The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 22 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 37 56
Rank change year-on-year -15 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 9 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.45% 3.77% 2.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 3.89% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 16
Median daily rate £325 £300 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -1.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £278 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £316 £313
% change year-on-year +1.18% +1.20%  
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 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 600 540 840
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.46% 96.95% 96.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 355 566
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 36 42
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.00 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.23% -5.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.10 £35.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Analyst in Wales

Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Analyst in Wales

Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Analyst in Wales

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 Test Analyst within the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 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
South Wales -13 7 £350 +16.66%
North Wales - 1 £313 -
Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Wales region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 16 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 13 (46.43%) SQL
3 12 (42.86%) PRINCE2
4 11 (39.29%) XML
4 11 (39.29%) Test Strategy
5 10 (35.71%) NHS
6 9 (32.14%) Project Management
6 9 (32.14%) Regression Testing
6 9 (32.14%) Degree
6 9 (32.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
7 8 (28.57%) Integration Testing
7 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (28.57%) Data Migration
7 8 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
7 8 (28.57%) Migration
7 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 7 (25.00%) SOAP
8 7 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 7 (25.00%) SoapUI
9 6 (21.43%) HL7
9 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (21.43%) Service Management
10 5 (17.86%) XSLT
10 5 (17.86%) ITIL
10 5 (17.86%) IBM
10 5 (17.86%) C++
10 5 (17.86%) Validation
10 5 (17.86%) VMware
10 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery

Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (14.29%) JCAPS
1 4 (14.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.57%) GIS
3 1 (3.57%) Ingres
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 3 (10.71%) Cucumber
4 2 (7.14%) Capybara
4 2 (7.14%) Selenium
5 1 (3.57%) JIRA
5 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) XML
2 7 (25.00%) SOAP
3 5 (17.86%) XSLT
4 4 (14.29%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (7.14%) .NET
5 2 (7.14%) CSS
5 2 (7.14%) Gherkin
5 2 (7.14%) HTML
6 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) NHS
2 3 (10.71%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (3.57%) iSeries
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
1 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 11 (39.29%) Test Strategy
3 9 (32.14%) Project Management
3 9 (32.14%) Regression Testing
3 9 (32.14%) Test Automation
4 8 (28.57%) Data Migration
4 8 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 8 (28.57%) Migration
4 8 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
4 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (21.43%) Service Management
7 5 (17.86%) Business Analysis
7 5 (17.86%) ITIL
7 5 (17.86%) Load Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Release Management
7 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
7 5 (17.86%) Test Management
7 5 (17.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) C++
3 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
4 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 9 (32.14%) Degree
2 9 (32.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (7.14%) ISEB
4 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) HL7
2 5 (17.86%) QA
3 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) IBM
1 5 (17.86%) VMware
2 4 (14.29%) Fiorano
2 4 (14.29%) InterSystems
3 1 (3.57%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
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