The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 32 46
Rank change year-on-year -14 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 7 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.32% 4.14% 3.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 4.26% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 15
Median daily rate £350 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £315 £313
% change year-on-year - +0.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +77.77% -18.18%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 510 470 578
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.23% 97.31% 97.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 313 434
Median daily rate £360 £370 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £499 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 27 24
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.59% -3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.88 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.10 £40.45 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

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 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Cardiff -13 7 £350 +16.66%
Test Analyst
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 14 (63.64%) ISTQB
2 11 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 10 (45.45%) XML
3 10 (45.45%) Test Strategy
4 8 (36.36%) SQL
4 8 (36.36%) Project Management
4 8 (36.36%) NHS
4 8 (36.36%) Regression Testing
5 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
5 7 (31.82%) SOAP
5 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (31.82%) SoapUI
5 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
5 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (31.82%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (27.27%) Data Migration
6 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 6 (27.27%) Degree
6 6 (27.27%) Migration
7 5 (22.73%) VMware
7 5 (22.73%) QA
7 5 (22.73%) HL7
7 5 (22.73%) Release Management
7 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
7 5 (22.73%) XSLT
7 5 (22.73%) ITIL
7 5 (22.73%) C++
7 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
7 5 (22.73%) Validation
7 5 (22.73%) IBM

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 4 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (18.18%) JCAPS
1 4 (18.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) GIS
3 1 (4.55%) Ingres
3 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) SoapUI
2 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) Selenium
3 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) XML
2 7 (31.82%) SOAP
3 5 (22.73%) XSLT
4 4 (18.18%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (9.09%) .NET
6 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) NHS
2 3 (13.64%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (4.55%) iSeries
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 10 (45.45%) Test Strategy
3 8 (36.36%) Project Management
3 8 (36.36%) Regression Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
4 7 (31.82%) System Integration Testing
4 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Data Migration
5 6 (27.27%) Migration
5 6 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 5 (22.73%) ITIL
6 5 (22.73%) Release Management
6 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
6 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Validation
7 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (18.18%) Load Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 3 (13.64%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) C++
3 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) ISTQB
2 7 (31.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (27.27%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) ISEB
5 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) HL7
1 5 (22.73%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) IBM
1 5 (22.73%) VMware
2 4 (18.18%) Fiorano
2 4 (18.18%) InterSystems
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle