Period
to 21 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £295 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 56 77
Rank change year-on-year -26 +21 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 40 50 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.09% 2.92% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 3.05% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 39 22
Bristol median daily rate £295 £300 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% +5.26% +3.64%
10th Percentile £249 £218 £242
90th Percentile £388 £388 £450
South West median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 1,839 1,641 1,688
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.93% 95.74% 96.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,243 1,101 1,195
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £251 £213 £231
90th Percentile £530 £525 £550
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 54 78
Bristol median hourly rate £37.55 £30.50 £29.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.11% +3.04% +71.59%
10th Percentile £15.03 £11.65 £11.60
90th Percentile £52.25 £46.18 £45.08
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +44.44%

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018, 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 31 (77.50%) Test Automation
2 26 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (50.00%) Selenium
4 19 (47.50%) SQL
5 15 (37.50%) Cucumber
6 14 (35.00%) Gherkin
7 12 (30.00%) Test Strategy
7 12 (30.00%) C#
7 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
8 11 (27.50%) SpecFlow
9 10 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 10 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (25.00%) Finance
9 10 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (22.50%) Scrum
11 8 (20.00%) .NET
11 8 (20.00%) JUnit
11 8 (20.00%) QA
11 8 (20.00%) NUnit
12 7 (17.50%) Degree
12 7 (17.50%) Test Management
12 7 (17.50%) Exploratory Testing
12 7 (17.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (17.50%) Jenkins
13 6 (15.00%) Hudson
13 6 (15.00%) TeamCity
13 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
13 6 (15.00%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (15.00%) TestRail

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 (2.50%) CMS
1 1 (2.50%) Confluence
1 1 (2.50%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP CRM for Utilities
1 1 (2.50%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) BrowserStack
2 1 (2.50%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 20 (50.00%) Selenium
2 15 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 11 (27.50%) SpecFlow
4 10 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 8 (20.00%) JUnit
5 8 (20.00%) NUnit
6 7 (17.50%) Jenkins
6 7 (17.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (15.00%) CruiseControl
7 6 (15.00%) Hudson
7 6 (15.00%) TeamCity
7 6 (15.00%) TestRail
8 5 (12.50%) JIRA
9 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (7.50%) WebDriver
10 2 (5.00%) JIRA Agile
10 2 (5.00%) SoapUI
10 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
11 1 (2.50%) IntelliJ
11 1 (2.50%) Travis CI
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Advertising
2 6 (15.00%) Back Office
3 2 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.00%) Gherkin
2 8 (20.00%) .NET
3 3 (7.50%) HTML
4 1 (2.50%) HTML5
4 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.00%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (7.50%) Fintech
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (77.50%) Test Automation
2 26 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 10 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (22.50%) Scrum
6 7 (17.50%) Exploratory Testing
6 7 (17.50%) Test Management
7 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
7 6 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
9 4 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
10 3 (7.50%) BDD
10 3 (7.50%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Regression Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Scenario Testing
10 3 (7.50%) SDLC
10 3 (7.50%) System Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Wealth Management
10 3 (7.50%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (47.50%) SQL
2 12 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (7.50%) Java
4 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.50%) Java 8
5 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Degree
2 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.00%) ISEB
4 3 (7.50%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) HP ALM
2 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) Cadence
3 4 (10.00%) HP
4 2 (5.00%) Siemens
5 1 (2.50%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle
5 1 (2.50%) SAP