The median contractor rate for a Lead Test Analyst was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Test Analyst
UK / Wales
Rank 59 68 62
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Test Analyst 9 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.28% 1.47% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.49% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 0
Median daily rate £200 £308 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.95% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £295
% change year-on-year +4.47% +13.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 681 670 686
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.60% 98.38% 96.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 448 387
Median daily rate £393 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £182
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 52 39 42
Median hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Lead Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Test Analyst in Wales

Lead Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Test Analyst in Wales

Lead Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Test Analyst in Wales over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Test Analyst in Wales

Lead Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Test Analyst within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 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
South Wales +12 7 £186 -39.51%
Lead Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Lead 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 Wales region featuring Lead Test Analyst in the job title.

1 8 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 7 (70.00%) System Integration Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Integration Testing
2 7 (70.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Regression Testing
3 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
4 5 (50.00%) Degree
4 5 (50.00%) NHS
5 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (30.00%) Load Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (30.00%) Project Management
6 3 (30.00%) Service Management
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (30.00%) XML
7 2 (20.00%) Windows
7 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
7 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
8 1 (10.00%) Test Management
8 1 (10.00%) SDLC
8 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (10.00%) Information Governance

Lead Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 (10.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) JMeter
2 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (10.00%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 7 (70.00%) Integration Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Regression Testing
2 7 (70.00%) System Integration Testing
2 7 (70.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (60.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Load Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Project Management
5 3 (30.00%) Service Management
5 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
7 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
7 1 (10.00%) Informatics
7 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 1 (10.00%) SDLC
7 1 (10.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (50.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) HP