The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £285 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 3 months to 27 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
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 16 27
Rank change year-on-year +5 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 7 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 10.77% 3.26% 2.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.11% 3.45% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
Median daily rate £285 - £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +1.61% +3.33%  
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 Cheltenham. 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
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 63 87 145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 96.92% 94.57% 97.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 35 89
Median daily rate £300 £325 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -22.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £140 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £478 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 11
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -71.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £42.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £16.15 £42.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Cheltenham

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Cheltenham

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 27 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 Cheltenham region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) E-Commerce
1 6 (85.71%) JIRA
1 6 (85.71%) Manual Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Android
2 5 (71.43%) Apple iOS
2 5 (71.43%) CMS
2 5 (71.43%) Issue Tracking
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Internet
2 5 (71.43%) Content Management
2 5 (71.43%) Automated Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Planning
3 3 (42.86%) Smoke Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Multichannel Retail
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) IBM Sterling
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Retail
5 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 5 (71.43%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Internet
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Android
1 5 (71.43%) Apple iOS
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) E-Commerce
1 6 (85.71%) Manual Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Automated Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Content Management
2 5 (71.43%) Issue Tracking
3 3 (42.86%) Regression Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Smoke Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Planning
4 2 (28.57%) Multichannel Retail
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
1 2 (28.57%) IBM Sterling
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft