Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

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
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 32 47
Rank change year-on-year -16 +15 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 15 40 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.30% 6.09% 2.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.41% 6.19% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 12
Cardiff median daily rate £350 £325 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +6.56% +3.83%
10th Percentile £264 £263 £263
90th Percentile £386 £431 £409
South Wales median daily rate £338 £325 £305
% change year-on-year +3.85% +6.56% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cardiff median hourly rate - - £15.75
South Wales median hourly rate £19.75 - £15.75

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 622 646 629
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.55% 98.33% 97.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 453 493
Cardiff median daily rate £370 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £175 £208 £185
90th Percentile £525 £488 £450
South Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 25 27
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.25 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.93% -10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.45 £9.90
90th Percentile £39.00 £23.13 £20.14
South Wales median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £14.13
% change year-on-year +26.47% +20.35% -11.72%

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017, 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 12 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (53.33%) XML
3 7 (46.67%) PRINCE2
3 7 (46.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 6 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (40.00%) NHS
4 6 (40.00%) SOAP
4 6 (40.00%) Migration
4 6 (40.00%) Data Migration
5 5 (33.33%) HL7
5 5 (33.33%) Release Management
5 5 (33.33%) VMware
5 5 (33.33%) Project Management
5 5 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 5 (33.33%) IBM
5 5 (33.33%) C++
5 5 (33.33%) XSLT
5 5 (33.33%) ITIL
6 4 (26.67%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (26.67%) InterSystems
6 4 (26.67%) Fiorano
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (26.67%) IBM Integration Bus
6 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
6 4 (26.67%) Degree
6 4 (26.67%) Test Automation

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 4 (26.67%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (26.67%) JCAPS
1 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) GIS
3 1 (6.67%) Ingres
3 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) XML
2 6 (40.00%) SOAP
3 5 (33.33%) XSLT
4 4 (26.67%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (6.67%) .NET
5 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (6.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) PRINCE2
2 6 (40.00%) Data Migration
2 6 (40.00%) Migration
2 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 5 (33.33%) Project Management
3 5 (33.33%) Release Management
3 5 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
4 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Validation
6 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Load Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C++
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (46.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (26.67%) Degree
4 3 (20.00%) ISEB
5 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) HL7
2 4 (26.67%) QA
3 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) IBM
1 5 (33.33%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) Fiorano
2 4 (26.67%) InterSystems
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) SAP