The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Analyst
Rank 94 75 92
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Test Analyst 28 50 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.21% 1.94% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 2.10% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 35 14
Median daily rate £350 £355 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +30.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £230 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £328
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £25.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+42.00% -18.77%
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
2111 2381 2349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.58% 92.50% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1103 1345 1166
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £512 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 110 69
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured Test Analyst in the job title.

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 26 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Analyst within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading +1 16 £400 +10.34% 1
Slough -3 2 £244 -22.00%
Bracknell - 2 £260 - 1
Newbury -4 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - 1 £350 -
Test Analyst
South East

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, 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 Berkshire region featuring Test Analyst in the job title.

1 26 (55.32%) Test Scripting
2 19 (40.43%) SC Cleared
2 19 (40.43%) Security Cleared
3 17 (36.17%) SoapUI
3 17 (36.17%) SOAP
4 13 (27.66%) Java
4 13 (27.66%) XML
5 12 (25.53%) Functional Testing
6 11 (23.40%) Selenium
6 11 (23.40%) Use Case
6 11 (23.40%) HP
6 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (21.28%) Unix
8 9 (19.15%) WebDriver
9 8 (17.02%) C#
10 7 (14.89%) SQL
10 7 (14.89%) Regression Testing
10 7 (14.89%) Data Protection
10 7 (14.89%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (14.89%) BDD
10 7 (14.89%) System Integration Testing
11 6 (12.77%) Test Strategy
11 6 (12.77%) SpecFlow
11 6 (12.77%) Manual Testing
11 6 (12.77%) Automated Testing
11 6 (12.77%) ISTQB
12 5 (10.64%) Web Services
12 5 (10.64%) ISEB
12 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (10.64%) Integration Testing

Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (2.13%) FinancialForce.com
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Internet
2 2 (4.26%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.13%) 802.15
3 1 (2.13%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (2.13%) DNS
3 1 (2.13%) GSM
3 1 (2.13%) IPv6
3 1 (2.13%) ISUP
3 1 (2.13%) SCCP
3 1 (2.13%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (2.13%) SS7
3 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.13%) UMTS
3 1 (2.13%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (36.17%) SoapUI
2 11 (23.40%) Selenium
3 9 (19.15%) WebDriver
4 6 (12.77%) SpecFlow
5 4 (8.51%) Cucumber
5 4 (8.51%) Jenkins
5 4 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (4.26%) Hudson
6 2 (4.26%) JIRA
7 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.13%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (36.17%) SOAP
2 13 (27.66%) XML
3 5 (10.64%) Web Services
4 3 (6.38%) .NET
5 1 (2.13%) 802.1X
5 1 (2.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Unix
2 2 (4.26%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) Test Scripting
2 12 (25.53%) Functional Testing
3 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (23.40%) Use Case
4 7 (14.89%) BDD
4 7 (14.89%) Data Protection
4 7 (14.89%) Regression Testing
4 7 (14.89%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (12.77%) Automated Testing
5 6 (12.77%) Manual Testing
5 6 (12.77%) Test Strategy
6 5 (10.64%) Integration Testing
6 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.51%) Defect Management
7 4 (8.51%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (6.38%) Software Delivery
8 3 (6.38%) Test Automation
8 3 (6.38%) Test Management
8 3 (6.38%) Waterfall
9 2 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) Java
2 8 (17.02%) C#
3 7 (14.89%) SQL
4 2 (4.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (40.43%) SC Cleared
1 19 (40.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.77%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.64%) ISEB
4 3 (6.38%) Degree
5 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) HP
2 3 (6.38%) SAP
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com