Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £295 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 53 92
Rank change year-on-year -15 +39 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 58 70 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.73% 3.57% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.86% 3.75% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 56 12
Bristol median daily rate £295 £300 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £243 £215 £242
90th Percentile £388 £378 £430
South West median daily rate £300 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +0.08% - -3.23%
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 2,026 1,865 1,654
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.52% 95.06% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,362 1,266 1,171
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.73% - -
10th Percentile £258 £213 £231
90th Percentile £538 £519 £550
South West median daily rate £425 £381 £375
% change year-on-year +11.70% +1.47% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 57 82
Bristol median hourly rate £37.55 £18.63 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.61% -23.98% +53.13%
10th Percentile £15.12 £11.98 £12.00
90th Percentile £60.63 £53.65 £46.45
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +21.54% +30.00% -9.09%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
1 31 (53.45%) Test Automation
2 24 (41.38%) Test Strategy
3 21 (36.21%) SQL
4 19 (32.76%) Microsoft
4 19 (32.76%) Selenium
5 15 (25.86%) Cucumber
5 15 (25.86%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (22.41%) Functional Testing
6 13 (22.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (20.69%) Gherkin
7 12 (20.69%) Scrum
7 12 (20.69%) ISEB
8 11 (18.97%) C#
8 11 (18.97%) Defect Management
9 10 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (17.24%) Finance
9 10 (17.24%) SpecFlow
9 10 (17.24%) Git (software)
9 10 (17.24%) Test Scripting
9 10 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (15.52%) Degree
10 9 (15.52%) ISTQB
10 9 (15.52%) Windows
10 9 (15.52%) Visual Studio Coded UI
11 8 (13.79%) Exploratory Testing
11 8 (13.79%) Linux
11 8 (13.79%) JUnit
11 8 (13.79%) NUnit
11 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared

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 (3.45%) CMS
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.72%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) SAP Hybris
1 2 (3.45%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.72%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (1.72%) SAP CRM for Utilities
2 1 (1.72%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) DNS
1 5 (8.62%) Firewall
1 5 (8.62%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) Big Data
2 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.72%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 19 (32.76%) Selenium
2 15 (25.86%) Cucumber
3 10 (17.24%) Git (software)
3 10 (17.24%) SpecFlow
4 9 (15.52%) Visual Studio Coded UI
5 8 (13.79%) JUnit
5 8 (13.79%) NUnit
6 7 (12.07%) Jenkins
7 6 (10.34%) CruiseControl
7 6 (10.34%) Hudson
7 6 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (10.34%) TeamCity
8 5 (8.62%) JIRA
8 5 (8.62%) SoapUI
8 5 (8.62%) TestRail
9 2 (3.45%) HP UFT
9 2 (3.45%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.72%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.72%) Subversion
10 1 (1.72%) Toad
General
1 10 (17.24%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Advertising
2 6 (10.34%) Back Office
3 3 (5.17%) Retail
4 2 (3.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.69%) Gherkin
2 6 (10.34%) .NET
3 4 (6.90%) SOAP
4 2 (3.45%) HTML
4 2 (3.45%) REST
4 2 (3.45%) Web Services
4 2 (3.45%) XML
5 1 (1.72%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.34%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (8.62%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.17%) Fintech
4 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.45%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.52%) Windows
2 8 (13.79%) Linux
3 7 (12.07%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
1 31 (53.45%) Test Automation
2 24 (41.38%) Test Strategy
3 13 (22.41%) Functional Testing
3 13 (22.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (20.69%) Scrum
5 11 (18.97%) Defect Management
6 10 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (17.24%) Test Scripting
7 8 (13.79%) Exploratory Testing
8 7 (12.07%) Manual Testing
9 6 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (10.34%) DevOps
9 6 (10.34%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (10.34%) Software Testing
10 5 (8.62%) Defect Tracking
10 5 (8.62%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (8.62%) Microservices
10 5 (8.62%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.21%) SQL
2 11 (18.97%) C#
3 7 (12.07%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.17%) Java
5 1 (1.72%) C
5 1 (1.72%) Java 8
5 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.72%) Python
5 1 (1.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (20.69%) ISEB
2 9 (15.52%) Degree
2 9 (15.52%) ISTQB
3 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.45%) HP ALM
2 2 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.72%) WMI
Vendors
1 19 (32.76%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.34%) Cadence
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle
3 4 (6.90%) SAP
4 3 (5.17%) HP
5 2 (3.45%) hybris
5 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.45%) Siemens
5 2 (3.45%) VMware
6 1 (1.72%) Cypress Semiconductor
6 1 (1.72%) IBM
6 1 (1.72%) MuleSoft