Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 85 71
Rank change year-on-year +23 -14 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 50 16 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.67% 1.01% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.82% 1.06% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 13 28
Bristol median daily rate £325 £240 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.42% -14.29% -11.11%
10th Percentile £224 £185 £255
90th Percentile £376 £428 £404
South West median daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £29.50 - -
South West median hourly rate £29.50 - £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 1,773 1,504 1,636
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.56% 95.19% 96.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,176 1,035 1,171
Bristol median daily rate £388 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +2.74% -3.95%
10th Percentile £235 £231 £226
90th Percentile £525 £550 £500
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 73 85
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +21.21%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.53 £12.50
90th Percentile £49.25 £47.30 £51.35
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% -26.67% +78.57%

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 February 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
Contract Job Locations in Bristol

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Bristol region over the 6 months to 19 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Avonmouth - 1 - -
Test Analyst
South West

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 (62.00%) Banking
2 29 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (44.00%) Test Scripting
4 20 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 16 (32.00%) Retail Banking
6 15 (30.00%) Selenium
7 14 (28.00%) Finance
7 14 (28.00%) Scenario Testing
8 12 (24.00%) BDD
8 12 (24.00%) Java
9 9 (18.00%) REST
9 9 (18.00%) Cucumber
10 8 (16.00%) JSON
10 8 (16.00%) TDD
11 7 (14.00%) Maven
11 7 (14.00%) Retail
11 7 (14.00%) JIRA
11 7 (14.00%) Ajax
11 7 (14.00%) ISTQB
11 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (14.00%) ISEB
11 7 (14.00%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (12.00%) Defect Management
12 6 (12.00%) TestRail
12 6 (12.00%) Open Source
12 6 (12.00%) TeamCity
12 6 (12.00%) Manual Testing
12 6 (12.00%) Internet
12 6 (12.00%) Pair Programming
13 5 (10.00%) IntelliJ

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 (2.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) MS Access
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (30.00%) Selenium
2 9 (18.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (14.00%) JIRA
3 7 (14.00%) Maven
4 6 (12.00%) TeamCity
4 6 (12.00%) TestRail
5 5 (10.00%) IntelliJ
6 4 (8.00%) SoapUI
7 3 (6.00%) WebDriver
8 2 (4.00%) Gatling
8 2 (4.00%) JMeter
8 2 (4.00%) The Grinder
9 1 (2.00%) Bugzilla
9 1 (2.00%) Codeception
9 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.00%) LoadUI
9 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.00%) Travis CI
9 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.00%) Zephyr
General
1 31 (62.00%) Banking
2 16 (32.00%) Retail Banking
3 14 (28.00%) Finance
4 7 (14.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) REST
2 8 (16.00%) JSON
3 7 (14.00%) Ajax
4 3 (6.00%) SOAP
5 1 (2.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (4.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.00%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.00%) Test Scripting
3 20 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 14 (28.00%) Scenario Testing
5 12 (24.00%) BDD
6 8 (16.00%) TDD
7 7 (14.00%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (12.00%) Defect Management
8 6 (12.00%) Manual Testing
8 6 (12.00%) Open Source
8 6 (12.00%) Pair Programming
9 5 (10.00%) SDLC
9 5 (10.00%) Test Management
10 3 (6.00%) System Testing
11 2 (4.00%) Kanban
11 2 (4.00%) QA Automation
11 2 (4.00%) Test Planning
11 2 (4.00%) Waterfall
11 2 (4.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) Java
2 4 (8.00%) SQL
3 2 (4.00%) C#
3 2 (4.00%) PHP
3 2 (4.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) ISEB
1 7 (14.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) HP
2 2 (4.00%) IBM
3 1 (2.00%) SAP