Period
to 25 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 85 62 66
Rank change year-on-year -23 +4 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 32 66 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.77% 3.22% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 3.36% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 38 38
Bristol median daily rate £410 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.67% -7.69% +38.30%
10th Percentile £306 £214 £250
90th Percentile £484 £391 £377
South West median daily rate £375 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Bristol median hourly rate - £42.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +44.07% -
South West median hourly rate - £42.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year - +44.07% -

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 1,699 1,964 1,761
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.08% 95.76% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,141 1,349 1,163
Bristol median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £220 £268 £250
90th Percentile £613 £575 £525
South West median daily rate £443 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.12% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 78 54
Bristol median hourly rate £32.50 £32.41 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.27% +85.21% -5.41%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.93 £11.40
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.08 £47.13
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020, 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 18 (56.25%) Test Automation
2 14 (43.75%) Selenium
3 12 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (25.00%) JIRA
5 8 (25.00%) Finance
6 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
6 7 (21.88%) Java
6 7 (21.88%) DevOps
7 6 (18.75%) Acceptance Criteria
7 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Regression Testing
8 5 (15.63%) MS Visio
8 5 (15.63%) Law
8 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
8 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (15.63%) Azure
8 5 (15.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (15.63%) Business Transformation
8 5 (15.63%) API Testing
8 5 (15.63%) Microservices
9 4 (12.50%) Concur
9 4 (12.50%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (12.50%) WebDriver
9 4 (12.50%) BDD
9 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Manual Testing
9 4 (12.50%) SAP
9 4 (12.50%) SQL
9 4 (12.50%) C#

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 (3.13%) Confluence
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (15.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Azure
2 4 (12.50%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (3.13%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Selenium
2 8 (25.00%) JIRA
3 4 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 3 (9.38%) Postman
5 2 (6.25%) Katalon Studio
5 2 (6.25%) SpecFlow
5 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.25%) Zephyr
6 1 (3.13%) Bitbucket Server
6 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.13%) Gatling
6 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.13%) IntelliJ
6 1 (3.13%) JMeter
6 1 (3.13%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Law
3 3 (9.38%) Back Office
4 2 (6.25%) Public Sector
4 2 (6.25%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Marketing
5 1 (3.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
1 2 (6.25%) WebdriverIO
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.13%) CSS
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) JSON
2 1 (3.13%) REST
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Test Automation
2 12 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 11 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.88%) DevOps
5 6 (18.75%) Acceptance Criteria
5 6 (18.75%) Regression Testing
5 6 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (15.63%) API Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Business Transformation
6 5 (15.63%) Microservices
7 4 (12.50%) BDD
7 4 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Scrum
7 4 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Functional Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (9.38%) SDLC
9 2 (6.25%) ERP
9 2 (6.25%) Line Management
9 2 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) Java
2 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.50%) C#
3 4 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (6.25%) Python
5 1 (3.13%) Java 8
5 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) ISEB
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) Concur
2 4 (12.50%) SAP
3 2 (6.25%) IBM