Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 6 months to 26 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
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 23 41
Rank change year-on-year +4 +18 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 8 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 5.56% 3.21% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.80% 3.59% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 5
Cheltenham median daily rate £300 £384 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.82% -12.29% -16.67%
10th Percentile £245 £310 £356
90th Percentile £310 £492 £444
Gloucestershire median daily rate £300 £315 £363
% change year-on-year -4.76% -13.10% +9.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheltenham median hourly rate - - -
Gloucestershire median hourly rate - - -

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 138 195 282
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 95.83% 89.45% 97.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 93 191
Cheltenham median daily rate £353 £350 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.71% -16.67% +18.31%
10th Percentile £123 £225 £285
90th Percentile £475 £530 £510
Gloucestershire median daily rate £375 £380 £400
% change year-on-year -1.32% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 16 18
Cheltenham median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.82% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.63 £12.77
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £45.00
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% -11.11% +58.82%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

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

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 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 26 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 Cheltenham region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (75.00%) JIRA
1 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 6 (75.00%) Manual Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Android
2 5 (62.50%) Issue Tracking
2 5 (62.50%) Apple iOS
2 5 (62.50%) CMS
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Internet
2 5 (62.50%) Content Management
3 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Planning
3 3 (37.50%) Smoke Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Multichannel Retail
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) IBM Sterling
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (25.00%) IBM
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) ISEB
5 1 (12.50%) Retail

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 (62.50%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Internet
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Android
1 5 (62.50%) Apple iOS
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) E-Commerce
1 6 (75.00%) Manual Testing
1 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) Content Management
2 5 (62.50%) Issue Tracking
3 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Smoke Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Planning
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Multichannel Retail
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) IBM
1 2 (25.00%) IBM Sterling
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft