713
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 95.40% 95.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,199 1,276 1,143
Bristol median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £256 £236 £213
90th Percentile £600 £533 £530
South West median daily rate £425 £413 £380
% change year-on-year +3.03% +8.55% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 63 51
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +36.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.69 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £65.90 £50.25
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +14.29% +27.27%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 26 (70.27%) Test Automation
2 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (29.73%) Selenium
3 11 (29.73%) Manual Testing
4 9 (24.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (24.32%) Finance
5 8 (21.62%) Test Scripting
5 8 (21.62%) Scenario Testing
6 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
7 6 (16.22%) JIRA
7 6 (16.22%) Regression Testing
7 6 (16.22%) BDD
8 5 (13.51%) Acceptance Criteria
8 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (13.51%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (13.51%) DevOps
8 5 (13.51%) Scrum
8 5 (13.51%) ISEB
8 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
8 5 (13.51%) Java
8 5 (13.51%) SQL
8 5 (13.51%) Python
8 5 (13.51%) ISTQB
9 4 (10.81%) General Ledger
9 4 (10.81%) Banking
9 4 (10.81%) Billing
9 4 (10.81%) Practice Management
9 4 (10.81%) QA
9 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
9 4 (10.81%) Accounts Payable

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 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) AWS
1 1 (2.70%) Azure
1 1 (2.70%) GitHub
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Selenium
2 6 (16.22%) JIRA
3 4 (10.81%) Cucumber
3 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
4 3 (8.11%) JMeter
4 3 (8.11%) SoapUI
4 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
4 3 (8.11%) Zephyr
5 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.70%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (24.32%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Banking
2 4 (10.81%) Billing
2 4 (10.81%) General Ledger
3 3 (8.11%) Public Sector
3 3 (8.11%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.70%) Private Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
1 3 (8.11%) CSS
1 3 (8.11%) HTML
1 3 (8.11%) SOAP
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) Apache Flex
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.70%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.70%) JSON
3 1 (2.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (70.27%) Test Automation
2 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (29.73%) Manual Testing
4 9 (24.32%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (21.62%) Scenario Testing
5 8 (21.62%) Test Scripting
6 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
7 6 (16.22%) BDD
7 6 (16.22%) Regression Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Acceptance Criteria
8 5 (13.51%) DevOps
8 5 (13.51%) Scrum
8 5 (13.51%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Accounts Payable
9 4 (10.81%) Practice Management
9 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
10 3 (8.11%) TDD
11 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (5.41%) Test Strategy
11 2 (5.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) Java
1 5 (13.51%) Python
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.70%) C#
3 1 (2.70%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) ISEB
1 5 (13.51%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP ALM
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Cadence
2 2 (5.41%) HP
3 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.70%) hybris
3 1 (2.70%) Sun