Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £305 per day in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 56 65
Rank change year-on-year +37 +9 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 49 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 7.79% 2.66% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.40% 2.86% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 15 11
Gloucestershire median daily rate £305 £310 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.61% -17.33% -0.66%
10th Percentile £228 £241 £305
90th Percentile £388 £345 £444
South West median daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Gloucestershire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - £25.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies in Gloucestershire with a recognized job title 583 769 935
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.69% 92.87% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 479 529
Gloucestershire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £213 £162 £213
90th Percentile £550 £563 £525
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 87 58
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -35.29% +34.92%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £55.00 £45.85 £51.47
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% -11.29% +55.00%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 +13 30 £300 +7.14% 3
Cheltenham +5 3 - -
Cirencester +7 1 - -
Test Analyst
South West

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 41 (83.67%) Banking
2 25 (51.02%) Migration
3 23 (46.94%) Test Scripting
4 22 (44.90%) User Acceptance Testing
4 22 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (44.90%) Retail Banking
5 19 (38.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (36.73%) Scenario Testing
7 16 (32.65%) Finance
8 14 (28.57%) Defect Management
9 11 (22.45%) ISTQB
9 11 (22.45%) ISEB
10 10 (20.41%) Regulatory Compliance
11 5 (10.20%) Retail
11 5 (10.20%) Test Planning
11 5 (10.20%) System Integration Testing
12 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
12 4 (8.16%) QA
12 4 (8.16%) Selenium
12 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
12 4 (8.16%) Java
12 4 (8.16%) SQL
13 3 (6.12%) Data Migration
13 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
13 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
13 3 (6.12%) Cybersecurity
14 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 2 (4.08%) Test Strategy
14 2 (4.08%) JIRA
14 2 (4.08%) Validation

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 1 (2.04%) Apache
1 1 (2.04%) IIS
1 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Actimize
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
1 4 (8.16%) Selenium
2 2 (4.08%) JIRA
3 1 (2.04%) Ant
3 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.04%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.04%) JUnit
3 1 (2.04%) Maven
3 1 (2.04%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (83.67%) Banking
2 22 (44.90%) Retail Banking
3 16 (32.65%) Finance
4 5 (10.20%) Retail
5 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.04%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) .NET
1 1 (2.04%) CSS
1 1 (2.04%) Gherkin
1 1 (2.04%) HTML
1 1 (2.04%) J2EE
1 1 (2.04%) jQuery
1 1 (2.04%) REST
1 1 (2.04%) SOAP
1 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Linux
1 1 (2.04%) Unix
1 1 (2.04%) Windows
1 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (51.02%) Migration
2 23 (46.94%) Test Scripting
3 22 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (44.90%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (38.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (36.73%) Scenario Testing
6 14 (28.57%) Defect Management
7 10 (20.41%) Regulatory Compliance
8 5 (10.20%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (10.20%) Test Planning
9 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.12%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (6.12%) Data Migration
11 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 2 (4.08%) Test Strategy
11 2 (4.08%) Validation
12 1 (2.04%) Anti-Money Laundering
12 1 (2.04%) BDD
12 1 (2.04%) SDLC
12 1 (2.04%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) Java
1 4 (8.16%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) C#
2 1 (2.04%) C++
2 1 (2.04%) Groovy
2 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.04%) Jython
2 1 (2.04%) Python
2 1 (2.04%) Ruby
2 1 (2.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) ISEB
1 11 (22.45%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 1 (2.04%) CA
1 1 (2.04%) HP