Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 22 January 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 Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 46 41
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 26 14 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 4.06% 2.48% 5.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.21% 2.58% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 42
Cardiff median daily rate £350 £300 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -1.23% +24.62%
10th Percentile £308 £165 £190
90th Percentile £400 £419 £393
South Wales median daily rate £350 £295 £300
% change year-on-year +18.64% -1.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Contract vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 617 543 824
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.41% 96.11% 97.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 408 661
Cardiff median daily rate £375 £375 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.49% -2.14%
10th Percentile £162 £162 £213
90th Percentile £488 £525 £475
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 37 25
Cardiff median hourly rate £14.00 £13.70 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.19% -2.14% -
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.75 £10.10
90th Percentile £20.25 £36.55 £24.75
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +12.28%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings that featured Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Cardiff

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Analyst in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Cardiff

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Cardiff over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 13 (50.00%) Scrum
2 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) Test Automation
4 10 (38.46%) Test Strategy
4 10 (38.46%) Migration
5 9 (34.62%) JMeter
5 9 (34.62%) Java
5 9 (34.62%) Data Migration
6 8 (30.77%) Defect Management
6 8 (30.77%) Acceptance Criteria
6 8 (30.77%) C#
7 7 (26.92%) XML
7 7 (26.92%) SoapUI
7 7 (26.92%) Performance Testing
7 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
8 6 (23.08%) JCAPS
8 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
8 6 (23.08%) C++
8 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (23.08%) Banking
8 6 (23.08%) Fiorano
8 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
8 6 (23.08%) WebSphere
8 6 (23.08%) HL7
8 6 (23.08%) Release Management
8 6 (23.08%) IBM Integration Bus
9 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (19.23%) Wealth Management
9 5 (19.23%) Investment Banking

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 6 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (23.08%) JCAPS
1 6 (23.08%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.69%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.69%) Big Data
2 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) JMeter
2 7 (26.92%) SoapUI
3 2 (7.69%) JIRA
3 2 (7.69%) Selenium
4 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (23.08%) Banking
2 5 (19.23%) Investment Banking
2 5 (19.23%) Law
3 1 (3.85%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) XML
2 6 (23.08%) IBM Integration Bus
3 5 (19.23%) SOAP
3 5 (19.23%) XSLT
4 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (15.38%) NHS
2 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.85%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.85%) Fintech
2 1 (3.85%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Scrum
2 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) Test Automation
4 10 (38.46%) Migration
4 10 (38.46%) Test Strategy
5 9 (34.62%) Data Migration
6 8 (30.77%) Acceptance Criteria
6 8 (30.77%) Defect Management
7 7 (26.92%) Performance Testing
7 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
8 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
8 6 (23.08%) Release Management
8 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (19.23%) BDD
9 5 (19.23%) ITIL
9 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
9 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (19.23%) Wealth Management
10 4 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
10 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Java
2 8 (30.77%) C#
3 6 (23.08%) C++
4 5 (19.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 5 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
5 2 (7.69%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.85%) Degree
6 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) HL7
2 3 (11.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Fiorano
2 5 (19.23%) IBM
2 5 (19.23%) InterSystems
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) Informatica
3 2 (7.69%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) Teradata
4 1 (3.85%) SAP