Period
to 26 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £289 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 77 74
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 27 26 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.57% 1.60% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 1.67% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 28
Bristol median daily rate £289 £313 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.60% +13.64% -8.33%
10th Percentile £239 £187 £251
90th Percentile £338 £438 £450
South West median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £29.50 - -
South West median hourly rate £29.50 - £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 1,642 1,555 1,677
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.24% 95.63% 96.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,048 1,054 1,174
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £236
90th Percentile £525 £538 £517
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 56 82
Bristol median hourly rate £18.75 £21.09 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.10% -39.74% +100.00%
10th Percentile £11.24 £10.81 £12.28
90th Percentile £47.00 £46.60 £52.03
South West median hourly rate £26.99 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.97% +1.33% +85.78%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 16 (59.26%) Test Automation
2 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (40.74%) Banking
3 11 (40.74%) Test Scripting
4 9 (33.33%) Selenium
5 7 (25.93%) Finance
5 7 (25.93%) Java
6 6 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 6 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
7 5 (18.52%) SQL
7 5 (18.52%) ISEB
7 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (18.52%) QA
7 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
7 5 (18.52%) BDD
8 4 (14.81%) TeamCity
8 4 (14.81%) JIRA
8 4 (14.81%) IntelliJ
8 4 (14.81%) Maven
8 4 (14.81%) TDD
8 4 (14.81%) Pair Programming
9 3 (11.11%) Retail Banking
9 3 (11.11%) JSON
9 3 (11.11%) Ajax
9 3 (11.11%) System Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Test Management
9 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
9 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (11.11%) REST
9 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy

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 (3.70%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (3.70%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Selenium
2 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
3 4 (14.81%) IntelliJ
3 4 (14.81%) JIRA
3 4 (14.81%) Maven
3 4 (14.81%) TeamCity
4 3 (11.11%) TestRail
4 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
5 2 (7.41%) JIRA Agile
5 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.70%) TestComplete
6 1 (3.70%) Travis CI
6 1 (3.70%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (40.74%) Banking
2 7 (25.93%) Finance
3 3 (11.11%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Ajax
1 3 (11.11%) JSON
1 3 (11.11%) REST
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Test Automation
2 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (40.74%) Test Scripting
4 6 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (18.52%) BDD
5 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Pair Programming
6 4 (14.81%) TDD
7 3 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (11.11%) Open Source
7 3 (11.11%) System Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Test Management
7 3 (11.11%) Test Strategy
8 2 (7.41%) SDLC
8 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Web Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.70%) Regression Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) Java
2 5 (18.52%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.70%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 5 (18.52%) ISEB
3 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP ALM
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) HP
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft