The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £235 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Analyst
Wales / South Wales
Rank 40 37 38
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 15 33 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.67% 5.73% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.76% 5.80% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 26 4
Median daily rate £235 £318 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.98% +5.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £251 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £414 £314
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +4.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.96 £30.00
% change year-on-year -8.54% -23.45%  

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 544 569 429
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.80% 98.78% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 382 294
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 35 20
Median hourly rate £18.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.30% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in South Wales over the 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 +2 12 £225 -28.85% 1
Bridgend - 2 - -
Test Analyst
Wales

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 12 (54.55%) Test Strategy
2 10 (45.45%) SQL
3 9 (40.91%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (40.91%) System Integration Testing
4 8 (36.36%) Regression Testing
4 8 (36.36%) ISTQB
5 7 (31.82%) QA
5 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
6 6 (27.27%) SoapUI
6 6 (27.27%) Load Testing
6 6 (27.27%) SOAP
6 6 (27.27%) XML
6 6 (27.27%) PRINCE2
7 5 (22.73%) NHS
7 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (22.73%) Finance
7 5 (22.73%) Validation
8 4 (18.18%) Degree
8 4 (18.18%) ISEB
8 4 (18.18%) .NET
8 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
8 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (13.64%) Selenium
9 3 (13.64%) Test Management
9 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
9 3 (13.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 3 (13.64%) Customer Requirements

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) GIS
2 1 (4.55%) Ingres
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) SoapUI
2 3 (13.64%) JMeter
2 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
2 3 (13.64%) Selenium
3 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
3 2 (9.09%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.09%) The Grinder
3 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 2 (9.09%) WinRunner
4 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) SOAP
1 6 (27.27%) XML
2 4 (18.18%) .NET
3 2 (9.09%) J2EE
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) HTML
4 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) NHS
2 2 (9.09%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (4.55%) Fintech
3 1 (4.55%) iSeries
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Test Strategy
2 9 (40.91%) System Integration Testing
2 9 (40.91%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (36.36%) Regression Testing
4 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
5 6 (27.27%) Load Testing
5 6 (27.27%) PRINCE2
6 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (22.73%) Software Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Validation
7 4 (18.18%) Manual Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
7 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 3 (13.64%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
8 3 (13.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Project Management
8 3 (13.64%) RUP
8 3 (13.64%) Test Management
9 2 (9.09%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C
2 2 (9.09%) Groovy
2 2 (9.09%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Siebel
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle