Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire 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 West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 45 61
Rank change year-on-year +17 +16 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 43 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 6.33% 3.23% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.53% 3.42% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 25 17
Gloucestershire median daily rate £300 £315 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -13.10% +9.85%
10th Percentile £245 £184 £235
90th Percentile £372 £558 £509
South West median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Gloucestershire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - £40.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire. 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
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 658 906 919
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 96.91% 94.47% 97.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 478 565
Gloucestershire median daily rate £375 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.32% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £193 £225 £213
90th Percentile £513 £575 £510
South West median daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +2.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 61 59
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -7.41% +58.82%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.63 £12.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.75
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £33.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +15.15% +57.14% +10.53%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Gloucestershire

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Gloucestershire

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in Gloucestershire

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Gloucestershire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 25 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester +4 25 £266 +18.33% 1
Cheltenham +4 8 £300 -21.82% 1
Cirencester -2 3 £300 -25.00%
Test Analyst
South West

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

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 Gloucestershire region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 30 (69.77%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (58.14%) Banking
3 24 (55.81%) Test Scripting
4 20 (46.51%) Scenario Testing
5 17 (39.53%) Retail
6 16 (37.21%) Retail Banking
7 15 (34.88%) Test Automation
8 14 (32.56%) Migration
9 13 (30.23%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (27.91%) Defect Management
11 10 (23.26%) Regulatory Compliance
11 10 (23.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (20.93%) JIRA
13 8 (18.60%) SQL
14 7 (16.28%) Finance
15 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
15 6 (13.95%) QA
15 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
15 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
16 5 (11.63%) Apple iOS
16 5 (11.63%) Functional Testing
16 5 (11.63%) Android
16 5 (11.63%) Issue Tracking
16 5 (11.63%) Regression Testing
16 5 (11.63%) Windows
16 5 (11.63%) Internet
16 5 (11.63%) CMS
16 5 (11.63%) Content Management
17 4 (9.30%) Google
17 4 (9.30%) ISTQB

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (11.63%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (20.93%) JIRA
2 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.33%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (2.33%) Selenium
3 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (58.14%) Banking
2 17 (39.53%) Retail
3 16 (37.21%) Retail Banking
4 7 (16.28%) Finance
5 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
1 1 (2.33%) J2EE
1 1 (2.33%) Web Services
1 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Android
1 5 (11.63%) Apple iOS
1 5 (11.63%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (69.77%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (55.81%) Test Scripting
3 20 (46.51%) Scenario Testing
4 15 (34.88%) Test Automation
5 14 (32.56%) Migration
6 13 (30.23%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (27.91%) Defect Management
8 10 (23.26%) Regulatory Compliance
8 10 (23.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
9 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
10 5 (11.63%) Content Management
10 5 (11.63%) Functional Testing
10 5 (11.63%) Issue Tracking
10 5 (11.63%) Regression Testing
11 4 (9.30%) QA Automation
11 4 (9.30%) SDLC
11 4 (9.30%) Test Planning
11 4 (9.30%) Translating Business Requirements
11 4 (9.30%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.33%) C
3 1 (2.33%) C++
3 1 (2.33%) Java
3 1 (2.33%) Perl
3 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.33%) Python
3 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) ISEB
1 4 (9.30%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Google
2 2 (4.65%) IBM
2 2 (4.65%) IBM Sterling
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Teradata