Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 22 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 76 84
Rank change year-on-year +12 +8 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 23 30 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.92% 2.11% 2.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 2.16% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 31
Wales median daily rate £350 £358 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.10% +15.32% +10.22%
10th Percentile £282 £263 £190
90th Percentile £414 £438 £394
UK median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wales median hourly rate - - £15.75
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £35.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -61.97% +47.92% -14.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1160 1390 1578
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.91% 97.61% 96.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 935 1123
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £167 £200 £210
90th Percentile £550 £556 £479
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 91 80
Wales median hourly rate £15.24 £13.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.89% -1.82% -1.79%
10th Percentile £10.28 £10.31 £9.23
90th Percentile £46.83 £62.50 £30.48
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Analyst in Wales over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 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
South Wales +4 21 £350 - 2
West Wales - 2 £150 - 2
Test Analyst
UK

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

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

1 11 (47.83%) Migration
2 10 (43.48%) Data Migration
3 9 (39.13%) SoapUI
3 9 (39.13%) ISTQB
3 9 (39.13%) XML
4 8 (34.78%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (34.78%) WebSphere
4 8 (34.78%) Fiorano
4 8 (34.78%) JCAPS
4 8 (34.78%) HL7
4 8 (34.78%) Release Management
4 8 (34.78%) IBM Integration Bus
5 7 (30.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (30.43%) VMware
5 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (30.43%) IBM
5 7 (30.43%) InterSystems
5 7 (30.43%) XSLT
5 7 (30.43%) ITIL
5 7 (30.43%) SOAP
5 7 (30.43%) C++
5 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
6 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
6 6 (26.09%) Scrum
6 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
7 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
7 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
7 5 (21.74%) Defect Tracking
7 5 (21.74%) SQL
7 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2

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 8 (34.78%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (34.78%) JCAPS
1 8 (34.78%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.70%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (8.70%) Big Data
2 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) SoapUI
2 4 (17.39%) Selenium
3 3 (13.04%) JIRA
3 3 (13.04%) JMeter
3 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.35%) Subversion
4 1 (4.35%) TestRail
4 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) XML
2 8 (34.78%) IBM Integration Bus
3 7 (30.43%) SOAP
3 7 (30.43%) XSLT
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) NHS
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) RIA
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Migration
2 10 (43.48%) Data Migration
3 8 (34.78%) Release Management
4 7 (30.43%) ITIL
5 6 (26.09%) Scrum
5 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
5 6 (26.09%) Test Strategy
6 5 (21.74%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
6 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
6 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
7 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (17.39%) Project Management
7 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
8 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (13.04%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Service Management
8 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) C++
2 5 (21.74%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) ISTQB
2 7 (30.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (13.04%) ISEB
4 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) HL7
2 2 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Fiorano
2 7 (30.43%) IBM
2 7 (30.43%) InterSystems
2 7 (30.43%) VMware
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) SAP
4 2 (8.70%) Informatica
4 2 (8.70%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) Teradata
5 1 (4.35%) HP