The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 3 months to 26 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 West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 39 44
Rank change year-on-year +12 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 20 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 5.52% 3.37% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.75% 3.46% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 8
Median daily rate £300 £340 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -22.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £130 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £525 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +3.22% +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 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 348 462 467
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 96.13% 97.26% 96.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 236 271
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £526 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 32 31
Median hourly rate £30.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.41% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.20 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

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 3 months to 26 April 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester +5 10 £275 +111.53% 3
Cheltenham +6 7 £285 - 2
Cirencester -4 1 £300 -25.00%
Test Analyst
South West

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

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

1 19 (61.29%) Banking
2 17 (54.84%) Test Scripting
3 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (38.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (32.26%) Defect Management
6 9 (29.03%) Regulatory Compliance
6 9 (29.03%) Retail
6 9 (29.03%) Finance
6 9 (29.03%) Migration
6 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (25.81%) JIRA
7 8 (25.81%) Retail Banking
7 8 (25.81%) SQL
8 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce
8 6 (19.35%) ISEB
8 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
8 6 (19.35%) Automated Testing
8 6 (19.35%) Manual Testing
9 5 (16.13%) Android
9 5 (16.13%) Apple iOS
9 5 (16.13%) Functional Testing
9 5 (16.13%) Issue Tracking
9 5 (16.13%) Test Planning
9 5 (16.13%) Content Management
9 5 (16.13%) CMS
9 5 (16.13%) Internet
9 5 (16.13%) Windows
10 4 (12.90%) Unix
10 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
10 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared

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 (16.13%) CMS
2 2 (6.45%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) JIRA
2 3 (9.68%) LoadRunner
2 3 (9.68%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (61.29%) Banking
2 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 9 (29.03%) Retail
3 8 (25.81%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) J2EE
1 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (3.23%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Android
1 5 (16.13%) Apple iOS
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Test Scripting
2 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (38.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (32.26%) Defect Management
5 9 (29.03%) Migration
5 9 (29.03%) Regulatory Compliance
5 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (19.35%) Automated Testing
6 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce
6 6 (19.35%) Manual Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Content Management
7 5 (16.13%) Functional Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Issue Tracking
7 5 (16.13%) Test Planning
8 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
9 3 (9.68%) Smoke Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Test Management
10 2 (6.45%) Multichannel Retail
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) Bash Shell
2 3 (9.68%) C
2 3 (9.68%) C++
2 3 (9.68%) Java
2 3 (9.68%) Perl
2 3 (9.68%) Python
2 3 (9.68%) Ruby
3 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) ISEB
1 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
2 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared
2 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Basel II
2 1 (3.23%) ISO 9000
2 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) IBM
1 2 (6.45%) IBM Sterling
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Teradata