The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 39 31
Rank change year-on-year +7 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 7 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.13% 4.93% 2.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 5.00% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 3
Median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £286 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £447 £316
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £309 £300
% change year-on-year +2.02% +2.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.10 £13.43 £35.50
% change year-on-year +57.16% -62.18%  

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 314 360 255
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.73% 98.63% 96.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 248 195
Median daily rate £370 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 8
Median hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.30% +13.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £13.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £20.00 £18.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in Cardiff

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 9 (64.29%) Test Strategy
2 8 (57.14%) ISTQB
3 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
4 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2
4 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
5 5 (35.71%) NHS
5 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Degree
6 4 (28.57%) Load Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
7 3 (21.43%) QA
7 3 (21.43%) XML
7 3 (21.43%) Validation
7 3 (21.43%) Project Management
7 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (21.43%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
8 2 (14.29%) SDLC
8 2 (14.29%) Information Governance
8 2 (14.29%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (14.29%) ISEB
8 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
8 2 (14.29%) Selenium
8 2 (14.29%) Test Management
8 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
8 2 (14.29%) WebDriver

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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) GIS
2 1 (7.14%) Ingres
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
2 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) NHS
2 2 (14.29%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (7.14%) Fintech
3 1 (7.14%) iSeries
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Test Strategy
2 7 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 7 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 6 (42.86%) Regression Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Load Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
6 3 (21.43%) Project Management
6 3 (21.43%) Validation
7 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
7 2 (14.29%) Information Governance
7 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 2 (14.29%) SDLC
7 2 (14.29%) Test Management
8 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (14.29%) ISEB
4 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) HP
1 1 (7.14%) IBM
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle