Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 94 69
Rank change year-on-year +41 -25 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 70 15 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.54% 0.88% 2.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.73% 0.93% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 11 31
Bristol median daily rate £300 £276 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% -3.33% -5.00%
10th Percentile £215 £225 £255
90th Percentile £378 £425 £400
South West median daily rate £300 £300 £323
% change year-on-year - -6.98% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - £25.00

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 1876 1612 1663
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 94.94% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1288 1143 1227
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £213 £231 £235
90th Percentile £525 £550 £538
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 79 82
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +48.48% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.03 £47.50 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +24.00% -16.67% +50.00%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017, 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 Bristol region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 34 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (47.14%) Banking
3 31 (44.29%) Test Scripting
4 23 (32.86%) Retail Banking
5 21 (30.00%) Finance
6 19 (27.14%) Test Automation
7 18 (25.71%) Scenario Testing
8 17 (24.29%) Selenium
9 15 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (20.00%) ISTQB
11 11 (15.71%) HP
12 10 (14.29%) JIRA
12 10 (14.29%) Software Testing
12 10 (14.29%) Test Management
12 10 (14.29%) BDD
13 9 (12.86%) Manual Testing
13 9 (12.86%) Java
13 9 (12.86%) SQL
14 8 (11.43%) ISEB
14 8 (11.43%) Migration
14 8 (11.43%) Retail
14 8 (11.43%) Defect Management
14 8 (11.43%) TestRail
15 7 (10.00%) Test Strategy
15 7 (10.00%) REST
15 7 (10.00%) JSON
15 7 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
16 6 (8.57%) QA
16 6 (8.57%) TDD
16 6 (8.57%) Functional Testing

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 1 (1.43%) CMS
1 1 (1.43%) Confluence
1 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) MS Access
3 1 (1.43%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 17 (24.29%) Selenium
2 10 (14.29%) JIRA
3 8 (11.43%) TestRail
4 6 (8.57%) SoapUI
5 5 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 4 (5.71%) Maven
6 4 (5.71%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.29%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.86%) Gatling
8 2 (2.86%) IntelliJ
8 2 (2.86%) JMeter
8 2 (2.86%) NeoLoad
8 2 (2.86%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.86%) The Grinder
8 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (2.86%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.43%) Bugzilla
9 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (47.14%) Banking
2 23 (32.86%) Retail Banking
3 21 (30.00%) Finance
4 8 (11.43%) Retail
5 3 (4.29%) Billing
5 3 (4.29%) Legal
6 1 (1.43%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.00%) JSON
1 7 (10.00%) REST
2 4 (5.71%) Ajax
3 3 (4.29%) .NET
3 3 (4.29%) SOAP
4 2 (2.86%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.86%) XML
5 1 (1.43%) CSS
5 1 (1.43%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.43%) HTML
5 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.71%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.29%) Credit Risk
3 2 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.86%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (2.86%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.86%) User Experience
4 1 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.86%) Windows
2 1 (1.43%) Unix
2 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (44.29%) Test Scripting
3 19 (27.14%) Test Automation
4 18 (25.71%) Scenario Testing
5 15 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (14.29%) BDD
6 10 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 10 (14.29%) Test Management
7 9 (12.86%) Manual Testing
8 8 (11.43%) Defect Management
8 8 (11.43%) Migration
9 7 (10.00%) Test Strategy
10 6 (8.57%) Functional Testing
10 6 (8.57%) SDLC
10 6 (8.57%) TDD
11 5 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
12 4 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
12 4 (5.71%) Scrum
12 4 (5.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.86%) Java
1 9 (12.86%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) C#
3 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.86%) PHP
4 2 (2.86%) Scala
5 1 (1.43%) Perl
5 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (11.43%) ISEB
3 3 (4.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) IFRS
Systems Management
1 7 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.43%) Kibana
2 1 (1.43%) logstash
Vendors
1 11 (15.71%) HP
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.71%) SAP
3 3 (4.29%) IBM
4 2 (2.86%) BT
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle