Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 24 November 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 62 67
Rank change year-on-year +8 +5 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 22 29 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.34% 2.57% 2.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% 2.63% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 31
South Wales median daily rate £350 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.90% +12.73%
10th Percentile £306 £263 £190
90th Percentile £419 £438 £394
Wales median daily rate £350 £358 £310
% change year-on-year -2.10% +15.32% +10.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South Wales median hourly rate - - £15.75
Wales median hourly rate - - £15.75

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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
South Wales
Contract vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 909 1103 1251
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.81% 97.70% 96.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 756 943
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £167 £196 £213
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 70 54
South Wales median hourly rate £16.50 £15.38 £15.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.32% -2.72% +17.07%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.43 £9.58
90th Percentile £45.78 £70.75 £28.68
Wales median hourly rate £15.24 £13.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year +15.02% -5.36% -

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in South Wales

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in South Wales

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in South Wales over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Analyst in South Wales

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in South Wales

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 6 months to 24 November 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
Cardiff -7 19 £350 +12.00% 1
Newport +14 2 £440 -1.12%
Bridgend +8 1 £250 -
Test Analyst
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 South Wales region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 11 (50.00%) Migration
2 10 (45.45%) Data Migration
3 9 (40.91%) SoapUI
3 9 (40.91%) XML
4 8 (36.36%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (36.36%) Fiorano
4 8 (36.36%) ISTQB
4 8 (36.36%) WebSphere
4 8 (36.36%) HL7
4 8 (36.36%) JCAPS
4 8 (36.36%) Release Management
4 8 (36.36%) IBM Integration Bus
5 7 (31.82%) Test Strategy
5 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (31.82%) VMware
5 7 (31.82%) IBM
5 7 (31.82%) InterSystems
5 7 (31.82%) XSLT
5 7 (31.82%) ITIL
5 7 (31.82%) SOAP
5 7 (31.82%) C++
5 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
6 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
6 6 (27.27%) Scrum
6 6 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (22.73%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
7 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
7 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
8 4 (18.18%) SAP

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 8 (36.36%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (36.36%) JCAPS
1 8 (36.36%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.09%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (9.09%) Big Data
2 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (40.91%) SoapUI
2 4 (18.18%) JMeter
3 3 (13.64%) Selenium
4 2 (9.09%) JIRA
4 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.55%) Subversion
5 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Law
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) XML
2 8 (36.36%) IBM Integration Bus
3 7 (31.82%) SOAP
3 7 (31.82%) XSLT
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) NHS
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.55%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Migration
2 10 (45.45%) Data Migration
3 8 (36.36%) Release Management
4 7 (31.82%) ITIL
4 7 (31.82%) Test Strategy
5 6 (27.27%) Scrum
5 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
6 5 (22.73%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
6 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
6 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
7 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (18.18%) Project Management
7 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
8 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
8 3 (13.64%) Functional Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Performance Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) C++
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) Java
4 2 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 6 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) HL7
2 2 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Fiorano
2 7 (31.82%) IBM
2 7 (31.82%) InterSystems
2 7 (31.82%) VMware
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 4 (18.18%) SAP
4 2 (9.09%) Informatica
4 2 (9.09%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (9.09%) Teradata