The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Analyst
Rank 73 91 76
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 53 30 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.01% 1.22% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 1.34% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 13 37
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£355 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.48% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £197 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £331 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.78 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-18.77% +156.47%
Test Analyst
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2352 2245 2318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.06% 91.19% 91.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1354 1124 1018
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 69 90
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.07 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.16% +3.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.09 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Analyst in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Analyst across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +10 26 £363 +61.11% 2
Slough +11 12 £313 +32.97%
Newbury -8 3 - -
Wokingham -2 1 - -
Test Analyst
South East

Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Test Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Analyst in their job title.

1 36 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 28 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (26.67%) SQL
3 24 (26.67%) XML
3 24 (26.67%) Selenium
4 20 (22.22%) C#
5 19 (21.11%) Automated Testing
5 19 (21.11%) Security Cleared
5 19 (21.11%) Test Automation
5 19 (21.11%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (21.11%) WebDriver
6 18 (20.00%) SOAP
7 17 (18.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (17.78%) Java
8 16 (17.78%) HP
9 15 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 15 (16.67%) BDD
9 15 (16.67%) SoapUI
10 14 (15.56%) SC Cleared
10 14 (15.56%) QA
11 13 (14.44%) Data Protection
11 13 (14.44%) HP UFT
12 12 (13.33%) ISEB
12 12 (13.33%) UNIX
12 12 (13.33%) MS Excel
12 12 (13.33%) Integration Testing
13 11 (12.22%) Manual Testing
13 11 (12.22%) DB2
13 11 (12.22%) Regression Testing
13 11 (12.22%) ISTQB

Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Test Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.56%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.22%) Confluence
5 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.11%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) SAP HR
1 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.11%) SaaS
1 1 (1.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) UMTS
2 3 (3.33%) GPRS
2 3 (3.33%) 3GPP
2 3 (3.33%) DNS
2 3 (3.33%) IPv6
2 3 (3.33%) Wireshark
2 3 (3.33%) ZigBee
2 3 (3.33%) HSPA
2 3 (3.33%) 802.15
2 3 (3.33%) Wireless
3 2 (2.22%) 3G
3 2 (2.22%) LTE
3 2 (2.22%) 4G
4 1 (1.11%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.11%) VoLTE
4 1 (1.11%) Internet
4 1 (1.11%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.11%) Broadband
4 1 (1.11%) LAN
4 1 (1.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.22%) DB2
2 10 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.56%) DbVisualizer
4 4 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (26.67%) Selenium
2 19 (21.11%) WebDriver
3 15 (16.67%) SoapUI
4 13 (14.44%) HP UFT
5 10 (11.11%) LoadRunner
5 10 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (11.11%) Cucumber
6 7 (7.78%) SpecFlow
7 6 (6.67%) JIRA
8 5 (5.56%) Fiddler
9 2 (2.22%) TestDirector
9 2 (2.22%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (1.11%) JProfiler
10 1 (1.11%) eggPlant
10 1 (1.11%) NeoLoad
10 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (1.11%) Toad
10 1 (1.11%) Introscope
10 1 (1.11%) TestComplete
10 1 (1.11%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 10 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 9 (10.00%) Finance
3 6 (6.67%) Retail
4 3 (3.33%) Billing
4 3 (3.33%) Marketing
5 2 (2.22%) Banking
6 1 (1.11%) Electronics
6 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.67%) XML
2 18 (20.00%) SOAP
3 8 (8.89%) XSD
3 8 (8.89%) HTML
3 8 (8.89%) WCF
4 5 (5.56%) Flash
4 5 (5.56%) .NET
4 5 (5.56%) J2EE
4 5 (5.56%) JSON
5 4 (4.44%) Web Services
6 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.33%) 802.1X
7 2 (2.22%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.22%) REST
8 1 (1.11%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.11%) SailPoint
8 1 (1.11%) CSS
8 1 (1.11%) JDBC
8 1 (1.11%) ODBC
8 1 (1.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.44%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.22%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.11%) AS400
5 1 (1.11%) Wiki
5 1 (1.11%) iSeries
5 1 (1.11%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.11%) DTV
5 1 (1.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.33%) UNIX
2 5 (5.56%) AIX
2 5 (5.56%) Android
2 5 (5.56%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.33%) Windows
4 2 (2.22%) Solaris
4 2 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 28 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (21.11%) Automated Testing
3 19 (21.11%) Test Automation
4 17 (18.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (16.67%) BDD
6 13 (14.44%) Data Protection
7 12 (13.33%) Integration Testing
8 11 (12.22%) Manual Testing
8 11 (12.22%) Regression Testing
9 10 (11.11%) Scrum
10 9 (10.00%) Migration
10 9 (10.00%) System Testing
11 8 (8.89%) V-Model
11 8 (8.89%) Waterfall
11 8 (8.89%) User Stories
11 8 (8.89%) ETL
12 7 (7.78%) E-Commerce
12 7 (7.78%) Validation
13 6 (6.67%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.67%) SQL
2 20 (22.22%) C#
3 16 (17.78%) Java
4 7 (7.78%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.67%) Python
6 3 (3.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.11%) Ruby
7 1 (1.11%) VB
7 1 (1.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (21.11%) Security Cleared
2 14 (15.56%) SC Cleared
3 12 (13.33%) ISEB
4 11 (12.22%) ISTQB
5 7 (7.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (5.56%) Degree
7 2 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.56%) QA
2 4 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) Firmware
2 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (21.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.22%) CA LISA
3 1 (1.11%) nmon
3 1 (1.11%) Netcool
Vendors
1 16 (17.78%) HP
2 15 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (10.00%) IBM
4 5 (5.56%) Ab Initio
5 3 (3.33%) SAP
5 3 (3.33%) Citrix
6 2 (2.22%) CA
6 2 (2.22%) Talend
7 1 (1.11%) VMware
7 1 (1.11%) Telerik
7 1 (1.11%) Endeca
7 1 (1.11%) Google
7 1 (1.11%) Coremetrics
7 1 (1.11%) hybris
7 1 (1.11%) Infovista
7 1 (1.11%) Oracle
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